From the highest court in the land to the smallest towns in America, more and more people are demanding that the United States restore equality to all human beings, including those who are not yet born.
The theme of the 2022 March for Life, “Equality Begins in the Womb,” speaks to a growing awareness about the value of unborn babies and the hope that their most basic human right, the right to life, will be restored in the coming months.
Discrimination and equality even have been on the minds of U.S. Supreme Court justices in recent years.
In 2019, Justice Clarence Thomas, an African American, wrote a strong opinion condemning abortion as a tool of discrimination, according to Fox News.
“[A]bortion has proved to be a disturbingly effective tool for implementing the discriminatory preferences that undergird eugenics,” he wrote at the time.
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Even now, the high court is considering reversing its infamous 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade and allowing states to protect unborn babies again through the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. A ruling is expected in June.
Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies have been legally killed in abortions because of Roe. Abortion itself is discrimination against unborn babies, but, as Thomas suggested, abortion also has become a means of discrimination against other groups as well, including African Americans, girls and people with disabilities.
On Wednesday during a press conference ahead of the national March for Life, black pro-life leaders lamented the disproportionately high rate of abortions in the African American community, the Washington Times reports.
Angela Minter, president of Sisters for Life, pointed to health data showing that black women have more than one third of all abortions in the U.S. even though they make up 15 percent of the childbearing population, according to the Times.
“Washington, D.C.: 55 percent of the abortions obtained are black women,” Minter said. “In Michigan, 50 percent; in Alabama, 62 percent. In my state, Kentucky, that number is roughly the same. How would you know that, Angela? Because I do sidewalk counseling there at the Planned Parenthood there, the Planned Parenthood that told me where to go to get my abortion.”
Minter said she aborted two unborn babies as a teenager before realizing her mistake and becoming pro-life.
Hers were two of many unborn victims of abortion. Approximately 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade. And currently, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, the abortion rate among African Americans is three times higher than white Americans.
Black mothers are being harmed by abortion as well.
Here’s more from Fox News:
In October, the Charlotte Lozier Institute published a paper in which Dr. Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, a Black woman, reviewed data on Black abortions.
She noted that “at every gestational age up to 21 weeks, more abortions are performed in African American women than any other ethnicity.”
“They are thus more likely to be exposed to the risks and adverse outcomes of second trimester abortion. African American women are also two to three times more likely to die from abortion. The impact of abortion on maternal morbidity and mortality, fetal mortality and population health in African Americans is considerable, without any apparent benefit proportional to the disparities in risk and outcomes.”
Then there are unborn baby girls and unborn babies with disabilities like Down syndrome who also are targeted for abortion at high rates. In Iceland, for example, CBS News reported a nearly 100-percent abortion rate for unborn baby who tests positive for Down syndrome. In the U.S., the rate is as high as 90 percent, though the exact numbers are unknown.
Sex-selection abortions also are a huge problem across the world. According to Fox, “A 2019 study also argued that sex-selective abortion had created a gender imbalance in certain parts of the world with ‘23.1 million missing female births globally.’” The imbalance has become so bad that men in some Asian countries are having trouble finding wives.
All this and more will bring thousands of people to Washington, D.C. on Friday to call for an end to Roe v. Wade and abortion and to urge our nation’s leaders to restore equality to all, born and unborn.