EDITOR, The Tribune.
The Bahamian champion and liberal advocate of women’s reproductive healthcare and Nassau Tribune columnist, Alicia Wallace, by calling for the decriminalisation of abortion, reminds the writer of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
According to Jewish conservative writer Arthur Goldberg, Sanger openly spoke of her desire to “exterminate the Negro population” via abortion.
Based on this troubling statement, it would appear that racism was the motivating factor in Planned Parenthood’s attempts at population control within the African American community – a phenomenon which has been called “institutionalised racism” by pro-life activists.
This can explain why 62 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion mills are within walking distance of African American neighbourhoods.
With the availability of such facilities in the US, nearly half of all pregnancies among black women end in abortion, compared to only 16 percent among white women, according to the Centres for Disease Control.
In New York, for every 1,000 live births there are 1,180 abortions among black women. And according to the liberal think tank the Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than five times as likely as white women to have an abortion.
Small wonder American clergyman Walter Hoye opined that African Americans will be an endangered species if this disturbing trend continues.
With an astounding 62 percent of African Americans supporting legal abortion, that racial demographic will continue playing the role of ethnic minority in the US in the foreseeable future.
As with our American counterparts, the issue of ethnicity will undoubtedly be a factor in The Bahamas if abortion is ever given the green light by lawmakers. Moreover, with an average of 100 murders committed in The Bahamas each year, legalised abortion would only reinforce the perception that ours is a culture of death.
Hiding behind the subterfuges of reproductive healthcare and socioeconomics, Wallace and other pro-choice activists are attempting to undermine our traditional moral values handed down to us by the Judeo-Christian worldview that teaches us that infanticide is wrong, by lobbying for legalised abortion in The Bahamas.
As it relates to human sexuality among Bahamians, Wallace seems to be unwittingly calling for the implementation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s nihilism.
This dangerous and irresponsible mindset gave Americans the sex revolution, Hustler, Penthouse, AIDS, and other STDS – a testament of the abject failure of the kind of sex education Wallace is clamoring for to be taught to Bahamians.
Nihilism has also led to the deconstruction of the nuclear family, most especially within the African American community, where only 37 percent of black women have ever been married.
In the event Wallace gets her wish and abortion is legalised in The Bahamas, with a population of only 400,000, the ratio of Bahamians to Haitians, be they legal or illegal, will experienced a precipitous decline.
To be sure, Haitian women will not be lining up at the abortion mills to terminate the lives of their babies. Such a phenomenon would inevitably lead to the radical altering of the Bahamian social fabric, much like what has occurred in Sweden due to its reckless, free-for-all immigration policy. It will bring about the Haitianisation of The Bahamas. As an evangelical Christian who believes in the intrinsic value of the life of unborn babies, I utterly reject Wallace’s irresponsible calls for the legalisation of abortions for convenience.
January 22, 2020.