Montgomery County Right to Life’s monthly meeting was held at Conroe House of Prayer in the heart of downtown Conroe. After having just landed from her 14 hour return flight from Dubai, an exhausted Helen Lowery came walking in. Smiling with confidence and purpose, she took to the stage and gave a truly inspirational opening. After explaining the circumstance of her arrival, she said,
“If I had thought about it, I might have decided to put this off for a later day, but I’m a believer in Christ; today is the day to do this and I’m trusting Him that I’m here on purpose, there is a reason why, and it shouldn’t be delayed- today is the day.”
Hearing that, I felt that myself and everyone else there were so blessed to hear her message that evening! Helen posited the question of whether Planned Parenthood’s agenda has resulted in a black genocide. She provided shocking statistics.
“for every 1,000 black babies born alive, there are 1,180 babies destroyed by abortion. Nearly sixty percent of all viable black pregnancies in New York City, the home of Planned Parenthood, end in abortion.” It doesn’t take a mathematician to realize that this means more black babies are being killed by abortion than are being born in New York City.
“78% of their [Planned Parenthood’s] clinics are in minority communities.”
“Blacks make up 12% of the population, but 35% of the abortions in America.”
For each of these breathtaking statistics, Helen asked the audience the sobering question, “Why? Could there be an agenda?”.
These were only some of the pieces of information showing the genocidal agenda of Planned Parenthood. Helen also provided startling information regarding the use of forced sterilization in America, which was a precursor to legalized abortion as a means to control certain populations. Race, class, mental/physical deficiencies, promiscuity, and even simple poverty factored into eugenic definitions of “fit” and “unfit. Driven by the eugenics movement, 30 states had forced sterilization laws by 1931.
Helen shared how she could easily have been a target for abortion. Helen’s mother was only thirteen when she gave birth to her. Helen herself then had a child at the age of fifteen making her mother a grandmother at only twenty eight years old. Helen’s grandmother was the primary source of income and her family struggled to make ends meet. Helen quoted Sir Francis Galton, considered the ‘Father of Eugenics’ in which he stated that “average negroes possess too little intellect, self-reliance, and self-control to make it possible for them to sustain the burden of any respectable form of civilization without a large measure of external guidance and support.” Helen shared how she had two strikes against her according to eugenics – poverty and race.
The Falsehood of the Eugenic Mindset
The Lowery family has shown the falsehood of Sir Francis Galton’s, Margaret Sanger’s, and the eugenic movement’s judgement of the “unfit”. Helen went on to get her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She is now the second female and first African-American to lead FSSA, a non-profit global trade association. She is also the senior account manager at a Fortune 500 company. In 2017, three Lowery children graduated from college. Her daughter graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and is a resident doctor at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her son is an engineer who acquired his master’s degree in business, and her youngest child graduated with his bachelor’s in marketing. The Lowerys like many others whom eugenicists tried to label are now reshaping the very world we live in for the better!
Helen has now taken up the fight against abortion. She is partnering with organizations like Montgomery County Right to Life to help expose the dark reality of Planned Parenthood’s operations. Meanwhile, her own life is a beacon to others who are cast out by society. Helen Lowery champions the unborn, elderly, and the mentally or physically impaired in their own struggle for equality.
The testimonies of Helen and others like her reveal the truth about humanity; that each and every one of us serves a purpose, and the value of that purpose cannot be weighed, measured, or known.
I hope we will all take Helen’s testimony with us and stand with those who are devalued – those who are condemned by society. Let us proclaim that each life has potential and is in itself valuable.
Christian Rodgers – Former MCRTL Pro-Life Fellow
Founder of Lone Star Right to Life on the LSC ~ Montgomery campus