African American women say: “Kourtney Kardashian is playing our song!”
“The courage of Kourtney Kardashian, and the hundreds of young women who are coming to similar conclusions regarding unplanned pregnancies is proof that abortion is not the answer for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for women,” said Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for life, and spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. “ Kourtney is singing our song. We’ve been saying this in the Black Community for years. We love our children. We just need help with becoming and being mothers. Pregnancy care centers like Heatbeat and Carenet, along with abortion recovery play a big role in solving our problems.
“We’re on a crusade to say that abortion is not health care, a baby is not a disease or a sickness, so why are our leaders insisting on making provision for genocide in any health care plan for America? This shift in understanding about a woman’s life, her body and her baby is a welcome addition to the Beloved Community of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’re finally learning the “Free at Last” song!”
“Kourtney’s testimony is so encouraging. She found messages from post-abortive women like myself on the internet.” According to People, Kourtney said: ““I looked online, and I was sitting on the bed hysterically crying, reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an abortion,” she recalls. “I was reading these things of how many people are traumatized by it afterwards.” More of these types of stories are available on line at www.silentnomoreawareness.org and www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Lorey Carter, Director of Underserved Outreach for the Carenet National Office adds: “Kudos to Kourtney! She will experience first-hand that an unplanned pregnancy does not mean an unwanted child. Her doctor advised her well in saying that she would not regret having the baby. Every day in pregnancy centers across the country, women, who surely are not as wealthy as Kourtney, make the same decision she did, and while they didn’t plan the pregnancy, they are in love with their child.
Kourtney is an example of how women today do not think like feminists of old. They don’t feel like they have to abort in order to pursue their goals, their dreams, and the future they want. They know they can have a baby and still complete school or pursue a career path. Motherhood does not deny a woman her full potential but helps her to embrace it. As many women will attest, they became much more responsible and focused because they had a child depending on them.”
From the Atlanta Carenet Center, Executive Director Shealeta Reed says: “Even those insisting on abortion cry out because of the lack of access to resources to sustain life. The answer is not funding legalized abortion but rather funding more jobs and accessible resources, education and job training.”
Day Gardner, head of the National Black Prolife Union adds: “Women’s healthcare includes procreative reproductive rights. A woman should be healthy if and when she is ready to be a mother. We invite people to sign on to our open letter to President Obama, available at http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/obama-letter-health-care.htm because “allowing funding of abortion in a health bill would adversely affect African-American women. Abortion has become the number one killer of black Americans. More funding for abortion under the guise of a woman’s reproductive health care will increase the number of African-American fatalities because the number of abortions would skyrocket if health care reform allows abortion coverage.”
Kourtney Kardashian recently told People Magazine why she is keeping her baby: “For me, all the reasons why I wouldn’t keep the baby were so selfish: It wasn’t like I was raped, it’s not like I’m 16. I’m 30 years old, I make my own money, I support myself, I can afford to have a baby. And I am with someone who I love, and have been with for a long time.”