A crowd of more than 270 people gathered on Nov. 12 to celebrate what God has done through the gifts and prayers of Broward Right to Life partners--and to raise funds to do even more in 2016.
The 43rd annual Broward Right to Life Benefit Breakfast featured speaker Walter Hoye, an African-American minister and outspoken advocates for the unborn. Hoye told how his own son, born prematurely and so small he could hold his baby boy in the palm of his hand, led him to become a champion for life.
Hoye, who has been called "one of the great African-American leaders of our era," by the late Charles Colson, is dedicated to ending the horrific impact of abortion, which takes the lives of 1 in every 3 black infants conceived in America.
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The founder and president of the Issues4Life Foundation and the California Civil Rights Foundation, Hoye says abortion on black Americans outnumbers black homicide by 69 to 1 but little is said or done to highlight or stop the killing.
Broward Right to Life honored Hoye at the Breakfast with the 2016 Dr. Bart T. Heffernan Guardian of Life Award, given in grateful appreciation, as the plaque inscription reads, for his "courage, commitment and compassion in defense of the unborn."
Brittany, a young woman who chose life, gratefully told Tewannah Aman, that, while she had been seeking an abortion, she walked "right into your arms," instead.
Tom Walker, Broward Right to Life board member and local campaign leader for 40 Days for Life, announced Broward Pro-LifeGuards, a new initiative to establish a peaceful pro-life presence outside each one of the eight abortion facilities in Broward.
In addition, Tewannah Aman, executive director of Broward Right to Life, offered stories and testimonies of what has happened through Broward Right to Life initiatives, including Guard Your Heart for teen girls and adult women, 40 Days for Life, and local pro-life advertising.
She told how a young pregnant woman named Brittany came seeking information about the Fort Lauderdale Women's Center, an abortion facility. But after talking with both Tom Walker and Tewannah, and then visiting Hope Women's Center, Brittany decided to keep her baby. She gratefully told Tewannah that, while she had been seeking an abortion, she walked "right into your arms," instead, and chose life.