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February is Black History Month and it’s hard not to think about all the history that will never be made. Abortion disproportionately affects the black community, robbing us all of a future impacted by the lives of those children who were not allowed to be born.

Did you know that of the total population of the United States 13 percent is black, yet a whopping 35 percent of abortions are performed on black women? In cities like New York that number is even higher. In fact, in New York City more black babies are aborted than are born.

Let that sink in.

More black babies are killed than are allowed to be born in that one city alone.

It is hard to think of a more heinous act against our black communities. But I can think of another: slavery. Slavery disproportionately affected blacks even though they made up a minority of the population. Abortion is even more awful than slavery and it targets black women. In fact, in some abortion clinics black women are charged LESS than white women for an abortion. Yes, you read that right. There are STILL prices being put on the heads of black people. Only this time it is on the tiny heads of preborn babies, and the abortion industry has decided they aren’t worth as much.

 

This has got to stop.

Did you know that abortion clinics tend to be located in or near neighborhoods where minorities and people with lower incomes live? It is not an exaggeration to say that demographics play a part in where a Planned Parenthood or an abortion facility will open its doors. These organizations target vulnerable women and their preborn babies. They target women who might have personal, financial, or other life circumstances that place them at a higher risk of seeking an abortion. They feed on this vulnerability by placing a clinic right down the street and drawing them in with a promise to “fix” their problems.

 

This should churn our stomachs.

It’s time to make some NEW history—and it will be our generation that makes it. Let this new history empower minority women to make choices that don’t leave them with regret, but fill them with hope. Let Black History Month teach us that by working together we can create a new era for future generations—an era that allows all preborn children to be born!

 

 

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