A billboard in Texas proclaims: “Abortion is self-care. Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves.” The billboard is run by a pro abortion group that believes human abortion is the key to “transforming the lives of black women and girls.” Abortion is genocide to African-Americans, but it certainly isn’t “self-care.”
Iowans for LIFE claims that abortion is self-destruction to the mother and destruction to the innocent, unique human being she carries in her womb.
Renown African-Americans abhor abortion
We’re not alone, as a chorus of renown Black Americans remind us that abortion isn’t about skin color, it’s about human dignity.
Jesse Jackson recognized that abortion is genocide (that is, until he ran for president and his party ‘encouraged’ him to sell out). Here’s what he said in 1973:
“Abortion is genocide. Anything growing is living. If you got the thrill to set the baby in motion and you don’t have the will to protect it, you’re dishonest.”
As Dr. Ben Carson said,
“As a surgeon, I have operated on infants pre-birth. I can assure you they are very much alive.”
As political commentator Star Parker said,
“We’re going to look back as we did with slavery and say: How did we put up with this so long?”
Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece, Alveda King, views abortion through the prism of racism:
“Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.”
Dr. Clenard H. Childress claims the black community has been deceived by abortion:
“Abortion is the greatest deception that has plagued the black church since Lucifer himself.
Dr. Childress goes even farther in discussing abortion in terms of the African American community:
“The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”
Abortion disproportionately harms Black America
Each of these prominent African-Americans understands that although the Black community comprises but 13% of the U.S. population, they account for 35% of all abortions.
This billboard demands an honest assessment of its claims:
Q & A
Is abortion really self-care for the mother? No, not according to medical researchers from the historically black Howard University, as reported in the Journal of the National Medical Association. Their research determines a link between abortion and an incidence of breast cancer in black women over fifty years of age:
“This retrospective case-control study examines risk factors for breast cancer in African-American women, who recently have shown an increase in the incidence of this malignancy, especially in younger women … An increased odds ratio was found for induced abortions, which was significant in women diagnosed after 50 years of age.”
Is abortion really good for Black families? Not if you consider that at least half of black pregnancies end in abortion, according to the pro abortion Guttmacher Institute.
Is abortion good for Black babies? No, since at least half are violently killed in the womb by abortion.
Is Black abortion good for the Black race in the United States? We guess it depends on your perspective. The fertility rate for African-Americans has dropped below replacement levels. Blacks aren’t replacing themselves. More Black people are dying than being born, which supports Jesse Jackson’s claim that abortion is genocide.
Black birthrate plunged during the Obama presidency
Ironically, under the first African-American president, the Black birth rate in the U.S. declined by 9.6% of expected births, due to a large extent on high abortion rates within the Black community. In other words, from 2008 through 2016, 700,000 fewer Black babies were born. Now that may be good news to the Ku Klux Klan, but is that really good news for Black families?
The first Black women admitted to Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson, viewed the fight against abortion as not just the province of a few, but of us all, regardless of skin color:
“The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.”
So the claim that human abortion is ‘self-care’ for Black women is some kind of sick joke that will leave a trail of dead Black babies in its wake. If we’re really honest, we can see that abortion is genocide.