Article originally posted in NEWSMAX on Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Clarence V. McKee’s Perspective: There is a major war going on. Not the one in Afghanistan — the one here to stop the number one killer of blacks — abortion.
On one side the well-funded Goliath army of pro-abortion advocates — Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and scores of others. On the other, the small but growing army of black pro-life organizations.
The black pro-life movement is making its voice heard in black communities. For example, the Radiance Foundation’s “Black Children Are an Endangered Species” and TooManyAborted.com campaigns inform black women of the perils of being captured by the “abortion army.”
They have gotten the opposition’s attention. What’s the message?
Black pro-life groups estimate that, since Roe v. Wade, abortion has killed between 13-15 million black infants — more than all other causes of black deaths combined.
Rev. Johnny Hunter of The Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) said: “We’re losing our people at the rate of 1,452 a day. That’s just pure genocide.” Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has said: “Abortion is genocide . . . black Americans are being exterminated by the genocidal acts of abortion.”
The issue came to a boil during the recent debate on House Bill 3541 the “Prenatal Discrimination Act” (“PRENDA”) sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ). In its final form, the measure would have banned gender-based abortions.
It is not generally known, however, that Franks’ original language also banned abortions based on race or color. It also had a different title: “The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011” named after women’s rights and anti-slavery advocate Susan B. Anthony and former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglas.
The abortion lobby launched a massive assault claiming the bill was an attempt to limit abortion access for women of color and their right to privacy in violation of Roe v. Wade; undermined the doctor-patient privilege; and, exacerbated healthcare disparities of women of color.
In typical “Neville Chamberlain” appeasement fashion, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee agreed to delete the Anthony-Douglas reference. Although the bill passed, all 13 Democrats — including the six black Members — still voted against it.
As final action on the bill approached — and notwithstanding Franks’ earlier statement that “nearly half of all black babies are aborted” — Republican leaders caved again and entered into a “Dred Scott” type compromise to remove the racial components, leaving only the gender-based ban.
One could argue that they sold out Franks, the Black pro-life movement and babies of color!
Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters “Americans find abortions based on gender pretty repulsive . . . That’s why it’s being brought to the floor.”
My question for the Speaker: ….?
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