Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision is now stained by the blood of over 56 million who will never be ever to live out his dream.
In 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the nation, he never envisioned an America where ”reproductive justice” would end 56 million innocent human lives. His dream never pictured a nation where black boys and black girls would never be able to join hands with white boys and white girls, as sisters and brothers, because “freedom of choice” determined some humans are simply not equal. His dream never imagined that in the state where millions have been welcomed into a harbor that serves as a shining beacon of Liberty, millions would be violently deprived of their own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
ABORTION IS EPIDEMIC
New York commits the second highest number of abortions in the nation (California being first killing over 214,000 children by abortion every year). There is no lack of access. Over 100,000 New Yorkers are aborted every year (102,678 in the latest year reported), many by Planned Parenthood. In fact, in NYC, more black babies are aborted than are born alive! The NY State Department of Health reports that in 2011 (latest year for available NYC stats) for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,223 are aborted. Compare that to 265 abortions for every 1,000 live births among whites and 614 live births for every 1,000 Hispanic live births. Abortion is epidemic in the black community. No matter which race or ethnicity, abortion is an avoidable tragedy that harms all of us–women, men and children.
LACK OF ACCESS…TO THE TRUTH
NYC is the home of Planned Parenthood where abortions per live births are exponentially higher among blacks, killing more black babies than are born alive!
According to abortion activist organization Guttmacher Institute (funded by Planned Parenthood) there are 249 abortion facilities in New York. There is definitely no lack of access. Yet, Planned Parenthood and its abortion allies (including the NAACP) now want to endanger women and unborn children through Governor Cuomo’s radical, pro-Gosnell, abortion-expanding “Reproductive Health Act”. They failed in passing the legislation as part of the misleading “Women’s Equality Agenda” in 2013, but are determined again in 2014 to decriminalize all abortions by making abortion legal, for any reason, throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.
“In analyses of all 897 breast cancer cases (subtypes combined), the multivariate-adjusted odds ratios for examined risk factors were consistent with the effects observed in prior studies of younger women (Table 1). Specifically, older age, family history of breast cancer, earlier menarche age, induced abortion, and OC [oral contraceptives] use were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. ” 2009 National Cancer Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health) meta-analysis, Risk Factors for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Women Under Age 45
The argument constantly used by pro-abortion activists is that ‘abortion saves women’s lives.’ There is no data to support that. In fact there is plenty of research that proves the exact opposite, from negative impact of mental health to increased breast cancer risk (the majority of studies prove such) and preterm births (which lead to higher infant mortality and a “leading cause of long-term neurological disabilities in children“) to the very real risk of death in late-term abortions. Tonya Reaves, Jennifer Morbelli, and 347 other women, killed by abortionists, represent the reality the abortion lobby deliberately ignores. There are many other Gosnells out there who need to be convicted just like he was. New York has plenty of these back-alley abortionists, like Dr. Alan Gluck, who are allowed to kill and maim with no discipline or revocation of their medical licenses. So much for the “equality” of these women.
THE HOME OF BIG ABORTION
There are a lot of things for New York to be proud of. Planned Parenthood is not one of them. NYC is the home of the nation’s largest induced abortion chain. Abortion activists praise NYC’s abortion rate claiming it is a feminist victory. Where is there victory in the needless killing of over 70,000 New Yorkers per year? Where is the victory in the hugely disproportionate impact on the black community where black babies are aborted at ratios up to five times that of the majority population? Where is there victory when women are physically maimed, and even killed, and these tragedies are treated with silence? Where is the victory when America’s largest (and one of its most beloved) cities is plagued with epidemic STD rates (see the 2013 NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene report) that are anywhere from 1.5 to 8.6 times higher than the US average?
This isn’t freedom. It’s bondage.
- Planned Parenthood tells teens on their site that “there’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners.”Reckless? Yes. But that’s Abortion Marketing 101: Create Return Customers.
STILL NOT FREE AT LAST
Martin Luther King Jr. fought for justice, for peaceful means to resolve inequality, and for the dignity of all human life. Yet Planned Parenthood, in typical pro-abortion history revisionism, claims that MLK supported their violent and sexually reckless organization. He did, in fact, receive (or at least his wife received it in his place) the inaugural Margaret Sanger award, back in 1966, that Planned Parenthood continues to give out today. Nothing says justice like a racist elitist who believed that birth control was “nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defective” (quote from Chapter 18 of Margaret Sanger’s “Women and the New Race”).
As indicated in The Radiance Foundation’s Open Letter to Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood’s President), the abortion giant omits one key point: abortion wasn’t legal in 1966 when King was given this eugenic award. Little did he know the blood-stained violence that would define the Planned Parenthood Federation of America which would abuse his name to justify the slaughter of millions.
THERE IS HELP
But there is help and places where women and their children aren’t dollar signs. Pregnancy care centers throughout New York are staffed with mostly women (many post-abortive, birthmoms, adoptive mothers) who devote their time and efforts to compassionate care for those facing an unplanned pregnancy. And all of their pregnancy care services are free. Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills throughout the state, though, charge for every service–even an ultrasound. PLEASE SEE OTHER LIFE-AFFIRMING RESOURCES HERE.
Abortion is beyond a “healthcare” issue; it is a justice issue. New York women and teens deserve more than a butcher posing as a physician. They deserve more than a culture of massive abandonment that leaves so many single moms in poverty. They need better resources that give them real choices–not an industry that profits when someone dies.
Our country has already been down this road of injustice before. Any time in human history when a government determines someone is less than human, destruction and violence always follow. New York served as a vital part of the underground railroad for slaves deemed less than human by politicians. The Empire State should reclaim it’s role in elevating human dignity by rejecting a culture of death and an abortion industry birthed in eugenic racism. Just as Martin Luther King Jr. boldly spoke to a nation’s conscience on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial over 50 years ago: “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”
To that we say, “Amen”!
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