It's a systematic destruction. Or is it systematic self-destruction? The numbers are in: More African-Americans die from abortion than from the seven leading causes of death of African-Americans combined!
I'm thinking most people already know this, however not many are aware of the extent to which this has become a health and wellness crisis in the African-American community.
But I want to call attention to a key point from the article from a spokeswoman with the Guttmacher Institute, a sexual and reproductive health research group.
Susan Cohen, director of government affairs at the Guttmacher Institute, said that black women are not inordinately targeted.
It is the high number of unintended pregnancies among black women that explains the disproportionate number of black abortions, she stated in a policy analysis, “Abortion and Women of Color: The Bigger Picture (2008),” which was provided to CNSNews.com by Guttmacher Institute spokeswoman Rebecca Wind.
While acknowledging that the abortion rate for blacks in the United States is “almost 5 times that for white women,” Cohen concluded in her analysis, “these higher unintended pregnancy rates (among African American women) reflect the particular difficulties that many women in minority communities face in accessing high-quality contraceptive services and in using their chosen method of birth control consistently and effectively over long periods of time."
“Because black women experience so many more unintended pregnancies than any other group—sharply disproportionate to their numbers in the general population—they are more likely to seek out and obtain abortion services than any other group,” said Cohen.
So, what is it that's driving these numbers? Unintended pregnancies. And why so many? Because they do not have access to contraceptive birth control. Oh,really?
So why haven't our nation's Civil Rights leaders been howling, shouting, crying aloud, and holding news conferences over this - apparently - widespread denial of contraception to African-American women?
This is a far, far worse enemy to Black people than the Ku Klux Klan ever was! Where is the Congressional Black Caucus? Where is Al? Jesse? Joseph Lowery? WE NEED TO HEAR FROM Y'ALL!!!!
Stop the genocide! Reverse the Curse of Margaret Sanger! Choose Life!
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: