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May 20, 2019
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The Goodwill Diaries

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  • - CHRISTINA MARIE BENNETT: I
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  • WAS BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK.
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  • MY PARENTS WEREN'T MARRIED.
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  • WHEN I SAID, "YEAH, MOM, DID
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  • SOMETHING HAPPEN, LIKE, AROUND
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  • AND SHE SAID, "I-- I CAN'T TELL
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  • YOU.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA HATE ME."
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  • AND MY MOM AND ME ARE
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  • I LOVE MY MOM, SO I SAID, "MOM,
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  • I WOULD NEVER HATE YOU."
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  • LIKE, "I'D NEVER HATE YOU."
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  • - CHRISTINA: AND SHE SHARED
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  • THAT, BEFORE HER AND MY DAD WERE
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  • MARRIED, HE ALREADY HAD TWO KIDS
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  • AT THE TIME.
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  • THERE WAS SOME PRESSURE FROM HIM
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  • TO HAVE AN ABORTION, AND THEY
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  • TOOK HER MONEY, AND THEY PUT HER
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  • IN A WHITE HOSPITAL ROBE.
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  • THERE WAS AN ELDERLY
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  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AT THE
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  • OTHER END OF THE HALLWAY, AND
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  • SHE WALKS UP TO HER AND SAID,
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  • "DO YOU WANNA HAVE THIS BABY?"
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  • MY MOM SAID, "YES."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: AND THEN THE WOMAN
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  • SAID, "GOD IS GONNA GIVE YOU THE
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  • STRENGTH TO HAVE THIS BABY."
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  • AND MY MOM LOOKED UP, MAYBE 20
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  • SECONDS LATER, AND MY MOM SAID
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  • SHE WAS GONE.
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  • BUT SHE RAN OUT, AND TO MY DAD'S
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  • CREDIT, YOU KNOW, THEY TRIED TO
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  • MAKE IT WORK.
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  • THEY GOT MARRIED, AND THEY TRIED
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  • THEIR BEST TO MAKE IT WORK, AND
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  • IT DIDN'T WORK FOR THEM, BUT IT
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  • WORKED FOR ME.
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  • [LAUGHS]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: I WAS HAPPY AT
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  • THAT POINT, AND I REALLY LOVED,
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  • YOU KNOW, MY LIFE, AND I THOUGHT
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  • THERE WAS A LOT OF HOPE FOR MY
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  • FUTURE, AND SO I HAD TROUBLE,
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  • LIKE, JUST COMING TO TERMS WITH
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  • THE FACT THAT THAT COULD'VE ALL
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  • BEEN GONE AND NEVER HAPPENED
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  • FROM NO CHOICE OF MY OWN, THAT I
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  • HAD NO CONTROL WHETHER OR NOT I
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  • LIVED OR DIED.
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  • THIS IS VERY PERSONAL.
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  • UP TO THAT POINT, ABORTION WAS
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  • NOT SOMETHING THAT WAS REALLY ON
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  • MY RADAR.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: I'VE TALKED TO SO
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  • MANY WOMEN WHO ARE EITHER
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  • POST-ABORTIVE OR THEY CONSIDERED
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  • IT, AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT
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  • I'VE HELPED MY MOM OVER THE
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  • YEARS IS JUST ENCOURAGING HER
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  • AND LETTING HER KNOW THAT SHE'S
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  • A HERO.
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  • MY MOM HAS LET ME TALK ABOUT
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  • THIS SO MUCH, AND EVERY TIME I
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  • DO, IT HELPS SOMEBODY AND
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  • CONNECT IT WITH OTHER
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  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE
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  • PRO-LIFE LIKE MYSELF, YOUNG
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  • PEOPLE WHO ALSO HAD A BURDEN AND
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  • SAW HOW ABORTION WAS IMPACTING
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  • OUR COMMUNITY.
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  • WHETHER YOU'RE PRO-CHOICE OR
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  • PRO-LIFE, LET'S AGREE.
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  • LET'S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, AND
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  • I'M SURE THAT YOU DON'T THINK
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  • IT'S A GOOD THING THAT ABORTION
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  • IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH
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  • IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
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  • COMMUNITY, THAT BLACK WOMEN ARE
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  • THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN ANY
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  • OTHER RACE TO HAVE AN ABORTION.
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  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THE
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  • NUMBERS, MANY PEOPLE SAID,
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  • "WOW, I HAD NO IDEA."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: MOST PEOPLE ARE
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  • VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH
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  • LATE-TERM ABORTIONS, WITH
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  • THIRD-TRIMESTER ABORTIONS.
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  • MOST PEOPLE, EVEN WHO SAY
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  • THEY'RE PRO-CHOICE, WILL SAY,
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  • "I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT.
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  • I DON'T LIKE THAT."
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  • "WELL, WHY?
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  • IS-- WHY-- IT WAS HUMAN?
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  • WHAT'S-- WHAT'S-- WHY?"
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  • "WELL, BECAUSE IT'S A BABY
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  • THEN."
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  • "IT'S A BABY 'CAUSE IT'S
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  • MORE FULLY DEVELOPED?
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  • IS IT NOT A BABY BEFORE?"
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  • SO WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE
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  • LINE, BUT, FOR ME, I SAY, "IT
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  • DOESN'T MATTER."
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  • I COULD'VE BEEN ABORTED AT
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  • 6 WEEKS, 8 WEEKS, 10 WEEKS,
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  • 12 WEEKS.
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  • I'M NOT HERE.
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  • THAT'S THE POINT.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - [VOCALIZING]
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  • - CHRISTINA: I BELIEVE THAT THE
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  • BLACK COMMUNITY, THAT WE'VE
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  • ALWAYS HAD A REALLY STRONG VALUE
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  • FOR LIFE, A REGARD FOR, YOU
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  • KNOW, HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMAN
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  • WORTH.
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  • WHEN SLAVERY ENDED AND WAS
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  • ABOLISHED, PEOPLE BEGAN TO VIEW
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  • PEOPLE OF COLOR DIFFERENTLY OVER
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  • TIME 'CAUSE IT'S SUCH A PROCESS,
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  • AND WE'RE STILL ON THAT JOURNEY.
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  • I MEAN, LOOK AT US RIGHT NOW,
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  • STILL ON THAT JOURNEY--
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: -- WHERE BLACK
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  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING, "AM I NOT A
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  • MAN?"
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  • "AM I NOT A WOMAN?"
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  • "AM I NOT A PERSON?"
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  • "I FEEL LIKE AN ENDANGERED
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  • SPECIES."
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  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN ARE SAYING,
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  • "I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS ON
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  • THE LINE."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: WHEN IT COMES TO
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  • WOMEN IN THE INNER CITIES, WOMEN
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  • WHO ARE MAKING ABORTION
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  • DECISIONS OFTEN, IT'S LIKE,
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  • "WELL, THE BEST DECISION FOR YOU
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  • IS NOT TO HAVE THAT KID BECAUSE
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  • WHY HAVE A KID THAT'S GONNA GROW
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  • UP POOR?
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  • WHY HAVE A KID THAT'S GONNA GROW
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  • UP--" ET CETERA, ET CETERA--
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  • "WITHOUT A DAD?"
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  • AND, OF COURSE, WE KNOW THAT
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  • CHILDREN BORN IN DIFFERENT
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  • SITUATIONS, THEY DO SUFFER, AND
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  • IT'S DIFFICULT, BUT THERE ARE
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  • ALSO THE ONES THAT OVERCOME.
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  • WHY WOULD WE WANNA WIPE OUT ALL
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  • OF OUR OVERCOMERS?
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  • YOU KNOW, SOMEONE GOES FROM
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  • BEING IN A SINGLE-PARENT HOME,
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  • TO BECOMING PRESIDENT.
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  • YOU KNOW, THEY GO FROM NOT
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  • HAVING A STRONG FOUNDATION, TO
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  • BECOME A DOCTOR OR A LAWYER, AND
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  • WE SAY, "WOW, LOOK AT THAT.
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  • LOOK AT PRESIDENT OBAMA.
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  • LOOK AT BEN CARSON.
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  • THAT'S AWESOME."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: THROUGH THE
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  • STRUGGLE, THEY OVERCAME, AND NOT
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  • TO SAY THAT WE LEAVE PEOPLE IN
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  • THE STRUGGLE.
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  • NO, WE SAY, "THE STRUGGLE IS
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  • HARD.
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  • WE'RE GONNA COME AROUND YOU AND
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  • HELP YOU IN THE STRUGGLE."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: BLACK HISTORY
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  • MONTH?
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  • WHAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
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  • LET'S TALK ABOUT BLACK HISTORY,
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  • BUT LET'S ALSO TALK ABOUT THE
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  • FACT THAT THERE'S 16 MILLION
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  • BLACK PEOPLE THAT ARE NO LONGER
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  • WITH US SINCE 1973, BECAUSE OF
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  • ABORTION--
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: -- NOT ALLOWING
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  • THEM TO MAKE HISTORY.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: WHAT WE NEVER TALK
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  • ABOUT IS THAT ABORTION IS NOT
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  • JUST THE STOPPING OF ONE LIFE.
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  • IT'S THE ERASING OF A
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  • GENERATIONAL LINE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: THEY'RE A PART OF
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  • US-- PAST, PRESENT, OUR FUTURE,
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  • OUR INHERITANCE, OUR LEGACY.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH
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  • FOR THE VOICELESS.
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  • OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH ON BEHALF OF
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  • THOSE WHO ARE APPOINTED TO DIE.
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  • THIS IS WHO WE'RE SUPPOSED TO
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  • BE.
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  • THE VULNERABLE, THE ONES THAT
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  • ARE DISADVANTAGED, THE ONES THAT
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  • ARE BROKEN, THE ONES THAT ARE
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  • DOWN AND OUT, LIFT THEM UP.
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  • DON'T CUT THEIR LEGS OFF.
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  • LITERALLY LIFT THEM UP SO THEY
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  • CAN STAND AND WALK.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: EVERY RIGHT THAT
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  • WE HAVE NOW THAT OUR ANCESTORS
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  • AND PEOPLE BEFORE US HAVE FOUGHT
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  • FOR, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
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  • AND THE ABOLISHING OF SLAVERY,
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  • ALL OF THOSE RIGHTS, WE WOULDN'T
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  • BE ABLE TO EVEN RECEIVE THEM OR
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  • EXPERIENCE THEM WITHOUT FIRST
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  • HAVING THE RIGHT TO LIFE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: SOME PEOPLE FEEL
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  • LIKE, "I DON'T WANNA TALK ABOUT
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  • RACISM, YOU KNOW.
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  • WE'VE MADE PROGRESS.
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  • WE'VE MOVED PAST THIS.
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  • WE HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT."
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  • LIKE, YOU KNOW,
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  • "LOOK AT ALL WE'VE DONE."
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  • LIKE, "LET'S NOT TALK
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  • ABOUT IT.
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  • WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IT, YOU'RE
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  • MAKING IT WORSE."
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  • AND THEN OTHER PEOPLE SAY,
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  • "NO, THERE'S THINGS THAT ARE
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  • GOING ON THAT MAYBE YOU'RE
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  • NOT PRIVY TO, MAYBE YOU DON'T
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  • ENCOUNTER ON A DAILY BASIS.
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  • THESE THINGS ARE REAL, AND THEY
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  • EXIST."
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - CHRISTINA: PEOPLE IN THE
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  • BLACK COMMUNITY MAY NOT
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  • NECESSARILY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN
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  • IDENTIFY WITH THE LABEL OF BEING
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  • PRO-LIFE.
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  • THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY CAN
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  • CONNECT TO IT BECAUSE THEY THINK
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  • IT REPRESENTS SOMEONE THAT'S NOT
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  • LIKE THEM.
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  • PEOPLE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY,
  • 00:06:42.260 --> 00:06:43.280
  • THEY ARE PEOPLE THAT VALUE LIFE,
  • 00:06:43.280 --> 00:06:45.230
  • BUT THEY MAY NOT VOTE THAT WAY,
  • 00:06:45.230 --> 00:06:47.240
  • AND SO THAT BECOMES ANOTHER--
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  • A WEDGE.
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  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:06:53.150 --> 00:06:56.150
  • - CHRISTINA: WE'RE TALKING
  • 00:06:56.150 --> 00:06:57.250
  • ABOUT PEOPLE, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:06:57.250 --> 00:06:59.010
  • HURTING, AND, YOU KNOW, WHETHER
  • 00:06:59.010 --> 00:07:00.080
  • IT'S THE PRE-BORN, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:07:00.080 --> 00:07:01.240
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILD OR
  • 00:07:01.240 --> 00:07:02.130
  • WHETHER IT'S THE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:07:02.130 --> 00:07:03.260
  • TRAYVON MARTIN TEENAGER,
  • 00:07:03.260 --> 00:07:05.000
  • YOU KNOW,
  • 00:07:05.000 --> 00:07:05.290
  • OR WHETHER IT'S THE ADULT,
  • 00:07:05.290 --> 00:07:07.220
  • YOU KNOW.
  • 00:07:07.220 --> 00:07:08.170
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:07:08.170 --> 00:07:11.070
  • - CHRISTINA: YOU KNOW, YOU GOT
  • 00:07:11.070 --> 00:07:11.290
  • SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING, "YOU
  • 00:07:11.290 --> 00:07:13.070
  • NEED TO CARE ABOUT THESE DEAD
  • 00:07:13.070 --> 00:07:14.150
  • BLACK BABIES," AND THEN THEY'RE
  • 00:07:14.150 --> 00:07:16.100
  • LIKE, "WELL, YOU NEED TO CARE
  • 00:07:16.100 --> 00:07:17.230
  • ABOUT DEAD BLACK TEENAGERS."
  • 00:07:17.230 --> 00:07:20.130
  • AND IT'S JUST LIKE,
  • 00:07:20.130 --> 00:07:22.250
  • "OKAY, YOU'RE BOTH RIGHT,
  • 00:07:22.250 --> 00:07:24.170
  • YOU KNOW, BUT HOW DO
  • 00:07:24.170 --> 00:07:26.210
  • WE BRIDGE THE GAP?"
  • 00:07:26.210 --> 00:07:29.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:07:29.010 --> 00:07:29.260
  • - CHRISTINA: OR JUST LISTENING,
  • 00:07:29.260 --> 00:07:30.180
  • JUST LISTENING.
  • 00:07:30.180 --> 00:07:31.020
  • THEY'RE JUST OVERWHELMED BY
  • 00:07:31.020 --> 00:07:32.200
  • EVERYTHING.
  • 00:07:32.200 --> 00:07:35.130
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:07:36.050 --> 00:07:39.050
  • - CHRISTINA: BUT IT'S NOT
  • 00:07:39.050 --> 00:07:39.240
  • DESIRABLE.
  • 00:07:39.240 --> 00:07:40.150
  • NOBODY GROWS UP WANTING TO HAVE
  • 00:07:40.150 --> 00:07:41.100
  • AN ABORTION.
  • 00:07:41.100 --> 00:07:42.090
  • NOBODY DREAMS ABOUT GETTING AN
  • 00:07:42.090 --> 00:07:43.050
  • ABORTION ONE DAY.
  • 00:07:43.050 --> 00:07:43.270
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:07:49.020 --> 00:07:52.020
  • - CHRISTINA: AND THEY'VE GOT
  • 00:07:52.020 --> 00:07:52.230
  • THEIR OWN STORY.
  • 00:07:52.230 --> 00:07:53.180
  • THEY KNOW THE PAIN OF ABORTION.
  • 00:07:53.180 --> 00:07:54.270
  • THEY KNOW FRIENDS WHO'VE HAD
  • 00:07:54.270 --> 00:07:56.100
  • FIVE, SIX, SEVEN ABORTIONS.
  • 00:07:56.100 --> 00:07:57.260
  • THEY KNOW GIRLS HAVE GOT BOTCHED
  • 00:07:57.260 --> 00:08:00.100
  • ABORTIONS.
  • 00:08:00.100 --> 00:08:01.180
  • THEY KNOW DOCTORS WHO ARE TAKIN'
  • 00:08:01.180 --> 00:08:03.080
  • THAT, YOU KNOW, MEDICAID MONEY.
  • 00:08:03.080 --> 00:08:05.070
  • LISTEN TO THEM AND BUILD
  • 00:08:05.070 --> 00:08:06.160
  • FRIENDSHIP WITH THEM, AND FIND
  • 00:08:06.160 --> 00:08:07.230
  • OUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THEIR
  • 00:08:07.230 --> 00:08:08.140
  • COMMUNITY, AND FIND OUT WHAT
  • 00:08:08.140 --> 00:08:09.210
  • THEY NEED IF WE REALLY WANNA SEE
  • 00:08:09.210 --> 00:08:11.120
  • RESTORATION IN THE BLACK
  • 00:08:11.120 --> 00:08:13.090
  • COMMUNITY, IF WE REALLY WANNA
  • 00:08:13.090 --> 00:08:14.290
  • SEE CHANGE.
  • 00:08:14.290 --> 00:08:15.190
  • TALKING TO PASTORS, TALKING TO
  • 00:08:15.190 --> 00:08:17.250
  • COMMUNITY LEADERS, I MEAN, THESE
  • 00:08:17.250 --> 00:08:19.290
  • ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PILLARS
  • 00:08:19.290 --> 00:08:21.080
  • IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
  • 00:08:21.080 --> 00:08:22.090
  • "WE CARE ABOUT THE LADIES IN
  • 00:08:22.090 --> 00:08:23.190
  • THIS COMMUNITY.
  • 00:08:23.190 --> 00:08:24.110
  • YOU CARE ABOUT THE LADIES IN
  • 00:08:24.110 --> 00:08:25.130
  • THIS COMMUNITY.
  • 00:08:25.130 --> 00:08:26.260
  • WE CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:08:26.260 --> 00:08:27.170
  • YOU CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:08:27.170 --> 00:08:28.200
  • WE CARE ABOUT LIFE.
  • 00:08:28.200 --> 00:08:29.150
  • YOU CARE ABOUT LIFE."
  • 00:08:29.150 --> 00:08:30.090
  • YEAH, I'M GRATEFUL FOR
  • 00:08:30.090 --> 00:08:32.030
  • THE WORK THAT MY PREGNANCY
  • 00:08:32.030 --> 00:08:33.100
  • CENTER HAS DONE.
  • 00:08:33.100 --> 00:08:34.050
  • SOME GIRLS COME IN, AND THEY ARE
  • 00:08:34.050 --> 00:08:35.100
  • COMING BECAUSE THEY'RE MAKING A
  • 00:08:35.100 --> 00:08:37.090
  • PREGNANCY DECISION, AND THEY
  • 00:08:37.090 --> 00:08:38.270
  • WANT AN ULTRASOUND FOR FREE.
  • 00:08:38.270 --> 00:08:39.190
  • THEY WANT A PREGNANCY TEST.
  • 00:08:39.190 --> 00:08:40.110
  • THEY WANT OPTIONS COUNSELING.
  • 00:08:40.110 --> 00:08:41.110
  • OTHER GIRLS COME IN, NINE MONTHS
  • 00:08:41.110 --> 00:08:42.070
  • PREGNANT, BUT WE'RE GONNA WALK
  • 00:08:42.070 --> 00:08:43.180
  • WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR
  • 00:08:43.180 --> 00:08:45.060
  • PREGNANCY AND FOR TWO YEARS
  • 00:08:45.060 --> 00:08:46.260
  • AFTERWARDS, AND FOR TWO YEARS,
  • 00:08:46.260 --> 00:08:47.230
  • THEY CAN COME IN, AND THEY CAN
  • 00:08:47.230 --> 00:08:49.090
  • GET CLOTHES AND DIAPERS AND
  • 00:08:49.090 --> 00:08:50.160
  • SUPPORT AND PRAYER AND RESOURCES
  • 00:08:50.160 --> 00:08:51.280
  • BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:08:51.280 --> 00:08:53.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:08:54.180 --> 00:08:57.180
  • - CHRISTINA: THAT'S WHAT THE
  • 00:08:57.180 --> 00:08:58.090
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
  • 00:08:58.090 --> 00:08:58.290
  • REALLY NEEDS TO KNOW AND SEE IS
  • 00:08:58.290 --> 00:09:00.040
  • THAT THE PRO-LIFE COMMUNITY
  • 00:09:00.040 --> 00:09:01.130
  • CARES ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:09:01.130 --> 00:09:02.020
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:09:07.080 --> 00:09:10.080
  • - CHRISTINA: I THINK I, LIKE
  • 00:09:10.080 --> 00:09:10.290
  • MANY MILLENNIAL WOMEN, WE HAD
  • 00:09:10.290 --> 00:09:12.220
  • SEEN FEMINISM AND JUST SEEING
  • 00:09:12.220 --> 00:09:14.180
  • ANGER AND SEEING THE PUSH FOR
  • 00:09:14.180 --> 00:09:17.020
  • ABORTION AND THAT BEING SO
  • 00:09:18.050 --> 00:09:21.050
  • CONNECTED TO FEMINISM TO THE
  • 00:09:21.050 --> 00:09:23.010
  • POINT WHERE YOU CAN'T EVEN SAY
  • 00:09:23.010 --> 00:09:25.160
  • THAT YOU ARE A FEMINIST IF
  • 00:09:25.160 --> 00:09:26.250
  • YOU'RE PRO-LIFE WITHOUT
  • 00:09:26.250 --> 00:09:27.290
  • BACKLASH.
  • 00:09:27.290 --> 00:09:29.080
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:09:29.140 --> 00:09:32.140
  • - CHRISTINA: TO THINK THAT,
  • 00:09:32.140 --> 00:09:33.210
  • BECAUSE WE VALUE THE LITTLEST
  • 00:09:33.210 --> 00:09:35.050
  • WOMEN OF ALL JUST AS MUCH AS ANY
  • 00:09:35.050 --> 00:09:37.190
  • OTHER WOMAN IN ANY OTHER STAGE
  • 00:09:37.190 --> 00:09:39.090
  • IN THEIR LIFE MEANS THAT WE ARE
  • 00:09:39.090 --> 00:09:40.230
  • AGAINST WOMANHOOD OR WE'RE
  • 00:09:40.230 --> 00:09:42.170
  • DISCONNECTED TO THE REALITY OF
  • 00:09:42.170 --> 00:09:44.190
  • PAINS AND THE STRUGGLE AND THE
  • 00:09:44.190 --> 00:09:46.060
  • TRAUMA ASSOCIATED WITH BEING A
  • 00:09:46.060 --> 00:09:47.220
  • WOMAN, ARE WE NOT WOMEN?
  • 00:09:47.220 --> 00:09:49.090
  • YOU KNOW, DO WE NOT HURT AND
  • 00:09:49.090 --> 00:09:51.050
  • ACHE IN THE SAME WAY?
  • 00:09:51.050 --> 00:09:52.060
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:09:52.150 --> 00:09:55.150
  • - CHRISTINA: I'VE GROWN UP IN A
  • 00:09:55.150 --> 00:09:56.070
  • FAMILY OF MOSTLY WOMEN, WOMEN
  • 00:09:56.070 --> 00:09:57.210
  • WHO'VE BEEN ABUSED THROUGH
  • 00:09:57.210 --> 00:09:59.130
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND WOMEN
  • 00:09:59.130 --> 00:10:02.110
  • WHO'VE BEEN REJECTED,
  • 00:10:02.110 --> 00:10:03.190
  • MISTREATED.
  • 00:10:03.190 --> 00:10:05.140
  • MY MOM, MY AUNT-- SURVIVORS,
  • 00:10:05.170 --> 00:10:08.170
  • STRONG WOMEN, STRONG WOMEN.
  • 00:10:08.170 --> 00:10:11.110
  • MY AUNTIE SHERRIE, MY AUNTIE
  • 00:10:11.110 --> 00:10:12.160
  • JACKIE, MY MOM, MY AUNTIE
  • 00:10:12.160 --> 00:10:13.270
  • CINDY, MY AUNTIE MAMALA, I
  • 00:10:13.270 --> 00:10:15.220
  • MEAN, THEY CAN DO ANYTHING, AND
  • 00:10:15.220 --> 00:10:16.260
  • I ALWAYS LOOK TO THEM FOR A
  • 00:10:16.260 --> 00:10:19.030
  • SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT,
  • 00:10:19.030 --> 00:10:20.170
  • AND I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, "THIS
  • 00:10:20.170 --> 00:10:22.130
  • IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A
  • 00:10:22.130 --> 00:10:24.010
  • FEMINIST, YOU KNOW, TO BE A
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:25.120
  • STRONG WOMAN, TO FIGHT, BECAUSE
  • 00:10:25.120 --> 00:10:26.200
  • THEY'RE ALWAYS TAKING CARE OF
  • 00:10:26.200 --> 00:10:27.110
  • PEOPLE."
  • 00:10:27.110 --> 00:10:29.130
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:10:29.130 --> 00:10:31.170
  • - CHRISTINA: AND THEN I LOOKED
  • 00:10:31.170 --> 00:10:33.100
  • AT AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN THAT I
  • 00:10:33.100 --> 00:10:34.020
  • LOVE, LIKE SOJOURNER TRUTH, LIKE
  • 00:10:34.020 --> 00:10:34.240
  • HARRIET TUBMAN, AND I REALIZE,
  • 00:10:34.240 --> 00:10:36.260
  • YOU KNOW, "CHRISTINA, YOU ARE
  • 00:10:36.260 --> 00:10:37.200
  • FIGHTING FOR WOMEN ALL OF THE
  • 00:10:37.200 --> 00:10:39.060
  • TIME.
  • 00:10:39.060 --> 00:10:40.170
  • THAT'S YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW, TO
  • 00:10:40.170 --> 00:10:41.230
  • FIGHT FOR THEM IF THEY'RE IN AN
  • 00:10:41.230 --> 00:10:42.290
  • ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, IF THEY'RE
  • 00:10:42.290 --> 00:10:44.020
  • BEING MISTREATED."
  • 00:10:44.020 --> 00:10:45.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:10:45.120 --> 00:10:47.200
  • - CHRISTINA: I REMEMBER A BLACK
  • 00:10:47.200 --> 00:10:48.120
  • ABORTION DOCTOR.
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:49.010
  • I SAID, YOU KNOW, "WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:10:49.010 --> 00:10:50.040
  • DOIN' THIS?"
  • 00:10:50.040 --> 00:10:50.230
  • AND SHE GOES, "YOU AND I BOTH
  • 00:10:51.030 --> 00:10:54.030
  • KNOW I'M NOT KILLING BABIES.
  • 00:10:54.030 --> 00:10:54.290
  • I'M HELPING THESE WOMEN
  • 00:10:54.290 --> 00:10:55.270
  • SURVIVE."
  • 00:10:55.270 --> 00:10:56.180
  • I THINK, FOR SOME, THEY SEE
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:11:00.140
  • IT AFTER THE WOMAN COMES BACK
  • 00:11:00.140 --> 00:11:02.060
  • 'CAUSE THEY SAY 75% OF WOMEN
  • 00:11:02.060 --> 00:11:03.190
  • WHO HAVE AN ABORTION WILL HAVE
  • 00:11:03.190 --> 00:11:05.220
  • ANOTHER ABORTION,
  • 00:11:05.220 --> 00:11:06.090
  • SO THEY COME BACK AFTER THE
  • 00:11:06.090 --> 00:11:07.170
  • THIRD ABORTION,
  • 00:11:07.170 --> 00:11:08.050
  • MAYBE THE FOURTH ABORTION,
  • 00:11:08.050 --> 00:11:08.250
  • AND START TO THINK,
  • 00:11:08.250 --> 00:11:10.060
  • "JEEZ, AM I REALLY HELPING
  • 00:11:10.060 --> 00:11:10.250
  • THEM?"
  • 00:11:10.250 --> 00:11:12.020
  • THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN, SO MANY
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:13.010
  • WOMEN WHO, IF THEIR PARTNER,
  • 00:11:13.250 --> 00:11:16.250
  • BOYFRIEND, HUSBAND, WHOEVER, IF
  • 00:11:16.250 --> 00:11:18.130
  • HE SAYS, "LISTEN, I KNOW THIS IS
  • 00:11:18.130 --> 00:11:20.080
  • A DIFFICULT DECISION, BUT I'LL
  • 00:11:20.080 --> 00:11:21.140
  • DO WHATEVER I CAN TO SUPPORT
  • 00:11:21.140 --> 00:11:22.120
  • YOU; WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH,"
  • 00:11:22.120 --> 00:11:23.240
  • WILL CHOOSE LIFE.
  • 00:11:23.240 --> 00:11:25.050
  • NOT EVERY SINGLE PERSON, BUT
  • 00:11:25.050 --> 00:11:27.240
  • MANY OF THEM WILL BECAUSE THEY
  • 00:11:27.240 --> 00:11:29.130
  • FEEL THAT RELIEF, "OKAY, I'M NOT
  • 00:11:29.130 --> 00:11:31.110
  • ALONE IN THIS."
  • 00:11:31.110 --> 00:11:32.230
  • EVERY TIME I TALK ABOUT
  • 00:11:32.230 --> 00:11:35.030
  • ABORTION, PEOPLE COME UP TO ME,
  • 00:11:35.030 --> 00:11:37.030
  • AND THEY TELL ME THEIR
  • 00:11:37.030 --> 00:11:37.270
  • STORIES, AND I HAVE HEARD SO
  • 00:11:37.270 --> 00:11:39.180
  • MANY TIMES, "I WISH YOU WERE
  • 00:11:39.180 --> 00:11:41.110
  • HERE," "I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME
  • 00:11:41.110 --> 00:11:42.110
  • THIS," "I WISH I KNEW THIS," "I
  • 00:11:42.110 --> 00:11:43.040
  • WISH I WAS EDUCATED," "I DIDN'T
  • 00:11:43.040 --> 00:11:44.030
  • KNOW," "NO ONE TOLD ME."
  • 00:11:44.030 --> 00:11:45.200
  • IS THAT EMPOWERING TO WOMEN?
  • 00:11:45.200 --> 00:11:47.290
  • NO, IT'S NOT.
  • 00:11:47.290 --> 00:11:50.140
  • WHERE'S THE FEMINIST FOR THESE
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:51.130
  • WOMEN?
  • 00:11:51.130 --> 00:11:52.130
  • AND SO I KIND OF CAME TO THIS
  • 00:11:52.130 --> 00:11:53.290
  • REALIZATION THAT I AM A
  • 00:11:53.290 --> 00:11:54.170
  • FEMINIST.
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:56.070
  • IT'S OKAY BECAUSE I'M GOING TO
  • 00:11:56.070 --> 00:11:56.280
  • REDEFINE IT.
  • 00:11:56.280 --> 00:11:58.290
  • I'M NOT OKAY WITH INJUSTICE, YOU
  • 00:11:58.290 --> 00:11:59.210
  • KNOW, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR
  • 00:11:59.210 --> 00:12:01.190
  • FORM, TOWARDS WOMEN.
  • 00:12:01.190 --> 00:12:03.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:10.230 --> 00:12:13.230
  • - LEN MCMILLAN: IT'S OBVIOUS,
  • 00:12:13.230 --> 00:12:14.170
  • AFTER A FEW YEARS THAT WE WERE
  • 00:12:14.170 --> 00:12:15.130
  • NOT GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN
  • 00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:16.140
  • NATURALLY.
  • 00:12:16.140 --> 00:12:18.230
  • YOU HAVE TO MAKE ME STOP AND
  • 00:12:18.230 --> 00:12:20.210
  • THINK THAT THEY WERE ADOPTED.
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:22.240
  • THEY'RE OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:26.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:27.100
  • - LEN: AMBER HERE, LIVING WITH
  • 00:12:27.100 --> 00:12:28.060
  • US, AND HER SON, OUR
  • 00:12:28.060 --> 00:12:29.230
  • GREAT-GRANDSON CAMERON.
  • 00:12:30.250 --> 00:12:33.250
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:34.120
  • AND THEN, OF COURSE, AMBER
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:35.020
  • DECIDED TO ADOPT OUT HER LITTLE
  • 00:12:35.020 --> 00:12:36.000
  • GIRL.
  • 00:12:36.000 --> 00:12:37.240
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:39.050
  • - AMBER MCMILLAN: I WASN'T
  • 00:12:39.050 --> 00:12:39.250
  • REALLY ON THE RIGHT PATH.
  • 00:12:39.250 --> 00:12:41.060
  • YOU KNOW, I WAS FREAKING OUT.
  • 00:12:41.060 --> 00:12:43.230
  • I DIDN'T REALLY WANNA DO
  • 00:12:43.230 --> 00:12:45.110
  • ABORTION BECAUSE, TO ME, IT'S A
  • 00:12:45.110 --> 00:12:47.190
  • HUMAN BEING WITH FINGERS,
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:49.160
  • FINGERNAILS-- OH, THAT TOO-- AND
  • 00:12:49.160 --> 00:12:51.030
  • LITTLE TOES, AND IT'S PRETTY
  • 00:12:51.030 --> 00:12:52.220
  • AMAZING THAT A LITTLE THING,
  • 00:12:52.220 --> 00:12:55.130
  • JUST, LIKE, THIS LITTLE HAS ITS
  • 00:12:55.130 --> 00:12:57.020
  • OWN DNA AND ITS OWN HEARTBEAT,
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:12:58.200
  • SO I STARTED CONTACTING ADOPTION
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:13:01.120
  • AGENCIES, AND WE FINALLY FOUND A
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:04.040
  • PERFECT FAMILY, WHICH WAS KARL
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:05.190
  • AND ALIVIA.
  • 00:13:06.060 --> 00:13:09.060
  • - ALIVIA JOHNSON: WE HAD NOT
  • 00:13:09.060 --> 00:13:10.110
  • BEEN ABLE TO CONCEIVE.
  • 00:13:10.110 --> 00:13:10.290
  • ALWAYS WANTED KIDS.
  • 00:13:10.290 --> 00:13:13.230
  • WE THOUGHT, FOR SURE, WE WERE
  • 00:13:13.230 --> 00:13:14.170
  • GONNA HAVE FOUR OR FIVE
  • 00:13:14.170 --> 00:13:15.050
  • CHILDREN.
  • 00:13:15.050 --> 00:13:16.150
  • [LAUGHS]
  • 00:13:16.150 --> 00:13:17.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:20.050
  • - ALIVIA: AMBER TOLD US THAT
  • 00:13:20.050 --> 00:13:21.050
  • SHE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE US IN THE
  • 00:13:21.050 --> 00:13:22.130
  • ROOM WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:24.020
  • HAVING TWILA.
  • 00:13:25.140 --> 00:13:28.140
  • - AMBER: OH, IT WAS A VERY
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:29.040
  • HAPPY MOMENT FOR ALL OF US,
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:29.290
  • KNOWING THAT I CAN HELP OUT A
  • 00:13:29.290 --> 00:13:31.110
  • FAMILY THAT CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN
  • 00:13:31.230 --> 00:13:34.230
  • THEMSELVES 'CAUSE I'M DOIN'
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:36.050
  • WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD.
  • 00:13:36.050 --> 00:13:37.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:37.200 --> 00:13:40.130
  • - AMBER: MY MOTIVATION IS MY
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:41.040
  • SON, MY DAUGHTER, AND IT'S
  • 00:13:41.040 --> 00:13:42.170
  • AMAZING WHEN I SEE HER RUNNIN'
  • 00:13:42.170 --> 00:13:44.070
  • AROUND SO HAPPY AND, LIKE,
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:45.090
  • JUMPIN' AND--
  • 00:13:45.090 --> 00:13:47.240
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:47.240 --> 00:13:49.050
  • - AMBER: -- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:49.220
  • EVENTUALLY SHE'LL BE THE PERSON
  • 00:13:49.220 --> 00:13:50.140
  • WHO SHE'LL WANNA BE.
  • 00:13:50.140 --> 00:13:51.170
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:54.000 --> 00:13:57.000
  • - JANINE DELROSS: I WOULD WORK.
  • 00:13:57.000 --> 00:13:57.220
  • MY HUSBAND WOULD WORK.
  • 00:13:57.220 --> 00:13:59.090
  • IT WASN'T WHAT WE PICTURED FOR
  • 00:13:59.090 --> 00:14:00.020
  • EACH OTHER.
  • 00:14:00.020 --> 00:14:01.160
  • JUST SINCE I WAS LITTLE, ALL I
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:04.070
  • EVER WANTED TO BE WAS A MOM.
  • 00:14:04.070 --> 00:14:05.230
  • I MEAN, THAT'S THE ONLY DREAM I
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:07.130
  • EVER HAD, AND WITHOUT EVEN
  • 00:14:07.130 --> 00:14:09.100
  • TRYING OR KNOWING, SHE MADE THAT
  • 00:14:09.100 --> 00:14:10.020
  • DREAM.
  • 00:14:10.020 --> 00:14:11.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:14.120
  • - JANINE: SO I GUESS THE BEST
  • 00:14:14.120 --> 00:14:15.150
  • THINGS WERE JUST PROBABLY
  • 00:14:15.150 --> 00:14:16.080
  • EVERYTHING THAT EVERYBODY ELSE
  • 00:14:16.080 --> 00:14:17.180
  • EXPERIENCES, YOU KNOW, ALL THE
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.170
  • FIRST TIMES, YOU KNOW, FIRST DAY
  • 00:14:19.170 --> 00:14:21.020
  • OF KINDERGARTEN, FIRST TIME SHE
  • 00:14:21.020 --> 00:14:22.080
  • TRIED A PICKLE-- JUST,
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:25.100
  • PARENTHOOD.
  • 00:14:25.100 --> 00:14:26.150
  • I'M HER MOM.
  • 00:14:26.150 --> 00:14:27.240
  • SHE'S MY DAUGHTER, AND IT
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:29.040
  • DOESN'T MATTER WHERE THAT
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.160
  • STARTED.
  • 00:14:30.160 --> 00:14:33.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:33.140 --> 00:14:35.290
  • - SERENA: HI, MY NAME'S SERENA.
  • 00:14:35.290 --> 00:14:36.210
  • I'M 22.
  • 00:14:36.210 --> 00:14:37.120
  • AT A YOUNGER AGE, IT WAS JUST--
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:41.000
  • IS WHAT IT IS, LIKE, "THE SKY IS
  • 00:14:41.100 --> 00:14:44.100
  • BLUE," AND "I'M ADOPTED."
  • 00:14:44.100 --> 00:14:45.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:14:45.120 --> 00:14:47.290
  • - SERENA: I TAKE IT FOR GRANTED
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:49.210
  • A LOT, BUT THEY ARE VERY
  • 00:14:49.210 --> 00:14:52.040
  • SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:52.040 --> 00:14:53.270
  • THEY TELL ME ALL THE TIME THAT
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:54.180
  • THEY'RE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, AND
  • 00:14:54.180 --> 00:14:56.110
  • I WAS LIKE, 'I KNOW, I KNOW."
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:57.200
  • BUT I THINK, IF I DIDN'T HAVE
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:02.110
  • THAT, I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE
  • 00:15:02.110 --> 00:15:03.250
  • THE WAY I AM NOW.
  • 00:15:04.070 --> 00:15:07.070
  • - JANINE: I'VE TOLD PEOPLE THIS
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:08.280
  • BEFORE: SHE'S ONE OF THE KINDEST
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:10.210
  • PEOPLE I KNOW, NOT BECAUSE SHE'S
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:11.220
  • MY DAUGHTER.
  • 00:15:11.220 --> 00:15:12.230
  • JUST BECAUSE SHE, JUST, REALLY
  • 00:15:12.230 --> 00:15:13.270
  • IS.
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:17.050
  • I DON'T KNOW IF I'D HAVE A LIFE
  • 00:15:17.050 --> 00:15:17.270
  • WITHOUT HER.
  • 00:15:17.270 --> 00:15:19.010
  • I WAS VERY DEPRESSED, VERY SAD,
  • 00:15:19.010 --> 00:15:19.230
  • VERY-- SHE FIXED IT.
  • 00:15:21.270 --> 00:15:24.270
  • SHE FIXED IT, EVERYTHING IN MY
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:27.140
  • LIFE AT THAT TIME, BY JUST BEING
  • 00:15:27.140 --> 00:15:29.060
  • BORN.
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:32.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:34.030
  • - ALIVIA: WITHOUT TWILA, I
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:35.060
  • DON'T SEE LIFE.
  • 00:15:35.060 --> 00:15:37.160
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:40.080
  • - ALIVIA: WITH OUR KIDS IS
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:41.070
  • RIGHT WHERE WE NEED TO BE.
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:42.060
  • EVEN WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH, IT'S
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:43.270
  • STILL RIGHT WHERE WE NEED TO BE.
  • 00:15:43.270 --> 00:15:45.020
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:45.210 --> 00:15:48.210
  • - LEN: IT WOULD'VE BEEN A VERY
  • 00:15:48.210 --> 00:15:49.190
  • LONESOME LIFE FOR US WITHOUT THE
  • 00:15:49.190 --> 00:15:51.000
  • TWO CHILDREN BEING ADOPTED.
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:52.250
  • WE'VE GOT 15 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
  • 00:15:52.270 --> 00:15:55.270
  • NOW.
  • 00:15:55.270 --> 00:15:57.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:15:57.290 --> 00:16:01.010
  • - ALIVIA: WE WERE MEANT TO BE
  • 00:16:01.010 --> 00:16:01.230
  • TOGETHER AND TO HAVE A FAMILY.
  • 00:16:01.230 --> 00:16:02.140
  • - CHRISTINA: I WAS BORN OUT OF
  • 00:16:22.140 --> 00:16:23.060
  • WEDLOCK.
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:23.160
  • MY PARENTS WEREN'T MARRIED.
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:24.060
  • WHEN I SAID, "YEAH, MOM, DID
  • 00:16:24.060 --> 00:16:25.060
  • SOMETHING HAPPEN, LIKE, AROUND
  • 00:16:25.060 --> 00:16:26.030
  • THE TIME OF MY BIRTH OR BEFORE?"
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:28.020
  • AND SHE SAID, "I-- I CAN'T TELL
  • 00:16:28.020 --> 00:16:29.160
  • YOU.
  • 00:16:29.160 --> 00:16:31.280
  • YOU'RE GONNA HATE ME."
  • 00:16:31.280 --> 00:16:34.150
  • AND MY MOM AND ME
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:36.050
  • ARE VERY CLOSE.
  • 00:16:36.050 --> 00:16:38.080
  • I LOVE MY MOM, SO I SAID, "MOM,
  • 00:16:38.080 --> 00:16:39.000
  • I WOULD NEVER HATE YOU."
  • 00:16:39.000 --> 00:16:40.090
  • LIKE, "I'VE NEVER HATED YOU."
  • 00:16:40.090 --> 00:16:41.190
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:16:41.190 --> 00:16:42.150
  • - CHRISTINA: AND SHE SHARED
  • 00:16:42.150 --> 00:16:43.050
  • THAT, BEFORE HER AND MY DAD WERE
  • 00:16:43.050 --> 00:16:43.280
  • MARRIED, HE ALREADY HAD TWO KIDS
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:44.200
  • AT THE TIME.
  • 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:45.140
  • THERE WAS SOME PRESSURE FROM HIM
  • 00:16:45.140 --> 00:16:46.060
  • TO HAVE AN ABORTION, AND THEY
  • 00:16:46.060 --> 00:16:47.220
  • TOOK HER MONEY, AND THEY PUT HER
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:49.170
  • IN A WHITE HOSPITAL ROBE.
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:51.050
  • THERE WAS AN ELDERLY
  • 00:16:51.110 --> 00:16:54.110
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN AT THE
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:55.120
  • OTHER END OF THE HALLWAY, AND
  • 00:16:55.120 --> 00:16:56.220
  • SHE WALKS, YOU KNOW, UP TO HER
  • 00:16:56.220 --> 00:16:59.020
  • AND SAID, YOU KNOW, "DO YOU
  • 00:16:59.020 --> 00:17:00.180
  • WANNA HAVE THIS BABY?"
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:01.140
  • MY MOM SAID, "YES."
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:03.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:05.260
  • - CHRISTINA: AND THEN THE WOMAN
  • 00:17:05.260 --> 00:17:06.180
  • SAID, "GOD IS GONNA GIVE YOU THE
  • 00:17:06.180 --> 00:17:07.110
  • STRENGTH TO HAVE THIS BABY."
  • 00:17:07.110 --> 00:17:08.240
  • AND MY MOM LOOKED UP,
  • 00:17:08.240 --> 00:17:09.270
  • MAYBE 20 SECONDS LATER,
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:11.100
  • AND MY MOM SAID SHE WAS GONE.
  • 00:17:11.100 --> 00:17:12.290
  • BUT SHE RAN OUT, AND TO MY DAD'S
  • 00:17:12.290 --> 00:17:15.240
  • CREDIT, YOU KNOW, THEY TRIED TO
  • 00:17:15.240 --> 00:17:17.080
  • MAKE IT WORK.
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:18.000
  • THEY GOT MARRIED, AND THEY TRIED
  • 00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:19.080
  • THEIR BEST TO MAKE IT WORK, AND
  • 00:17:19.080 --> 00:17:21.120
  • IT DIDN'T WORK FOR THEM, BUT IT
  • 00:17:21.120 --> 00:17:22.150
  • WORKED FOR ME.
  • 00:17:22.150 --> 00:17:23.290
  • [LAUGHS]
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:26.130
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:27.190
  • - CHRISTINA: I WAS HAPPY AT
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:28.240
  • THAT POINT, AND I REALLY LOVED,
  • 00:17:28.240 --> 00:17:29.160
  • YOU KNOW, MY LIFE, AND I THOUGHT
  • 00:17:29.160 --> 00:17:30.080
  • THERE WAS A LOT OF HOPE FOR MY
  • 00:17:30.080 --> 00:17:31.230
  • FUTURE, AND SO I HAD TROUBLE,
  • 00:17:31.230 --> 00:17:33.000
  • LIKE, JUST COMING TO TERMS WITH
  • 00:17:35.180 --> 00:17:38.180
  • THE FACT THAT THAT COULD'VE ALL
  • 00:17:38.180 --> 00:17:39.230
  • BEEN GONE AND NEVER HAPPENED
  • 00:17:40.060 --> 00:17:43.060
  • FROM NO CHOICE OF MY OWN, THAT I
  • 00:17:43.270 --> 00:17:46.270
  • HAD NO CONTROL WHETHER OR NOT I
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:47.190
  • LIVED OR DIED.
  • 00:17:47.190 --> 00:17:48.120
  • THIS IS VERY PERSONAL.
  • 00:17:48.120 --> 00:17:50.110
  • UP TO THAT POINT, ABORTION WAS
  • 00:17:50.110 --> 00:17:51.190
  • NOT SOMETHING THAT WAS REALLY ON
  • 00:17:51.190 --> 00:17:53.090
  • MY RADAR.
  • 00:17:53.090 --> 00:17:54.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:17:54.120 --> 00:17:57.040
  • - CHRISTINA: I'VE TALKED TO SO
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:58.080
  • MANY WOMEN WHO ARE EITHER
  • 00:17:58.080 --> 00:17:59.100
  • POST-ABORTIVE OR THEY CONSIDERED
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:00.240
  • IT, AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT
  • 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:02.150
  • I'VE HELPED MY MOM OVER THE
  • 00:18:02.150 --> 00:18:03.120
  • YEARS IS JUST ENCOURAGING HER
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:04.230
  • AND LETTING HER KNOW THAT SHE'S
  • 00:18:04.230 --> 00:18:07.010
  • A HERO.
  • 00:18:07.010 --> 00:18:09.180
  • MY MOM HAS LET ME TALK ABOUT
  • 00:18:09.180 --> 00:18:11.060
  • THIS SO MUCH, AND EVERY TIME I
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:11.270
  • DO, IT HELPS SOMEBODY AND
  • 00:18:11.270 --> 00:18:14.220
  • CONNECT IT WITH OTHER
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:16.150
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:18:16.150 --> 00:18:17.150
  • PRO-LIFE LIKE MYSELF, YOUNG
  • 00:18:17.150 --> 00:18:18.180
  • PEOPLE WHO ALSO HAD A BURDEN AND
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:20.060
  • SAW HOW ABORTION WAS IMPACTING
  • 00:18:20.060 --> 00:18:22.080
  • OUR COMMUNITY.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:25.200
  • WHETHER YOU'RE PRO-CHOICE OR
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:26.100
  • PRO-LIFE, LET'S AGREE.
  • 00:18:26.100 --> 00:18:27.210
  • LET'S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, AND
  • 00:18:27.210 --> 00:18:29.090
  • I'M SURE THAT YOU DON'T THINK
  • 00:18:29.090 --> 00:18:30.140
  • IT'S A GOOD THING THAT ABORTION
  • 00:18:30.140 --> 00:18:31.260
  • IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:34.010
  • IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
  • 00:18:34.010 --> 00:18:35.210
  • COMMUNITY, THAT BLACK WOMEN ARE
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:37.020
  • THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN ANY
  • 00:18:37.020 --> 00:18:38.160
  • OTHER RACE TO HAVE AN ABORTION.
  • 00:18:38.190 --> 00:18:41.190
  • YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THE
  • 00:18:41.190 --> 00:18:42.200
  • NUMBERS, MANY PEOPLE SAID, "WOW,
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:43.140
  • I HAD NO IDEA."
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:44.270
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:48.180
  • - CHRISTINA: MOST PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:18:48.180 --> 00:18:49.090
  • VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH
  • 00:18:49.090 --> 00:18:50.210
  • LATE-TERM ABORTIONS, WITH
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:51.100
  • THIRD-TRIMESTER ABORTIONS.
  • 00:18:51.100 --> 00:18:52.080
  • MOST PEOPLE, EVEN WHO SAY
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:53.100
  • THEY'RE PRO-CHOICE, WILL SAY,
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:54.160
  • "I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT.
  • 00:18:54.160 --> 00:18:55.150
  • I DON'T LIKE THAT."
  • 00:18:55.150 --> 00:18:56.260
  • "WELL, WHY?
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:18:57.120
  • IS-- WHY-- IT WAS HUMAN?
  • 00:18:57.120 --> 00:18:58.170
  • WHAT'S-- WHAT'S-- WHY?"
  • 00:18:58.170 --> 00:18:59.260
  • "WELL, BECAUSE IT'S A BABY
  • 00:18:59.260 --> 00:19:01.030
  • THEN."
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:01.220
  • "IT'S A BABY 'CAUSE IT'S
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:03.060
  • MORE FULLY DEVELOPED?
  • 00:19:03.060 --> 00:19:04.000
  • IS IT NOT A BABY BEFORE?"
  • 00:19:04.000 --> 00:19:05.020
  • SO WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:06.070
  • LINE, BUT, FOR ME, I SAY, "IT
  • 00:19:06.070 --> 00:19:07.130
  • DOESN'T MATTER."
  • 00:19:07.130 --> 00:19:08.020
  • I COULD'VE BEEN ABORTED
  • 00:19:08.020 --> 00:19:09.270
  • AT 6 WEEKS, 8 WEEKS, 10 WEEKS,
  • 00:19:09.270 --> 00:19:11.110
  • 12 WEEKS.
  • 00:19:11.110 --> 00:19:12.080
  • I'M NOT HERE.
  • 00:19:12.080 --> 00:19:13.070
  • THAT'S THE POINT.
  • 00:19:13.070 --> 00:19:14.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:19:17.280 --> 00:19:20.280
  • - [VOCALIZING]
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:26.280
  • - CHRISTINA: I BELIEVE THAT THE
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:27.220
  • BLACK COMMUNITY, THAT WE'VE
  • 00:19:27.220 --> 00:19:28.280
  • ALWAYS HAD A REALLY STRONG VALUE
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:31.060
  • FOR LIFE, A REGARD FOR, YOU
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:33.170
  • KNOW, HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMAN
  • 00:19:33.170 --> 00:19:34.260
  • WORTH.
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:36.090
  • WHEN SLAVERY ENDED AND WAS
  • 00:19:36.090 --> 00:19:39.090
  • ABOLISHED, PEOPLE BEGAN TO VIEW
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:41.080
  • PEOPLE OF COLOR DIFFERENTLY OVER
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:42.180
  • TIME 'CAUSE IT'S SUCH A PROCESS,
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:44.000
  • AND WE'RE STILL ON THAT JOURNEY.
  • 00:19:44.000 --> 00:19:45.150
  • I MEAN, LOOK AT US RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:19:45.150 --> 00:19:47.010
  • STILL ON THAT JOURNEY--
  • 00:19:47.010 --> 00:19:48.100
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:50.240
  • - CHRISTINA: -- WHERE BLACK
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:51.170
  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING, "AM I NOT A
  • 00:19:51.170 --> 00:19:52.120
  • MAN?"
  • 00:19:52.120 --> 00:19:53.090
  • "AM I NOT A WOMAN?"
  • 00:19:53.090 --> 00:19:54.090
  • "AM I NOT A PERSON?"
  • 00:19:54.090 --> 00:19:55.090
  • "I FEEL LIKE AN ENDANGERED
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:56.250
  • SPECIES."
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:57.180
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN ARE
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:19:58.210
  • SAYING, "I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:19:59.180
  • IS ON THE LINE."
  • 00:19:59.180 --> 00:20:00.110
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:20:03.030 --> 00:20:06.030
  • - CHRISTINA: WHEN IT COMES TO
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:06.240
  • WOMEN IN THE INNER CITIES, WOMEN
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:07.260
  • WHO ARE MAKING ABORTION
  • 00:20:07.260 --> 00:20:09.130
  • DECISIONS OFTEN, IT'S LIKE,
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:11.060
  • "WELL, THE BEST DECISION FOR YOU
  • 00:20:11.060 --> 00:20:13.180
  • IS NOT TO HAVE THAT KID BECAUSE
  • 00:20:13.180 --> 00:20:15.060
  • WHY HAVE A KID THAT'S GONNA GROW
  • 00:20:15.060 --> 00:20:15.280
  • UP POOR?
  • 00:20:15.280 --> 00:20:16.270
  • WHY HAVE A KID THAT'S GONNA GROW
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:17.190
  • UP--" ET CETERA, ET CETERA--
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:18.200
  • "WITHOUT A DAD?"
  • 00:20:18.200 --> 00:20:19.070
  • AND, OF COURSE, WE KNOW THAT
  • 00:20:19.070 --> 00:20:20.290
  • CHILDREN BORN IN DIFFERENT
  • 00:20:20.290 --> 00:20:21.220
  • SITUATIONS, THEY DO SUFFER, AND
  • 00:20:21.220 --> 00:20:23.100
  • IT'S DIFFICULT, BUT THERE ARE
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:25.020
  • ALSO THE ONES THAT OVERCOME.
  • 00:20:25.020 --> 00:20:27.040
  • WHY WOULD WE WANNA WIPE OUT ALL
  • 00:20:27.040 --> 00:20:27.260
  • OF OUR OVERCOMERS?
  • 00:20:27.260 --> 00:20:29.030
  • YOU KNOW, SOMEONE GOES FROM
  • 00:20:29.030 --> 00:20:30.110
  • BEING IN A SINGLE-PARENT HOME,
  • 00:20:30.110 --> 00:20:32.000
  • TO BECOMING PRESIDENT.
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:33.100
  • YOU KNOW, THEY GO FROM NOT
  • 00:20:33.100 --> 00:20:34.170
  • HAVING A STRONG FOUNDATION, TO
  • 00:20:34.170 --> 00:20:36.130
  • BECOME A DOCTOR OR A LAWYER, AND
  • 00:20:36.130 --> 00:20:37.220
  • WE SAY, "WOW, LOOK AT THAT.
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:38.210
  • LOOK AT PRESIDENT OBAMA.
  • 00:20:38.210 --> 00:20:39.260
  • LOOK AT BEN CARSON.
  • 00:20:39.260 --> 00:20:40.270
  • THAT'S AWESOME."
  • 00:20:40.270 --> 00:20:41.290
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:44.220
  • - CHRISTINA: THROUGH THE
  • 00:20:44.220 --> 00:20:45.130
  • STRUGGLE, THEY OVERCAME, AND NOT
  • 00:20:45.130 --> 00:20:46.290
  • TO SAY THAT WE LEAVE PEOPLE IN
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:48.030
  • THE STRUGGLE.
  • 00:20:48.030 --> 00:20:49.000
  • NO, WE SAY, "THE STRUGGLE IS
  • 00:20:49.000 --> 00:20:49.210
  • HARD.
  • 00:20:49.210 --> 00:20:50.150
  • WE'RE GONNA COME AROUND YOU AND
  • 00:20:50.150 --> 00:20:52.020
  • HELP YOU IN THE STRUGGLE."
  • 00:20:52.020 --> 00:20:54.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:20:54.010 --> 00:20:56.130
  • - CHRISTINA: BLACK HISTORY
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:57.060
  • MONTH?
  • 00:20:57.060 --> 00:20:57.210
  • WHAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH?
  • 00:20:57.210 --> 00:20:58.190
  • LET'S TALK ABOUT BLACK HISTORY,
  • 00:20:58.190 --> 00:20:59.110
  • BUT LET'S ALSO TALK ABOUT THE
  • 00:20:59.110 --> 00:21:00.190
  • FACT THAT THERE'S 16 MILLION
  • 00:21:00.190 --> 00:21:02.090
  • BLACK PEOPLE THAT ARE NO LONGER
  • 00:21:02.090 --> 00:21:04.200
  • WITH US SINCE 1973, BECAUSE OF
  • 00:21:04.200 --> 00:21:05.110
  • ABORTION--
  • 00:21:05.110 --> 00:21:06.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:06.260 --> 00:21:09.020
  • - CHRISTINA: -- NOT ALLOWING
  • 00:21:09.020 --> 00:21:09.230
  • THEM TO MAKE HISTORY.
  • 00:21:09.230 --> 00:21:10.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:11.170 --> 00:21:14.170
  • - CHRISTINA: WHAT WE NEVER TALK
  • 00:21:14.170 --> 00:21:15.200
  • ABOUT IS THAT ABORTION IS NOT
  • 00:21:15.200 --> 00:21:16.110
  • JUST THE STOPPING OF ONE LIFE.
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:18.150
  • IT'S THE ERASING OF A
  • 00:21:18.150 --> 00:21:19.030
  • GENERATIONAL LINE.
  • 00:21:19.030 --> 00:21:20.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:20.200 --> 00:21:22.250
  • - CHRISTINA: THEY'RE A PART OF
  • 00:21:22.250 --> 00:21:23.170
  • US-- PAST, PRESENT, OUR FUTURE,
  • 00:21:23.170 --> 00:21:24.200
  • OUR INHERITANCE, OUR LEGACY.
  • 00:21:24.200 --> 00:21:26.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:29.000 --> 00:21:32.000
  • - CHRISTINA: OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH
  • 00:21:32.000 --> 00:21:33.160
  • FOR THE VOICELESS.
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:34.280
  • OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH ON BEHALF OF
  • 00:21:34.280 --> 00:21:36.110
  • THOSE WHO ARE APPOINTED TO DIE.
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:37.160
  • THIS IS WHO WE'RE SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:21:37.160 --> 00:21:39.060
  • BE.
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:39.240
  • THE VULNERABLE, THE ONES THAT
  • 00:21:39.240 --> 00:21:41.040
  • ARE DISADVANTAGED, THE ONES THAT
  • 00:21:41.040 --> 00:21:42.290
  • ARE BROKEN, THE ONES THAT ARE
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:44.050
  • DOWN AND OUT, LIFT THEM UP.
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:45.220
  • DON'T CUT THEIR LEGS OFF.
  • 00:21:45.220 --> 00:21:47.070
  • LITERALLY LIFT THEM UP SO THEY
  • 00:21:47.140 --> 00:21:50.140
  • CAN STAND AND WALK.
  • 00:21:50.140 --> 00:21:51.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:51.150 --> 00:21:54.150
  • - CHRISTINA: EVERY RIGHT THAT
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:55.060
  • WE HAVE NOW THAT OUR ANCESTORS
  • 00:21:55.060 --> 00:21:56.100
  • AND PEOPLE BEFORE US HAVE FOUGHT
  • 00:21:56.100 --> 00:21:57.070
  • FOR, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
  • 00:21:57.070 --> 00:21:59.260
  • AND THE ABOLISHING OF SLAVERY,
  • 00:21:59.260 --> 00:22:01.250
  • ALL OF THOSE RIGHTS, WE WOULDN'T
  • 00:22:01.250 --> 00:22:03.050
  • BE ABLE TO EVEN RECEIVE THEM OR
  • 00:22:03.050 --> 00:22:04.230
  • EXPERIENCE THEM WITHOUT FIRST
  • 00:22:04.230 --> 00:22:06.230
  • HAVING THE RIGHT TO LIFE.
  • 00:22:09.210 --> 00:22:12.210
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:22:16.200 --> 00:22:19.200
  • - CHRISTINA: SOME PEOPLE FEEL
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:20.260
  • LIKE, "I DON'T WANNA TALK ABOUT
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:21.180
  • RACISM, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:22:21.180 --> 00:22:22.110
  • WE'VE MADE PROGRESS.
  • 00:22:22.110 --> 00:22:23.290
  • WE'VE MOVED PAST THIS.
  • 00:22:23.290 --> 00:22:25.110
  • WE HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT."
  • 00:22:25.110 --> 00:22:26.050
  • LIKE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:22:26.050 --> 00:22:27.110
  • "LOOK AT ALL WE'VE DONE."
  • 00:22:27.110 --> 00:22:28.050
  • LIKE, "LET'S NOT TALK
  • 00:22:28.050 --> 00:22:28.260
  • ABOUT IT.
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:29.170
  • WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IT, YOU'RE
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:30.110
  • MAKING IT WORSE."
  • 00:22:30.110 --> 00:22:30.270
  • AND THEN OTHER PEOPLE SAY,
  • 00:22:30.270 --> 00:22:32.020
  • "NO, THERE'S THINGS THAT
  • 00:22:32.020 --> 00:22:33.010
  • ARE GOING ON THAT MAYBE
  • 00:22:33.010 --> 00:22:34.130
  • YOU'RE NOT PRIVY TO, MAYBE YOU
  • 00:22:34.130 --> 00:22:36.080
  • DON'T ENCOUNTER ON A DAILY
  • 00:22:36.080 --> 00:22:38.050
  • BASIS.
  • 00:22:38.050 --> 00:22:38.240
  • THESE THINGS ARE REAL, AND THEY
  • 00:22:38.240 --> 00:22:39.280
  • EXIST."
  • 00:22:39.280 --> 00:22:41.080
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:22:41.080 --> 00:22:44.000
  • - CHRISTINA: PEOPLE IN THE
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:44.270
  • BLACK COMMUNITY MAY NOT
  • 00:22:44.270 --> 00:22:46.010
  • NECESSARILY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN
  • 00:22:46.010 --> 00:22:46.280
  • IDENTIFY WITH THE LABEL OF BEING
  • 00:22:46.280 --> 00:22:48.050
  • PRO-LIFE.
  • 00:22:48.050 --> 00:22:49.060
  • THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY CAN
  • 00:22:49.060 --> 00:22:51.180
  • CONNECT TO IT BECAUSE THEY THINK
  • 00:22:51.180 --> 00:22:52.240
  • IT REPRESENTS SOMEONE THAT'S NOT
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:53.190
  • LIKE THEM.
  • 00:22:53.190 --> 00:22:54.230
  • PEOPLE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY,
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:56.130
  • THEY ARE PEOPLE THAT VALUE LIFE,
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:22:58.050
  • BUT THEY MAY NOT VOTE THAT WAY,
  • 00:22:58.050 --> 00:23:00.210
  • AND SO THAT BECOMES ANOTHER--
  • 00:23:00.210 --> 00:23:02.070
  • A WEDGE.
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:03.270
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:06.050 --> 00:23:09.050
  • - CHRISTINA: WE'RE TALKING
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:09.260
  • ABOUT PEOPLE, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:23:09.260 --> 00:23:10.210
  • HURTING, AND, YOU KNOW, WHETHER
  • 00:23:10.210 --> 00:23:12.160
  • IT'S THE PRE-BORN, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:23:12.160 --> 00:23:13.290
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILD OR
  • 00:23:13.290 --> 00:23:15.060
  • WHETHER IT'S THE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:17.230
  • TRAYVON MARTIN TEENAGER, YOU
  • 00:23:17.230 --> 00:23:18.130
  • KNOW, OR WHETHER IT'S THE ADULT,
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:20.090
  • YOU KNOW--
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:21.110
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:21.110 --> 00:23:23.220
  • - CHRISTINA: YOU KNOW, YOU GOT
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:24.140
  • SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING, "YOU
  • 00:23:24.140 --> 00:23:25.100
  • NEED TO CARE ABOUT THESE DEAD
  • 00:23:25.100 --> 00:23:27.150
  • BLACK BABIES," AND THEN THEY'RE
  • 00:23:27.150 --> 00:23:29.100
  • LIKE, "WELL, YOU NEED TO CARE
  • 00:23:29.100 --> 00:23:31.010
  • ABOUT DEAD BLACK TEENAGERS."
  • 00:23:31.010 --> 00:23:33.010
  • AND IT'S JUST LIKE, "OKAY,
  • 00:23:33.150 --> 00:23:36.150
  • YOU'RE BOTH RIGHT,
  • 00:23:36.150 --> 00:23:37.130
  • YOU KNOW, BUT HOW DO
  • 00:23:37.130 --> 00:23:38.240
  • WE BRIDGE THE GAP?"
  • 00:23:39.170 --> 00:23:42.170
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:42.170 --> 00:23:43.100
  • - CHRISTINA: OR JUST LISTENING,
  • 00:23:43.100 --> 00:23:44.020
  • JUST LISTENING.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:44.210
  • THEY'RE JUST OVERWHELMED BY
  • 00:23:44.210 --> 00:23:45.110
  • EVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:45.110 --> 00:23:47.090
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:23:48.250 --> 00:23:51.250
  • - CHRISTINA: BUT IT'S NOT
  • 00:23:51.250 --> 00:23:52.140
  • DESIRABLE.
  • 00:23:52.140 --> 00:23:53.040
  • NOBODY GROWS UP WANTING TO HAVE
  • 00:23:53.040 --> 00:23:53.260
  • AN ABORTION.
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:54.240
  • NOBODY DREAMS ABOUT GETTING AN
  • 00:23:54.240 --> 00:23:55.190
  • ABORTION ONE DAY.
  • 00:23:55.190 --> 00:23:56.180
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:24:01.240 --> 00:24:04.240
  • - CHRISTINA: AND THEY'VE GOT
  • 00:24:04.240 --> 00:24:05.150
  • THEIR OWN STORY.
  • 00:24:05.150 --> 00:24:05.290
  • THEY KNOW THE PAIN OF ABORTION.
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:07.040
  • THEY KNOW FRIENDS WHO'VE HAD
  • 00:24:07.040 --> 00:24:09.030
  • FIVE, SIX, SEVEN ABORTIONS.
  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:11.020
  • THEY KNOW GIRLS HAVE GOT BOTCHED
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:12.190
  • ABORTIONS.
  • 00:24:12.190 --> 00:24:13.250
  • THEY KNOW DOCTORS WHO ARE TAKIN'
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:14.170
  • THAT, YOU KNOW, MEDICAID MONEY.
  • 00:24:14.170 --> 00:24:16.130
  • LISTEN TO THEM AND BUILD
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:18.230
  • FRIENDSHIP WITH THEM, AND FIND
  • 00:24:18.230 --> 00:24:20.040
  • OUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THEIR
  • 00:24:20.040 --> 00:24:21.080
  • COMMUNITY, AND FIND OUT WHAT
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:23.060
  • THEY NEED IF WE REALLY WANNA SEE
  • 00:24:23.060 --> 00:24:24.180
  • RESTORATION IN THE BLACK
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:26.160
  • COMMUNITY, IF WE REALLY WANNA
  • 00:24:26.160 --> 00:24:27.210
  • SEE CHANGE.
  • 00:24:27.210 --> 00:24:29.280
  • TALKING TO PASTORS, TALKING TO
  • 00:24:29.280 --> 00:24:30.200
  • COMMUNITY LEADERS, I MEAN, THESE
  • 00:24:30.200 --> 00:24:32.150
  • ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PILLARS
  • 00:24:32.150 --> 00:24:34.090
  • IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
  • 00:24:34.090 --> 00:24:35.240
  • "WE CARE ABOUT THE LADIES IN
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:36.140
  • THIS COMMUNITY.
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:37.150
  • YOU CARE ABOUT THE LADIES IN
  • 00:24:37.150 --> 00:24:38.240
  • THIS COMMUNITY.
  • 00:24:38.240 --> 00:24:39.200
  • WE CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:24:39.200 --> 00:24:41.190
  • YOU CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:24:41.190 --> 00:24:42.100
  • WE CARE ABOUT LIFE.
  • 00:24:42.100 --> 00:24:42.260
  • YOU CARE ABOUT LIFE."
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:44.160
  • YEAH, I'M GRATEFUL FOR
  • 00:24:44.160 --> 00:24:45.200
  • THE WORK THAT MY PREGNANCY
  • 00:24:45.200 --> 00:24:46.100
  • CENTER HAS DONE.
  • 00:24:46.100 --> 00:24:47.260
  • SOME GIRLS COME IN, AND THEY ARE
  • 00:24:47.260 --> 00:24:49.080
  • COMING BECAUSE THEY'RE MAKING A
  • 00:24:49.080 --> 00:24:50.120
  • PREGNANCY DECISION, AND THEY
  • 00:24:50.120 --> 00:24:51.150
  • WANT AN ULTRASOUND FOR FREE.
  • 00:24:51.150 --> 00:24:52.050
  • THEY WANT A PREGNANCY TEST.
  • 00:24:52.050 --> 00:24:52.250
  • THEY WANT OPTIONS COUNSELING.
  • 00:24:52.250 --> 00:24:53.240
  • OTHER GIRLS COME IN, NINE MONTHS
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:55.010
  • PREGNANT, BUT WE'RE GONNA WALK
  • 00:24:55.010 --> 00:24:56.070
  • WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR
  • 00:24:56.070 --> 00:24:57.130
  • PREGNANCY AND FOR TWO YEARS
  • 00:24:57.130 --> 00:24:59.270
  • AFTERWARDS, AND FOR TWO YEARS,
  • 00:24:59.270 --> 00:25:01.010
  • THEY CAN COME IN, AND THEY CAN
  • 00:25:01.010 --> 00:25:02.030
  • GET CLOTHES AND DIAPERS AND
  • 00:25:02.030 --> 00:25:03.130
  • SUPPORT AND PRAYER AND RESOURCES
  • 00:25:03.130 --> 00:25:04.250
  • BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:25:04.250 --> 00:25:07.040
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:07.040 --> 00:25:10.010
  • - CHRISTINA: THAT'S WHAT THE
  • 00:25:10.010 --> 00:25:10.230
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:11.140
  • REALLY NEEDS TO KNOW AND SEE IS
  • 00:25:11.140 --> 00:25:12.190
  • THAT THE PRO-LIFE COMMUNITY
  • 00:25:12.190 --> 00:25:14.050
  • CARES ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:25:14.050 --> 00:25:14.240
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:19.240 --> 00:25:22.240
  • - CHRISTINA: I THINK I, LIKE
  • 00:25:22.240 --> 00:25:23.150
  • MANY MILLENNIAL WOMEN, WE HAD
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:25.190
  • SEEN FEMINISM AND JUST SEEING
  • 00:25:25.190 --> 00:25:27.080
  • ANGER AND SEEING THE PUSH FOR
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:30.060
  • ABORTION AND THAT BEING SO
  • 00:25:31.090 --> 00:25:34.090
  • CONNECTED TO FEMINISM TO THE
  • 00:25:34.090 --> 00:25:35.150
  • POINT WHERE YOU CAN'T EVEN SAY
  • 00:25:35.150 --> 00:25:38.000
  • THAT YOU ARE A FEMINIST IF
  • 00:25:38.000 --> 00:25:40.110
  • YOU'RE PRO-LIFE WITHOUT
  • 00:25:40.110 --> 00:25:41.060
  • BACKLASH.
  • 00:25:41.060 --> 00:25:43.080
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:43.080 --> 00:25:45.000
  • - CHRISTINA: TO THINK THAT,
  • 00:25:45.000 --> 00:25:45.250
  • BECAUSE WE VALUE THE LITTLEST
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:46.270
  • WOMEN OF ALL JUST AS MUCH AS ANY
  • 00:25:46.270 --> 00:25:49.250
  • OTHER WOMAN IN ANY OTHER STAGE
  • 00:25:49.250 --> 00:25:51.230
  • IN THEIR LIFE MEANS THAT WE ARE
  • 00:25:51.230 --> 00:25:54.120
  • AGAINST WOMANHOOD OR WE'RE
  • 00:25:54.120 --> 00:25:55.270
  • DISCONNECTED TO THE REALITY OF
  • 00:25:55.270 --> 00:25:57.190
  • PAINS AND THE STRUGGLE AND THE
  • 00:25:57.190 --> 00:25:58.240
  • TRAUMA ASSOCIATED WITH BEING A
  • 00:25:58.240 --> 00:26:00.130
  • WOMAN, ARE WE NOT WOMEN?
  • 00:26:00.130 --> 00:26:02.030
  • YOU KNOW, DO WE NOT HURT AND
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:03.250
  • ACHE IN THE SAME WAY?
  • 00:26:03.250 --> 00:26:06.060
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:06.060 --> 00:26:08.140
  • - CHRISTINA: I'VE GROWN UP IN A
  • 00:26:08.140 --> 00:26:09.090
  • FAMILY OF MOSTLY WOMEN, WOMEN
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:10.000
  • WHO'VE BEEN ABUSED THROUGH
  • 00:26:10.120 --> 00:26:13.120
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND WOMEN
  • 00:26:13.120 --> 00:26:15.050
  • WHO'VE BEEN REJECTED,
  • 00:26:15.050 --> 00:26:17.070
  • MISTREATED.
  • 00:26:17.070 --> 00:26:19.060
  • MY MOM, MY AUNT-- SURVIVORS,
  • 00:26:19.060 --> 00:26:21.040
  • STRONG WOMEN, STRONG WOMEN.
  • 00:26:21.040 --> 00:26:23.250
  • MY AUNTIE SHERRIE, MY AUNTIE
  • 00:26:23.250 --> 00:26:25.130
  • JACKIE, MY MOM, MY AUNTIE
  • 00:26:25.130 --> 00:26:26.270
  • CINDY, MY AUNTIE MAMALA, I MEAN,
  • 00:26:26.270 --> 00:26:28.230
  • THEY CAN DO ANYTHING, AND I
  • 00:26:28.230 --> 00:26:29.130
  • ALWAYS LOOK TO THEM FOR A SOURCE
  • 00:26:29.130 --> 00:26:32.050
  • OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT, AND I
  • 00:26:32.050 --> 00:26:33.250
  • THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, "THIS IS WHAT
  • 00:26:33.250 --> 00:26:35.260
  • IT'S LIKE TO BE A FEMINIST, YOU
  • 00:26:35.260 --> 00:26:37.110
  • KNOW, TO BE A STRONG WOMAN, TO
  • 00:26:37.110 --> 00:26:38.200
  • FIGHT, BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS
  • 00:26:38.200 --> 00:26:39.240
  • TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE."
  • 00:26:39.240 --> 00:26:41.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:41.230 --> 00:26:43.170
  • - CHRISTINA: AND THEN I LOOKED
  • 00:26:43.170 --> 00:26:44.090
  • AT AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN THAT I
  • 00:26:44.090 --> 00:26:45.010
  • LOVE, LIKE SOJOURNER TRUTH, LIKE
  • 00:26:45.010 --> 00:26:48.000
  • HARRIET TUBMAN, AND I REALIZE,
  • 00:26:48.000 --> 00:26:49.090
  • YOU KNOW, "CHRISTINA, YOU ARE
  • 00:26:49.090 --> 00:26:50.210
  • FIGHTING FOR WOMEN ALL OF THE
  • 00:26:50.210 --> 00:26:51.240
  • TIME.
  • 00:26:51.240 --> 00:26:53.020
  • THAT'S YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW, TO
  • 00:26:53.020 --> 00:26:55.240
  • FIGHT FOR THEM IF THEY'RE IN AN
  • 00:26:55.240 --> 00:26:56.160
  • ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, IF THEY'RE
  • 00:26:56.160 --> 00:26:57.130
  • BEING MISTREATED."
  • 00:26:57.130 --> 00:26:58.050
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:58.050 --> 00:27:00.170
  • - CHRISTINA: I REMEMBER A BLACK
  • 00:27:00.170 --> 00:27:01.090
  • ABORTION DOCTOR.
  • 00:27:01.090 --> 00:27:01.250
  • I SAID, YOU KNOW, "WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:27:01.250 --> 00:27:03.120
  • DOIN' THIS?"
  • 00:27:03.120 --> 00:27:04.010
  • AND SHE GOES, "YOU AND I BOTH
  • 00:27:04.010 --> 00:27:06.030
  • KNOW I'M NOT KILLING BABIES.
  • 00:27:06.030 --> 00:27:07.070
  • I'M HELPING THESE WOMEN
  • 00:27:07.070 --> 00:27:08.040
  • SURVIVE."
  • 00:27:08.170 --> 00:27:11.170
  • I THINK, FOR SOME, THEY SEE
  • 00:27:11.170 --> 00:27:12.230
  • IT AFTER THE WOMAN COMES BACK
  • 00:27:12.230 --> 00:27:15.020
  • 'CAUSE THEY SAY 75% OF WOMEN
  • 00:27:15.020 --> 00:27:16.100
  • WHO HAVE AN ABORTION
  • 00:27:16.100 --> 00:27:17.190
  • WILL HAVE ANOTHER ABORTION, SO
  • 00:27:17.190 --> 00:27:18.170
  • THEY COME BACK AFTER THE THIRD
  • 00:27:18.170 --> 00:27:20.160
  • ABORTION, MAYBE THE FOURTH
  • 00:27:20.160 --> 00:27:21.050
  • ABORTION, AND START TO THINK,
  • 00:27:21.050 --> 00:27:21.260
  • "JEEZ, AM I REALLY HELPING
  • 00:27:21.260 --> 00:27:22.240
  • THEM?"
  • 00:27:22.240 --> 00:27:23.240
  • THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN, SO MANY
  • 00:27:24.180 --> 00:27:27.180
  • WOMEN WHO, IF THEIR PARTNER,
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  • BOYFRIEND, HUSBAND, WHOEVER, IF
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  • HE SAYS, "LISTEN, I KNOW THIS IS
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  • A DIFFICULT DECISION, BUT I'LL
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  • DO WHATEVER I CAN TO SUPPORT
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  • YOU; WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH,"
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  • WILL CHOOSE LIFE.
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  • NOT EVERY SINGLE PERSON, BUT
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  • MANY OF THEM WILL BECAUSE THEY
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  • FEEL THAT RELIEF, "OKAY, I'M NOT
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  • ALONE IN THIS."
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  • EVERY TIME I TALK ABOUT
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  • ABORTION, PEOPLE COME
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  • UP TO ME, AND THEY TELL ME THEIR
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  • STORIES, AND I HAVE HEARD SO
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  • MANY TIMES,
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  • "I WISH YOU WERE HERE,"
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  • "I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME THIS,"
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  • "I WISH I KNEW THIS,"
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  • "I WISH I WAS EDUCATED,"
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  • "I DIDN'T KNOW,"
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  • "NO ONE TOLD ME."
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  • IS THAT EMPOWERING TO WOMEN?
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  • NO, IT'S NOT.
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  • WHERE'S THE FEMINIST FOR THESE
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  • WOMEN?
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  • AND SO I KIND OF CAME TO THIS
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  • REALIZATION THAT I AM A
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  • FEMINIST.
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  • IT'S OKAY BECAUSE I'M GOING TO
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  • REDEFINE IT.
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  • I'M NOT OKAY WITH INJUSTICE, YOU
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  • KNOW, IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR
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