A few nights ago, while my pregnant wife soundly slept next to me, I caught a segment of the Daily Show. (She falls asleep at 8p now, so my nights are pretty uneventful).
While watching the below clip, I really started to vet my beliefs on abortion, particularly as it applies to the Black community.
I’m a bit of an paradox. I come from a highly religious Christian family. My father, uncles & grandfather were/are all preachers. They, however, are also highly progressive.
So while I was taught that abortion & homosexuality was wrong in God’s eyes, I was also taught that God gives everyone the right to make bad decisions. Mandated morality is the first step towards a police state.
Driving around Los Angeles although, I see billboards popping up with a slightly different take on this debate. They argue that Black women have abortions at such high rates that Black children can potentially become an “endangered species”.
And although I am not the biggest fan of abortion, I’m angered at this attempt to guilt mothers into a political ideology that limits the liberties of women.
In the following clip, Rick Santorum of Fox News states that the Black Community would be double what it is today if it were not for abortion. What’s ironic about statements like this is that the same pundits that vilify social welfare, want to double the size of a systematically impoverished people.
Take a look at the following clip and give me your opinions on these ads popping up in inner cities across America.