Kevin Burke, LSW
When a natural disaster or act of terrorism strikes in one of our cities, government leaders are expected to mobilize quickly to protect citizens and get help to those wounded and suffering.
Media outlets cover the tragedy closely to communicate the experience of citizens and first responders on the ground and to hold government officials accountable in the crisis.
Religious leaders assemble the people for prayer for the dead and wounded and strength to persevere with the challenges that lie ahead.
There is such a disaster unfolding in one our largest cities.
Tragically, it is largely hidden from public view.
The African-American community of New York City is under assault
Each year in New York City, 6 out of every 10 African-American children die in the womb from abortion.
These unborn boys and girls never see the light of day; never have the chance to play with their friends, and experience the joys and challenges of growing up in the great city of New York.
How does New York Mayor Bill de Blasio respond to these shocking numbers?
According to the mayor, we don’t need to protect African-American children in the womb.
Instead, New York needs to expand access to abortion and establish “protective zones” around abortion businesses.
Who does the mayor see as the real threat to the citizens of New York? Pregnancy Resource Centers.
Pregnancy Resource Centers offer community-based care where women can find a non-violent alternative to abortion. A place where they can find the financial, social and spiritual support to give life to their unborn children.
The Numbers Tell a Different Story
Mayor de Blasio and his friends at Planned Parenthood tell New Yorkers they need to spend more of the cities resources to expand access to abortion and shut down alternatives to abortion in poor communities.
The day after Thanksgiving (2017), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its most recent Abortion Surveillance Report:
- One of every three babies is aborted in New York City.
- The abortion rate for African-Americans increased from 35.6 percent in 2013 to 36 percent in 2014.
Something is rotten in the Big Apple.