Who We Are

Protecting Black Life is an outreach of Life Issues Institute, Inc., with the primary objective of taking the pro-life conversation into the Black community.  We provide education, resources and assistance in the development and implementation of strategies to fight and eventually eliminate the dilemma of abortion in America, and specifically dealing with the disproportionate number of abortions occurring amongst the Black race.  Protecting Black Life was established in 2007 and is currently under the leadership of Henry Flowers IV.


Henry Flowers IV joined Life Issues Institute January 4, 2016, as the Urban Outreach Director, to lead the Institute’s Protecting Black Life initiative.

Henry comes to Life Issues Institute from pro-life work in South Carolina.  He is a gifted speaker, singer and author, much in demand at high schools, universities, churches and pregnancy help center events.  He is a member of Toastmasters International and was a finalist at the organization’s 2008 World Championship of Public Speaking.

Henry brings a unique, first-hand perspective to the work of ending abortion.  Raised in Detroit, he survived an attempt by his mother to self-induce an abortion.  He counts his survival as God’s protection and preparation for his work as an advocate for the unborn, for young men and for families.  In his book “Bored to Death: 5 Steps to Gear Up and Be About THAT LIFE”, Henry addresses what can happen to people, especially the young and disadvantaged, who have no clear direction for their lives.

“Moses. Mahatma Gandhi. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These men showed up in a powerful way right around the age of 40,” Henry said upon joining the Life Issues Institute team. “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.  I survived an abortion, but abortion will not survive me.”

Henry Flowers is a U.S. Navy Veteran and is the proud father of five children.

Watch more of Henry’s videos on the Protecting Black Life YouTube channel.

View and download photos of Henry for use in promoting speaking engagements.