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I’ve often have problems with calling it a march. It’s more just an unorganized parade. It has to do with attitude. I don’t think many pro-lifers really grasp what abortion is. Here we are protesting Genocide, and instead of sending a clear and concise message that we will not tolerate it, we party while holding signs and moving in the general direction of the Supreme Court Building.
yeah, maybe, but it may be worth reading 2 samuel 6 about the march of life where David is dancing and excited about the ark of the Convenant coming to Jerusalem. I think it parallels the march for life. Yeah we should be knowing what we are marching for and that’s a great idea and people should be informed properly. But if we are all sullen and silent about it, or chanting and getting agressive then people will not really respond, but with a gentle heart and a joyful noise, it not only sends the message that we are happy if not excited about this march but that others can choose this option and join in the joy of the pro-life movement. it would be cool to hear what you have to say in response to my thought! either by post or email. Peace
What makes you think it is genocide? Do you believe that black women are being forced to have abortions?
Do you not see the point of view that not having to have a child when it is inconvenient is actually empowering to black women? Regardless of what your stance is on the morality of abortion, do you understand how the right to an abortion actually gives the poor the opportunity to advance themselves?
The right to abortion gives these impoverished women a chance at success in life, instead of having unwanted children who will continue to be stuck in the cycle of poverty. The only reason why so many black women have abortions is because there are so many impoverished black women who cannot afford to have children.
I can respect the moral objection to abortion, but calling it a genocide is just purely ridiculous.
Margaret Sanger may have been odious but she wasn’t a dummy. Why force them when you can convince them it’s in their best interest and get them to do the work for you?
“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.”
Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
In New York City, just to cite off the top of my head, more black children are aborted than are born. They’re helping to wipe themselves off the face of the planet. Enough is enough! Abortion does not get them out of the cycle of poverty, having MEN WHO STICK AROUND does.
Margaret Sanger might have been a eugenicist, but she also is dead. She no longer runs Planned Parenthood.
Just having heterosexual parents present does not break the cycle of poverty.
I find the way that some pro-lifers label black women exercising their rights as a genocide to be absolutely disgusting. How dare you judge their choices. That’s a central tenant of Christianity, isn’t it?
Taking away their rights to make choices about their own bodies and fertility is what would destroy black women, not giving them them their basic rights.
Actually, contraception was indeed used as a genocide of the poor. It was the hope of the rich employer that it would be readily available to keep the family size of the workers down so they needn’t fear the workers coming to them demanding higher wages.
So by saying that keeping family size down helps raise people out of poverty is just playing into the greed of wealthy (not all wealthy are this way). Instead of demanding the right to kill unborn children to prosper people should be demanding that the priorities of this country should be looked at (for example teachers shouldn’t be paid what they are when a congressman/woman can sit there and vote themselves raises for sometimes not even showing up to do their jobs) so that children may be provided for and seen as blessings instead of seen as a burden.
And I can’t stand the argument that women should have the right to choose, you know what, I as a woman already have the right to choose. I make the responsible choice to not have sex for many reason, 1) I’m not married 2) I don’t have enough money to have a child…I could go on but really the first should be sufficient enough. If women need to have the right to choose abortion then they aren’t responsible enough to have that right anyway because they aren’t responsible enough to choose to abstain when they do not want the possibility of becoming pregnant.
What it boils down to is our society has become one of casting off consequences for actions and demanding that one be able to do whatever they want when they want without the burden real life repercussion. The Pro-Life movement demands better of society and sadly, society just isn’t mature enough to stand up to the challenge.
It’s gonna be awesome!!!!! Awake you sleepers! Fear, fire, foes awake!!
Yay! great video
See you there with half a million other champions of the right to life!
Im excited to go on my 5th march for life!
“Nothing we do to defend the human person, no matter how small, is ever unfruitful or forgotten. Our actions touch other lives and move other hearts in ways we can never fully understand in this world. Don’t ever underestimate the beauty and power of the witness you give in your pro-life work.”~ Archbishop Charles Chaput,
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