Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What would Dr. King say?

By Joseph Farah

© 2006

What is the leading cause of death among blacks in America today?

Is it gang murders?

Is it AIDS?



Sickle-cell anemia?

Heart disease?

Auto accidents?


Guess again.

In fact, if you combined all of these plagues together – and every other cause among the black population – they would not represent even half of the total number of abortions of unborn black babies in America.

That's right, abortion is the leading cause of death among blacks in America and twice as many unborn black babies are killed than by all other causes of death combined.

With all of the hand-wringing that goes on every year around Martin Luther King's birthday about the state of the black community in America, this may be the most overlooked statistic of all.

About 1,452 black babies are killed every day in America. Black women "choose" to have 32 percent of abortions that take place in the country, despite representing only 12 percent of the population. According to the Centers for Disease Control, "the abortion rate for black women was 3.1 times the rate for white women."

As Kelly Hollowell points out in her critically important new book, "Struggling For Life: How Your Tax Dollars and Twisted Science Target the Unborn," without abortion, America's black community would be 35 percent larger than it is today. It would represent a total population of 41 million. In total, every fourth member of the U.S. black population has been eliminated by abortion.

If this were happening in some other country, Americans might be able to see the phenomenon for what it truly is – genocide.

We might also be able to see that this is no accident.

The very same forces that have promoted this horrific policy from the start – as a means of lowering the black population – showed their cards long ago about their true intentions.

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion company in America and throughout the world, was candid about her aims by the time she opened her first clinic in the 1920s:

[If] we can train the Negro doctor at the clinic, he can go among them with enthusiasm and with knowledge, which, I believe, will have far-reaching results ... His work, in my opinion, should be entirely with the Negro profession and the nurses, hospitals, social workers, as well as the country's white doctors. His success will depend upon his personality and his training by us.

The minister's work is also important, and also he should be trained, perhaps by the federation, as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want 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.

The fact that this non-profit company, Planned Parenthood, today receives hundreds of millions of dollars from the U.S. federal government – more today, under Republican leadership in the Congress and White House, than ever before – should be at least as troubling to blacks as it is to the pro-life community that wants to end the massive, subsidized killing through abortion for everyone.

As Hollowell puts it so effectively in her new book:

Imagine a country that forced its citizens to fund an organization which, by itself, was the third leading cause of death in that nation. In addition to operating an industry of death, imagine that this organization targeted communities based on race, fought tooth and nail to undermine parental rights and exposed teens to the most debauched forms of sexual perversion imaginable.

"Well, that is no imaginary nation," she writes. "In fact, you are living in it, if you call America your home."

As the nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King this week, I began to wonder what he might think of such a development had he lived to see it.

Would he be part of the problem, like so many of his followers, including Jesse Jackson?

Would he condone the extermination of 25 percent of his community?

Would he accept the massive taxpayer funding of the machine that makes it all possible?

What would Dr. King say?

Get your copy of Kelly Hollowell's eye-opening new book, "Struggling for Life: How our Tax Dollars and Twisted Science Target the Unborn."

Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate.