Archive for August, 2011

Dr. Alveda King Available for Interviews on Dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 22, 2011

Contact: Andre Kim
347-286-7277

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, founder of King for America and the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be doing interviews this week regarding the dedication of the long-overdue memorial for her uncle in Washington, D.C.

“As people gather in the nation’s capital to remember and celebrate the life of my Uncle Martin, it is an opportune moment to declare that were he here today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be standing with those working to stop the violence of abortion against children in the womb and restore them to equal protection under the law,” Dr. King said.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 on the National Mall.

In conjunction with the dedication, Dr. King, Priests for Life, and a host of other pro-life organizations will host “Redeem the Dream: The State of the Quality of Life in the 21st Century,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Family Research Council at 801 G Street. The event will include a panel discussion, video presentations and a call to action.

Dr. King is available for interviews Monday, Aug. 22; Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26. To arrange an interview, please call Andre Kim at 347-286-7277.

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

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Pro-Life Prayer Reflection of the Day (8-19-11)

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

For see what earnestness this godly sorrow has produced for you … what indignation … what desire to see justice done. – 2 Corinthians 7:11

Reflection: Christians believe in righteous anger, which the Lord and His Saints exhibited in the face of evil. We are angry at what the culture of death does each day.

We ask the Holy Spirit not to extinguish our anger but rather to channel it into a wholesome, energized passion which sustains us in the task at hand

Prayer: Give me righteous anger, Lord, purified by Your Spirit.

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The Human Cost of ‘Selective Reduction’

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The article below by Janet Morana appeared today on National Review Online. It is a response to the recent New York Times article on selective reduction abortion. Please visit the link below and leave a comment!

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/274920/human-cost-selective-reduction-janet-morana

Thirty years ago, I was in the ninth month of my second pregnancy when I received what was a very unsettling referral for a sonogram, which was not nearly as routine in those days. My eyes never once left the technician’s face as she studied the monitor. You can imagine my doubled apprehension as she left the room without offering me the small mercy of that nonchalant, “everything-is-normal-and-on-track” smile. When the OB-GYN followed her back into the room moments later, I really needed him to compensate for the technician’s serious breach of sonogram etiquette. Instead, he informed me that I was pregnant with twins.

I left that appointment just as frightened as every other woman who has ever received the same news. At the time, I already had a 23-month-old daughter; my financial resources, while not as limited as those of many new mothers, were light years away from reassuring; and my mental preparations had been for one baby, not two.

As the news began to sink in over the following few days, however, my fear got some competition from a growing awareness of my personal strength. I was still terrified, naturally, but on some level I made a decision to battle that fear, to refuse to let it take me without a fight. I remember throwing open the phone book (the Google of the ’80s), and aggressively tracking down the contact information for the local Twins & Multiples club.

In “The Two Minus One Pregnancy” article in The New York Times Magazine (Aug. 10), Ruth Padawer interviews women who, after becoming pregnant with twins using fertility drugs and procedures, decide to undergo a selective reduction. The women describe with illuminating candor their fears of the challenges of birthing two newborns at once: of not being the best mother they can be to all of their children (including those already born) & of being spread too thin, and so they abort one of the twins.

The story begins:

As Jenny lay on the obstetrician’s examination table, she was grateful that the ultrasound tech had turned off the overhead screen. She didn’t want to see the two shadows floating inside her. Since making her decision, she had tried hard not to think about them, though she could often think of little else. She was 45 and pregnant after six years of fertility bills, ovulation injections, donor eggs and disappointment — and yet here she was, 14 weeks into her pregnancy, choosing to extinguish one of two healthy fetuses, almost as if having half an abortion. As the doctor inserted the needle into Jenny’s abdomen, aiming at one of the fetuses, Jenny tried not to flinch, caught between intense relief and intense guilt.

The women’s honesty allows no confusion about what’s making their decision for them: fear.

It’s scary to be carrying twins, scarier to think about the labor that will bring these twins into the world, & scarier still to contemplate “Now what?” Without the Orwellian choices open to mothers of this generation, we answered the question “Now what?” one sleepless night at a time.

So when I brought my twin girls home back in 1980, I took it one day at a time. Scratch that, I took it one action at a time. I made that nightly pilgrimage to the nursery with tired eyes and tired feet. Constant feedings and changings, yes, but accompanied all the while by the twins’ mutual gazes, touches, and gurgling “twin talk.” Exhausting days and nights, but ones that I would never trade away. I still look with personal pride on the technique I developed to feed the twins with two pillows — my home-grown version of Boppies. There were fun trips to the Mall to share my joys and accomplishments with the countless strangers who would smile and approach the twins and their beaming older sister. There were joyful milestones of birthday parties, school events, sports, and dancing lessons. My burdens grew easier with time, too, as the twins grew up entertaining and supporting each other, sharing experiences that only twins can share. And I got some unique life training that I could later bring to my career life: No one learns how to multi-task with efficiency like a parent of twins.

Maybe our lives would have been easier had I “reduced” my pregnancy, but we would have missed the crazy magic of those early years.

I can’t put myself in the shoes of a woman who decided for a selective reduction, but I can imagine that her decision stays with her always, perhaps evoking one emotion one day, another the next. Decisions made out of personal powerlessness and lack of support are the decisions that no one wants to make, and they’re the decisions that refuse to let you rest – the puzzles that you try to solve and resolve for the rest of your life.

These decisions born of fear and powerlessness will probably always exist in one form or another, but does that mean we should all simply raise the white flag on this issue? That physicians should abandon their vow “to do no harm” because twins cost more money to raise?

I propose that all of us — the medical profession as well as society at large — make a collective decision to fight the fear. Let’s not abandon these women in the cynical belief that there’s not enough support for all of them.

Janet Morana is the executive director of Priests for Life, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and co-host of The Catholic View for Women on EWTN.

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African American Outreach Prayer

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

ABBA Father, dear Creator God,

In your Word you command us to pray

For all who serve you in public office,

That we may lead peaceful lives.

We intercede for those in the offices of

President of the United States,

In the Congressional Black Caucus,

And in federal, state, county and local offices.

We ask for a new outpouring of your Spirit,

The Spirit of truth and life,

The Spirit of repentance and conversion,

The Spirit of courage and grace;

Let peace and love abound,

For ourselves and for those holding political offices.

May we be instruments of Your Holy Spirit

And witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In which alone we find hope for our nation and the world.

We ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

-Written by Father Frank Pavone and Dr. Alveda King

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Betrayed — Abortion in the Hood

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Contact: Catherine Davis, The Restoration Project, 678-381-1058

ATLANTA, Aug. 16, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — Catherine Davis, founder of the Restoration Project and other prolife leaders launched a new, bold billboard today in downtown Atlanta. Betrayed, calls attention to the pro-abortion views of many African-American leaders. The billboard is posted on the corner of Spring and Marietta Streets and is linked to www.abortioninthehood.com.

“Something is wrong,” said Catherine Davis of the Restoration Project, “when those elected to protect the interests of their constituents turn a blind eye to the horrific impact that abortion is wreaking on the black community. In New York City, for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,489 are aborted. In Washington, D.C. for every 100 black babies born alive, 165 are aborted! Something is wrong!”

“Can’t we at least ask the hard questions about these numbers,” asked Day Gardner of the National Black Prolife Union. “Pro-abortion groups cry racism when black prolife leaders point out the depopulation effect of abortion. I say yes racism is a factor, not on the part of pro-lifers, but on the part of those who want us to continually stream into the clinics to kill our children. All black leaders should help stop it or stay home.”

Star Parker from CURE urges that we to look at the facts: “When you look at the data on what is occurring in our urban communities, you find that one out of every two and a half pregnancies is being terminated. It is imperative that our leaders examine what we know is the targeting of black women and children. We don’t need to wait until it is too late like we did with the Tuskegee study, later looking back to ask why somebody didn’t do something.”

“It’s outrageous that Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project to control the birth rate of Blacks is alive and thriving today because so many black leaders have sold their constituents the lie that abortion is the key to emancipating African-American women,” said Dr. Alveda King of Priests for Life. “Abortion kills babies and hurts women and families. These pro-abortion voices are not the voices of Black America.”

“In its 2008 tax filing, Planned Parenthood acknowledged their mission is to achieve a ‘US population of stable size.’ What that means to black people,” said Connie Eller of Missouri Blacks for Life, is they will continue to prey upon black women and children. We say no more, no way.”

“For thirty-nine years the abortionists have preyed upon black women and children, sometimes not only taking the lives of our babies, but the lives of women as well. We are falling to our knees all across America asking for divine intervention. At the same time we are calling on our leaders to take action against the predatory acts of abortionists,” said DeHaviland Ford of the 818 The Sign movement.

Davis is a veteran pro-life strategist. She was instrumental in implementing another successful billboard awareness campaign in collaboration with Ryan Bomberger of www.theradiancefoundation.org, and Georgia Right to Life (GRTL.org).

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Friday, August 12th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: CHEMUNG COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE
Contact: Terry Burke
607 329-8498
jburke5@stny.rr.com

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 dramatically changed our culture and made possible much advancement in civil rights. His niece, the renowned Dr. Alveda King, has spent most of her adult life furthering that dream. Author, lecturer, singer, actress, and founder of King for America, Inc., Dr. Alveda King will present two talks in Elmira on September 13th entitled, “How Can the Dream Survive?” The first will take place at 2pm at Notre Dame High School Auditorium, followed by a 7pm presentation at the Clemens Center.

A grandmother, Alveda King is as dedicated as ever to continuing her uncle’s legacy. She recalls a time during the Civil Rights Movement when her family’s home in Birmingham, Alabama and her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky were bombed, and when she was jailed over open housing. “How Can the Dream Survive” examines the impact of today’s societal problems, including the high rate of school dropouts, failing school systems, gang violence, fallout from the sexual revolution, corruption in the justice system, and the link between poverty and crime.

“If Dr. King were here today,” Alveda states, “he would warn us that America is on the verge of a spiritual collapse due to the attacks on the spiritual fiber or fabric of this blessed land.” Alveda believes her uncle would be especially alarmed about abortion, killing more African-Americans than heart disease, stroke, crime and HIV-AIDS combined.

Sponsored by Chemung County Right-to-Life, both presentations are free and open to the public. The Clemens Center presentation will also feature an All-Star Gospel choir from local churches.

For more information, visit KingElmira.com and Alveda’s travel schedule.

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Yesterday I responded to a column by a Planned Parenthood employee that claimed that her employer was not involved in black genocide and that for anyone to suggest such a thing was not only illogical but offensive to her. I happen to know the truth about the numbers the abortion industry doesn’t want you to know. The numbers don’t lie. Follow the two links below and see for your selves and then you can decide for yourself what the real truth is. My hope is that you too will see what is happening to our community and will work to stop the genocide of the Black community before it’s too late.

Epidemic

Number One Killer

Fact: More Black babies have been killed by abortion that the total populations of Chicago, Oakland, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Detroit, Baltimore, DC, Atlanta, and Boston COMBINED.

Very frightening.

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Why Some Uninformed African Americans Support Abortion Rights

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

A response to an article from Veronica Byrd, director of African-American media for Planned Parenthood Federation of America

As an informed black woman, I can only imagine how my African American sisters are going to feel when they realize the awful duplicity that has been forced upon our people. My sisters, before you read Ms Byrd’s article and say, “You go girl” please investigate and find out where the pro-abortion community really wants you to go. As one who has firsthand knowledge of the abortion controversy, only because I’m in the middle of it every day of my life and I can spot all the false statements in Ms. Byrd’s article, I encourage you to be informed. So let’s go over some of the facts.

First, let me preface this by saying that if women exercised their right to choose prior to engaging in having sex, this whole discussion becomes moot and we wouldn’t even have to worry about abortion and access to contraceptives. If people practiced chastity, there would be no need for this discussion. I believe that we are not animals and can control our desires. I know it’s not easy but it’s possible with some discipline. With that said, let’s move forward.

Two people in this picture, mom and baby

1. “[M]ost support a woman’s right to control her own body.”- I too support a woman’s right to control her own body, especially before she makes the choice to have a sexual encounter. I believe nobody disputes that women, or men for that matter, have the right to control their own body. Where the disputes arises is whether the baby in the woman’s womb is a part of her body or a totally and separate body. It has been clearly pointed out in medical resources and even in one court ruling that human life begins at conception. Twenty-three chromosomes from the mother and twenty-three chromosomes from the father come together at conception and form a unique individual human life. This life is no more a part of the mother’s body as it is the father’s. The mother has just been entrusted for the care of that life until birth at which time someone else may care for the baby if the mother is not able or willing to do so. Even those that support abortion acknowledge that life begins at conception because science supports that fact. The issue then becomes whether the human baby has rights under the law and for that the courts have not given the human baby the status of a person thereby stripping him/her of his/her rights under the law. Even in the very painful and unjust occurrence of a rape of a mother, the personhood and civil rights of the product of the rape, the baby, must prayerfully and positively be considered. So let’s recap: a woman can and does have the right to choose what she does with her body, but the baby is not her body.

2. “According to a recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, some 64 percent of us believe ‘abortion should be legal in all or most cases.’” – I tried to find the survey of which Ms. Byrd spoke about and I did find a survey but the number was 56% not 64%. This may not be the one she quoted. I cannot speak to the reliability of the survey as I don’t know much about the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). From just the little research I did, it seems to be a liberal, progressive organization. Another survey done by PRRI also said that, “Majority of Americans say they support same-sex marriage, adoption by gay and lesbian couples” which contradicts everything I’ve ever read. What I do know is that a survey conducted on May 23, 2011 by Gallup shows that 61% think abortion should be legal in few or no circumstances. You will have to read them both and make up your own mind. I know which survey I think is more credible.

3. “Is someone pushing us into abortion against our will? Of course not.” – Although African Americans are not being pushed into abortions against their will, Planned Parenthood is placing their abortion mills (79%) in minority neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood, through their principles as outlined in one of my recent blogs, is in the business of pushing promiscuity among all people beginning with our children. As I explained, all contraceptives have a failure rate. The more people Planned Parenthood gets to start using contraceptives, the more unplanned pregnancies, the more abortions they can perform. What a scheme they’ve got going on; a great business model to generate yourself more revenue, as long as you disguise it as giving women a choice.

4. “Anti-choice groups are plastering our communities with billboards that offer a ludicrous proposal. By their logic, abortion providers are robbing us of our children, so we must fight back by giving up our right to choose.” – Ms. Byrd begins this argument with “anti-choice” trying to depict those of us who don’t want women having the right to kill their babies as being against choice. As I stated earlier, women have a choice but that choice is before they have sex. After they are pregnant, they are already a mother. Abortion doesn’t remove motherhood; it only makes you a mother of a dead baby. The billboards Ms. Byrd is speaking about are only stating facts; facts that cannot be contested because they are true. Nobody is asking anyone to give their right to choose. What the billboards are asking is for the black community to wake up to the eugenic and genocidal roots of Planned Parenthood. The billboards want the black community to wake up to the fact that about 50% of all pregnancies end in an abortion.

5. “Many of us [blacks] lack the resources to prevent unplanned, untenable pregnancies.” – This has got to be the most ridiculous statement in the whole article and one that I don’t think gets discussed enough. How many resources does it really take to prevent ‘unplanned, untenable pregnancies?’ Let me ask it in a different way. How much does it cost to decide not to have sex? That’s really what we’re talking about. No sex; no ‘unplanned, untenable pregnancy.’ Have sex and there’s a chance you may get pregnant. It’s your CHOICE. You get to CHOOSE your own path.

Before this becomes a real rant, because I am truly outraged, let’s give a heads up “you go girl” to Star Parker for keeping it real. Check out Star’s debate on Sean Hannity by clicking here.

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Pro-Life Reflection Of The Day

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were distressed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd.” – Matthew 9:36

Reflection

At times, we have all “aborted” God’s will in our lives. We never look down on those who have committed the sin of abortion or who promote it. they are not the enemy but rather are captive to the enemy.

We seek to free them, as their brothers and sisters who are no strangers to temptation error, and sin.

Prayer

God of compassion, fill me with the same compassion You have for me and for all who have sinned.

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FILM SCREENING

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Maafa
21: Black Genocide in the 21st Century

The stunning feature-length movie
that exposes a hidden

Plan to eliminate the
African-American Population.

Saturday, August 13th 2011

@ 7:00 pm

at The Los Angeles Film School

6363 Sunset Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

Admission is $5.

Please RSVP/buy tickets via the link
below.

http://maafa21lafilmschool.eventbrite.com/

Learn more at www.maafa21.com

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