Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
In February of this year, Eyal Press whose father was an abortionist broke rank with the propaganda machine in favor of being truthful about abortion and its impact on communities of color in his feature story, A Botched Operation, published in The New Yorker. He exposed the substandard medical care provided by Steven Brigham an abortionist with centers currently in Virginia and New Jersey. Understanding that many abortionists see it as “as a business, not a social mission, he reported that “as reputable doctors, hospitals, and medical schools increasingly distance themselves from abortions, it became more likely that substandard providers would fill the void”. And they have. All across the country one can hear horror stories about that substandard care including unlicensed personnel performing parts of the medical procedure such as giving anesthesia, instruments not properly sterilized in between use and unsanitary rooms. He confirmed horror stories of “doctors rushing through the procedure while women were in agony, screaming and writhing.” A simple google search will reveal doctor after doctor like Brigham – doctors that have perforated uteri, raped patients, left parts of the baby inside the woman, and some go so far as to kill infants born alive. Many of these same abortionists cover up the crimes of sexual predators that statutorily rape children and then force the child to abort their baby.
In recent months, there have been numerous articles about abortion. Many of them planted by Planned Parenthood and designed to lure Black and Latina women into their abortion centers. In December, 2013, The Root, a website for “news, opinion and culture” for African Americans, ran Kelli Goff’s article where she and other black actresses sang the praises of Planned Parenthood declaring black women were saving the organization (http://bit.ly/1bI5VQJ). One of them went so far as to declare Planned Parenthood “the first line of defense for most lower-income women in America”. A week later Madam Noir, a “sophisticatedly witty and opinionated lifestyle publication for the black woman “ asked whether black women can save a “struggling” Planned Parenthood (http://bit.ly/1iwUJqw) suggesting the organization has “image issues and ineffective outreach in communities of color”. At the same time they acknowledge that Planned Parenthood has launched a “multi-year campaign to boost its outreach to communities of color”. Not to be outdone, Essence joined the fray, publishing a thousand word article suggesting Black women stand to lose when restrictions are applied to abortionists (http://bit.ly/PVtez4). They had no problem telling the reader they are waging a targeted campaign against Black women and other minorities.
At the same time Planned Parenthood is continuing their multi-year campaign to reach communities of color, they put their propaganda machine to work in the broader community. Their allies have begun publishing articles to promote abortion as health care, urging the populace to call it abortion care (http://huff.to/1nODtBr) deeming it vital to addressing the premature birth crisis while preventing infant mortality and maternal death. Yes, the President of the National Organization of Women and Huffington Post want us to believe killing babies by abortion helps babies not die. Yeah, I don't understand it either. Each of these media outlets abandoned the first rule of journalism in favor of pushing the population control agenda, especially in communities of color. They each failed to tell the truth.
And, many of the mothers die at the hands of substandard abortionists. LaKisha Wilson, a 22 year old died of a heart attack due to complications of her abortion. The abortionist cared so little for her she didn’t even cover her body as they removed her from the abortion center. Tonya Reaves, another young 22 year old died a tortuous death at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortionist. She let Tonya bleed for hours as she continued scraping her uterus three different times trying to remove the baby and failing each time. Fifteen year old Tamia Russell who was raped by a twenty four year old was six months pregnant when his sister took her for the abortion and lied saying she was giving parental consent. Tamia died that day. Semika Shaw was writhing in pain before she died while infection ran throughout her body. These are only a few of those that were fatally impacted and the list of women and girls who die or are rendered infertile grows every day.
It’s almost as if these women did not matter, as if they had no importance or significance. The abortion providers can tell us to our faces they are operating as agents of the population control agenda while they spend billions to convince us that killing our children is a right ordained by God and sanctioned by the U.S. Constitution. That’s right. They have a cadre of clergy that have written a letter to abortion determined women telling them their decision is not morally wrong. They have a huge group of donors that are happy to fund their multi-year campaign to reach into communities of color. The Ford Foundation, Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation, Chase, IBM, Random House, Barclays, and a host of others are pouring dollars into the Planned Parenthood coffers to target women of color. Just like many of them poured into the Nazi campaigns – funding their agenda for ethnic cleansing.
While Planned Parenthood and others lament that their strategy to reach minority women is ineffective, we know that is not so. Just look at the genocidal impact abortion is having on “those we don’t want too many of” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed in her 2009 New York Times Magazine interview. The statistics in New York have reached genocidal levels in the Black community. So have the numbers in Richmond, Detroit, Atlanta and numerous other cities around the country. Abortion is the tool being used to achieve Planned Parenthood’s goal of an optimum population - all while treating women like they don’t matter. Black women matter. Latina women matter. Caucasian women matter. Asian women matter. Out of our loins have come Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Mayors, and other political leaders. Our loins have produced doctors, inventors, educators, military leaders, and business men. We have birthed nations and the men and women to lead them. We matter, and it is time to make sure those bent on destroying the human race recognize it is so.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The most heinous, callous victim of abortion was Tonya Reaves of Chicago, Illinois. In 2012, Planned Parenthood left her dying in their abortion center for more than five hours before they sought the emergency care that would have saved her life if they had just taken her earlier the 1.7 miles to the nearest trauma hospital. I know the name of Semika Shaw, who at 22 died at the hands of America’s most demonic serial killer, Kermit Gosnell in 2000. I know the name of Sherika Mayo who the state of Georgia in 2009 said should have been given a blood transfusion rather than an abortion, because her blood count was so low due to sickle cell anemia. I know the name of Laura Hope Smith who was overmedicated in 2007 by a doctor the attorney general said acted in a “willful, wanton and reckless manner”. I know the name of Jennifer Morbelli a kindergarten teacher killed in 2013 due to a “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation” “due to or as a consequence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism following Medical Termination of Pregnancy”. I know the name of Christin Gilbert who in 2005 died from systemic organ failure because of the lack of medical care given her. All the blood vessels in her reproductive organs were clotted.
I don’t believe one of these women woke up on the morning of their death saying” let me go die today”. I believe each of these women or their families believed the lie that abortion is safe and effective, as so many Planned Parenthoods and NARAL state. I don’t think any of the women that have been molested, or were maimed ‘chose’ to be. Every time you see someone with a hanger saying we will not go back:
Remind yourself of this:
a visual representation of those that have been molested, maimed or murdered in an abortion center. Recognize that this graph does not track every single injury or offense, most are unknown or not recorded. It simply gives warning that in recent years more and more women are being subjected to harm under the hands of those that do not care enough about women to exercise a reasonable standard of medical care. Recognize that abortionists care nothing for women or their health. Most of all recognize that abortion is not health care at all, but truly is a source of injury for numerous women who are suffering silently all around this country.
Finally take a stand. You can begin by standing with Margo Davison (cousin of Semika Shaw)who is being bullied by Planned Parenthood for voting to raise medical standards in Pennsylvania abortion chambers so no other woman will "be butchered, as she was, with her uterus perforated and her death of sepsis and infection permeating in her body till she writhed in pain on the floor of her home to her ultimate death". If you know registered voters in PA 164th district, call them,email them, text them, and ask them to support Margo in her bid for re-election. Show Planned Parenthood we no longer accept their lies that they care about women or their health. Show Planned Parenthood they can no longer brazenly flaunt their disregard for life in our faces without consequence. Defeat their candidate.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
President John F. Kennedy, 1961 Inaugural Address
In 1961, many Blacks embraced the idea of passing the torch to a new generation – an idea that embodies responsibility, discernment and courage. President Kennedy defined this birthright as one built on strength, discipline and sometimes bitterness. What appropriate verbs for articulating the black experience in America – a legacy that should not be squandered or easily vanquished by the political expressions of the day. Yet, Star Jones, Nia Long and all the black women Keli Goff of the Root describe as “…Saving Planned Parenthood” have done exactly that – they have spit on the legacy of generations of black women instead favoring the politics of abortion over the lives of millions of blacks that have died in Planned Parenthood’s abortion centers.
Strong words, yes. Betrayal, yes. The cost of the betrayal: the lives and reproductive health of women who have believed and will believe Planned Parenthoods’ dogma because those spouting it are respected actresses, journalists, political leaders or entertainers. I cannot believe that any of these women looked past the rhetoric Planned Parenthood, has fed them to determine the truth of why Planned Parenthood centers are closing. It is not because they are suppliers of health care to women. The reality is that they are contributors to some of the very health issues many women and black children are facing such as breast cancer, bacterial and sexually transmitted infection, extreme premature births and infertility among other injuries including death.
To this day I remain haunted by the death of Tonya Reaves, a vibrant young twenty four year old that Planned Parenthood in Chicago left bleeding for more than five hours after a failed abortion during her fifth month of pregnancy. She did not have to die. But Planned Parenthood has so little regard for life that they left her there for more than five hours, unable to help herself as her life’s blood drained from her body. I am incensed by their rhetoric that this is a matter of access to contraception! No this is a population control agency continuing its objective to control the population we “don’t want too many of”, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed in her 2009 New York Times interview. Tonya was one such victim of Planned Parenthood’s population control agenda.
The Root, carelessly continues the lie that black women lack “access to contraception” calling it “one of the key predictors for escaping poverty”. Since 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical facilities are located within a two mile walking radius of a Black or Latino neighborhood (see this study: http://www.protectingblacklife.org/pp_targets/index.html)one would think there would be far less Black and Latino women in poverty in these very same neighborhoods. After all, they tell us “When it comes to women’s health, they are the first line of defense for most lower-income women in America". This misinformation turns a blind eye to the fact that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the nation. Instead they disguise this truth in the propaganda that "abortion accounts for less than 10% of their services".
The Planned Parenthood centers that are closing, are closing because the so call doctors in those facilities render such poor care, they cannot get admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and/or because they refuse to raise the facilities to ambulatory surgical center standards. Like Philadelphia’s Kermit Gosnell, they subject women to a myriad of horrors in the name of unfettered abortion rights. Most of these butchers are not held accountable for the poor services they render. In fact in most states while they may occasionally face disciplinary action, they are allowed time and again to go back to business as usual of butchering women. They want Black women to continue seeking this Gosnellian treatment because they refuse to raise their abortion centers to reasonable standards of medical care.
Not all Black women have drunk Planned Parenthoods' poison. Some of us get it. We stand as the dam, blocking the "undoing of human rights" of Black women and black babies and will continue to do so until the scourge is removed from our community.
Friday, September 20, 2013
A Plea for the Enslaved
By Bishop Aubrey Shines
More people live in slavery today than at any other time in history. In spite of what many people believe, America is not immune to the horrors of human slavery. Slavery continues to thrive within the borders of the United States of America because regular citizens like you and I have not forced the issue.
In recent months, the devastating issue of human trafficking within our borders received a degree of media attention because of the arrest of over 150 criminals and the liberation of over 100 women who had been enslaved. In fact, the vast majority of those enslaved are not women at all. They are young girls who have not even reached their teen years. They are typically poor, immigrants who speak little if any English. They are lured away by claims of prosperity for themselves and their families. Instead they are met with the harsh life of slave labor and sexual servitude.
Such tales seem to be the horrors of distant third world countries. The reality is that human trafficking is happening every day right in front of us. The state of Florida where I live is the third in chosen destination for human trafficking in the U.S. The probability is high that you have actually seen a person living in bondage without even realizing it. Their captors control them by threatening their lives and the lives of their family.
Congress has created committees, police departments have allocated budgets and Hollywood occasionally becomes enamored with the subject and gut-wrenching dramas are produced. However the prolonged spotlight necessary to end human trafficking must come from the pews and pulpit. If the church does not become fully engaged on this issue, it will only get worse.
The lives that are at stake are not only the lives of the women forced into sexual servitude, but also the lives of the children that they conceive. When the enslaved women make it to freedom, they tell shocking stories of being forced to have abortion after abortion after abortion. Their multiple interactions and encounters with organizations like Planned Parenthood should raise calls for concern by abortionists and their staff. Unfortunately Planned Parenthood staff rarely take the opportunity to help these women and free them from their captors.
The Body of Christ must stand in the gap for these women. We must not allow them to languish alone. Most community tasks forces on human trafficking do not encourage people to take matters into their own hands. This is wise counsel. Human trafficking is a $9 billion dollar industry backed by true life dangerous and evil criminals. However, you can make a huge impact by learning, looking and reporting. Learn what modern day slavery really is. Look for signs of it in your everyday encounters. And report it to the proper authorities.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Yesterday, pro-abortion advocates chanted "Hail Satan" in an attempt to drown out the voices of pro-life advocates, singing Amazing Grace. While these rabid advocates of “choice” expose who it is their efforts are dedicated to, I think it is critical to remind women throughout this country that back alley abortion is alive and well in America.
No matter what stage of pregnancy the woman is in, her physical and mental health and sometimes her life are at risk. Here are a few examples:
Hail Satan indeed. He has drunk the blood of more than fifty five million innocents. He has taken the lives of future children as the coat hangers in suits and dresses the industry calls doctors, shred the insides of untold numbers of women, now never able to have children. His blood thirst frequently consumes the lives of women in untold numbers because no one tracks their deaths for fear the secret will get out: Abortion is legal yes, but is a procedure that is anything but safe. Hail Satan indeed.
“Choice” is in the air. What side do you choose?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
And steeped in the practice of butchering the babies is the little known fact that women also are being butchered - actually injured and sometimes murdered at the hands of the abortionist. Rapin Osathanondh killed Laura Hope Smith. Gosnell killed Semika Shaw and Kanamaya Mongar. Douglas Karpen killed Denise Montoya. Leroy Carhart killed Janet Morbelli. Tyrone Malloy killed Sherika Mayo. The list is long and growing of women entering abortion centers to exercise their “choice”, only to leave in a body bag or ambulance because of the substandard care received at the abortionist’ hand. Tonya Reaves is another that did not make it out alive. She haunts me. A young 24 year old that Planned Parenthood cared so little for, they left her bleeding in one of their facilities for five hours before seeking emergency medical care. She did not have to die. If they had just cared enough about her to move her 1.7 miles down the way to the trauma unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital when they first punctured her uterus, she would be alive and with us today.
Countless women have been and are being mutilated – cervixes ripped, bowels torn, uteri punctured and intestines pulled out, some never to have children again. Even more have been infected with bacterial and/or venereal diseases because the instruments are not properly sterilized, if they are sterilized at all. Steeped in the rhetoric of a woman’s right to choose is the little known fact many of those victimized by the abortionist are black, brown, and poor women from every community around the nation. The utter lack of regard for these women and their health has been disguised in the pro-choice rhetoric we hear every day and untold numbers of unsuspecting women are being traumatized and some even terrorized - to death - at the hands of the abortionists who are little more than the butchers that used to hide in America’s back alleys. They no longer skulk in the dark corners of those alleys. Instead they brazenly enter through the front doors of abortion centers across the nation. Our daughters, nieces, cousins, aunties and friends deserve better.
For the past several days I have been trying to write this post. I have been wrestling with exactly how to sound the alarm. Many of you have kept up with my posts over the years so you know I am committed to changing how Americans in general and blacks in particular, filter the political rhetoric. Do we filter issues through progressive, liberal lenses that embrace an increased government presence in our lives, or do we filter issues through conservative lenses of smaller government and fewer taxes? Actually, I pray that at the end of the day we filter issues through Biblical lenses, leaving the political on the sideline because the political has caused a life and death struggle for many of us. Many of those in the struggle are the black, brown and poor women who have no idea they may not make it out of the struggle alive. When we view the issues through the filter of the Bible, it is a game changer. We then pursue the change as “salt and light” ambassadors whose charge comes from our Lord.
It is time to stop this assault on our daughters, nieces, cousins, aunties and friends. Will you help sound the alarm? Commit with me to tell at least ten women in your sphere of influence about abortion’s real impact on women. Do you know and black women, brown women and/or poor women? Please tell them what is happening to women all over the nation. Please send them this post. Inbox me at firstname.lastname@example.org to enlist in the growing army whose mission is to stop this assault on women. It is not too late to make a difference. Please tell me you will.