Why is the New York City Council proposing a Clinic Access Bill to create a buffer zone between expectant moms and sidewalk counselors who have a history of helping thousands of women make the loving choice to have their children?
The proposed bill is meant to ensure that more women are quickly ushered into abortion clinics – and in New York City, the abortion industry’s target is no different than their target throughout the US : black and Hispanic women.
Volunteers in front of New York City’s abortion clinics, like Monsignor Reilly and God’s Precious Helpers, have made a great impact in the lives of mostly black and Hispanic women who face unplanned pregnancies. Many expectant women who approach abortion clinics feel they have no where to turn for help. Nowhere, that is, until they are greeted by sidewalk counselors who believe women deserve better and deserve support and care to raise their families.
It’s not intimidation. It’s offering a loving choice. Many women choose life right outside of the clinic, and turn away because the counselors were there for them.
Buffer zones at abortion clinics like Dr. Emily’s on 149th Street and Southern Boulevard in the South Bronx would make Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger very proud.
Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist, said that “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…” This hatred of mainly African Americans, which Sanger saw as “unfit” continues to influence the rise in abortions for non-white women.
According to the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS) : “despite the recent decline of pregnancy rates in the United States, young women of color continue to be disproportionately affected”.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of abortions. Just recently they were caught on video and audio (it’s on You Tube – Planned Parenthood Racism Investigation by UCLA student) accepting donations from a transparent racist. In fact, the Planned Parenthood staffer was “excited” to accept the donation and agreed with the racist donor that there were way too many blacks.
Another Planned Parenthood staffer said they would take money, for whatever reason it’s given. Planned Parenthood, even after being caught accepting these donations earmarked to abort black babies – and their allies – are touted as “women’s rights organizations”.
Statistics show that abortion is wiping out a third of the African American population in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2004, for every 1000 live births to black women, there are 472 abortions. Compare that to 161 abortions for every 1000 live births to white women.
About 13 percent of all American women are black, yet the CDC reports they account for 35 percent of abortions nationwide. This is a disproportionate amount by any standard!
Are all Members of the City Council who have signed on to sponsor this deliberate piece of legislation aware of these facts?
Are black and Hispanic children just too much of a burden to our City that we need to create a buffer zone between pregnant women and those who volunteer their time to offer women a loving choice? Is there so much of an outcry against these children that 100 percent of them who enter places like Dr. Emily’s Clinic must be denied the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Expectant women should not be tricked into sacrificing their children’s lives so that the multi-million abortion industry can continue to grow. Members of the New York City Council should not be tricked into playing a supportive role in the abortion business.
The government has a responsibility to New York City’s mothers to protecting their young daughters’ and sons’ lives from the abortion industry, and to do all they can to strengthen societal structures for women who feel they have no where else to turn.
As we prepare to celebrate the Inauguration of the first black President of the United States, Members of the New York City Council should reflect upon an African saying : “No one knows whose womb holds the chief.”
Council Members should applaud the love and care sidewalk counselors have offered and will continue to offer to pregnant women in need, and not put a buffer zone between them.
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