One group of black women are peddling the belief that abortion is “self-care”, that it benefits women and their families. This snake oil is being sold by The Afiya Center (TAC), which put these slogans on a giant billboard in Texas.
As a free-thinking, informed and intuitive black woman, I don't buy it. My child did not survive my abortion over 30 years ago, but I did. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent, terminating 19 million black lives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, twice as many African Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined. Seventy-nine percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority communities. My community makes up less than thirteen percent of the female population, yet we have around 35 percent of the abortions in America.
By targeting the African American community, TAC is promoting genocide. The definition of genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. TAC is run by black women - shame on them. They are complicit puppets in the hands of abortion providers. It's the same as Africans assisting in the kidnapping of other Africans and selling them into bondage as part of the transatlantic slave trade. TAC women are no different.
Unfortunately, African Americans being a target of genocide is not new. We've been traditionally targeted in the abortion industry by those who believe that African Americans are inferior and a drain on society's resources. With insidious intent, manipulation and lies, Planned Parenthood and others like it have continued their scourge on the Black community, even utilizing the black church to indoctrinate its members to this horror. Their founder, Margaret Sanger, even had a Negro Project, which is still alive and well today.
TAC is lying to black women. Abortion as self-care and its benefits is a flagrant pack of lies. The butchery of our babies doesn’t benefit us, our families, our communities, or the human race. The truth is, it eliminates us, one by one.
What if the mothers of these individuals had believed the lies - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, Ida B. Wells, Madame C. J. Walker, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Charles Drew, Dr. Ben Carson, Garrett A. Morgan, you and me? Imagine the greatness that would have been lost. Moreover, believing that abortion is self-care is counter-intuitive. Their narrative says that abortion is beneficial to black women, yet death and destruction are the results.
Is it self-care when having an abortion increases the risk of cancer or that scar tissue from abortion has left some women infertile? That's just two conditions. Over one hundred complications have been associated with induced abortions. A few major complications include infection, ripping or perforation of the uterus, and cervical injury which may lead to sterility, and hemorrhaging which may cause death.
A 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were almost five times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.
Is it self-care when women suppress the guilt of having an abortion, resulting in symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Statistics show that women who have undergone post-abortion counseling report over 100 major reactions to abortion. Among the most frequently reported are: depression, loss of self-esteem, self-destructive behavior, sexual dysfunction, dramatic personality changes, guilt and remorse, difficulty grieving, and difficulty bonding with later children.
Wake up, women. This is genocide by design. The abortion industry's version of self-care is a grave injustice to that baby and her mother.