NYC: A dangerous place for the unborn

posted at 2:00 pm on January 9, 2011 by Pundette

Grim news from the City of Death: 41% of all NYC pregnancies end in abortion. Read Ed Morrissey for some qualifications on the numbers and watch the brief embedded video, in which we learn that Planned Parenthood is “not happy” about the numbers (really?), wants more “education,” and claims “abstinence by itself is proven to be ineffective.” (Really?)

Archbishop Dolan cuts through the blather:

My Lord, what have we done the last thirty years? There’s candy bowls on people’s desks with condoms, they’re dropping ‘em from airplanes, and yet nothing seems to improve. So maybe we’re on the wrong track here.

One of the biggest questions: Where is the outrage in the black community? For blacks, almost 60% of NYC pregnancies end in abortion. Jill Stanek reports:

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, also president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will join Alveda King and other African-American leaders on January 10 for a rally spotlighting New York City’s ghastly abortion rate, particularly among blacks. The group will also speak out against a NYC Council bill that seeks to harass pregnancy care centers.

RTR.

I have a dream. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more respected black leaders and celebrities would join the fight against this suicidal/genocidal nightmare? Imagine the good that might be done by President Obama if he believed in the sanctity of life. Imagine a pro-life Michelle Obama, fighting for the survival of black babies and promoting the black family instead of haranguing us about childhood obesity. Imagine the all-powerful Oprah taking on this cause.

Back to reality. Archbishop Dolan also said:

The Statue of Liberty should be the symbol of this city, not the grim reaper.

Hat tip to Cubachi, who notes that 30% of the aborted babies were scraped and suctioned from the wombs of women in their 30′s and 40′s. Are these the same wanna-be mommies who later portray themselves as martyrs because they can’t have children the old fashioned way, whether because of their advanced age or because of the abuse their reproductive systems have suffered from abortions, contraceptives, and STDs? Babies are viewed by a heck of a lot of women as a commodity. Don’t want one right now? Toss it. Feel entitled to one later? Pursue brave new procedures and discard the inconvenient extras.

In other abortion news, Rep. Mike Pence has introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. His statement:

It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion.  It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad.

Last year, Planned Parenthood received more than $363 million in revenue from government grants and contracts.  During that same time, they performed an unprecedented 324,008 abortions.

The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.

The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act will prevent any family planning funds under Title X from going to Planned Parenthood or other organizations that perform abortions.  It will ensure that abortion providers are not being subsidized with federal tax dollars.

Jill Stanek has more.

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Marley's Ghost on January 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Obama doesn’t want his NY constituent punished with a baby.

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 2:21 PM

If we accept that a mother can openly conspire to kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion as a service of convenience is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence and murder to get what they want.

FlatFoot on January 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Imagine the good that might be done by President Obama if he believed in the sanctity of life. Imagine a pro-life Michelle Obama, fighting for the survival of black babies and promoting the black family instead of haranguing us about childhood obesity. Imagine the all-powerful Oprah taking on this cause.

Imagine the effect an Obama Presidency could have on eliminating, once and for all, racial divisions in this country. Our current President is uniquely positioned to reconcile and unify the country on the basis of shared ideals and implement what would be the culmination of a national healing process that has been going on, with stops and starts, since the Civil War. After all, skin color is a poor and primitive basis upon which to make either policy or friends. But he can’t. He won’t. Instead, his administration and his allies in state and federal government perpetuate and exploit such differences between people. Why? Because the Democratic Party draws its power from such divisions. Look at the numbers: as a group, over 90% of black voters support President Obama, and over 80% remain faithful supporters of the Democratic Party–even though left-liberal policies have done more damage to black people than Bull Connor with his attack dogs and fire hoses ever dreamed about. What would happen to this support if skin color was universally considered just another physical attribute, like a long nose or curly hair?

Bottom line: President Obama is–and will probably remain–a Chicago Machine politician and socialist ideologue who will never, ever see beyond himself. He could transform and transcend, grow into the job and make his presidency a powerful and positive historical legacy. It has happened before with other presidents (Truman comes immediately to mind), but I doubt very much it will happen with this one.

troyriser_gopftw on January 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM

60% of black babies are aborted, Margret Sanger would be proud. However, if I acknowledge the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future would that make me a racist?

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

What is RTR? Thanks.

tdau1997 on January 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM

What is RTR? Thanks.

tdau1997 on January 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM

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Shy Guy on January 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Pregnancy lasts about 9 months. The regret, of reacting to an unwanted pregnancy–unwanted only by the woman that’s pregnant–with abortion, can last 90 years.

RBMN on January 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

NYC: A dangerous place for the unborn

Yes. As is the US and the world.

Planned Parenthood is “not happy” about the numbers…

I’m happy Planned Parenthood is “not happy” about the numbers.

I’m looking forward to the day Planned Parenthood is “miserable” about the numbers.

Where is the outrage in the black community? For blacks, almost 60% of NYC pregnancies end in abortion.

Right here:

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, also president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will join Alveda King and other African-American leaders on January 10 for a rally spotlighting New York City’s ghastly abortion rate, particularly among blacks.

More need to listen.

I have a dream. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more respected black leaders and celebrities would join the fight against this suicidal/genocidal nightmare?

I have a dream too. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more respected leaders and celebrities would join the fight against this suicidal/genocidal nightmare?

Imagine the all-powerful Oprah taking on this cause.

That would be a powerful voice on our side. What say you Oprah?

rukiddingme on January 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Now you know why Oprah’s ratings are declining!

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Planned Parenthood should be renamed to Planned Murder.

With so many people wanting to adopt, this is a national tragedy.

Kini on January 9, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Absolutely heartbreaking.
This just sickens me…

OmahaConservative on January 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Planned Parenthood should be renamed to Planned Murder.

That would be called Premeditated Murder.

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Archbishop Dolan: My Lord, what have we done the last thirty years?

Hope lives, it seemed that the Catholic Church had lost its voice regarding abortion in an effort to go along and get along with Teddy Kennedy and the other pro abortion liberal northeastern politicians.

Only in the last couple years under Pope Benedict have we heard even the meekest public denunciation of abortion and rebuke of politicians supporting abortion.

RJL on January 9, 2011 at 3:20 PM

However, if I acknowledge the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future would that make me a racist?
serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

If you aknowledge all dead babies as the good works of Planned Parenthood and hope for continued success in the future, acknowledging black dead babies as same does not make you a racist. It makes you pro-abortion, irrespective of race.

If you acknowledge only black dead babies as the good works of Planned Parenthood and hope for continued success in the future, not all dead babies as same, it makes you pro-abortion respective only to blacks. If you are pro-abortion respective only to blacks, would you consider yourself to be racist?

rukiddingme on January 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Where is the outrage in the black community? For blacks, almost 60% of NYC pregnancies end in abortion.

This is what Margaret Sanger founder of what is now Planned Parenthood wanted all along. She is portrayed by the left as the patron saint of birth control and female reproductive rights (whatever that means). In reality she was a eugenicist and a racist. Although she did draw the line at gassing jews in WWII. So she at least has that going in her favor.

She along with others thought that hereditary traits can be improved through social intervention. This process was affectional called “negative eugenics”. Part of their philosophy was a policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. To her and her like minded followers birth control, sterilization and abortion were to be used to prevent “dysgenic” (read: negro) children.

Yet today she is praised and celebrated the world over. By the way, does it surprise anyone that she was both a socialist and an atheist?

Tommy_G on January 9, 2011 at 3:37 PM

With so many dead black babies, Margaret Sanger’s panties must surely be wet.

SouthernGent on January 9, 2011 at 3:43 PM

rukiddingme on January 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Thanks for clearing that up. I get so confused with the left’s morality I can’t get it right. I thought any thoughts a white person has concerning anything involving black people made me a racist regardless of the dead babies issue.

Now Im confused about “parent one” and “parent two” on Visa applications. Why can’t you have a “parent three” or is that immoral?

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM

birth control and female reproductive rights (whatever that means).

It means mind your own business. Most Americans aren’t interested in having the govt be in charge of pregnancy.

Think abortion is immoral? Don’t have one.

Do we get to choose every so-called immoral thing we don’t want our tax dollar involved in? Everyone will have a list pronto.

Moesart on January 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

With so many dead black babies, Margaret Sanger’s panties must surely be wet.

SouthernGent on January 9, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Indeed.

Kini on January 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Now Im confused about “parent one” and “parent two” on Visa applications. Why can’t you have a “parent three” or is that immoral?

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM

This opens up a host of possibilities. On birth certificates you can have seed donor, egg donor, parental significant other, human incubation facilitator. The possibilities are endless. Heck you might even be able to get a lab technicians mane on the birth certificate soon. After all in the invitro, daddies not needed world we live in, they do the most work. Pretty soon the only designation you won’t be able to have are “mother” and “father”. They’re outmoded and outdated terms anyway.

Tommy_G on January 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Moesart on January 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Spoken like a true liberal. I especially like the part where you took what I wrote out of context.

Tommy_G on January 9, 2011 at 4:35 PM

This was the topic at Mass this morning. We had a visiting Bishop conducting the service and his homily was a forceful repudiation (or is it refudiation?!) of abortion. He very emotionally lamented the secularization in our society and how the very essence of being a Catholic is the reaffirmation of life and thus the opposition to abortion. He also was angry that Catholics are expected to just keep their mouths shut because society has called abortion “a choice.” Also, our Catholic youth group is also doing a fundraiser using baby bottles to fill them with money to give to an organization that gives help and support to women who are pregnant and choose not to abort.

KickandSwimMom on January 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

recognize a pattern

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Moesart on January 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Watch out! Don’t try to keep a pagan from his child sacrifice!

Inanemergencydial on January 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Thanks for clearing that up

You are welcome, but I suspect it was clear to you from the beginning.

Clear something up for me now.

However, if I acknowledge the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future would that make me a racist?
serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Do you acknowledge only dead black babies as the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future, or all dead babies, irrespective of race, as the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future

rukiddingme on January 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

if I acknowledge the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future would that make me a racist?

serendip2b

that and a couple of other things you’re saying don’t make you a racist, but they don’t make you sound any too good.

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Do you acknowledge only dead black babies as the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future, or all dead babies, irrespective of race, as the good works of planned parenthood and hope for continued success in the future

Not sure how to answer that Margaret Sanger was for racial supremacy and “purity,” particularly of the “Aryan” race and actually lead the Negro Project in efforts to reduce the black population. So since the disproportionate percentage of the dead black babies is the goal of PPH indicates success, regardless of my predilection for race.

From my personal point of view, any person hoping for the success of PPH is complicit in genocide. However, if I am against PPH I would a right wing nut job, aka Racist.

It just another conundrum

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Unrelated but did you hear this!! FACEBOOK WILL END ON MARCH 15th!

Nearly Nobody on January 9, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Im not for infanticide or genocide. My comments are being sarcastic illustrating the ignorance of the left. And at 41% average and 60% for black babies what else can you call it.

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

My comments

don’t make you sound any too good.

they’re not clever.

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Think abortion is immoral? Don’t have one.

Do we get to choose every so-called immoral thing we don’t want our tax dollar involved in? Everyone will have a list pronto.

Moesart on January 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

No, but how about if we get to choose;
1. Whether our tax dollars can be used by agencies that have a clearly pro-abortion agenda.
2. Whether our tax dollars can be used for what is sickenengly refered to as partial birth abortion (which should properly be called killing during birth.)
3. Whether our tax dollars can be used for an aborttion without either parental or spousal notification.

See, how it works is, on one side there is an extremist position that says any abortion, at any point, for any reason, without regard to circumstance, must be protected, encouraged, celebrated; or no abortion will ever be allowed, and we’ll be back to coat hangers in back alleys.

On the other side, you have those who oppose abortion for religious or moral reasons, and are vilified as extremists.

Yeah, that seems fair…

massrighty on January 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM

No, but how about if we get to choose;

massrighty

we al hget to choose how we vote. we don’t all get to choose how each of our tax dollars get spent unless our votes carry the majority.

pacifists dont get to choose not to have any of their tax dollars go to the military.
isolationists don’t get to choose not to have any of their tax dollars fund the state dept.

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM

That’s right my comments are sickening. More sickening is that our government will increase their budget. Politicians who oppose abortions are vilified as extremists. The plethora of people who support this are hailed as open minded and intellectuality superior. I can open hope that any left leaning person reading this blog might finally see the barbarity of their beliefs.

Well, we are at the end of the slippery slope where do we go from here?

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM

serendip2b, first, you stop worrying about being villified as an extremist. then, you learn how to explain your views in a way that persuades other people of the wisdom of them, rather than making dumb race jokes.

it’s gonna take a long time to undo the teaching that abortion is acceptable, rather than an extreme and rarely justifiable action.
accept the frustration and the villification. it’s worth it.

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Thanks for the vilification. Can I please have another!

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Are these the same wanna-be mommies who later portray themselves as martyrs because they can’t have children the old fashioned way, whether because of their advanced age or because of the abuse their reproductive systems have suffered from abortions, contraceptives, and STDs? Babies are viewed by a heck of a lot of women as a commodity. Don’t want one right now? Toss it. Feel entitled to one later? Pursue brave new procedures and discard the inconvenient extras.

Wow, so well said, Pundette.

And God bless Mike Pence.

Elisa on January 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Congratulations.
You missed my point.

massrighty on January 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

If we accept that a mother can openly conspire to kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion as a service of convenience is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence and murder to get what they want.

FlatFoot on January 9, 2011 at 2:26 PM

I remember when reports of teenage girls having babies and leaving them in garbage cans (one at her own prom) was met with horror by society.

I wondered if society had become that stupid not to see the link between allowing a young girl to kill her baby a month or two earlier and her feeling infanticide the moment the baby is born is acceptable. A few months makes no difference.

Our youth has not learned the sacred value of human life. So they not only abort, but like you said they kill people who get in their way and they increasingly commit suicide.

Elisa on January 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Oprah herself had an abortion and has said she doesn’t regret her decision, so why would she give a damn.

ExcessivelyDiverted on January 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

serendip2b on January 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Thank you for clarifying.

rukiddingme on January 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Thanks for the vilification. Can I please have another!

serendip2b

. you’ve gotten a full share today. some other time, maybe.

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

You missed my point.

massrighty

yeah, I did.

audiculous on January 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

It means mind your own business

When you kill children, it makes it everyones business.

tommer74 on January 9, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Babies are viewed by a heck of a lot of women as a commodity. Don’t want one right now? Toss it. Feel entitled to one later?

Babies are now like cars. If you don’t like them you can trade them in for another one. But you have to be quick about it.

Tommy_G on January 9, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Think abortion is immoral? Don’t have one.

How about this instead? Don’t want a baby? Don’t have sex.

That’s much simpler. And no one with a brain cell these days doesn’t know sex is the #1 leading cause of pregnancy. If you can’t handle a child or want your “reproductive freedom” keep your darned pants on and you won’t have to worry about getting knocked up.

Whenever a country kills off its unborn in the name of “choice”…well, that country has no desire to continue or live.

Most Americans aren’t interested in having the govt be in charge of pregnancy.

Yes, they are. Most lefties are ardent that the government continue killing other people’s children. Heck, they even want sterilization and birth control to “save the planet.”

The canard of “pro-choice” was long ago revealed to be a joke to most thinking people. It’s about a body count.

englishqueen01 on January 10, 2011 at 6:27 AM

Think abortion is immoral? Don’t have one.

Moesart on January 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a black slave named Dred Scott was the property of his owner and had no rights under the Constitution. The Court said that he was not a “citizen” and therefore was not protected by law.

Would you have said back then, “I’m personally opposed to slavery, but others should be free to own slaves and treat them any way they like”?

KyMouse on January 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Heck, they even want sterilization and birth control to “save the planet.”

The canard of “pro-choice” was long ago revealed to be a joke to most thinking people. It’s about a body count.

englishqueen01

Mister, you’re wrong.

audiculous on January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM