Today Is an Anniversary

Roe vs. Wade 43 Years Later

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Content Strategist, desiringGod.org

Today is an anniversary — a time for warm smiles and congratulations.

Never mind that one black child is killed every minute in America. Never mind that more blacks are lynched in the womb every three days than were strung up on trees by white supremacists. Never mind that more black children now are killed in a week than the KKK killed in all their 150 years of horror.

No, never mind that. Today is an anniversary — a time for toasting and feasting.

Never mind that every other black baby is put down before they see life — two conceived, one born. Never mind that blacks are the only minority whose population is in decline. Never mind that in some states more black babies are killed than kept — no, we cannot mind that.

For today is an anniversary.

This is not the time to consider that over half of black deaths this year will happen in the womb — twice that of accidents, police and gang violence, cancer, AIDS, and all other diseases combined. Nor is this the time to wonder why our government gives over half a billion dollars to fund these minority death camps.

No, today is a time for celebration and cheer. Today is an anniversary.

Never mind that abortion was propagated by white eugenicists who desired to limit the black population through their “Negro Project.” Never mind that the first people against abortion weren’t white conservatives but the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam because they saw abortion as a civil rights issue.

And never mind that their fears have been actualized in today’s statistics, which tell us that black babies are five times more likely to be aborted than whites. Or that nearly 40% of abortions today are procured by black women (though they are only 12% of the population), or that two out of every three Planned Parenthood clinics are located in a black community.

No, today is a happy day. A special day. A day to mark on our calendars. A day to remember — an anniversary.

Since the gavel sounded on Roe v. Wade 43 years ago today, more than 17 million black children have been killed in their own mother’s womb. That’s the combined populations of New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. States full of black citizens, fathers, mothers, professionals, students, children, friends — gone.

Today is an anniversary.


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is a content strategist for desiringGod.org and Master of Divinity student at Bethlehem College & Seminary.