Black lives matter – except when they don’t.
When an unarmed black man is shot by police, his life matters to society. When a black man dies under the knee of a police officer while begging that he cannot breathe, his life matters, too. As they should.
But when a completely defenseless unborn black baby is pulled apart limb from limb inside his mother’s womb by an abortionist, there are no massive protests, no celebrity campaigns or news stories. Because apparently his life doesn’t matter.
“As we hear calls from radicals to defund the police, a genuine call from anyone who truly believes black lives matter should be to defund Planned Parenthood and fight to protect the lives of the unborn,” Julian Bradley, a grassroots conservative running for the Wisconsin Senate, responded in a column at Townhall this week.
Bradley said it is clear from data that abortions harm the black community at a disproportionate rate. 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.
He traced this discrimination back to Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an individual praised by Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton despite her well-documented discriminatory statements and work “to purify the gene pool.”
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In 1957, Sanger described her anti-life mission in an interview, saying: “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world — that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin — that people can — can commit.”
Bradley said those who truly care about black lives will work to stop Planned Parenthood’s inhumane practice of profiting off the deaths of unborn babies of all races and cultures.
The problem is that celebrities, mainstream media personalities and progressive leaders are not interested in talking about those lives.
“We hear calls from New York and Hollywood elites telling us we need to amplify black voices while these same celebrities sit back and watch as the next generation of African-Americans is disregarded and discarded. Their rhetoric is phony,” he wrote.
“Their silence unfortunately matches that of the 19 million black children who will never have a chance to speak,” Bradley added.
With that number growing daily, Bradley promised that he will work hard to defend the lives of unborn babies – and urge society to do the same.