Paternal liberals endanger blacks’ future with 37% of all abortions

Paternal liberals hurt the black community by presuming it as monolithic.  It’s time for some black viewpoint equality. Photo: "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s personal Bible" © 2007 dbking, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2013 – Unlike liberal Chris Matthews at MSNBC, who feels a thrill up his leg every time Obama speaks, Dr. Alveda King does not. Alveda King is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. and director of African American Outreach at Priests for Life.

King says Obama’s use of her uncle’s Bible at his swearing in “was not symbolic. It was ironic.”

“Obama’s support of abortion, same-sex marriage, and free contraception under his unpopular Obamacare reform is difficult to reconcile with my uncle’s legacy as a man of God,” King explained. “I had hoped and prayed that when the president handled the Bible, it would accidentally open to where it says ‘Choose life’ or ‘God hates the shedding of innocent blood.’ I was hoping it would just shake him up a little bit.”

We are constantly hearing about Obama getting virtually all the black vote and a black approval rating to match. One might presume that every African American is in agreement. But this is more a function of the (white-controlled) liberal media that not only “knows” what is best for the black community; they also know what kinds of blacks are appropriate. 

And what their “proper” position should be—whether it be abortion, same-sex marriage, gun control, welfare, or a host of other issues.

For example, journalists tend to be overwhelmingly pro-abortion  but never admit that their pro-abortion stance is anti-black: 40 percent of all black children in this country are aborted. The death toll skyrockets to 60 percent in New York City where more black babies are aborted than are born.

What Obama, Planned Parenthood, and liberal media portray as a vital service is something far different to many black leaders—black genocide. Walter Hoye, president and founder of the Issues4life Foundation and the California Civil Rights Foundation, echoes the sentiment:

“The disproportionate impact of abortion in black America is devastating. Today a black baby is three times more likely to be murdered in the womb of his or her own mother than a white baby.”  

At 12 percent of the population, black mothers represent 37 percent of abortions.

Stephen Broden, recipient of the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award, is concerned that “the staggering number of abortions within the African American community is threatening the sustainability of the African American race in the United States.” That’s why last year his pro-life group Life Always placed a billboard one-half mile from Planned Parenthood NYC headquarters during Black History Month. The simple message: “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.”

Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, responded to the resultant firestorm with this statement: “The ad violates the values of New Yorkers and is grossly offensive to women and minorities.”  

More than half of New York City’s next black generation is aborted each year, but it is the billboard that is offensive? But then, journalists have always “routinely characterized the pro-life stance as retrograde or anti-woman,” says Rich Noyes of Media Research Center.

Black conservative voices dangerous to narrative

There certainly seems to be no shortage of air time for pro-abortion, government-as-solution advocates like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or the NAACP.  Meanwhile, this year’s NAACP Black Image Awards was protested by a black coalition but although the story emanated from a major media event, it never made it into the liberal media.

Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN) national director Dr. Johnny Hunter tweeted from the protest. “Racist elitists no longer need the Ku Klux Klan to control blacks; they have Planned Parenthood. And Planned Parenthood has the NAACP on a leash,” read Hunter’s quote. “The NAACP must quit endorsing destructive and unfruitful behavior.” Less than five minutes later their Twitter account @NAACP_WATCHDOGS was suspended.

One reason that opposition black leaders receive so little national air time in comparison is that they are dangerous to the paternal establishment narrative.  

Ryan Bomberger, president and founder of the Radiance Foundation, is young, articulate, camera friendly, and passionate—and was conceived in rape. Interviewed on MSNBC after the March for Life, Bomberger was pounded with graphics and a suspect poll showing that the “new normal” in America is pro-choice. The show’s black host intended to rattle Bomberger, but Bomberger debunked the host’s premise and presented a civil rights and justice argument that continually sends pro-abortionists scurrying for a fig leaf.

The stark contrast to reality versus what is portrayed in the media as to what blacks think extends far beyond abortion. The list of black leaders with a very different view for the future legacy of African Americans is long.

Perhaps Black History Month 2013 is an opportunity for the paternal liberal media so concerned with equality for black America to showcase some black viewpoint equality for a change…and respect that the black community is not monolithic.

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Paul E. Rondeau's research and writing on social issures has appeared in law journals, private publications, and  the popular press.  His work has been cited at the U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations and by best-selling authors.  He serves as executive director at American Life League.  He can be contacted at


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