Today marks the 41st year since Roe v. Wade decision, which said that women not only have a right to abortion, but it it’s protected by the Constitution.
Since that decision, it is estimated that over 57 million babies in America have been put to death.
Abortion has had a devastating effect on the nation both morally and culturally, but the idea of having a “choice” to end (kill) a preborn baby’s life has had a devastatingly disproportionate impact on the black community.
The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s position was, according to his father: “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” I believe that.
It is estimated by the Guttmacher Institute that black women account for 30 percent of abortions performed. The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that 40 percent of all black pregnancies end in abortion, and it is also reported that abortion is responsible for more black deaths than heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, accidents, homicides, suicide, HIV and cancer combined.
The so-called “choice” or “right” of an abortion is said to have claimed over 17 million black babies since 1973. It’s estimated that roughly 1200 babies are aborted each day. With these ungodly statistics, one may come to the conclusion that – through abortion – blacks are willingly participating in killing their own people. This was underscored by the Census Bureau report that said the black population “grew at a slower rate than most other major race and ethnic groups in the country.” Blacks are, in the process of accomplishing what the KKK could have only dreamed of achieving.
Blacks are only 13.1% of the population with black women obviously comprising much less.
To make matters worse, a black so-called civil rights organization- the NAACP, with help from the ACLU– has actively sought to overturn an Arizona state law that prohibits race and sex-based abortions. Calling the law- among other things, “discriminatory,” the NAACP claims that the law violates “women’s rights” under the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by “stigmatizing their decision” to kill their preborn babies.
Even after their initial suit was thrown out, the NAACP is appealing the case to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which means they just might win this time around.
Again a so-called civil rights organization that purports to represent the best interests of its constituents is suing to overturn a law that would increase the numbers of abortions, which is already decimating the black community.
The so-called leader of the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP is Rev. Oscar Tillman, who’s also a member of the NAACP National Board.
And this is after what baby-butcher Kermit Gosnell was accused and found guilty of doing- particularly to poor, black women- in his abortion practice in May, 2013.
Worse still, America’s first black president has whole-heartedly endorsed this practice up to and including abortions performed during the third trimester.
Not only does this paint a sad picture of reality, but it’s unjust as well. The notion that abortion is a “choice” is purposely misleading. The aborted baby didn’t choose to be killed. Furthermore, what about the rights of the preborn children who are murdered by abortion? All of the politically progressive talk of “justice” and “rights” is nothing more than a charade when it’s not also applied to the preborn – for they are the most defenseless amongst us.
For those of us who are pro-life, it’s best that we forget about arguing about the legalities of abortion. Instead, we should be concerned with discussing the immorality of abortion and the resulting consequences on the lives of the mothers who have them, the families in which these women belong, the communities where these women live and the nation as a whole. The immorality of abortion, arbitrarily choosing when life ends- particularly when that decision is based on the convenience of the mother at the expense of the father, the preborn child, and the respective families- disrupts and destroys the cooperative act between God and man in creating new life in God’s image.
Even if one doesn’t believe in God, the immorality of abortion can still be sincerely and intelligently debated and defended from an ethical and moral position. Most Americans view abortion as morally wrong. Most of these same Americans believe that life begins at conception, which basic biology teaches. Again, all the incessant talk about “rights” and “protections” ring extremely hollow if they’re not extended to those who need them the most. It’s impossible to- with any sincerity or intellectual credibility- literally create “rights” out of thin air that redefines marriage on emotional qualifications, or that guarantees a constitutional protection for abortion, while ignoring the fact that a preborn child containing forty-six chromosomes is somehow immune from protection.
The moral disintegration that accompanies abortion enables men like Kermit Gosnell, Douglas Karpen, Leroy Carhart, Warren Hern, and women like Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson to continue their gruesome barbarity against preborn children.
Jeremiah 1:5 says: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” Additionally, Psalm 139:13-14 reads: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”
We should all remember this every time we hear the euphemisms “choice,” “woman’s right” and “a woman’s body” used in conjunctions with abortion.