I hate writing about abortion. But here goes…
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision, Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy. Abortion in New York was legal well before “Roe” and the generational fruits of this malignant decision are manifesting.
In the State that hosts the “city that never sleeps”, produces sports dynasties, and possesses arguably the most educated and diverse population in the nation, 4 out of 10 pregnancies end with an abortion. For blacks, 6 out of 10 of lives conceived end in an abortion facility.
The data shocks the intellect and breaks the heart.
- In 2009, for every 1000 black babies born, 1500 were aborted.
- Since 1970 4.3 million New York pregnancies ended with abortion.
- Over the last 10 years, for every person who moves to or is born in New York, we aborted three.
The 2010 census data is in and we lost two congressional seats knocking our Congressional representation back to World War II levels. Gone are two voices that can advocate for us federal funding, projects and assistance.
Our meager 2% increase in population, is well below the level to support entitlements to the elderly and governmental retirees. The generation that stood by while 4.3 million abortions occurred unwittingly aborted their own retirement pensions and their own elder care. The loss of children at this numerical level is unprecedented and no one saw this train wreck coming. We like to think of abortion as personal, but in reality, it is cultural. Our failure to value the babies of the 1970 – 1990 eras will result in our inability to care for our seniors going forward. The wage earners and the care givers are simply not here.
This is what happens when you eradicate 4.3 million persons in one State.
The abortion culture has produced a dark intellect, a weak will and an enslaved sexual viewpoint based on a fear of fertility, the elevation of the pill and rubbers to rites of passage, and decades of unprecedented licentiousness – all of which leads directly to abortion. This cultural mind set is a dismal failure.
We New Yorkers pride ourselves on our sophistication, our cutting-edge progressiveness, our cultural diversity, our vaulted educational system and our championship teams. The Empire State takes so much pride in being the giants, that we even named a football team after ourselves – the Giants.
But if you believe that, you are reading yesterday’s news.
What good is our purportedly sophisticated and progressive culture, our diversity, our schools and our teams when for every person we increase in population, we abort three? How dare we claim diversity when we abort 40 to 60% of the Hispanic and Black pregnancies? If we, supposedly the most educated population in history, do not note with horror and shame this vile circumstance, acknowledge its meaning, and search to correct the error, then what did our education and culture avail us at all?
We are a proudly pro-choice state – one of the first – and we have made our choice. We chose, however unintended, to abort ourselves first into a creeping irrelevancy – where we are now – and later into abandonment where in the autumn and winter of life we will experience the loss of public retirement funds and elder services. The great shock will occur not when the retirements are cut by half, but when the survivors of this carnage determine that we are no more than an inconvenient mass of tissue.
Then choice will come full circle.