Letter to the editor: The lives of unborn babies matter, too

Do Black Lives Really Matter?

The black community is protesting police departments across the country, carrying signs saying “Black Lives Matter!”  Black “leaders” like Al Sharpton, are leading these protestors and telling the world that “police departments in the United States have a vendetta against black people and are not treating them fairly.”

And when they are asked about “black on black” crime, which is running rampant in Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans and many other big cities, their answer is:  “We need more rigid gun-control laws.  Easy access to guns is the problem.”

I have never heard Al Sharpton, or any of these sign-carrying demonstrators say one word about the number of black lives lost to abortion.  And I have never heard anyone from the black community say, “Easy access to abortion is destroying our people.”

The abortion rate for black women is five times higher than the abortion rate for white women.  The black rate was 50 per 1,000 women versus the white rate of 11 per 1,000 women according to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute in 2008.

At that time, 37 percent of all abortions in the United States were obtained by black women, 34 percent by white women, 22 percent by Hispanic women, and the balance by women of mixed race.  But keep in mind, only 13 percent of our population is black or African-American according to the 2010 Census

Consider that 403,677 black babies will be aborted this year in the United States.

That’s 37 percent of the 1,091,018 abortions that will take place this year in the United States alone.  Those 403,677 black murders by abortion are far greater than the number of blacks that will die from a gun-shot wound from a cop, or from a civilian; black, white or otherwise.

Do black lives really matter?  Do all lives really matter?

I believe they do.  If you sincerely believe they do, then we need to put a stop to abortion in this nation.  Tell your senators, representatives and the governor.  And tell Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and most all of the Democrats who still support abortion for any reason.