The National Black Prolife Coalition released a new video today saying that, on the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the nation should recognize babies in the womb as a class of unprotected human beings targeted by abortion. Members of the coalition include Ryan Bomberg of the Radiance Foundation and Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the historic civil rights legislation, the landmark law that outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women by stopping discriminatory voter requirements.
“This monumental anti-discrimination act falls short of protecting America’s weakest and most vulnerable class of human beings, the babies in the womb. Even the ‘Women’s Rights Movement’ should recognize the harm to the rights of the baby girls in the womb,” King said. “Other monumental events in America’s history also did not foresee the potential harm of failure to protect all innocent unborn babies.”
“President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” King added. “Who would ever dream that by 2011 African American babies would be the most vulnerable people group to be executed by abortion, or that their mothers would be the most targeted market for the abortion industry?”
Life Issues Institute, a nationwide pro-life educational group, is partnering with the National Black Prolife Coalition for the new video.
“The abortion industry kills 1,000 black babies every day in the United States and over 15,000,000 have been killed since 1973,” LII director Brad Mattes says. “That’s more than the entire populations of Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Washington DC, Oakland, Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, and Baltimore combined. In New York City, home of Planned Parenthood, 60% of all black pregnancies are aborted.”
The rollout of this first video, which comes in at one minute in length and features high-end graphics combined with a modern hip hop beat and an opening remark from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will start in earnest next week.
The coalition also featured statements from several pro-life African-American activists on blacks and abortion to coincide with the video release:
* Arnold M. Culbreath says: “Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Who could have imagined that by 2011 over 50 million American babies, with over 15 million of them being Black American babies, would have been executed by the act of abortion?”
* Rev. Walter Hoye adds: “America inaugurated Mr. Barack Obama, the first president with brown skin. Who could have ever envisioned that America would be in a monumental battle for life in the cross-hairs of an abortion controversy during his term of office?
* Pastor Stephen Broden of Dallas, Texas says: “Abortion was illegal in 1964, but other forms of genocide such as sterilization and chemical manipulation in the execution of population control (although executed undercover) were common.”
* Catherine Davis adds: “We applaud the state of Arizona for passing civil rights legislation that affords the baby protection like the Civil Rights Act provided women and blacks in America. As EPIDEMIC demonstrates the black community is being depopulated by abortion. We are working to make it stop!”
King also noted that pro-life black Americans like Representative Daphne Campbell of Florida, a Democrat, often get harassed by abortion advocates.