Black Lives Matter? Then Let’s Talk About the Racial Disparity in Abortion Numbers

Why isn’t it more a matter of concern to the Left that so many black babies aren’t brought into the world? “… abortion’s prevalence and the racial disparity ‘suggest that it is a major influence on the demographic, socioeconomic and cultural composition of the United States population’.” America’s abortion wars may subside periodically, but neither side has surrendered and the latest flare-up could lead to a second government shutdown in as many years. After videos surfaced that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of parts from aborted babies, some conservatives in Congress vowed to block any spending measure that includes more money for the organization. … Most Republicans, however, realize that a government shutdown over abortion would be no more successful than the one in October 2013 over the Affordable Care Act. The GOP majority in the Senate today is too narrow to overcome an inevitable veto from President Obama, and a sympathetic Washington press corps will be eager to ensure that the left’s shutdown narrative prevails. In all likelihood, it will take a Republican in the White House to reverse ObamaCare and a pro-life president to end taxpayer-funded abortions. Shutting down the government when Republicans control the House and the Senate would only allow Democrats to argue more credibly that the opposition cannot be counted on to reduce legislative gridlock and govern responsibly. Further, Hillary Clinton, on her quest to make history for the sisterhood, is all too happy to shift the media discussion from her classified emails, her flagging poll numbers and the Bernie Sanders surge to what will be portrayed as Republican attacks on reproductive...