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Healing the Shock Waves of Abortion

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Friday, 16 Jan 2015 10:51 AM Current | Bio | Archive

District of Columbia’s Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton told PBS that veterinary clinics should be held to a higher standard than abortion clinics.
 
She states: “What happens in abortion clinics is usually not surgical. You go to a vet, they have to be equipped to do anything that the pet requires. In other words, they have to be prepared to cut him open. They don’t just bring him there to do a simple procedure, one-time, very narrow procedure.
 
"So to compare what a full surgical clinic where full surgery is necessary because of the nature of the procedures to an abortion clinic, which normally is not surgical and is a very simple procedure, is to compare not just apples to oranges.”
 
In a recent interview, Tasha Fierce openly shared that she had an abortion last month. Fierce describes herself as an African American feminist who writes on race, sex, politics, and pop culture.
 
In her piece, titled I Just Had an Abortion, she says she doesn’t regret her abortion and alleges that abortion “stigma” is more pronounced in the lives of black women than white. She believes this because when she was walking into the abortion facility, a picketer asked, “Did you know abortion is the number one cause of death in the African-American community?”
 
That question didn’t sit too well with Fierce and she responded by cursing at the pro-lifer.
 
She writes: “In my mental and physical state, I really was not prepared to quietly accept a bunch of non-black people using my race to guilt me out of getting an abortion. I snapped. How I was able to scream with as much force as I did being as weak as I was, I don’t know. That rage was strong. My boyfriend restrained me from responding any further and rushed me inside.”
 
She continues: “Black women are blamed for a litany of ills that plague our community, and we’re constantly disrespected for the choices we make regarding our bodies. On the one hand, a black woman who goes through with an unwanted pregnancy and ends up having to use social services is shamed for being irresponsible and “leeching” off the system. On the other, a black woman who makes the decision to terminate a pregnancy when they know having a child isn’t the best idea can be shamed for endangering the future of her race.
 
"I’m concerned for black women that seek abortion who aren’t as comfortable with their individual decision as I am, and who may be shamed into changing their mind by anti-choice campaigns targeted at the black community. As with too many other experiences I’ve had that should be strictly personal, my abortion ended up being one more reminder that black women are so often damned if we do, damned if we don’t.”
 
Even though earlier in her article Pierce acknowledges that black women’s abortion rate is five times higher than that of white women, she believes that pro-lifers use race to shame women. 
 
However, the fact of the matter is the pro-life community is using mathematical statistics to reveal the massive genocide of black babies through abortion.
 
Either these two women are uninformed, deceived, deceptive, or confused. In Ms. Norton's case, she has maybe never seen a D&E abortion procedure. They are neither safe nor rare, and they rip babies apart and tear them from their mothers' wombs. 
 
As to Ms. Fierce, I'm praying she can see past the pain to the "healing the shock waves of abortion."
 
They might want to watch this.
 
Please share this and hopefully the news will reach them. Thanks.  
 
Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
 
 
 
 

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