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To honor MLK Jr., let's protect unborn black lives

By Scott Tibbs, January 15, 2015

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, blacks make up about 10% of Indiana's population, but about 28% of abortions in the state of Indiana are done on black babies. (See http://1.usa.gov/1s2Y8HT and http://bit.ly/1AodHwF for the data.) If we truly believe that black lives matter, should we not be concerned that black babies are being aborted at a much higher rate than white babies?

This is an especially important question now, as we worry about how blacks (especially young black males) are treated by our criminal justice system. As we approach the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, we should also consider how we can ensure the blessings of life and liberty are extended to everyone - including unborn babies of all races.

Black lives do matter, even if the abortion industry does not seem to agree. January 22 will be the 42nd anniversary of the tragic Supreme Court decision that threw out laws against abortion in all fifty states, leaving unborn babies with little protection from the abortionist's cruel instruments. We should unite under the idea that innocent life deserves to be protected, and oppose abortion. We should demand our legislators take action to protect the unborn.