The Rev. Bill Owens, a prominent black pastor, mourned this week how abortion has “decimated the black community.”
Owens, the president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) and co-author of “A Dream Derailed: How the Left Hijacked Civil Rights to Create a Permanent Underclass,” spoke with Breitbart News about abortion, politics and their impact on African Americans.
Abortion has “decimated the black community and is in opposition to our faith,” Owens said. “But the left supports unlimited abortion policies that have led to black babies being aborted more than any other group.”
He slammed left-wing activists for taking over the Democratic Party and pushing a pro-abortion agenda.
“It’s no mystery why black voters are leaving the far-left’s agenda,” Owens said. “The black church has long been the center of the black community. But leftists are now actively trying to push Christians out of the public square. When they’re not trying to silence us, they’re mocking us or our values.”
Millions of black voices have been silenced through abortion. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, an estimated 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted in America.
Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.
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Many believe the abortion industry targets minorities for abortions as well. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.
Increasingly, however, black leaders are speaking up against this injustice and drawing attention to the need to protect human rights for all human beings, including babies in the womb.