‘How many Black lives need to be killed, harmed and exploited for Americans—of any hue—to wake up and see abortion for what it is: Fatal systemic racism and elitism’
February 8, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. — During Black History Month, Americans celebrate and recognize the vast accomplishments, sufferings, and cultural impact Black Americans have had on shaping the nation’s history, culture, and society. The historic struggle of Black Americans in this country was rooted in the denial of personhood. Whenever any group appoints themselves arbiters of human worth, it’s always disastrous. The most vulnerable and most marginalized always suffer from that arrogant abuse of power. Yet today no other group of humans remains harder hit by the social injustice of abortion than Black Americans.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.theradiancefoundation.org), a prominent pro-life leader and passionate factivist, argues that abortion is an injustice that is inherently discriminatory against the Black community. “Despite people of my complexion comprising about 13% of the population, 38.4% of all abortions are committed on Black lives, the largest percentage of all racial and ethnic groups,” said Bomberger.
Bomberger contends, “The abortion industry is steeped in racism. This fact has even been admitted by hundreds of current and former employees of Planned Parenthood. For year, more black babies have been aborted in New York City than born alive. In 2018, for every 1,000 Black babies born alive there were 1,226 aborted in the borough of Manhattan where Planned Parenthood is headquartered. A ratio four times higher than whites and over two times higher than Hispanics. Yet pro-abortionists argue there is a lack of access; they don’t think enough Black babies are being aborted?”
Many pro-abortion advocates argue that by limiting or banning access to abortions, these laws are inherently racist as the majority of women who seek abortions are African American or Hispanic. The Guttmacher Institute—which is tied to abortion giant Planned Parenthood—explains, “Because Black women experience so many more unintended pregnancies than any other group—sharply disproportionate to their numbers in the general population—they are more likely to seek out and obtain abortion services than any other group.” Limiting abortion access, these advocates claim, is to discriminate against African Americans and other minority groups.
For Bomberger, an African American man conceived by rape, this topic hits close to home. Bomberger states, “As someone who was once considered ‘black and unwanted’ but adopted and loved instead, I work to awaken the public, regardless of hue, to understand the difference between being empowered and being fooled by those in power. Abortion solves no social issue, gives no one equality, and ushers more deaths into communities already disproportionately plagued by violence.”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia talks, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. The Radiance Foundation speaks to a variety of different topics, such as Critical Race Theory, the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ+ activism, the First Amendment, and other critical issues. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.