Published on January 23rd, 2007 | by Alex and Brett Harris
Abortion and Racism
John Piper has delivered a provocative message on abortion and race. A startling statistic: African-American women make up 13 percent of the female population, but account for 36 percent of abortions. Latino-American women, who also make up only 13 percent of the female population, account for 20 percent of abortions.
If you care about the unborn and/or racial equality, we strongly commend this message to you. You can read, listen, or watch it here.
When is Abortion Racism?
by John Piper, DesiringGod.org
My aim is that just as once even though the Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case of 1857 held that Black slaves were property without rights as free persons, yet today we view that as unthinkable; so also even though the Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case of 1973 did not give the unborn the rights of free persons, nevertheless the day may come when that too is viewed as unthinkable.
Racism might—and often did—result in the killing of innocent humans; in our history, it often did. But abortion always results in the killing of innocent humans. Between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 Black people were lynched in America. Today more Black babies are killed by white abortionists every three days than all who were lynched in those years.