On Halloween, Planned Parenthood tweeted that it is safer for African-American women to undergo an abortion than to give birth. This fear-mongering message has served Planned Parenthood’s profit margins well across the country. In New York City, where there are countless Planned Parenthood facilities, more Black children are aborted than born. The African-American community is taking a stand against the abortion industry’s Black Genocide, and one Christian denomination is leading the charge.
The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is the largest African-American Christian denomination in the United States. Recognizing that abortion is pervasive and specifically targeting their community, the Church of God in Christ stepped up to promote adoption among its churches and educate members about abortion and the pro-life cause.
In 2016, the Church of God in Christ entered into a 3-year partnership with Human Coalition, one of the largest pro-life organizations in the United States, to further this joint cause through the Family Life Campaign initiative. In November, during its annual Holy Convocation, COGIC believers, pastors, bishops, and leaders gathered outside of St. Louis’ notorious Planned Parenthood abortion facility to speak truth to power. Dozens gathered to pray, preach, and offer words of hope to abortion-determined women visiting the facility.
COGIC’s Bishop Vincent Mathews told the crowd that COGIC will not be a denomination complicit with Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project, which was designed to eliminate “human weeds” — those Sanger and her white cohorts deemed “unfit” members of the human race.
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Catherine Davis, a Human Coalition Advisory Board member, broadcast the demonstration on Facebook Live. “These men and women of God are taking a stand out here today, and they are saying, ‘This far and no further.’ And they are saying ‘Planned Parenthood, we are putting you on notice that we will not tolerate you targeting our women anymore. We will not allow you to continue pointing at black women and brown women and women of color in your diabolical plan to control our birth rate and wipe us from the face of the earth.’”
Evangelist Lesley Monet, International Director of the Family Life Campaign, told me that she often prays at abortion facilities like the one in St. Louis. “Church of God in Christ is pro-life and we are taking a stand against what Planned Parenthood is all about, especially involving the tweet that went out on Halloween. We are here to take a stand and we’re here to help you, we love you; that is our message. It was a peaceful protest standing up for women in general and in particular for Black women.”
Lesley, who is an adoptive mother herself, shared that the Family Life Campaign is working diligently to help members adopt children in response to their pro-life calling. Learn more about the Family Life Campaign here.