The Truth (in Black & White)
Abortion is not a me issue. It’s not a you issue. It’s not a personal issue, nor is it just a woman’s issue. It is a human issue. And today, with over 40% of all black pregnancies ending in induced abortion, it is a human crisis.1 The TooManyAborted.com campaign is about exposing lies, especially those which claim that no one wants these beautiful black children who are aborted (or those languishing in foster care). This awareness campaign further reveals that eugenics is alive and (tragically) well during our “Endangered Species”billboard project. Our goal is to highlight the disproportionate impact of abortion on the black community and the Racialization of Adoption, a beautiful alternative to abortion. The Radiance Foundation, in speaking events across the country, has been revealing abortion’s destruction among all races and challenging the public to takeACTion!
This isn’t black versus white or me versus you. It’s the truth versus the lie. The truth is that abortion kills an innocent human life. It’s easier to speak in euphemisms, but the miracle of life is threatened every day by an unrelenting false ideology that teaches our society that a woman’s very biology is a threat to her. This Birth Control Movement turned Abortion-on-Demand propaganda was a product, in large part, of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and an elite American (married to oil tycoon Noah Slee). The perpetuation of the lie of ‘Reproductive Freedom’ has been championed, in particular, by America’s elite (of any race). It was an elitist mentality that forged the pseudoscience of eugenics, that drove America’s race-based segregationist Jim Crow laws, discriminatory immigration policy (i.e. Immigration Act of 1924) and was the bedrock of the Birth Control now-turned Abortion Industry. According to Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, “we are paying for…an ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”2 Her eugenic Birth Control philosophy, to prevent the ‘unfit’, ‘feeble-minded’, ‘poor’ or ‘unwanted’, would have eliminated Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Ben Carson, and Oprah Winfrey…just to name a few. Today, abortion kills more African-Americans, per year, than heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, accidents, homicides, suicide, and cancer–combined.3 Abortions in the black community occur at 3x the rate of those among the white population and 2x that of all other races combined.4 The truth screams loud and clear–we are killing our very future.
“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
– Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg in NY Times Mag, July 2009
Ginsburg fully advocates the use of federal tax dollars to fund abortions. She is an outspoken advocate of unrestricted abortion. New York Times Magazine interviewer, Emily Bazelon, could’ve followed up with a potent question: “Could you elaborate more on those populations we don’t want more of?”
Who are we to pretend we know one’s potential? How many aborted is too many? One. Abortion, no matter the race, is a tragic loss of beauty and possibility. Induced abortion, the deliberate act of killing an unborn child, is inherently wrong…otherwise, why the calls for the need to ‘reduce abortions’? Actions have consequences, and the disproportionate impact of abortion on the Black community is glaringly evident and statistically irrefutable. Since the legalization of Roe v. Wade, the black community has been hit hardest with its aftermath. Urban decay has been accelerated due to rampant sexual irresponsibility, increasing single-parent poverty, fatherlessness that exceeds 70%, and the continuing deterioration of stable (two-parent) black families. Abortion hasn’t mitigated ANY of these factors. All of these societal conditions (as evidenced in US Census Bureau and CDC reports) have all risen in direct correlation with increased prominence of Birth Control policies and legalized abortion. 4
Men need to step up and own up to their responsibility as fathers. Period. Women need to be told the truth about abortion and its real impact physically and emotionally. And the beautiful option of domestic adoption needs to be encouraged, which is why The Radiance Foundation actively advocates and educates audiences about the adoption process and available resources, like Pregnancy Care and Pregnancy Help Centers. This issue is much more than one’s individual’s “rights”. This is the right of 3 individuals (father, mother, and unborn child), requiring the responsibility and life-affirming actions of those willing to find better solutions than the deliberate destruction of precious human life.
- 1 CDC Abortion Surveillance Report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5808a1.htm?s_cid=ss5808a1_e
2 Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, pg 187.
3 National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008. http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/content/STT_1x_Cancer_Facts_Figures_for_African_Americans_2009-2010_09.asp
4 CDC Abortion Surveillance Report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5808a1.htm?s_cid=ss5808a1_e