From Paul Mitchell through email comes an invitation to a free educational event in Illinois:
We have a unique opportunity this Saturday, March 5, to hear a first-hand account of the way that abortion has devastated the African-American community. Lake County Right to Life has never addressed the specific needs of this community before in the depth that we will be doing so on Saturday. We will present Mildred Richardson, RN, co-founder of the South Haven Pregnancy Center in Chicago.
Pro-lifers have long known about Planned Parenthood’s historical roots in the eugenics movement. Founder Margaret Sanger believed that African-Americans were inferior and she wanted to decrease their numbers. We see this worldview played out today when Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are disproportionately located in minority communities. The South Haven Pregnancy Center is surrounded by four of them.
Mildred Richardson has 40 years of experience in psychiatric and family health nursing and was formerly the supervisor of the pediatric clinic at Martin Luther King Health Center in Chicago. In 2005, she co-founded South Haven, a faith-based organization serving the South Shore Community, because of her strong desire to make a difference in the lives of teenagers and women on the Southside of Chicago. SHPC offers supportive services, programs and referrals to emotionally distressed teens, women and their families experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Mildred Richardson is committed to an active campaign to awaken the African-American community regarding the problems of teenage pregnancy, STDs and HIV/AIDS facing young people.
Ms. Richardson will be speaking from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. on her experiences with abortion in the African-American community and the need to alert people to the problem in the African-American community and beyond. She will also address the way teens are influenced by the media and their need for positive role models. The forum will be held at Sign of the Dove Church, 424 – 10th Street, Waukegan.
There is no admission charge. Please call Lake County Right to Life at (847) 223-7022 for more information, or to register.