The Black Lives Matter movement is animated by perceived racial injustice, an important issue. To pro-life groups like Iowans for LIFE, the issue is grounded in the injustice directed toward unborn Black babies, who have been disproportionately harmed by the aftermath of the Roe v Wade decision, evidenced by a precipitous drop in the Black fertility rate.
Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, believed in Eugenics to forcibly reduce “dysgenic” populations through segregation and sterilization.
Dysgenic refers to groups of people that have a detrimental effect on future generations.
Eugenics and Roe v Wade
Although the Roe v Wade decision was couched in terms of women’s rights, liberal Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, let the cat out of the bag in a revealing interview in 2009 that eugenics was involved:
“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.”
Planned Parenthood quickly went to work building abortion clinics in Black neighborhoods with devastating effect.
Black babies represent a third of all abortions
Although Black America represents but 12% to 13% of the U.S. population, they represent about a third of all human abortion since Roe.
Some 20 million Black babies have been aborted since Roe.
If not for Roe, the Black population would be 48% larger today than it is. The only people who would cheer such data are racists.
Writing in a piece for the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), Walter E. Hoye said that
“Abortion is the biggest single negative force on Black American growth.”
He cited 2015 government data on Black women between the ages of 15 and forty-four:
Abortions as a % of all pregnancies: 40.5%
Abortion rate per 1,000 women: 46.3
As a consequence, the fertility rate for Black women is only 1.8, which is less than than replacement rate (2.1). The rate was 2.3 in 1975. Although a number of factors affect the fertility rate, abortion is prime variable in the precipitous decline in the Black fertility rate.
Thanks to Roe, Planned Parenthood, and their political handlers, the eugenicists’ dreams to which Justice Ginsberg referred are being realized.
Shortly after the Roe decision in 1973, Jet Magazine, which targets an African-American readership, ran a cover story with the headline,
“Legal Abortion: Is it Genocide or Blessing in Disguise?”
Before Big Abortion bought him off, Jesse Jackson answered the question:
“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.”
So let’s be honest: Twenty million Black abortion deaths later, the evidence is clear: abortion IS genocide.
[Be sure to check out the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see: “Gosnell: The trial of America’s biggest serial killer.” It shows the impact abortion has had on the African American community.]