I heard a gut wrenching statistic the other day.
One that, I had to bring up on the blog, even though the thought of broaching this topic amid the current climate of Black Lives Matter, and race relations, scares me half to death.
But I have never let fear stop me from posting before. Particularly because the more nervous I am to push “publish,” the more important the topic actually is.
So anyway, enough beating around the bush:
It is more likely for a black baby to be aborted than it is to be born in New York City.
I’m going to say that again:
According to the Charlotte Loizer Institute, in NYC, it is more likely for a black baby to be aborted, than born alive.
Please let that sink in.
Of the nearly 48,000 reported pregnancies for black women in New York City in 2016, 49 percent ended in abortion, as compared with 47% that ended in live birth, with 4% miscarriages.
I’m not going to sit here and bash you over the head with stats and statistics, or bible verses, or other propaganda — which, believe me, I have an arsenal at the ready.
But rather I just want to invite you to think about this:
Think about the nation, completely tearing apart at the seams, over the unjust and reprehensible murder of George Floyd and the other unarmed black men and women, at the hands of the police. Last year, that number was: nine men, and one woman — unarmed, and fatally shot by police. Ten horrific, and tragic losses of life that should have never ever happened. Each one, an unspeakable injustice.
Now, please juxtapose that with — during that same time period — the true genocide, of nearly 24,000 black babies in NYC alone. Not to mention the 56 million aborted children, worldwide, per year.
Twenty Four Thousand babies. The true black genocide. — Where is the outcry?
Where is the anger and outrage?
Why are we not tearing down statues and calling out Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger — who herself was an outspoken racist, and eugenist. Yes – eugenics, as in: “the practice or advocacy of controlled selective breeding of human populations (as by sterilization) to improve the population’s genetic composition.” (Merriam Webster.)
Sanger was seeking to “assist the race in the elimination of the unfit” — her words in her “Birth Control and Racial Betterment” address of 1919. Sanger’s racism was unabashed: speaking at Klan meetings in 1926, calling for the sterilization of black people through her organization’s targeted outreach to black communities.
Yes. Planned Parenthood — the bright star of feminists, and pink ribbon supporters everywhere — has a disturbingly dark, deeply racist origin.
Consider where your local Planned Parenthood resides? Low income neighborhoods? Near public transportation?
Consider where, how, and to whom they advertise.
And then consider the numbers. Consider, those 24,000 precious, little black babies, killed last year in NYC, alone. Do their lives matter?
In 1984, Jesse Jackson called abortion, black genocide, comparing a mother’s control over her child’s death through abortion, to that of slavery.
We cannot fight for justice for black lives, without including the most vulnerable, and most executed population: the children in the womb.
It is an uncomfortable conversation. But it is a gross atrocity that we are allowing to take place, here in “woke” 2020.
Wake up, America. If we’re truly fighting for justice for our black brothers and sisters, we cannot ignore the biggest injustice of all.
Because every. single. life. matters. Every single one.
Regardless of race, sex, background, religion, sexual orientation, nationality — or life stage — we are all made by God. And therefore are all inherently valuable and worthy of justice and life.
Yes, Black Lives Matter — all of them.
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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