Four Black Americans dedicated to making abortion a thing of the past

Claire Culwell

Clare Culwell’s birth-mother, Tonya Glasby, was 13 years old when she found out she was pregnant. Her parents pressured her into an abortion, and five months into her pregnancy, she chose abortion. However, the doctors did not know Tonya was pregnant with twins, and only aborted one of the babies. Culwell remained alive in her mother’s womb.
     After her abortion, Tonya continued to feel kicking; she realized she was still pregnant. She traveled to another state to have another abortion, but doctors deemed the procedure too risky.
     Clare Culwell was born at seven months gestation with dislocated hips and club feet. Despite the obstacles she faced on account of the abortion, Culwell thrived from a young age. At age 20, Culwell began to look for her birth-mother, and found her at a friend’s house. She shared memories of her childhood with her birth-mother, forgave her, and thanked her for sparing her life.
     “This is what it looks like to survive an abortion. My hips were dislocated, I had club feet, and I was in body casts to correct what the abortion had done. But I still deserved to live,” Claire Culwell explains:    (Video)

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Melissa Ohden

Melissa Ohden’s mother was a 19-year-old college student when she found out she was pregnant. Under the impression she was less than five months pregnant, Ohden’s biological mother had a saline abortion. Ohden survived the abortion, and was found to be approximately seven months gestation.

Ohden was adopted, and grew up in a happy, loving family. At just 14 years of age, she would find out something that would forever change her: she survived an abortion procedure. This prompted Ohden to search for her biological parents, whom she has contacted and forgiven for attempting to abort her.

Today, Ohden is a well-known pro-life activist and the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, which seeks to educate the public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental, and spiritual support to abortion survivors. Today, ASN has reached over 210 abortion survivors.

“Something’s wrong when women’s empowerment is based on ending another human being’s life,” Melissa Ohden states.

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Abortion Survivor

      Pro-life African-American leaders around the country have had enough of the war against preborn black children, and they are working hard to ensure that abortion becomes a thing of the past, not just for African-American women and children, but all women and children.
      While abortion numbers have been declining in the United States over the last two decades, African-American women have an abortion rate of 25.1 abortions per 1,000 women. Compare that to the rate for White women: 6.8 abortions per 1,000 women. The majority of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities — 79 percent — are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods and have been caught accepting donations to specifically abort Black babies. (Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist.) Most shocking, in New York City, more Black preborn children are killed through abortion than are born.

GIRL  SCOUT COOKIES SUPPORT ABORTION

Girl Scouts Gives Its Highest Award to Teen Who Organized Campaign Promoting Abortion

The Girl Scouts’ support of abortion is growing increasingly apparent in the information age.

Its materials, social media accounts and more point to the organization’s pro-abortion bias. One of the groups exposing it, MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, posted more evidence Friday on its Facebook page.

Breitbart reports the group discovered that the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona recently honored a teen for her volunteer work on “reproductive health justice” – an umbrella term that includes abortion on demand. Meghna Gopalan, recently profiled in a Tucson publication, received the Gold Award, the Girl Scouts highest honor, for her work.

Her project involved working with the pro-abortion Women’s March and its affiliate in Tucson. She said her goal was to “educate people about and destigmatize access to women’s healthcare” — euphemisms for abortion.

Her comments to the local news also suggest that abortion was a focus of her project and she worked directly with a pro-abortion organization.

“I’m planning on hosting an event to educate people about and de-stigmatize access to women’s healthcare. I’ve been working with El Rio Reproductive Health Access Project, and they offered ideas on reproductive health justice which would broaden the scope of the project a little bit. I got interested in the topic with the Supreme Court nomination of [Brett] Kavanaugh…” Gopalan said.

Both the Women’s March and the Kavanaugh hearings focused heavily around the abortion issue and leading pro-abortion groups aggressively attacked Kavanaugh and opposed his nomination.

Christy Volanski, co-editor of MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, told Breitbart that the Girl Scouts have a close relationship with the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood.

The Girl Scouts’ support of abortion is growing increasingly apparent in the information age.

Its materials, social media accounts and more point to the organization’s pro-abortion bias. One of the groups exposing it, MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, posted more evidence Friday on its Facebook page.

Breitbart reports the group discovered that the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona recently honored a teen for her volunteer work on “reproductive health justice” – an umbrella term that includes abortion on demand. Meghna Gopalan, recently profiled in a Tucson publication, received the Gold Award, the Girl Scouts highest honor, for her work.

Her project involved working with the pro-abortion Women’s March and its affiliate in Tucson. She said her goal was to “educate people about and destigmatize access to women’s healthcare” — euphemisms for abortion.

Her comments to the local news also suggest that abortion was a focus of her project and she worked directly with a pro-abortion organization.

“I’m planning on hosting an event to educate people about and de-stigmatize access to women’s healthcare. I’ve been working with El Rio Reproductive Health Access Project, and they offered ideas on reproductive health justice which would broaden the scope of the project a little bit. I got interested in the topic with the Supreme Court nomination of [Brett] Kavanaugh…” Gopalan said.

Both the Women’s March and the Kavanaugh hearings focused heavily around the abortion issue and leading pro-abortion groups aggressively attacked Kavanaugh and opposed his nomination.

Christy Volanski, co-editor of MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, told Breitbart that the Girl Scouts have a close relationship with the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood.

Josiah Presley

     A woman in South Korea was two months pregnant with Josiah Presley, when she decided to have an abortion. A short time after the procedure, she realized that she was still pregnant: the abortion was unsuccessful. At that time, she decided that she would choose life for her baby and give him up for adoption.
     Josiah Presley was born with a maimed left arm as a result of the abortion his birth-mother had. He was adopted by a loving family in the United States. He later found out that his birth-mother attempted to abort him, sparking some hatred in his heart for her. He was later able to grow in a relationship with the Lord, enabling him to forgive his birth mother for all that she did.
     “What makes [preborn children] different from us besides the fact that they are innocent and can’t defend themselves against these huge abortion bullies killing them,” Josiah asks            ( Josiah's Video)

      Pro-life African-American leaders around the country have had enough of the war against preborn black children, and they are working hard to ensure that abortion becomes a thing of the past, not just for African-American women and children, but all women and children.
      While abortion numbers have been declining in the United States over the last two decades, African-American women have an abortion rate of 25.1 abortions per 1,000 women. Compare that to the rate for White women: 6.8 abortions per 1,000 women. The majority of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities — 79 percent — are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods and have been caught accepting donations to specifically abort Black babies. (Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist.) Most shocking, in New York City, more Black preborn children are killed through abortion than are born.

[Abortion rates by race and ethnicity]

      In the fight to save these lives are many Black leaders. Whether running a pregnancy center or working to change laws, these individuals know the value of life and have dedicated themselves to helping women, children, and families to succeed. Here are five of them:
      DJ Carter, Executive Director, Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia
      DJ Carter came close to becoming a victim of abortion himself. His parents were only 16 and 17 when they discovered they were pregnant. Their families decided on abortion as the solution, but preborn Carter was already at 20 weeks and the abortionist said it was too late. Carter was spared.
      “My father told me that the first set of clothing that I had was paid for with the money that was supposed to be for my abortion,” Carter told CBS19 News regarding his reasoning for running a pro-life pregnancy center. “And that was a major thing that kind of shaped my life and allowed me to think about how maybe our existence is not our own, and how there’s often times issues and circumstances that can cause families to maybe not think that they can carry that child all the way to delivery.

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ABORTION SURVIVORS

Nik Hoot

      In 1996 in Siberia, Russia, Nik Hoot’s mother chose abortion when she was 24 weeks pregnant, and Hoot was born missing parts of both legs and not having fully developed fingers. His parents, Marvin and Apryl Woodburn, came to adopt him after being told by a priest that they “have to respect all forms of life, even those with disabilities.”
      At just two years old, Hoot was given his first pair of prosthetic legs. After just a couple of weeks, he was walking around on his own. He developed a love for sports and played football, baseball, basketball, and today, is a wrestling star. He persevered through his disability.
      Hoot ended his previous wrestling season with 24 wins - even without all of his limbs. Hoot serves as an inspiration to many of us; if he can accomplish so much, while missing limbs, there is no limit to what anyone can do, despite the obstacles they may face.
      “There are some things I can’t do, but I’ll still try, I’ll learn how to do it,” Nik Hoot says.          (Nik Hoot Video)

(DJ Carter

On a positive note, this is DJ Carter the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia. As I recently shared one of the centers under his leadership was vandalized. It was the center in Culpeper, the city where he is speaking in this clip. He’s telling a story of his parents who at the age of 16 and 17 attempted to abort him but were hindered by a state law. Now he is a married man, a father and a director of these amazing centers! If you pray, lift him up tonight as he goes on the news to share about the attack. I’m believing this will cause his story and the good work they do to be magnified in a moment!

Pro-life African-American leaders around the country have had enough of the war against preborn black children, and they are working hard to ensure that abortion becomes a thing of the past, not just for African-American women and children, but all women and children.

While abortion numbers have been declining in the United States over the last two decades, African-American women have an abortion rate of 25.1 abortions per 1,000 women. Compare that to the rate for White women: 6.8 abortions per 1,000 women. The majority of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities — 79 percent — are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods and have been caught accepting donations to specifically abort Black babies. (Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist.) Most shocking, in New York City, more Black preborn children are killed through abortion than are born.

[Abortion rates by race and ethnicity]

In the fight to save these lives are many Black leaders. Whether running a pregnancy center or working to change laws, these individuals know the value of life and have dedicated themselves to helping women, children, and families to succeed. Here are five of them:

DJ Carter, Executive Director, Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia

DJ Carter came close to becoming a victim of abortion himself. His parents were only 16 and 17 when they discovered they were pregnant. Their families decided on abortion as the solution, but preborn Carter was already at 20 weeks and the abortionist said it was too late. Carter was spared.

“My father told me that the first set of clothing that I had was paid for with the money that was supposed to be for my abortion,” Carter told CBS19 News regarding his reasoning for running a pro-life pregnancy center. “And that was a major thing that kind of shaped my life and allowed me to think about how maybe our existence is not our own, and how there’s often times issues and circumstances that can cause families to maybe not think that they can carry that child all the way to delivery.”
      To help women and couples facing situations like his parents’, Carter, a husband and father, now runs The Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia, a non-profit that was recently vandalized. The services provided there are crucial for women, including free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, and confidential counseling on options. If women choose life, the centers provide them with baby gear and other material items. They assist in obtaining insurance, and also provide various classes. Women who want to place their children for adoption are put in touch with adoption agencies, and woman without safe places to live are connected to maternity homes. Women who choose abortion may return for post-abortion care if they experience post-traumatic stress from their abortions. 65 percent of post-abortive women report experiencing this.


Dr. Alveda King,(VIDEO) Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn
      Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a dedicated pro-life advocate who believes the pro-life movement is a continuation of the civil rights movement, and who believes strongly in helping Black women who are targeted by Planned Parenthood.
      Currently serving as a Pastoral Associate and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries, King also speaks for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign about her two abortions — one which she didn’t request and was committed during an exam. When she became pregnant again, her grandfather, Martin Luther King, Sr., told her: “That’s not a lump of flesh, that’s my great-grandchild.”
      King has received the Life Prize Award and the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award. She has written numerous books, including, ‘How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children?’ She has served on the boards of Heartbeat International, Georgia Right to Life, and MLK Center and is a member of the National Black Pro-life Coalition. She has six children and is a grandmother.

Roland Warren, President and CEO, CareNet
      Roland Warren was raised by a single mother, and his path to Princeton University, was not an easy one. In a video for CareNet, he explains how he met his wife Yvette when they were both Princeton students and how they faced the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy. Suspicious that she was pregnant, Yvette went to Princeton’s student health center for a pregnancy test and was told she should have an abortion. She refused. The nurse suggested she wouldn’t get through medical school with a child, but Yvette wouldn’t accept abortion as the answer.
      The couple got married and welcomed a baby boy who was present at his father’s graduation from Princeton. By the time Yvette graduated from Princeton, they were now parents of two. And she did get through medical school; in fact, she became chief resident of her program.
      After two decades in the corporate world, Warren took the position of president of the National Fatherhood Initiative. He spent 11 years there, working to help fathers be more committed and responsible, before becoming president and CEO of CareNet in 2012. CareNet’s mission is to help women and men facing pregnancy decisions to be empowered to choose life. The organization’s Pregnancy Centers provide support to women that includes free pregnancy tests, information about options, diapers, baby gear and other material resources, parenting education, and post-abortion support.

Christina Bennett, Communications Director, Family Institute of Connecticut    (video)
      Christina Bennett was moments away from being killed by abortion when a stranger stepped in a saved her life. In an article for Live Action News, Bennett tells the story of how her mother sat crying and waiting for an abortion when a janitor approached her and asked if she wanted to have her baby. She replied, “Yes!” The janitor told her, “Then God will give you the strength. Put your clothes on and leave.” Moments later, her mother walked into the operating room, saw a puddle of blood on the floor, and despite protests from the abortionist, she left.
      After learning of this as an adult, Bennett focused her life on helping to end abortion. She worked with the Justice House of Prayer in D.C. and the pro-life group Bound4Life before moving home where she worked for a pregnancy center, helping women to choose life and care for their children. She is now the Communications Director for Family Institute of Connecticut and works tirelessly to save lives and help women who feel the only choice they have is abortion. She recently met with President Trump in the Oval Office along with other pro-lifers.
      "I had an appointment to die, but God canceled it,” she wrote. “I received the priceless gift of life instead – a gift I am forever grateful for. […] At times I’ve wondered why I made it out and [other babies] didn’t. There are no answers to satisfy such a question. […] I owe it to them to speak on their behalf. That is my passion and my privilege.”