I was sitting there looking at BET Awards. There was this clever maneuver giving John Legend the Humanitarian Award. He’s saying that education is the civil rights movement of this century. Education is important, during the nineties even I said school choice was the most pressing civil rights issue, that was before I realized the extreme level of genocide in the world. Now, with BET, I wonder if like I was back in the day, they need to come into the reality of the 21st century that babies, especially Black babies are dying at an astronomocial rate, and that a child’s right to live, and a mother’s right to procreative reproductive health is the most pressing civil rights issue of the day. Or, is this a clever attempt to deflect our message that Life is the Civil Rights Issue of this century?
Archive for June, 2010
Hello! Please tell BET that education is a civil rights issue, but LIFE is THE Civil Rights issue of the 21st Century!Monday, June 28th, 2010
Just leaving Brussels, Ireland and London after talking with members of parliaments, administrators and local life advocates, I’m in an airport watching sky news flood the airwaves with one single report that says that babies don’t feel pain until 24 weeks in their mothers’s womb. Even if that were the case, that is not justification for murdering them. At any rate, there are other reports that say that babies feel pain before that. Check this all out for yourselves!
Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act
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child and pro-life, and it will help in the creation of. a culture … 20 weeks when there is medical evidence that the. child can experience severe pain, and we have a. chart of …
2. BBC NEWS | Health | Foetuses ‘cannot experience pain’
Foetuses cannot feel pain because they have no subjective way of recognising the feeling, a psychologist says.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4905892.stm – Cached
3. Study Shows Pre-Born Children Cry In The Womb
When will America truly listen to the ‘crying out’ of a child being aborted? … “When you consider the fact that pre born children feel pain in the womb, this …
www.rense.com/general67/studyshowsprebornchild.htm – Cached
4. Abortion Advocates Clearly Wrong: New Study Shows Premature …
In a further debunking of the myth that children in the womb don’t feel pain, here’s yet another study, this time by a specialist in developmental …
www.hyscience.com/archives/2006/04/british_study_s.php – 82k – Cached
5. -Interim, November 2000 Fetal Pain
When doctors first began invading the sanctuary of the womb, they did not know that the unborn baby would react to pain in the same fashion as a child would. …
www.theinterim.com/2000/nov/21fetalpain.html – Cached
6. WFF Statement on the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (May 25 …
Unborn children can experience pain , and they can certainly respond to touch from outside the womb. … who has been blessed with carrying a baby in the second trimester can …
www.wf-f.org/WFF_UnbornChildPainAct.html – Cached
7. Fetal Pain: A Red Herring in the Abortion Debate
Does a fetus feel pain in an abortion? This is not a simple question … What of the claim by anti-choicers that even very early fetuses can feel pain? …
prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/articles/fetal-pain.shtml – Cached
8. Nebraska Protects Some Children in the Womb from the Pain …
The debate over the degree of pain experienced by the child in the womb during abortion – and when it begins – has been a subject of controversy. …
www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=36178 – 76k – Cached
9. For Sexual and Relational Wholeness
Can Babies in the Womb Feel Pain? Supreme Court Votes to Protect … This is a crucial step in protecting innocent children in the womb against all …
www.link-zone.net/beginningoflife/fetalpain.shtml – Cached
10. British Study Says Premature Babies Feel Pain
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www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006/apr/06040503.html – Cached
Dr. Alveda King Visits Westminster Abbey,
Views Uncle’s Martyr Statue
London – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, visited the statue of her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Westminster Abbey while in London yesterday. The statue is one of ten 20th Century martyrs of the Christian faith memorialized in 1998 at the historic church.
“It is overwhelming to see the tribute paid to Uncle Martin by my British brothers and sisters,” said Dr. King, “but I know the glory is all God’s. It is the message that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached – God’s Word – that still resonates today because the truth is timeless.”
“Uncle Martin taught one of the great commandments, that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves,” added Dr. King. “Our neighbor is every person, whether living next door, across the ocean, or in the womb. I pray today that Uncle Martin’s dream of equal rights and respect for all, born and unborn, will soon come to pass.”
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.
WASHINGTON, June 16 /Christian Newswire/ — Today, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed, John Lewis and other members of Congress including John Boehner are unveiling a plaque honoring the efforts of Black slaves who helped build the nation’s Capitol Building.
“It is appropriate to recognize the fact that our forefathers helped to build the Capitol,” said Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, and a leader of the www.prolifefreedomrides.com campaign. “Yet, much more needs to be done. For example, amending then passing HR 40 which calls for an investigation of the impact of slavery on our nation. The harmful impact of abortion needs to be included in that legislation.”
“Here’s the part I don’t get…” said Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, “How can Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others flash their pearly-whites in front of television cameras supposedly to honor black slaves yet adamantly support the genocidal killing of the great, great, grand children of slaves by abortion? Right here, in the nation’s capitol, for every black child born–another is brutally killed by abortion.”
The unveiling of the plaque takes place just days before “Juneteenth,” which is the African American celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
“If Congress really wants to honor African Americans, they can start by ending federally funded programs that allow abortion,” said Alveda King.
The Black Prolife Movement will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting screenings of Maafa21, a film which educates people on the impact of genocide in America.
The National Black Pro-Life Union is an organization founded to serve as a clearing house to coordinate the flow of communications among all African American pro-life organizations and individuals in order to better network and combine resources. We realize that if we are to be successful, it is necessary to share information and/or resources as well as “who gets the credit.” We acknowledge that the real credit for any good thing always goes to GOD — not man.
Contact: Day Gardner, President, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844
While participating in a hearing on abortion and women’s health, the panel was asked whether rape, incest and other types of abuse towards women would justify abortion. The resounding response was: “two wrongs don’t make a right. In the event of sexual abuse, and subsequent pregnancy, it would do the woman more harm than good to further abuse her by adding the after effects of abortion to her plight. Women need love, not abusue; not abortion.”
A study by the University of Iowa found that 14% of women seeking abortions in Iowa had experienced physical or sexual abuse in the last year. The Chief Operating Officer for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, who was one of the authors of the study, said that the results “stunned” the researchers.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer reports that a new Sri Lankan study finds that abortion nearly triples the risk of breast cancer. The study also states that the risk of breast cancer is reduced by breast feeding.
My Uncle Martin had a dream that Protestants and Catholics and Gentiles and Jews would sing “Free at Last” together. I wonder if this is what Glenn Beck has in mind? I’m looking forward to being on the Mall in DC on August 28. Some leaders seem to have a different opinion… My question to those who are quoted in this article is: “What are you doing about Black Genocide, the massive slaughter of our people by abortion? See Maafa21 why don’t you? I care about women, good education for all, reduction of crime and sickness, why can’t we add the problem of massive abortions to this list?”
Black Leaders Announce Move Against Conservative Attempt to Distort King Dream
Monday, 21 June 2010 09:08
By Pharoh Martin, NNPA National Correspondent –
NEW YORK (NNPA) – Black Civil Rights leaders are furious that they will not be able to organize a march to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s famed “I Have A Dream” speech at the location where it happened this year because infamous right wing Fox News personality and radio host Glenn Beck already booked the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28th to hold his own rally.
“We’re going to get together because we are not going to let Glenn Beck own the symbolism of Aug. 28th, 2010,” National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial said during a National Newspaper Publishers Association breakfast at NNPA’s 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers on Friday. “Someone said to me, ‘Maybe we shouldn’t challenge him. Maybe we should just let him have it. “I was like,’ Brother, where have you been? Where is your courage? Where is your sense of outrage?” We need to collaborate and bring together all people of good will, not just Black people, on Aug. 28 to send a message that Glenn Beck’s vision of America is not our vision of America.
As both a solution and response to what the leaders perceive as an attack on the legacy of King, NAACP President Ben Jealous announced at the conference that a national march for jobs and justice will be held on October 2 instead.
“A group of White males wealthier than their peers called the Tea Party has risen up in the land,” said Jealous. “They say that they want to take the country back. And take it back they surely will. They will take it back to 1963 if we let them.”
Last week, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO, the country’s largest federation of labor unions, announced that they were going to endorse a march for jobs that Jealous will be co-leading in Washington on Oct. 2. Other national civil rights leaders and organizations are also endorsing the Oct. jobs march as a follow up to an Aug. 28 protest of Beck.
“We will be fighting Glenn Beck on Aug. 28th and we will be using that to leverage the second march,” Jealous said. “That march has to happen. Our people are dying right now, literally, from lack of access to jobs.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, who also spoke at the NNPA Conference, said Beck will distort King’s Legacy and his message.
“On the anniversary of the March on Washington, Glenn Beck is going to talk about the dream of Martin Luther King and how he was with them – not us. So, we’ve been traveling all over this country because there is no way in the world that I am going to allow him to have more people there than us. I hope every Black person in the country will help us to challenge this.
Everybody’s got to be in Washington. We can’t let them high jack Dr. King’s dream.”
Morial called Beck’s right wing conservative vision “intolerant”.
“His vision is of an America of the past,” Morial said. “Our vision is of an America that understands its past but is of the future. Too many times we have become spectators. Some people thought that since Mr. Obama became president that they could go back to their couch to sit down and watch. Look at what have we witnessed – the resurgent voice of extremism. The 14th amendment has been incorrectly interpreted. They are talking in code talking about that we have to save our country. This is our country too.”
Morial added, “One of the things that is so curious to me is the way that groups on the right have been very, very observant and have begun to utilize the tactics of the civil rights movement- marching, organizing in churches, things that we’re the backbone of civil rights advocacy in the 1950s and 1960s. Others have begun to use those techniques and use those tactics. It would be a mistake if we would treat it and didn’t recognize that the people in our communities and people across the nation who believe as we do that the future of this nation has to be inclusive in a multi-racial fashion so that African-Americans are involved in the major things that take place in this country.”
Upon the 70th anniversary of NNPA and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the NUL, Morial also spoke about the need to craft a new Black agenda in a “time of great contradictions”, referencing the 2000 presidential election that was decided by a 5-4 Supreme Court vote in favor of George W. Bush, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recent economic recession that was one of the worst in U.S. history and very recently, the unprecedented oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But he then countered with the historicity of this decade with the ascension of Black men as the president of the United States, as the head of the Department of Justice, and as Black chief executives of some the country’s most powerful corporations such as Merrill Lynch, Xerox and American Express.
“Along the continuum of history, no one would have suggested or predicted that any of the above would occur in just a ten year period,” Morial said. “These are times when the history books are being written and re-written. In 1999, Black America had a 7.2 percent unemployment rate, the lowest rate in the 50 years since kind of data have been recorded. And now, ten years plus later, our unemployment rate is twice as high and the real rate is even higher. Against this backdrop of difficult and tough times, that we have also witnessed, African-Americans achieve the highest places in American life. These are the times that you and I, as community and civic leaders, are bound to address the challenges.”
He rallied for a new period of Black activism. He coined it “intelligent activism”, which he described as changing the conversation by “not raising hollow, holy” hell but, rather, making a pointed case with common sense facts and arguments.
“We have to be driven by our objective,” Morial said. “Dr. King, [Thurgood] Marshall and all of the great leaders of the 1960s had an objective, which was to end segregation in American life. And they achieved that objective as a matter of law. Our objective needs to be to end disparities in American life to achieve economic parity in the 21st century.”
Morial said that African-Americans, because of their size, are a force to be reckoned with. There are an estimated 40 million Black people that account for $800 billion dollars in spending in the U.S, according to Morial. There are also ten thousand Black elected officials in various local, state and national offices.
“We are a community that has assets and power as much as we want to organize it and use it,” Morial said. “I want us to think of ourselves as a community of assets that brings something to the economic table of America, not as a community of deficits and problems, so that we are not coming looking with a handout. We are looking as an investor in the American dream.”
Lila graduates from UCLA today. Congratulations Lila…
Representative Yvette Clark from New York needs to see maafa21. As sponsor for a global inititative to remove barriers from abortion, she is aiding the cause of genocide. All elected officials, especially pro-abortion officials need to see maafa21. As constituents we must bring genocide to their attention. Please view this story at
New US House Bill Would Overturn Last Meaningful Restrictions on International Abortion Funding
(NEW YORK – C-FAM) Last Friday, a Congresswoman from Brooklyn, New York introduced a bill in the United States (US) House of Representatives that would greatly expand international funding for abortion, contraception, and sex education, and would effectively eliminate the long-standing Helms Amendment prohibiting the use of US foreign assistance funds for abortion.
Atlanta, GA – June 8, 2010: Calling the Prolife Freedom Rides” the next major civil rights campaign”, and Jubilee Fest a “Christian Woodstock,” pro-life activist Alveda King is urging “people of goodwill to join the Prolife Freedom Rides on July 23, then to make their way to Sam Yoder’s farm in Houston, Delaware” on July 29- August 1, 2010 for a weekend of fellowship, ministry, praise, worship and music for people of all ages.
Alveda, a pastoral associate with Priests for Life will be leading the freedom rides with Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for life. ”People are invited to join us on July 23 for a powerful concert in Birmingham, ALA, a focused pray rally and more prayer in Atlanta, GA.”
At Jubilee the next week, King will join her colleague, Father Denis Wilde, an associate director with Priests for Life. Other notable participants at Jubilee Fest include featured worship leader Dr. Ron Kenoly; actors Kirk Cameron and Steve Baldwin; and “many talented speakers, comedians, artists and musicians of every Christian style.”
“Coming right after our Pro-Life Freedom Rides on July 23,” Jubilee Fest is a wonderful part of the summer campaign for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness that is moving across America,” Alveda said. King also said that “there is a wave of passionate ‘come to Jesus’ messages sweeping across America. Procreative lifestyles including ending abortion, strengthening marriage, and accepting good stewardship as part of economic recovery is a theme that is resounding across our nation.”
Along with leading the Pro-Life Freedom Rides with Frank Pavone, and speaking at Jubilee Fest, King will be praying with leaders and members of America’s communities, including a rally on the Mall in Washington, DC on August 28, the anniversary of the “I Have A Dream” Speech, led by her famous uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Radiance Foundation and Georgia Right to Life have started a new billboard campaign that shows the face of a black child with the words “Black and Unwanted” followed by “TooManyAborted.com.” The new campaign, which highlights the need for adoption, began in Atlanta and is now moving to Savannah, Macon, and Augusta.