Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant lamented how many unborn African American babies are aborted during a press conference Monday.
The pro-life governor asked why there is no outrage in the media about “the genocide of 20 million African American children,” the Jackson Free Press reports. National Right to Life President Carol Tobias joined him at the conference, as well as U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.
“See, in my heart, I am confused about where the outrage is at about 20 million African American children that have been aborted. No one wants to say anything about that. No one wants to talk about that,” Bryant said.
“Look at African Americans,” he continued. “According to Wikipedia, had those children not been aborted, the African American population would be 48 percent larger in America. Forty-eight percent larger. We can play with those numbers, and we can look at statistics, but the cold, grim truth is, children are being murdered.”
The news outlet and abortion activists criticized Bryant’s remarks, but there is strong evidence to support them.
Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund Executive Director Laurie Bertram-Roberts claimed that abortions are not genocide.
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“To commit genocide, you have to be trying to eliminate a race of people. By definition, that cannot be black mothers. The majority of women who have abortions are also mothers,” Bertram-Roberts told the newspaper.
Black Americans have a disproportionately high number of abortions compared to other racial groups. According to census data, African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but have about 30 percent of the abortions. The problem is disturbingly evident in New York City, where state data shows more black babies are aborted than are born.
And Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the U.S., appears to target black and other minority groups for abortions. One analysis found that it has placed 79 percent of its abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.
Every unborn baby’s abortion death is a death to be mourned. Since Roe v. Wade, about 60 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions. But what Bryant said is undeniable: unborn black babies have been aborted at a higher rate than any other, and it’s time for society to step up and start protecting their lives.