Walter Hoye

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National Day of Mourning

In Abortion, Special Edition on February 28, 2011 at 12:56 am

SPECIAL EDITION

The Most Dangerous Place

“Tears stream from our eyes because of the destruction of our people!” — (Lamentations 3:48)


The Most Dangerous Place The numbers reflecting the impact of abortion in Black America in New York City are entirely upside down. According to Dr. Gerard M. Nadal, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy, Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Master of Philosophy in Biology, and Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology, 89% of all abortions in New York City are minority babies.1 Can anybody say targeting? In 2008, there were 512 abortions per 1000 live births for whites, while there were 1,260 abortions per 1000 live births for Blacks in New York City. By 2009 there were 1,489 abortions per 1,000 live births for Blacks in New York City. This is an 18% increase in the wrong direction. Can anybody say endangered? Of the 4.3 million abortions in New York City since 1970, close to 3.3 million are Black and Hispanic. Can anybody say genocide? Nationwide, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, 30% of abortions occur to Black women and 25% of abortions occur to Hispanic women.2 In other words, 55% of all abortions in the United States of America occur between two minority communities. If the Black American community makes up, at best, 13% of the U.S. population and yet we account for 30% of all abortions in the country, is there a more dangerous place for Black American babies than the womb of their mothers?

Defund Planned Parenthood Now!

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” — (Isaiah 5:20)


Planned Parenthood the largest child killing organization in America has been exposed over and over again for covering up child rape and sex trafficking across the country. White Rose ProjectPlanned Parenthood must be defunded. Planned Parenthood cannot be allowed to continue their child killing practices any longer. Just as racism is not dead in America, neither is Margaret Sanger’s vision. Personally, I am so very, very weary of Planned Parenthood’s “rationalization” for government funding. Let’s be clear. Funding Planned Parenthood with U.S. taxpayer dollars, under the “guise” of providing aid to a struggling community, is equivalent to justifying the use of tax dollars to help the Ku Klux Klan buy rope so they can secure their support for struggling communities in the backs of their wagons.

National Day Of Mourning

“In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.” — (Matthew 2:18)


National Day Of MourningWe mourn the loss of every life, regardless of race, because of abortion. But we will not accept the status quo that endangers black children up to 5x more than the majority population.3 In New York City, more black children are aborted than are born alive! Almost 60% of all black pregnancies end in abortion. This is not about healthcare. This is not about making a way out of poverty. This is not about freedom. This is not about empowerment. This is about the reality of a modern day version of well documented, historical and systematic genocidal policies that are alive and well today in America because we as a people have corrupted ourselves.4 Like “Rachel weeping for her children,” today I am wearing BLACK with a RED wrist band as we mourn for ours.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

CALIFORNIA LOCATIONS:

Date: Monday, February 28th, 2011
Time: 6:30 P.M. — 7:30 P.M. (PST)
What: Memorial Service
Where: Philadelphia Faith Temple
1007 North Long Beach Blvd., Compton, California 90221-2230
Flyer: Click here.
Media Advisory: Click here.

Date: Monday, February 28th, 2011
Time: 5:00 P.M. — 8:00 P.M. (PST)
What: Press Conference, Memorial Service and Maafa21 DVD Screening
Where: California State Capitol Building Room 126, Sacramento, California
Flyer: Click here.
Media Advisory: Click here.

For more information visit: http://www.blackprolifecoalition.org

Reference(s):
1. Dr. Gerard M. Nadal: Science in Service of the Pro-Life Movement, “The Priest, The Minister, and The Volcano” (http://bit.ly/faYIsD).
2. “Facts on Induced Abortion In the United States”, January 2011. The data in this fact sheet are the most current available. Most are from research conducted by the Guttmacher Institute and/or published in its peer-reviewed journals. An additional source is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://bit.ly/gow3NJ).
3. Guttmacher Policy Review, Summer 2008, Volume 11, Number 3, “Abortion and Women of Color: The Bigger Picture (http://bit.ly/dRj84L).
4. Exodus 32:7 (KJV): “And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:.”

What Has Happened To Our Society?

In Abortion on February 21, 2011 at 12:01 am

SPECIAL EDITION

National Day of Mourning

“Tears stream from our eyes because of the destruction of our people!” — (Lamentations 3:48)


National Day of Mourning On Monday, February 28th, 2011 in response to the continued epidemic of abortion in the Black community and the recent revelations of Black Philadelphia Abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s house of abortion horrors, a National Day of Mourning has been called into being by the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. All across the country, Americans are invited to mourn the loss of over 55 million babies killed by the Supremely wicked Supreme Court decisions of legalized abortion, known as Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Join us as we gather to mourn the loss of life and the wounding of women by the violent act of “choice”. Click here for more information.

Black Children Are An Endangered Species

“The most dangerous place for an African American to be is in the womb of his or her African American mother.” — Dr. Clenard H. Childress, (Black Genocide Project)


Endangered Species Campaign According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), Black Americans account for 30%1 of all abortions nationwide, even though the racial group only comprises 13%2 of the population. In New York City alone, Black Americans in 2008 had 1,260 abortions for every 1,000 live births, clearly modeling a race in decline.3 With so many resources available to women and men facing unexpected pregnancies, and incredible life-affirming options like parenthood and adoption, there’s no reason why anyone (98% of cases are due to personal choice, not medical/health reasons)4 has to resort to destruction by abortion. Currently the Issues4Life Foundation is partnering with the Radiance Foundation and the Pro-Life community in Los Angeles to sponsor seventy (70) of these billboards in the city of the angels. To learn more about abortion in California click here for more information.

What Has Happened To Our Society?

“I am not willing to — allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged, and the planned have the right to live.” — Dr. Mildred F. Jefferson, M.D. (1926-2010), American pro-life pioneer and American Life League (ALL) Board Member


Abortion Effects All Of Us My friend Ryan Bomberger, CEO of the Radiance Foundation5, whose biological mother was raped yet still went through nine (9) months of pregnancy to give him life. Ryan was adopted at six (6) weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-racial family of fifteen (15). My brother in Christ is a strong champion for the pre-born and recently waxed eloquent when he said: “Abolitionists didn’t settle for slavery reduction; many risked their reputations and their very lives to call for the end of a system of human degradation, not its continuation through appeasement and mutual understanding. Oh, what happens to a society that can’t even act against the most blatant form of evil?” Awesome question Ryan! Such leads me to seriously reflect upon the Church and ask my own question: What has happened to the Body of Christ that she can’t act, in concert, against the most blatant form of evil?

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. “State Facts About Abortion”, California (http://bit.ly/hPeqLo).
2. U.S. Census Bureau. State and Country Quick Facts. (http://bit.ly/fJtRNH).
3. Save the Life Centers by Opposing New York City’s Bill #371. (http://bit.ly/hBAAEV).
4. “Reasons Given For Having Abortions in the US”. Johnston Archive. (http://bit.ly/fIECrA).
5. The Radiance Foundation is U.S. 501©(3) Organization. (http://bit.ly/hLEsuv).

Induced Abortion and Racial Disparity in Preterm Births

In Abortion on February 14, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Cerebal Palsy and Preterm Birth

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition where the brain does not properly control muscles and movement. According to Brent Rooney, M.Sc. Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., M.B.A. and Lisa E. Roche, J.D., extremely preterm birth (XPB) infants (i.e., infants delivered at less than 28.0 weeks gestation) have a 129 times higher risk of Cerebral Palsy when compared to full-term infants. So what causes such disparity? Induced Abortion (IA). Rooney, Calhoun and Roche found numerous studies have shown a statistically significant increase in risk of EBP or XPB in women with a history of induced abortion compared with women with no prior IA. About 43% of pregnancies in Black American women end in IA. [1]

Induced Abortion and Racial Disparity in Preterm Births

Between 1980 and 2005, the United States preterm birth (PTB) rate increased by 43% (from 8.9% to 12.7%). Black American women have triple the risk of early preterm birth (EPB), defined as delivery at less than 32.0 weeks gestation, and quadruple the risk of extremely preterm birth (XPB), defined as delivery at less than 28.0 weeks gestation, compared with non-black American women (1.39% in blacks vs. 0.35% in whites). Again, according to the Rooney, Calhoun and Roche study, published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 13, Number 4 in the Winter of 2008, in 1987, Harvard researchers led by Ellice Lieberman reported that black women in the Boston area with more than one prior IA had 1.9 times the odds of a PTB compared to black women with no prior IA. In 2006 and 2007, the Institute of Medicine confirmed that “prior first trimester induced abortion” is an “immutable medical risk factor associated with preterm birth.” [2]

Abortion Violates the Nuremberg Code

The most common induced abortion method in the U.S. is vacuum aspiration (i.e., “Suction”). Vacuum aspiration abortions (VAA) have never been shown to be safe in animal studies. Use of a procedure that has not been shown to be safe is a violation of the Nuremberg Code of ethics on human research and experimentation. George J. Annas praises the Nuremberg Code when he writes: “The Nuremberg Code is the primary foundation of all ethical codes on human research and the most authoritative legal statement on human experimentation. This ten-point code was articulated in a 1947 court opinion following the trial of Nazi physicians for ‘war crimes and crimes against humanity’ committed during World War II, which included experiments designed to determine which poisons killed the fastest, how long people could live submerged in ice water or when exposed to high altitudes, and if surgically severed limbs could be reattached.” [3]

Abortion Violates God’s Law

From my perspective abortion violates more than the Nuremberg Code. Abortion violates God’s moral law, the inherent dignity of Women, the humanity of the child in her womb made in the image of God and threatens to cancel the future of society itself. As Under Shepherds of God’s flock, we have a divinely inspired duty to speak truth into the hearts of our congregants and the world around us. In his 1963 “Strength to Love” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” Given the silence in our pulpits regarding the utterly vile, vicious, villainous, violent and vexatious nature of abortion. Given the lateness in the day of our Lord, after all, more than 53 million lives have been lost to abortion since 1973. I fear the church has already lost her prophetic zeal and is now no more than an “irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. “Does Induced Abortion Account for Racial Disparity in Preterm Births, and Violate the Nuremberg Code?”, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 13, Number 4, Winter 2008 (http://bit.ly/aLzL4h).
2. Ibid.
3. Annas, George J., “The Rights of Patients”, New York, N.Y.: New York University Press: 2004.

The Power of Portrait

In Abortion on February 7, 2011 at 12:18 am

The Power of Portrait

10 Week Old BabyJennifer Rego Live Action’s Blog entitled: “The Power of a Portrait” is a very powerful piece of literary prowess that proves a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. This old adage contends that a complex idea can be convincingly conveyed and understood with just a single still image. Russian writer Ivan Turgenev wrote (in Fathers and Sons in 1862), “A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.” As I look at this picture of a ten (10) week old baby, it is abundantly clear to me that Jennifer Rego is right when she says: “Photography is a medium that forges a unique connection, a relationship, between the observer and the one photographed, precisely it does not show an abstract idea, or a generalized model, but a real, and unique person, that if you had encountered in real life, would have been exactly the same.” [1]

The Power of Personhood

10 Week Old BabyPersonhood is a Pro-Life strategy working to respect the God-given right to life by recognizing all human beings as persons who are “created in the image of God” from the beginning of their biological development, without exceptions. Personhood desires to glorify Jesus Christ in a way that creates a culture of life so that all innocent human lives, including this 10-week old baby, are protected by love and by law. Personhood serves the pro-life community by assisting local groups to initiate citizen, legislative, and political action focusing on the ultimate goal of the pro-life movement: personhood rights for all innocent humans. Personhood intends to END ABORTION by building the support of at least two thirds of the states in an effort to reaffirm personhood within the U.S. Constitution. [2]

The Power of a Threefold Cord

My friends at LIFEsocal believe: “Life Is For Everyone! No Exceptions. No Compromises. No Apologies.” Their primary goal is to inform and motivate teens and young adults in Southern California to believe in LIFE, stand up or LIFE, and fight for LIFE, with the hope of ENDING ABORTION. It will be my privilege and pleasure to join LIFEsocal in their Walk4Life, Sunday, March 27th, 2011, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California. [3] In Ecclesiastes 4:12 King Solomon reminds LIFEsocal and I that by ourselves we’re unprotected. And with each other we can face the worst. However, if we can encourage a third party to stand with us to end abortion on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 in the Rose Bowl, the power of the Body of Christ coming together, like a threefold cord, will surely reign victorious. So, I’m inviting everyone to join us in Southern California in March. I want to see everyone there.

Brothers, we really need to talk.

Reference(s):
1. Live Action Blog, “The Power of Portrait”, (http://bit.ly/cWnczu).
2. PersonhoodUSA defining statement dated August 7th, 2010, (http://bit.ly/9KPI95)
3. LIFEsocal’s Walk4Life 2011 Coming to Southern California March 2011 Flyer, (http://bit.ly/9UEXe3)

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