September 8, 2012


A young woman has died after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. Tonya Reaves, 24, died on July 20, 2012, according to a local CBS television station, of hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life.

CBS Chicago said Reaves died after the abortion she had at 18 S. Michigan Avenue Planned Parenthood facility. The woman was transported from the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:20 P.M.

An autopsy conducted Saturday determined that she died from hemorrhage following a Dilation and Evacuation abortion. The D&E abortion method is one employed in pregnancies that have advanced beyond the first trimester. It involves opening the cervix and removing the pre-born baby by dismembering him or her. The Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood advertises abortions up to 18 weeks.

Tonya’s twin sister Toni was devastated by the news, telling the television station, “We were born the same day. She was my other half.”

“It happened so fast. She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone. We’re just trying to figure out what happened… what happened,” she said.
Reaves’ sister indicated Tonya was engaged to be married and had another son, who had just enjoyed his first birthday.

Troy Newman, the head of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation, told LifeNews he is saddened by Reaves unnecessary death.
“Abortion deaths like this are completely avoidable. When a woman bleeds to death after an abortion, it is usually an indication of error on the part of the abortionist coupled with a delay in calling for emergency assistance. Planned Parenthood should be held accountable,” said Newman. “Our heartfelt prayers go out to the victim’s family at this time of tragic loss.”

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July 14, 2012

Sidewalk Counseling Ministry (SWC)

Dallas, Texas based non-profit organization, African Americans For Life, will partner with the Family Care Pregnancy Center in Oak Cliff to start a Side Walk Counseling Ministry.  If you are intersted in joining the ministry or would like more information, please call 214-364-2622 and ask for April.  

"Working Together With One Mind and Purpose"

May 8, 2012


AA For LIFE is currently facilitating parenting classes. To learn more, give us a call at
214-364-2622.  Take your parenting skills to the next level!  Raise, responsible, respectful, resourceful children. 

"Building Healthy Relationships One Family at a Time"

April 4, 2012

Care Net Urban Initiative - Dallas, TX.

African-American Leaders for Life Summit

Care Net will host three 2-day forums for pastors and ministry leaders titled African American Leaders for Life Summits. These forums will provide like-minded leaders with fellowship and training to assist them in engaging in dialogue about abortion in their communities and providing viable solutions to this problem facing Black America.



April 12-13th in Dallas, TX
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
1808 Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, Texas

View the Care Net Urban Initiative Video

To register for this event, log on to:
Praise God for TheEstherCall - An All Women's Gathering.

Come and represent millions of post-abortive women whose pain is unbearable and whose cry has been stifled by fear and shame.  This event takes place on Thursday and Friday, April 5th - 6th, 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center.  For more information, log on to:

Esther-Page-Convention Center

650 Griffin Street
Dallas , Texas

January 6, 2012

Abortion.....Not a choice, but a child

"I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?...By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems...Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destoyer of love and peace is abortion."
~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

If you or you know of someone facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion, 
e-mail or call 214-364-2622.  We are here for you.  

January 5, 2012

A Message From The Author

Although it is African Americans For Life's purpose to raise awareness and educate communities about the horrors of abortion, it is just as important to me to let all women, who have experienced an abortion, know how much God loves you. If you have placed your trust in Christ alone for your salvation and have asked God for forgiveness, you are totally forgiven. Not only has God forgiven you, He wants you to be set free. Free from all shame and guilt that you may be experiencing. God wants to give you a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. If you are experiencing shame, guilt and grief from an abortion, there is help for you. Please refer to our Resource page or feel free to email me at  AJK


For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
~Jeremiah 29:11

January 4, 2012

Life Begins At Conception

As I gather information and continue to educate myself about the horrors of abortion, I can't help but wonder how we as a society have been duped into believing that life does not begin at conception. I've tried to wrap my mind around the thinking of individuals who state that in the beginning (the early stages of pregnancy) a baby is not a baby and what's growing inside of the mother at this embryonic stage are "just cells", a "blob of tissue", or a "lump of flesh." My question is if it's not a baby, how is it a baby nine months later? Did we add anything to the "blob of tissue" to get a different result nine months later? I don't think so. If we have a baby nine months later, we have a baby at the moment of conception. AJK

January 3, 2012

The Option of Adoption

"Adoption can be the greatest gift of sacrificial love by a birth mother on behalf of her child."