Group to Show Abortion as Black Genocide at Smithsonian

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 10, 2016   

DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - An organization is seeking to bring national attention to the abortion of black babies, calling it genocide.

The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), sponsored by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR), is a mobile exhibit using graphic imagery of dehumanization and genocide in the 19th and 20th centuries, correlating abortion as a modern form of genocide.

The CBR explains "Our purpose is to illuminate the conceptual similarities which exist between abortion and more widely recognized forms of genocide. This is important because perpetrators of genocide always call it something else and the word 'abortion' has, therefore, lost most of its meaning."

 

Jacqueline Hawkins, CBR Director of Minority Outreach, spoke to ChurchMilitant.com and noted the GAP intends intends to set up the exhibit outside of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History on the National Mall in Washington D.C. She and other volunteers will engage the many students arriving from all over the country.

She notes that "abortion pictures stick with people," and that they are a very effective means of communicating the truth of abortion. She also explains that the age group of people visiting the museum are the ideal age group — high school and college age. She adds, "We're gonna' stand there, show them what's going on, we're gonna' talk to the people who talk to us, we're gonna' pass out pamplets." Hawkins notes that she and other volunteers are trained to debate people and are comfortable engaging people. 

A press release from CBR states that millions of people will visit the museum and "the pro-life movement now has a once-in-a-generation opportunity" to show people one of the most important racial issues in the United States. It stresses the danger of "a museum so sharply shaped by racial politics," that only certain aspects of the suffering of black Americans will be told.

It notes that the CBR "strongly supports the African American Museum of History and Culture, but we support it only to the extent that it is an intellectually honest institution." It continues, "We cannot stand idly by and watch it be hijacked by angry activists who wield a divisive political agenda."

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Jacqueling Hawkins discussing abortion.

Hawkins says that organizers have been contacting museum official for months in an attempt to have a permanent GAP exhibit but, so far, they get passed from department to department without any resolution.

So far GAP has been engaging black students at colleges and universities around the country. Hawkins commented that while some black students have been open and receptive to GAP's message, others, specifically Black Lives Matter activists, have been overtly hostile. She says that although they initially engage in "hysterical theatrics" and resort to calling black GAP missionaries racist epithets, they cannot argue against signs comparing the violence of lynching to the murder of black children in the womb.

She also highlights the hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement with its formal alliance with Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by white racist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger.

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Example of material distributed by GAP.

Recent numbers indicate that of the 58.5 million abortions since its legalization by the Supreme Court in 1973, between 36 and 40.5 percent of all abortions have been perpetrated against black children. Between 21 to 23.6 million black children have been murdered in the womb.

Hawkins explains that the group will need funding, housing and volunteers. She is planning for missionaries to be outside the museum eight hours a day, seven days a week. They will show posters of aborted black babies and engage passersby with discussion and handout materials.

Critics have condemned the GAP for showing graphic material in public, and often in view of children. The CBR notes, however, that the media is constantly showing graphic images in order to get viewers to understand the gravity of various situations.

 

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Rodney Pelletier

Rodney Pelletier is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com.

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