MLK Day and Roe v. Wade: irrevocably intertwined

Our nation observes Martin Luther King Day today with local and national events and a federal holiday marking the civil rights leader’s birthday. Many also prepare to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion just days later on Jan. 22. We mention the two in tandem since it’s important to remember the terrible toll abortion has had on black America —- as the leading cause of death.

The statistics on abortions among black women are staggering. Even though African-Americans comprise 12.6 percent of the U.S. population, more than one of every three abortions in the United States is performed on a black woman, accounting for nearly 35 percent. According to “Silent No More: A Major Crisis in the African-American Community,” by Rev. John J. Raphael, SSJ of Howard University in Washington, DC, of an estimated 4,000 abortions performed each day 1,452 black babies are killed daily in abortion mills. 

Overall, baby killing is a lucrative industry. Planned Parenthood’s net revenue totaled $1.21 billion in its organizational fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, with about 45% of that revenue —- $540.6 million —- provided by taxpayer-funded government health service grants. 

This video* is not new, but it is illustrative of the racist Margaret Sanger, who called those she considered inferior, “human weeds.”  Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, targeted poor European immigrants and blacks, placing “birth control” facilities in their inner-city neighborhoods, in an effort to control their numbers.

The devastating impact the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade has had on our nation is felt in every community across America.  But today of all days, honoring the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is crucial that we acknowledge the tragic impact of abortion on the community he devoted his life to elevating.

 * H/T American Life League


8 Responses to MLK Day and Roe v. Wade: irrevocably intertwined

  1. Maggie says:

    This is an important connection made here. Over 13 million black lives have been snuffed out by the grisly abortion industry.

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Incredibly Barack Obama is a strong supporter of abortion and has long been a mega recipient of campaign funding from Planned Parenthood.

  3. SmallGovt says:

    Too many people getting a paid day off for this. Note that the most successful “new” companies in Silicone Valley have a better plan of x number of holidays employees can pick from. Taxpayer paid organizations just allow them all. Cut the size and reach of government. Allow non paid time off on this day and Presidents Da and Veterans Day.

  4. SmallGovt says:

    That is a tragedy and according to CDC over 50% of black women also have herpes. Obama and the Great Society have not taught responsibility.

  5. Kelly says:

    Funny thing about Planned Parenthood….they never mention you “plan” your family by killing off a few of the inconvenient kids.

    Abortion is a world apart from contraception. It takes a life, oftentimes gruesomely as in late term abortions. I’m pro-life and often have to defend contraception to those who illegitimately attempt to package both together in a way of marginalizing the pro-life community. Contraception prevents pregnancy, and doesn’t rip limbs apart from the body of a human baby with a suction.

  6. East Valley Conservative says:

    AZ Gov. Evan Mecham was destroyed for, among a litany of trumped up complains from the left, his refusal to institute a PAID MLK holiday. He offered to establish the holiday on a Sunday, absolutely fitting since Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister. It was a prudent and cost saving measure, but the out-of-state thugs joined the in-state liberals and the NFL brass swooped in moving the 1993 Super Bowl site from Phoenix to Pasadena. It’s always about money. That’s exactly what’s driving the lunacy of same sex “marriage.” It’s all about $pou$al benefit$, retirement and $ocial $ecurity money. Everything else they claim as a hinderance to their arrangement can be handled with a simple will.

  7. SmallGovt says:

    True its always about money and how much of the flak was from Public Sector employees wanting a paid day off. No disrespect to MLK and I would group his holiday with several others and make them optional and unpaid. It is a huge amount of money.