March 19th, 2008 12:19 EST
The Audacity of Barack Obama
The National Black Pro-Life Union Comments on Barack Obama's Perfect Union Speech, March 18, 2008
Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, submits the following comments and is available for interviews:
I am a black woman and like Mr. Obama and most other Americans, I am a product of generations of racial and cultural mixes and backgrounds. My ancestors also arrived here on slave ships--as did the ancestors of most African Americans.
Barack Obama's heritage is no more "rich" than any of ours. The United States of America is overflowing with stories of struggles, hardships, wealth, triumphs, and poverty. We all have had ancestors that arrived here on slave ships or through Ellis Island. That's who we are--we're Americans and we all have a story to tell. Mr. Obama's heritage is not unique.
Most Americans are also equally proud of fathers and grandfathers who served in the military in World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam. And whether you are in support of the war in Iraq or against it, we must continue to support the men and women who are willing to serve their country "our country" while putting their lives on the line. They are heroes in every sense of the word.
Mr. Obama said that he loves this country, yet my mind is still plagued by the image of a man standing on a stage with other presidential hopefuls failing to salute the American flag--a banner that unites us all.
I thought it rather amusing that Mr. Obama spoke at great length about racial discrimination, the lack of economic opportunity, poverty, segregated schools and the erosion of the black family along with just about every other way in which African American people have been wronged--I think he even threw in the kitchen sink. Yet, he failed to mention the racism of the abortion industry.
The man who wants to be President never mentioned the racism of an organization that purposefully plants abortion facilities firmly in black and minority neighborhoods and urban communities. We have lost more than 15 million black children since 1973-- targeted and slaughtered by abortion and Obama doesn't utter a word or bat an eye.
With all the attention drawn to the recent You Tube video, Barack Obama never mentioned the blatant racism of the organization that was "excited" to take money specifically earmarked to kill black babies via abortion. Are you asking yourself -why? The answer is money.
Last year Planned Parenthood, the organization in question and the nation's largest abortion provider received more than 300 million of our tax dollars in federal funding. They also receive millions in public donations--not to mention the millions in blood money from dismembering the bodies of innocent black children and other children by abortion. Much of that blood money goes into financing political campaigns-- get the picture?
Black children, White children, Hispanic, Native American and Asian children--5,000 of our smallest Americans are ruthlessly slaughtered by abortion every single day and Mr. Obama couldn't care less-- after all, they can't vote.
Mr. Obama, these children have an American story, too; a story just as vibrant and colorful--just as rich as yours--maybe even more so...but their stories will never be told--you promised to see to that personally, didn't you?