February: Healing the Black Community
February will provide an opportunity, early in this effort, to focus on a population devastated by abortion loss. African-American women constitute only about 13 percent of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36 percent of the abortions in 2012. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.1
We will focus in a special way on how this epidemic impacts minority communities and, far from saving young black women from poverty, actually makes them more vulnerable to the problems that plague poor minority communities; addiction, violence, family dysfunction and abuse.
The healing of this community is more than a matter of pointing out the statistical preponderance of abortion among blacks. Healing in this context involves facing directly some very disturbing truths about how the abortion industry is rooted in eugenics. Many African-Americans, upon seeing the documentary Maafa21 are astonished and angry that they never knew how their community was being targeted. This awareness increases the felt need for healing as well.
Moreover, digging deeply into the psychological side of the history of the African-American community, we will call for the healing of the despair that can echo down the centuries in a community that has been enslaved and mistreated in so many other ways, to the point that sometimes mothers would be tempted to abort in order to spare their children that cruel mistreatment.
Shockwaves will share the life experiences and testimonies from black women and men, grandparents and others involved in abortion decisions. They will share the truth of how abortion affected them and an inspirational message of how healing blessed their lives and relationships. We will call all black families wounded by abortion loss to reconciliation, restoration and healing in the Lord.
Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King shares the following about the Shockwaves Initiative:
* We embrace the plight of African-American babies, women, men and families who are direct targets of the genocidal agenda of abortion
* We affirm the healing of the African-American community, victims of targeted genocide by abortion
* We welcome African-American women and men who by their testimonies of healing and restoration from their abortion loss are now Silent No More