More Black Babies Aborted than are Born Alive
More black babies are aborted than are born alive
(NaturalNews) In a recent column for TownHall.com,
pro-life advocate Ryan Bomberger, who is African American, detailed the hypocrisy of black politicians and, specifically, the Congressional Black Caucus, regarding African American women and abortion.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 44th Annual Legislative Conference was held with Planned Parenthood’s participation to bash the recent U.S. Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” decision, in which the high court upheld a 10th Circuit Court ruling that said the retailer, which is owned by a Christian family, does not have to pay for certain “day after” abortion treatments. BET Network co-hosted the event with Planned Parenthood, “the nation’s largest abortion chain,” which never misses “an opportunity to target the black community,” Bomberger wrote.
The pro-lifer went on to point out that the Hobby Lobby decision, contrary to claims made by pro-abortion groups, does not reduce women’s access to birth control — it only upholds a closely held company’s First Amendment rights when they have religious objections to paying for abortifacients. The case never addressed the other 16 forms of contraception.
However, Bomberger wrote, the conference had nothing to do with birth control; rather, it was “spin control with a racial twist.”
More black babies aborted than born
He elaborated further:
We have more access to birth control than ever before. Yet the national unintended pregnancy rate hasn’t lowered in decades. It was 49 percent in 1995 and is currently 51 percent according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. New York City, the home of Planned Parenthood, is a shining example of what Planned Parenthood has done for black women. The city has epidemic levels of STDs, rampant fatherlessness (72.3 percent), and black babies are aborted at five times the rate of the majority population. In fact, more black babies are aborted than born alive.
CNS News confirmed those figures, citing a 2012 report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which found that “there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758),” the news service said. In sum, the African American babies killed via abortion amounted to 42.4 percent of the total figure in NYC.
“In the CDC’s numbers, there were 38,574 black babies killed by abortion in New York City in 2010; Hispanic babies aborted, 27,112; white babies killed by abortion, 9,220; and ‘other’ aborted, 5,368,” CNS News reported. “The total abortions in New York City in 2010 ‘reported by known race/ethnicity’ were 80,274, according to the CDC.”
This has been called “black genocide” by a number of pro-life advocates, Bomberger notes, and that includes the “once pro-life Jesse Jackson,” who has since taken a much more liberal view of the issue. Yet it’s not a term that pro-abortion activists care for, but that’s because it is accurate.
“[A]ccording to the United Nations,” Bomberger wrote, “genocide is exactly what’s happening. The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article 2, states: ‘In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measure intended to prevent births within the group…’“
‘What does it feel like to be honored for helping kill 12 million human beings?’
It’s hard to argue with that definition.
What’s more, Congressional Black Caucus members are helping to perpetuate the travesty. In 2013, the caucus chair, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Missouri, was given an award by Planned Parenthood at the CBC’s annual conference, for his “tireless work on behalf of millions of women as our country has faced the most aggressive legislative attacks on women’s health and rights in a generation.”
“What does it feel like to be honored by an organization that has killed over 12 million human beings? What goes through the mind of an individual who’s shiny, yet blood-streaked, trophy celebrates the mutilation of another person?” Bomberger wrote.
Cleaver, he pointed out, once was passionately pro-life, but his stance has now been completely compromised by liberal party politics [PDF].
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