The global tragedy of abortion is that, behind the thin veils of human flesh, it accomplishes an ethnic, racial, and gender purging of such efficiency and scale as to make Adolf Hitler appear inconsequential. In the United States, the most recent data indicate that 64% of abortions are obtained by black, Hispanic, and other women of color, despite the fact that they only account for 28% of the population. (Guttmacher Institute; U.S. Census Bureau).
As if that data were not disturbing enough, consider this statistic: since ultrasound technology has enabled parents to identify the gender of their unborn child, 160 MILLION girls have been lost to abortion in Asia alone, triggering a staggering gender imbalance that has demographers wringing their hands.
C.S. Lewis saw through the game of “choice” long ago, as he warned that “[T]he power of Man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please. … [T]he man-molders of the new age will be armed with the powers of an omnicompetent state and an irresistible scientific technique: we shall get at last a race of conditioners who really can cut out all posterity in what shape they please.”
If anyone were to posit a plan to systematically annihilate non-whites and females, imagine how he would be received in our enlightened society where equality and diversity are so highly prized. But as long as this same result is accomplished through the “choice” of members of the affected populations, our society doesn’t mourn the slaughter, but celebrates it.
Our collective ignorance of history has made fools of us. For in fact, what we identify today as merely unfortunate statistics are really the indicia of success of the careful plans and propaganda created by those who sought to mold the human population to their liking.
The organization that is today Planned Parenthood and now trumpets women’s “right to choose,” gave birth to its deadly “Negro Project” in the 1930’s, hoping to stunt the growth of black families. It is surely no accident that today, a whopping 80% of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods.
Other American population activists collaborated to combat the “problem” of unbounded population growth, which they believed would strain world resources and exacerbate poverty in developing nations. John D. Rockefeller III organized a "Conference on Population Problems" in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1952, then went on to work with the Ford Foundation, the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation to sell Asian nations on the concept of population control. Their message was simple: lower birth rates lead to richer people.
Of course, some "population activists" had more sinister motivations. In her book, Unnatural Selection, journalist Mara Hvistendahl posits that, privately, "Western donors worried less about poverty than they did about the global balance of power and specifically about what they believed to be one of poverty's effects: communism." Many American elites worried that rising birth rates in developing nations would make these regions more susceptible to communism and less likely to become American allies.
As these wealthy, Western organizations succeeded in selling developing nations on their "less is better" pitch, baby girls were the casualties.
So here is the great irony: on a personal level, women may believe that exercising their “right” to have an abortion is an act of liberation and power, but on a larger scale abortion is a hallmark of manipulation and subjugation.
Every abortion is equally tragic, whether its victims are white, black, red or yellow, male or female. But as a society, we are blind if we fail to see that there is no racial, ethnic or gender “equality” in the practice of abortion. Behind millions upon millions of thin veils of pregnant tummy flesh, the beautiful, natural diversity of mankind is being destroyed, one “choice” at a time. And this was always part of a plan.
We should mourn and expose this great injustice.
Rita M. Dunaway is vice president for Public Policy with Virginia Christian Alliance. She lives in Harrisonburg.
Sanctity of Human Life