The Radiance Foundation launches new “Juneteenth” billboard campaign in Atlanta through Independence Day Holiday!
The best way to fool people about their present and future, is to downright lie about their past. This is what the abortion industry has to do in order to sell death as a phony “choice”. Black Americans have a long and tragic history in America that, despite deep-seated racism and eugenics (from organizations like Planned Parenthood), has led to many triumphs. The abolition of slavery, as celebrated across the country on Juneteenth (June 19th), was one such victory. The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the emancipation of slaves in Texas in April 1865, two years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Declaration. Each civil rights battle since then, though seemingly impossible, has resulted in the ability to live life more freely and less threatened by violence. These achievements could only result from a multi-racial coalition of Americans, black and white, dedicated to the righteous pursuit of human dignity and justice. The Radiance Foundation has launched a massive billboard campaign in Atlanta, GA to honor Juneteenth and show how Roe v. Wade has made a mockery of Civil Rights history. By taking the very amendments that finally acknowledged black people as fully human (13th-15th Amendments1), seven Supremely wrong justices somehow bizarrely stripped humanity from one class of people (the unborn) from laws that required bloodshed to give humanity to another class of people (black Americans). Simply read Section VIII of Justice Blackmun’s majority opinion that used the 14th Amendment to fabricate a Constitutional right to kill one’s child.
Abortion is a perversion and inversion of justice. Instead of protecting the weaker, it inflicts violence and death upon the defenseless. And history shows, irrefutably, that abortion does nothing to reduce poverty, healthcare disparities, or increase “access” to medical care. There are more people living in poverty in the U.S. today than ever before in the 51 years the US Census Bureau has been tracking this data. Poverty fell sharply between 1959 and 1964 without legalized abortion2. Fatherlessness is rampant. Today it is 72.5%3. There is not a single health “disparity” that has improved as abortion has increased. One of the biggest lies from Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion think tank Guttmacher, is that blacks have higher rates of abortion because they have higher rates of diabetes. This is completely and verifiably false. According to the CDC, white women have higher rates of diabetes through age 254. So, when abortions occur mostly in the age group of 20-24, Guttmacher is left to conjuring up statistical voodoo in hopes no one actually looks at the stats.
The findings run counter to claims by antiabortion activists that high abortion rates among minorities are the result of supposed aggressive marketing by abortion providers to minority communities. Instead, disproportionately high rates of both unintended pregnancy and abortion are just one symptom of broader health disparities ranging from sexually transmitted infections to diabetes and heart disease. –Guttmacher.org, “NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES NEEDED”5
Facts matter. Statistics matter. History matters.
Abortion enslaves the black community. It does not liberate. It’s ironic that we, who were once considered less than human, now exercise this same oppressive mindset toward another class of people, the unborn. Women are remarkably resilient and resourceful, but misled into believing that they are empowered by viewing pregnancy (and men) as the enemy. Single women-led households contribute significantly to the overall poverty in the black community. The dissolution of the two-parent family (father/mother) has decimated the black community economically, morally, and psychologically. Once at 78% of all US black households in 19506, today married couples are estimated to comprise only 28.7% of households in the black community7. This disintegration of the foundation of any society allows predators like Planned Parenthood to seize on the vulnerability. The destructive behaviors that fill the vacuum shackle the black community in exponentially high STD/HIV infection rates, ever-increasing “unintended” pregnancy rates, and epidemic levels of abortion as we see in NYC. In the center of the Planned Parenthood abortion empire, 60% of all black pregnancies in the Big Apple are aborted.8
We don’t need to repeat a history where a people are convinced that their worth isn’t worth protecting. Black Americans have endured the dehumanization of slavery and the horrid racism of eugenics-based social policies (Jim Crow Laws and anti-miscegenation laws). Our ancestors (i.e. Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver) did not endure the hardships of a world of putrid racial hatred to see their posterity killing their posterity.
But this is what we have allowed to happen under the guise of “choice”. Roe v. Wade perverted the very constitutional amendments that finally recognized us, at least on paper, as fully human. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery. The 14th Amendment made us citizens of this great country. And the 15th Amendment assured us that our voice would not be silenced, by allowing us (well, at least men) to vote. But the fight for our humanity didn’t end as Supremely wrong decisions continued to be made by 7 of out 9 justices, denying us our personhood. And despite the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964, nine years later, the most dehumanizing and violent action against human life, Roe v. Wade, made a mockery of over a century of Civil Rights victories.
There is no freedom where death is the solution to Life. There is no freedom in the mass abandonment by fathers. There is no freedom for women fooled into thinking they’re empowered by reviling their beautiful biological nature. There is no freedom in a society (that includes all of us) that doesn’t value sexual self-control. There is no freedom in racial and gender animus that constantly tries to divide us. There is no freedom in silence.
The black community is in a crisis. There are life-affirming alternatives to “unplanned” pregnancies that don’t require the destruction of human life. Challenge the status quo! Don’t be fooled by the nation’s largest abortion chain that has done nothing to elevate the condition of the black community. Search their history, and you will understand their unaltered present course. Our churches, just like many during slavery, can remain silent as our future is being stolen away, 1000 lives per day. Or, they can pick up the mantle of a rich and relentless legacy of Civil Rights that demands something better of our humanity.
1The US Constitution, http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html
2“War on Poverty”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Poverty
3CDC, “Births: Final Data for 2008″. National Vital Statistics Report, Vol 59, Number 1,pg 8. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_01.pdf
4CDC, “Births: Final Data for 2004″. National Vital Statistics Report, Vol 55, Number 1. Table 25, pg 66. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_01.pdf
5“NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES NEEDED: HIGHER ABORTION RATES AMONG WOMEN OF COLOR REFLECT HIGHER RATES OF UNINTENDED PREGNANCY.” Joerg Dreweke, Guttmacher.org. http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2008/08/13/index.html
6“Black Americans: A Profile”, pg 1: Bureau of the Census, Statistical Brief, SB/93-2, Issued March 1993. http://www.census.gov/apsd/www/statbrief/sb93_2.pdf
7www.factfinder.census.gov: B11001B. Household Type (including living alone)(Black or African-American Alone) – Universe: Households with a Householder who is Black or African-American Alone. Data Set: 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
8 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Vital Statistics, Summary of Vital Statistics: 2009. http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/vs/2009sum.pdf