November 20th, 2009 11:46 EST
The Healthcare Bill Not for Blacks
At a reception, held by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation as part of a series of events revolving around the 25th anniversary of Jackson`s run for president, Jesse Jackson stated: "We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill," He said. "You can`t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man."
What a dumb thing to say. I don`t pretend to know the reasons why Rep. Arthur Davis, (D-AL) voted against the health care bill earlier this month and I`m not implying that he is pro-life, but at least he`s not drinking the same flavor kool-ade as Mr. Jackson.
All Americans should question the health care monster!
The sad thing is that Jesse Jackson is a man that I once looked up to--way back when he was a power house for human rights, especially the right to life for unborn children.
Jesse once identified himself as a person who would have been aborted if medical counsel had been followed. Jesse Jackson once wrote: "Human life begins when the sperm and egg join . . . and the pulsation of life takes place." He said, "From that point, life may be described differently (as an egg, embryo, fetus, baby, child, teen-ager, adult), but the essence is the same.``
I remember way back--when he spoke at the 1977 March for Life asking the question: ``What happens to the moral fabric of a nation that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience.``
Back in the day, in an ``Open Letter to Congress`` Jesse Jackson stated "as a matter of conscience" he must "oppose the use of federal funds for a policy of killing infants."
Wow! Where is that guy?
I believe the Jesse Jackson--the civil rights leader from way back--would be leading the pack today against the funding of abortion as health care.
Black children are specifically targeted by the abortion industry which places most of its abortion killing centers in minority and urban neighborhoods. They are denied their civil rights including the most basic right to life; a right which Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, our ancestors and others so proudly worked for, marched for and many of them died for.
Sadly, today, Jesse Jackson is just a mere shadow of the man he once was. He is no longer a power house- -instead he is a bought off, shriveled, and empty shell.
I remember a much younger, and wiser "Reverend" Jesse Jackson leading the thunder of children`s voices shouting..."I AM SOMEBODY!" And Mr. Jackson, though you have lost your way, I pray that one day you will remember that each and every unborn child is somebody, too!
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.
We realize that if we are to be successful, it is necessary to share information and/or resources as well as "who gets the credit." We acknowledge that the real credit for any good thing always goes to GOD-not man.
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