Black Pro-Life Pastors, College Students Protest Abortion Racism to Congress
by Steven Ertelt
April 25, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Black pro-life pastors and pro-life college students joined together on Thursday for a protest at Congress concerning recent news that Planned Parenthood abortion businesses took donations from obviously racist donors. The fake contributors wanted their money used to abort black babies.
The pro-life advocates hoped to further expose the racist tendencies behind Planned Parenthood and to petition both political parties not to accept money from the abortion giant.
Members of Students for Life of America joined with the African-American pastors and pro-life Arizona Rep. Trent Franks for the event, which included a vigil outside a local Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this year, a student magazine at UCLA conducted two sting operations with callers posing as potential Planned Parenthood donors.
Local affiliates of the abortion business in several states willingly took the donations and even appeared to support the racist intent behind them in some instances.
Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, was on hand for the protest.
African-Americans are having abortions at a hugely disproportionate rate according to their population and Planned Parenthood has no shame whatsoever in accepting money that specifically targets our community, she said.
More than 30 leaders of the black community, including Rev. Clenard Childress and Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., joined the event as well.
A coalition of 30 leaders of the African-American community signed a letter drafted to the presidential candidates, and various leaders of both political parties and in Congress.
The letter said the information about the racist donations was "haunting and chilling, sounding more like 1958 than 2008."
Planned Parenthoods questionable, and possibly criminal, business practices are having a profound effect on African-American communities all across this nation," it said.
Together the pastors and students hope to gain support for a Congressional bill that would refuse funds to any organization that provides abortions.
H. R. 4133, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, would prohibit federal family planning funding to organizations that perform abortions."