Alveda King: 'Prophet' Scalia's Death Leaves Void in the Black Community

People from around the country mourn Justice Antonin Scalia's death.
People from around the country mourn Justice Antonin Scalia's death. (Reuters)
On the occasion of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, black pro-life leaders mourn his death and decry current anti-life decisions that seek to impose abortion death sentences on hundreds of babies and mothers in New York and other communities. 

"My heart breaks that America cannot take time to mourn with the Scalia family," said Catherine Davis, president of the Restoration Project. "Instead, we must turn, immediately, to the political—assessing the ramifications of the death of this great jurist. We do pray with them, however, for strength and peace as they navigate this new normal of life without their husband, dad and grandfather." 

Citing statistics from Too Many Aborted, the leaders considered Justice Scalia to be "a champion civil rights voice for life." 

"Justice Scalia understood what happens when being human is not enough to ensure protection from racial discrimination as a human. I thank God for the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and for the legacy of Justice Scalia," said Walter Hoye, founder of Issues4Life Foundation.

Evangelist Alveda King, director of African American Outreach and a party to a Priests for Life HHS Mandate case before SCOTUS said, "Justice Scalia was a prophet in many ways. The loss of his opinions regarding the sanctity of life will create a terrible void." 

Pastor Stephen Broden of Dallas-based Protect Life and Marriage Texas said, "The death of Justice Scalia has once again heightened the fact that the anti-life forces are working overtime to enforce killing babies as normative in our culture. SCOTUS is now considering major abortion cases that will impact how we as a nation will view abortion for a long time. The agenda on the left is apparent when in 2015 the Empire State legislators put forth legislation to shoot poison into the heart of babies well into the third trimester if a mother feels she is not 'emotionally stable' to raise the baby. America needs to take notice of the anti-life agenda and vote to ensure and secure a pro-life presence on the Supreme Court." 

At the turn of the century, the black pro-life movement experienced a "resurgence" combining prominent 20th-century civil rights voices and newly emerging pro-life voices. Adding to the "we shall overcome abortion" and "no more womb lynching" themes of L.E.A.R.N. and, many more black pro-life organizations have emerged.

Joined by partners across the pro-life movement, blacks are participating in films and other documentaries such as Maafa21, Blood Money and popular videos by The Radiance Foundation. Many of the 21st-century leaders also represent their own organizations while coalescing at National Black ProLife Coalition and are published in their benchmark book Life at All Costs

Day Gardner, founder of National Black Pro-Life Union, points out, "The perspective of the deceptive messaging of The Reproductive Justice movement, created in 1994; the Trust Black Women Partnership, created in 2010; and the Black Lives Matter movement, created in 2012; all which allegedly were created because according to them, 'the lives of black people were in peril.' If they really care, they should support the Defund Planned (Parenthood) effort, to end the destruction of the fruit and wombs of women." 

Gardner further explained, "Hiding behind the pretense that these deceptive entities were born out of a demand for the self-determination and liberation of black people in this country, and that all these organizations were 'born' because of the leadership of black women, their 'Trust Black Women' mantra is highly offensive; because they want to birth lies rather than babies." 

King also asks, "How can the dream survive if we murder our children? Life is a civil right. If you force the mother to take harmful chemicals or to abort the baby, you violate the rights of the baby and the health of the mother."

Today, while mourning the departed SCOTUS champion, Justice Antonin Scalia, the National Black Prolife Coalition continues to "inform, educate and activate" the communities of America and the world regarding the urgency of ending the eugenics and genocide of abortion.

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