August 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, says she is hurt and angered over abortionist Asutosh Ron Virmani’s racist “ugly black babies” comment, but says this is not the first time she has heard such remarks.
The mindset displayed by abortionist Virmani “is something that has been ingrained into the black community,” Gardner told LifeSiteNews. “[W]hat he said, I have heard before, and I have heard from other blacks [who say] our children are not as adoptable as their white counterparts.”
Charlotte abortionist Ron Virmani was recently caught on camera telling pro-lifers that as a taxpayer he doesn’t want to support unwanted babies, who he suggested will grow up and “kill those people in Colorado.” He then urged the pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.”
According to Gardner, Virmani is not alone in harboring racist sympathies. “So many abortionists feel that way. And that’s why they are in the business that they are – the horrible brutal gruesome business of killing children.”
Gardner believes that while adoption into a loving family is an ideal situation for some babies, the fear of foster care does not justify ending a life. “Every child deserves at least a chance at life. So if that child grows up in a loving adoptive home, that would be wonderful. If a child is not adopted out and they grow up in foster care still that child deserves a chance at life.”
Gardner is hoping and praying that the black community will see this as a call to action. “It really has to be the black community that stands up and says, ‘No more’ [and] ‘the killing stops here.’”
“More than anything the black community should be outraged,” she said, “The black community should stand up in that neighborhood…and say, “We will not allow this. We will not allow you to kill our children just because they are born in a different social economy.”
Black babies are targeted and “are thought of as being worthless right from the very start,” said Gardner, commenting on the agenda “to limit the growth of the black population.”
Gardner understands racism on a personal level. In 1976, she became the first African American to win the title of Miss Delaware. Before that time, no other African American had placed in the top ten semi-finalists at the Miss America pageant.
While competing, she witnessed first-hand the prevalence of racial slurs, including the n-word. When she won, she knew it was more than just winning a beauty contest. It was about redefining what the all-American woman looks like.
“I entered the pageants at the time when black women were not seen as being the all-American Girl, the girl next door, and the reason of course had to do with race,” said Gardner. “I was not what the average Miss American girl looked like and it was something that was made very, very obvious when I started entering pageants.”
“I am blessed to say that at least in part I was a little bit able [to change] what America thought…beauty looked like,” Gardner said. “I didn’t look like the other girls in the pageant that year or in any previous years.” It wasn’t until 1970 that black women were welcomed to the pageant.
Even with that victory, Gardner said, “when you come down to it, it isn’t what you look like [that matters, but] “where your soul is and where your heart is.”
“The Bible tells us that we are all God’s children and we are all special in his eyes and we are perfect in his eyes and I think that it is sad that in this society it’s what is on the outside that counts and what counts is that God sees us as his children and we are all perfect, each and every one of us,” she said.
Gardner also pointed to inconsistencies in Virmani’s comments that abortion saves taxpayers money. “He is talking about saving taxpayers money…and the HHS mandate is saying we should be forced to pay to kill these children,” she said.
As for Virmani’s reference to the Colorado killer, she said it is “totally out of context.”
“He is saying that any black child who is allowed to live [will] grow up to be someone who is very violent, with violent tendencies.” She added that the Colorado killer “was a white male who was not from an impoverished family.”
Still, this scandal will only add to Gardner’s prayers. “I was actually very angry when I heard [his comments.]” She said, however, “it is necessary to keep even this person in prayer” with the hope that “God is going to change” Virmani’s heart.