Be The Solution

Gabrielle Parkhurst

By GABRIELLE PARKHURST What does being pro life mean to me? It means bringing a solution to the endless amount of black women getting abortions everyday. When I think of being pro life, I can’t stop at just making sure a woman considering an abortion has the baby and then move on. I want to…

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Black and Brown Pro-lifers: Stand Up and Raise Your Voices!

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

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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Why abortion should not be political at all

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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My child has been redeemed

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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Claiming the Promise of Life in America 

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

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”

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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I’m a Believer

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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