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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Black Pro-Lifers to Protest NAACP Convention


Civil-rights group refuses to advocate for the rights of the preborn.


Black pro-lifers plan to make their presence known next month at the NAACP's 99th annual convention in Cincinnati because the civil-rights group refuses to advocate for the rights of the preborn.


The Rev. Clenard Childress, founder of the Life Education And Resource Network (LEARN), said his pro-life resolution — calling for the NAACP to take action to reduce the high abortion rate in the black community — has been censored at several NAACP conventions.


“It has abortion content in it," he said, "and it appears the board is systematically making sure that that particular resolution is not read to the body.


“The delegates need to hear the alarming statistics. African-American women make up 12 percent of the population and account for 36 percent of abortions. This is an epidemic.”


Childress is bringing two busloads of life advocates with him to Cincinnati.


Stephen Broden, pastor of an inner-city church in Texas, also plans to take part in the protest.


“We are headed toward extinction," he said. "I know that’s pejorative and hyperbole for some people, but it’s reality for me as a pastor as I sit in the inner city and pastor these people. I see something ugly coming around the corner if we don’t stop abortion now.”


Source: Family News in Focus

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Publish Date: June 23, 2008

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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.