by Carla Ezell Southeast PA Regional Coordinator Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
We African-American women were and are being used for various reasons.
In the abortion industry we have been used to sell the belief of some in our society that abortion is an answer to unexpected pregnancy.
It’s a known fact that if a woman has sex she could get pregnant. Planned Parenthood knows and relies on this. Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses push abortion in the African-American community. Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist and founder of Planned Parenthood in the late 1920’s and 1930’s, planned an effective way to convince African-Americans to abort their babies. Her plan was to tell them that they did not have the means to raise large families. This, they were promised, would be a way for our people to attain more in life if our families were smaller.
This was called The Negro Project. Sanger believed the key to selling her secret agenda of reducing the Black race was to use the Black Church and its pastors. Well, African-American families are smaller and we are a shrinking minority. Our women abort our babies more than any other race in America. Over 17 million African-American children are gone forever without a whisper.
February is Black History Month, and a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans. But it is a time set aside to recall the struggles of African-Americans in this nation. The targeting of African-American women is nothing new.
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, new forms of birth control, such as the intrauterine device (IUD) and different forms of birth control pills were tried out on African-American women in the inner cities. The IUD alone came with many negative reports, but a promise of no unwanted pregnancies. This form of birth control was a research project—but that fact was never told to the women who were its unwitting subjects.
The IUD was implanted in girls as young as 13 years old. Many women became pregnant while using IUDs. During some pregnancies the implants became embedded in various parts of the bodies of the infants. As you can imagine, this caused complications for these children. Some women became sterile because the IUDs would move inside them and cause tears in their uterine walls.
Those reports were never exposed to the public, but I worked in a hospital in North Philadelphia across the street from a neighborhood housing project. These young women were used for study without being informed that they were the subject of medical research.
How long will society use us African-American women for abortion and other secret experiments? Today, abortion is the great deception and it will continue if the NAACP, Black Caucus, African-American legislators, mayors, and civic leaders continue to keep silent and turn a blind eye to the plague of abortion that has devastated our African-American community. We have accepted the lie that killing our children is an answer to our problems. We are the ones that must reject it.
Nothing in life is perfect. Life comes with struggles and pain no matter who we are. But we make it harder when we do not tell the truth about aborting our preborn babies. The fact is we are killing our future. I see nothing to be proud of when babies are sucked out of the wombs of mothers every day and then sold to industries that use the organs of these little ones for the financial gain of Planned Parenthood and others in the business of abortion.
We are accountable for our silence.