To the editor of THE EAGLE:
Many of us followed the commemoration of the March on Washington which took place 50 years ago and was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. This event is an important recognition of the good work that legendary figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Rep. John Lewis accomplished. But let me ask some questions.
What if Martin Luther King, Jr. had not been born and the "I Had a Dream" speech had never been delivered? What if Rosa Parks had never been born, so she wouldn’t have made history by refusing to give her seat to a white person? What if John Lewis hadn’t been born and he had never had the opportunity to advocate and continue advocating for civil rights in Congress? What if all these hugely important people had been murdered through abortion, and the civil rights movement had been denied these great leaders?
Furthermore, what if some of the current African-American leaders, who continue to be a living reminder to us that people of all races are equal, had never been born? What if our first African-American president, Barack Obama, had been aborted? Americans would then likely not have had the opportunity to show the world that they rejected racism by electing an African-American president. What if Trayvon Martin had been aborted and there had been no such clear reminder that racism in this country has not been fully eliminated?
There are currently over a million babies being murdered through abortion every year from all nationalities and cultures but disproportionately among African-Americans. About 26 percent of American females between the ages of 15-44 are minority race but 36 percent of abortions performed on women of that age group are from minority races.
Any one of those babies being aborted could be the next Martin Luther King, Jr., the next Rosa Parks, the Trayvon Martin that we lost. Any one of those babies being aborted could have been the one to do all kinds of good for the world if only given the chance.
Please join me in hoping and praying for an end to abortion in the U.S. because that is the only way that full civil rights and equality for all Americans, especially those of minority race, will be accomplished.