Cradle My Heart Radio welcomes Star Parker on Sunday September 1st at 9pm ET
[U[DATE: podcast posted 9-4-13]
A common assumption people make is that poor women and women of color need abortion rights to secure a better economic future.The idea that “abortion cures poverty” has fueled abortion politics and policy for over forty years.
But is it true? And if not, who will help the economically disadvantaged women damaged by this bankrupt policy?
Star Parker’s experience illustrates both sides of this question. She was young and poor and chose abortion again and again before concluding that it was not the answer to her problems. Today, Star Parker is a frequent and popular media guest because she has strong opinions based in biblical truth, and she can hold her own in the face of the thinly-veiled hostility of those who disagree.
When The View panel in the clip above asked Ms. Parker about the fact that she had four abortions, they didn’t pause long enough in their grilling of her conservative views to allow her to answer! In our interview you will have the chance to hear what that was like–the circumstances of her unwed pregnancies, and how she broke the cycle. You may be surprised at her conclusion: not only does abortion fail to cure poverty in the black community, it actually keeps young black women trapped in dead-end choices.
Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of several books including the newly revised Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can do About It. She has many other writing, speaking and broadcast credits including being a contributor at Townhall.
NOTE: This will be a pre-recorded broadcast. We’ll return live on September 8 with our guest Father Frank Pavone from Priests for Life