Sandra Bullock Adoption Story Highlights How Abortion Targets Black Children

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 3, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Sandra Bullock Adoption Story Highlights How Abortion Targets Black Children

by Marie Vitale Opinion Columnist
May 3, 2010 Note: Maria Vitale is an opinion columnist for She is the Public Relations Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Vitale has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio.

Among the typical tabloid fare at the supermarket checkout line, a picture of pure joy captures my eye. It shows a smiling Sandra Bullock lifting her adopted baby, Louis, into the air. The headline is no less eye-catching: “Meet My Baby! 3 Months After the Secret Adoption.”

Inside the pages of “People” magazine are more adorable pictures of mother and child, along with quotes celebrating the happiness of adoption: “If you had told me that this would happen,” Bullock tells People, “I would have thought you were insane. I never imagined I would say the words ‘my son.’”

Bullock recounts to People the day when she met Louis:

“The first time I met Louis it was like the whole outside world just got quiet. He was so small, so still. All the trivial things that I had allowed to take up so much of my time just didn’t have room in life anymore. All I said when I met him was, ‘Oh, there you are.’ It was like he had always been a part of our lives.”

There are many more adoption stories like Bullock’s, stories of children and parents brought together miraculously by the bond of need and love. Yet, all too often, the major media ignore the adoption success stories, focusing almost exclusively on instances of adoptions gone awry, such as the recent case of a Tennessee woman returning her adopted boy back to Russia because of allegations of severe behavioral problems.

Another major story ignored by the mainstream media is the black genocide created by abortion. The fact that Bullock was able to adopt an African-American child is all the more compelling, given the high rate of abortions in the African-American community.

Figures obtained from the Centers for Disease Control show that, since 1973, more than twice as many blacks have died from abortion than from heart disease, cancer, accidents, violent crimes and AIDS combined.

According to one estimate, as many as 1,450 black babies are aborted each day in the U.S. In these cases, was placing the child for adoption ever presented as a serious option for the woman involved?

The website states that a black baby is five times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white baby. This hidden holocaust is an atrocity that deserves attention—particularly from the nation’s first African-American President.

As long as the Obama Administration pursues policies that promote and fund organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the black genocide problem will remain.

And there will be more women who will never possess a precious family portrait showing them holding a sweet baby for all the world to see.

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