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Why do we abort more black babies than white? … Race Selective Abortion in America

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.

We have written about gendercide, the systematic killing of females. That war is rooted in a lie: “male is superior to female.” That lie is promoted by both sexism and radical feminism.

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.

Table comparing abortion of black babies to white

1Aged 15-44
2Total numbers of abortions in this row have been estimated by interpolation
3In thousands: e.g. 48,224 represents 48,224,000
Source: R.K. Jones, M.R.S. Zolna, S.K. Henshaw, and L.B. Finer, “Abortion in the United States: Incidence and Access to Services, 2005” in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2008, 40(1):6-16, and unpublished data from Guttmacher Institute.

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.

Margaret Sanger, champion of abortion of black babies

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.

And that is exactly what has happened: Black Genocide estimates that, since 1973, abortion has destroyed 13,000,000 black babies in the US. And the black community is speaking out.

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

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).


  1. Jon Davis Jr.

    April 15, 2012 - 12:15 am

    I’m posting this on my Facebook Wall.

    • admin

      April 16, 2012 - 8:43 am


  2. Gerrit-Jan

    April 15, 2012 - 4:24 am

    Interesting to read. A few statistcs are missing. The figure of abortians should be related to the number of pregnancies. Social factors influence the percentage of black abortians as well, wheter we agree, or like it or not.
    I just hope to serve the justification of the article.

    • admin

      May 8, 2012 - 5:31 pm

      Dear Gerrit-Jan,

      Thanks for your comment. I apologize for the delay in reply.

      You raise an interesting point about “The figure of abortions should be related to the number of pregnancies.” Maybe further research would indicate something significant about the rates of pregnancy for black women versus those in for white women. On the other hand, maybe this is mixing apples and oranges. The issue seems to be not how many pregnancies but the comparative rate of the use of abortion between the two categories of women.

      Do social factors contribute to the different rates of pregnancy? Yes, I’m sure they do. But the study we cited was not about the social factors leading to pregnancy. No doubt, social factors also contribute to rates of abortions.

      – If a woman viewed what she carried in her womb as human life, she would be less likely to abort than if she viewed what she carried as a “product of conception.”

      – If the woman was part of a pro-life support network she would be less likely to get an abortion than if she had no support network or if her network was pro-abortion.

      – If members of her community routinely got abortions, she would more likely have an abortion than if abortion was shunned in her community.

      – If access to abortion “clinic” was more prominent (which it is in urban centers) she might be more likely to get an abortion than if she lived a long way from a clinic.

      – If there were forces in the larger community that wants to reduce the number of certain minorities, that would be a factor as well. This is the point of this article.

      Thanks again for your readership and response.

  3. Veronica Bullard

    October 16, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m black, female, Christian, 31. For most of my life I’ve heard black people talk about this racism that exists. I have sensed the tension between white people and black people but I never had any real “proof” until I watched Maafa21 last week.

    I was curious about the disproportionate rate of abortions of black babies as opposed to white babies that I heard about a couple of years ago and I decided to Google and found the Maafa21 videos on YouTube. Everything that I’ve been told about white people and everything that I’d sensed from certain white people was suddenly in front of me.

    Since the age of 19, I was determined to start a Christian organization that would help black people to walk in the Word of God through various means in order to end the cycle of poverty and godlessness that is rampant in the black community despite many mothers and grandmothers who encourage Godliness but I couldn’t find any real justifications for this action except that black people were acting in ever-increasingly ignorant and selfish ways and the only thing that seemed to be lacking in their lives was a solid foundation of faith, family and community. I like white people. Most white people seem to like me so I questioned myself: Are you just being racist? I found out that I wasn’t. I have been so moved by the documentary and by other things that I have seen and heard that know I need to start this organization. The major problem is funding and the lack of a team. I don’t want the organization to be a spider, I want it to be a starfish but we have to start with one solid team of Christians who are willing to spread the word of God by acts of pure love, not selfishness. I found this blog because I Googled: Christianity, a leaderless organization because I was still thinking about the organization that I want to build and the leaderless type always appealed to me because I believed that it would never die. As I was reading about other leaderless organizations that to me appear to be motivated by money and power, like Occupy Wall Street, it suddenly dawned on me that Christianity has made it 2000 years without any single leader but God and Jesus and at its very core all of us Christians are the only ones who are keeping Christianity alive.

    I don’t want to ever promote racism, hatred, anger or isolation but I think that the legacy of the black family deserves to be rebuilt within a strictly Christian framework, despite the prevalence of the satanic “do as thou will” movement which includes atheism, prosperity gospel and other types of self-worship disguising itself as a different, more liberal religion. I hope to expose the truth to all black people, white people, Hispanic people and others to encourage them to spread the truth from generation to generation that “family planning”, “women’s rights”, “women’s liberty” and many other falsehoods are just another attack on Christianity in favor of doing our own selfish will, instead of God’s perfect will. Please pray that I am able to make this organization successful and inspire other Christians to organize accordingly.

    I can’t even begin to explain to you how ironic it was to see what was written at the end of this blog post because it totally affirmed my belief that God is calling me to do His will in a much bigger way than thinking about organizing. Love you!

    • admin

      October 16, 2012 - 4:52 pm

      Dear Veronica,

      What a powerful testimony. I praise God that you found Darrow Miller and Friends! You are to be commended for your authentic and gracious words, young lady. May God open every door of blessing and fruit for you.

      I know Darrow will want to respond to you as well. He is traveling so it may be some time before he has opportunity.

      – Gary Brumbelow

    • admin

      October 22, 2012 - 8:59 am

      Dear Veronica

      What a touching response to our blog post. I am so encouraged by the things that you shared. May God make clear His calling upon your life and then to follow and, if necessary to pay the price. I remember the words of my friend George Grant in his book The Micah Mandate. He writes of the power of one: “After all, the future of our culture does not depend upon political messiahs or institutional solutions. Neither does it depend on the emergence of some new brilliant spokesman or inspiring leader. Instead, the future of our culture depends upon ordinary men and women in the church who are willing to live lives of justice, mercy and humility before God.”

      The founder of Food for the Hungry International, Larry Ward, had a vision for helping the hungry. He did not know what he could do in the face of 35,000 people dying a day of starvation. Then God spoke to him. What the Lord said was “They die one at a time and you can help them one at a time.” He started with what he had, and God used one man to birth an organization. Today millions of people are alive because of the vision of Larry Ward.

      So, Veronica, walk in the path that God has set before you. He will bring people around you who share in the dream and will join with you.


      • Veronica Bullard

        October 22, 2012 - 10:04 am

        Thank you so much for saying that. I received the same message from God about a year ago when I began helping my boyfriend’s niece who has 6 children. She is single and the father of her kids is not as active in their lives as he should be. She was having problems getting back and forth to work and I began transporting her to help her out. I want to do more but realized that there has to be a system in place to do more for her and other families who are in poverty. The craziest thing is that I don’t want any recognition and I don’t want to be in the spotlight. I don’t want to be a politician, I just want to get things done. Politicians don’t get things done in my opinion and they don’t come up with revolutionary solutions, they work along party lines and they are all talk and no meaningful action. I am going to meet with a pastor today who also shares my passion for helping our community out of this cycle of poverty, depression, self-pity, self-destruction, etc. I am hopeful that working with and speaking to like-minded individuals will encourage the mission and bring about real, positive change, not wrong change. So, please keep praying for me. The evil one has already tried to come against me in various ways but I am determined to run toward my fears instead of running away and I know that God is on our side. I now know that we are not the only ones but our decline is taking a larger toll on our demographics because we are a smaller group.

        Anyway, I am going to keep you updated on everything that I’m doing so please support me because I will be working hard to spread the truth of God’s word in practice, not just in theory.

  4. Victoria Ashadu

    February 10, 2013 - 1:03 am

    WOW, I read about this in a book by Steven Levitt called Freakenomics years ago. I recommend this book.
    This is good exposure of social injustice.
    Step by step each individual with a deep conviction and a desire to make a change can eventually right so so many wrongs.
    We don’t need funds or recognition. Just a reflection of God’s heart and love for humanity. “Love your neighbour as yourself”
    When we hurt another because we think they are different or not worthy, we send a clear message that we really are self loathing.

    Thanks for this blog Darrow. I am also in the middle of reading your book: Nurturing the Nations. Eye opening book. It speaks volume of truth. Everyone should read this book.
    I thank Ana S for telling me about this book.

    • admin

      February 11, 2013 - 10:01 am

      Victoria, your enthusiastic response is a big encouragement to us here at the DNA. Thanks very much.

      Gary Brumbelow