It was in 1808 when it became illegal to import African slaves to America and 1865 when it was illegal to enslave an African. It was not until a century later, in 1968, did it become illegal to legally segregate African Americans from educational institutions, housing opportunities, medical services and other public venues.
A political shift for reaffirming their freedom and equality was dominating and in that same year, it became illegal for a mob to accuse an African American and carry their actions out in lynchings. Laws put in place such as these, began to resemble the need to not only preserve African-American lives, but to protect them. Black people were not just kept alive because of what they could do, as in the days of slavery, but they were preserved and admired for who they were.
This time period when equality and freedom grew for the African-American, it also brought about achievements for women. In 1973, it became illegal to stop a woman from ending the life of her baby in the womb. Women now had the right to walk into a clinic, undergo the surgical-like procedure and remove the baby from their body if they chose.
This intended to give women “power” against those who opposed her. This right to end a life was greatly support by agencies whose leaders were not in favour of rights of equality and freedom for blacks in America. If you study historic resources regarding the Eugenics movement and Margaret Sanger’s (founder of Planned Parenthood) Negro Project, you will come upon information displaying their true desire to exterminate the black race. It is unfortunate that some argue that the “demand is high in Black communities, so that it why the abortion clinics are placed there,” overlooking that we cannot recall a time in history where Black women went marching on the streets for someone to help them kill their children and directly decrease their population to the point of extinction.
What is important to note is that since 1973, legal abortion has killed more African Americans then AIDS, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and violent crime combined. Every week more blacks die in American abortion clinics then were killed in the entire Vietnam War. With this much murder taking place amongst a group of people, it is clearly a crime, is it not? A crime against humanity?
In the times when lynchings were allowed, it was not considered an inhumane act because African-Americans had not always been considered humans but only property like a cow or a dog. I am reminded of a case in American history when a man by the name of Jeffrey Dahmer killed his victims, cut them up into pieces and would devour them. This was considered the most “inhumane” crime of our day yet when I learn of the techniques used during abortion procedures , I cannot help to think of how similar they are when you consider the inhumane procedure that is done to the baby.
It is clear that there are inhumane actions being done towards American children, and black babies are high on the list. In closing out Black History Month 2012, the question is, will black babies become a topic of history that once was or will there be a humane shift for the preservation of African American life? Please help us to end the crime against black humanity.
LifeNews Note: Tasena Lynn McCreary is the founder of The Fisher’s Net, a networking and mentoring company connecting pupils and professionals. During her time as an intercessory missionary at the International House of Prayer Atlanta in 2009, her commitment to teach, write and support social justice initiatives for families, orphans and the unborn (especially in African American communities and nations throughout Africa) took precedence in her heart. This originally appeared at the Bound4Life blog.