Given the debate that has taken place here in the last couple of weeks on the topic of abortion and how it is impacted by the rights granted by our Constitution, I thought it appropriate to post up links to two stories that are related to the issue of abortion and civil rights.
The first is how China is dealing with the issue. Forced abortions and sterilizations are the policy of the Communist regime ruling China. One man, Chen Guangcheng,
a blind attorney, was arrested as he prepared a class action lawsuit against the government of the eastern city of Linyi for forcing thousands of women to have forced abortions and be forcibly sterilized as a part of the nation’s family planning program.
After two trials, which saw his attorneys and key witnesses prevented from attending, Chen was sent to prison for four years for destroying property in a protest he never attended.
For his work opposing the Communist’s policies and practices, Chen was awarded “the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize.” Jailed, he is obviously unable to attend. His wife, Yuan Weijing, was slated to travel to the Philippines to receive the award on his behalf. Less than 24 hours before her scheduled departure, she was placed under house arrest. So much for China and her commitment to civil rights in anticipation of her hosting of the 2008 Olympics.
Whether at home or abroad, the advocates of abortion can permit no criticism, no opposition, nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of their goal of permitting the slaughter of the innocent for any and all reasons.
Closer to home, the niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. recently participated in a ceremony honoring her father. Reflecting on the ceremony she said,
“Even after my family’s home at the parsonage was bombed, Daddy was unswerving in his dedication to God and to the cause of justice,” King added. “While the ceremonies Sunday marked a historic period from our past, it reminded me of another kind of struggle for survival African Americans face today.”
As King explained, that struggle has to do with abortion and how black Americans are becoming victims of abortion at higher rates than their white counterparts.
“In the last forty-plus years, 15 million black people have been denied their most basic civil right, the right to life,” King noticed.
“Roughly one quarter of the black population is now missing,” she reflected. “This hasn’t happened because of lynch mobs, but because of abortionists who plant their killing centers in minority neighborhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope.”
King said abortion is a “great irony” because it has decimated the African-American population in ways the Klu Klux Klan never could.
“It’s time that we remember the sacrifices of men like my father and my uncle who worked and died so that our children could live,” King concluded. “It’s time to stop killing the future and keep their dream alive.”
Thinking not all women and minorities appreciate the incredible opportunities they have to be equal …
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