FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2011
CONTACT: Catherine Davis
ATLANTA, GA-In New York, yesterday’s headlines called attention to a billboard that stirred debate on abortion. The billboard has been taken down in an attempt to silence that debate. Al Sharpton, an opportunist who continually defends the epidemic of abortion in the black community, was planning a protest of the billboard in an effort to keep the dark realities of abortion a secret.
“New York has been dubbed, by the media, the abortion capitol of the nation. Where else should the debate take place than in the city where more black babies are aborted than are born alive”, said Catherine Davis of the Black Prolife Coalition. Sixty percent of the abortions in New York City are performed on black women. “That is not an accident, and we believe Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger’s ‘Negro Project’ is why,” Davis continued. “Black women have been targeted by the abortion industry since its inception, and New York provides the snapshot of what it looks like when that succeeds.”
“The time has come”, said Alveda King, Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life, “for New York City and America to come to grips with the reality that abortion is decimating people of color. Nationwide, the abortion rate in the black community is three times more their representation in the population. This debate cannot be silenced by the removal of a billboard. We will shout it from the rooftops if need be.”
On Monday, February 28, 2011 the National Black ProLife Coalition will hold a National Day of Mourning (www.blackprolifecoalition.org) to call attention to the genocidal impact of abortion on communities of color. “We will mourn the loss of possibility in our aborted children. We will mourn for the women who have lost their lives or have been maimed at the abortionist’s hand,” said Arnold Culbreath of Protecting Black Life.
“And when the mourning is completed, we will continue to help women in New York City and across America to have access to free services that will help them keep and care for their children”, said Dean Nelson, Vice President of Underserved Outreach for CareNet, the nation’s largest network of Pregnancy Care Centers. The National Black Prolife Coalition, CareNet, EMC Pregnancy Centers and local leaders are fighting to defeat New York City Council Bill #371 that aims to shut down all Pregnancy Care Centers in the city.