Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Legislation Against Eugenic Abortion

Pro-life advocates announce legislation to prohibit knowingly performing or financing abortions based on the race or gender of the unborn child.

E-mail your congressman to support this bill (IL residents)

-- From "Civil Rights Leaders and Conservatives Seek to Outlaw Race-Based Abortion" by Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer CNSNews 9/24/08

“We gather here today because we still have not reached that high place where the light of God’s freedom shines on the face of every last one of these children,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), sponsor of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.

Franks, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, joined with other participants at the press conference in pointing out that abortion disproportionately affects the black community. Thirty-six percent of abortions, they noted, are performed on black women, while blacks only make up 13 percent of the population.

Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, said there is mounting evidence that sex-selection abortions--which have resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of female babies in China where there is a one-child-per-couple population-control policy--are now becoming more common in the U.S.

“This is an issue that grieves the heart of America and I believe it grieves the heart of God,” said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who also attended the press conference. “This Congress condemned China for sex selection, but at the same time our country has no law prohibiting sex selective abortion.

Several pro-life activists from the black community, including Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), spoke at the conference about how Planned Parenthood has targeted minorities by putting clinics in low-income neighborhoods. They also cited the acceptance of donations earmarked for the aborting of black babies by some Planned Parenthood representatives, as reported by a student publication at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says Planned Parenthood gave her “bad advice, bad counsel, and lied” about her abortion, even though the organization was “supposed to be my health provider,” she said.