PRESS RELEASE


May 28, 2001

Next Demonstrations at 1611 Peach St. - Black Fetal Models


There will be a demonstration tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29, 2001 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at 1611 Peach St., the site of Erie's pending abortion facility. There will also be demonstrations this Friday, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, at the same location.

People for Life is now debuting its third set of fetal models. Molded from soft plastic, the new models look and feel remarkably like real babies. The gestational ages of the babies in the new set are 12, 20, 26 and 32 weeks. (Yellow Page ads for the pending abortion facility specify abortions to 24 weeks.) The models will be displayed at the demonstrations this week, weather permitting.

The new models are extra-special because they have a dark brown ethnic skin tone. It seems that most depictions of unborn and newborn babies used by pro-life organizations show babies with very white complexions. Perhaps this understandable. Minority women constitute only about a quarter of the U.S. female population, ages 15-44.

However, minority women undergo a disproportionately high number of abortions. From 1973 to 1993, for instance, about 10 million black children were legally killed by abortion The black population in 1993 was 31 million. If not for abortion, that population would have been one-full-third larger! In 1999, 42.6% OF ALL BABIES KILLED BY ABORTION HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA WERE BLACK. Between 1996 and 1999 the number of white babies killed by abortion in Pennsylvania has declined by almost 16%. The number of black babies killed remains practically unchanged, still over 14,700.

We are in no way suggesting that these numbers are indicative of attitudes toward abortion or toward children in the Black Community. Ironically, the Black Community is at least as opposed to abortion as the rest of America, and probably more opposed. Nevertheless, disproportionate numbers are exactly what ought to be expected, because abortion facilities are more often than not located in areas where there is a relatively large black population. There is a direct correlation between the abortion rate and the proximity of an abortion facility.

The tendency to put abortion facilities in minority neighborhoods has prompted many observers to suggest that black and other minority communities have been targeted with racist or genocidal intentions. Explicit statements on the part of some abortion proponents have, in fact, given some credibility to these kinds of charges.

The late Social Worker and Civil Rights Leader Erma Clardy Craven once noted that when, in the 1980's, 17,000 aborted babies were found in a shipping container behind a Los Angeles pathology lab, 12-15,000 were observed to be black. "Wake up, Black America," exclaimed Ms. Craven, "and relive Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream! The way of abortion is the way back into bondage!"





PEOPLE FOR LIFE
1625 WEST 26TH STREET
P.O. BOX 1126
ERIE, PA 16512


814-459-1333 | pfl@peopleforlife.org | http://www.peopleforlife.org


People for Life, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, citizen's organization committed to affirming the intrinsic value of human life. People for Life is dedicated to advancing true justice by working for the protection of all innocent human lives, whatever the age, race, sex, physical condition, economic status, or place of residence (including the womb). People for Life encourages local involvement through education, political awareness, and the promotion of loving alternatives to the primitive and violent "solutions" of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. Together, we can create a society in which all human lives are held sacred.



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