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Pro-life blog buzz 7-10-12

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Big Blue Wave shines a light on the “French partial birth abortion” method, found in a document released by the French College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

    It consists of birthing a baby until the head and upper body is out and then committing feticide by injecting the umbilical cord with a lethal agent such as potassium chloride. This must occur before the first breath, so technically, it could even occur after complete expulsion.

  • At Live Action, Kristi Burton Brown explains how words are used to frame the abortion debate, and why the term “pro-choice” is inaccurate.
  • The FRC Blog points out how the case of Jennie McCormack, the single mother from Idaho who self-aborted at 20 weeks using illegally obtained RU-486, could quickly become the next Roe v. Wade.

  • Down on the Pharm shares African Methodist Episcopal pastor Joseph Parker’s (pictured left) disappointment with Michelle Obama’s omission of life issues in her speech at the AME’s recent convention. Pastor Parker used the occasion to distribute copies of the documentary Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America and to point out that “Obama’s government is supporting Planned Parenthood to the tune of a million dollars per day.”
  • The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has the third installment in Alex Schadenberg’s speaking series from Australia and New Zealand on how to combat euthanasia’s legalization.
  • Ethika Politika writes that the HHS contraception mandate is borne out of an anti-feminist view which disrespects and patronizes women and their decision-making abilities, declaring them to be “helpless.”

  • Americans United for Life discusses the fight to uphold abortion clinic regulations for facilities that perform first trimester abortions in Virginia.
  • Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers testified yesterday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights. Joining her was Bob Fu, president of China Aid, and Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute. Ms. Littlejohn was also the first person to address the European Parliament on the issue of China’s One Child Policy. Read her powerful testimony.

[Photo via inthefightpastor.blogspot.com]

Inside Congressional caucus briefing on how to block pro-life gains in black community

On May 10 the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus were honorary co-hosts of a wordy briefing entitled, “African Americans’ Attitudes on Abortion, Contraception, and Reproductive, Justice: From Public Opinion to Policymaking,” held at the U.S. Capitol.

On the agenda:

  • “numerous challenges to accessing quality, affordable reproductive health care… exacerbated by campaigns targeting the African American community”
  • “research on the latest attitudes and concerns of African Americans relating to reproductive justice”
  • “key messaging as a response to attacks and threats to reproductive rights”

Organizers were obviously alarmed by the inroads pro-lifers have made into the black community, hence the briefing.

What surprised me was how freely they disseminated their findings and thoughts, apparently not taking into consideration (can’t believe they didn’t care) that pro-lifers might also be interested in what they had to say.

Which they were. Out of the 75 or so attendees, at least four were pro-life infiltrators. RSVPs were requested but not mandatory. So our people just showed up.

Day Gardner, president of the power-packed National Black Pro-Life Union and pictured right, was one of those four.

Gardner came away from the briefing shocked.

“What I didn’t expect to hear was that they know the statistics,” Gardner told me in a phone interview. “They already know the abortion rate is very high in the black community. They just don’t care.”

Before the briefing Gardner had thought the key to persuading black political leaders to the pro-life position was educating them on the devastation of abortion in their community.

“But they already know the truth,” said Gardner. “They didn’t bat an eye. Their entire focus now is trying to get blacks who don’t think abortion is an issue to connect it to basic healthcare, because healthcare is a winning issue.”

Why don’t they care? Another black pro-lifer who attended the briefing explained, “What is clearly more important to African-American abortion advocates is their independence, their autonomy. That is their highest value. To them the freedom to live comes second to the freedom to ‘choose.’ What we think is important and what they think is important are completely different. African-Americans are very protective of their rights, and those who support abortion do so in large part because it is a ‘right.'”

The focus of 75% of the briefing, according to the pro-lifers, was the pro-life billboards that have been sprouting up in black neighborhoods around the country, which black abortion supporters abhor and believe are making a big impact.

The first speaker, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, pictured below left, said she was very upset not only by the billboard campaigns but also about the use of the term “genocide” to equate abortion with blacks.

Others throughout the briefing expressed the same concern, because “genocide” frightens blacks and may persuade them against abortion. Lee acknowledged the billboards have had a tremendous effect on women in the black community. They succeed in dividing blacks on the abortion issue, she admitted, and must, therefore, be shut down as soon as they go up.

Lee took credit for the removal of billboards in her California community, which isn’t true. The billboards ran the course of their contract. She said she, herself, called the billboard company.

Lee said to maintain a focus on healthcare, on saying black woman should be trusted to do what they want with their bodies, and to equating denial of contraceptives and abortion with denial of insurance and food.

Organizers distributed a timeline of the billboard campaigns as well as a dossier of the people behind them. These included:

  • Ryan and Bethany Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation, creators of the first of many impactful billboards, “Black Children are an Endangered Species”
  •  Maafa 21 creator Mark Crutcher
  • Catherine Davis of Abortion in the Hood, creator of the “Betrayed” billboard campaign
  • Brian Follett of Heroic Media, creator of “The Most Dangerous Place in America” and “Every 21 Minutes…” billboard campaigns
  • Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., with Priests for Life
  • Walter Hoye of the Issues4LifeFoundation, sponsor of the “Black&Beautiful” billboard campaign


Organizers were incensed by the “Every 21 Minutes” billboard, saying it insulted the president…

Belle Taylor-McGhee, Communications Chair of the Trust Black Women Partnership and pictured right, discussed how to defeat the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.

PRENDA is intended to ban abortions on the basis of gender or race. How could blacks oppose it?

Yet Taylor-McGhee maintained this is simply an attempt to shame black women and the Obama administration.

Nancy Beldon, a partner at Belden Russonello Strategists. Beldon handed out  “five key points” to oppose billboard campaigns, how to respond to pro-life messaging.

Again, I was quite surprised at the information organizers so freely distributed. A lot of it was inside baseball intel they should not have wanted to get into the hands of pro-lifers. It only helps us know where we are meeting success and how to buffer their attacks.

Belden, pictured left,  said it will be necessary to make sure polling generates the answers they need. She bragged she can make polls say what she wants them to say, that it’s all about asking the right questions, in the right sequence, with certain phrasing.

Belden said it is critical to keep the subject on healthcare, not babies.

She said abortion proponents must also accept the fact that many blacks believe there should be some restrictions on abortion. So, “you move them off the circumstances, which you know are going to lose,” she said. She said to move the conversation to reminding people we can’t possibly know all the health reasons and issues going into a decision to abort.

Belden’s group also studied religion as it pertains to African-Americans and abortion. She said blacks are more religious as a group than the general American population. And generally speaking, the more religious people are, the more likely they will oppose abortion. But in her polling she learned abortion isn’t as polarizing in the religious black community than white. “They adopt a religious explanation or idea that fits their preconceived attitude on abortion…. God gave me free will,” said Belden.

The four-part generalized message to defend abortion:

  • Frame the issue as the need for quality healthcare and education in the black community.
  • Cite disparities with healthcare and education between the cultures.
  • Call for an end to the disparities.
  • Express the value of self-determination.

To specifically battle “genocide awareness” billboard campaigns:

  • Turn “genocide” around: The killing and endangering of our people is really happening by way of substandard healthcare and lack of good education. That’s really the problem.
  • Cite historical disparities.
  • Call for an end to the disparities.
  • Try to switch topics to violence in communities – Trayvon Martin – lack of food, etc. (“What are you doing to help the children already here?”)

A pro-lifer audiotaped the last 20 minutes of the briefing, mostly Belden.

Takeaways:

1. The pro-life community needs to more heavily invest in billboard campaigns in black communities. Donate today to one or more of the organizations listed on the dossier above, or to the NBPLU.

2. Focusing on the babies, that abortion is calculated genocide of the black community, and that most abortions are committed for reasons of convenience are winning issues.

3. Encourage black pastors to preach more strongly against abortion.

4. A fitting verse comes to mind: “The arrogant godless try to throw me off track,” Psalm 119:85. But we won’t let them.

Democrats and Republicans are not the same when it comes to pro-life positions

YouTube Preview ImageThe Republican Party is pejoratively considered the far right wing for two main reasons:

Because the majority of us are Christian conservative and because of our pro-life stance.

And I think it’s unwise of this movie to try to lump Republicans in with the far left, and the eugenics movement, and alienate the party that has been opposed to abortion.

~ Alfonzo Rachel criticizing the documentary, “Maafa 21- Black Genocide in 21st Century America,” PJTV’s ZoNation, March 24

Abortion lobby to play Whac-A-Mole with “abortion is black genocide” billboards

The other side can’t dispute the statistics.

Nationwide, according to Guttmacher, “the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women.”

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Black abortion genocide ad airs on BET

For two weeks, December 26 through January 4, this ad ran 60 times on Black Entertainment Television and BET Centric

The ad, produced by Virtue Media and using footage from Maafa 21, directs viewers to BlackDignity.org for more information.

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Pro-lifer asks pro-abort NYC Council members: “Excuse me, who is targeting whom?”

Gerard Nadal of the Coming Home blog told me about an amazing exchange he had with pro-abort New York City Council members during a hearing they held November 16 on a bill to force pregnancy care centers to post signage that they do not commit abortions.

Jerry said he set aside his written testimony after listening to ludicrous pro-abort accusations.

I asked Gerard to write a post  on what he said. Here is Part I

Guest post by Dr. Gerard Nadal

Two weeks ago I joined many other pro-life leaders in testifying before the New York City Council on why their proposed legislation to restrict free speech at crisis pregnancy centers (aka pregnancy resource centers) is a very dangerous idea.

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Mark calendars for pro-life protest at NAACP convention, Ginsburg vs. Hallmark

Earlier this month the Los Angeles NAACP engaged in utter foolishness and time wastage, claiming a Hallmark graduation card that had been on the shelves for 3 years was racist because of “black holes” verbiage, when the theme of the card was clearly about the solar system, not “black whores”…

I’m sorry, but what idiots.
Meanwhile, the NAACP issued nary a peep when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a shockingly racist remark to the New York Times in 2009. Ginsburg’s statement will be featured at the upcoming 4th Annual Protest Against Abortion at the NAACP Convention. Click to enlarge….

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Planned Parenthood uses black athletes as pawns in vapid Tebow response video

2/6, 9:35a: Les for Life at the Passionate Pro-lifer thinks the black athlete ad is going to boomerang. I agree that at some level great or small the Planned Parenthoodsponsored video rebuttal to the Tebow ad has afforded us the opportunity to point out how abortion is decimating the black race in America.
2/4, 11:13a: Ack. I’ve decided there is nothing Planned Parenthood does that doesn’t make me sick. How’s that for a double negative?
PP has produced a 1:07 video in response to Tim and Pam Tebow’s upcoming Super Bowl ad, which I’ve reported on extensively.
CBS, abortion, Tebow, Planned Parenthood, RH Reality Check, pro-life, Focus on the Family, National ORganization for Women.jpgLet me 1st acknowledge PP is attempting the right PR tack, unlike other pro-abort groups such as Ms., NOW, and RH Reality Check, which combined forces to wage a counter-productive public war against CBS to try to stifle pro-life free speech.
I note neither PP nor its CEO, Cecile Richards, were part of that mob. Smart.
Now PP is jumping in, 1st with a well-written introductory video by Richards. Note she respects and lauds Pam Tebow, then seamlessly segues to promote abortion, of course without ever saying the word…

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