Leading Cause of Death for African Americans: Abortion


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The laughter you hear from the cheap seats in hell is from Margaret Sanger.

According to the CDC, abortion kills more African Americans that the highest seven causes COMBINED!  For details, here is some information from CNS News.

Abortion killed at least 203,991 blacks in the 36 states and two cities (New York City and the District of Columbia) that reported abortions by race in 2005, according to the CDC.  During that same year, according to the CDC, a total of 198,385 blacks nationwide died from heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined.  These were the seven leading causes of death for black Americans that year.

A total of 49 jurisdictions reported their abortion numbers for 2005 to the CDC. These included all 50 states–except California, Louisiana, and New Hampshire–and New York City and the District of Columbia.  Of these 49 jurisdiction, only 36 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia reported the number of abortions by race.

Of these 36 states, Georgia reported the largest number of abortions–18,325–among African Americans.  Idaho and Montana reported the fewest, 16 and 17 respectively.

I have written about this topic on two different occasions.  Once article included a citation from a NY Times in which Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as sitting Supreme Court Justice, discussed abortion as a way to deal with “people we don’t want to have too many of.”  Here’s the full quote…

Question: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?

Ginsburg: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae – in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong. (Emphasis added)

So, we have a very powerful public official stating that abortion was meant to reduce populations in a groups that they apparently see as less worthy.

To look at the history of the problem, let’s take a look at Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and a prominent progressive of her time.  Here are some quotes from Sanger…

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

“Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.”

Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

“Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5

So, here is a progressive that founded an organization that had the stated intent to reduce populations that were perceived as undesirable.  People of African descent were clearly one group targeted. Here is a video covering Margaret Sanger.

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And what about now?  What is Planned Parenthood up to?

One of the claims that the first video makes is that 80% of Planned Parenthood facilities are in communities with large African American populations.  Could it be that Planned Parenthood, in spite of their many denials, and their efforts to “scrub” Sanger’s history, are continuing their original mission?  I’ll leave that to the reader.  The words of Sanger and resulting actions of Planned Parenthood are far more effective than any argument I can make.

To sum this up, I’ll go back to the original CNS article.

When asked to comment on this report, Dr. Freda Bush, an obstetrician and gynecologist in private practice in Jackson, Miss., told CNSNews.com that she found the explanation for the high rate of black abortions “disingenuous.”

“I would just like for them to explain why there’s such a significant proportion of their clinics that are located in minority communities,” said Bush, who is black. “So if you’ll notice, I did not mention that as a factor when I talked to you [earlier], so I was not accusing them of anything.

“I was just pointing out the fact that we have more, but since they brought it up, I would like for them to explain where their clinics are located, and why their clinics are located in that area,” she added.

“I would also like for an explanation of why their founder, Margaret Sanger, who was a known eugenist, also had a Negro project, and an explanation if that was not directed at the ‘undesirables,’” said Bush. “So, I’m not accusing them of anything. I would just like an explanation for the practices that they have continued.”

Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is a pro-life activist. In August 2007 she told a meeting of Priests for Life that abortionists “plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope.”

“The great irony,” she said, “is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.”

I have often made the point that the left is engaging in the racism that they accuse the right of harboring.  This matches the classic leftist strategy of accusing the opposition of doing what they themselves are up to their ears in.

Here is why I say that.  All of the left’s policies regarding race have the central assumption that minority groups are unable to succeed on their own, and require government assistance to get by in life.  According to the left, minorities apparently cannot get into college on their own, and need lowered standards to do so.  The left must also think that they need special laws to get jobs, and they need to threaten and extort companies into hiring otherwise qualified minority candidates.  We can see the results of those policies in almost any American city.  Crime, out of wedlock births, broken families, drugs, terrible schools, and so on, have all increased as result of these interventions.  After decades of the programs, and their tragic results, one has to ask, who are the racists?

  • Don

    It amazes me how much the far left has infiltrated our Government, the courts especially.

    Good article, Matt.

  • Thanks. Everytime this issue comes up, I have to write about it. I really think that the left is the home of racism. The Democrats didn’t stop being racist, they just adjusted the rhetoric.

  • I have never understood how people rationalize the overwhelming majority of abortions. Growing up I had no religious convictions, but knew in my mind and heart that abortion was wrong.
    I have heard that a lot of abortion are done in the African American community, but did not know it was this bad. This is perhaps the best reason to oppose government health care.

    The new magazine style layout look good.

  • I have never understood why minorities overwhelmingly vote for liberal politicians when liberals are the ones causing the most damage to minority communities.

  • Excellent post, Matt, and 100% true. This has been the PP agenda all along.

    Love the new layout, btw– very cool.

  • @ Trestin, It’s almost like getting people to participate in their own genocide. No camps, no ovens, just a nicely decorated office and smiling employees.

    Thanks for the compliment. I’m playing with it to get it to look the way I want.

  • @ C.Rich, Thanks for commenting. Can people comment at your place? I haven’t found a button for that?

    @ Karen, things like this are so simple to expose. They said they were going to do it, and now they’re doing it!

  • I’m sure there’s something racist in your headline.

    This place looks awesome, btw.

    • Dr. Dave, you are correct as usual. You see, the left would ignore the content of the article. Can’t have the sheeple thinking too much, can they? Then, they’d omit the first and last words of title, and take out the “of,” so it reads, “Cause Death for African Americans.” Then, I’m a racist. Well, by their definition, I am one anyway, disagreeing with the POTUS and all.

      • Indeed, Matt…Democrats, according to Chairman Zero’s own words, are free thinkers, and as such this is the reason they can’t come to a decision on health care fuckery. Republicans, meanwhile, only do what they are told. And this is the reason why regular American citizens have arisen in protest against the federal government for over 6 months now.

        I guess we’re just doing what we’re told … by the Constitution.

        • Well said! The founders laid this all out for us-NOT so we’d give it all away to platitudes and personality cults.

  • Just as welfare encouraged unmarried black women to have more babies, abortion you contend is moving them in the opposite direction. Think the libs have figured out we’re running out of money or is their something else at work here! Great article Matt. Its probably just the law of unintended consequences at work here.

  • the libs love her Matt! Happy Sunday!

    • Very well thought out article, Matt. The Godless practice of Abortion is one reason the USA is going through the curse of obama these days….if one person should have had one, (which I don’t condone, but since the libs love it so much) I would say obummers mamma should have, and saved us all a lot of grief.

      • That would be ironic, wouldn’t it? But then again, the person that might have cured cancer was sold of to some medical research firm after being aborted. Who knows?

  • @ Ron, if it’s the law of unintended consequences, that would represent an very big coincidence. Mind you, I don’t think that PP is some den of klansmen, but I do think that those at the top of the organization might very well be following their founder’s plan. There might be too many factors to rule out for it to simply be coincidence.

  • I apologize for not commenting sooner, right now I am in California. Great new look. Well done Matt.

    • One, glad you’re commenting, Two, my condolences for being in California.

  • Yes, very nice. Glad to see the Hypno-toad back.

  • Rapnsum

    For more on abortion and Black Genocide watch a stunning film about the subject called: maafa21. It is worth the 2 hours to see all the research that went into this and the proof that there is a targeting of African Americans for extermination thru abortion. See clip here: http://www.maafa21.com

  • @ cbullitt, The profile at the top of the sidebar belongs to whoever has the latest post. Hypno-toad isn’t going anywhere. Our crack research team has told me that hypno-toad actually counteracts the effects of liberal Kool-Aid!

    @ Rapnsum, thanks for posting, and for the link. I haven’t had the time to view the whole thing yet, but the trailer is startling!