Ben Carson: Abortion is “Racist” and Abortions Kill Black Babies at a Higher Rate

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 28, 2020   |   9:14AM   |   Washington, DC

During the Republican convention last night, before President Trump gave a rousing pro-life speech that still has conservatives excited, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson took on the racist components of abortion.

Carson said that President Trump is not racist.

“President Trump does not dabble in identity politics,” Carson said. “He wants everyone to succeed and believes in the adage, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats.’ Many on the other side love to incite division by claiming that President Trump is a racist. They could not be more wrong.”

“Years ago, Jesse Jackson gave Donald Trump an award for the economic opportunities he created for black people. In Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Trump led the crusade to allow blacks and Jews into private clubs and resorts. One of the first things he did as president was bring the Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities into the White House so that it could get proper attention and financial support. Before the pandemic, African American unemployment was at an all-time low,” Carson continued.

The black administration official said the real racism is located within abortion.

“What is racist is the fact that African Americans have the highest abortion rate,” Carson said. “President Trump is the most pro-life President in our country’s history. He will continue to fight for those who cannot yet speak.”

Carson is rate that black babies are killed at higher rates in abortions than babies of other races.

Census data indicates that African Americans are about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And the Planned Parenthood abortion business kills 247 black babies in abortions every single day.

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Alveda King, the director of the Civil Rights for the Unborn outreach through Priests for Life and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has expressed sorrow at the 61 million unborn babies who have been aborted, including 20 million unborn black babies, since Roe v. Wade in 1973.

“In New York City, more black babies are aborted than born,” King said. “It’s not racist to point out this truth. It is racist to perpetuate this genocide.”

Nationally, African-Americans account for 36 percent of all abortions while making up only 13.4 percent of the total population. And in New York City, which has been called the abortion capital of America, an unborn African-American child is more likely to be aborted than brought to term. At these national percentage levels, we have lost more than 19 million black Americans to abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

So if Americans truly want to stop racism, conservative writer Matt Walsh argues Americans should support defunding Planned Parenthood.

Since we are on the subject of defunding things in order to protect black lives, it seems someone should make the rather obvious and unavoidable point. While defunding the police is sure to kill many more black people than it saves, defunding Planned Parenthood, and then abolishing abortion entirely, is sure to save many millions of lives while costing none.

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Abortion has destroyed over 60 million people in this country since Roe v. Wade. A disproportionate number of the victims are black. Indeed, the black abortion rate is nearly 4 times higher than the white abortion rate. In some American cities, the situation has gotten so bad that more black babies are aborted than born. According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, about 30 percent of the women who obtain abortions outside of hospitals are black. And this despite black women accounting for only 13 percent of the women in the United States.

Doing the math, and taking into account the 330,000 abortions Planned Parenthood alone performs every year, it is fair to estimate that Planned Parenthood kills close to 100,000 black people annually. For comparison sake, police killed 1,000 people total last year — white, black, armed, and unarmed. Comparing just the number of unarmed black people killed by both groups, the ratio is 100,000 to 9. And yet police are the greatest threat to black lives?

Walsh says that if black lives really matter, the lives of black people before birth should matter too.

If black life matters inherently (and it certainly does), then it matters from the first moment that it comes into existence. Any quality or value that is earned or achieved over time is by definition not inherent. So, a black life that really matters, has always mattered. And that means that a black baby in the womb matters. He matters as much as George Floyd, and he has as much value.

There is no such thing as a pro-abortion Black Lives Matter movement. To be pro-abortion is to reject the premise that life inherently matters. It is to see life as a commodity whose value is dependent on various external factors. If this is all you intend to communicate with the slogan “black lives matter,” then you shouldn’t say it, because you don’t mean it. But if you do mean it, then welcome to the pro-life movement.