The abortion industry has targeted the Black community for decades.
From the beginning, the abortion industry has advocated for eugenic birth control, aimed at reducing the Black population. Pro-Life leaders have spoken out against the abortion industry and the destruction of the Black family through abortion. One leader in particular, Rev. Walter B. Hoye II, is fearlessly discussing the part of Black history that is so often ignored during Black History Month.
Hoye, founder of the Issues4Life Foundation, has dedicated his life to educating Black leaders about the evil of abortion. He encourages individuals to reject the abortion industry’s victimization and stand for Life. The organization “targets and works directly with Black American leaders nationwide to strengthen their stand against abortion on demand and resolve the questions surrounding the bioethical issues that impact our humanity.”
We’ve always known what abortion is and what abortion does. Always. And what we’ve done as a people — it’s us, it’s not white folk, it’s us — we sold out. We’ve sold our civil rights legacy… we’ve said publicly that “a woman’s right to choose” is a civil right. Can you imagine abortion existing if it wasn’t considered a civil right? No way. And in order for [abortion]to be [considered a civil right], we have to confirm it.
Confirming abortion as a so-called civil right led to the decimation of the Black family. As Texas Right to Life previously reported, the majority of abortion mills are strategically placed in minority communities, and the results are devastating. In New York City, for example, a 2013 study found that more Black babies are killed in abortion than are born alive.
Hoye is concerned with the demographic implications of these alarming trends. Currently, the number of children per Black woman of child-bearing age is only 1.7, well below the needed replacement value of 2.1. Hoye explained, “At this rate, by 2050 the total Black Fertility Rate will have dropped to 1.3 or lower.” If the fertility rate dips that low, Hoye told Live Action, “There’s no economic model in the world that will let [us]bounce back … If we don’t stop aborting our children at the rate that we are aborting them now, no more no less, we just keep on doing it … we’re going to be facing irreversibility.”
Unlike the media, Hoye does not ignore the racist agenda of the abortion industry as a factor in this demographic disaster. He notes the eugenic ideology of Margaret Sanger, who started the “Negro Project,” aimed specifically at reducing the Black population. Through this infamous stratagem, Sanger enlisted prominent Black leaders to push birth control on the Black population. The thinking was that if the message came from some of the most trusted leaders in the community, Black mothers would be more likely to accept the population control project of Sanger and her eugenic allies. The plan worked.
Hoye acknowledges how successful this plan was, saying, “Yeah, there was a Negro Project … and yeah, she paid many of the most influential Black history figures to be a part of that project. They’re listed, and that’s not a secret … They were getting paid to preach birth control sermons in church.” However, Hoye says he does not see this as a pass for the Black community but rather as an indictment since the problem is deeply rooted in the community. He told Live Action, “Whether we want to admit it or not, we’re killing ourselves — again, we’re responsible … When you look at all these problems with abortion, the problem isn’t ‘Margaret Sanger fooled us.’ That’s not the problem….the problem has always been us.”
Hoye asserts that the solution must start with the Black community, just as much as he believes the acceptance of the abortion industry’s lies came from leaders in the Black community. Hoye’s Pro-Life organization equips pastors and community leaders to spread the Pro-Life message in their local groups and provide life-saving resources to families who choose Life.
“Our theme for the Issues4Life Foundation is this: without life, nothing matters. You can have a family waiting on you. You can have a job waiting on you. You can have an education waiting on you. You can have a just society waiting on you. But if you can’t get out of the womb, nothing—nothing—matters,” Hoye explained.
Without the Right to Life, no other rights are possible.