Monday, October 16, 2006

President of National Black Pro-Life Union Says Take Abortion Off the Table in Comments on Philadelphia Murder Trial

10/16/2006 7:59:00 AM
To: National and State desks
Contact: Day Gardner of National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In Philadelphia, the trial has begun for a man who is charged with killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Local authorities say Stephen Poaches, the father of the baby, has admitted to killing his girlfriend, Latoyia Figueroa, because she refused to have an abortion.
"To think that Latoyia Figueroa and her baby were killed because she refused to kill her own child is nauseating, said Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union and director of Public Relations for National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill. "I can't help but wonder what that beautiful young mother was thinking as her life was being brutally strangled out of her. Both she and her unborn little one suffered the same terrible fate."
Investigators have told reporters that Poaches admitted he strangled Figueroa in rage when she told him she didn't agree with having an abortion.
"Abortion is a vicious attack on unborn children and also hurts women," said Gardner. "We are seeing more and more horror stories like this where there is total disregard for human life - - which is why it's imperative that we get abortion off the table. The killing of a child should never be thought of as an option. Latoyia and her baby were both deserving of life."
Figueroa was also the mother of a seven-year-old daughter.
/© 2006 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/


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