Abortion and racism
Abortion is the most racist policy in America today, in my opinion. As a retired minister having served in churches in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Vermont for 38 years, I always preached against racism and for the sanctity of human life. Every human being is made in the image of God and is worthy of respect and dignity. Because of that, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. based his fight for civil rights on his belief as a Baptist minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that all people are equals and should be given equal rights and treatment under the law because we all bear God’s image.
In the book of Acts 17:26 in the Bible, it states that God made all people of one blood. Consequently, there is only one race, the human race. Revelation 5:9 describes Heaven as a place that includes worshippers of “every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Abortion not only is the taking of human life, but it is also used as a means of population control. Planned Parenthood targets the places where minorities are located in the inner cities to provide abortions. Consequently, the black community has twice as many abortions as the general population.
In fact, more than 15 million blacks have been killed by abortion since it was declared legal by the Supreme Court (they will answer to the Supreme Judge one day, I believe). Jesse Jackson used to call abortion “Black genocide” because of the disproportionate number of blacks and other minorities it kills. The evil Ku Klux Klan couldn’t have controlled the black population any better. While there are 13 percent of the U.S. population who are black, 25 percent of the abortions are done on black women.
Actually, the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sander, had the objective of removing minorities and handicapped people from society. She called them “human weeds.” She was part of the population control eugenics movement and, in my opinion, is a hero to Hillary Clinton among many others in the Democratic Party leadership and pro-abortion Republicans.
No evil white supremacist could have come up with a better plan to control the black population than to encourage them to kill their own by abortion. I never endorsed a candidate or a political party from the pulpit when I served as a pastor, but I always declared the sanctity of every human life, and the evils of treating people disrespectfully because of their race, ethnicity, age, sex, social status, education or the particular sins they may be struggling with.
Margaret Sanger and those who promote eugenics (and Adolf Hitler’s promotion of the Aryan race) also saw the handicapped as a drain on society to be removed. A bill to prevent abortions of Downs syndrome babies has been proposed in the Pennsylvania Legislature, which the pro-abortion governor has threatened to veto. Some European countries are moving closer to removing all Downs syndrome people by encouraging the parents to abort them before they are born.
So when you hear the term “racist” thrown around remember that those who are controlling the black, minority and handicapped populations are those who promote their killing by abortion. Thankfully there is forgiveness of any sin through Christ who died in our place. The key is found in the Bible verse, “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)
The Rev. Glen Bayly