- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 26, 2009


It was good to see the articles by Dr. Alveda C. King (“The abortionist’s eye is on us,” Opinion, Monday) and Day Gardner (“Value life, and all children,” Opinion, Tuesday). Too few blacks are active in the pro-life movement, despite the fact that so many black babies have been aborted since January 1973.

Nevertheless, it isn’t right to compare racism to abortion or to blame Planned Parenthood for the abortions in the black community. Slavery, segregation, discrimination and Jim Crow laws were injustices imposed on blacks by others. Yes, Planned Parenthood and others do target blacks. But abortion is a choice that many pregnant black women make freely for themselves and that the black community supports by its silence, lack of opposition and support for the pro-abortion Democratic Party.


Waldorf, Md.

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