Archive for January, 2011

Dr. Alveda King, Black Leaders Call on City Council to Reject Ordinance against Life Saving Pregnancy Centers

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 11, 2011

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Dr. Alveda King, Black Leaders Call on City Council to Reject Ordinance against Life Saving Pregnancy Centers

Staten Island, NY – Dr. Alveda King, full-time director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, joined other black civil rights leaders at the Manhattan Bible Church Monday night to address the abortion crisis in New York and the proposal before the City Council to force pregnancy resource centers to post signs designed to discourage women from entering.

“Bill 371 does not represent a compassionate desire to help women; it represents a greedy desire to shut down the abortion industry’s competition,” said Dr. King. “The number of abortions in New York City is actually down, and the abortion lobby’s response is to try to penalize those who are helping women who choose to give birth to their babies.”

Among others at the rally Monday night were Rev. Arnold Culbreath of Protecting Black Life, Rev. Clennard Childress of LEARN, Rev. Catherine Davis of Georgia Right to Life, Rev. Walter Hoye of Issues4Life, and national abstinence educator Dr. LaVerne Tolbert.

“African Americans comprise 24% of the women of child-bearing age and have 47% of the abortions; a vote for Bill 371, plain and simple, is a vote for more abortions, especially among Blacks,” Dr. King concluded.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, added, “Our ministry assists pregnancy centers nationwide with training, spiritual retreats, and massive publicity efforts. That work is no less present right here in New York. We are grateful for the recent promise of Archbishop Dolan that the Church is ready to help all who are pregnant and in need. We continue to support such efforts here and in every diocese.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Do Not Be Duped By Planned Parenthood And Their Lies

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

With the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on January 15th and the anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling on January 22nd which legalized abortion on demand in America, there will be much talk as to whether my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was Pro-Life or Pro-Choice.

I contend that he was both. He believed in the right for every person to make good choices, as do I. As a follower of Jesus Christ, he would never have put abortion on the table as one of the choices a woman could make as it went against everything he believed. My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate comfort and safety.” He certainly would not be for the killing of the unborn.

Planned Parenthood would like you to think that, because they gave him the PPFA Margaret Sanger Award (that was accepted by his wife, Coretta), he would support abortion on demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

As I have explained in Part 1 and Part 2 of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, in her effort to exterminate the blacks, devised a plan to use Black leaders, among them, my uncle, to dupe America and especially the Black Community into going along with her plans of eugenics, all under the disguise of “freedom of choice.” Since the beginning, lies have been a way of doing business for Planned Parenthood. My uncle was lied to about the true agenda behind Planned Parenthood and the lies about the personhood of the baby in the womb continue today.

My uncle also said, “A lie cannot live.” He was correct and the lies Planned Parenthood has been telling are being exposed. This is the year that Pro-Lifers will make great strides in bringing an end to abortion. God’s mighty hand is guiding our steps towards victory over death and over abortion. We must do our part and “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) as the Bible says.

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan Joins Black Prolife Leaders at NY Rally

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Press Release

Contact: Eugene, 757-593-9982, Eugene@priestsforlife.org
Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844

BRONX, NY, Jan. 10, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is released by the National Black Pro-Life Union:

Momentum is building for “If My People” — A Rally for Life and Justice to be held at Manhattan Bible Church, Bronx, NY Monday, January 10th at 7 p.m. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, of New York and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced that he will attend the rally. The Archbishop recently reiterated the pro-abstinence, pro-life, anti-contraceptive position of the church. “My word, what have we done the last 30 years? There’s candy bowls on people’s desks with condoms, they’re dropping them from airplanes, yet nothing seems to improve, so they’ve been on the wrong track here,” Archbishop Dolan said.

Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for NY based Priests for Life will speak at the rally and urges members of the Black Pro-Life Movement from around the country to attend also to address the unprecedented targeting of minority women for abortion. “It’s an outrage that there is an attempt to stifle the life-saving work of New York’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers,” said Dr. King. “We come together in a chorus of protest against Bill 371–legislation that would require pregnancy centers, (CPCs) to post signage in front of their buildings that would discourage women seeking alternatives to abortion from entering their facilities,” she continued.

The Primary target of Bill 371 is Chris Slattery, a white, Roman Catholic, who founded the first pregnancy center in NY. Today, he oversees 12 CPCs–one across the street from Planned Parenthood at E. 149th Street. “Since 1985, our CPCs have saved 38,000 babies through one-on-one counseling to over 100,000 women by providing education about fetal development and alternatives to abortion including parental support and adoption,” said Slattery.

NY statistics broken down by ethnic groups for 2009: Black’s have a 59.8% abortion rate in NY compared to Hispanics with 41.3%, Asians 22.7% and Whites having 20.4% of the abortions.

The leaders are expected to speak about the startling abortion statistics in New York and urge the community to speak out against Bill 371.

Those attending the Rally include: Dr. Gerard Nadal, Center for Morality in Public Life; Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Protecting Black Life; Rev. Clennard Childress, LEARN; Pastor Stephen Broden, LEARN; Rev. Catherine Davis, Network of Politically Active Christians; Rev. Walter Hoye, Issues4Life; and Rev. Dr. La Verne Tolbert, national abstinence educator.

For more information on Bill 371, visit www.savethelifecenters.com and sign the petition.

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I wish

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Friends, please have a blessed weekend. There are quite a few weather reports, but the good news is always God is in charge! In just a few days, we will celebrate National March for Life Week and my uncle’s birthday. When remembering
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remember that he loves Jesus and Jesus loves us. I wish that you will all do something blessed for someone this weekend, in fact, let’s make that a prayer. More to blog next week. Peace.

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New York City Council On Blast. CPCs Rock!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

On Monday the 10th I will be going to New York for a rally in opposition of New York City Council Bill #371 which seeks to place stricter restrictions on pregnancy centers.

I have visited many crisis pregnancy centers (CPC) all over the country. In fact, I just visited one today in Kentucky and it was beautiful as most of the ones around the country are. The centers are welcoming, warm, and the staff/volunteers are very friendly. They offer great services such as free pregnancy tests, free sonograms, counseling, free prenatal care, food, clothing and referrals for housing. Not only do they care and help the expectant mothers while she’s pregnant, they also help after the birth of the baby. Many offer parenting classes, continued help with baby needs such as diapers, wipes, formula, clothes and yes, sometimes some financial assistance.

In yesterday’s blog I talked about how “women/couples who are pregnant wouldn’t have to be scared or worried about how they would be able to handle having a baby or another baby. There would be plenty of people to offer help and assistance” if abortion ended in America. In fact, they can stop worrying right now because there are already plenty of CPCs in America, outnumbering abortion centers, which are ready, willing and even eager to help them.

Pro-choice advocates want to try and eliminate their existence because they stand in the face of their abortion agenda. They don’t want you to know that there is another choice to abortion. If they present the choices (from their point of view) the women facing unexpected pregnancies won’t really feel that they have a choice. To be perfectly honest, when CPCs present the choices, they are supporting an agenda too, but that agenda is on the side of life, not death. Someone once said something that makes a lot of sense. Oh yeah, it was God when he said, “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)

CPCs help women choose life. Abortion clinics help women choose death.

Choose CPCs that you and your child may live.

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If Abortion Ended Today…

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Deuteronomy Chapter 1 speaks of a journey that was supposed to take 11 days but instead took 38 years.

With 2011 being the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legalization of abortion on demand in this country, what would you do if we reached the end of our journey and abortion ended today?

The Pro-Life Movement would still have plenty of work to do. Our focus would turn from trying to end abortion to focusing on restoring and rebuilding our society from all the harm abortion has brought to our society. All the pro-life workers would have a new direction of turning the centers of death into centers of life.

Women/couples who are pregnant wouldn’t have to be scared or worried about how they would be able to handle having a baby or another baby. There would be plenty of people to offer help and assistance. All the money being funneled to fight abortion would now be used to help sustain new life.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers would need new workers to handle the increased volume of women calling for assistance with their new babies. Their focus would also shift to providing more services to assist new parents with their new challenges of motherhood and fatherhood.

Healing would now become a greater focus as women who have had abortions and are hurting would seek help and healing.

Monies now being given to the abortion industry would be channeled to true medical services for expectant mothers and children. Doctors staying out of the field for fear of being forced to perform abortions against their believes would now welcome the chance to become obstetricians and practice life affirming medicine.

And prolife organizations could become even more prolife. Free from fighting legalized abortion we can use appeal to supporters and use funds and resources to help us rebuild and restore a culture of life.
HELP US END ABORTION

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Where No Man (or Woman) Has Gone Before…

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Captain Kirk’s communicator is a flip phone.
Uhura’s computer is a GPS.
Spock’s tricorder is an iPhone.
Dr. McCoy’s XRay is an Ultra Sound.
Enterprise Captains use iPads.

What does all of this have to do with the Prolife Movement?

It’s all about being media savvy and technically savvy in these times so that our message resonates. Will technology take the place of love and prayer? Of course not, we have to pray harder than ever, and love each other more than ever. However, that won’t let us off the technology hook?

In recent 21st Century history, the Prolife Movement started out light years behind as far as technology was concerned. In the beginning of Century 21, the Prolife Movement had few blogs, few websites, many didn’t have smart phones, and many had little to do with the social network. But listen to this, we are getting out there in Teckkieville! Wow, have we surged ahead in the last few months!

The Prolife Movement is blogging and tweeting and making online radio and TV shows, and we are on YouTube. Just don’t let up friends. Don’t be afraid of the technology giant. Let us conquer and continue to communicate.

Young people are constantly using technology for their communication. They access all sorts of information from the palm of their hand. With iPads, iPhones, Kindles, android phones and so many others to name, people are constantly viewing reading apps, listening to music, and a host of other activities. Don’t be so quick to judge the young man on his iPhone at church, he might be following along on his Bible online, or following the lyrics on his HTC Evo. Let’s be more understanding as this is the way of the future.

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Father Pavone encouraged by RNC candidates pro-life views

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 3, 2011

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888-735-3448, ext. 251

Staten Island, NY – Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today following the debate among candidates for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.

“It’s encouraging to hear all the candidates for the RNC leadership say they are proud to be pro-life and would be ready to work in coalition with pro-life activists across the country. All the candidates agreed that Planned Parenthood should be defunded, and that was also welcome news.”

Father Pavone continued, “The candidates recognize that a majority of Americans favor at least some restrictions on abortion and that it is vital to ensure that every pro-life American is registered to vote, and energized to take part in the political process.

“Despite suggestions from some top GOP lawmakers to put social issues like abortion aside while concentrating on the economy, there can be no truce on abortion and it’s more important than ever for the RNC chairman to promote that message.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit our website.

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Alveda King: MTV Mom Told Same Abortion Lie Decades Later

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

By Stephanie Samuel-Christian Post Reporter

Dr. Alveda King sympathized with the star of MTV’s abortion special, saying that abortionists told her the same “a little ball of cells” lie too.

King and the post-abortive women’s group, Silent No More Awareness Campaign, said the MTV television special chronicling the abortion of young Florida mom Markai Durham shows that abortion counselors are still telling the same lines to persuade women that abortion does not harm babies.

“I ached for Markai,” King shared in a statement about the show. “Before one of my abortions, Planned Parenthood told me that my baby was ‘just a clump of cells.’ Decades later, this beautiful young mother was told the same lie.”

Georgette Forney, the co-founder of SNMAC, commented, “My heart broke for Markai, not just for her difficult situation, but for the lack of counseling she received.”

On the Tuesday airing of the episode “No Easy Decision,” Durham, an alumna of the MTV show “16 and Pregnant,” agonized with her mom, boyfriend and friends whether or not she should seek an abortion after discovering she is pregnant for the second time as a young, unmarried woman.

“I knew abortion was out there, I just never thought it would be an option for me,” deliberated Durham with the father, James Worsham.

The show depicts Durham making the call to a clinic for information. The clinic counselor told her about the two types of abortion – medication-induced and surgical. She described surgical abortion as “using gentle suction to remove the pregnancy.”

When Durham asks about how she will feel afterwards, the counselor said, “A lot of women after an abortion feel a mixture of many different emotions. You might feel relieved. You might feel sad. It kinda depends [on where] you are before the procedure. If you’re really stressed out about it, it might be a relief to have it over with.”

The counselor did not mention feelings of guilt, depression, and suicidal thoughts – all feelings and emotion post-abortive women report feeling. Also the counselor did not mention possible physical injury that could result from the surgical abortion.

Durham, who received a surgical abortion, cried several times throughout the documentary. She expressed she ultimately chose an abortion because a second child would pose a financial strain on the quality of life her first child, Za’Kari, would have.

After the abortion, Durham was visible shaken. She got upset and cried when Worsham called their unborn child a thing. “We made the decision but, like, I wonder if we could have made a better [one],” she said later.

Forney expressed sadness for Durham situation and also her lack of information.

“This abortion decision was driven by economics, but no one told Markai about the help available to her from pregnancy resource centers,” said Forney.

According to PregnancyResource.org, pregnancy centers offer expecting mother resources and referrals for abortion alternatives, parenting help and housing assistance. The centers also provide counseling for those who have already received an abortion.

SNMAC also offers resources and referrals to post-abortive counseling and retreats for men and women.

“I pray that Markai and all women like her will seek true healing and restoration from a caring post-abortion program,” said King.

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Happy New Year

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

“As long as the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
“Beloved, I pray that in every aspect of your life, you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers!” 3 John 1:2

Happy New Year everyone! May 2011 be a prosperous season in your lives in every way!

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