Recently, in the crowded streets of New York City, a billboard, sponsored by an organization called "Life Always," was erected to coincide with the celebration of Black History Month. The billboard, featuring a picture of a little African-American girl, stated simply, "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb."
On the surface, this would seem to be a very shocking statement, almost, some would say, outrageous, that is until the statistics are examined.
The City of New York's Department of Mental Hygiene recently released its vital statistics from one year ago. The numbers are alarming and prove that the Big Apple is the abortion capital of the United States. The Department's report revealed that a chilling 41% of all pregnancies in New York City were aborted. Forty-one percent! That is a tragic and phenomenal number. Reading further in the report, an even more startling statistic is revealed. The report revealed that a stunning 59.8% of all African-American pregnancies were aborted!
The group who placed the billboard said it did so to point out the fact that Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, targets poor, African-American neighborhoods by putting more clinics in those neighborhoods than anywhere else. Planned Parenthood in a statement said the billboard was "a condescending effort to stigmatize and shame African-American women."
The Reverend Al Sharpton rose up in furry and threatened to protest the billboard. He demanded that it be removed from the side of the building upon which it appeared. So much for freedom of expression that the Reverend claims to be such a champion of! Remember Don Imus?
Outcries came from all liberal circles, demanding that the billboard and its stark and alarming message be removed.
Buckling under pressure, the billboard was removed and now Al Sharpton and the howling liberal pack of wolves are satisfied, having successfully squelched the awful truth of the genocide that is taking place in what some call the Capital of the World.
Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, said in a statement released today, "Its an outrageous act of censorship that this billboard was taken down. This billboard should be posted in every city in America."
Planned Parenthood, Al Sharpton, and all the liberal organizations should be outraged, but not because, as they claim, the billboard is racist, but because of what is going on the African-American community. These numbers are staggering. Two out of every three African-American babies in the city of New York were deliberately killed through the process of abortion in the time span of a year. If this kind of butchery were taking place on the streets of Tripoli, Libya, the world would be in an uproar. And its not just the African-American community! Remember, 41% of all pregnancies in New York City ended in abortion.
Is it not possible for the supporters to see abortion for what it is? Are they blind to the truth that life begins at the moment of conception and that the result of this conception is a human being just like you and I? Are they incapable of thinking about that life in the womb as being human, preferring, rather, to think of it as some inconsequential cells to be discarded like the day's garbage? Can they look at their children in the eye and see before them only a group of inconsequential cells? When they found out that they were going to have a child, did they think of that tiny life as anything but a living baby? Or, rather, did they, in all honesty, see that offspring as just an inconsequential bundle of cells?
We have cheapened life, at all stages, through the scourge of abortion. We, as a society, think of ourselves as having liberated women, but have we? Look how women are viewed today. Commercials on television testify to the fact that we see women as something to possess, something to use, and then, when we are done or they are too old and "unattractive," to be discarded. The most popular comedy on network TV (CBS' "Two and a Half Men") is a show dedicated to see how many women the main character can get into bed!
We must take an honest look at what we are doing to ourselves as a society. No terrorist could ever dream up a plot to kill as many people as abortion claims year after year. We devote billions of dollars every year to defend ourselves from another terrorist attack similar to 9/11. But the number of abortions on a daily basis pales in comparison to the tragic numbers of that horrible day in September, 2001.
Millions of children have been sacrificed in the name of providing women "health care services." Who would these children have become? Why weren't they given the chance that all of us were given--life? And who says that you can't tell someone what they can or can not do with their bodies? We do it all the time! We make laws regarding self-inflicted pain. There are laws that make suicide a crime. We have laws that prohibit the use of drugs even though we only ingest those substances ourselves.
It is time for America wake up to the genocide that is taking place across this land. It is time for us to realize that if we treat the most innocent citizens with the callousness of travesties such as abortion, it isn't long before we begin having open and honest discussions about things like euthanasia of the elderly.
Polls testify to the truth that America is changing its mind where abortion is concerned. A majority of Americans see abortion as wrong and that it should not be permitted. But the battle is far from over. The African-American community is suffering more than any other, but we all suffer from the complete of human life. There is a price tag on all our heads and we need to fight back. We need to pray, become active in the community in educating the public what abortion is and what it is doing to the fabric of society.
Abortion is the great evil of our society and, if we are not very careful, it will be the complete undoing of who we are as a people!
Immediately, when the billboard was put up, shouts of protests arose.