Southern Evangelical Seminary responds to abortion statistics regarding minority women

‘We at SES believe that only God has the right to determine matters of life and death’

February 7, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The Associated Press recently stated that minority women are most impacted when abortion is banned or limited. Citing research by Kaiser Family Foundation, the article noted that in Mississippi people of color comprise 44% of the population but 80% of the women receiving abortions. The study concluded that minority women would be disproportionately affected if the Supreme Court weakens or overturns Roe v. Wade through the current Dobbs v. Jackson case currently being reviewed by the Court.

In response to this story, Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), pointed out the historical, inherent racial undertones in legalized abortion.

Ginn noted, “There is a refurbished complaint now rising from pro-abortion groups that if abortion is limited or banned, minority women will be the ones most affected by these actions. Cathy Torres, an organizing manager with Frontera Fund, a Texas group who helps women pay for abortions, says this: ‘Abortion restrictions are racist. They directly impact people of color, Black, Brown, [and] Indigenous People.’”

Ginn continued, “According to their assertions, women of color are more likely to have an abortion than a white woman, and they have limited means to pay for an abortion or to travel to an abortion site. Casting aside all the valid arguments against the murder of unborn children, this might appear to be a fairly straight forward argument on its face. However, as is usually the case with far leftist propaganda, might there be another side to the story?

“If you will recall, Planned Parenthood and the modern abortion movement can be traced back to Margaret Sanger who was a known proponent of eugenics. Wikipedia defines eugenics as a ‘set of beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of a human population, historically by excluding people and groups judged to be inferior or promoting those judged to be superior.’ In other words, eugenics is what is known as scientific racism. So, if it is true that women of color obtain the vast majority of abortions, at least in Mississippi, their own reasoning ironically, and sadly, portrays the reality that despite their claims to the contrary, these abortion activists have not really strayed that far away from the perverse cause that Margaret Sanger propounded so many years ago.”

Ginn summarized, “We at SES believe that only God has the right to determine matters of life and death and that every human, born and unborn, regardless of their race or standing in culture, is precious in His sight and is deserving of a chance at life.”

Judge Phil Ginn was appointed president of SES in April 2021 after a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to his appointment as SES president, Judge Ginn served as SES Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  

SES will soon be holding their 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World.” The event will take place on April 8-9, 2022, at FBC Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte. Find speaker and ticket details here. 

The mission of SES is to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and the defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees (along with several for-credit certificates) that uniquely integrate theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian worldview. 

For more information on SES, visit its website at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.  

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