Unfortunately, my camera broke down so I was unable to take pictures of this great event. However, I did end up on tv, so you will be able to see me on some channel somewhere. In any case, it was a fantastic rally. We had a paltry showing from the other side come and lie about how Planned Parenthood and abortion saves lives. Really then tell that to Tamiah Russell, Angela Sanchez, Holly Patterson, Belinda Byrd, Deanna Bell and Eurice Agbagaa. Out of the six women that I named four were Black! Black women are more likely to die from abortion than their counterparts. This is for two reasons 1) Black women have more abortions than their counterparts 2) They are apt to get subpar care from the abortion provider from the get go.
More about that later, let’s get back to the rally. They had a slew of great speakers. One of them held my former position as Regional Coordinator for the Los Angeles area for Silent No More Awareness campaign. Her name was Annette and she had a story that brought me to tears. She had all her children with her and they were all were looking heartbroken carrying signs that said I Mourn My Aborted Sibling. I thought I was going to just break down right there. She tried to save her child after the abortion had started but was unable to, it died. She said all she could think was “Oh my goodness, what have I done.” If you want to learn more about Silent No More Awareness then go to this website:
You can hear stories from post-abortive women who have since become pro-life and I guarantee you that it will touch your heart. The whole thing was emceed by Sylvia Aimerito of AudioGirl Ministries You can check her out at: https://audiogirlministries.com/ She is a DJ out here and is part of my pro-life group on Facebook ProLife Divas/Warriors. Here is the address if you wish to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/515148028559129/ I also have another pro-life that addresses the abortion rate in the Black community and it is called BLACK (Black League Against Child Killing). You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/181527788480
Enough of the plugs. The rally was energized and people were on fire to see Planned Parenthood defunded. The funny part was the counter protest. They were truly pathetic. First of all they have 3 guys coming in with a sign that says, “Abortion on demand and without apology. Stop the Patriarchy.” You are kidding me, right? You don’t have men carrying a sign that says “Stop the Patriarchy” it looks like a joke. You don’t have any credibility. So their attempt to pose any sort of legitimate voice on the subject was already killed when these hateful men joined the march. The women, initially, were just doing their thing and letting us do ours. It is when the men showed up that it turned ugly. There was no physical violence from either side. The police did protect the pro-lifers from the angry rabble of the pro-choice side.
The pro-choice side had a sign that read: Women are not: Bitches, hos, whores, incubators, etc. They are full human beings. Which our side agrees with. But you need to be taking that message down to a rap label, not a pro life rally. You want to step up to Jay Z and tell him that? You want to picket a 50 Cent concert? Yeah I didn’t think so. It is not our side that disrespects women. It is yours! Call any conservative man’s wife a bitch and you will be lucky if you get back up. Call any liberal man’s wife a bitch and he will just laugh like Tim MacGraw did when Nelly called Faith Hill a bitch. T point is the pro-life sees women as beautiful, strong, courageous, nurturing and loving. It wouldn’t occur to us to make a sign like that because that is not how we see women. That is how you proc-choicers see women! So until you start picketing rap concerts I don’t want to hear women are not bitches, hos, whores, etc. because that is what you do to women in you world. Women deserve better.
We are on the right side of history and one day abortion will become illegal in this country once again.