Another Texas anti-abortion group targets African-Americans in the Northeast

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by Patrick Brendel 2 Comments

Image by Matt MahurinAnother Texas anti-abortion rights group is stirring up controversy in the Northeast with marketing materials targeting African-Americans.

In late February, a New York City billboard by Austin-based Life Always (affiliated with Austin-based Heroic Media) was taken down soon after it went up after public outcry over the billboard’s message. Today, CBS New York reports that fliers advertising a video from Denton-based Life Dynamics Inc. are now sparking outrage at Princeton Theological Seminary.

CBS reports that the fliers appeared on the New Jersey campus in November, and reappeared in February for Black History Month. One of the fliers from Life Dynamics says, “In the new Klan, lynching is for amateurs,” pointing to website KlanParenthood.com. [Editor's note: Website contains graphic images.] Another points to Life Dynamics website Maafa21.com, which advertises a DVD purporting to link slavery and African-American oppression to modern-day reproductive rights. The DVD is called “Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century.”

According to records from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the registered agent for Life Dynamics is Denton resident M.H. Crutcher III, who is also the registered agent for Prolife Texas Inc.

According to Internal Revenue Service records, one recent donor to Life Dynamics was Priests for Life, a New York-based group where the director of African-American outreach is Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. The group gave Life Dynamics more than $58,000 from July 2008-June 2009.

The motto of Life Dynamics is, “Pro-Life: without compromise, without exception, without apology,” according to its website.

A Life Dynamics spokesperson was not immediately available for comment early Tuesday afternoon.

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