New Leader for Protecting Black Life
Henry Flowers IV has joined Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute as director of urban outreach for the Protecting Black Life initiative, a position last held by Rev. Arnold Culbreath (now of Breath of Life LLC).
Flowers comes to Life Issues Institute from pro-life work in South Carolina. A speaker, singer, and author in demand at high schools, universities, churches and pregnancy help centers, Flowers is a member of Toastmasters International and was a finalist at the organization’s 2008 World Championship of Public Speaking.
“Henry brings unique qualifications and a great deal of passion to this position,” says Life Issues Institute President Bradley Mattes. “I’m excited to see him in action. More importantly, women of color and their babies will benefit.”
Among his qualifications is first-hand experience with abortion. Raised on the streets of Detroit, Flowers survived his mother’s attempt to abort him. He counts his survival as God’s protection and preparation for work as an advocate for the unborn, for young men, and for families.
“Moses. Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These men showed up in a powerful way right around the age of 40,” says Flowers. “Now, at the age of 42, I have the great privilege and opportunity to do likewise as I join Life Issues Institute in an effort to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves: the unborn children of America. As an abortion survivor, I was born for this moment.”
Flowers is a US Navy veteran. He and his wife, Rebecca, have five children.
Founded in 1991 by Dr. John C. Willke and Bradley Mattes, Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds through education, the foundation for pro-life political and legislative victories. Established in 2007, Protecting Black Life is an outreach of Life Issues Institute, with the primary objective to inform the African-American community that its people are targeted by the abortion industry. Protecting Black Life provides education, resources, and assistance in the development and implementation of strategies to lower and eventually eliminate abortion in the black community.
Photo courtesy Life Issues Institute and Henry Flowers IV LLC.
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