Star Parker

This assertion is quite fantastic given what the nation recently witnessed in the horrors uncovered in the trial of convicted murderer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

This last May a 22-year old woman, Lakisha Wilson, died from complications related to a legal abortion she received in an abortion clinic in Cleveland.

Planned Parenthood agreed earlier this year, in a court directed settlement, to pay $2 million related to the death of Tonya Reaves from complications from a botched second-trimester abortion performed in a Chicago Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

According to data gathered by the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, since 1989, 94 doctors, in 40 states, have had charges filed and disciplinary action taken related to abortion procedures. Forty three percent of these cases have been reported since 2010.

Changes in public sentiment about abortion have been one of the few areas of good news in the ongoing cultural war in our country. According to Gallup, those identifying as “pro-choice” are now at 47 percent, down from 56 percent in 1996, and “pro-life” supporters are at 46 percent, up from 33 percent in 1996.

Much credit goes to young pro-life activists like those in Bound4LIFE, who demonstrate in places of contention, such as in Texas and Washington, with public prayer and information about abortion.

Hopefully more states will follow the important example of Texas. What, after all, can freedom mean when it does not start with recognizing the sanctity of life.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.


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