Abortion is not Health Care, But Genocide

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Abortion is not Health Care, But Genocide

Reports today have the predominantly African American Church of God in Christ, with an estimated 6 million members, set to endorse the President’s health care plan. The endorsement is to be carefully worded, to ensure that President Obama stays true to his promise that abortion will not be government funded–a condition that every single version of health care reform pushed by leading Democrats in the House and Senate fails to fulfill.

The issue of abortion is of utmost importance in the African-American community for it is this community that has been targeted by Planned Parenthood and their ilk. Since Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973 over 13 million African-Americans children have been killed. The targeting of pro-abortion forces is highlighted when you consider that African-Americans make up only 13.5 percent of the population, yet Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute reports that of the approximately 1.21 million abortions that are performed annually in the United States, 37 percent are performed on African-American women and their unborn children. Preliminary data currently being compiled on all abortion facilities in the U.S. shows that over 20 states have abortion facilities in areas where the African-American population is 50 percent or higher. In fact in 10 states and in Washington, D.C. abortuaries are located exclusively in minority areas. If the current versions of the President’s health care overhaul pass those numbers are sure to increase.

Congress Getting Ready to Bring on the Hate

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With all the debate over health care one would hope that Congress would be too busy to find other ways to tear down society. Unfortunately that is not the case. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has sent out a warning that we will likely see hate crimes moving within the next few weeks. The last we saw of hate crimes it was attached to the 2010 Defense Authorization bill last spring. It was added to this particular piece of legislation because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) knew he did not have the time or the support to let the hate crimes bill pass on its own merits. So instead the Senate leadership decided it would be better to play politics with the funding of our men and women in the armed forces.

The hate crimes legislation is a power grab from the federal government that will give special, not equal, protections to homosexuals. The conference committee will begin debating the Defense Authorization legislation this week, so all Members of Congress need to hear from you that controversial, non-germane issues like hate crimes need to be removed from any final bill or it should be voted down in its entirety. Senators and Representatives need to stop playing politics with U.S. troops.

Yours-Mine-and-Yours

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Sean and Carolyn Savage, an Ohio couple, had hoped and struggled for one more child from in vitro fertilization. When the doctor’s call came, however, Sean was in "total shock"–they were told that the fertility clinic had implanted another couple’s embryos into Carolyn’s womb. Carolyn has now become an unintended surrogate. They rejected the thought of aborting the baby, and Carolyn will carry the baby to term and then relinquish him to his genetic parents. As she says, "We knew if our embryo had been thawed and negligently put into another woman, we would expect that the child would be returned to us." "Negligently" is the key word here. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) supposedly has "a series of strong protocol recommendations" for clinics, but that’s all they are, recommendations.

FRC’s Dr. David Prentice notes, "This is an entirely unregulated industry, a business. It’s the same manufacturing industry that brought us the ‘Octomom’ and ‘egg brokers,’ treating babies and women’s bodies and eggs as commodities." Maybe it’s about time we took a harder look at the whole idea of cavalierly creating life in the lab.

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