Register here for the Tuesday, 11 a.m. EST, Black Preborn Lives Matter Virtual News Conference to learn more about launch plans in cities across the country and additional campaign activity to address the racist past and present of Planned Parenthood.
WASHINTON D.C. (08-31-2020) – As part of the on-going Black Preborn Lives Matter campaign, Students for Life and Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins will be joined by project partner Dean Nelson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Human Coalition Action along with Catherine Davis of The Restoration Project and Ryan Bomberger of Radiance Foundation to discuss next steps for a campaign designed to address Planned Parenthood’s racist past and present and to prevent a racist future for the nation’s number one abortion vendor. Plans for activism in cities across the country as well as new efforts to hold Planned Parenthood accountable will be announced.
“The racist legacy of Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger continues today in a business model that targets Black Americans with the violence of abortion,” said Hawkins. “We must educate people about the realities of the abortion industry’s on-going practices, which have resulted in millions of Black lives lost forever.” Read more on Margaret Sanger’s legacy here.
Consider that though only 13 percent of the female population, African American women make up 38 percent of all reported abortions. Perhaps that is because 4 out of 5 Planned Parenthood vendors are within walking distance of minority-dense neighborhoods, according to a Supreme Court amicus brief.
“Black lives must be defended from every kind of violence and harm. Abortion is no exception,” said Nelson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation Chairman and executive director of Human Coalition Action. “As organizations and institutions across the country wrestle with the enduring harm caused by racism in America, it’s about time Planned Parenthood does the same.”
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SFLA and FDF have partnered in efforts to paint BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER on city streets where other free speech was permitted. Recently, two Students for Life students were arrested just for chalking Black Preborn Lives Matter in Washington D.C. during one such event. Learn more here.
Calling on the Pro-Life Generation Nationwide:
Across the country, pro-life activists are also being asked to add their voices to the call for BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER and join the campaign. Other organizations partnering with the effort include community leaders and Pro-Black Pro-Life, Relationships Matter, Human Coalition Action, The Restoration Project: Human Coalition, Created Equal, with others to be announced.
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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.
Human Coalition is one of the largest pro-life organizations in the nation, operating a growing network of telehealth and brick-and-mortar women’s healthcare centers across the nation. Human Coalition Action is the public policy advocacy 501(c)4 arm of Human Coalition advocating for preborn children by challenging legislators to vote for pro-life policies, informing voters about pro-life candidates, and supporting pro-life legal arguments in the Courts.
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.
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