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There has been good news recently regarding abortions in America. Surgical abortions have slightly decreased in number since the 1990’s. The bad news is that the morning-after pill is now used five times more frequently than surgical abortion. The general consensus is that a morning after pill taken 24 hours after intercourse is effective in preventing a pregnancy. A newer ‘contraceptive’, ellaOne, is affective up to five days after intercourse. (ABC News Medical Unit, 2/1/2010) If this pill is affective for five days, is it not preventing an already fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus? For those who believe life begins at conception, this is not contraception, this is abortion.
Americans have committed over 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Many believe strongly that abortion is the murder of innocent children, deprived of their unalienable right to pursue life, liberty and happiness in this life. It is a grievous fact that 1/6 of the U.S. population has fallen victim to mass murder.
The greatest violator in this murder of innocents is Planned Parenthood. When Americans want to understand their roots, they study the hearts and minds of the founding fathers. When people are curious about Christianity, they study the life of its founder, Jesus Christ. Likewise, if one wants to understand Planned Parenthood, it is necessary to study the life and ideas of its originator.
Margaret Sanger established Planned Parenthood for the purpose of promoting birth control as a tool for “racial purification". Both Sanger and Adolph Hitler embraced Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’ and used eugenics to apply his theory to the human race. Sanger believed birth control would produce a “race of thoroughbreds”. (The Birth Control Review, 1921, p.2)
The founder of Planned Parenthood addressed blacks and poor immigrants in Pivot of Civilization, referring to them as “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders’, ‘spawning…human beings who never should have been born.’ She believed that couples should have to submit an application to have a child. Poverty could only be eliminated by reducing or eliminating reproduction among the poor. “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” Sanger concluded. (Women and the New Race, Eugenics Publication Co., 1920, 1923)
Sanger’s evil goal was embodied in her Negro Project. “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) Margaret Sanger not only blasphemed the sanctity of life but also the sanctity of marriage. “The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order.” (Birth Control in America, p. 23) Sanger's belief is contrary to the teaching of God’s Word, "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." (Hebrews 13:4)
Would someone in leadership at Planned Parenthood please explain to the American people how and when Sanger’s Negro Project was abandoned? Can't you see a black man walking up out of a typical, American inner city crying for an answer to his question, “Why are all these abortion clinics in my neighborhood but they are not in your neighborhoods?”
Atlanta’s Center for Disease Control released these alarming statistics. Since 1973, the third leading cause of death among African Americans was cancer (1,638,350). The second leading cause of death was heart disease (2,266,789). And the number one leading cause of death was abortion (13 million). Black women comprise 13% of the U.S. female population (age 15-44) but they have undergone 36% of all U.S. abortions. Black women are more than five times more likely than white women to have an abortion (Alan Guttmacher Institute). No wonder Clenard Childress says, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”
Were Margaret Sanger alive today she would be very pleased to know that some have estimated nearly 16 million black women have had abortions since 1973. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States. “Since the number of current living blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America’s Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 % larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.” (Michael Novak, noted theologian and author quoted by Mychal Massie in his article Congressional Black Caucus Sold Their Souls)
The unborn Black babies had an advocate in Jesse Jackson back in the 1970’s during the Roe v. Wade debate. “If it is growing, it is living,” Jackson said, “…What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?” But by 1988, perhaps after the checks started coming in from Planned Parenthood, Reverend Jackson was no longer an advocate for life, “It is not right to impose private, religious and moral positions on public policy,” he declared.
Do thirteen million murders constitute genocide? The U.S. Supreme Court approved a social system set up by the U.S .Government that is doubtlessly destroying families. What the government funds the government controls. Ironically, poverty has only increased since LBJ declared his war on poverty back in the 1960's. Billions of dollars have been delegated to social welfare programs enabling the government control over the masses, a fact supported by Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, two black philosophers and professors. Both declare that blacks will experience genocide if they cannot be freed from the welfare plantations the government has put them on.
Is it fair to call it genocide? The decision to abort still rests with the young black females who have been taught a worldview that diminishes the value of human life. Sadly, many have embraced the idea that abortion is a viable way to avoid the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy and many have never read the words in Deuteronomy 30:19 “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”
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