Advocacy journalist Kirsten West Sovali (AOL Black Voices) pens a venomous article filled with judgmental accusations about an NYC billboard campaign as well as The Radiance Foundation’s “Endangered Species” campaign. The two campaigns are not the same at all, although both deal with abortion’s impact in the black community. That’s where the similarities end. In a subsequent reply to comments we posted, Savali falsely accuses us of doing what she did with such vitriol throughout her article: judge.
My question is: Who in the world is AOL Black Voices speaking for? Black babies are dying at a far higher rate than any other demographic, and all conflicted abortion advocates, like Savali, can say is that it’s a woman’s “choice.” With AOL’s recent purchase of rabidly pro-abortion Huffington Post, it’s no wonder what the narrative will consistently be.
Let’s break it down to show the clearer picture that “journalists” won’t show (stats from New York State Dept. of Health: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vs/vs.shtml):
- There were 87,273 abortions in NYC in 2009
- The population of NYC is 46% white, 26.6% black, 27% Hispanic
- 46.7% of abortions in NYC are on black women
- 11.3% of abortions in NYC are on white women
- 32.5% of abortions in NYC are on Hispanic women
Here’s where the statistics start showing the devastating picture:
- For every 1000 live white births, there are 256 abortions.
- For every 1000 live Hispanic births, there are 704 abortions.
- For every 1000 live black births, there are 1,489 abortions.
- The abortion rate for blacks is 6 times higher than whites, and 2 times higher than Hispanics.
With all of the inequities and healthcare disparities that exist in the black community, the abortion of more black babies than are born is defended without explanation, excused without examination, and celebrated as emancipation. The amount of mental and ideological acrobatics that have to be performed by “journalists” like Savali to somehow claim both a pro-life and pro-choice mantle is incredible. The logic of an abortion apologist always falls apart. There is no consistency, there is no understanding of history, and no practical solution for the epidemic at hand…only unreasoned justification.
Planned Parenthood held a conference on February 2nd, 2011 with African-American bloggers and journalists (including the editor of Essence magazine). I wonder who, from AOL Black Voices, attended. More importantly, I wonder who, to the detriment of the black community, is going to defend the nation’s largest abortion chain. Planned Parenthood’s 1939 Negro Project used influential blacks to convince the black community to embrace birth control against an immense tide of opposition. Margaret Sanger touted that it would “solve” the poverty issue. And as history, clearly shows us, it didn’t. Unfortunately, poverty comes in all forms, and each one–material, educational, spiritual–are at all time highs in the black community. Today, Planned Parenthood wants to keep its history secret, with its Negro Project 2.0, and continue to propandize the black community to embrace today’s birth control–abortion–while adding millions of dollars to its coffers from the blood of the innocent.