According to US Census data, blacks make up only 13 percent of the population, yet more than 30 percent of aborted babies are from black mothers.
“It is the number one killer of all African-Americans in the nation,” Leslie Monet, international director for the Church of God in Christ‘s (COGIC) Family Life Campaign told CBN News. “You can add cancer. You can add AIDS. You can add car accidents, homicides, crime, shooting. Name the gamut and put those together and it will not equal the amount of lives that we lose to abortion.”
Abortion in the black community is an issue that Charles Blake, presiding bishop of COGIC, has spoken out about in the past.
“Black women, according to the statistics are almost four times as likely to have an abortion as white women,” Blake said in 2014 at the COGIC International Women’s Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.
He added, “And almost 65 percent of those who’ve had abortions have never been married. You’re killing a human being. It’s a human being from the moment it’s conceived.”
With more than 6.5 million members worldwide, COGIC is taking a bigger step toward helping black women choose life.
They call it the Family Life Campaign, and it challenges church members to personally take action in fighting for the unborn.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, strived for a society that limited births to those she deemed fit to have children.
Critics call her a racist eugenics promoter who targeted black communities with her Planned Parenthood clinics.
“Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, once said colored people are like weeds; they need to be exterminated,” Dr. Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, once told CBN News.
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