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Abortion is wiping out the black community, so a group of black pastors have decided to take a stand against a Planned Parenthood that has moved into their community in Charlotte, North Carolina. This group of pastors works together to educate the Church and the community on what is happening in their city in order to preserve black lives.
Bishop Larry Jackson, the founding pastor of Bethel Outreach International Church in Charlotte, said,
“We knew we had to get black men and leaders to understand that what Planned Parenthood is doing is genocide. By holding rallies and prayer meetings, we are taking a stand in our community and letting others know that this is happening.
We have several organizations who are kingdom-based working together. We are all working with and in support of the local pregnancy resource centers, so that leaders and those in the community know and understand that there are alternatives [to abortion].”
Not only are these pastors coming together to make changes, they are all meeting to pray and hold rallies outside Planned Parenthood.
Bishop Jackson said,
“We are praying against the influence of Planned Parenthood coming into the uptown area. We have made sure at our church that our men are engaged in battle, going out regularly to abortion clinics to pray and rally.
It’s important to know that black leaders in our community have taken the lead in much of this. The reason that is important is because Margaret Sanger said if she could get the black pastor, she could get this done.”
Bishop Jackson is referring to Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, whose “Negro Project” pushed birth control on the black community. Sanger’s objectives were deeply rooted in eugenics. She campaigned for birth control centers to be located in impoverished areas as a means of discouraging “breeding,” as she called it. (For more on Margaret Sanger: https://www.humancoalition.org/sanger/)
Today, Planned Parenthood has a strategic presence in inner-city areas comprised of minorities. In a letter Sanger wrote to her financier Clarence Gamble, she said,
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and if it did, these ministers could straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
(Read more: Racism and Abortion, Part 1)
Bishop Jackson said,
“If we had not aborted our children, we would be 30%, not 13%, of the population.
By partnering with the Douglas Leadership Institute, Love Life Charlotte, and other organizations, we have been able to hold multiple meetings and rallies to make sure the Church and the community have the proper information of what is happening regarding abortion in our city.”
Bishop Jackson also wants churches and leaders to know there are pregnancy centers that women can go to for help, providing them courage to choose life. By shining a light on the issue and how Planned Parenthood targets minority neighborhoods like his, Bishop Jackson hopes to see more women feeling valued and choosing life.
Jackson feels pregnancy centers, rallies, and prayer meetings are instrumental in combating Planned Parenthood’s agenda to take life. He also believes that it is imperative to unify black leaders and the black community. But, the heart of the abortion issue stems from a much bigger source than even Planned Parenthood.
In his book, “The Real Issue,” soon-to-be released, Jackson says,
“The issue of abortion stems from the very conflict that took place between God and the true enemy of the womb, Satan.”
Jackson says that if we look at the woman’s womb, it is clear the enemy is trying to defeat and destroy the woman and the life in her womb. He also explains how Satan deceives women, using them to destroy their own children.
“It is a brilliant plan to get the one you were going to destroy to destroy the one in the womb. From the moment when God defeated Satan on the cross, he (Satan) has gone on to destroy the woman. It is a hideous plan.”
In order to end abortion, women need to have safe places, such as women’s pregnancy centers, to go to when they are in crisis. They also need the support of the community and the men in it.
By educating the community, coming together, and providing women with help and care, these pastors are working to end abortion, and rescue even more lives.