Black Lives Don’t Seem to Matter in NYC

Black Lives Don’t Seem to Matter in NYC July 22, 2015

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I was so shocked to read a report by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene saying that more black babies were aborted than were born in New York City in 2012!

The report said that 31,328 black babies were aborted in NYC and only 24,758 were born.  That means 6,500 more babies were aborted than were born.  That is insane!

As a black woman who was born and raised in NYC, I am appalled at what is happening in my hometown!

But should we really be that surprised that this is where abortion-on-demand has taken us? Is it really that shocking that the lies spread about abortion by Planned Parenthood and big abortion business result in all of this?

As The Federalist reports, the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was openly racist and a huge advocate of eugenics.

Margaret Sanger, for those who are unaware, was a vile racist and eugenicist who dedicated her life to ridding the world of poor black babies, who she deemed the “degenerate and defective.” She was a featured guest of the Ku Klux Klan and a huge proponent of the forced sterilization program of the Nazi regime in the 1930’s. Sanger pushed for birth control not because she believed it liberated women from the burdens of motherhood, but because she saw it as the best way to get minorities and the handicapped, whom she detested, to voluntarily stop breeding.

And just five years ago in an interview with The New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shockingly stated, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Populations that we don’t want to have too many of? Are we serious here? Is this really happening?

Unfortunately, it is. It’s time for us to stand up and speak truth to power.

Black lives do matter.  And that includes the lives of black unborn children.  If we don’t speak up for them, who will?

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  • Badgers

    So you were shocked that there is such a high rate of abortion amongst blacks in NYC? Would you also be shocked that this correlates with a higher rate of unintended pregnancy? Well it does http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr055.pdf. So rather than make false innuendo about black lives not mattering ( and worse) to Planned Parenthood , perhaps you should consider why there is such a high incidence of unintended pregnancy amongst blacks in NYC ( and elsewhere in the US). You’ll find it has a lot to do with lower incomes, single poor mothers and lack of education. And why don’t we all do something about that?????? Like for example legislating a livable minimum wage? Improved education in poor areas and more accessible higher education? Legislation for paid maternity leave and improved employment conditions for working parents? And yet …….the people that oppose these initiatives also oppose abortion.

  • deltaflute

    “Like for example legislating a livable minimum wage? Improved education in poor areas and more accessible higher education? Legislation for paid maternity leave and improved employment conditions for working parents? And yet…the people that oppose these initiatives also oppose abortion.”

    That’s simply not true. Conservatives and liberals disagree about how to implement those changes not that those changes should never happen. Take the voucher program for example. That’s a conservative-backed initiative and one that Obama doesn’t support.

    Try again.

  • Deserttrek

    has nothing to do with that …. keep your unides on and your legs closed .. don’t sleep around …. stay in school .. don’t glorify single mothers

    black society needs to heal itself and blaming white people wouldn’t do that

  • David Franklin

    Legislation, legislation, legislation. Let the government make reparation. For the deportation of a population to a foreign nation, forced immigration, half-starvation, exploitation, seems you forget blood bought emancipation, the frustration of every generation of black Americans is that white Americans don’t give a damn. Well, one’s who talk like you don’t. And before you start thinking I’ve got something against Americans – I’m a white South African. We’re also guilty, and we have also failed to make reparation. And that doesn’t happen through bits of paper. It happens when people care enough to give away what they don’t need, to help those who need it.

  • Badgers

    That last bit is what I’m talking about David. Stop allowing the very rich to keep such a huge ( and growing ) chunk of the economy while some full time workers live in poverty. Stop the inequality in education across the country. And make it possible for parents, to work and raise their children. Especially when they are newborns and infants.

  • Badgers

    Actually Deserttrek the decision to have an abortion has a whole lot to do with whether one responsibly uses birth control or not and the pregnancy is wanted or not. And whether the person faces poverty or not as a parent, often single and uneducated. So if you want to reduce abortion, work on those things. Abstinence doesn’t work. Just ask the Palins.

  • Deserttrek

    disagree with your point regarding poverty and education, and smearing the palins does nothing to further your argument

    thanks

  • Hurmann

    Actually the Palins are a perfect example for the argument that abstinence doesn’t work.

  • Stuck_in_Ca√→

    Rampant sexual behavior devoid of consequences, Thank you liberalism.

  • Badgers

    Well I’m not sure blacks are having sex anymore rampantly than other racial groups, but they are ending up with proportionally more unintended pregnancies and abortions. Are you suggesting you’d like them to have to have other consequences? I’m not sure what you are saying

  • Stuck_in_Ca√→

    Liberalism has replaced family with government. What you’re seeing in inner city black communities across the country is the result. No family, no morality, no responsibility.

  • Badgers

    So you’re trying to say that inner city black fathers are leaving their children because there is government assistance for low income families? And that’s why they aren’t taking responsibility? The government is to blame? Really???

  • Stuck_in_Ca√→

    That’s what I said.

  • Hurmann

    She wasnt a racist. Prolifers take her words out of context.

  • Hurmann

    Wow

  • Hurmann

    You’ve been spoon fed a bunch of carp from prolifers groups and taken it as truth. You should start by reading this to better inform yourself. If, that is, you care about the truth.

    http://www.trustblackwomen.org/2011-05-10-03-28-12/publications-a-articles/african-americans-and-abortion-articles/26-margaret-sanger-and-the-african-american-community-

  • Hurmann

    The revisionist work is that done by prolifers. But I see you don’t care. It serves your purpose to portray her as a racist so you do. Obviously the truth doesn’t matter to you. If you change your mind let me know and I’ll point you in the direction of scholarly work on her writings.

  • Betsy Smith

    It’s always been about death and population control.

    They’ve taken 50+ million potential tax payers out of the work force.

    That’s one reason the big government types want all those illegal immigrants legalized.

  • blockthiscnn

    Um, abstinence works every time it’s tried. Obviously ms. Palin has other issues. That doesn’t negate any message of personal responsibility.

  • Hurmann

    Correction it doesn’t work every time it’s tried. It works every time you’re successful at it. Problem is almost everyone simply isn’t “successful” at it. So rather than simply tell people to keep their legs closed or their pants zipped up we should to be teaching them to be responsible about birth control And have the most effective forms of birth control accessible

  • blockthiscnn

    Obviously hormones create very strong sexual urges- in young people especially- but we have other urges we are expected to control, and sexuality shouldn’t be any different. I don’t think sexual activity was as much of a problem in the past because young men were expected to work at an earlier age, and now they have time to fulfill their quest to get laid (and thereby disregard the natural result of their self gratification). Destruction of the family unit and degrading of work ethic are two of the biggest causes of teenage pregnancy in my opinion.

  • Hurmann

    Not sure what you mean by in the past but for generations the vast majority of people haven’t been waiting for marriage.

    The good news is teen pregnancy rates are finally down in the US. You can thank improved access to effective birth control including emergency contraception.

  • mark thomas

    And what would have been the plight of those 3,000+ unwanted children had they been born? The ethical questions of is life begun at conception, etc., are confounding to say the least but my God! An unwanted child’s life is so difficult! They certainly have a tough row to hoe! Morally I don’t know WHERE I stand on this issue. Margret Sanger was certainly a morally reprehensible person but who cares in 2015? Abortion certainly has it’s merits in some cases.The soap box is now empty.

  • Hurmann

    Mark, I posted a link below about Margaret Sanger. You should check it out the also
    Look up the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at NYU. Prolifers are notorious for misrepresenting her and using her words out of context .

  • Deserttrek

    and you are an example of a bigot … thanks

  • Hurmann

    How exactly does that make me a bigot?

  • James Crowley

    Why does this shock you? The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a racist. Now she didn’t preach abortion, it was against the law. But why not steralize women of color? That was her solution. Cheap and effective. Sorry if I seem so flip, but some want to put her face on the $10 as a great women. In my opinion she is a notorious women, but not a great one.

  • MG

    You speak the truth and I would love for more people to get this message. Who are we (they) to say: their lives would have been hard had they been born unwanted. What a terrible thing to say about a human being.
    Stacey, please get your message out somehow.

  • jameswickfall

    ???