Commentary by Pastor Stephen E. Broden, Senior Pastor, Fair Park Bible Fellowship

DALLAS, TX, February 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - I was struck by the noticeable absence of black elected officials at the January 22nd March for Life in Washington DC. Not one leader from the black congressional caucus was present. This was especially curious to me in light of the fact that the rate of pre-natal murder among black babies is higher than any other group in America.

Statistics about the numbers of abortions in the black community are now commonly reported on in major media throughout the nation. We have all heard and read of staggering numbers of pre-natal murders performed by Planned Parenthood and other abortionists; these numbers are appalling and frightening to all decent minded men and women in our community.

Over 1,450 black babies are murdered in their mother’s womb daily, and three out of every four black pregnancies end in what might be termed a "womb-lynching." These facts are frightening and indicate that black women and their babies are the target of the 1.8 billion dollar abortion industry in America.
 
These statistics demonstrate that there is a holocaust of epic proportions happening in our community. Why haven’t our black elected officials responded to this malady?  Black Americans elect politicians/legislators to protect their interest. Our interest includes a wide range of social, political, educational, and health related needs.  However, our children should be first on the list of those who most need our protection and certainly the protection of our political leaders.
 
The practice of pre-natal murder is without question having a deleterious impact on the very existence of our community. It has been reported by population demographers that 2 to 2.5 children per household are required in order for a population to replace itself. The number of children being born in black households across America is less than 1 child per family. The black community is not replacing itself and no doubt pre-natal murder is a major contributing factor.  The silence of the Black Congressional Caucus is unthinkable when the community they serve is at the door of extinction.
 
Pre-natal murder is the 900-pound gorilla in the community. Its impact is far more devastating than AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, and drug abuse. Needless to say the combination of all of these pathologies will wipe us off the face of the American map if we don’t do something about them now, starting with pre-natal murder.
 
So, the absence of black elected officials at this extraordinary event, which was designed to bring national attention to a practice that is murdering countless numbers of babies annually, is more than just a curiosity, it’s a down right rotten dirty shame!  The community is starting to take notice of those who tacitly watch the destruction of our babies and our women. You who deliberately withhold power and influence to stop the insanity of pre-natal murder will be held accountable come Election Day!