For decades, our culture of abortion on demand, at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason, has adversely affected black women and their families more than any other group in our society. The numbers are incredibly disproportionate and it is saddening to think of tiny little lives being snuffed out because of race.
The most recent statistics show that the abortion rate among blacks is rising, proving the black race is on the path to extermination. For example, in New York City, according to a recent report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2013, more black babies were killed by abortion than were born.
How can a population thrive and sustain itself when it is killing off more of its kind than let live?
[sharequote align="center"]How can a population thrive and sustain itself when it's killing off more of its kind than let live?[/sharequote]
The Center for Disease Control's latest Abortion Surveillance report found that between 2007 and 2010, 36 percent of all abortions in the U.S. were performed on black children, even though blacks make up only 12.8 percent of the population.
In the state of Mississippi where whites outnumber blacks two-to-one, 72 percent of the babies aborted were black. In Washington, D.C. and the city of Philadelphia, more than 50 percent of all abortions are performed on black women. In Michigan, even though the black population is only 14 percent, 43 percent of the abortions performed were performed on black women.
What is truly alarming about these statistics is not only the staggering number of African American deaths that are legally sanctioned, but also the fact that the slaughter of these children is actively supported and even promoted by most black politicians.
In this Jan. 25, 2013 file photo, pro-abortion rights activists, rally face-to-face against anti-abortion demonstrators as both march in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in a demonstration that coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Where is Reverend Al Sharpton on this atrocity? Where are members of the Congressional Black Caucus? Where is President Obama even?
All of them promote abortion-on-demand, even when the effects are being felt in waves in their own communities. They have all turned their backs on this epidemic.
Not one has mentioned that maybe we need more crisis pregnancy centers instead of abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. Not one has called out Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the country who has staked out the most profitable locations in both black vicinities and university neighborhoods.
The disheartening result is that today there are no African American voices raised in defense of the unborn in our nation's federal legislative branch. Not one. Will no one stand up for the defenseless in their own communities?
Children from KIPP Zenith Academy prepare to walk down Texas Avenue during the Black Heritage Society's 36th Annual Original Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in downtown Houston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)
The horrific trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the infamous late-term abortionist in Philadelphia, last year revealed incredible details of how black women were treated inside his clinics. These women were in an awful situation and about to exterminate the lives of their children and were subjected to dirty waiting rooms while white women were placed in nicer settings. Dr. Gosnell also left the treatment of black women to his untrained staff while he handled the white women himself.
As a black woman myself, I am horrified at this treatment. Black women, in fact all women, deserve so much better than abortion.
They need a solid support system in their communities so that they don’t have to choose abortion. They need education. They deserve to be able to raise their children in safe environments.
Where are all the black leaders fighting for these women and their families, for a better economic environment, and jobs to support children? Blacks have been hardest hit under the Obama economy. Last month, blacks hit the lowest level of participation in the labor force ever recorded.
We cannot continue on this path of destruction. Our children are our future and we will have no future if we have no children.
While babies are decapitated, shredded and flushed, the once thunderous voices that sang out in unison "we shall overcome," have faded away to the tune of another one bites the dust.
Day Gardner is President of the National Black Pro-Life Union.
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