Dear Deacon John,
In his famous letter from a Birmingham jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote:
And no greater injustice has ever been committed against any segment of our society than abortion has inflicted on the youngest members of our human family.
Recognizing this, Gospel of Life Ministries is on the verge of bringing hundreds of thousands of energetic new recruits into our pro-life movement .. a force that can overwhelm the opposition and bring about the end of legalized abortion-on-demand in America.
Before I tell you who these soon-to-be pro-life warriors are, let me give you some shocking facts that few Americans know. In post-Roe v Wade America today:
Almost as many African-American babies are aborted as are born alive. A Black baby is almost FIVE times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white baby.Although roughly 13 percent of American women are Black, they have 36% of the abortions.Since 1973, abortion has wiped out over 25% of the African-American population.In the last thirty years, more than twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.Every four days more Black people are executed by abortion than the Ku Klux Klan has lynched in the last 150 years.Planned Parenthood operates the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United States ...and an estimated 78% of them are located in minority neighborhoods.For killing Black babies, the U.S. abortion industry rakes in more than $16,000 per hour ... 24 hours a day ... 7 days a week.Without question, abortion is destroying America's African-American population!
Worse, this is by design! To know this all you have to do is know your history.
In 1939 Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood - and the woman who, in her book "Pivot of Civilization" said that "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated" ... a statement, by the way, which no one at Planned Parenthood has ever retracted or apologized for - wrote a letter to Clarence J. Gamble and outlined her plan to eliminate the Black community. In that letter she wrote:
"The most successful, educational appeal to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their rebellious members."
This was part of her "Negro Project", a plan designed to get well-respected Black ministers to unknowingly endorse and support her plan to eliminate what she considered "genetically inferior races."
And for the past seventy years the abortion activity of Planned Parenthood continues to devastate the Black community.
What's worse, most Black Americans - like most Americans, period - are totally unaware of everything I just told you!
And the person I have tapped to get that message out and lead this effort is Dr. Alveda King - the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a courageous, full-time Pastoral Associate here at Gospel of Life Ministries.
Working hand in hand with outstanding Black pastors and preachers, Alveda is crisscrossing America and opening the eyes of her brothers and sisters to the fact that ...
... abortion is nothing less than a racist campaign of Black genocide!
As a result of our work so far, we have already opened the eyes of many African-Americans to the fact that abortion is devastating their community. And like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights leaders of the 1960s ...
... they are taking to the streets and DEMANDING that their community be protected. And this time, that means bringing an end to legalized abortion!
Echoing our bishops who remind us that abortion is "the fundamental civil rights issue of our day" Alveda proclaims this irrefutable fact:
"The pro-life movement is the civil rights movement of today!"
And if anyone would know, Alveda would. Her father was the late Rev. A.D. King. And as I mentioned, her uncle was the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those two men led the civil rights movement of the 1960s and paved the way for an end to legalized segregation in this country. They gave their lives in order to end the injustice of segregation and bigotry.
Today Alveda is following in their footsteps and giving her life for her unborn brothers and sisters!
She is doing so because she knows what it means to be oppressed and treated as a "non-person." That's why she is so passionate in her defense of unborn babies. For as she so rightly states:
"Over 150 years after slavery was abolished, an entire class of Americans is still treated as nothing more than property. Babies living in their mothers' wombs are regarded by our laws as non-persons. It's a tragedy and a disgrace."
Alveda is absolutely right.
The time has come to end the tragedy of abortion.
The key, though, is for Gospel of Life Ministries to produce the resources which Alveda and other pro-life Black leaders can use to lead the African-American community to freedom from the slavery of abortion.
Which is why I've sent you this urgent email.
In truth, those who promote Margaret Sanger's elitist pro-abortion views are hoping you will ignore my email. They want you to "delete" it ... just like they are working to "delete" all those "undesirables" that Sanger and her ilk consider nothing more than "human weeds."
Don't fall into their trap.
When you do, you will help sustain a truly historic project that Gospel of Life Ministries is part of.
That project is this. Together with my good friend Mark Crutcher and his team at Life Dynamics, Gospel of Life Ministries has helped produce the tool that Mark says is the "stone that will bring the abortion Goliath to his knees where we can cut off his vile head."
That "stone" is a fact-filled, mind-grabbing, gut-wrenching, eye-opening documentary entitled "Maafa 21."
The word "maafa" (which is pronounced mah - AH - fa) is Swahili and means "disaster" or "great tragedy." It is used to describe particularly terrible events, such as slavery. Most in the Black community are familiar with it. So when they hear the title of this documentary, they will want to know what disaster - or "maafa" - it's talking about.
And when they watch "Maafa 21" - all two hours and twenty minutes of it they will come to know that the "maafa" being exposed is this: That abortion is nothing less than Black genocide! Alveda herself makes that very point in the film when she looks into the camera and says:
"Today the vast majority of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in our neighborhoods. Are we really so naïve to believe that this is a coincidence? In the 1960s when we as African-Americans began to demand our civil rights, that's when, for the first time in American history, there became a widespread cry in our government for legalized abortion. Is that a coincidence, too? Little did we know then that when we said we would no longer sit on the back of the bus, a place was being reserved for us down at the abortion clinic."
Mark my words. Those within the Black community who watch "Maafa 21" will be astonished at what it reveals! More to the point, they will rise up as a people and DEMAND that our judges and lawmakers end the genocide of legalized abortion.
But don't take my word for it.
After watching a special pre-release showing of "Maafa 21" Dr. Johnny Hunter, the leader of America's premier Black pro-life organization, made this telling comment:
Today I am asking you to rush Gospel of Life Ministries the largest contribution you can so that we can help get "Maafa 21" into the hands of those people who, after watching it, will be roused to action and will help fan the flames of the pro-life revolution Gospel of Life Ministries helped spark within the African-American community!
Imagine if we could raise the money so that copies of "Maafa 21" can be sent to:
Every Black elected official in the country ... most especially every U.S. Congressman and all state legislators!Every Black journalist in the country!Every professor at every Black college in the country! And most important of all ...Every Black pastor of every Black church in America!The cost to do this would run into the tens and perhaps even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
But the benefit would be incalculable.
I truly believe that the more we show the African-American community how white pro-abortion elitists are taking advantage of them and using abortion to exterminate the Black community, they will rise up and lead us to victory in our fight to end legalized abortion in America!
The more Americans make their own the fight to protect the smallest children, the sooner we will win that fight and restore for all Americans their unalienable right to life!
Thank you and may God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Gospel of Life Ministries
PS Although getting the "Maafa 21" DVD into the hands of influential African-Americans is our number one priority right now, it's far from all Gospel of Life Ministries is doing in this effort. We are also helping produce and distribute brochures that expose Planned Parenthoods campaign of Black genocide. In addition, we have an active presence at the many conferences where Black leaders and activists meet to set policy and enact strategies that will help the African-American community. And we're going to make it a point to reach out to African-Americans at stops all along our upcoming "Freedom Ride Project" route. If anyone will understand the symbolism and meaning of that project, it will be our Black brothers and sisters. And I'm confident they will respond enthusiastically. After all, what we're working for is their FREEDOM ... freedom from the slavery of abortion. Not just for them, however, but for all unborn children. Thank you and God bless.
NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448, ext. 232.