A coalition of black ministers and others have criticized Raphael Warnock, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, for his systemic ignorance regarding abortion and race.
The pasters call to attention the vast disparity between black women and white women with abortions and biblical passages that prohibit the procedures.
“The racial imbalance of abortion is something the Democratic Party doesn’t like talking about, and not just because it doesn’t believe unborn humans are, in fact, human beings. Statistics have shown black women are up to four times more likely to abort their children; in 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported that more black children were aborted in New York City than were born alive”, the Western Journal reported.
“You have gone on the record saying that you are a ‘pro-choice pastor’ who will ‘always fight for reproductive justice.’ You have publicly expressed your views that abortion is an exercise of ‘human agency and freedom’ that is fully consistent with your role as a shepherd of God’s people,’ the letter read.
We believe these statements represent grave errors of judgment and a lapse in pastoral responsibility, and we entreat you to reconsider them. As a Christian pastor and as a Black leader, you have a duty to denounce the evil of abortion, which kills a disproportionate number of Black children. Your open advocacy of abortion is a scandal to the faith and the Black community,” the Journal continues.
Warnock’s exclamation that women carry agency when they choose to abort their babies makes no sense; it is true that abortions are legal and regularly done; however, their acts have nothing to do with agency and freedom. It is the law; should we say that people who drive cars have agency and freedom?
Shouldn’t Warnock be concerned about the disparity that exists between races where abortion is concerned? Is there something within the black communities that cause the disparity?
Warnock ignores such questions because he doesn’t care about causal effects; he only cares about appealing to the left to get votes.