Clenard Childress
Black Law Students Association at Ohio State University needs "discovery period" on racism and abortion
By Clenard Childress
January 9, 2016

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, "Our primary reason for bringing an end to racial discrimination in America must not be the communist challenge. Nor must it be merely to appeal to Asian and African peoples. The primary reason for our uprooting racial discrimination from our society is that it is morally wrong. It is a cancerous disease that prevents us from realizing the sublime principles of our Judeo-Christian tradition. Racial discrimination substitutes an I-it relationship for the I-thou relationship. It regulates persons to the status of things. Whenever racial discrimination exist it is a tragic expression of mans spiritual degeneracy and moral bankruptcy. Therefore, it must be removed not merely because it is diplomatically expedient, but because it is morally compelling."

Perhaps it was these words from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King which compelled Ohio State University Law Student, Ms. Madison Gesiotto, to write and have published in the Washington Times an opinion piece regarding the disproportionate number of African-Americans babies killed by abortion. Ms. Gesiotto obviously observed the systemic and deliberate targeting of African-American babies by the racist Abortion industry lead by Planned Parenthood. No doubt her search led to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, who unquestionably was a devout racist and practiced eugenics. Ms. Gesiotto was probably stunned and appalled by the comments and writings of Margaret Sanger such as, "[Slavs, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are] human weeds ... a deadweight of human waste ... [Blacks, Soldiers, and Jews are a] menace to the race." Or, "Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent Multiplication of this bad stock..." Margaret Sanger, April 1933, Birth Control Review; italics mine.

Sanger also wrote, "The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Here, Sanger argued that, because the conditions of large families tend to involve poverty and illness, it is better for everyone involved if a child's life is snuffed out before he or she has a chance to pose difficulties to its family. Any more than two children Sanger considered a large family. She went on to say, "We should apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring." Women And The New Race, Chapter 6, "The Wickedness of Creating Large Families." As a matter of perspective, Margaret Sanger believed any family with more than two children was large... I was a third child, my mom had five, and we are all doing well, thank you very much.

There is no issue presently impacting Black America more severely than the existing Jim Crow laws of discrimination protecting the Abortion industry and which clearly and empirically substitutes an 'I-it' relationship for the 'I-thou' relationship as expressed so eloquently by Dr. Martin Luther King. The deliberate and systemic targeting of African-American women for Abortion, led by Planned Parenthood, has killed over 18 million African-American children due to an "unjust law" which relegates persons to the status of things. To see Black Law Students take offense to the "racial overtones" in their condemnation of Ms. Gesiotto reaches new highs for absurdity and represent a devastating disappointment for African-Americans engaged in social activism. Since it's too early to be on retainer by Planned Parenthood, it appears they have swallowed the pill of 'Political Correctness' and drunk the 'Kool-Aid' of ignorance, leaving them deluded and incapable of sorting facts from fiction, thereby failing to come to an objective conclusion. The facts are these:
  1. The Number One Killer of African-Americans is ABORTION! If you were to combine Aids, Violent Crimes, Accidents, Cancer, Heart Disease, and African-Americans incarcerated, it would not come up to half of those killed by abortion. That's a fact. U.S. Center for Disease Control.

  2. 1,786 African-American Children are killed by abortion each day in America. That's a fact. Allen F. Guttmacher past president of Planned Parenthood. The Guttmacher Institute.

  3. 52% of All African-American Pregnancies end in Abortion. That's a fact. The Guttmacher Institute.

  4. African-American's make up 12.4% of the population but account for 36% of the abortions. That's a fact. U.S. Census Bureau 2006.

  5. Planned-Parenthood is the leading abortion provider in America accounting for 20% of all abortions, therefore, the leading killer of African-Americans, and does not, as was erroneously stated, do mammograms. That's a fact. The Washington Post and MRC NewsBusters, October 2, 2015.
So when Dean Michaels of Ohio State University, reprimands a student journalist for giving out facts, chiding her for accurate reporting, pressuring her to come beneath the umbrella of 'Political Correctness,' this surely should be viewed as totally unacceptable from a man of his position and stature. Dean Michaels' demand for her to stand with the administration's policy of hiding the facts – accepting ideology, as opposed to empirical truths – proves we have come to a very sad state of affairs in our universities. For when objectivity is no longer valid, and subjective perspectives not subject to discovery – the actual findings after search for factual evidence – then the system should be declared invalid, corrupt, and be excised.

I reluctantly welcome Ms. Madison Gesiotto to the world of mainstream American Journalism, where facts are not important, especially whenever they do not confirm nor comport with 'Political Correctness' and personal 'Correct' ideology. Mainstream media now attempts to mold and shape its readers' ideas in a fashion which will reflect the institutions' philosophy regardless of the empirical sociological facts. I commend you for your courage, Ms. Gesiotto, and the Washington Times for giving you space to convey your opinion.

Ms. Gesiotto, obviously Ohio State has a contrary opinion and they choose to impose it upon you.

© Clenard Childress


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Clenard Childress

Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr., is the senior pastor of The New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ. He is the founder of the website and president of Life Education And Resource Network, Northeast. LEARN is the largest African-American pro-life group in the US... (more)


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