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New York Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ad Unveils Shocking Abortion Rates in Black Communities

( [email protected] ) Jan 20, 2014 05:43 PM EST
Pro-life organizations in New York have launched a state-wide ad campaign that aims to educate the public about the incredulous number of abortions from within the African-American communities in New York on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20, 2014.
A family takes a self portrait of themselves at the Martin Luther King Memorial, in Washington, January 19, 2014. The nation honors the legacy of the slain civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate with a national holiday January 20. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

Pro-life organizations in New York have launched a state-wide ad campaign that aims to educate the public about the incredulous number of abortions from within the African-American communities in New York on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20, 2014. 

According to NY State Department of Health, for every 1,000 black babies born alive, 1,223 are aborted. No other racial/ethnic demographic aborts more of their children than are born alive. More than 56 million babies have been aborted since American's civil rights icon made his "I Have A Dream" speech five decades ago.  

The "Dream is Dead For 56 Million: TooManyAborted.com" ad campaign was initiated by Radiance Foundation and its civil rights allies in response to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, recent remark in his State of the State address, stating that pro-life supporters have "no place in the state of New York."  

"In 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. shared his Dream with the nation, he never envisioned an America where 'reproductive justice' would end more than 56 million innocent human lives. His dream never pictured a nation where black boys and black girls would never be able to join hands with white boys and white girls, as sisters and brothers, because 'freedom of choice' determined some humans are simply not equal," says Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation who is also an adoptee and adoptive father.  

The foundation further exposes that New York has the second highest abortion rate in America and the second highest total number of abortions, exceeding 100,000 annually, Moreover, they warn of liberal legislators in the state wanting to decriminalize all abortions through the entire 9 months of pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood and a coalition of other pro-abortion groups have joined Governor Cuomo's quest to enact the "Reproductive Health Act," part of his "Women's Equality Act." 

"Planned Parenthood continually touts that they gave Martin Luther King their first Margaret Sanger Award in 1966. What they fail to tell the public is that abortion wasn't legal in '66," explains Bomberger. "Dr. King wrongly believed birth control would reduce poverty. He also wrongly believed Planned Parenthood was interested in elevating poorer blacks. Their abortion numbers tell a completely different story." 

Yet groups like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have endorsed this radical bill that will clearly disproportionately impact the black community.     

"The Dream Is Dead For 56 Million: TooManyAborted.com" reminding the public of Dr. Martin Luther King's fight to ensure justice for all. Bus transit ads will be seen throughout the state's capital, Albany, as well as Troy and Schenectady. The foundation aims to continue the campaign to education the public throughout Black History Month.