Bloomington Herald-Times, January 04, 2015 (Comments)
To the Editor:
We have seen the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter trend on social media and a great deal of concern about how police interact with minorities.
But we do not just have an elephant in the room in respecting black lives. It is more like a brontosaurus. That brontosaurus is the terrible tragedy of black lives lost to the brutal procedure known as "safe and legal" abortion.
In New York City, more than half of black babies are aborted. Nationally and in Indiana, black babies are aborted at a far higher rate than the black percentage of the population.
All in all, the abortion industry terminates over 1,200,000 unborn babies every year in America - babies of all colors and ethnicities. In Monroe County, there have been 753, 811 and 731 babies killed the last three years.
Yes, black lives do matter, as do all lives. That is why we must oppose abortion and seek to end this abominable violation of basic human rights. Come to the 2015 Rally for Life at 2:00 p.m. on January 18 at the Monroe County Courthouse to send the message to our community that we value human rights and human life, and we want to see babies protected.