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‘Thank You to the Birth Mother I Never Met’

Leading conservative voice shares his own pro-life story as two competing marches take place in Washington, D.C.

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Thank you to the birth mother I never met. She made a choice to have me — and it’s been a great gift of life.

The 46th annual March for Life took place on Friday — followed by the Women’s March on Saturday. The two events could not be more different.

Yet we do know one thing. The March for Life doesn’t discriminate against women for their political beliefs — while the Women’s March does.

I feel I am blessed because my birth mother could not make up her mind whether to keep me — or to get rid of me. Ultimately, she chose life — and here’s why.

My adopted mother received information about my birth parents that she relayed to me later in life (those are pictures of me, shown above).

After days of indecision over whether or not to have her baby — and finally agreeing to go ahead with my birth — she allowed the state of Maryland to take custody of me.

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The state then placed me in foster homes as a young child, places I do not remember because I was so young.

I never understood the situation I was in as a kid. And think about it: If things had gone a different way, I might not be here right now, might not have had the amazing experience of being a father to my own twin daughters, who today are 16 years old.

Life is so precious and I treasure it. For as long as I’ve known, I’ve been pro-life. I’ve never supported abortion, and I guess my background makes more sense now, right? When I watch the media give token coverage to the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in the March for Life but then fawn over the Women’s March, I think: No wonder they missed the huge numbers of people who voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

These Women’s March participants are not pro-life — and the more I see them promoting that, the more I believe it’s a way of glossing over their decision to abort and kill babies when they choose to do so.

To them, a growing baby is just “a clump of cells” — this is how members of the Women’s March classify the new life that’s formed when two individuals join together and produce. This is the line that abortion advocates stick to fervently, even though we know science has shown that life begins at conception. If someone has abortion, that person is taking a life — committing murder.

It sickens me that pro-abortion individuals think they can make the choice to end a human life after they are irresponsible and become pregnant. They should wait until they’re ready for a child — or at the very least use proper contraception. If that fails, there is still adoption as a valid choice. Murder should not be and never should have been one of the choices.

The most dangerous place on the planet is the womb of a pregnant woman who believes her first choice is abortion — and justifies that by not speaking to the male with whom she conceived new life.

Leftists stop caring about “life” the moment birth occurs. I remember watching Planned Parenthood’s former leader, Cecile Richards, once answer the question about when she thought life began — and her answer was when the baby comes out of the womb. During that interview, she hesitated because she has children. Let me repeat: The former leader of an organization that aborts babies has children and gave a very uncomfortable answer the question of when life begins. Go figure.

The most dangerous place on the planet is the womb of a pregnant woman who believes her first choice is abortion — and justifies that by not speaking to the male with whom she conceived new life. Someday, when we are more civilized, humanity will look back on abortion as the most barbaric thing ever done.

Don’t you find it particularly insulting to hear leftists say we must import immigrants into this country to replace a population that is being reduced by abortions and birth control? I am a strong advocate for life, and I also believe abortion should not be considered in the same conversation as birth control. I respect that it is a woman’s body that is carrying the child, but the father of that child should also have rights in determining the outcome of a pregnancy.

I do not force my beliefs on anyone. I believe what I believe. And I am not afraid to explain my point of view if asked. Those who kill the new life that they are carrying and claim they’re doing so because of “women’s health” are only fooling themselves.

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There are some cases in which that scenario may be legitimate, but at the time of this article’s publication, since 1973 there have been 60,980,033 abortions performed in the United States — and 18,294,010 abortions within the black community.

I am a man of faith, and I believe our country suffers from that amount of death.

I believe there is a way back, but it’s going to take time and prayer.

We have both. We need to implement this and gather as many Americans as we can to get on the job.

Wayne Dupree is a member of Project 21, a black leadership network, and is a regular contributor to The Political Insider, Headline Politics, Townhall, NewsmaxTV, and the One America News Network. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, he was awarded the 2018 Pioneer Of New Media award, was named to the 2017 Newsmax Top 50 Influential Black Republicans list, and was 2015 CPAC Blogger of the Year, among other honors. Check out his website here. His podcast, “The Wayne Dupree Show,” can be heard via iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify, StitcherRadio, and Tune-In Radio. 

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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