Vivian Phillips is my Sister in Christ. Please, hear her:
It has been over 20 years since I left Planned Parenthood.
But, last year after hearing that 20 million Black babies have been murdered by abortion since Roe v. Wade in 1973, which devastated my heart, I knew I had to say and do something.
So I called Reverend Walter B. Hoye II, Founder and CEO of the Issues 4 Life Foundation, to help me figure out what to do.
After I told him my story about having an abortion, regrettably leading an award-winning diversity initiative at Planned Parenthood, and changing from a naive Baptist Pro-Choice Black woman, to an undeniably Pro-Life spirit-filled believer, he said you have to speak up.
My first act was to attend the 2019 National Day of Mourning Prayer Event in Alabama. After going, it was clear one challenge for the Black Pro-Life movement is offering a solution to help Black women and girls that do not want to abort their babies, but can’t care for them. So, by faith, I created one called “My Mama’s House” to meet the need.
Then this year, when systemic racism began to haunt America and Planned Parenthood started hitch-hiking on the back of Black Lives Matters, I was outraged. It was clearly time for me to come out of the shadows of shame.
Guided by Reverend Hoye, I did the video above, to offer a fresh perspective on abortion and Black America.
It would please God if these words echoed across this nation and awakened my Black brothers and sisters to the fact that Planned Parenthood is a greater threat to the Black Community than police brutality.
Written by Vivian Phillips, Author of Revival in the Pews.
Brothers, I agree with Vivian.
Even in the 1960s, Cecil Moore, the 1965 president of the Philadelphia NAACP chapter, made Planned Parenthood’s threat to the Black Community clear by saying (PDF): “Planned Parenthood’s plan is replete with everything to help the Negroes commit race suicide.”
As Bible believers, Black Americans know the child in the womb is an innocent human being, created in God’s image, and should be protected by love and by law.
Brothers, we really need to talk.
Without life, nothing matters.
And we all know it.