February 29th, 2008 04:59 EST
Today's Battle - an Evil Worse Than Slavery
Black History Month is a time when African Americans especially--remember the trials and struggles of being born black in this country. We as a people endured much in our journey for equality. A journey which began many years ago on slave ships--through Jim Crowe years, through times of lynching and marches.
Throughout this month we also celebrate the many accomplishments and triumphs that we have achieved. We have come a long way. And along the way we became brilliant black investors, inventors, scientists, doctors and educators..., musicians, sportsmen and powerful speakers. We have risen up from slavery to a point where we can hope and dream about holding the highest office in this land! Against all odds, some may say we have arrived!
But have we...really? Or are we closing our eyes to the fact that more than 15 million black children have been slaughtered since 1973?
While we look the other way--smiling, slapping each other on the back--PROUD of our accomplishments, abortion facilities are purposefully placed in inner city and minority neighborhoods, crushing the bodies of innocent black children.
Abortion is the number one killer of African Americans- -killing more black people than all other deaths combined, yet, there are black men and women who stand in support of the vicious killing of our smallest children--all in order to win popularity contests, or for the coveted prize of becoming the 1st black President of the United States.
So, have we forgotten what the dream was all about? Some of us have.
In this political season will we must drive home the fact that it really doesn't matter when it comes down to it what party you belong to.
There are children dying! Innocent children are being ripped apart; torn limb from limb--killed by abortion.
We don't have to kill our children to ensure that we have better lives. Therefore, we must make sure that political figures know this fact... IF YOU ARE FOR ABORTION...THEN WE ARE NOT FOR YOU--no matter what color your skin is!
Eliminating abortion may seem to some --a rather daunting task...to some it may seem impossible. But I believe in God and with HIM I know that nothing is impossible.
Make no mistake...abortion is a civil rights issue. We must strive to make abortion a terrible thing...of our historical past.
Day Gardner is the president of the National Black Pro- Life Union