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Walter B. Hoye II

A Weekly Column By Walter B. Hoye II
Conflict Of Interest
In the abortion debate, is there a "Conflict of Interest"
within the Black community and among her leaders?
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Without Life, Nothing Matters.

Notes On The War

"For more than a year, abolitionists had been arguing that the union could not hope to win the war unless it deprived the Confederates of their labor force by emancipating their slaves." 1

Douglass Monthly, July 1861


"The war had hardly begun when slaves began to stream into the camps and forts of the United States army. The army was not a social welfare agency and was unprepared to feed, clothe, or house masses of propertyless refugees. Initially the army returned slaves to masters who came after them. This situation undermined the morale of U.S. troops, who fully understood that they were returning valuable property to their enemies, and more important, that those enemies would use that property to make war on them. Slaves grew the food that fed the Confederate army, raised and cared for the horses the Confederates rode into battle, and labored in the workshops and factories that produced the metals and weapons necessary to fight the war. As Frederick Douglass noted, 'The very stomach of this Rebellion is the negro in the form of a slave.' Douglass correctly understood that if you 'arrest that hoe in the hands of the Negro, … you smite the rebellion in the very seat of its life.' Returning slaves to Confederate masters was hardly different than returning guns or horses to them." 2

The Emancipation Proclamation

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." 3 — President Abraham Lincoln

First Reading Of The Emancipation Proclamation Of President LincolnSlaves, Freedmen, Freedwomen, Abolitionists, and Anti-Slavery Republicans in the North were arguing that the Civil War could not be won nor could the Union be restored without the abolition of slavery. 4 By Monday, September 22, 1862 it was these voices that ultimately influenced President Abraham Lincoln to the point where he accepted this argument and issued his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation5 By Thursday, January 1, 1863 President Lincoln, kept his word and issued the final Emancipation Proclamation6 giving the South one hundred (100) days to reverse their rebellion or face losing their slaves. IT WAS "ON" NOW7 Clearly, from this point forward, the Civil War was about ending slavery. United States Colored Troop - 22nd Regiment BannerFurthermore and even clearer, the North finally understood that the preservation of the Union was not possible without the infusion of Black soldiers. Thus by Friday, May 22, 1863 the United States War Department issued General Order Number 143 establishing the Bureau of Colored Troops to facilitate the recruitment of Black American soldiers to fight for the Union Army. 8 By Monday, June 19th, 1865 (Juneteenth) when Galveston, Texas finally got news that the Civil War had indeed ended in May and that the Emancipation Proclamation had freed the slaves over two and half years earlier and by the time the last shot was fired on Thursday, June 22, 1865, the one hundred and seventy-five (175) United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments constituted about 10% of the Union Army's manpower. 9

Frederick Douglass put it this way …

"Once let the BLACK MAN get upon his PERSON the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to CITIZENSHIP." 10

Juneteenth Letter To The Pro-Life Movement

LESSON: "The Negro Is The Key Of The Situation"

"The passion of selfishness, murder and rebellion are fired by slavery; the physical strength of rebellion is found less in the attenuated arm of the slaveholder, than in the sinewy arm of steel, which wields, without wages, the hoe and spade on the plantation. All this is plain. The very stomach of this rebellion is the Negro in the condition of a slave. Arrest that hoe in the hands of the Negro, and you smite rebellion in the very seat of its life. Change the status of the slave from bondage to freedom, and you change the rebels into loyal citizens. The Negro is the key of the situation, the pivot upon which the whole rebellion turns." — Frederick Douglass, Douglass' Monthly, July, 1861 11

"This war, disguise it as they may, is virtually nothing more or less than perpetual slavery against universal freedom. The American people and Government at Washington may refuse to recognize it for a time, but the inexorable logic of events will force it upon them in the end, that the war now being waged in this land is a war for and against slavery." — Frederick Douglass 12

"Sound policy, not less than humanity, demands the instant liberation of every slave in the rebel states." — Frederick Douglass, Douglass' Monthly, July, 1861 13

Blood MoneyBIG ABORTION is a business. A BILLION DOLLAR business. 14 A business that views women and babies as commodities. A business where highly trained and licensed physicians and nurses, clean and well equipped medical facilities represent a drain on profits. A business where complying with the same public health and safety requirements as other surgical facilities negatively impacts the bottom line. A business where the "SUPER COIL", a device inserted into a woman's uterus, comprised of plastic razors spring loaded into a ball, coated into a gel, so that they would remain closed until the woman's body temperature melts the gel, releasing the razors to cut up the mother's fetus into pieces small enough to be expelled violently from her body is a good idea. 15 A business where regular, legally mandated unannounced inspections by the Department of Health Services only serve as barriers to women seeking abortions and is viewed as bad policy. 16 A business where a FATAL HEART ATTACK immediately following an abortion procedure is a therapeutic complication. 17 A business where a woman can bleed for over five hours after a botched abortion procedure before emergency services are called, is still in business. 18 100 Dollar Bills In A RollA business where an abortion procedure can be botched and blown so badly that not even an award winning trauma center can stop the hemorrhaging and remove the remaining body parts of the woman's baby from her uterus in time to save her life. 19 A business where parents do not even possess a right to be notified that their minor daughter is undergoing such procedures. 20 A business backed by the government of the United States of America to the tune of over half a billion tax dollars. 21 A business that enjoys being publicly praised and blessed by the President of the United States of America while he criticizes state legislatures that have enacted strict health codes on abortion providers to ensure the health and safety of women. 22 A business that has aborted 30% of the entire generation under 47 making up the biggest single reason for our sluggish economy. 23 A business that has already cost us over $50 TRILLION DOLLARS in lost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and this cost to future generations of the American public just keeps growing every year. 24 A business founded by a well documented 100 Dollar BillsKlu Klux Klan speaker and one of the architects of the now infamous 1939 Negro Project that hired Black preachers to introduce birth control as a health option for Black women. 25 A business where its LARGEST ABORTION PROVIDER targets both the Black and Latino populations by locating 79% of its surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of Black and Latino communities. 26 A business that routinely performs 55% to 56% of its surgical abortions on Black and Latino women. 27 A business where Black American women with prior induced abortion (IA) experiences have triple the risk of an early preterm birth (EPB) and four times the risk of an extremely early preterm birth (XPB) as non-Black American women and are viewed as collateral damage. 28 A business that has watched the TOTAL FERTILITY RATE of Black Americans drop from 3.0 in 1970 to below the POPULATION REPLACEMENT LEVEL of 2.1 to 1.8 by 2012. 29 A business that we need to end before it ends us, all of us.

In My Opinion

"I can't quit, my people are dying. Ending abortion is a matter of survival now. Our future depends on meeting the needs of women and children" (James 1:27). — Walter B. Hoye II, March 7, 2012

Frederick Douglass In BlueIn the 1800s slavery was the most pressing issue in the country. Frederick Douglass was right when he said: "The very stomach of this Rebellion is the negro in the form of a slave." Frederick Douglass correctly understood that if the government could "arrest that hoe in the hands of the Negro," the Lincoln administration would be able to "smite the rebellion in the very seat of its life." In my opinion, BIG ABORTION is a modern day version of slavery of the pre-born child and it has gripped the heart and soul of our country. In my opinion, if the child, in vivo or in vitro, is not constitutionally free, then none of humanity is free. [See Notes] In my opinion, BIG ABORTION which has taken over 56 million lives, has become the most pressing issue in the country. In my opinion, "the very stomach" of BIG ABORTION is its loyal minority customer base. In my opinion, a right relationship with BIG ABORTION'S loyal minority customer base would enable the Pro-Life movement "to smite the rebellion in the very seat of its life." In my opinion, "sound policy, Frederick Douglass Quote In Bluenot less than humanity" would then empower the government to "arrest that hoe in the hands" of Black and Latino Americans. In my opinion, BIG ABORTION is a BILLION DOLLAR business where Black and Latino Americans, the industry's number one (#1) and number two (#2) customers, make up the lifeblood of the business. 30 In my opinion, when the Pro-Life movement accepts the reality that any business will stay in business as long as it has customers, she'll finally be in a position to see that any successful effort to end abortion on demand must include tangible investments in communities of color. In my opinion, BIG ABORTION already understands this and has with all deliberate speed, strategically counter-invested in our community for many years. 31

Brothers, we need to talk.


· Dianne N. Irving Dr. Irving's professional activities include teaching positions at Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, and The Dominican House of Studies. She represented the Catholic Medical Association of the United States, and the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, at the Scientific Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, October 28, 1999 and presented a paper on "The Dignity and Status of the Human Embryo". Dr. Irving is a former career-appointed bench research biochemist/biologist (NIH, NCI, Bethesda, MD), an M.A. and Ph.D. philosopher (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.), and Professor of the History of Philosophy, and of Medical Ethics.

In Vivo: within the body (including the fallopian tube and the uterus).
In Vitro: outside the body, e.g., in IVF/ART and other research laboratories and infertility clinics.

Please Note "that not all human beings are reproduced or begin to exist by means of "fertilization" (sexual reproduction; fusion of sperm and oocyte). Many human beings begin to exist by means of asexual reproduction. In natural normal human reproduction between a man and a woman, fertilization takes place in the woman's fallopian tube - not in her uterus. Therefore the phrases "in the womb" or "prenatal" would refer only to the new living human embryo who has already implanted in the woman's uterus (about 5-7 days post-fertilization); it would not refer to the new living human embryo who is still in the woman's fallopian tube trying to travel toward her uterus to implant. Such language in a law would therefore still allow for the use of abortifacients, embryo flushing, etc." 

Source: "Personhood 'Language' 2008 - 2011",, Copyright October 2, 2011 (


01. Jennifer Chiaverini "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker", Chapter Six, March-April 1862 (
02. William A. Blair, Karen Fisher Younger "Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered: Emancipation Reconsidered" ( and Frederick Douglass "Notes On The War", Douglass' Monthly, July, 1861 via the Negro Artist, Douglass, Frederick, 1817(?)-1895, Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings, accessed on Friday, June 13, 2014 (
03. President Abraham Lincoln to Albert G. Hodges, editor of the Frankfort, KY, Commonwealth, April 4, 1864. Autograph draft, 3pp. The Robert Todd Lincoln Family Papers, Manuscript Division, accessed on Friday, June 13, 2014 (
04. James M. McPherson, "The Negro's Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During the War for the Union" (
05. American Originals, "Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, 1862" (
06. Seth Kaller, "An Evolving Stance on Emancipation" (
07. Urban Dictionary "The battle/fight/scrapple HAS BEGUN" (
08. Dudley Taylor Cornish, "The Sable Arm: Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865. New York: W.W. Norton, 1965." (
09. Juneteenth.Com, "Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger's regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance" ( United States Colored Troops, Wikipedia (
10. Cited by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration on their website, "The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War" (
11. Frederick Douglass, 1817(?)—1895, "Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings" (
12. Vel, "Lincoln's Story: The Wayfarer" (
13. Ibid, Frederick Douglass, Chicago Review Press, April 1, 2000 (
14. Fox News, "Warren Buffett has given $1.2 billion to abortion groups", May 13th, 2014 (
15. Wall Street Journal, "Back-Alley Abortion Never Ended", Friday, April 19, 2013 (
16. Ibid.
17. Medical Examiner Report, Fair County, Ohio (
18. Chicago (CBS), "Documents Shed Light On Woman's Death After Abortion" (
19. Ibid, U.S. News & World Report, Best Hospitals, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (
20. Steven Ertelt, "Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn Parental Notification on Abortion", LifeNews.Com, May 13, 2013 ( and American Academy of Pediatrics v. Lungren (1997), 16 Cal. 4th 307 [66 Cal. Rptr. 2d 210, 940 P.2d 797] OPINION: GEORGE, C. J. - "In this case we must determine the validity, under the California Constitution, of a statutory provision that requires a pregnant minor (whether just short of her 18th birthday, or several years younger) to secure parental consent or judicial authorization before she may obtain an abortion. The trial court, after a lengthy court trial, concluded that the statute was unconstitutional, and the Court of Appeal unanimously agreed with that ruling and affirmed the judgment." (
21. Fox News, "Planned Parenthood receives record amount of taxpayer support" (
22. Breitbart, "Obama To Planned Parenthood: 'Thank You, God Bless You'" (
23. Dennis Howard, The Movement for a Better America, Accessed Sunday, March 30, 2014 (
24. Dennis Howard, "The $50 Trillion Elephant in the Living Room", 2012 (
25. Tanya L. Green, "The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan For Black Americans" (
26. Protecting Black Life, "Planned Parenthood Targets Minority Neighborhoods" (
27. Guttmacher Institute, "Induced Abortion in the United States" accessed on Saturday, June 14, 2014 ( and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Abortion Surveillance - United States, 2010" accessed on Saturday, June 14, 2014 (
28. Brent Rooney, M.Sc., Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., M.B.A. Lisa E. Roche, J.D., "Does Induced Abortion Account for Racial Disparity in Preterm Births, and Violate the Nuremberg Code?", Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 13 Number 4 Winter 2008 ( and Massachusetts Medical Society "Risk Factors Accounting for Racial Differences in the Rate of Premature Birth", The New England Journal of Medicine (
29. U.S. Census 2006, "Total Fertility Rate by Race: 1970 to 2003" ( and National Vital Statistics Reports "Births: Final Data for 2012" (
30. Guttmacher Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, op. cit.
31. Separate Is Not Equal, Brown v. Board of Education, "With All Deliberate Speed", Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center (

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