Pro-life advocates will mark the National Day of Mourning for the Unborn on Friday with a prayerful, peaceful protest for the millions of unborn babies who have been slaughtered in abortions.
Among the organizers is Alveda King, the director of the Civil Rights for the Unborn outreach through Priests for Life and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She expressed sorrow at the 61 million unborn babies who have been aborted, including 20 million unborn black babies, since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
“In New York City, more black babies are aborted than born,” King said. “It’s not racist to point out this truth. It is racist to perpetuate this genocide.”
She, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and other pro-life advocates also plan to embark on an outreach through four southern states on Friday.
Organized by Civil Rights for the Unborn, The Restoration Project and the Douglass Leadership Institute, pro-life and civil rights leaders plan to visit cities that are being targeted by Planned Parenthood, the billion-dollar abortion chain.
“This is an urgent message that bears repeating,” Pavone said. “The abortion cartel is working to eliminate black people in the U.S. They try to disguise this as compassion for the poor, but the truth is, Planned Parenthood and other abortion sellers are committing mass murder.”
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Their travels will take them through Richmond, Virginia, Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama, where Planned Parenthood is opening huge new abortion facilities in predominantly black communities.
“Abortion kills more black lives than all the other leading causes of death combined, and it is by design that black women have access to abortion clinics and abort at three and half times the rate of white women,” said Patrina Mosley, director of life, culture and women’s advocacy at the Family Research Council.
Census data indicates that African Americans are about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions.
Mosley, who also is participating in the outreach, said Planned Parenthood specifically targets black and Latino women and their unborn babies for abortions. She pointed to research indicating that nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located in black and Latino neighborhoods.
“How long will we let this targeted killing of black babies continue?” she asked.
There is hope as long as pro-life and civil rights advocates continue to speak out about the rights of unborn babies, no matter what their color, sex or abilities.