Monday, February 15, 2010

Blacks are an endangered species

A lot of feathers are being ruffled by a billboard in Georgia. The billboard (pictured at right) points to the fact that black women are three times more likely to abort their pregnancy than white women.

Some people are nit picking with statements like the fertility rate of black women is higher, which makes up for it, so blacks won't become endangered. Next they will be saying the billboards should be opposed because blacks are not a separate species. Others are calling this an attempt to impose guilt and shame on black women. What's there to be guilty of or ashamed for if abortion is not the killing of a child?

But both of these positions miss the point of the billboard entirely. Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider, and champion of the abortion movement in America, was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist, who intended it to reduce the population of immigrants, blacks, and "unwanted races." Indeed, one of PP's early projects was the "Negro Project", whose goal was to eliminate those "human weeds".  Margaret Sanger wrote of the project:
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.  We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Pro-abortion people will be quick to point out that Margaret Sanger is now dead, and that there are many blacks who work for PP, and that PP provides health care for poor women. All this is true, but doesn't refute the facts. PP was set up to eliminate the "unfit", which for Sanger and the likes meant the poor, the immigrant, the black (and others). Sanger was not an idiot, though. She knew that if you tried to pitch killing off races you didn't like, it would not be very popular with the American public. So the idea is to promote contraception and abortion not as "the duty of the unfit" but as their "right", and to provide it for low cost s a "service" to the "unfit".

And so PP was set up to be the provider of "women's reproductive health" for those very people. It thus appears to be a charitable organization, and indeed enjoys a tax exempt status and receives over $300 million in government funds each year. And it also each year rakes in $900 million, through abortion and contraception (provided to whom? You got it - the "unfit"). At the same time it vehemently opposes any other organizations that want to provide health care to those same women but who do not offer abortions. If its goal was to for those women to have better health care it would welcome other organizations who do as well. After all, it is supposed to be a non-profit, so competition is not the issue.

Consider the state of Georgia, where these billboard are being erected. According to Georgia Right to Life president Dan Becker, as printed in Jill Stanek's blog:
Of all states reporting abortions to the CDC, GA reports the most abortions of black mothers, 18,901 in 2008 alone. Dan also reports that 30% of GA's population is black, but they account for 59% of all abortions; and 14 of 14 abortion mills are located in majority minority neighborhoods.
14/14 seems like an interesting coincidence if PP is not targeting minorities...


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