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February 10, 2009

I truly believe that God allows me to be in the right place at the right time,  honestly.  I was watching C-SPAN on 2/10/09 and I just happened to see the representative from Arizona speaking and this is what I’ve heard.  Folks let me explain something to you.  Hidden within the economic stimulus bill,  is money to fund planned parenthood,  which is a devilish organization that seeks to destroy life.  The bible is clear when it says in the Ten Commandments Thou Shall Not Kill.  He does not leave you an option.  He didn’t give Moses the Ten Suggestions,  he gave us rules to live by.


Text From the Congressional Record

Franks, Trent [R-AZ]

Debate: H.CON.RES.35

Begin    2009-02-10
Length    00:05:16

Mr. FRANKS of Arizona

Mr. Speaker, today I stand here to honor the NAACP. We all honor the NAACP in this House. It has been at the forefront of the civil rights struggle in this country for 100 years, and though 100 years have passed since the founding of the NAACP, there still remains great work to be done.

Mr. Speaker, last summer dozens of black pastors and black mothers attended the 99th annual NAACP conference in Cincinnati to call on the NAACP to help expose one of the least known and yet one of the most pervasive forms of racism at work still in this country, the targeting of the black community by abortion providers. Many of these advocates who gathered at the NAACP I have the privilege to call precious friends. Dr. Alveda King, who leads King for America, is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther

[Time: 17:45]

Bishop Harry Jackson; Reverend Johnny Hunter, the founder of LEARN, America’s largest African American pro-life organization; the Reverend Clenard Childress of LEARN Northeast; Catherine Davis with the Georgia Right to Life; Lawson Lipford-Cruz, the president of Black Students for Life; and David Owens, among many, many others. Their goal was simply to fulfill the mission of the NAACP, and that is to ensure equality and, most importantly, equal protection of the law for all.

Mr. Speaker, I want to quote Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, who helped lead the rally outside the NAACP conference.

“Racism lives at Planned Parenthood. I say to my fellow NAACP members: It’s time to tell the government to stop funding racism. Planned Parenthood will gladly accept donations for the specific purpose of aborting only black babies,” King said. “It locates its clinics in or near minority neighborhoods. It has led the way in eliminating African Americans to the point where one quarter of the black population is now missing because of abortion.”

King called on the Nation’s oldest civil rights organization to remember its mission statement: “To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”

Day Gardner, the president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said, “As a child, I thought the NAACP to be a superhero organization, an organization that would fight racism right down to its very core.” She stressed that the NAACP leaders need to have their eyes opened to the agenda of government-supported abortion providers and to what she believes is their strategic marketing to the black community.

According to reported statistics, Mr. Speaker, a black child is nearly five times more likely to be aborted than a white child.

Gardner continued. “We are here to rally the NAACP, to make our voices heard as we shout in unison `all across this great Nation the struggle is not yet over. The evil hand of racism is still at work.’ ”

Gardner also spoke about the Federal tax dollars that go to Planned Parenthood. She said it was time for Congress to end that funding. She asked, “Why are we forced to pay well over $300 million to an organization that is overtly racist? We are calling on the NAACP to stand boldly with us to defund Planned Parenthood and even lead the way in this, the greatest struggle for civil rights.”

Mr. Speaker, I just want to echo and agree with the words of Dr. King and of Day Gardner, that for the NAACP to fully advance the cause of the black community, it must take a stand and fight on behalf of the most helpless, voiceless, politically unempowered members of the black community–those being the unborn.

Today, one out of every two black babies conceived in this country is lost to abortion. That is an astonishing reality that I cannot find the words to describe. I just want to thank those courageous members of the NAACP for their fight against this unspeakable tragedy. We must all open our eyes to the racist history of abortion-on-demand movements in this country and its devastating impact on black America. It is past time to defund such a movement in this country.

To that end, I will also be reintroducing the PreNDA bill, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, to end sex-selection abortion and race-selection abortion in this country. It is the duty of all of us to come together and to eliminate this deadly form of discrimination in this generation.

Congressional Chronicle software (C) National Cable Satellite Company 2009. The video and text of the congressional proceedings are in the public domain.

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