Under the Wellness and Empowerment Section of Ebony is an opinion piece by Deacon Emma Akpan, who bemoans the lack of church preaching to promote birth control and abortion. She cites that Black women have the highest rate of unwanted pregnancies and highest infant mortality rate. Then she proposes abortion to lower this problem. (Yes, killing babies to lower the mortality rate.)
“Black women are the most likely to deliver children who won’t live to see their first birthday.” (Abortion is strongly associated with subsequent premature births, which is a huge contributing factor in infant mortality.)
“Black women are also more likely to experience unintended pregnancies than their White counter parts due to poverty.” (The relationship of sex and pregnancy is much more significant. Does poverty cause more sex to happen? Why has poverty not been mitigated in the last six years?)
“The pastor has the opportunity to erase the shame associated with unplanned pregnancies”. (By recommending death for the baby?)
Readers can check again to make sure this was not missed…… because the opinion piece appears to completely ignore the fact that Black babies are aborted at a much higher rate than any other demographic group in the U.S.. Abortion is by far the leading cause of death for Black Americans. This appears to be not enough for Deacon Akpan. (Has Margaret Sanger been ‘reincarnated’?)
What is Deacon Akpan’s problem? According to the article, she works for Planned Parenthood as a community organizer.