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Dear Essence: We Stand To Lose Everything

Monday, April 14th, 2014





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Essence Magazine, a popular publication that primarily serves Black women recently published an article entitled “What We Stand to Lose,” that attempted to defend abortion and carcinogenic birth control as “women’s rights.” While they attempted to balance the story by interviewing people from the “prolife camp,” the article is very one sided and does not reflect the startling statistics that prove that abortion and carcinogenic birth control are harming women, killing human babies, and sometimes killing women.

Rev. Arnold Culbreath of “Protecting Black Life” was interviewed for the article. None of the data he provided was included in the final edit. Please join Arnold in writing letters to Essence magazine’s Editor in Chief Vanessa K. Bush

Here’s an excerpt from a letter from my friend Rev. Arnold Culbreath followed by my open letter to Ms. Vanessa Bush, editor of Essence Magazine.

“While Ms. Rhodan’s “What We Stand To Lose” article argues for allowing the #1 killer to continue lurking in and preying on our community, many of us are far too familiar with what we’re already losing. We’re losing far too many precious lives, both born and unborn.

“A Call to Action

“Please join me in writing a letter to Essence magazine’s Editor in Chief Vanessa K. Bush to express your dissatisfaction and disappointment with Essence’s lopsided approach to this article. According to Ms. Rhodan, Ms. Bush wrote in the May issue that she’s counting on readers to “help keep Essence honest.” Let’s accept Ms. Bush’s offer.

“Ms. Bush can be reached via email at: vanessa@essence.com. After you’ve written your letter, please feel free to forward it to me at: Arnold@ProtectingBlackLife.org. I’d love to read them!”

An Open Letter from Dr. Alveda King

Dear Vanessa, Rev. Arnold Culbreath of “Protecting Black Life,” who you interviewed for your article “What We Stand to Lose,” invited readers to write to you and respond to your publication.

I am very disappointed that you chose not to print much of what Rev. Culbreath surely must have shared with you during his interview, choosing rather to briefly reduce the poignant testimony of his wife to a couple of sentences, and neglecting to share Arnold’s piercing and compassionate voice.

Yes, Rev. Culbreath is a man and you write for women. Yet a man, my grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. convinced my mother not to abort me in 1950. He and the father of my son convinced me after two abortions and a miscarriage, not to abort another baby, a son. I have six living children because God used these men to help rescue me from a harmful and deadly pro-choice/pro-abortion lifestyle.

Abortion kills human babies and sometimes human mothers. Abortion often hurts women in many ways. As the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his brother Rev. A. D. King,II, I often ask the question: HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE IF WE MURDER THE CHILDREN?

Mam, the dream will die if we do not stop murdering our children.

I don’t know if you will print this, I do hope you read it. We have lost over 56 million dead babies and hundreds of women, mothers to legal abortion. If the truth is not told, if the scourge isn’t ended, we stand to lose entire communities.

Madam, we have already lost too much. If things don’t change, we stand to lose everything.”






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The National Black Prolife Coalition Joins Operation Rescue in Mourning, Demanding Justice for Abortion Death of a Young Ohio Woman, Lakisha Wilson

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014





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For the naysayers that say the Pro-Life Movement is only about saving babies, we ask the objective public to consider that Pro-Life means from conception or fertilization until natural death, and includes protecting the lives of babies, children, mothers, fathers, families, the sick and the infirm. Point in case, the abortion camp has killed yet another mother, causing the growing number of abortion deaths to further surface before the public eye.

The battle for the seed and the womb continues as another woman, Lakisha Wilson, dies in a fatal abortion. Abortion advocates continue to deny that they are obstructing mothers’ and children’s rights to live. Point in case; another African American woman has died due to abortion, this one at the Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. What many people do not realize in the aftermath of this recent case is that hundreds of women have died from “legal abortions” in America.

Thankfully, the numbers of street activists that serve as our eyes and ears on the fronts of these abortion houses of horrors are increasing. For example, African American leaders were at the forefront of the Kermit Gosnell case in Philadelphia. As Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, I am honored to join my brothers and sisters and other activists to further expose the atrocities of the abuse of mothers and their children in these butcher shops.

Most recently in Cleveland, Ohio, Operation Rescue has released a 911 recording and Computer Aided Dispatch transcript that indicates a patient of Preterm, a Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic, has died.

Records, which were obtained through a public records request, show that at 10:59 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, an employee of Preterm dialed 911 and reported to a dispatcher there was a 22-year-old female patient at the clinic who was not breathing at all.

The caller also indicated that the patient was unconscious and receiving CPR at the time of the call, but efforts to restart respiration had been unsuccessful.

“It’s ironic that the abortion cartel has complained so loudly about the new abortion clinic standards in Ohio. Based on Friday’s incident, it appears that the regulations aren’t strict enough,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“If it had not been for alert pro-life activists, this tragedy surely would have been swept under the rug. But now, we plan to submit complaints in order to hold the Preterm abortion clinic and staff accountable so this doesn’t happen to another woman.”

The CAD transcript, which lists event chronology for 911 emergencies, showed that units were dispatched just moments after the 911 call began and that it took paramedics three minutes to arrive at the clinic at 11:02 a.m. when they began emergency measures.

At 11:21, paramedics transmitted information about the patient’s condition to the University Hospital Case Medical Center and began to transport her to the emergency room, arriving at 11:26 a.m.

At no time during the 28 minutes that emergency responders were in contact with the patient was there any indication that the patient ever resumed respiration.

The CAD Transcript contained the “9-E-1,” the most serious of life-threatening medical emergencies, along with the notations “Cardiac or Respiratory Arrest/Death” and “Not breathing at all.”

Pastor Dale Henkel was on the scene and took video and photos of the incident, which have been released by Operation Rescue in a video that also features the 911 audio. He told Operation Rescue that the patient was African-American, as are about 80 percent of the high-volume clinic’s abortion business.

The video clip (below) showed that emergency workers were not performing any kind of treatment on the woman as she was wheeled on a gurney to the awaiting ambulance. There appeared to be a small towel over the woman’s face.

It has also come to light that the victim of this deadly abortion was an organ donor, and for that reason was kept on life support until her organs could be harvested. Many people do not realize that the pro-death camp is often involved in organ harvesting, where the organs of the unwary donors are often valued more than the lives of those who have to die to give up their body parts. This of course is human trafficking that people want to deny.

Since 2014 is the year that marks the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act, let’s agree to further shine the light on the truth that the civil rights to life of mothers and their children are being heinously violated at these often unregulated or under-regulated abortion butcher shops. Let freedom ring for the mothers and the babies.






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Where is the Love? Rolling Stone, Planned Parenthood and Overzealous Pro-Life Camp Controversy Pours Salt on Old Wounds

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014





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When Rolling Stone magazine published Lauren Rankin’s “The Seven Most Common Lies About Abortion”, what we discovered was a misstatement of the position of the reasonable voices of proponents of life and natural women’s health. Among the so called “lies” the article lists are “Abortion causes breast cancer,” “Most women regret having an abortion,” and “Abortion is psychologically damaging to women.”

If you read the article, you will discover that there is a lot of pain and frustration on both sides of the line. The pro-choice voices believe that they represent the reproductive rights of the women who go there to the abortion clinic to be rid of the lives in their wombs. The pro-life voices believe that they are there to protect the women and their babies. One thing that both sides get right; women need respect and protection; but from what? And where are the civil rights for the babies and even the fathers? Most importantly, where is the love?

Here is the truthful platform of pro-life combined with pro-women advocacy groups:

Many women regret abortions. I am one of the women who experienced abortion and live to regret it.

Abortion and carcinogenic birth control – more appropriately termed “fertility blockers” are linked to breast cancer.

In many cases, abortion has been found to be linked to cases of suicide, depression and other psychological disorders.

In many cases where physical and psychological issues are noted in post-abortive women, it is often also noted that no such issues were present in the lives of these mothers prior to their abortions.

Added to these facts are the truth that fathers also suffer damaging psychological effects after their children are aborted.

In her book RECALL ABORTION, Janet Morana uncovers the duplicitous agenda of the pro-abortion industry, debunking lies such as those told by Rolling Stone and Planned Parenthood.

SNMA spokesman Kevin Burke and Oil of Joy Ministries have documented case studies of links to abortion and incarceration.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion is often behind many reports and studies such as this one by Rolling Stone.

What Planned Parenthood and their advocates refuse to admit is that abortion numbers in New York and Mississippi are upside down with more African American babies being aborted than born. In 2010 in Georgia, my home state, 53% of all abortions were on Black mothers and babies; with a distant 23% on Hispanic minorities, and 24% on Caucasian and “others.”

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Finally, let’s remember that the driving force behind the HHS mandate which seeks to force tax payers and the working class to fund fertility blockers and easy access to abortion is Planned Parenthood’s never satisfied lust for our money and our blood.

These lies of the abortion industry hide behind clever promises to end poverty and improve our quality of life. As Father Frank Pavone often asks: “How can killing the poor serve the poor?” He has been reminding us for years that “we are our brothers’ keepers.” I add that we are also our sisters’ and our daughters’ keepers. I don’t know about you, but my daughters and granddaughters; my sons and grandsons need good jobs and good education; not the pain and suffering that are often linked to abortion and carcinogenic birth control.

Let’s end the word games and face the facts. Abortion kills babies and hurts mothers and fathers. Stop the lies. Defund Planned Parenthood. Stop the HHS Mandate. Recall abortion. Let’s make love and life, not war on the wombs of women.






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Alveda King: Pelosi Deserves Sanger Award for Trampling on Human Rights; Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Reject It Today

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014





Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 4, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

ATLANTA — Dr. Alveda King, director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, reacted today to the announcement that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will receive Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award.

“It’s true that Congresswoman Pelosi deserves Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award – almost no one has done more to promote the killing of innocent babies in the womb than she has,” noted Dr. King. “If Mrs. Pelosi wants finally to take her role as a public servant seriously, though, she will reject the award named after a racist woman who had no problem speaking to a Ku Klux Klan meeting.”

The Sanger Award has been given annually by Planned Parenthood since 1966, when the Rev. Dr. Luther King, Jr., Alveda King’s uncle, was named, but did not personally accept one of the first four citations.

“It’s ironic that Planned Parenthood would extend to my uncle an award for his human rights work,” Dr. King continued. “I can’t think of an organization that has done more to trample upon human rights than Planned Parenthood.”

“Of course, in 1966, Planned Parenthood did not advocate for abortion and its racist roots were not well known,” added Dr. King. “Knowing what we know now and 56 million dead children later, I’m confident that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who gave his life defending others’ rights to life and liberty, would reject any association with Planned Parenthood.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, drew a tsunami of support last year when he wrote an open letter to Mrs. Pelosi, challenging her claim to being a faithful and practicing Catholic while spreading a message that abortion is “sacred ground.”

Regarding her upcoming Planned Parenthood award, he said: “Nancy Pelosi receives this less-than-prestigious award, yet is unable to explain why she supports dismembering children. We should continue to demand that she do so. Sign on to LetterToNancy.com.”

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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Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, It’s Time for Congress to Fight Race and Sex-Based Discrimination Again

Monday, February 3rd, 2014





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“If a mother can kill her own child – what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me – there is nothing between.” ―Mother Teresa

Should you be killed because of your race? Congressman Trent Franks and perhaps millions of Americans don’t think so. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at the congressional record or lack thereof of genuine legislation that combats racism on every front; beginning with our children in the wombs of oppressed mothers.

Not long ago, Congressman Franks bravely introduced a bill in Congress to answer the issue regarding race selection abortions and sex-based abortions. Yes, among the many reasons babies are aborted includes not wanting a girl or a boy; or not wanted a “mixed” or ethnically blended baby. Unbelievable but true; people sometimes abort babies for these reasons. The PRENDA Bill (Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act) responds to this mentality with a resounding “No!” The problem is that PRENDA was watered down the first time around; by excluding the race provision and weakly supporting the sex-based clause. The initial bill didn’t pass, and for certain political reasons, including closet racism, it hasn’t been receiving much attention since that time.

Racism isn’t new and has not been eradicated even until now in the 21st Century. Racism still wears many hats and faces. For example, recently an MSNBC employee stirred up racial strife with a tweet over a Cheerios Cereal Commercial featuring an interracial family. “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family.” was what was tweeted. Well, the conservative community didn’t roll over and play dead. There was a big hue and cry because of the unseemly race baiting complications.

For the majority of our nation’s history, there have been people who, while giving lip service to racial equality, secretly support racism, including race selection abortions by looking the other way against the truth; or even going so far as to support genocidal eugenics organizations like Planned Parenthood out in the open. Racism isn’t new; for centuries, lethal beatings, shootings, and lynching of African Americans happened all too frequently and, in numbers that will never be known, without official notice or legal consequence. The same thing is happening with abortion today. Undocumented race abortions and sex-based abortions are happening without official notice or legal consequence.

Fifty years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 promised to change that racial climate in America. Following the passage of that historic law, our federal government had a new basis upon which to prosecute those who took innocent lives on the basis of race – the denial of the victims’ civil rights.

This year, let’s include the womb babies in the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Let’s regard everyone’s dignity and civil rights as worthy of equal protection under the law; for the born and pre-born.

By law, from the moment after we’re born, we are not to be discriminated against because of our race or our sex. Without PRENDA however, during all the moments before a baby is born, he or she can be denied civil and human rights because of race, sex, or for any reason at all.

“When we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.” — Dr. MLK 1967 Christmas Sermon

For much of our history and in more places than we’d like to admit, African Americans could be kidnapped, beaten, and left in shallow unmarked graves. Today, if you’re still growing in the womb you can be grabbed, dismembered, and your remains hauled away with no one ever hearing of you again.

We had “non-persons” then; we have “non-persons” now. PRENDA can help level the playing field.

PRENDA is simple, direct, and should be non-controversial. It just declares that an abortionist cannot perform an abortion if he knows that it’s being done because of the race or sex of the child or the race of a parent. What’s more, the bill states that no one can coerce a woman into having an abortion because of the race or sex of her baby.

Urge Congress to help end racism and end the war on women. Urge a PRENDA re-vote with a unanimous PASS.






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Fr. Pavone to celebrate MLK legacy with King family in Atlanta

Friday, January 17th, 2014





Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 17, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
347-286-7277

On Monday, Jan. 21, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will join Dr. Alveda King and her family in Atlanta for observances of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Father Pavone has been honoring the legacy of the late civil rights leader with the King family for more than a decade.

“It’s been my honor to spend this time with the King family and to be part of the historic celebrations that annually mark the birth of America’s pre-eminent civil rights leader,” Father Pavone said.

He added that the proximity of the holiday with the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision serves as a good reminder that when we talk about the “unfinished business” of fulfilling the dream of Dr. King, first on the list is restoring the right to life to the children in the womb, and ending the violence of abortion.

Dr. Alveda King, the full-time director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said that when Father Pavone joins her family onstage at the culmination of the main ceremony at Ebenezer Baptist Church, “We are reminded that with abortion, we still have much to overcome. We still need civil rights for the babies.”

Father Pavone will preach a sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bible Believers Church, 3689 Campbellton Rd. SW in Atlanta. He also will be at the Salute to Greatness Dinner Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

“As we celebrate all that Dr. King was able to accomplish, I want to invite everyone to read and sign on to the statement that some members of the King Family have signed called The Beloved Community and the Unborn. It expresses, above all, what we should be thinking and talking about during this upcoming week of pro-life and civil rights events,” Father Pavone said.

The statement can be found at www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/beloved-community-and-the-unborn.htm.

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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Women of the National Black Prolife Coalition Denounce Planned Parenthood’s Latest Propaganda Maneuver

Friday, December 20th, 2013





Once again my sisters and I of the NBPC are bringing you the latest on the evil deeds of Planned Parenthood. They don’t let up even at Christmas. Lord have mercy!

“These are the kind of people who smooth-talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy women and take advantage of them; women who, depressed by their sinfulness, take up with every new religious fad that calls itself “truth.” They get exploited every time and never really learn… But nothing will come of these latest impostors. Everyone will see through them, just as people saw through that Egyptian hoax. (2 Timothy 3:6-9 MSG)

Christian Newswire Release

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Contact: Catherine Davis, 678-381-1058

ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Women of the National Black Prolife Coalition (NBPC) believe Planned Parenthood is continuing its age old strategy of targeting the black community by enlisting members of the black elite to promote their organization. The Root’s article “How Black Women are Saving Planned Parenthood” is the most recent example of the propaganda machine they employ. The NBPC denounces this practice pointing to the hundreds if not thousands of women that have been hurt in Planned Parenthood abortion chambers and the millions of babies that have died as they have grown their business into the leading abortion provider in the nation.

“To this day I remain haunted by the death of Tonya Reaves, a vibrant young twenty four year old that Planned Parenthood in Chicago left bleeding for more than five hours after a failed abortion of her fifth month of pregnancy,” said Catherine Davis, Founder of the Restoration Project. “She did not have to die. But Planned Parenthood had so little regard for her life they refused to transport her 1.7 miles down the street where lifesaving help in one of the leading trauma centers was available.”

The NBPC believes this is because Planned Parenthood has an agenda of population control and the life of the mother is expendable as they strive to achieve “a U. S. population of stable size” (as revealed in their 2008 tax filing). “Instead of helping to eliminate poverty, these elitists seek to eliminate the poor. This race genocide must stop,” said Connie Eller of Missouri Blacks for Life. “Black women who support Planned Parenthood are participating in the evil elimination and denigration of other Black women and children,” she continued.

“Their model has not changed,” said Day Gardner of the National Black Prolife Union. “Since the days of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood has been adept at ferreting out advocates who care more for money and power than people. The result is over 55,000,000 children slaughtered, and thousands of women injured, some unto death.”

“Planned Parenthood has a history of promoting the government’s eugenicist plan to reduce the black population by employing black women,” notes La Verne Tolbert, PhD, a former board member of Planned Parenthood. “In the early 1970s Faye Wattleton was the first black voice to promote abortion. She was always elegant on television as she debated Catholic clergy who wore their tab white collars — the perfect visual contrast Planned Parenthood needed as Faye championed black women to abort their babies.”

“Planned Parenthood’s callous use of black elitist women to smooth talk their way into the homes of vulnerable black women and take advantage of them is notorious. Rather than providing life affirming assistance, they sell them deadly contraceptives and abortion,” said Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach, Priests for Life.

“This racist genocide must stop.”






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A Refreshing Testimony from a Childhood TV Personality

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013





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My reaction to Bill O’Reilly’s comments on race problem on America Live

I can’t believe I am agreeing with President Obama and Bill O’Reilly on the same blog but in this situation they both said something I agree with.

For the record, while I don’t agree with many of President Obama’s policies, such as his support of rabid Planned Parenthood, I do agree that it is past time for the “racism conversation.” On the other hand, although I also don’t always agree with everything that Mr. O’Reilly says, I do agree that we need to strengthen the American family which also includes the African American family.

Of course the conversation regarding racism needs to include dialogue that we are all one race, one human race, created of one blood. (see Acts 17:26) My famous uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “we must learn to live together as brothers (and sisters) or perish as fools.” If we are one race with varying ethnic distinctions, then we can stop fighting and exercise brotherly and sisterly, “humanly” love.

We also need to understand that racism stems from hatred, not love. Racism is evil personified. We must work hard to overcome evil with good. God is love and God is good, so we can overcome racism with agape love. We must pray now for transformation of human hearts and replace the hatred with the love of Christ. Again, God is Love.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 (NIV)

So, we need to bring people closer to God if we are to minimize racism.

As for strengthening the African American family and indeed the human family, we as parents, yes parents, plural, need to teach our children and grandchildren how to live moral, righteous lives. Of course parents, men and women, mothers and fathers are created equal but are assigned different life roles. So as parents, each has a role to play in the raising of our children. Statistics have shown that children raised in single-parent households have a higher poverty rate, more criminal behavior, higher unemployment, higher school dropout rate. This is why the sanctity of life and the sanctity of natural marriage are both so very important and interrelated.

Each parent, the mother or father, has different things to teach their children. Things that are important for the well-being of the children.

Does that mean that there aren’t times when single-parent households will occur? No, sometimes they occur due to death, or spousal abuse, or lack of moral instruction or understanding, or a number of other reasons. Yet they should not occur so frequently that they become the norm.

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” ESV 2001

Please allow me to share a story from Naturally Moi of a child star who has shared an inspiring testimony that can serve as a roadmap for our young women.

In the midst of all of the controversy regarding Trayvon Martin, the Texas sanctity of life battle, and so many other boiler point issues, it is so very refreshing to hear this testimony from one of my favorite television childhood personalities.

Tamera Mowry-Housley who once starred in the popular Sister Sister TV series with her twin sister Tia but recently surprised her co-stars and fans by revealing she has only had sex with one person in her life.
Mowry recently told her The Real panel members that she didn’t lose her virginity six years ago when she was 29-years-old.

“I don’t know how to explain this. I’m religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity,” she insisted.

She also explained that she regretted losing her virginity before marriage so much that she decided to wait until she married three years later to engage in sexual intercourse again.

“You may not understand this but I did it (had sex). Then I became celibate until I got married.”
In 2011, Tamera married Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley after they had dated for almost six years.

Before Housley, the Sister Sister star dated Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

Last November, Mowry and Adam had their first son, Aden.

While Tamera considers herself to be religious and conservative, she says that she’s “far from boring in the bedroom.”

Tamera’s perspective is one that far too many young people are missing these days, saving exciting sex for the marriage bed. Such a plan could lead to far less heartbreak, STDS and abortions.






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Become An Abolitionist! Help us #AbolishAbortion

Thursday, June 6th, 2013





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Another Juneteenth is just around the corner, June 19, 2013, and the babies in the womb are still not free.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Not until the Emancipation Proclamation were slaves considered persons for the purposes of rights. Yet, still today, 50 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and 48 years since Juneteenth, there are people that our country still considers non-persons.

Many babies in their mothers’ wombs, human babies, human people, have been claimed as property by their mothers when they claim, “It’s my body and I can do whatever I want with it.” These babies have been claimed as property belonging to the mothers and can be disposed of as the mother so wished and our government condones it. No, the government champions that right. Usurping any rights that the babies have to life for the mothers’ choice to kill their babies.

Just as in the 1800s there was a need for some people to fight for the rights of others, so it is today but in a more profound way. Today, the pre-born babies don’t have the opportunity to run away from their ‘masters.’ Today, the pre-born babies can’t ask for their life or rights be given to them. Today, the pre-born babies die in silence. Today, the pre-born die in excruciating pain. Today, the pre-born babies sometimes struggle to be born only to be killed seconds or minutes later or just left to drown in a toilet or die in a garbage can.

In a world where we must save and protect the ladybugs, the harbor seal, sea turtle and their eggs and countless others endangered animals; I would think that on top of that list would be all humans, born and pre-born, young and old, regardless of disabilities.

What does that say about our society? Or our country?

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Gosnell Case Raises Questions About Race and Abortion

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013





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For Immediate Release
May 20, 2013

CONTACT:
Heather Gims, Director of Communications
Phone: 513.729.3600
Email: heather.gims@lifeissues.org

The recent trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell has brought attention to the issue of race and abortion. He was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies and of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 41-year-old abortion patient. It is alleged that Gosnell preyed upon poor minority women at his late-term abortion mill. It raises the question, is targeting of minorities actually taking place in the abortion industry?

A statistic frequently quoted by the media is from a 2011 Guttmacher Institute study that states only 9% of abortion facilities are located in predominantly Black neighborhoods. However, new research from Protecting Black Life reveals that Guttmacher’s study does not tell the whole story.

The nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, does not follow that trend. In fact, an overwhelming majority of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are placed within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. This new research shows that 62% of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of relatively high African American populations. And a staggering 79% of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic communities.

While previous studies have typically looked at large geographical areas such as zip codes, Protecting Black Life’s research is considerably more thorough and reliable because it analyzes population data at a much closer level using 2010 Census tract data. The Census tract approach provides a very consistent, in-depth and detailed look at the demographics of the population landscape.

To demonstrate the research results, Protecting Black Life has created an illustrated map integrated with Google Maps functionality, including the ability to zoom down to the street level of each location. The interactive map gives an up close and personal view of just how many of these abortion facilities are located near minority neighborhoods. The full research results, map and accompanying resources are available at www.ProtectingBlackLife.org.

Arnold M. Culbreath, Director of Protecting Black Life says, “Minority neighborhoods are the #1 targets of Planned Parenthood. It’s no wonder abortion remains the leading cause of death among African Americans, higher than all other causes combined. Getting this information to as many people as possible is not only critical, it’s a matter of life and death for countless babies and oft times, as in the Gosnell case, even their mothers.”

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About Protecting Black Life: Protecting Black Life is an outreach of Life Issues Institute, with a primary objective of informing the African American community how we are being targeted by the abortion industry. It provides education, resources and assistance in the development and implementation of strategies to lower and eventually eliminate the problem of abortion in the Black community. For more information, visit the website: www.ProtectingBlackLife.org.

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