Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Abortion: Number One Killer of African Americans

In Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, President Ronald Reagan wrote:

"Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning."

Considering the suffering, sacrifices, and lives lost during the American Civil War to obtain freedom for the African American slaves, what would Abraham Lincoln think today about the large percentage of African Americans who deny the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to their own unborn children. The very race of people whose freedom was won at such a high personal and national cost have the highest abortion rate, compared to Caucasian and Hispanic. The tragic loss of unborn African American life totaled seventeen million black babies between 1973 and 2005. In addition to those sad statistics, the National Black Pro-Life Union claims that abortion is the number one killer of African Americans.

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