In an interview with The Trades, the co-founder of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition discusses why there is a specific need for a racially-based anti-abortion group in America: "If you ask the average African-American person, they probably would tell you that abortion is not an issue for the black community -- that it's pretty much a 'white' issue. And that's the furthest thing from the truth. Many white pro-life organizations have attempted to reach into the black community, to say, 'Hey, do you see these numbers?' But because of how abortion has been framed in America, many blacks were suspicious of the messenger, feeling that the broader pro-life community wanted to pull blacks into it and make it a racial issue when it really wasn't none of our concern. So a number of us from around the country recognized that there needed to be a larger forum for educating the black community about the impact of abortion and what's happening, and felt that those who could best do that needed to be African-American."