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Black Leaders Call for Pro-Life Economic Recovery

Contact: Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests or Life and Founder of King for America, today called on the President and Congress to bear in mind civil rights and the life issue when trying to fix the economy.

"Any meaningful economic recovery act undertaken by Congress must strive for a pro-life economic recovery," said Dr. King. "We are calling for sensible and reasonable acts that will support life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every American. These acts would include procreative reproductive health/choice efforts."

"Films like Maafa21 and Blood Money provide significant research that support our urgent plea to our governing officials," said Alveda.

"For decades many of our officials have governed as though there are not moral consequences to their economic policies. That day is done," said Catherine Davis of the "Toomanyaborted.com" Campaign.

"In this dismal economy, with seemingly endless unemployment, loss of homes, hope and American dreams, we are seeing millions and millions of our tax dollars going to fund organizations whose main purpose is to kill America's children," said Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union. "We urge an immediate end to all abortion funding with taxpayer money. Let's use our hard earned tax dollars to renew the spirit of our nation by helping American's live -- not die!" concluded Gardner.

Pastor Dean Nelson of the Network of Politically Active Christians added, "lawmakers who focus on the economy must ensure that their actions encourage the birth and not the termination of the next generation who will have to pay for all the debt we are now incurring."

Dr. King concluded: "In his book GOOD RETURNS: MAKING MONEY BY MORALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING, George Schwartz encourages us to put our money where our values are. This means we won't invest in companies who fund abortions or euthanasia or the destruction of families. How can we be forced to invest our taxes into government funded abortion? How can the dream survive if we murder our children?

"We are one human race, and we do not live by bread alone, and definitely not by aborting our children. For me this all translates not into the old model of 'guns or butter,' but now is defined in the 21st century by this question: Do we invest in abortions or diapers?"

The National Black Pro-Life Union is an organization founded to serve as a clearing house to coordinate the flow of communications among all African American pro-life organizations and individuals in order to better network and combine resources.
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