Worse Than Slavery

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Since the infamous January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision which made abortion legal throughout the 50 states more than 19,000,000 black babies have died by abortion. That is more than quadruple the number of enslaved blacks (3,953,760) recorded in the 1860 U.S. census. As of January 1, 2016 the U.S Census Bureau estimated the black American population to be 74,500,000. This means that the equivalent of more than 25% of the current black population in the United States has died by abortion since 1973. Roughly 900 black babies die by abortion in the United States EVERY DAY!

Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the United States) once wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” (Letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble on Dec. 10, 1939). In fact Sanger’s organization targets minority populations. A 2012 study by Protecting Black Life found that 79% of surgical abortion centers in the United States are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. Black children in the United States are five times more likely to be aborted than white children are. African-American women make up only 13 percent of the U.S. female population, but they account for more than 36% of the abortions. (Mark Crutcher, Life Dynamics).

If you were alive in the 1860s would you have stood with the abolitionists against slavery? Where will you stand today?

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