Jesse Jackson, once pro-life, runs away from question about abortion as black genocide
FARMVILLE, Virginia, October 12, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- After the Vice Presidential debate earlier this month, one pro-life author posed a question that received no media attention but left a national civil rights leader “speechless.”
Hosea Initiative President Terry Beatley attended the debate and discussed the night in the “Spin Room” afterward. Then she saw an opportunity.
"I turned around and happened to see Rev. Jesse Jackson standing about 12 feet away,” she told LifeSiteNews. “I immediately thought that I needed to go ask him about his lack of exposing Margaret Sanger's racist population control plan called ‘The Negro Project.’”
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger started “The Negro Project” in 1939 to thwart the population growth of the poor and minorities, or, as Sanger put it, to discourage “the defective and diseased elements of humanity” from their “reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning.”
To do so, Sanger enlisted black ministers to convince minorities to take contraceptives, explaining, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Beatley has devoted the past seven years to exposing this plan for black genocide. Jackson had a long history of pro-life activism through the 1970s but made a complete about-face when he ran for president as a “pro-choice” candidate.
Seeing Jackson in the Spin Room last week, Terry told LifeSiteNews, “I immediately walked over to him and introduced myself with a handshake.” Then she asked the black civil rights leader:
“Reverend Jackson, I would like to know why 30 years ago you helped to expose the racist population control plan of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, and now today, you don’t say anything about it. It is killing more black people than all diseases, accidents, and homicides added together. Why don’t you help expose it anymore?”
“While I was posing my question, he would not make eye contact with me,” Terry related. “When I posed the question how come he no longer exposes black genocide, he was looking at me, but he sort of looked ‘through me,’ per se. I could tell he was trying to come up with an answer, but he has no answer.”
After a pregnant silence, Jackson quickly left. In fact, according to Beatley, the former presidential candidate “couldn’t get out of there fast enough.”
"Lucky for him he had an interview on TV or radio and he used that as his excuse for quickly bolting, promising me that he would return when he was finished because he wanted to answer that question,” Beatley explained. “I knew he would never return, or at least I felt confident that he would not be returning to me, and I walked away.”
Beatley concluded, "Black ministers who cry, ‘Racism’ and ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but who will not actively expose Planned Parenthood's racist population control plan should retire."
Jesse Jackson’s historic flip-flop on abortion
In the early 70s, Jackson described abortion as a deeply personal issue for him. He was conceived after his 16-year-old mother had sex with an adult neighbor twice her age but gave life to him against her doctor’s advice.
He told one group of students in the early 70s that only the intercession of his grandmother prevented his mother from aborting him.
But abortion was not just a personal issue with Jackson. He told college students he was concerned with the moral impact of abortion on society. “Unless we put human life second only to God in our lives, we’re becoming a Sodom and Gomorrah,” Jackson said. “We have an obligation to take sex and life as a far more sacred event than we do now.”
Jackson was resolute and vehement about his absolute opposition to abortion, which he called “Black Genocide.”
In the March 1973 issue of Jet magazine, Jackson stated, “Abortion is genocide. Anything growing is living … If you got the thrill to set the baby in motion, and you don’t have the will to protect it, you’re dishonest … Who knows the cure for cancer won’t come out of some mind of some Black child?”
In 1974, Jackson composed a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and later explained that “killing babies” not only undermines the value and dignity of every human life, but abortion reflects “the moral decay and ambiguity in society ... Whenever human life ceases to represent the highest value in the human sphere, the society is in trouble.”
Jackson further opined that abortion “takes away from the young man the responsibility, and from the young woman the responsibility, of the act they have engaged in. When people begin to use the excuses like, ‘this girl is not ready yet,’ it means that the law of convenience becomes the highest law, and that is a very dangerous precedent morally, even before it becomes political!”
In 1977, Jackson endorsed the Hyde Amendment, writing, “I must oppose the use of federal funds for a policy of killing infants.”
Furthermore, Jackson felt that abortion is the overriding issue for modern society. He wrote in The Right to Life News, “The question of ‘life’ is The Question of the 20th century. ... How we will respect and understand the nature of life itself is the over-riding moral issue, not of the Black race, but of the human race.”
In that pro-life journal, Jackson explained the very personal and religious nature of his pro-life convictions. “From my perspective, human life is the highest good,” Jackson continued. “God is the supreme good because He is the Giver of Life. That is my philosophy. Everything I do proceeds from that religious and philosophical premise.”
Jackson further took issue with the words people choose to dismiss or diminish the reality of what abortion is. “If something can be dehumanized through the rhetoric used to describe it, then the major battle has been won,” Jackson wrote. “That is why the Constitution called us three-fifths human, and then whites further dehumanized us by calling us ‘niggers.’ It was part of the dehumanizing process.”
“Advocates of taking life prior to birth do not call it ‘killing’ or ‘murder;’ they call it abortion,” Jackson explained. “They never talk about aborting a ‘baby’ because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the ‘fetus.’ ‘Fetus’ sounds less than human, and therefore can be justified.”
Jackson’s article concluded, “What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?”
In 1980, Jackson continued to defend life in the womb, telling The Phoenix that the idea that the baby is his mother’s private property and she may do with him however she wishes “was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside your right to be concerned.”
As late as 1982, Jackson told Our Sunday Visitor that abortion has created “a definite drift to Sodom and Gomorrah in our culture. All this to me is part of a great suicidal process.”
And then Jackson ran for president.
During his candidacy in 1984, Jackson openly reversed his pro-life position, telling the Bangor Daily News, “I do support freedom of choice.” During both his 1984 and 1988 runs for president, Jackson also came to support tax funding for abortion through Medicaid.
“Reverend Jackson is another pastor who has turned his back on the truth of black genocide via the abortion industry, while Hillary Clinton boasts about her Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood,” Beatley concluded. “Silencing the voice of pastors and babies, the aggressive abortion industry — with its puppet masters in command — uses many pastors to advance their population control agenda.”
According to Beatley, about 36 percent of all abortions are performed on African-Americans. In New York City alone, more black children die at the hands of abortionists than are born alive.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), related to Beatley that he intentionally “fast-tracked” the black genocide begun by Sanger. It was a Darwinian eugenics scheme dubbed “The Negro Project.”
Dr. Nathanson told Beatley to expose the truth of his deceit. As president of Hosea Initiative, Beatley educates about the history of the abortion industry through the conversion story of Nathanson, who eventually repented and joined the Catholic Church. Beatley is the author of “What If We’ve Been Wrong? Keeping my promise to America’s ‘Abortion King.’”