Catholic Leader in South Africa Condemns the “Black Genocide” of Abortions in Black Babies in the U.S.

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 6, 2016   |   11:56AM   |   Washington, DC

In a strong message last week, a Catholic leader in South Africa called on Americans to do something about the genocide of abortion on unborn black babies in our nation.

Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Napier from Durban, South Africa has a reputation for posting strong commentary on social media, the Religion News Service reports. Napier sent out a series of tweets on June 2 to educate his followers about the devastating effects of abortion on the black community in the United States. He cited statistics from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute showing that black women have a disproportionately high number of abortions in the U.S.

The abortion industry routinely targets black women for abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, has been exposed for specifically targeting African Americans for abortions by placing its abortion facilities in minority neighborhoods.

The black genocide of abortion is disturbingly evident in New York City, where state data shows more black babies are aborted than are born. In 2013 in New York, for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,223 were aborted. For white and Hispanic women, the ratios were much lower with 265 white babies aborted for every 1,000 born alive and 517 Hispanic babies aborted for every 1,000 born alive.

Many pro-lifers point to Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, as the root of its racial targeting. Sanger was well known in her time for pushing a eugenic philosophy that called for the extermination of people viewed as less fit, including African Americans and the poor.

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Sanger once said, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Today, that eugenic targeting continues to be carried out with our tax dollars at Planned Parenthood. Walter B. Hoye II, a black pastor and president of the Issues4LifeFoundation, recently pointed out: “Why should our government spend $1,282 for every Black abortion, when that same amount of money could pay for the safe delivery or adoption of healthy children? If abortion is going to be legal, a half a billion dollars would be far better spent helping young Black women to support a child (i.e., feed, clothe, educate, house and inspire a future American president), rather than aborting one.”

Hoye made a similar call to Napier’s in June when he pointed out that abortions on Black Americans outnumber the homicides of Black Americans by 69 to 1. According to Hoye’s research, one Black baby is aborted every 74 seconds in the U.S.

Abortions in the black community are disproportionately high compared to other racial groups. It is estimated that more than 16 million African-American babies weren’t born because of abortion in the U.S.