Sharon Brooks Hodge ― Why Do We Ignore Black Right-to-Lifers?
Sharon Brooks Hodge, a Martinsville, Va., councilwoman and executive director of the Black Family Preservation Group, sees bias in the way the black pro-life movement is portrayed in the media. "When angry African Americans took to the streets in protest against the shooting death of teenager Mike Brown, media around the globe converged on Ferguson, Missouri. The nation empathized with Brown’s mother as she commiserated with the grief-stricken mother of Treyvon Martin, who also was put to death before he had a chance to truly live.
Every day some 1,786 African-American children are destined to a similar fate – killed in their innocence. Unfortunately, the cause of their death is abortion, so the politically correct social police condone these deaths, giving permission for the public to look the other way and ignore the genocide.
The propaganda is that it is a “woman’s choice.”
According to LEARN — The Life Education And Resource Network — African American women make up 12 percent of the population, yet they account for 37 percent of all abortions. Consequentially, African Americans in the United States are presently beneath the replacement rate of the existing population. In plain language, we are killing ourselves faster than we are pro-creating.
That is a concern for some folks. Such a concern that more than 400 men, women and children held demonstrations in Newark, New Jersey, Lawnside, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, District Heights, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. You likely didn’t read about it in the newspaper. Not even the local black paper. Nor did you see images on the 24-hour news networks. The media virtually ignored the marches.
I commend LifeNews.com for letting us know that there are African Americans who value the sanctity of life.
“National attention would be nice but national conviction is why we are marching,” stated the Rev. Dr. Clenard Childress Jr. assistant to the National Director and founder of the website BlackGenocide.org. “African Americans whether they are Democrat, Republican or Independent cannot any longer allow public perception to be that people of color condone and support the dismemberment of children in the womb.”
His sentiments were echoed by Starr Parker, founder and president of CURE (Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education. Parker has called for a boycott of Planned Parenthood.
“It is time for us to wake up and stop this holocaust. It is time for our congressional leaders and Supreme Court to understand that we need a new civil rights amendment. We need to overthrow Roe v Wade! It is time for us to stand up and say Roe V Wade and Dred Scott read verbatim and there is something wrong with calling a human being, a human life, property.”
It is unlikely that the black pro-life movement will gain national traction anytime soon. Particularly considering that in September Planned Parenthood Federation of America partnered with BET Networks to sponsor an issue forum as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 44th Annual Legislative Conference.
According to Childress, “It is abominable and the epitome of gross negligence when black elected officials caucus and plan with the leading killer of black children and facilitators of mental anguish of black women.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Stop funding racism and genocide."
Sharon Brooks Hodge is executive director of Black Family Preservation Group, Inc., a national organization that promotes marriage and 2-parent homes as the best environment for raising children. Learn more about Black Family Preservation Group, Inc. by visiting our website at: www.BLACKfamilies.org, follow us on Twitter @BlackFamilyPG, or connect with us on Facebook.