“Today is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the tragic Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. Please join us in praying for our nation, our leaders, and for all mothers, fathers, and children hurt by abortion.
Thank you for joining us as we work toward a country that protects life from conception through natural death.”
From National Review Online
Headline: House GOP Flinches From Passing 20-Week Abortion Ban It Passed Last Congress http://ow.ly/HLhzF
From The Washington Times
Headline: Aborting black America http://ow.ly/HLh03
“Black lives matter” has become the slogan of anti-police protests across the nation, but the target of the protests is so misplaced that the motives of the so-called civil rights leaders behind the movement must be questioned. Do they really care about black lives? Or are they cynically exploiting isolated incidents, such as the death of Michael Brown, to inflame the black population and advance their own political interests?
Today, on the somber anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, it’s time for black leaders to face up to the real danger threatening black lives in America. It isn’t the police. According to an anti-police brutality organization, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, 313 blacks were killed by “police, security guards and vigilantes” in 2013. It isn’t even black criminals, who, as Rudy Giuliani famously pointed out on “Meet the Press,” are responsible for 93 percent of violent deaths among blacks. Sources estimate that between 6,000 and 8,000 blacks are murdered each year.
No, the greatest danger to blacks is found precisely where we ought to be safest: in our mothers’ wombs. In 2010, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 138,539 black babies were aborted.
Thankfully, abortion is on the decline in America, down 3 percent between 2007 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Strikingly, the number of surgical abortion clinics has plummeted, from 2,176 in 1991 to 551 today. Nevertheless, the CDC report that in 2010, a staggering 765,651 abortions were performed in the United States. Black women continue to have the highest abortion rate of any ethnic group, with a gruesome 483 abortions for every 1,000 live births.
My Personal View
My wife and I lost our first grandchild. His name was Wesley and he’s buried in the city of Alpine, Texas. Wesley died in the womb just short of his expected delivery date. His parents were devastated. My wife Frances and I were also devastated. You see, we collectively knew and recognized Wesley’s citizenship, his very human condition, the value of his life from the moment we learned his mom was pregnant. Our mutual grief over the death of that very precious child wouldn’t have been any greater had he died at age 5 or 6 or 20.
The Virgin Mary’s pregnancy was heralded by angels. His cousin John the Baptist also recognized him while the two were yet in the womb. John was six months older than Jesus. God’s messengers didn’t wait to see if Jesus was “viable” or could feel pain before announcing his existence within his mother’s womb. Jesus became a child at the moment of his immaculate conception and his mom would call him Yeshua.
All life is precious. I love my grandchildren more than my own life. Two I rarely see, but they are forever in my heart and the object of my prayers. One is under a year of age. The eldest a freshman in university. Regardless age, they all became precious to me the moment I learned their mothers were pregnant with them.
A Democrat named Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood for the sole purpose of eliminating the descendants of African slaves. Over the years, the abortion industry enjoyed handsome profits at the expense of taxpayers. Today, overall abortions are in steep decline for all demographics except one: black American babies.
Up in Washington, Republican lawmakers now nervously withdraw a bill passed last year that would limit abortions beyond 20 weeks. The Republican majority was elected, but now it seems they think the same law would somehow offend women. It’s a sad day in America for our unborn children.