Abortion and African Americans
by Texas Right to LifeTuesday, July 01, 2008
Since abortion was legalized in 1973, the African American community has been absolutely devastated. Almost half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion—16 million tiny lives have been lost. Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety.” Although he was not speaking of abortion (he once accepted an award from Planned Parenthood), according to his niece Dr. Alveda King, his words on non-violence should lead us all to question the violence of abortion.
Planned Parenthood and the African American Community
Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who believed in the superiority of the white race. In 1939, she proposed the “Negro Project”, for which she wrote “the most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the Minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Sanger established birth control clinics in poor New York City neighborhoods to prey upon “Blacks, Hispanics, Slavs, Amerinds [American Indians], Fundamentalists, Jews and Catholics.” Currently, 62.5% of abortion clinics are located in the inner city and in neighborhoods where the poor and ethnic minorities live.
Facts & Stats (compiled by Human Life Alliance)
Abortion & Slavery
Roe v. Wade (1973)
Property of owner
(Mother) Choose to keep or kill
Pro-Lifers should not impose morality on mother.
Abortion is legal.
Dred Scott (1857)
Property of owner
Choose to buy/sell/kill
Abolitionists should not impose morality on slave owner.
Slavery is legal.
Compiled by Human Life Alliance
Filed Under: judiciary, culture, planned parenthood, lifelink, july 2008 lifelink, dred scott, roe v wade, african americans, abortion, slavery
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