Abor­tion dis­pro­por­tion­ately hits blacks

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

The point of much of the me­dia at­ten­tion paid to the death of Trayvon Martin seems to be to di­vert at­ten­tion of a key vot­ing bloc — black Amer­i­cans — away from mat­ters such as abor­tion.

Democrats are mem­bers of the proabor­tion party, the ones who want abortions to re­main le­gal and want to keep tax­pay­ers fund­ing abor­tion and Planned Par­ent­hood. Demo­cratic poli­cies have re­sulted in black women un­der­go­ing 35 per­cent of the 52 mil­lion abortions per­formed. The black pop­u­la­tion in the United States is at least 30 per­cent smaller and has about 8 mil­lion fewer po­ten­tial vot­ers be­cause of abor­tion.

While the Trayvon Martin case has fo­cused on one per­son’s death, there is si­lence about the more than 18 mil­lion black ba­bies who have been killed by abor­tion. While the teenager’s killing ap­pears to have been un­planned, abortions are just the op­po­site. Just as Trayvon did not de­serve death, nei­ther did those in­no­cent un­born ba­bies.

Some peo­ple have sug­gested that Trayvon was tar­geted be­cause he was black. Shouldn’t we like­wise sus­pect that blacks are tar­geted when 13 per­cent of the na­tion’s pop­u­la­tion un­der­goes 35 per­cent of all abortions?

Where are in­ves­ti­ga­tions by the NAACP, the Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus, the U.S. Civil Rights Com­mis­sion and the Revs. Al Sharp­ton and Jesse Jack­son about the dis­pro­por­tion­ately large num­ber of abortions in the black com­mu­nity? Why do most black votes go to Democrats when their party’s abor­tion poli­cies have done so much harm to the black com­mu­nity?

I hope and pray the black com­mu­nity will one day wake up to what’s go­ing on with re­gard to abor­tion. ROBERT BOUDREAUX Wal­dorf, Md.

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