Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christians in New York City Pull Together

Christians in New York City are rallying against a proposed bill which discriminates against Pregnancy Resource Centers that will be considered next month at a city council meeting.

The NYC health department recently revealed that in 2009, 41 percent of pregnancies in the city ended in abortion. Statistics also show that among all the ethnic groups in the city, blacks have the highest abortion rate (60%), Hispanics have the second highest (41.3%), Asians (22.7) and Whites at 20.4 percent.

Christian pastors and black pro-life leaders held a rally on Monday night protesting the bill. The event drew pastors and Christians from NYC and New Jersey. Pro-life activist Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke against the bill at the rally and highlighted the targeting of the black community for abortion.

The legislation — Bill 371 — would require PRC's to post notices on their doors, websites and advertisements, stating that they do not provide abortions or contraception, and to disclose when a medical provider is not available at the center. Abortion clinics are not require to disclose any of the side effects of abortion. []

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