Whitney Smith McIntosh

By WHITNEY SMITH McINTOSH YOU ARE NOT ALONE The intention of this series, Black Voices on Black Lives, was to give voice to black pro-life peoples’ stories.  The majority of pro-life individuals are white, and they are fighting for the lives of black, brown, and white children.  We all know the statistics: black, brown, and…

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Empathy for those who have had an abortion

By ERICA DAY I was 29. My son was 1. I was single and sharing a house with my best friend. I realized I hadn’t seen a period for a while. So I got a pregnancy test, and there it was:  a positive result. I had been having a “friends with benefits” relationship for a…

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abortion morality

By ALEXIS BAKER Abortion morality As a black woman who stands on pro-life values here in America, I tend to be widely disagreed with by certain demographics. I appear to be accepted by conservatives for my unpopular stance on supporting life in the womb and frowned upon by liberals for being archaic or insensitive. However,…

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modern day pregnancy scandal

By ANGELINA DAVIS J.C. Watts once famously said, “Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.” And he wasn’t all words and no action: when faced with his own pregnancy scandal with a white woman in the 1970s, he chose life for his daughter. Modern day pregnancy scandal Like Watts, I grew up in…

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race suicide

By CATHERINE DAVIS In 1945, Julian Lewis, the first Black professor at the University of Chicago wrote about taking  birth control as a measure of equality with Caucasians. His essay showcased what he  considered a treasure of the Black community – their “precocious fertility” that resulted in a  what he called biologic victory. The enslaved…

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What Abortion Doesn't Offer

By AMINA STOCK I was the 18 year old daughter of a progressive mother who briefly taught me that abortion was a woman’s choice. I also had a father who never mentioned a word about this topic to me in our home. It wasn’t until after my own abortion that I realized how wrong and…

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No one is a “mistake”

By TAMIKO THOMAS Greetings everyone! My name is Tamiko Thomas. I’m an African American woman who grew up in the midwest, in an evangelical Christian home. I am married. My husband Corey Thomas and I have been married for 31 years. We have three adult children ages 30, 25 and 22. We also have two…

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RITA DAVENPORT

By RITA DAVENPORT A fellow conservative asked me to provide my perspective as a Pro-Life Black American.  As I considered the request, I wondered what my contribution to the discourse could be?  All human life is sacred When I think about how I self-identify, it is first as a Christian.  Therefore, I consider myself a…

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WHITNEY SMITH McINTOSH

By WHITNEY SMITH McINTOSH Statistics and facts are quite interesting as they outline a story. For the beginning of Black History Month, I will be taking the opportunity to introduce you to the rarest and most elusive pro-life group out there:  black, conservative, pro-lifers. I have recruited other Black Iowa pro-leaders to contribute to this…

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