MYFOXNY.COM EXCLUSIVE - A billboard that sits above Sixth Avenue in SoHo reads "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." It has a picture of a young African-American girl behind the text and a link to a website.
The group Life always hopes the controversial ad will bring attention to its agenda.
That innocent looking face you see belongs to Anissa Fraser -- she is 6.
"I would never endorse something like that," says Tricia Fraser, Anissa's mother. "Especially with my child's image."
Two years ago, Fraser signed up with a modeling agency to have all four of her children photographed.
"I know what I went into that shoot for," Fraser says. "And that's not what I agreed to. I want them to take it down."
When she signed a release form, Fraser knew the photos could be sold as stock images but never thought her daughter would become the face of a pro-life campaign focusing on African Americans.
"This is not targeting black women. This is targeting the practice and saying to black women is you find yourself in this crisis of an unexpected, unintended pregnancy," says Rev. Michael Faulkner, of the New Horizon Church in Harlem. "There are alternatives to death."
When Fox 5 asked about Fraser's demands, the organization said: "The image was properly licensed through a reputable stock image service. We'll be looking into the origin of the image and are certainly open to talking to the family directly if they have any concerns."
This family still has concerns about an image -- so innocent and so controversial.
"It's bad enough you're saying this about African Americans, but then you put a child with an innocent face," Fraser says. "I just want the image off of it. Use another image -- just not hers."Source