New Video: More Blacks Die From Abortion Than Anything Else

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 19, 2011   |   10:09AM   |   Washington, DC

A national coalition of pro-life African-American groups and leaders is back with a new video touching on the racial overtones of abortion and following up to their first video addressing abortion in the context of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The National Black Prolife Coalition is behind the new professionally-produced video and members of the coalition include Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation and Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video features a black, red and brown color scheme, pulsating music and captivating images.

“In state after state, and city after city, black lives are in danger,” the high-quality video says in a text overlay. “Tragically, deaths outnumber life in the black community.  Out of 653,011 annual deaths, the most common cause is not HIV (6,398), respiratory disease (7,830), homicide (8,870), diabetes (12,343), accidents (13,559), kidney disease (17,232), cancer (63,441) or heart disease (63,441). The number one killer of black Americans is Planned Parenthood and the abortuaries that target us.”

Abortion (363,705) is then compared to all other cases combined (289,306) in terms of what takes the lives of more African-Americans each year and the video ends with the tag, “Stop Planned Parenthood, bring an end to genocide.”

“We’ve been betrayed by black leaders,” the video concludes along with naming pro-abortion black elected officials like DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Jesse Jackson, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Barbara Lee, Al Sharpton and others, “who’ve sacrificed 15 million babies for political or personal gain. The numbers don’t lie. Restore life. Restore hope.”

In a statement to Bomberger said the “Numbers Don’t Lie” video is a campaign to “expose the number one killer of African-Americans: Planned Parenthood and urban abortion clinics. It reveals how abortions in the black community outnumber the all other causes of death combined.”

“Pro-abortion groups cry racism and misogyny because they know they can’t speak to the facts. They’ve tried to remove our billboards and crush free speech instead of halting over 363,000 innocent lives needlessly crushed in the black community,” said Bomberger.

“With a $1 billion annual budget and $1 billion in assets, Planned Parenthood has historically targeted the black community with birth control in its population control efforts. Today, it markets abortion as contraception, generating immense profits, over $200 million annually, from killing unborn children,” he added. “New York City, the home of Planned Parenthood, aborts nearly 60% of all viable black pregnancies. Yet abortion activists denounce any public campaign to draw attention to this epidemic of abortion.”

Other black pro-life leaders involved in the coalition weighed in as well.

“When will our black leaders take an honest look at these numbers, become outraged and do something to stop the abortion deaths of our beautiful black babies?” asked Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath of Protecting Black Life. “The numbers don’t lie. Abortion takes a tremendous toll on our women, our men, our families and our future.”

Catherine Davis of the Black Prolife Coalition added, “The betrayal of many of these self-styled leaders runs deep. Many are recipients of the largesse of the abortion industry as they promote the destruction of their own community through abortion.”

Pastor Stephen Broden of Dallas, Texas added, “The effect of abortion in the black community is clear as one examines the numbers. So-called leaders are complicit in the decimation of our children and the very survival of our people.”

And Alveda King concluded: “This campaign should be liberating for the leaders and everyone concerned. After all, the truth sets us all free. If our leaders haven’t sold us out, this is their opportunity to stand up for life.”

The National Black ProLife Coalition is a network of black pro-life and pro-family organizations committed to celebrating Life and Family by cultivating Hope in the black community.  The powerful video series can be seen at