The deaths of black babies may be one of the most sinister evils to be exposed in recent times.
“The greatest and most shameful regrets of history are always about the truth we failed to tell.” That’s from Gary Haugen, Founder and President of International Justice Mission. Here’s an example: race-selective abortion in America … the disproportionately high abortion rate of black babies.
All abortion is abhorrent. Aborting black babies because they are black babies takes evil to a new depth.
Black Babies Aborted at 3-to-1 Ratio
Another ugly truth in America is genocide. The deliberate and systematic destruction of a race continues in the US. The following graph tells the chilling story: black babies are aborted at a rate three times that of white babies.
These statistics are not merely troubling. They are revolting. How can this be? Is the sinister lie – “whites are superior to blacks” – still alive? Is it an active agent in the abortion industry? Does a social machine exist solely to reduce the black community by killing its babies? Have black babies in 21st century America become the equivalent of Jews in the Nazi death camps?
Lies drive immoral behaviors in individuals. They also influence institutions and structures. For example, the lie that whites are superior to blacks became an American institution through slavery. That crime was ended at the cost of an estimated 620,000 lives in a bloody civil war.
Slavery ended, but the lie that birthed it lives. It has found a home in American society. Even today this lie fuels two evils: targeted sterilization of blacks, and systematic killing of black babies in the womb.
Who dreamed up abortion of black babies?
In the first half of the 20th century a eugenics movement was active in the United States. One of the leaders of this movement was Margaret Sanger.
In the book that helped define the movement The Pivot of Civilization, Sanger writes:
[Charity] encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant (pg 116,117, emphasis added).
Notice Sanger’s words! She speaks of minorities as dead weight, human waste, stock. Her atheistic and materialist worldview blinds her to the truth that all human beings are made in the image of God. She objectifies people: waste and stock can be eliminated with impunity.
In 1921 Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League (ABCL) as the action arm of her Eugenics philosophy. In 1942, at the height of the Nazi holocaust (Malthusian Eugenics applied) ABCL changed its name. Today it is known by the more benign Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The new name changed little of the underlying philosophy. (For a definitive work on the ABCL read George Grant’s Grand Illusion.)
The documentary Maafa21 depicts how the lie spread from slavery to the Malthusian Eugenics movement to today’s abortion practices of killing black babies over white. See the trailer here. (For a quick read see Daniel J. Flynn’s article It Did Happen Here.)
Here’s a more recent development. To “celebrate” the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a highly offensive television ad. Go here to read a powerful expose by Eric Metaxas. As he points out, “For the black community, abortion verges on genocide.”
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, or “PRENDA” would have banned race-selective abortion. Unbelievably, the bill failed to pass. Trent Franks, US Congressman from Arizona, who introduced the bill, said its purpose was to “… restrict sex-selection abortion and race-selection abortion, and the coercion of a woman to obtain either. The woman seeking an abortion is exempted from prosecution, while abortion providers are held to account.” Dr. Alevda King, niece of Dr Martin Luther King writes passionately in support of Prenda.
If you are abhorred by race-selective abortions, if the notion of killing black babies because they are black babies galls you, you should educate yourself about genocide. Engage with one of the groups above. Work to guarantee the right to life for all children, not just those favored by the power brokers. If God is giving you the vision, start an organization or lead a movement to end gendercide and racial genocide.
“The greatest and most shameful regrets of history are always about the truth we failed to tell” … or to ACT UPON. May God give us to reverse the death rate of black babies in the womb.
– Darrow Miller