According to the CDC, since 1973, the year of the Supreme Court Decision Roe vs. Wade, 13 million (13,000,000) African American lives have been lost to abortion.
The CDC reports that of the approximately 4000 abortions that are performed daily in the United States, 1452 of them are performed on African American women and their unborn children. This means that although African Americans represent only 12% of the population of the United States, they account for 35% of the abortions performed in this country.
First and foremost, as a nation and as a community, we need to confront squarely a nasty little fact: the majority of the abortions occurring in our community are done to escape responsibility for the lives of the children we carelessly create. Whether its young people having sex wholly unprepared for the consequences, or grown folk casually slipping in and out of bed because its just what we do now, abortion is generally about getting out of responsibility for the choices we've made.
The black community has made political alliance with the Democratic Party for several decades now. There are any number of areas in which one can argue that we've not gotten a very good deal for our voting loyalty. One that does not get talked about that much is the abdication of moral authority involved in our support of abortion. That abdication is so complete and sweeping that abortion has become an almost non topic of discussion from the pulpit in black America. When is the last time you heard your pastor preach on the biblical position on abortion? Black ministers are deeply entrenched and aligned within the democrat political infrastructure across the country and as a result, have remained wholly silent on the issue or actively championed abortion.
Its deeply shocking the extent to which the co-option of black ministers into the democratic political ecosystem has made them willing facilitators of an abortion permissive policy stance. Ministers like Al Sharpton defend their pro-abortion support thusly:
Sharpton's defense of abortion at its core simply highlights our rejection of moral authority over our behavior. Its not about whats morally right, its about doing what we want. That perspective is completely out of line with the biblical authority our ministers tell us accede to. But when it comes to abortion, ministers go silent or worse, soft petal this willful disobedience by conflating it with human rights.I trust the decisions of women because it is a human right that Roe vs. Wade decided on. This is not about abortion, this is about human rights, this is about human dignity, this is about women having their say-so over their own body and over how they will decide to proceed with their life, and if America is to be America, we must protect women's right to choose for themselves.
The case of Kurt Gosnell shines a spotlight on the number of women and the men who impregnated them seeking to avoid the natural consequences of our behavior. It also brings into sharp relief the sums of money involved in this slaughter of innocents. Gosnell reportedly earned over a million dollars from his abortion activities, the later the term, the higher the fee, including numerous illegal late term abortions. Planned Parenthood pulls in millions of dollars in profits over revenue providing abortion on demand. The comparative disparity in the amount of money the organization earns from abortion vs. adoption referrals calls into question their sincerity in providing adoption referrals, as does the recent sting operation that caught employees advising sex traffickers how to provide STD and abortion services to the women they exploit.
Black America's political allegiance to the Democratic Party has made us willing betrayers of our biblical values and conservative instincts. So much so that even our pastors have gone silent about the moral repugnance of abortion in order to remain in step with a liberal democratic political mindset. All the while, we willfully slaughter our future.