Who in the world could that sinister allegation be made of, and who’s making it?

It refers to the black genocide caused by disproportionate numbers
of abortions in African-American neighborhoods in America. And the
alarm is being sounded by black pro-life advocates.

“It’s an incredibly historic moment for our nation.
There were many African-Americans who didn’t think we would see this in
our lifetimes,” said pastor Arnold Culbreath, urban outreach director
for Protecting Black Life in Cincinnati.

“However,” he added, “abortion remains the leading cause of death in
the black community. With President-elect Obama being as aggressively
pro-abortion as he is, that makes our work more urgent and necessary. …
There are over 1,200 black abortions occurring in our country every
day.”

The Rev. Johnny Hunter also stressed the impact of abortion on
blacks. He is national director of Life Education and Resource Network
in Fayetteville, N.C.

“People don’t realize that abortion has killed more blacks than the
Ku Klux Klan ever lynched. Planned Parenthood is the biggest of the
abortion providers,” he said. “Planned Parenthood endorsed Senator
Obama, and he made promises to them. Any person of color who has made a
promise to a group that targets groups of color isn’t worthy of being
elected.”

Well said. Same can be said of a person who shares ancestry with an
entire class of humans once deemed “unworthy” of human rights…..who
promises to use his power to ensure that an entire class of humans will
now continue to be deemed “unworthy” of human rights, starting with
life.

And, ironically, for the same reason. (Can you picture the sign “Don’t believe in slavery? Don’t own one.”?)

How can this offensive human rights violation be repeated in such a clear – and clearly sanctioned – way?

Lawson Lipford-Cruz, a senior at Ohio State University, had the best comment. He is president of Black Students for Life.

“Obviously, it’s a historic moment and shows that we as black people
have come a long way in this country,” he said, “but at the same time,
I’m frustrated because a lot of people haven’t been able to see the
bigger picture.

“The unborn don’t have rights just like we didn’t as black people,”
said Lipford-Cruz. “It’s frustrating that people can’t see that.”

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....