Another Texas anti-abortion group targets African-Americans in the Northeast
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.
Maafa21 has been out since 2009 – and it exposes that Planned Parenthood’s founder was a KLAN speaker who received many invites to meet with those racists. Maafa21 tells how Planned Parenthood’s founder and many board members and presidents were members of the RACIST American Eugenics Society . Maafa21 shows how many BLACK civil rights leaders warned against the planned parenthood agenda calling it GENOCIDE. You need to watch the 2.5 hour well documented film- see the documents learn how Republicans and Democrats both have promoted eugenics thru Planned Parenthood. Listen to the testimony of a black women interviewed on Maafa21 who was Eugenically sterilized by the State of North Carolina’s Eugenics Court – the same court funded by Clarence Gamble who coincidentally funded Margaret Sanger- Planned Parenthood’s founder. Listen to a former Planned Parenthood Prez admit on Maafa21 how Planned Parenthood accepts donations from people wanting to get rid of blacks. Then see how this evil agenda is being carried out oversees under NSSM200 a documented implemented by a Republican president. Listen to the warnings of Black Leaders like Samuel Yette, the 1st Black Newsweek correspondent who was fired by Newsweek at the bequest of the Nixon White House for writing a book which detailed how abortion and birth control were being used to control the black population. Again- Watch Maafa21 yourself- it will surprise you. View the Maafa21 trailer here http://www.maafa21.com
I trust black women to make the decisions that are best for them and their families.
It’s incredibly cynical that the radical “pro-life” movement have attempted to become champions of black women and families. “Pro-life” legislators routinely vote against pre-natal care, childcare, housing and job training programs, and age appropriate sex education. So, the concern is not about the community or even supporting black women who have babies, it’s about a violent, shaming crusade against all women, but particularly women of color.
There is no doubt that black women have been used and abused by ideologues on both sides of the aisle, but to say that Margaret Sanger duped the entire black community is insulting and racist. Sanger opened a women’s health clinic in Harlem in 1930 at the request of the Colored Women’s Club. Sanger’s clinic was supported by W.E.B. Dubois, Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, the National Urban League, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Mary McLeod Bethune.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, and Julian Bond, Board Chair of the NAACP, also supported Planned Parenthood.
As for the “eugenics” scare tactics and arguments here are some relevant facts:
Sanger at first endorsed, then opposed, Eugenics. Nazis burned her books to encourage babies among “fit Aryans”. She repudiated all associations with racism or racial motives for birth control. She was actually neutral on abortion; she fiercely promoted birth control because abortion – at the time – was so dangerous.
But let’s get back to the point. Black women are fully capable of deciding when and if to carry a pregnancy to term. They also have a right to healthy pregnancies and to raise their children.
Why is it that the only time you see or hear anything from the “pro-life” movement it’s on a billboard or at a clinic? I think their actions speak loud and clear – they are telling women everywhere, but particularly women of color, that they can’t be trusted. -That in the case of rape or incest or a grave medical condition their lives don’t matter.
I’d like to see the money spent on the billboards used to buy baby blankets, access to pre-natal care, job training, FOOD, and the other very real needs that women have who are pregnant and raising families.