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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





140123 I Am a Human

“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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McKee: Growing Army of Black Pro-Lifers Targets Abortion

Friday, June 15th, 2012





By Clarence V. McKee

Article originally posted in NEWSMAX on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Clarence V. McKee’s Perspective: There is a major war going on. Not the one in Afghanistan — the one here to stop the number one killer of blacks — abortion.

On one side the well-funded Goliath army of pro-abortion advocates — Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and scores of others. On the other, the small but growing army of black pro-life organizations.

The black pro-life movement is making its voice heard in black communities. For example, the Radiance Foundation’s “Black Children Are an Endangered Species” and TooManyAborted.com campaigns inform black women of the perils of being captured by the “abortion army.”

They have gotten the opposition’s attention. What’s the message?

Black pro-life groups estimate that, since Roe v. Wade, abortion has killed between 13-15 million black infants — more than all other causes of black deaths combined.

Rev. Johnny Hunter of The Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) said: “We’re losing our people at the rate of 1,452 a day. That’s just pure genocide.” Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has said: “Abortion is genocide . . . black Americans are being exterminated by the genocidal acts of abortion.”

The issue came to a boil during the recent debate on House Bill 3541 the “Prenatal Discrimination Act” (“PRENDA”) sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ). In its final form, the measure would have banned gender-based abortions.

It is not generally known, however, that Franks’ original language also banned abortions based on race or color. It also had a different title: “The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011” named after women’s rights and anti-slavery advocate Susan B. Anthony and former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglas.

The abortion lobby launched a massive assault claiming the bill was an attempt to limit abortion access for women of color and their right to privacy in violation of Roe v. Wade; undermined the doctor-patient privilege; and, exacerbated healthcare disparities of women of color.

In typical “Neville Chamberlain” appeasement fashion, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee agreed to delete the Anthony-Douglas reference. Although the bill passed, all 13 Democrats — including the six black Members — still voted against it.

As final action on the bill approached — and notwithstanding Franks’ earlier statement that “nearly half of all black babies are aborted” — Republican leaders caved again and entered into a “Dred Scott” type compromise to remove the racial components, leaving only the gender-based ban.

One could argue that they sold out Franks, the Black pro-life movement and babies of color!

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters “Americans find abortions based on gender pretty repulsive . . . That’s why it’s being brought to the floor.”

My question for the Speaker: ….?

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