The population of Mississippi is about 60 percent white – just less than 1.8 million – compared to a black population of around 1.1 million, or about 37 percent of the population. Despite the fact that there are nearly twice as many white Mississippians than blacks, however, recent reports show a troubling trend regarding the state’s abortion statistics.
Almost 72 percent of parents who decide to murder their child in the womb in the state are black. More than 39,000 abortions ended the lives of black babies in Mississippi between 1995 and 2010, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Comparatively, fewer than 15,000 white babies were killed in the same manner.
While a disproportionately high number of black mothers in the state make the heartbreaking decision to kill their children, this tragedy is hardly limited to the Magnolia State. As the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently indicated, more black children were aborted in the city than were given the opportunity to be born.
The disparity was pronounced, data shows, as 31,328 black babies were murdered, while just 24,758 were able to escape the inherent dangers of the womb.
Any child lost to the reprehensible act of abortion should outrage anyone who values the sanctity of life. The astounding impact this procedure has on the black community, however, is evidence of an unspeakable evil.
Unfortunately, this was precisely the outcome advocated by Margaret Sanger, founder of the most ubiquitous abortion provider in the nation: Planned Parenthood. Sanger’s blatant call for the extermination of black children left no question regarding her intentions. Decades later, the modern abortion industry is stealthily carrying out her plan by marketing the murderous act largely to unwed, pregnant black women.
Conservative Christian actress Patricia Heaton alluded to this realization in a recent pithy Twitter update.
Margaret Sanger gets her wish: http://t.co/BJeHQXtJmY
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) February 22, 2014
While the abortion rate has cooled slightly in recent years, it is imperative for social conservatives to remain dedicated to the fight for life. A society that fails to value the most innocent among it cannot be expected to respect life at any stage.
Perhaps the violent culture of today’s inner city has roots in the deadly precedent set in the black community by rampant abortion.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom