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Juneteenth, Civil Rights Anniversary, Independence Day: Get on Board for Life!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Civil Righs Begin in the Womb

Every year on June 19th, African-Americans celebrate “Juneteenth,” the anniversary of the day slavery was abolished in Texas in 1865.

Two centuries later, we have yet to connect the dots between the denial of African-Americans’ human rights through slavery to the denial of unborn children’s human rights through abortion. There is definitely a parallel between the Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade decisions.

June 19th is “Juneteenth,” marking the day in 1865 when two and a half years later word finally got to a group of slaves in Texas that they were free.

Yes, that was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Lincoln.

This wryly historic date is celebrated around the country today. While often dwarfed by the following July 4 celebrations, the event has all the trappings of a 4th of July party; and with good reason.

Independence and emancipation are very similar. We just had two parts of the country, and at different times, both with opposing beliefs, yet with varying people groups and ethnicities, fighting for freedom in different ways. But freedom for everybody ends up being the same.

And lest we forget, this year “sandwiched in” between Juneteenth and Independence Day will be July 2, the 50th Anniversary of the US Civil Rights Act. Let’s remember to stand against the harmful impact of abortion and carcinogenic birth control/fertility blockers that kill babies and their mothers. FREE THE BABIES! Let them live; it’s their civil right!

As Director of African American Outreach and a member of the National Black ProLife Coalition I get to work with some very special people who have devoted their lives to the abolishment of abortion. Two such people are my good friends Walter Hoye, II and Ryan Bomberger.

I’d like to share a blog from Walter and graphics designed by Ryan:

2014 JuneteenthLESSON: “The Negro Is The Key Of The Situation”

“The passion of selfishness, murder and rebellion are fired by slavery; the physical strength of rebellion is found less in the attenuated arm of the slaveholder, than in the sinewy arm of steel, which wields, without wages, the hoe and spade on the plantation. All this is plain. The very stomach of this rebellion is the Negro in the condition of a slave. Arrest that hoe in the hands of the Negro, and you smite rebellion in the very seat of its life. Change the status of the slave from bondage to freedom, and you change the rebels into loyal citizens. The Negro is the key of the situation, the pivot upon which the whole rebellion turns.” — Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ Monthly, July, 1861 11

“This war, disguise it as they may, is virtually nothing more or less than perpetual slavery against universal freedom. The American people and Government at Washington may refuse to recognize it for a time, but the inexorable logic of events will force it upon them in the end, that the war now being waged in this land is a war for and against slavery.” — Frederick Douglass 12

“Sound policy, not less than humanity, demands the instant liberation of every slave in the rebel states.” — Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ Monthly, July, 1861 13

BIG ABORTION is a business. A BILLION DOLLAR business. 14 A business that views women and babies as commodities. A business where highly trained and licensed physicians and nurses, clean and well equipped medical facilities represent a drain on profits. A business where complying with the same public health and safety requirements as other surgical facilities negatively impacts the bottom line. A business where the “SUPER COIL“, a device inserted into a woman’s uterus, comprised of plastic razors spring loaded into a ball, coated into a gel, so that they would remain closed until the woman’s body temperature melts the gel, releasing the razors to cut up the mother’s fetus into pieces small enough to be expelled violently from her body is a good idea. 15 A business where regular, legally mandated unannounced inspections by the Department of Health Services only serve as barriers to women seeking abortions and is viewed as bad policy. 16 A business where a FATAL HEART ATTACK immediately following an abortion procedure is a therapeutic complication. 17 A business where a woman can bleed for over five hours after a botched abortion procedure before emergency services are called, is still in business. 18 A business where an abortion procedure can be botched and blown so badly that not even an award winning trauma center can stop the hemorrhaging and remove the remaining body parts of the woman’s baby from her uterus in time to save her life. 19 A business where parents do not even possess a right to be notified that their minor daughter is undergoing such procedures. 20 A business backed by the government of the United States of America to the tune of over half a billion tax dollars. 21 A business that enjoys being publicly praised and blessed by the President of the United States of America while he criticizes state legislatures that have enacted strict health codes on abortion providers to ensure the health and safety of women. 22 A business that has aborted 30% of the entire generation under 47 making up the biggest single reason for our sluggish economy. 23 A business that has already cost us over $50 TRILLION DOLLARS in lost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and this cost to future generations of the American public just keeps growing every year. 24 A business founded by a well documented Klu Klux Klan speaker and one of the architects of the now infamous 1939 Negro Project that hired Black preachers to introduce birth control as a health option for Black women. 25 A business where its LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER targets both the Black and Latino populations by locating 79% of its surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of Black and Latino communities. 26 A business that routinely performs 55% to 56% of its surgical abortions on Black and Latino women. 27 A business where Black American women with prior induced abortion (IA) experiences have triple the risk of an early preterm birth (EPB) and four times the risk of an extremely early preterm birth (XPB) as non-Black American women and are viewed as collateral damage. 28 A business that has watched the TOTAL FERTILITY RATE of Black Americans drop from 3.0 in 1970 to below the POPULATION REPLACEMENT LEVEL of 2.1 to 1.8 by 2012. 29 A business that we need to end before it ends us, all of us.

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Juneteenth 2013 – Free the wombs of the Brown, Black and Poor

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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How’s this for a bottom line?

America can’t truly be free until Black, Brown and poor women and their babies are free.”

June is the month we celebrate Juneteenth. Every June 19, African Americans gather across America to remember. 150 years since the Emancipation of Black slaves in America, yet some didn’t get the news till two and a half years later. The revealing Executive Order below shows how deep seated inequity was and still is in America.

The slaves were advised to stay on the plantations and work for wages, yet the order didn’t include mandated wages. An incomplete formula results in years of chaos.

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” –General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865

Now in 2013, Obamacare and uncontrollable abortion and reproductive genocide is taking a chaotic toll on women’s wombs and America’s families.

Speaking for a growing army of women, I and many of my associates are demanding liberty for babies and mothers. Congressman Trent Franks, a stalwart supporter of life, offered a pain capable bill to prevent abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy. Immediately, pro-abortion advocates trotted out their stale arguments that banning abortions after the fifth month will somehow jeopardize the health of rape and incest victims as well as women whose health is “endangered by the pregnancy”.

Every time a pro-life Legislator takes steps to rein in the out of control abortion industry, pro-abortion women attack, repeatedly making these claims. Omitted from the discussion is the impact abortion has on the woman who exercises her choice in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and as we learned in the Gosnell trial sometimes 8th or 9th month of pregnancy. It is time we had that discussion.

Congressman Franks stated that the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancies that are aborted in the sixth month of pregnancy or later is “very low.” How is stating this fact controversial? He’s trying to save babies’ lives – lives like the late term babies that convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell joked about when he said they “could walk to the bus stop”. Rather than have these babies decapitated and stuffed into juice containers by abortionists such as Gosnell, Congressman Franks would have them live. For this he is being viciously attacked. Yet America can’t truly be free until Black, Brown and poor women and their babies are free.

“Abortion supporters continually use rape and incest as a smoke screen and I’m sick of it,” said my friend Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union. “Do women who suffer the terrible and brutal crime of rape sometimes seek an abortion? Yes! Do women who conceive during rape allow their child to be adopted into a loving family or decide to raise, love and nurture their child? Yes! Pro-aborts misuse the terrible crimes of rape and incest to ensure the continuation of abortion at all costs. The smoke screen is used all too often to detract from the fact that abortion is a gory and savage practice that kills babies at all stages of life, and sometimes kills women”, she explained.

Along with Day, other women are raising the awareness bar. “I am haunted by Tonya Reaves”, said Catherine Davis, Founding Member of the National Black Prolife Coalition. “Planned Parenthood callously left this young woman bleeding in their facility for more than five hours. They could have and should have transported her the 1.7 miles to the nearest trauma center where her life could have been saved after they perforated her uterus and left parts of the baby inside her. She did not have to die, yet those who claim to be fighting for women’s health have yet to tell women their very lives, like Tonya’s, is in jeopardy”, Davis said.

We firmly believe Representative Franks is right to omit method of conception exceptions from bills he sponsors. We believe he is right in seeking to ban abortions after the fifth month when the life and health of the mother is critically endangered.

Again, America can’t be free until everyone, from the womb to the tomb is regarded as a person, created by God with certain inalienable rights.

I for one like God’s plan for emancipation, better termed Jubilee. I can’t help but believe that abortion isn’t included in this promise:

The first Jubilee

“In addition, you must count off seven Sabbath years, seven sets of seven years, adding up to forty-nine years in all. Then on the Day of Atonement in the fiftieth year, blow the ram’s horn loud and long throughout the land. Set this year apart as holy, a time to proclaim freedom throughout the land for all who live there. It will be a jubilee year for you, when each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors and return to your own clan. This fiftieth year will be a jubilee for you. During that year you must not plant your fields or store away any of the crops that grow on their own, and don’t gather the grapes from your unpruned vines. It will be a jubilee year for you, and you must keep it holy. But you may eat whatever the land produces on its own. In the Year of Jubilee each of you may return to the land that belonged to your ancestors. “When you make an agreement with your neighbor to buy or sell property, you must not take advantage of each other. When you buy land from your neighbor, the price you pay must be based on the number of years since the last jubilee. The seller must set the price by taking into account the number of years remaining until the next Year of Jubilee. The more years until the next jubilee, the higher the price; the fewer years, the lower the price. After all, the person selling the land is actually selling you a certain number of harvests. Show your fear of God by not taking advantage of each other. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 25:8-17 NLT)

Let Freedom Ring for the born and unborn!

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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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