For years now I have been championing that abortion is not a civil right. However, it is a civil rights issue as it deals with life, or more precisely the taking of a life. Life is a civil right.
So imagine my surprise when I found out that “the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is specifically prohibited by statue from addressing in any way the issue of abortion” as reported by Peter Kirsanow, a lawyer and member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
What are civil rights?
Merriam-Webster defines ‘civil rights’ as: the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially; the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to United States citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (page 3) was established, among other things, to:
1. Study and collect information concerning legal developments constituting a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or in the administration of justice;
2. Serve as a national clearinghouse for information concerning denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; and
3. Submit reports, findings, and recommendations to the President and Congress.
The 14th amendment of Constitution of the United States says that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” (emphasis added)
They use the word persons. So we need to know who are “persons”. Are the unborn persons?
At first the argument was that the unborn babies were just a blob of tissue. Science has made it clear that they are not just a blob of tissue but an actual human being from the moment of conception, 23 chromosomes from the father and 23 from the mother. The law is also beginning to admit this fact as evident by a recent ruling where a judge in an Indiana case rendered a judgment that specifically said, “Human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.” Pro-aborts are no longer claiming that an unborn baby is not a human being. Now they are saying that they are not a person.
So are they persons?
Again, Merriam-Webster defines ‘person’ as 1. Human, Individual. This seems pretty clear to me. Since an unborn baby is a human from the moment of conception, then they, by extension, are also persons from the moment of conception. And if persons from conception, they should be afforded the same protection as all born persons. This would include their civil rights such as life.
So if the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is supposed to study and collect information concerning legal developments constituting a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or in the administration of justice, why aren’t they studying and collecting information on abortion?
With the racial disparities in the abortion industry, nothing screams investigation more that this issue. The facts are clear:
1. Blacks make up 12% of the population but account for 35% of all abortions.
2. 78% of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in minority neighborhoods.
3. Blacks are 3 times more likely to have abortions thank White.
4. According to the CDC, each year 616,074 African Americans are born.
5. 458,500 babies will have died from abortion.
6.284,877 blacks will have died that same year through anything from natural causes to heart disease.
7. There are 743,377 Africans Americans dying yearly. This number is 127,303 more than those that are born.
8. 30% of the Black community has been aborted since 1973.
I don’t know when this statue prohibiting the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from looking into abortions was enacted, but the time has come for the commission to do what it was formed to do and investigate the disparaging racial discrimination being perpetrated on the Black community.
I formally call on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to begin an immediate investigation into the discriminating practices of the abortion industry. No, I don’t want there to be more abortions across the board or on other classes of women, but I do want the targeting of the Black community, Black genocide, to stop.
Alveda with Eugene