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All Black Lives Matter … Even Tiny Ones

In the previous post we showed that, measured by actual practice, many who say “black lives matter” really believe that only some black lives matter. That’s the reasonable conclusion from the deafening silence about so much black-on-black violence.

In addition to the horrendous black-on-black violence and homicides, there is another place where racism lifts its ugly head against blacks and you hear no word from Black Lives Matter, nor the mainstream media.

Tiny black lives matter!

The lives of black babies, systemically targeted by the abortion industry, matter!

The abortion industry in the United States commits intentional violence against poor black women and their babies. While blacks comprise 13 percent of the US population, 36 percent of all abortions in the United States are performed on black babies.

Why this systemic murder of black babies? It is the legacy of Planned Parenthood.

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist and eugenicist. Her goal was twofold: to actively encourage whites—“the superior race”—to have more babies and to proactively eliminate the number of minority babies. Sanger and her ilk identified blacks and other minorities as “human waste.” In 1939 she founded the “Negro Project” to focus attention on the need to reduce the number of black babies being born.

In 1942, one of Sanger’s collaborators, a black physician named Dr. Dorothy Ferebee said, “Those of us who believe that the benefits of Planned Parenthood as a vital key to the elimination of human waste must reach the entire population, also believe that a double effort must be made to black lives matterextend this program as a public health measure to Negroes who [sic] need is proportionately greater.” To read more on the Negro Project go here.

The same people who decry racism in Ferguson are silent on the systemic institutional racism of the abortion industry against black women and their babies. See Race Selective Abortion in America.

A quick look at the numbers indicates the truth: abortion comprises systemic racism against our black citizens. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than five times as likely as white women to have an abortion. Blackgenocide.org states that on average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States. Rev. Clenard Childress sadly observes that “the most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” The nearby graphic says it all.

Arizona Representative Trent Franks recently introduced a measure in the House of Representatives called the PRENDA Bill (Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act). PRENDA would have prohibited sex-selective and race-selective abortions. The bill was defeated in a House vote.

Alveda King believes black lives matter
Photo by Priests for Life

Dr.  Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr, speaks truth to power. “From what I’ve read, the people who attempt to criticize Congressman Franks for his words are people who think unborn black babies don’t have the right to exist … . That is the slave owner’s mindset, namely that some people are less than human.”

Where is the cry of Black Lives Matter on behalf of the 680,000 black babies intentionally killed by an industry rooted in racism?

It seems that for Black Lives Matter, not all lives matter. Not all black lives matter. Only black lives taken by policemen matter.

We must push back against this lie.

Let’s proclaim that all black lives matter, because all lives matter.

  • 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).