5 Myths About "Back Alley" Abortions

(From the Elliott Institute )  With the arrest of Dr. Kermit Gossnell and his associates for running an abortion "house of horrors" in Philadelphia, and legislative proposals to strip    Planned    Parenthood    of government funding at the state and federal levels, abortion advocates are falling back on the claim that any effort to regulate the abortion industry will lead to the closing of clinics and a rise in dangerous "back alley" abortions. But these claims are based on myths. The truth is that legal abortion has increased, rather than prevented, the pain, suffering and exploitation of women.

 
 
Myth #1. Illegal abortions were performed by unlicensed, unskilled hacks. Prior to legalization, 90 percent of illegal abortions were done by physicians. Most of the remainder were done by nurses, midwives or others with at least some medical training. The term "back alley" referred not to where abortions were performed, but to how women were instructed to enter the doctor’s office after hours, through the back alley, to avoid arousing neighbors’ suspicions.
 
Myth #2. Tens of thousands of women died from illegal abortions every year. This pseudo-fact was much repeated by the media. The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the co-founders of the National Abortion Rights Action League and the obstetrician/gynecologist who directed what was in the 1970s the world’s largest abortion clinic, later revealed that leading abortion proponents knew this figure was false but considered it to be "useful" in their public relations campaign. Even Planned Parenthood’s own leading statisticians admitted that the official statistics on deaths resulting from illegal abortion were very accurately reported prior to 1973. In 1972, there were only 39 maternal deaths related to illegal abortion, not the thousands proclaimed by pro-abortionists.
 
In fact, deaths from illegal abortions were already declining or leveling off prior to 1973. After legalization, this trend remained unchanged. Deaths eliminated from the illegal abortion column were replaced by deaths resulting from legal abortion.
 
The number of women dying from legal abortions is probably several times what it was when abortion was illegal. For many compelling reasons, deaths resulting from illegal abortion were accurately reported on death certificates. Independent studies have confirmed this. But ever since 1973, whenever a legal abortion results in a maternal death the underlying cause is often, and perhaps usually, ignored or disguised on death certificates.
This occurs for many reasons: to spare the surviving family members embarrassment, to limit liability exposure, to avoid tarnishing public perceptions of abortion, and simply because the death is no longer related to a criminal activity.
 
Independent studies have confirmed the fact that the official statistics on maternal mortality following legal abortions are woefully inaccurate. Most recently, a single researcher examining public records was able to document 50 percent more deaths related to legal abortion than had been reported in the "official" government reports. The researcher, Kevin Sherlock, insisted that even his efforts have uncovered only a small fraction of these misclassified abortion related deaths.
 
 



Myth #3. There were a million illegal abortions performed each year. This was another made-up number intended to shock the public with the "overwhelming" dimensions of this unstoppable problem. Scientific estimates based on known deaths and complications related to illegal abortion show that the actual rate of illegal abortions was in the range of 60,000-200,000 per year.
 
Surveys of women who sought illegal abortions at that time confirm this much lower estimate for the overall rate of illegal abortion. These surveys also showed that less than half of women who sought an illegal abortion actually persisted in obtaining one. In addition, among those women who did procure an illegal abortion, the reported rate of physical complications was almost identical to the complication rate related to legal abortions. This last fact is not surprising since most illegal abortions were already performed by physicians.
 
Myth #4. If abortion becomes illegal, women will seek out illegal abortions. Surveys of women undergoing legal abortions confirm that only 6 to 20 percent would have considered seeking an illegal abortion if it was not legally available. This finding also confirms that legalization of abortion has replaced every illegal abortion that we sought to avoid with between ten and fifteen legal abortions.
Further, research and anecdotal evidence finds that most women having abortions are pressured or coerced to do so by someone else – and that most abortions are likely unwanted.
 
Before 1973, women could refuse an unwanted abortion on the grounds that it was illegal, unsafe and immoral. Legalization has made it easier for those around her to insist that because abortion is legal it must be "safe," and because it is "socially approved," it must be moral. It makes it easier for them to refuse to support her desire to continue the pregnancy and insist that she abort anyway.
 
Myth #5. Legal abortions are safer than illegal abortions. Any marginal improvements in the safety of legal abortions, as compared to illegal abortions, are more than offset by the astronomical increase in the number of women exposed to the inherent risks of induced abortion, legal or illegal. While the percentage of women dying from abortion is lower, the actual number of women dying has increased. The actual number of women suffering physical complications has increased. The actual number of women suffering psychological complications has increased. The suffering of women, men, and families has not been reduced by legalization; it has been increased.
 
There are also many deaths which are indirectly caused by abortion. Women with a history of abortion are 3.5 times more likely to die following abortion and six times more likely to commit suicide than are women who give birth. They are also more prone to substance abuse and other forms of risky behavior that may lead to death. Indeed, more than 30 studies published in the last five years alone have linked abortion to higher rates of mental health problems, including depression, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, and anxiety disorders -including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
 
From the Elliott Institute. More at http://afterabortion.org
 
"We cannot fight credibly against other social and moral evils, including poverty and violence, while we tolerate mass killings by abortion."
[Mother Teresa of Calcutta]
 

Video: Govt Official Sends Sex Traffickers to Planned Parenthood

by Steven Ertelt | LifeNews.com | 7/18/11 6:36 PM In a new video expose’ uncovering fraud in the Medicaid system, a conservative activists shows an Ohio state official referring people claiming to sexually traffic a young woman to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas today released his latest undercover investigation. O’Keefe is formerly associated with the pro-life group Live Action and was one of the original activists uncovering abuses at Planned Parenthood before forming a new organization focused on conservative expose’ videos.
 

“The first investigation released focuses on four Medicaid offices in Ohio.  The undercover reporters intimate that they are drug dealers, drive expensive cars, and possess incredible wealth,” O’Keefe said in a statement today. “At no time did the case workers ask the reporters to leave.  Even though the reporters admit to making their living through drug dealing or facilitating child prostitution, the case workers never called the police, Child Protective Services or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In fact, the case workers appear eager to assist the reporters in filling out the necessary Medicaid paperwork.”
During the visit, the fake Russian drug dealers ask the Department of Jobs and Family Services official, “Does Medicaid cover abortion or reproductive services?”
“You know, I don’t know, they cover a lot,” the Ohio official, Franklin County Health Start coordinator Traci Daniels, responds. “I’m not real sure.”
“Well, if we have sister who needs abortions,” the undercover activists respond, “Well, sometimes we make deal and she might do a favor for person we make deal with — some sort of sexual favor. Understand? That’s what she likes to do and it helps business. So she needs lots of abortions.”
The Ohio official responds, “She… Planned Parenthood would probably be where you’d go for that. I mean, for free.”
“Even if she might be underage?” the undercover actor queries.
“Yeah, Planned Parenthood doesn’t go by age,” Daniels says and, asked if that’s correct, she adds, “Yeah I don’t think you have to have a parent’s consent or anything like that.”
The exchange is similar to a slate of videos Live Action released earlier this year in which Planned Parenthood staffers were shown arranging abortions for sex traffickers for the victims they were subjecting to prostitution.
The three new videos, covering Planned Parenthood centers in Virginia, join the two other videos the group has released of a Perth Amboy, New Jersey abortion business and a Planned Parenthood center in Richmond, Virginia — both of which had staffers helping the alleged sex traffickers find information on how to obtain abortions without facing scrutiny and get STD testing for the girls.
A Planned Parenthood staffer in New Jersey has already been fired, New Jersey officials are looking into a shoddy abortion center Planned Parenthood referred to in its video, and the Virginia attorney general has received the full footage of the Richmond Planned Parenthood expose’.
All three of the new videos clearly show staff willing to aid and abet the sexual trafficking and exploitation of minors and young women and the videos, Lila Rose of Live Action says, provide more evidence of a clear, disturbing pattern of gross misconduct by Planned Parenthood.
The three new videos includes a Roanoke, Virginia abortion facility staffer suggesting the sex trafficker consider going to the health department instead of taking the girls he is victimizing to the Planned Parenthood — because it would be easier to hide the illegal activity.
“They’re discreet. They’re confidential. They, you know, don’t tell people what’s going on, because — frankly — it’s nobody’s business,” the female Planned Parenthood staff person is shown saying on the video. “And the thing is, see this is the thing a lot of people don’t know that. . .Right, through the Health Department.”

New FDA Report: Abortion Drug Kills 14 Women, Injures 2,200

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC  (LifeNews.com)  The Food and Drug Administration has quietly released a new report about the deaths of and injuries to women from the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug and the Obama administration has done nothing to make the information available to women.
Following its approval during the Clinton administration, the FDA released a report in 2006 that received widespread attention for showing more than 1,100 women had been subjected to “adverse effects” resulting from their taking the abortion drug mifepristone, commonly known a RU 486. Pro-life advocates have waited five years for the FDA to come out with a new report of problems associated with the drug — despite mounting evidence that the abortion drug continues to kill and injure women across the globe.

 
 
 
The FDA, with no fanfare, has released a new report, dated April 30, 2011. The report indicates 14 women in the United States alone have died from using the mifepristone abortion drug and 2,207 women have been injured by it.
Of the women experiencing medical and physical problems resulting from the abortion drug, 612 women required hospitalizations, 339 experienced blood loss significant enough to require a transfusion, 256 experienced infections and 48 women experienced what the FDA labeled as “severe infections.” Given that the RU 486 abortion drug caused sepsis, a potentially lethal infection that resulted in the deaths of women from around the world, the “serious infections” were very likely life-threatening situations.
“Severe infections generally involve death or hospitalization for at least 2-3 days, intravenous antibiotics for at least 24 hours, total antibiotic usage for at least 3 days, and any other physical or clinical findings, laboratory data or surgery that suggest a severe infection,” the FDA report states.
Women developing infections from usage of the RU 486 abortion drug experienced endometritis (involving the lining of the womb), pelvic inflammatory disease (involving the nearby reproductive organs such as the fallopian tubes or ovaries), and pelvic infections with sepsis (a serious systemic infection that has spread beyond the reproductive organs).
The FDA figures also reveal that abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood are still misusing the abortion drug.
Despite the FDA indicating, “Administration of mifepristone and misoprostol is contraindicated in patients with confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus,” the abortion drug was given to women in 58 cases where they had an ectopic pregnancy.
Jeanne Monahan of the Family Research Council commented on the new report.
“The dangerous complications associated with this drug continue include hemorrhaging and infection. In the U.S., at least 612 women have been hospitalized after taking RU-486; and at least 339 women required blood transfusions as a result of serious blood loss after taking the abortion drug,” she said.
“Marketing the abortion drug as simple and painless, such as taking an aspirin, is dangerously misleading to women. RU-486 is in a class of drugs categorized as selective progesterone receptor modulators, which, in addition to blocking progesterone necessary for the developing baby, also suppresses a woman’s immune system. Additionally, it is sometimes the case that the remains of the pregnancy are not entirely expelled from a woman’s uterus, causing infection and other problems,” she said.
Monahan also complained about the usage of the mifepristone abortion drug in cases where an ectopic pregnancy was present.
“Clearly highlighting the need for more stringent medical oversight, the report also indicates that 58 women were prescribed RU-486 despite having ectopic pregnancies,” she said. “To state it more clearly, a woman who has an ectopic pregnancy and takes the RU 486 regimen places her life in danger.”
Monahan says the dangerous status of the abortion drug is not limited to the United States.
“It is not only women in the U.S. who are suffering as a result of chemical abortion, it is a worldwide trend. A recent Australian health department audit of nearly 10,000 abortions performed in 2009 and 2010 compared the safety of RU-486 with surgical abortion, with the outcome being in the words of one major media outlet “The Abortion Pill ‘Less Safe than Surgery,’” Monahan explained. “The Australian report showed that 1 in 18 patients who used RU-486 had to be re-admitted to hospitals (a total of 5.7% of women vs. only .4% of surgical abortions.) The same study revealed that as many as 33% of women who had second trimester RU-486 abortions required some form of surgical intervention.”
The report also indicated approximately 1.52 million women have used the dangerous abortion drug through the end of April 2001.
“Despite the seriousness and intensity of adverse effects related to RU-486, use of this form of abortion is on the rise, and frequently the regimen is dispensed with less medical oversight than surgical abortion,” Monahan said. “Even more troubling, nationally and internationally, “telemed” dissemination of RU-486 is increasing. Telemed abortions involved doctors proscribing RU-486 through Skype or over the Internet rather than during a patient visit.”
“The bottom line is that abortion drugs are not about improving women’s health but are more accurately about advancing a radical pro-abortion agenda regardless of the impact on women’s health, even when it proves deadly,” she concluded.
 

Face The Truth Tour Coming To Rockford August 9 2011

Rockford Il. (ProLifeCorner.com)   On Tuesday, August 9, the Pro-Life Action League will be coming to Rockford to help us show the truth that abortion kills a child.  Your help and presence is needed.  Saving the lives of our preborn sisters and brothers is the responsibility of every person of good will.  Because our media and cultural outlets refuse to show the public what abortion really is, we have to expose this tragedy to public. 

 
Rockford will never reject abortion until Rockford sees abortion.
Standing on the streets of Rockford, exposing what abortion does to a child is not easy, but it is an act of love for children and for those who have been sold the lie of the culture of death.  Showing the truth of what abortion does to a child has also saved lives right here in Rockford.
 
Please join us at these locations in prayer and as a witnesses to Christ and life.
 
9:30 – 11:00 am
Riverside Blvd. & Alpine Rd.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

East State St. & Alpine Rd.

 
Lunch 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Old Country Buffet
525 South Perryville Road
 
3:00 – 4:30pm
East State St. & Perryville Rd.

 
Please join us at any or all of these locations as a witness to life and love for Jesus Christ and the people of Rockford – together in Christ we can bring an end to the killing of preborn children in Rockford.  If you have any questions or comments, please email us at: everylifematters@comcast.net
 
Here is an excellent video put together by the ProLife Action League.  Whether you have been at a Face the Truth tour, or are just curious about what really goes on, this video is an excellent explanation of the event that will be coming to Rockford this August 9.

Rockford Abortion Supporters Continue Violent Tactics

Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 7-22-2011 – by James – A young mother who was inside  Rockford’s abortion mill five years ago but refused an abortion  and then came out and sought help from pro-life sidewalk counselors, came to the Rockford abortion clinic today with her children to thank pro-lifers for being there for her in her hour of need.  Unfortunately, the sight of this reunion infuriated a group of Rockford abortion supporters who already have a history of violence.

 
 
 It was a beautiful reunion between this mother, her twins who were saved from abortion, and the pro-lifers who helped her choose life so many years ago.
 
Unfortunately, the sight of this reunion infuriated a group of Rockford abortion supporters who already have a history of violence.
 
At approximately 7:45 am on Friday, July 22, 2011 a mother, who was driving into the abortion mill parking lot, freely chose to stop and speak with a sidewalk counselor.  The sidewalk counselor was in the process of handing her a brochure with information about alternatives to abortion when a female abortion supporter charged in and hit the pro-lifer’s arms with her sign so she couldn’t give the mother the brochure  and then screamed at the mother to pull into the abortion mill.
 
Just for good measure the abortion supporter  hit the pro-lifer a second time with her pro-abortion sign.
 
The mother who was seeking help from the pro-life sidewalk counselor was frightened by the aggression of the pro-abort and pulled into the mill lot.
 
Then a male abortion supporter decided he was going to try to intimidate the female pro-life sidewalk counselor by aggressively trying to knock her over by pushing his chest against her chest and face.  That’s when a pro-lifer had to step in and push him away to get him off  her.
 
Assault complaints were made to the police against both pro-aborts.
 
Since this group of abortion supporters have been coming to the mill for two months, they have continually pushed, threatened, and grabbed both pro-lifers and mothers at the abortion mill.
 
These violent and threatening tactics are a clear attempt by these radical baby killers to try to provoke the peaceful Christian pro-lifers of Rockford to respond with force to their aggressive actions so Wayne Webster can attempt to implement a bubble zone around the abortion mill.
 
A heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil.  Proverbs 6:18
 
The pro-abortion male who physically assaulted the petite pro-life sidewalk counselor after the incident went over and winked, nodded, and smiled at pro-abortion activist Frank Moyer who has previously assaulted a pro-lifer on the sidewalks of this abortion mill.  It was Frank Moyer’s wife who hit the sidewalk counselor earlier in the day.  
 
Thankfully, no one is falling for their deceitful and insidious schemes. 
 

The Unholy Trinity Of Death

Rockford, Il – (ProLIfeCorner.com) – 7-21-2011 – by James –     What Do The Nun, The Witch, And The Pro-Child-Killing Church Have In Common In Rockford?  What sounds like a bad joke unfortunately looks like a reality, as internationally known witch Selena Fox and Catholic nun Dorothy Bock will  be speaking at a Rockford Unitarian Church that has taken a lead role in the effort to promote the killing of children at Rockford’s infamous abortion mill.

 

 
Selena Fox, senior minister and high priestess of Circle Sanctuary, a Wiccan congregation, will be speaking at the Unitarian Church in Rockford IL, on Sunday, July 24, 2011. 
 
Participating in the same lecture series the following Sunday is Sister Dorothy Bock SSSF, who works at Womanspace in Rockford, IL. 
 
This is deeply troubling on many levels.
 
1. Having a Catholic nun participating in the same lecture series as a pagan priestess of Wicca lends legitimacy to these occult beliefs. 
On Selena Fox’s Facebook page are symbols of demonic and satanic worship.  No Christian should be associating with the demonic. 
 
2. The Unitarian Church in Rockford and its members are taking the lead role in the pro-child-killing movement in this city.  They cannot claim to be just "pro-choice" when members of the Unitarian Church, on a regular basis, stand in the driveway of the Rockford abortion mill and scream and at times use physical force to block offers of help by pro-lifers to mothers in need.
 
3. Dorothy Bock and Elaine Hirschenberger, members of the School Sisters of St. Francis, co-founded Womanspace in Rockford, IL, in 1975.
 
In December 2006, Sister Hirschenberger co-conducted a funeral service for a prominent pro-abortion activist and Rockford abortion mill nurse, Kathryn Traynor, held at the Rockford Unitarian Church.  At this funeral service led by Sister Hirschenberger, money was requested for Planned Parenthood, the largest chain of abortion clinics in America. 
 
This connection among abortion, the Unitarian Church, Womanspace, and these Sisters shows a lack of any concern for children murdered by abortion.
 
4. Pro-abortion meetings have been held this summer and continue to be held at the Unitarian Church where Sister Bock intends to speak.  Among the issues discussed in these meeting were ways to block the mobile ultrasound clinic and ways to promote abortion in Rockford.  A participant in the May 18 pro-abortion meeting at the Unitarian Church informed pro-lifers that mocking and ridicule of Christianity were constant themes of this gathering.
 
We hope and pray Sister Bock will reconsider her decision to speak at a church that has as a stated goal and mission the direct and intentional killing of children in the womb.
 
Please write Sister Bock  dorothy@womanspace-rockford.org    and politely ask her not to set foot in the Unitarian Church that is working so hard to murder the children of Rockford.
 
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Accosting By Abortion Supporters Now Called “Escorting”

Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 7-21-2011 – by James – Is Physically Grabbing And Seizing Women Off The Street The New Strategy Of Rockford Abortion Supporters?  On Friday, July 8, 2011, a group of abortion supporters physically laid their hands on a woman and took her into Rockford’s abortion mill.  This mother had been at the driveway of the abortion clinic, but after speaking to a Spanish-speaking pro-life sidewalk counselor the mother told the driver of her taxi to pull over to the mobile ultrasound clinic

 
 
When she got out of the taxi right next to the mobile ultrasound, she was physically seized by the pro-aborts.  The clinic building owner opened the south door of the mill, which is seldom used, and yelled, "Get her in her!"  These pro-abortion terrorists could not have accomplished this horrific act without the help and direction of the building owner. 
 
One of the women, Barb Giolitto, who grabbed this mother who had shown interest in the pro-life mobile ultrasound, is now publicly trying to worm her way out of being held accountable for physically grabbing and taking hold of a mother at the Rockford abortion mill.
 
This statement below was posted on a pro-abortion Facebook page by Barb Giolitto herself.
 
In case you missed it last Friday, there was a lot of action. 5 squad cars and a fire truck, before it was all over! I was able to escort a young Hispanic girl into the clinic who arrived by taxi. The driver was overwhelmed when surrounded by the anti-abortion protesters. After being shoved aside from the passenger side, I managed to lay my sign on the windshield. When the driver pointed to it, she exited the taxi, and I was able to protect her and get her into the building. And yes. I pressed charges! Barb Giolitto    July 11 at 1:57pm
 
We appreciate Mrs Giolitto’s admitting in public that she is one of the people who physically grabbed this woman  However  her account of what happened contains the usual amount of half-truths and misleading statements that the bigoted and racist Rockford abortion mill is known for.
 
Mrs. Giolitto says, “I managed to lay my sign on the windshield. When the driver pointed to it, she exited the taxi."  What Mrs. Giolitto fails to mention is the young mother could not speak English so in all likelihood the Hispanic mother could not read her pro-abortion sign. 
It appeared that the taxi driver seemed to be pointing at the picture of the child killed by abortion that was covering the pro-abortion sign.
 
In reality what Mrs. Giolitto has done in her zeal to ensure the children of Rockford are killed by abortion, is to bring a new dynamic to Rockford’s abortion mill; one in which mothers are physically grabbed and intimidated by abortion supporters into killing their children.
 
We believe it is time for the Winnebago County State’s Attorney to put a stop to anyone grabbing mothers off the street and taking them into the abortion clinic before more people are hurt or even killed.
 
 
 
 

Rockford Pro-Life Initiative 7 20 2011

An estimated 17 babies were killed this past week, the mill was closed on Friday;      Acts Of The Apostles Reading At Rockford Abortion Mill;     Isolating the Vulnerable Is Part Of Rockford Abortion Mill Strategy;     Using Deception To Kill Children And Harm Women In Rockford…..

 
 
On Friday July 15, the Rockford abortion mill was closed so no children were killed.  By the grace of God the mill was closed today but thankfully as pro-lifers continued to pray throughout the morning they were able to help a young mother who was in need of food for her family.
 
A bright teenage girl who came to pray at the mill for the first time shared a story with pro-lifers of how she was able to minister to a friend of hers who was considering abortion.  Thank God her friend chose life.  This was a good morning filled with prayer and help for those in need.
 
On Wednesday July 20, an estimated seventeen children were killed inside the Rockford abortion mill.
 
Rockford Pro-Life Initiative 
 
The mission of Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is to eliminate abortion in the Rockford area through Prayer, Fasting, Education, and Personal Sacrifice.
 
 
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Acts Of The Apostles Reading At Rockford Abortion Mill
 
On Friday July 22, Christians will gather at Rockford’s abortion mill from 7:00 am – 9:00 am to read the Acts of the Apostles.
 
In the past year we have publicly read all four Gospels at the abortion mill.  Now is the time to read the story of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, the descent of the Holy Spirit, and how Christians spread the "Good News" of Jesus Christ throughout the known world.
 
The faith of the early Christians and the persecution of God’s people found in the Acts of the Apostles are stories that are lived out in many similar ways at Rockford’s abortion mill where children are killed, mothers wounded, and God is mocked.
 
Please join us for this Scripture reading at the corner of 10th and Broadway anytime between 7:00 am -9:00 am. 
Anyone willing to publicly proclaim Holy Scriptures can join with others by taking 10 minute shifts reading aloud that morning.
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Isolating the Vulnerable Is Part Of Rockford Abortion Mill Strategy
 
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Using Deception To Kill Children And Harm Women In Rockford
 
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More Blacks Die From Abortion Than Anything Else

(LifeNews.com)A national coalition of pro-life African-American groups and leaders is back with a new video touching on the racial overtones of abortion and following up to their first video addressing abortion in the context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.The National Black Prolife Coalition is behind the new professionally-produced video and members of the coalition include Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation and Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video features a black, red and brown color scheme, pulsating music and captivating images.

 
 
“In state after state, and city after city, black lives are in danger,” the high-quality video says in a text overlay. “Tragically, deaths outnumber life in the black community. Out of 653,011 annual deaths, the most common cause is not HIV (6,398), respiratory disease (7,830), homicide (8,870), diabetes (12,343), accidents (13,559), kidney disease (17,232), cancer (63,441) or heart disease (63,441). The number one killer of black Americans is Planned Parenthood and the abortuaries that target us.”
Abortion (363,705) is then compared to all other cases combined (289,306) in terms of what takes the lives of more African-Americans each year and the video ends with the tag, “Stop Planned Parenthood, bring an end to genocide.”
 
“We’ve been betrayed by black leaders,” the video concludes along with naming pro-abortion black elected officials like DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Jesse Jackson, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Barbara Lee, Al Sharpton and others, “who’ve sacrificed 15 million babies for political or personal gain. The numbers don’t lie. Restore life. Restore hope.”
 
New Video: More Blacks Die From Abortion Than Anything Else
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 7/19/11 10:09 AM
A national coalition of pro-life African-American groups and leaders is back with a new video touching on the racial overtones of abortion and following up to their first video addressing abortion in the context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
 
The National Black Prolife Coalition is behind the new professionally-produced video and members of the coalition include Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation and Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video features a black, red and brown color scheme, pulsating music and captivating images.
 
“In state after state, and city after city, black lives are in danger,” the high-quality video says in a text overlay. “Tragically, deaths outnumber life in the black community.  Out of 653,011 annual deaths, the most common cause is not HIV (6,398), respiratory disease (7,830), homicide (8,870), diabetes (12,343), accidents (13,559), kidney disease (17,232), cancer (63,441) or heart disease (63,441). The number one killer of black Americans is Planned Parenthood and the abortuaries that target us.”
 
Abortion (363,705) is then compared to all other cases combined (289,306) in terms of what takes the lives of more African-Americans each year and the video ends with the tag, “Stop Planned Parenthood, bring an end to genocide.”
“We’ve been betrayed by black leaders,” the video concludes along with naming pro-abortion black elected officials like DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Jesse Jackson, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Barbara Lee, Al Sharpton and others, “who’ve sacrificed 15 million babies for political or personal gain. The numbers don’t lie. Restore life. Restore hope.”
 
In a statement to LifeNews.com Bomberger said the “Numbers Don’t Lie” video is a campaign to “expose the number one killer of African-Americans: Planned Parenthood and urban abortion clinics. It reveals how abortions in the black community outnumber the all other causes of death combined.”
“Pro-abortion groups cry racism and misogyny because they know they can’t speak to the facts. They’ve tried to remove our TooManyAborted.com billboards and crush free speech instead of halting over 363,000 innocent lives needlessly crushed in the black community,” said Bomberger.
“With a $1 billion annual budget and $1 billion in assets, Planned Parenthood has historically targeted the black community with birth control in its population control efforts. Today, it markets abortion as contraception, generating immense profits, over $200 million annually, from killing unborn children,” he added. “New York City, the home of Planned Parenthood, aborts nearly 60% of all viable black pregnancies. Yet abortion activists denounce any public campaign to draw attention to this epidemic of abortion.”
Other black pro-life leaders involved in the coalition weighed in as well.
“When will our black leaders take an honest look at these numbers, become outraged and do something to stop the abortion deaths of our beautiful black babies?” asked Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath of Protecting Black Life. “The numbers don’t lie. Abortion takes a tremendous toll on our women, our men, our families and our future.”
 
Catherine Davis of the Black Prolife Coalition added, “The betrayal of many of these self-styled leaders runs deep. Many are recipients of the largesse of the abortion industry as they promote the destruction of their own community through abortion.”
Pastor Stephen Broden of Dallas, Texas added, “The effect of abortion in the black community is clear as one examines the numbers. So-called leaders are complicit in the decimation of our children and the very survival of our people.”
And Alveda King concluded: “This campaign should be liberating for the leaders and everyone concerned. After all, the truth sets us all free. If our leaders haven’t sold us out, this is their opportunity to stand up for life.”
 
The National Black ProLife Coalition is a network of black pro-life and pro-family organizations committed to celebrating Life and Family by cultivating Hope in the black community.  See Video:  http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/19/new-video-more-blacks-die-from-abortion-than-anything-else/
 

Why I Got Involved – And Why You Should Too

Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 7-19-2011 – Below is the testimony of a young mother who has recently become involved in helping mothers and children as a sidewalk counselor and by praying at Rockford’s abortion mill.  We at Pro-Life Corner believe this story shows the strength and love of the human spirit when united to Jesus Christ.

 
 
Deborah’s Testimony:
 
Why I got involved- and why you should too….
Many years ago when I was only 17 and homeless in the streets of Phoenix, I had an ectopic pregnancy and had to undergo a chemical abortion. I know there was no choice for me, the baby could not have lived, and I could have died as well had I not done it. After the drugs were given to me I was so sad and angry. The people at the hospital were so cold about the whole thing- telling me it wasn’t a baby; it was a lump of tissue at that point (much what abortion clinics and "pro-choicers" tell women now). 17 and alone, they left me on a table in a cold room with cold fluid being pumped into me. I was told to go back to the clinic every day for the next two weeks- they would measure my ECG hormone to make sure it was declining. That’s fancy talk for making sure the baby was dying and the drugs had worked. I couldn’t bear to go.
 
Fast forward 14 years… after raising 4 kids for many years, Rick and I were actually devastated to learn I was pregnant. We cried for days. Shamefully I admit that even as a "pro-life" Christian- the "a" word crossed my mind. I understand the thought process that these women are going through. But to think that I could have taken the life of Eli and Emma- never to hear their giggle, feel their softness, see their smiles and fix their boo-boos. Un-planned by me, planned by God.
 
You never know who’s going through those clinic doors… it could be the man or woman that is going to cure Cancer or Aids or any other horrible disease. It could have been you, or your spouse, or your best friend if their mother had made that "choice." Maybe in some cases it is a disabled child… but haven’t we all witnessed the awesome joy that "special" people have brought to our world?
 
The "pro-choicers" will tell you to "trust women", but isn’t Eve the one who was trusted in the first place? Hmmm… They tell you that women have rights… what about the women who are in those wombs? They say they want to keep it legal so women don’t have "back-alley" abortions… look up the Rockford abortion clinic on you-tube and tell me if there’s much difference. Look at the satanic images in their windows, the dirty, disheveled building. See the "caring" staff drive in and almost run over people to go make their dirty money. Listen to the "pro-choicers" yell at the women to get in the clinic, not wanting them to stop and listen to their options and get help- some of the most hateful, nasty people I have ever met.
 
Think about it, pray about it, please. Even if this isn’t your "cause"- take a few seconds of your time and just pray.
Deborah