Yesterday, January 22, was a day of celebration— for those who regard the Supreme Court decision in 1973, commonly known as the “Roe v. Wade decision”, as a victory for those who defend the slaughter of unborn children—more mildly termed, “abortion.”. For those who respect life in every stage, however, it was a day for lamentation, the recognition of a 38-year holocaust waged against the smallest, most innocent and defenseless of human life—the baby in the womb. Our country, as represented by political leaders of both major parties, prefers to keep its eyes closed to a crime of monstrous proportions. Since 1973 it is reported that there have been nearly 50 million abortions nationally, with 2000 or more being added each day.

A fact not widely publicized is the diabolical purpose originally behind the move to legitimize this form of infanticide. Planned Parenthood, originally named, the American Birth Control League, was started in 1921 by Margaret Sanger. This was the first birth control clinic. Stanger wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921, p. 2, that the purpose of the clinic was ‘to create a race of thoroughbreds.” For the purpose of “racial purification,” she was an advocate of sterilization of those she considered inferior (Birth

Control in America , The Career of Margaret Sanger by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Stanger speech). Of the blacks, immigrants and the poor, she referred to them by such terms as “…human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” “spawning…human beings who never should have been born” (Pivot of Civilization). She also wrote, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it” (Women and the New Race, Eugenics Pub. Co. , 1920, 1923). Planned Parenthood seems to be promoting their founder’s dream through abortion!

Walter Hoy, founder of the Issues for Life Foundation, and one of the great African American leaders of our time, fears what he calls “black genocide.” He notes that since 1973 over 14.5 million black babies have been aborted. With about 1,200 black babies being killed each day, abortion has become the leading cause of death among African Americans. Thus, nearly half of all black babies die in abortion mills. Hoy commented that a black child is safer on the streets of the worst neighborhoods in America than in his mother’s womb. While American blacks compose 12% of the U.S. population, a disproportionate 37% of abortions are performed on black women. He calls abortion the “ Darfur of the black community” due to abortion rates: “African Americans may well be an endangered species.” He charges that those who promote abortion in the black community (where the greater part of Planned Parenthood’s 850 nationwide clinics are strategically located) are racists of the worst kind, and that each abortion of a black child is a step towards black genocide.

Planned Parenthood is very active politically in defense of what they call “a woman’s right to choose.” With a growing percentage of pregnancies now ending in abortion, this bloody business is quite lucrative. To add both insult and injury, politicians continue to award them approximately $350 million of our tax dollars each year for their “valuable service” to mankind. What would God say about all this? He might well say that He hates the “hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16). –Ron