Could Someone Please Tell Me Why...?

A New Visions Commentary published July 1996 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax (202) 543-5975, E-Mail [email protected]

Could someone please tell me why mainstream Black America is not taking a stand against abortion, even though every two years about one million black babies are killed in the womb? Could someone please tell me why it does not concern enough blacks that black women receive 44% of all abortions in the U.S., despite composing only twelve percent of the population? The socialist pro-abortion agenda is killing more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan could ever lynch. The "Grand Wizard" probably couldn't be happier.

Could someone please tell me why, after President Clinton vetoed, on April 10, a bill to ban partial-birth abortions the black leaders en masse did not cry out "Black Genocide!"? After all, of the babies killed with this horrific method, a disproportionate higher number will be black.

A partial-birth abortion includes: 1) the abortionist, guided by ultra-sound, grabs the baby's legs with forceps; 2) the baby's legs are pulled out into the birth canal; 3) the abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head; 4) the abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull; 5) the scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole; 6) the scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted; 7) the child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse; 8) the dead baby is then removed.

Partial-birth abortions are performed on an unborn baby who is 20 weeks or older. According to Alan Guttmacher Institute, there are 13,000 abortions performed annually after 20 weeks.

Although Clinton said the procedure is a "potentially lifesaving, certainly health-saving" measure; a substantial portion of late-term abortions, including partial-birth abortions are performed on healthy young teenagers. A spokeswoman for one clinic specializing in late-term abortions confessed that "about three-fourths" of its clients "are teenagers who have denied to themselves or their families that they were pregnant until it was too late to hide it."

Could someone please tell me why the black clergymen and civil rights organizations are not protesting against this apparent black genocide? Why is the so-called "Reverend" Jesse Jackson more concerned about black under-representation in Hollywood's "cesspool of immorality" than he is about the over-representation of our unborn being slaughtered in the Planned Parenthood abortion clinics?

Could someone please tell me why the liberal socialist media (black and white) has meticulously depicted the pro-life movement as lily-white? On the contrary, there are many black anti-abortion leaders, they include: Janet Hudspeth, director of National Black Pro-life Council, Chicago; Emma Rose Saunders, Indiana Black Americans for Life; Leon Jones, Blacks for Life, Cincinnati; and Dr. Mildred Jefferson, founder of the National Right to Life Committee -- to name a few. At pro-life demonstrations, the liberal news cameramen have been known to shut off the cameras as they approach a cluster of blacks, and turn them on again to film a white man. Talk about "brainwashing" the public to believe a racist notion that all blacks are pro-abortion.

Could someone please tell me why the Democratic Congressional Black Caucus (including Maxine Waters, Major Owens, Charles Rangel, and Kweisi Mfume) voted against the partial-birth ban as well as for all preceding pro-abortion bills? Do they not know or care that the largest existing abortion providers instituted a "Negro Project" over sixty years ago to control the black population?

Black pro-lifers are constantly reminded of the racist implications associated with abortion. Dolores Bernadette Grier, founder of Black Catholics Against Abortion, voices her concerns this way: "Yesterday they snatched babies from our arms and sold them into slavery, today they snatch them from our womb and throw them into the garbage..."

Could someone please tell me why?

by R.D. Davis, a national Advisory Council member of the African-American leadership group Project 21. Davis was recently elected as a member of the Madison County (Huntsville, AL) Executive Republican Committee.

(New Visions Commentaries are the opinion of their authors, and not necessarily those of Project 21.)


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