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Breaking News: A Hair Appointment for Life

ve8QAd   |   November 13, 2000

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A Hair Appointment for Life

It’s been such an encouraging week for us pro-lifers that I just couldn’t wait to share a very special story with you. Arnold Culbreath, our director of Urban Outreach, recently joined some very good pro-life friends for a unique opportunity. Along with Alveda King, Dean Nelson, and Christina Martin-director of Bound4Life Atlanta, they helped in launching an innovative approach of communicating the pro-life message to the black community.

Click here to read Christina’s account, which also includes photos from the event itself.

Participating in what’s dubbed as the Samson Project—named after the Bible’s strong, long-haired Nazirite and led by Catherine Davis—these black pro-lifers set up shop at the Brothers Int. Hair show in Atlanta, Georgia last weekend. In the thick of hair dressing supplies galore, and under a banner reading “Life Talks,” their mission was to recruit barbers and hairstylists to discuss abortion’s tragic impact on their communities with clients.

In the black community, barber shops and hair salons are legendary for being the hub of exchanging information. It’s a system of communication that remains hugely effective even after the creation of the Internet, emails and texting.

During their time at the show, organizers handed out folders detailing the disproportionately high abortion rates for black women, a copy of the documentary MAAFA 21 that visually tells the story of these statistics in 21st century America, and a window decal signaling the willingness of these barbers and hairdressers to talk about this vital issue.

Over the course of three days, and due to the faithful efforts of these pro-lifers to band together, over 1,000 attendees committed to talking about abortion’s devastating impact to clients who come into their neighborhood shops.

The truth of abortion in the black community rang in some fresh new ears as well—many hearing for the first time of this #1 killer. Still others had not realized the sheer evil of abortion until talking with someone from the Samson Project.

With new ambassadors joining our cause of hope by being willing to take the pro-life message into their shops, you can be assured that this conversation isn’t going away any time soon. It’s just one example how true change starts in local neighborhoods with people just like you.

One haircut or hairdo at a time, hearts and minds will inevitably be changed to cut abortion’s grip on the black community.

For all babies,
Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute


Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education. Organizations and individuals around the world depend upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.

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