The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies

Akiba Solomon writes for Colorlines: “Last December, Care Net—the nation’s largest network of evangelical Christian crisis pregnancy centers—featured a birth announcement of sorts on the website of its 10-year-old Urban Initiative. Under the headline, ‘Plans Underway for Care Net’s Newest Center in Kansas City, Mo.!’ a block of upbeat text described how a predominantly white, suburban nonprofit called Rachel House had ‘made contact’ with ‘various African American pastors and community leaders,’ who helped them ‘plant’ a ‘pregnancy resource center’ in a predominantly black, poor section of downtown Kansas City.”