BALTIMORE, MD- On the 300 block of North Howard Street in Baltimore, Maryland, in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion mill, there is a painted sign that reads: “Black Preborn Lives Matter.”
This was a team effort by the pro-life organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA) and the Frederick Douglas Foundation.
Even Planned Parenthood past and present employees acknowledge the racist roots and history of the nation’s No. 1 abortion vendor, which seems to be impacting their current working environment. https://t.co/9T94nLBWEu @theorbmaster #abortion #PrebornLivesMatter
— ChurchLeaders.com (@ChurchLead) September 8, 2020
The painted message was not vandalism. The groups asked for permission from Mayor Bernard Young (D), the Mayor of Baltimore, after Young allowed other groups to share their political expressions on other city streets the SFLA stated in a statement.
Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins said:
“If we are not free to share our grief over the loss of life from abortion in our own communities, we are not really free at all. Joining together to peacefully tell the world that BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER is our right as Americans and our duty as citizens.”
The Rev. Dean Nelson, The Frederick Douglass Foundation and the Human Coalition Action said of their efforts:
“Frederick Douglass said, ‘To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.’
Freedom of expression is as foundational to our nation as the right to life. By attempting to peacefully paint BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER in front of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities around the country, we are shining a light on the racial injustice of the abortion industry.”
Pro-life activists converge on Baltimore Planned Parenthood, paint 'Black Preborn Lives Matter' on street outside https://t.co/FRSHipoweP
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) September 7, 2020
Students for Life of America said in their letter to Mayor Young that:
“Black Lives do matter, born and preborn, as too many people are lost in America today from causes that should be addressed and prevented for their disproportionate impact on minority communities.”
A group of anti-abortion demonstrators painted the phrase “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” on the street outside the Planned Parenthood on North Howard Street in Baltimore. https://t.co/FkWpq33vOJ
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) September 5, 2020
In their letter they pointed out that public areas are now considered open forums for free speech. They used the precedent of the mayor allowing messages such as “Defund the Police,” and “Black Trans Lives Matter.”
They were quick to point out that he wasn’t allowed to discriminate one side based on his own beliefs, but the mayor must allow all viewpoints to be heard in a public forum.
“The message of the preborn will not be silenced.”
Police allow #prolife groups to paint 'black preborn lives matter' outside the Baltimore Planned Parenthood business. @ChristianPost @StudentsforLife @KristanHawkins @FDFNational @RevDeanNelson @HuCoAction @createdequalorg https://t.co/0km5nz43Zw
— Family Research Council (@FRCdc) September 8, 2020
Once they got permission, the SFLA and FDF had some help from local pro-life activists while painting their message.
SFLA said in a statement:
“The effort comes at a time in which Planned Parenthood’s racist past and present are making headlines. Even Planned Parenthood past and present employees acknowledge the racist roots and history of the nation’s No. 1 abortion vendor, which seems to be impacting their current working environment.”
They added that African American women make up 38 percent of all reported abortions. This could be in part that 4 out of 5 Planned Parenthood vendors, according to a Supreme Court amicus brief, are within walking distance of neighborhoods that are mostly minority.
A SFLA president Kristan Hawkins said in a statement after the arrest, that the message censored in Washington D.C. would be spread throughout the country.
“What you didn’t see today on the city’s streets will be coming to billboards across the country, because BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER, and we will not be silent. Viewpoint discrimination is not constitutional, and we will take this to court if necessary.”
One thing is for sure, these determined pro-life students are fighting for these unborn children. They are working hard to make it known that the infanticide in this country needs to come to an end.
Police officers did show up shortly after the pro-lifers began to paint. We’re told they did not make the painters remove the message and did not issue any citations.
Baltimore police Sgt. Vincenzo Julio said:
“[The message painted] will remain here unless the city wants to come take it out, and that would be outside the police department.”
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In June, a black preacher called out the Black Lives Matter Movement for not taking a stance against the abortions taking place at planned parenthood.
— MARCH FOR LIFE N.Y. (@MarchforlifeNY) June 17, 2020
Her name is Edmee Chavannes and along with Bevelyn Beatty they are pro-life activists, founders of At the Well Ministries and unapologetic evangelists. Two of my newest heroines. These gals are on fire for Jesus.
— julie ross (@juliero87550759) June 20, 2020
Black female street preacher walks through CHAZ/CHOP, “Why don’t I see my brothers and sisters outside of Planned Parenthood? They are killing us every day!”#BlackLivesMatter #CHAZCHOP pic.twitter.com/rkos3RqglY
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) June 17, 2020
Bevelyn Beatty & Edmee Chavannes, preaching near ch 💤/chop.
Recently arrested outside Planned Parenting in NYC for violating social distancing rules 🤨😏🧐
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— Zannah (@The_Zannah) June 15, 2020
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