As director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and part of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, I am outraged, as everyone should be, at the latest news that Mayor Vincent Gray of DC, would unlawfully protest the budget bill compromise because it prohibits the use of DC public funds for abortions. He joins the betrayal of the National Black Caucus in supporting Senate Leader Harry Reid and President Obama in funding an industry whose main purpose is the killing of healthy babies.
No wonder a recent CNN/Opinion Research Poll found that “Sixty-five percent of those polled said they believe the federal government should continue to fund Planned Parenthood, while 34 percent support eliminating funding.” The people are being deceived by their leaders.
This trend is not a recent one. It dates back to the Negro Project and Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, who wanted to sterilize the black community because as she said, “colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” As goes Margaret Sanger’s philosophy, so goes Planned Parenthood.
But there’s hope! As Fr. Frank wrote in his statement regarding the budget compromise, “steady and calm determination” will win the fight for life.