Black Pro-Life Advocate Doubts Barack Obama Will Positively Change Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
January 5, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Incoming president Barack Obama ran on a campaign of change but one leading African-American pro-life advocate doesn’t think he will bring any positive change on America’s abortion-on-demand culture.
Day Gardner, the head of the National Black Pro-Life Union, notes Obama talked about reducing abortions during the campaign, but she says Obama’s record will likely prove those claims bathetic.
"I think most Americans, me included, are looking to see what ‘change’ will come from the man who made the word his entire campaign strategy," she said.
Gardner says that, before Obama’s election, "Planned Parenthood and other abortion organizations managed to kill 17 million black children by abortion since 1973, making abortion the number one killer of black people."
"Before Obama, 36% of all abortions were performed on black girls — abortion facilities are still purposefully placed in minority areas," she told LifeNews.com. "Before Obama, Planned Parenthood … received over 300 million of our tax dollars to continue the vicious dismembering and killing of innocent children."
Though she doesn’t think Obama will do much to reduce abortions — and will likely expand them by overturning pro-life laws and forcing taxpayers to fund abortions — Gardner says she is hopeful.
"It is my hope and prayer that he will have the strength needed to refuse to be bought off by the big abortion guns and advocates," Gardner said. "I hope and pray that he will hear the small voices of black children and all children in the womb crying out to be born."
"I hope and pray that he will see that every child born and unborn is equal in God’s eyes and therefore deserving of birth. Children are not expendable," she added.
Gardner concluded: "Abortion has killed more 50 million children in just over 30 years. On behalf of the children I implore you–the campaigner for change–to change that."
Related web sites:
National Black Pro-Life Union – https://www.nationalblackprolifeunion.com
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