Friday, February 26, 2010

Black and Aborted

There is an initiative started recently which is provocatively trying to spread the message of blacks and abortion in the USA (others initiatives from the black community started a while ago) . The difference with the newer campaign is the way they are going about getting the word out.  They have received a lot of attention recently about their billboards and videos (shown below).  The most notable part of the campaign highlights the fact that Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers prey on minority communities. The facts are frightening and telling - 39% of abortions are of black children and yet the black community is only 13% of the nation - meaning that black women abort at a rate 3 times more than white women.

I think it is time to wake up to the reality that Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, had a dream to eliminate the "unwanted" populations (i.e. minorities) and it is becoming a reality.  She wrote:
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon
and...
"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12
Here is a video telling more.  It is described as:
Maafa, Swahili for 'great disaster' or 'tragedy', refers to the time when a people in the US lived by blood, sweat, flesh, and torment, forced into slavery by the elite of the nation. Maafa refers to a time when people were valued as property and treated as subhuman.

Maafa 21 tells of the time in which this subhuman treatment continued: the 21st century. It tells how when slavery ended, elites in the US decided that black people had no place in America. It tells how they tried to eliminate a people.

Eugenics. Forced sterilization. Birth control.

Abortion.


Another:


Don't let eugenics continue. Write your representatives. Vote. Engage. Be pro-life in all areas of your life.
Pray.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

As always, an interesting and provocative post. I always wonder about the "Planned Parenthood is trying to kill black people" storyline, though. It seems to fundamentally ignore the fact that black women are asking for abortions.

Is the argument that black women are just so stupid that they can't understand what's being done to them?

If, on the other hand, black women are getting abortions because they want them, then the most important question is why. Perhaps they want to limit the size of their family? Perhaps they lack other forms of birth control? Perhaps they don't fully understand the Catholic culture of life?

If black women want abortions, then shutting down Planned Parenthood will do little to stop them. There will always be a back alley that they can go down.

If, on the other hand, you try to understand why black women get abortions, then you can address the core issues. And when the core issues are addressed, abortions will decline, and Planned Parenthood will wither and die.

(As a side note, the whole Sanger believed in eugenics is a red herring. If black women are getting abortions because they want them, then it doesn't matter what Sanger believed. She's dead. Her beliefs about why abortions should be offered have little relevance to why black women actually get them.)