Obama, Abortion, the 1950s and Race

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The most pro-abortion president in our history, Barack Obama, once again displayed his fealty today to Worse Than Murder, Inc, a\k\a Planned Parenthood:

WASHINGTON     (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said were efforts across the country to turn women’s health back to the 1950s.

Obama’s comments were the first by a sitting president before the abortion-rights group. He lauded its nearly 100 years of service to women, providing cancer screenings, contraceptives and other health services.

“When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you,” he said. “They’re talking about the millions of women who you serve.”

Obama asserted that “an assault on women’s rights” is underway across the country, with bills being introduced in nearly every state legislature to limit or ban abortion or restrict access to birth control.

“The fact is, after decades of progress, there’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st Century,” Obama said. “And they’ve been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women’s health.”

Leftists like the President usually accuse opponents of seeking to roll back the clock, even as they seek desperately, and futilely, to keep the clock frozen in a present they find desirable.  The video at the beginning of this post is from the National Black Pro-life Coalition, a group dedicated to revealing that no group in our society has been ravaged more by abortion than blacks.  Kermit Gosnell’s butcher shop is merely a particularly ugly manifestation of something that every one in the abortion industry knows and almost never speaks of:  blacks are the number one targeted group for abortions in this country.  In a country where blacks make up around 12% of the population, 35% of all abortions are performed on blacks. Worse Than Murder, Inc, a/k/a Planned Parenthood locates 79% of its abortion clinics in minority areas.  Abortion, the Klan’s dream come true.

The changes wrought in our society in other areas since the 1950s have usually been unkind to blacks.  As Walter Williams, a black economist, wrote in 2005:

What about the decline of the black family? In 1960, only 28 percent of black females between the ages of 15 and 44 were never married. Today, it’s 56 percent. In 1940, the illegitimacy rate among blacks was 19 percent, in 1960, 22 percent, and today, it’s 70 percent. Some argue that the state of the black
family is the result of the legacy of slavery, discrimination and poverty. That has to be nonsense. A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia shows that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families, comprised of two parents and children. In New York City in 1925, 85 percent of kin-related black households had two parents. In fact, according to Herbert Gutman in “The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom: 1750-1925,” “Five in six children under the age of 6 lived with both parents.” Therefore, if one argues that what we see today is a result of a legacy of slavery, discrimination and poverty, what’s the explanation for stronger black families at a time much closer to slavery — a time of much greater discrimination and of much greater poverty? I think that a good part of the answer is there were no welfare and Great Society programs.

President Obama knows that it is impossible to go back to the 1950s.  What he is terrified of is that the present, where forty percent of all black babies are tossed out like so much worthless garbage, may not be frozen in amber forever.

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  1. Sans Jim Crow, what was wrong with the 1950s? I like Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, My Three Sons (I know not 50s but . . .), et al.

  2. You forgot Ike. I liked Ike too! Sometime presidents simply “are” and the country seems to run okay. If we could simply make Obama and his cohort a”was.”

    I don’t much like this, this, this . . . I can’t get around emasculated . . . congress, but if you could subtract the executive influence perhaps some sense could be had.

  3. But yet the GOP establishment doesn’t have the guts to make this an issue. They’re too busy trying to say “social issues are a loser”, when in fact they are the opposite.

  4. In 1950 Infants were not having their spinal column snipped to “insure fetal demise” People believed that all men were created equal and that the human being has a soul endowed with unalienable rights to Life.

  5. His speaches alone should make Christians cringe but we elected him twice.

    I note that the US Council of Bishops leaped on board the immigration reform train, just as they did the healthcare reform train… Giant omnibus bills with so many pieces that no one can get their arms around them. If our bishops won’t act cautiously with this clown, despite having been repeatedly burned, what hope have we as American Christians that the engines of the State can be fitted to their proper purpose.

    We need to get it into our thick skulls: this guy hates us! Nothing he does, however it is caste, is to our benefit. If what he does doesn’t hurt us, that is a mere side-effect, not an intentional avoidance.

  6. In 1972, two prophetic studies published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a widespread worry among blacks that family planning programs were a potential means of racial genocide, especially if the programs provided sterilization and were run by whites. Unfortunately, these studies were not taken seriously.
    Abortion very often is touted as an economic solution for poor women, i.e., “Black women.” Strident, pro-abortion feminists cry for abortion as a “right” for which they must fight to keep.
    The Black community has benefited neither socially or economically from an atrocity that is enthusiastically promoted by those who make 150 million dollars per year from dead African American babies; and by those who seek to entice the Black community to self-genocide through abortion. Therefore, the disproportionate number of abortions by Black Americans, as compared to our percentage of the general population, is more than a social phenomenon. It is destructive and genocidal.
    The abortion issue is not being dealt with by the black clergy or black politicians. In fact, abortion is often actually encouraged by these “leaders”.
    The aim of Margaret Sanger’s program was to restrict–many believe exterminate–the black population. Under the pretense of “better health” and “family planning,” Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What’s more shocking is Sanger’s beguilement of black America’s créme de la créme–those prominent, well educated and well-to-do–into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites.
    Sanger’s plan has worked extraordinarily well over time – today numerous black religious leaders defend the “right” of women to kill their unborn children. It’s ironic that black leaders complain about racism, saying that white people are trying to keep them down, yet they promote one of the most racist policies in this country, abortion.
    Approximately two out of three black babies are aborted in the U.S. If that is not racial genocide, what is? What will it take for the Black moral leadership in America to come to grips with this reality? The blood of 54 million unborn babies cries out from the ground for justice. And the future of our nation, which tolerates the unjust execution of these innocents, depends on it.
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

  7. Things like this give me cause to hate Obama and the Democrats. But hatred is wrong. I should hate the sin, the murder, not the man. I guess I really should not be allowed outside the Confessional. Tell me, how do you folks avoid hating him? I just get so incensed every time I see his face or hear his voice. 🙁

  8. Planned parenthood is another couple of words that say exactly the opposite.As
    you do any planning you must have a timetable with an agenda.Planning the life
    of our children is to be a thoughtful,charitable and an expression of love.
    Planned parenthoods biggest profit is from the taxpayers support of abortions
    which is likened to murder.What part of Thou Shall not kill do we obey?
    Its not the ten suggestions Its the Ten Commandmants!

  9. In the UK, there was a remarkable overlap in membership of the Abortion Law Reform Association, the British Family Planning Association, the Eugenics Education Society, formed in 1907 and renamed the Galton Institute in 1989. The Abortion Act 1967 was passed before the rise of Feminism in the 1970’s and was, in no small measure, driven by Eugenicists and Malthusians.

  10. Paul,

    Maintining a good sense of humor about myself helps a lot.

    Human beings are funny because we appeal to reason regularly but act like unreasoned creatures. I’m the most bizarre creature I know.

    Seeing one’s faults, flaws, and sins for what they are and realizing that our pretensions are terribly funny makes it easier to deal with the faults, flaws, and sins in others.

    The President is much less than he presents himself to be and his unchanging behaviors suggest to me that he is unaware, that he thinks he is making reasoned, enlightened choices. That is funny… And that is terrible, as Don intimated above.

    The most frightening line in Scripture, to me, is “to those to whom more is given, more is expected.” it is terrible to contemplate that it may well be better to live out one’s life in savage nobility than to hear the Word and act in contrary ways to it. It is unreasonable to do so and funny that we so routinely appeal to reason in defense of our unreasoned opinions and actions.

    Humor and terror, comfortable bed-fellows…

  11. Something else the 1950s had that the 2010s does not: Bishop Sheen. Oh, how we need his voice today!

  12. Thanks, Mary. I also like to watch some of his old lectures on You Tube. But we need someone like him today, to speak to today’s audiences on today’s issues. It’s probably a dream though. Someone like him would not be so well received today, speaking against abortion and same sex “marriage”, and would be restricted to a channel like EWTN , preaching to the choir, whereas Life Is Worth Living was broadcast on DuMont (at the time one of the major networks) and later ABC, with ratings that rivaled “Mr. Television”, Milton Berle (prompting Berle to quip that Sheen had a better Writer).

  13. I’d settle for our clergy preaching like that to us! We have three good priests. All three give strong, useful sermons. One of them lays it on the line, artfully but without pulling punches.

    I go to Mass in a variety of places due to work travel. It is rare to have even good sermons, much less ones that tackle the tough issues.

    I’d love to hear Father Z’s take on why this is so.

    In my parish, people seem to appreciate a challenging, smart sermon. Even ones that I would think would unsettle, such as sermons about the eye of the needle and possessions are received well.

    What gives? Why do our priests and bishops pull the punches with us? We are talking about human souls. Shouldn’t we want to be called out if when we stray? Shouldn’t the clergy call us out whether we want to be or not?

  14. How not to hate President Obama? Remember that he is a tool–save your hate for the real Enemy below who is using him, and the people at “Planned Parenthood”, and etc. And remember to base it in your love for Christ, lest it become wrath.

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