While pro-life advocates are up in arms about the recent death of Lakisha Wilson, a 22-year-old patient at Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland, who died from a botched five-month abortion, the media has virtually ignored the story.
Leading African-Americans pro-lifers are very upset that Wilson’s death has not only been ignored by the media but has been ignored by the black establishment, including the NAACP.
“My heart is very heavy in light of this recent senseless death of yet another African American woman and her unborn child,” stated Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath, Urban Outreach Director with Protecting Black Life. “As abortion remains the #1 killer of African Americans, there is still an urgent need for our communities, and the nation at large, to be aware of abortion’s disproportionate impact on Black Americans and to become bothered enough to begin doing something about it. When will we say, ‘enough is enough’?”
Rev. Walter Hoye, Founder of the Issues4Life Foundation said, “The National Black Pro-life Coalition expresses heartfelt sympathy to the family of 22-year-old Lakisha Wilson — the most recent victim of a botched abortion, which was performed at the Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland. Ms. Wilson’s death is particularly tragic because this is not the first young black and beautiful woman to die at the hands of a late-term abortionist. Abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation and the number one cause of death in Black America, has left a trail of dead women and more than 57 million babies in its wake.”
BIG Abortion has long maintained abortion is a safe, just option for women. BIG Abortion claims that keeping it legal will ensure that no women are harmed. However, this is simply not true. Less than a year ago, we rallied in Chicago to remember the one-year anniversary of the death of Tonya Reaves. Ms. Reaves was a 24-year-old daughter, twin sister and mother who trusted Planned Parenthood’s late-term abortionist Mandy Gittler, their professionally trained staff and modern facilities when she decided to end her 16-week pregnancy. On Friday, July 20th, 2012 Ms. Reaves died from a suction dilation and evacuation abortion procedure that was botched so badly that not even the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an award winning trauma center, could save her.
Abortion is the leading cause of death among Blacks and once again, abortion, has taken the life of a Black woman and child. We can all agree that no one has the right to take the life of an innocent human being. It’s time for all of us to hold BIG Abortion accountable for its actions.
Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-life Union spoke at a press conference held in front of the Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She said:
Twenty two year old LaKisha Wilson is dead.
I listened to the 911 call in the death of LaKisha Wilson, recorded on March 21st. I could not believe what I heard. The woman who made the 911 call spoke so calmly — in a very matter of fact voice telling the dispatcher, that a woman in their clinic, was not breathing. It was almost like: a woman is not breathing…uh…pass the salt. It bothered me that there was no urgency detected in her voice as she flatly stated LaKisha was not breathing.
And we know why. The reason is because this scenario plays out over and over and over again in abortion facilities. Calling 911 is not new to abortion clinics. To the Preterm Clinic — and other abortion facilities, LaKisha is just another young woman who is dead at the hands of her so called doctor.
The greatest disservice is that abortionists profusely lie to women stating that abortion is a safe procedure — and life can continue on as if nothing had ever happened.
But abortion was not safe for LaKisha, was it? Abortion was not safe for her baby either — and most certainly life will not continue on for LaKisha, or for her family as if nothing had ever happened — because LaKisha Wilson is dead.
I stand here on this early spring day trying to make sense of all this. Wondering how the filthy back alley abortion doctors slithered and slimed their way to Main Street America where they continue to maim and kill young women by the thousands and their children by the millions. How is it that they thrive in black neighborhoods and communities — disproportionately selling abortion to black people — devastating black families?
We must band together to rise against this blood tide. It’s up to us – all of us-to stand with LaKisha’s family to ensure that her death was not in vain.
On behalf of the National Black Pro-Life Union, I offer my prayers for this young mother and for her child. I pray that LaKisha’s family and friends will find comfort in the arms of Jesus Christ in this very difficult time. We are so very sorry for their loss.
Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, said: “For the naysayers who say the pro-life movement is only about saving babies, we ask the objective public to consider that pro-life means from conception or fertilization until natural death, and includes protecting the lives of babies, children, mothers, fathers, families, the sick and the infirm. Case in point, the abortion camp has killed yet another mother, causing the growing number of abortion deaths to further surface before the public eye.”
“The battle for the seed and the womb continues as another woman dies in a fatal abortion. Abortion advocates continue to deny that they are obstructing mothers’ and children’s rights to live. What many people do not realize in the aftermath of this recent case is that hundreds of women have died from legal abortions in America,” said Dr. King.
“Thankfully, the numbers of street activists who serve as our eyes and ears on the fronts of these abortion houses of horrors are increasing. For example, African- American leaders were at the forefront of the Kermit Gosnell case in Philadelphia. As a representative of Priests for Life, I am honored to join my brothers and sisters and other activists to further expose the atrocities of the abuse of mothers and their children in these butcher shops,” added Dr. King.
As evidenced in the 2013 trial of Kermit Gosnell, the urban community continues to be victimized by the abortion industry. Research has shown that abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, has located 79% of its surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic neighborhoods. This intentional targeting of minorities is a major contributing factor to why abortion is the leading cause of death of African Americans.