Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Black Man's Dilemma

World Magazine, my favorite news magazine, has a good article about Clenard Childress, a black Baptist pastor in New Jersey who has incorporated pro-life convictions into his advocacy of social justice.

According to the article, "Today, hundreds of thousands of black babies are aborted each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one in every two African-American pregnancies ends in abortion. According to the Allen Guttmacher Institute, African-American women are nearly five times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion."

Whenever I read such statistics, I'm thankful to God for the courage of Christopher's birthmother. She mentioned to us at the hospital that she was making an unpopular decision.

The article may be read at www.worldmag.com/articles/14473.

5 comments:

Christy said...

Yes, what an awesome, brave thing his birthmother did. I admire her courage and selflessness.

Mike said...

I think this is one thing we have not probed, the racism of abortion. Clearly African Americans have been hit harder by this evil than anyone else.

Tou and David said...

Thanks for sharing. By the way, we'll be in Tulsa for the NMC.

TREY MORGAN said...

Wow, thanks for sharing!

Terry said...

Christy,
Our son has been blessed by a courageous and selfless birthmother and a courageous and selfless mother who has been raising him since birth. Thanks for the comment!

Mike,
Thanks for the comment! You are right. The statistics are bad. Even worse, Planned Parenthood was caught earlier this year targeting black babies for abortion in an undercover investigation by college students in California. I was furious that abortionists would target children like my son.

Tou and David,
I hope to meet you at the NMC. We have been looking forward to it all year. Will you have a booth? Will you be speaking or participating in a forum?

Trey,
Thanks for the comment! I love reading your blog (as well as the blogs of Christy and Mike...I have just discovered Tou and David and look forward to reading more of their blog, too).

I deleted my previous comment to protect some Christians in a hostile environment.