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Attempted Forced Abortion Rooted in Racism says National Black Pro-Life Union

Contact: Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844, daygardner23a@aol.com


WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- A Maine couple that kidnapped their pregnant 19 year-old daughter and attempted to take her to New York to have an abortion did so because they were apparently upset that her boyfriend is black. A Maine sheriff said Tuesday that the kidnapping was racially motivated.


“Though we have made great strides in reducing the color gap in America, it is necessary that we acknowledge racism still exists in our country, said Day Gardner who is president of the National Black Pro-Life Union is also Director of Public Relations and Media for NPLAC on Capitol Hill. “The thought of parents tying their 19 year old daughter up to try to force her to abort, to kill her unborn child because he or she wasn’t white enough is nothing short of crazy.”


Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion told the Associated Press that Katelyn Kampf, the daughter, indicated her mother "was pretty irate at the fact that the child's father was black, and she had made a number of disparaging remarks about that."


"Abortion is already the number one killer of black Americans”, said Gardner. “Abortion facilities are purposefully and even strategically placed in our neighborhoods and inner city areas. I pray that this great nation of ours will come to understand that all children are a blessing and deserving of life no matter how small their bodies, no matter what the color of their skin."


The incident comes at a time when Congress has passed legislation to prohibit non-parents from taking a minor teenager across state lines for an abortion.