Hillary: “We Can’t Rest Until We Stop the Killings of African-Americans,” But Aborting Them is OK

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 19, 2016   |   1:16PM   |   Washington, DC

Hillary Clinton gave a passionate talk to the NAACP on Monday, calling for an end to the on-going violence between police and African Americans that has resulted in a number of deaths.

But she remained silent about the No. 1 killer of African American lives in the U.S. – abortion.

Clinton’s talk focused on recent events involving African Americans who were shot and killed by police, as well as several police officers who were shot and killed by an African American.

“The deaths of Alton and Philando drove home how urgently we need to make reforms to policing and criminal justice. How we cannot rest until we root out implicit bias and stop the killings of African-Americans,” Clinton told the group.

She continued: “And today, there are people all across America sick over what happened in Baton Rouge and in Dallas, but also fearful that the murders of police officers means that vital questions about police-community relations will go unanswered.

“Now, that is a reasonable fear, isn’t it? And all of this tells us very powerfully that we have to change. Many police officers across the country agree with that. But it can only happen if we build trust and accountability. And let’s admit it, that gets harder every time someone else is killed. So now is the time for all good people who agree that the senseless killings must end to stand up, speak out loudly and clearly.”

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Every loss of innocent life is tragic. Politicians should be working to protect people from violence, abuse and death. But while a lot of attention is being given to the violent deaths of African Americans by police, Clinton and many others ignore how many more African Americans are killed every day in similarly violent deaths caused by abortion.

More than that, Clinton even is advocating for the “right” to violently kill unborn human beings in abortions.

The No. 1 killer of African Americans in the U.S. is abortion. Walter B. Hoye II, president of the Issues4LifeFoundation, recently cited statistics showing that abortions on Black Americans outnumber the homicides of Black Americans by 69 to 1. Yet, little attention is drawn to ending the genocide of abortion in the Black community.

Groups that Clinton supports openly, like Planned Parenthood, have been exposed for targeting Black and other minority communities for abortions. One analysis found that Planned Parenthood placed 79 percent of its abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. Some point to this as one of the reasons why the abortion rate is so disproportionately high among African Americans.

Certainly, the shooting deaths between police and African Americans are tragic and should not be ignored or diminished. Clinton is correct that work needs to be done to end these violent killings.

But Clinton needs to explain why she believes some Black lives are worth protecting and others aren’t. By advocating for abortion on demand, Clinton is giving preferential treatment to born African Americans. She is urging for their protection and safety while pushing to allow unborn African Americans to be brutally killed in abortions.

Born and unborn human beings from every race deserve to have their right to life protected. If Clinton truly believes what she told the NAACP, she would not discriminate. She would fight to protect every human life from violence, both in and outside of the womb.