February 18, 2013, Letter to the Editor of The Dayton Daily News
February is “Black History Month” a time we honor many black people: scientists, physicians, business leaders, military leaders, and many other black people who, with determination and character, have accomplished much and have been an asset to mankind.
During the month, we emphasize the importance of black families mothers, fathers, and, especially our precious black children. Also, much is heard about black pride and the history of the struggle for freedom and full recognition of civil and human rights for black people.
During this month black mothers, many times accompanied by the fathers of their babies, or other family members, are going into abortion centers to abort their babies. Since 1973, based on data from the Guttmacher Institute, an estimated 16 million black babies have been aborted in the U.S.
The Ohio Department of Health reports that 24,764 abortions were performed in Ohio in 2011 (the latest year for which statistics are available) and of that total, 9,178 or 37.1% were black babies. (U.S. census figures showed that blacks comprised 12.4% of the Ohio population in 2011.)
The Ohio Department of Health also reports that residents of Montgomery County aborted 1,096, of which 509 (46.4%) were black babies. . (Census figures showed that blacks made up 21% of the Montgomery County population.)And there is a chilling, deafening silence from the black community, the black pastors, and the NAACP.
Is this black pride? Is this honoring the black race?