Friday, July 28, 2017

Silent Protest 2017

One hundred years ago today, as Google pointed out, ten thousand Black men and women held a silent march in New York City. They marched in protest of the lynchings and violence heaped upon Blacks across America. The women wore white representing innocence and the men wore black, mourning the loss of lives and violence plaguing Blacks in America. While they did not chant or speak or sing, they did carry banners, two of which were prominently displayed: “Thou shalt Not Kill” and “Your Hands Are Full of Blood”. Slogans just as appropriate today as they were 100 years ago.

Since its founding in 1916 the Birth Control League, whose name changed to Planned Parenthood in the 1940s, has waged a birth and population control war against women of color. In doing so, their organization has created one of the greatest health care crises this nation has known. Black women ten or more years after their abortion decision find themselves in a fight for their lives battling breast cancer,  the second most common cause of cancer death among black women according to Sisters Network. When pregnant with their “planned” children, the ones they want, the CDC warns Black women may find themselves at greater risk for extreme premature birth, the kind most babies do not survive (27 weeks or less). Yet the CDC has not published the settled science information that reveals  previous induced abortions are a risk factor  for premature birth in subsequent pregnancies.

When visiting one of the Planned Parenthood surgical centers located within two miles of their homes, Black women are exposed to medical conditions that may result in infertility and death. Once inspected some of those facilities, like the Planned Parenthood in  St. Louis, are cited for failing to meet recognized medical standards including washing hands and sterilizing the instruments between procedures. Because of the stigma associated with abortion, most women do not feel free to discuss the botched abortion that left them with parts of the baby that had to be removed in a hospital emergency setting. Moreover, some have been killed in a Planned Parenthood center due to poor medical care such as Tonya Reaves who was left to bleed for more than five hours before emergency care was sought. Too little. Too late.

There is no way to measure the numbers of women whose uteri were perforated, bowels pulled out, or who experienced incomplete abortions. We cannot measure the numbers of those who found themselves infected with STDs, bacterial infections and the like because of their abortion decision. Those numbers are not reported nor are they collected. What is known is that thousands, if not millions of Black women have been injured, some psychologically and most physically since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

When states have dared to fight to regulate the abortion industry in the same manner that any other surgical facility is regulated, Planned Parenthood has fought tooth and nail to keep their facilities in squalid conditions. Citing a lack of access to women of color, as they did in the Hellerstedt v. Whole Women's Health case, they refused to raise their clinics to ambulatory surgical levels, and refused to meet requirements that doctors have admitting profiles in nearby hospitals.

It is time for another silent protest, first of the government (for refusing to defund Planned Parenthood) and second, Planned Parenthood who receives half a billion taxpayer dollars as they increase their abortion business that is increasingly hurting women of color. On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 join me in a silent protest. Ladies were white to commemorate the innocence and lives of the babies Planned Parenthood slaughters in their surgical centers. Men wear black to mourn the lives of the millions of Black babies and their mothers that have died at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortionist. In every post on social media use the hashtag #endthegenocide

From 12 noon to 1:00 pm EST  do not speak, and let us use that hour to pray. First for the babies, then for their mothers, then for the families that abortion has injured. Let us pray for an end to this scourge.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

President Trump Are You Really Listening

I received an email inviting me to participate in President Trump’s “Listening to America Survey to tell me the true sentiments, concerns, and interests of REAL America”. I should have realized it was nothing more than a fundraising ploy, but I did not and took some of my time to complete all the questions hoping against hope that someone might truly read it and “listen”. After all, the tag line of the email was “why don’t they EVER listen”.

During his campaign, President Trump pledged “ to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African-Americans”. He has a huge opportunity to keep that pledge.

There is a systemic evil running amok in America’s political landscape. This evil specifically allows the targeting of women of color. Members of the American government, both Congressmen and Senators seemingly are okay with the targeting. They appear reluctant to reallocate the federal dollars the organization receives. This reluctance is growing into resistance as the organization calls in the many political favors they have spent years cultivating. So confident are they that their lies of reproductive justice are being accepted, they have come together and called on elected officials whose campaigns they underwrote to prosecute the undercover journalist who exposed the seedier side of their business - the selling of baby body parts. So confident are they, they readily signal the nation they are eliminating the weeds their founder identified when she launched the Negro Project in 1939. “Lack of access to reproductive healthcare” has become just as dark as the Black  code tht ruled the land for more than 90 years. 

Their aging abortionists are sending more and more women to area hospitals for emergency care. They refuse to report the many sexual predators who escort their underage victims and sex trafficked victims into abortion facilities to abort the evidence of sexual abuse. Their nurses quit for fear of losing their licenses because of the squalid conditions found in their centers. When inspected, states find them failing to meet even basic medical standards such as washing their hands and sterilizing the instruments between procedures. And, they are constructing larger and larger surgical facilities in communities of color, carrying out their founder’s vital mission of controlling the Black birthrate.

They have withheld essential information from the women they are targeting. They deny the link between abortion and breast cancer despite numerous studies that confirm it from around the world including China the world’s abortion capital. Today one in eight American women have breast cancer, a fact The National Center for Biotechnology Information declares is an epidemic. They rarely if ever discuss the 150 studies that confirm a link between abortion and premature birth in subsequent pregnancies, even though premature birth is a direct contributor to the increasing infant mortality rate. Black women are facing extreme premature births (less than 27 weeks) in subsequent pregnancies.

Most, if not all of their customers are not aware of the numbers of women that have died because of a botched abortion. Women like Cree Erwin, Tonya Reaves, and Edrica Goode.

As Planned Parenthood grows more and more callous little black and brown babies and sometimes their mothers are being sacrificed in the name of women’s rights. President Trump if you are truly listening and truly committed  to doing everything you can to ensure the promise of freedom, you can start by stopping Planned Parenthood’s targeting. Urge the Senate to reallocate the more than half billion dollars they receive. #defundPlannedParenthood #Enough #stopthegenocide

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Planned Parenthood Pink: Mother’s Day Massacre and Beyond

Abortion’s underbelly is raw and oozing filth. Festering in that underbelly are a host of unacceptable, even squalid facilities, that one former abortion center worker says “even the demons in hell are not exposed to”. Like others in America’s elite community, abortionists have no qualms in experimenting on women of color – subjecting them to the same hazardous and squalid conditions some claim were eradicated when abortion moved out of the back alley and into the centers that dot Black and Latino neighborhoods.

One such experiment was the "Mother’s Day Massacre” .  Harvey Karman, an abortionist who faked his medical credentials, created a device called the supercoil that International Planned Parenthood paid him to test in Bangladesh. The experiment went awry and women were injured.  In 1972, Karman joined Kermit Gosnell, who later ran Philadelphia’s house of horror  , to try the device on American women. They bussed fifteen Black women in their second trimester of pregnancy from Chicago to Philadelphia. Once there, the ‘super coil’ was placed inside their wombs and nine of the fifteen were seriously injured. The supercoil, according to testimony to the grand jury in Gosnell’s 2013 murder trial, “…was a device that he and [Karman] were working on that was supposed to be plastic – basically plastic razors that were formed into a ball. All right. They were coated into a gel, so that they would remain closed. These would be inserted into the woman’s uterus. And after several hours of body temperature, it would then – the gel would melt and these 97 things would spring open, supposedly cutting up the fetus, and the fetus would be expelled.”

Gosnell fled the country for a while, vacationing in the Bahamas. Karman was prosecuted and did a short stint in jail for practicing medicine without a license. In 2008 when he died, one Planned Parenthood director celebrated him stating he did “more for safe abortion around the world than practically any other person in the world.” The fact that so many Black and Bangladeshi women were injured by his “invention” was of no concern to the purveyors of abortion. As America ‘s elite has done in most experiments on people of color (Tuskegee Syphilis Study 1932-1972; Puerto Rican Cancer Study – 1931), they quietly pushed  the story to the back burner and abortionists continued plying their wares in squalid, unclean environments.

Planned Parenthood is one of those purveyors of abortion in unclean, sometimes squalid conditions. They target women of color. Like Gosnell, Planned Parenthood lures women of color into their facilities and their shoddy healthcare has resulted in the deaths and serious injury of women who trusted them with their “reproductive healthcare”. Once every few weeks, sidewalk counselors and prayer warriors report the increasing numbers of patients evacuated from a Planned Parenthood by ambulance: New York, Connecticut, Missouri, California, Illinois, Michigan, to name a few. When states dare to inspect Planned Parenthood facilities, many are cited for unsafe medical conditions including failure to wash hands between procedures and failure to sterilize instruments.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards spins a narrative that women of color will be denied access to reproductive healthcare if her organization loses the more than half billion dollars of taxpayer money they receive each and every year. She repeatedly ignores the fact that 79% or more of her surgical abortion facilities are located in the very neighborhoods where these women live and many of them do not provide the healthcare she claims these women will lose if taxpayer  funds  are reallocated. She ignores her own records that reveal Planned Parenthood: reached a half million fewer clients in the past six years; completed 60% fewer breast exams- less than 2% of America’s breast exams; and completed 77% fewer pap tests – less than 1% of America’s pap tests.

The only area where services increased have been in abortion - they perform almost 35% of them. Planned Parenthood has masqueraded in the cloak of women’s rights for far too long. Their services are steeped in abortion’s underbelly, and many of them operate in conditions just as squalid as those found in Kermit Gosnells’ house of horror. As the mother’s day massacre continues in Planned Parenthood abortion chambers across the nation, Black and Latino women must beware – their very lives and reproductive health depends on it.