Picture3“Abortion is Black genocide.  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?”  (Rev. Jesse Jackson, speech, 1990)


Black Americans represent 9% of the U.S. population (down from 12% in 1973, when abortion was legalized), yet 44% of all abortions are by Black Americans. (Planned Parenthood- Alan Guttmacher Institute, and the U.S. Center for Health Statistics), 1987) Mississippi State Rep. Hillman Terome Frazier explains this situation as a “lack of information”, (Black Americans for Life Newsletter, Spring, 1990, p1).

A 1993 study done by Howard University showed that African American mothers over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to mothers who did not have an abortion.  The study, as published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, established that mothers with at least one induced abortion have a consistently higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who had had no abortion.  The study recognizes that this issue is “still highly controversial”; however, “our results indicate that induced abortions may significantly increase the risk of breast cancer in Black women…”, (Journal of the National Association 85:931-939)

Between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 Blacks were lynched.  However, between 1973 and 1998 over 12 million Black children have been exterminated through surgical abortions.  IT’S TIME TO STOP THE GENOCIDE!!  (based on statistics from “Choice-A Threat to Racial Reconciliation” L.E.A.R.N. Conference 1998 pamphlet) 

“Yesterday they snatched babies from our arms and sold them into slavery, today they snatch them from our womb and throw them in the garbage.”
(Dr. Dolores Bernadette Grier, Vice Chancellor Community Relations, Archdiocese of New York)

With 1/3 of all abortions performed to dispose of African American children, the U.S. abortion industry has received over $30,000,000,000 (yes, billion) from the Black community over the last 2 years.  What if instead of paying for services to discard these children (including, over 40% of the time, a least one of their pre-born brother or sisters) into the garbage can, these billions have been invested into helping these children live and their families…? (African American Life Alliance)

But you say you’re “PRO-CHOICE”!!!
  There is a perception in the African American community, especially by many of our leaders that access to legal abortion is a right that must be protected regardless of the moral implications.  Well, for us there was a time when we suffered under a legal right that was morally wrong.  In the late 1800’s, a “pro-choice” position supported the continuation of the legally-protected right to own slaves.  Slavery was morally wrong even though it was legal and those who stood by and did nothing equally carried the guilt.  Just as people of African decent were denied their inalienable right to person-hood, so too have orphaned unborn children lost their humanity as a result of a legal decision.  Today those of us who stand by and do nothing equally have the stain of their innocent blood on our hands.  (Paulette Roseboro, African American Life Alliance)

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