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By Catherine Davis and Bradley Mattes originally posted February 28, 2020

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a founding member of what is now called the Association for the Study of African American History, announced the first “Negro History Week” in 1926, selecting February because it held the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two icons in the history of blacks in America.

The celebration grew to a monthlong observance in 1976. Beginning with Gerald Ford, every president has issued a proclamation honoring February as Black History Month.

While many positive accomplishments by African Americans are now brought to our attention every February, there are those who exploit this annual event to further their own political agenda, which is actually counter to the historical advancement of blacks in American history.

Among them is Planned Parenthood. The nation’s largest abortion provider has done a masterful job of creating a false impression that its programs somehow benefit the black community. A recent example of its success is Charity Navigator’s inclusion of Planned Parenthood in a list of charities that promote “black health, education, rights and community development.” Recommended For You Filibuster stick-in-the-mud: Kyrsten Sinema emerges as focal point of left-wing frustration ‘More like a snack for a toddler than a meal for an adult’: How our National Guard troops are being fed at the Capitol Biden sparks new immigration surge, many with coronavirus

The tragic reality is that 79% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located within walking distance of neighborhoods that have proportionately higher populations of black or Latina women. An analysis of census tract data clearly documents that this kingpin of the abortion industry targets women of color, selling them the illusion that they must choose between career advancement and the lives of their babies. Any doubt about this skewed impact on women of color would be dispelled if Planned Parenthood were to publish data on the proportion of its abortion clients who are minorities. Planned Parenthood pointedly declines to release this data.

Joining Planned Parenthood’s deception are the many legislators who benefit from the organization’s largesse. This month, several Democratic U.S. senators incredibly cited race when opposing a bill requiring medical aid for babies born alive after a botched abortion. One stated that black babies are three times more likely to die in their first year, which is an odd reason to withhold care from them. Another senator cited racial disparities in the healthcare industry to justify not giving lifesaving aid to already-born infants. A third Democratic senator cited abortion as a means of lowering the 700 maternal mortality cases each year in the United States.

This so-called advocacy during the month that celebrates black life is an insult to black women and the nation.

Abortion in America has contributed to the greatest decline in black population since the first black slaves arrived in the Americas in the 1600s. According to U.S. census data, there were 18,871,831 black American citizens in 1960. Since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973, abortion has killed an estimated 20 million black babies — more than the entire black population of 1960.

How does this benefit the black community?

Claims that the pro-life community is a bunch of white supremacists are completely baseless. Such calumny cannot erase the truth that abortion has been used to control the black birth rate, and Planned Parenthood has led that charge. Pro-life leaders, both black and white, have linked arms with the grassroots movement, and we are advancing the protection of black unborn babies and their mothers.

Only in a world of twisted logic could organizations and individuals working tirelessly to save black lives from abortion be called “racist” for their efforts. Only in a world of twisted logic can it be acceptable for legislators to use the race of those killed to justify their destruction.

We reject both ideas. Instead, we stand with the spirit of Douglass, who called the Declaration of Independence, with its affirmation of the right to life and application to “all men,” the “ring-bolt to the chain of [our] nation’s destiny.” As Douglass said, “The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.”

Catherine Davis is president of the Restoration Project. Bradley Mattes is president of the Life Issues Institute.

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Jan. 22 is National Sanctity of Human Life Day in America, as designated by President Donald Trump in one of his final acts before leaving office this week. While that may not mean much to some, it resonates deeply with others.

There are many individuals and organizations that advocate for the needs of human beings, from children to senior citizens. However, there remains an urgent need for more Americans to advocate for our most vulnerable population, the preborn—especially on Jan. 22, the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which effectively legalized abortion nationwide.

America remains one of just a handful of countries that permits elective abortions throughout pregnancy. Consider:

—1 out of every 5 preborn American babies is aborted.

—About 2,500 abortions are performed each day in the U.S.

—60,000,000 American children have been aborted since 1973.

As tragic as those numbers are, abortion’s impact on black Americans is even more alarming.

Consider also the following comparisons of abortion vis-a-vis the black population:

—More than 20,000,000 black babies have been aborted since 1973.

—According to the U.S. census, there were 18,871,831 blacks living in America in 1960.

That means that since 1973, more black babies have been killed by surgical abortion than the entire U.S. black population of 1960.

But it’s not enough just to know and mourn abortion’s death toll. We must also answer the call to do something about it.

As part of the Douglass Leadership Institute’s Strengthening the Family initiative, we’ve launched our new Jeremiah 1:5 Project. It derives directly from the Bible verse Jeremiah 1:5, which says:

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.

In that verse, there are three life-affirming principles:

1) The purview of God (God saw and knew Jeremiah, even in the womb.)
2) Personhood even in the womb (Preborn lives matter to God.)
3) God assigns purpose in the womb. (We are each created to do something special.)

The goals of the Jeremiah 1:5 Project are to increase awareness of abortion and its impact on the black community and to decrease the support for abortion in the black community.

Building on the Douglass Leadership Institute’s success with its strategic partner, the Church of God in Christ, which recently passed a historic resolution affirming the sanctity of life, the institute has secured the signatures of more than 500 black pastors choosing to boldly, unapologetically, and compassionately stand up and speak up for life.

They are doing so in the spirit of Proverbs 24:11 (NIV): “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.”

The project’s focus is primarily—though not exclusively—geared toward black pastors in response to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s desire to control the birth rate of black Americans.

In 1939, Sanger wrote in a historic and infamous letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble (of the Procter & Gamble fortune):

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.

We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

Conversely, the Douglass Leadership Institute believes the black pastors who have joined its project will be key to ending abortion’s toll on the black community.

But while the primary audience is black pastors, many pastors of other races and ethnicities have also chosen to join this pivotal project. Each of these clergymen and clergywomen have courageously committed to affirm the dignity and value of all human life, regardless of gestational age.

They have also committed to pray, preach, and teach the sanctity of human life from the pulpit, and to invite their pastoral peers to do likewise.

Life is a gift, and it is precious. It must be protected, and the Douglass Leadership Institute’s Jeremiah 1:5 Project is positioned to do just that.

A new administration has entered the White House and may not be committed to protect our vulnerable preborn citizens. For that reason, it is critically important that those who value life in all of its phases and stages remain vigilant.

We must continue to diligently stand up, speak up, and most of all, never give up in the battle, because lives depend on it, born and preborn alike. 

Original Post From The Daily Signal Here

Arnold Culbreath @DL_Institute

Article By Arnold Culbreath is the director of ministry engagement at the Maryland-based Douglass Leadership Institute.

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Buffalo, NY—“59 out of 100 black babies are aborted in Buffalo every year compared to 18 out of 100 white babies,” says New York Pastor for Life Coalition leader Rev. William Gillison. “The black community is no longer replacing itself.”

Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 701 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215 on February 6th at 2:00 P.M. the New York Pastors for Life campaign will be revealing its media blitz. The campaign is designed to sound the alarm among the Black and Hispanic communities. 37% all black pregnancies end in abortion. Rev. Kinzer expressed concern stating that, “The Hispanic community is not far behind the Black community with 1 in 5 pregnancies ending in abortion.”

The New York Pastors for Life media campaign is hard-hitting televised messaging designed by members of the Black community to directly address the Black and Hispanic communities. “Abortion is having a devastating impact on the ability of our communities to flourish,” says, Ayesha Kruetz of the Frederick Douglas Foundation of New York. She goes on to say, “It all comes down to our unwillingness as a society to protect the personhood of Black and Hispanic preborn boys and girls. Abortion is a concern for the Frederick Douglas Foundation. It represents the same root problem that permitted the enslavement of Blacks in the U.S.—refusing to acknowledge the personhood and therefore the ‘inalienable’ rights of the black man. That is exactly what the Supreme Court did in Roe vs Wade. And it is decimating our people. In 1787 we asked, ‘AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?’ and we overcame. The time has come for the Blacks and Hispanics of Buffalo to raise our voice for the future of our people and ask, “Am I Not a Child?”

The following is an excerpt of the personhood statement that the Buffalo community of leaders have signed:  “A person is an organism with unique human DNA governing his or her own maturation from conception to natural death…redefining personhood is arbitrary at best and mercenary at worst. The black community understands well what happens when a small group of people decides to force their narrow definition of personhood upon society: slavery and death. Abortion represents one small group of people deciding that boys and girls in the womb are not people.”

Rev. Arthur Ward of St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church summarized, “This is not a political issue. This is a human one. We must protect the personhood of all humans at every stage of maturity. May God help us overcome this inhumanity.”

New York Pastors for Life is a media campaign and an initiative of local community leaders which exists to educate the community toward an understanding of the personhood of all, especially the preborn girl and boy. One hope of this effort is to continue laying a foundation for a personhood amendment to the constitution of New York State recognizing the equality of all humans under the law without arbitrary qualifications.

Arnold M. Culbreath

What is the significance of these numbers?

For those that don’t know, the Black population in 1960 America was 18, 871,831. Today more than 20,000,000 Blacks have been aborted, yes, more than the entire Black population in 1960!

This is Genocide!

It is because we are targeted by Planned Parenthood and others. It is time to end it.


“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” Frederick Douglass

The NYS is positioned to create the most radical pro-abortion State in the union.

Join us on January 22, 2019, at 10:45 on the steps of 135 University Avenue, Rochester 14605 for a press conference with local pastors and community leaders and national pro-life leader Walter Hoye, author of Black and Pro-Life in America.

Later (6p -730p), Hoye will join hundreds of local pro-life advocates at 135 University Ave in Rochester, NY to mourn the murder of so many children and reject the passing of the Reproductive Health Act and the two companion bills which are sure to further devastate our communities.

The abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) (S.240-Krueger/A.21-Glick) moves far beyond codifying Roe v wade with two of its most egregious points being the removal of the existing protections for children born alive following an attempted abortion and allowing non doctors to perform abortions.

The Eugenics movement is alive and well and our humanity is paying the cost.

The devastating cost of abortion is human life, human dignity and humanity.

Across NY we have been seeing a decline in the black population choosing abortion. In NYC the rate was down from down from 116 abortions for every 100 live births to 99 abortions per 100 live births.

“RHA is sure to put us back into the endangered species depopulation area we just fought so hard to come out of.”

In Monroe county abortions are down 15% which is 3 times the rest of the state.

Statewide, 44.1% of all black pregnancies end in abortion. Outside of NYC it is 35.4%. In NYC it is 47.7%. The biggest benefactor of the 3 NYS Senate bills is Planned Parenthood whose clear intent is to target minority communities for abortions. An intent made clear by their choice of locations for their “clinics”, which are mostly in neighborhoods with high numbers of Blacks and Hispanics” says, Ayesha Kreutz, Founder and Pro-Life Director of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York.

Mrs. Kreutz goes on to say, “As science and medical technology advances NY heads further back into the dark ages.” “Denying personhood to a group of people is oppression and upholding the fundamental right for one group of people to destroy another is slavery. That is essentially what the progressives and pro-abortionists are celebrating. When systemic oppression is celebrated by the legislature it only goes to show us what they hold dear.”

We are honored to welcome back Walter Hoye to continue cultivating a culture of life, acceptance and hope instead of the death and rejection we see coming out of Albany.

Abortion costs us our humanity and we will continue to ask “Am I not a child, a son or a daughter?”


NewYork – June 18th, 2017
For more information or statements, please contact Chaplain Ayesha Kreutz at 585-615-9551
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    The group Am I Not A would like to begin with a Thank You. The “Fatherhood Begins in the Womb” Billboard along 490, going east near the Winton road exit, would not be possible without Peaceful Solutions and Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation.

We are asking Fathers to step up in declaring and living the FATHERHOOD-BEGINS-IN-THE-WOMB lifestyle. We want to celebrate and encourage those men who are fathers to their children, their step-children, and their adoptive children. You do not go unnoticed.
Abortion is not a just a “woman’s issue.” The person that the baby in the mother’s womb is destined to become is just as dependent upon the baby’s father as on the baby’s mother.
Dr. Alveda King had this to say: “A human person in the womb has 46 chromosomes; 23 from Dad, 23 from Mom. It takes two, baby. HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY! ….. All praise to GOD, ABBA FATHER, SON JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT.”
Pastor Dean Nelson said “Too many children in America are growing up without their fathers. We must do everything we can to reverse this curse. Challenging men to take responsibility for their children even before they are born is a step in the right direction. Frederick Douglass made it plain when he said, ‘It is easier to build strong children that to repair broken men.’  Let’s shout it from the rooftops, Fatherhood begins in the Womb!!”

Our communities are riddled with violence. Every time we turn on the television, we hear about some form of violence or another and then, like clock-work, some “Stop the Violence” campaign is paraded out or some new initiative is started. We are all for addressing violence, but this leads to two important questions. How can we talk about stopping violence when we teach that violence in the womb is fine? How can we pretend we aren’t joking when we say we’re against violence but then we give permission and sometimes even beg for violence on the most innocent and vulnerable in society- our children in the womb? 
Abortion is one of the most violent ways to die, and fathers have a role to play in stopping the trend of violence against the pre-born.
In the U.S., 85% of all abortions are performed in the wombs of unmarried women. Many are either pressured to abort by the father of the child, or they are left without support from the father who scurried away like a coward. Chaplain Ayesha Kreutz of Am I Not A said:
“I am all too familiar with this statistic, I know that getting pregnant out of wedlock produces an extra strenuous environment for all involved, which is one BIG reason you should wait for marriage to engage in sexual relations, but this is a time we all need to grow up and act like an adult, even if you didn’t want to or weren’t ready to.”
Although many single parents bravely do all they can do to raise and love their children, the simple truth is that single-parenthood is not the best situation for our children or for our future.
Fathers, where are you? We need you.
It’s true that the government has failed miserably at protecting the rights of fathers. Presently, men have no legal say in what a woman does to his child in her belly. As well, the court system overwhelmingly favors the women in custody cases. While this may be necessary in some circumstances, this unequal weighing of rights in the court of law actually has the side consequence of alleviating the man’s obligation when it comes to children.  Men need to realize that, while the court of law sees them as useless reprobates when it comes to children, they actually do have the obligation to step up and to fulfill their God-given responsibilities to provide for their children in every way possible. Boys that only live up to the expectations of the court, which are very low, are boys that fail to live up to any expectations. Manhood alludes them, and their babies get killed. Don’t be the father of a dead child. Go beyond expectations and deserve the respect a father gets by earning it.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, things have gotten worse for the most vulnerable. Among women who are seeking abortions:
·         75% are the poor and working poor,
·         59% are already mothers,
·         61% are women of color.
·         Half of all abortions are repeat abortions

On children who aren’t in a two-parent home, here are some stats:
·         Nearly one-third of single female-led households live in poverty
·         16.9% of single male-led households live in poverty
·         5.8% of two-parent married homes live in poverty
So, on this Father’s Day, thank you to all the fathers that have manned up. For those on the verge of skipping out on manhood, respect and adoration is your reward for manning up. For men who step up for children that have been abandoned by their biological fathers, Thank You, are just as valuable and should be just as adored and respected.  Fatherhood is fatherhood.
Please take a moment to sign our Statement of Concern for Monroe County HERE and Check out the Fatherhood Begins in the Womb Project