You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
~ Psalm 139:13-14
What would you consider important enough to merit civil disobedience?
Walter Hoy of Oakland, California, is a minister who focuses on the troubles of African-American. Last year he landed in jail because of his non-violent actions on behalf of the most defenseless among us – unborn children. He violated a “bubble zone” ordinance in an abortion facility, where he was quietly offering choices to abortion-minded women.
Hoy is the founder of the Issues for Life Foundation and is very concerned about what he refers to as “black genocide” – horrendous rates of abortion within the black community.
The statistics are startling:
- Since 1973 over 14.5 million black babies have been killed by abortion; 1200 every single day!
- Nearly half of all black babies conceived die in abortion chambers today.
- African-Americans make up 12% of the U.S. population and yet 37% of all abortions are performed on black women.
- Between 1882 and 1968 3,446 blacks were killed by the Ku Klux Klan; that many and more are eliminated every three days by abortion.
When encouraged to be more patient Hoy responds…
“I can’t wait. You see, my people are dying.”
According to the 2006 U.S. Census, the black fertility rate is 1.9 – well below the replacement rate of 2.1. “Within a few decades,” Hoy warns, “African-Americans may well be an endangered species.”