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Freedom Is Rooted in Sanctity of Life

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
by Outside Contributor

In 1955, an unmarried pregnant University of Wisconsin graduate student left her home and traveled to San Francisco to a doctor who took in unwed expectant mothers, delivered their babies, and helped arrange adoptions.

The baby son she delivered and put up for adoption grew up to become the legendary business and technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs.

Had it been 1975 rather than 1955, there is a reasonable chance there would have never been a Steve Jobs. In 1975 America, after Roe v. Wade became law and where values markedly changed such that a young Catholic woman felt less shame to be unmarried and pregnant, Steve Jobs’ mother could well have wound up in a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Looking around at the impact of laptop computers, iPhones, social media, and remote work, it’s hard to imagine what our lives would be like today had that one genius not been born.

But the preciousness of every human life depends not on whether that life is a potential Steve Jobs. Each brings its own unique and invaluable gifts to the world.

As the left goes berserk over the leaked Samuel Alito opinion pointing to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we should consider that we’ll never know the gifts of the 63 million children obliterated since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

The Kaiser Family Foundation reports in 2019 that 38% of abortions were given to Black women. Using this figure, 24 million Black babies — roughly half the current Black population — were removed by abortion since 1973.

The United States in 1955 was a nation before the passage of the Civil Rights Act. There was segregation; there was racism; and there was poverty.

But today, many years later, we still have poverty, and our public discourse is still dominated by allegations of racism.

According to the rhetoric on the left, there was nothing good about the America of 1955. 

But this is not true. 

The state of faith and, because of this, the state of marriage and childbearing, was far healthier than today, both among whites and among Blacks.

According to Gallup, as we show in the “State of Black America” recently published by my organization, CUREPOLICY, in the early 1960s, 70% of Americans said religion was “very important” in their own lives. By the late 1970s, this was down to 52%.

In 1955, the national fertility rate — the average number of children birthed by women of child-bearing age — was 3.42. Today, this is down to 1.78. The rate needed for a population to replace itself and not shrink is 2.2.

In 1960, 9% of Black adults and 8% of white adults had never been married. By 2012, this had increased to 36% among Blacks and 16% among whites.

In 1960, less than 5% of white babies were born to unwed mothers. By 2010, this was up to 29%. Among Blacks, in 1960, a little over 20% of babies were born to unwed mothers. By 2010, this was up to 72%.

The secularization of the country in the 1960s did not produce more freedom. It produced more dependence on government. 

Blacks, in this regard, have been hurt the most.

In 1950, the federal government took 15.3% of the national economy. By 2020, this was up to 32%.

President Joe Biden, now presiding over a nation drowning in debt, inflation, and sclerotic growth, said the other day that “The MAGA crowd is the most extreme political organization that has existed in American history.”

If an aging America without married fathers and mothers and without children is where you think our future lies, so Biden is your man.

In 1956, 39% of Blacks voted for the Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower.

We’re going back to the future. More Black Americans, and all Americans, are seeing that rooted in the American ideal of freedom is sanctity of life and family.

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.”


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1 year ago

How is an abortion protecting women’s health care?

Robert Belcastro
Robert Belcastro
1 year ago

The downplay of religion lead the way. As spiritual unawareness increases, the society moved further towards barbarism. And killing one’s own unborn child/children is a barbaric act.

1 year ago

Abortion IS Murder, plain and simple! . . . But aborting babies of Democratic women I can endorse wholeheartedly!

Robert Belcastro
Robert Belcastro
1 year ago

The powers of government are the collective irresponsibility of the individuals in that society.
Where are the privately funded aid societies that there used to be to take care of circumstances like these? They used to exist. They were encouraged… tax deductions for charitable contributions was an encouragement in that direction.

1 year ago

The article is well written however I often wonder how a religious topic is so hotly debated in government when the constitution clearly states there should be a separation of church and State. I think it is reasonable to set a time limit on how long a person can decide to abort, but I also find it interesting that a major part of this debate is decided by men. As a man I can not get pregnant so I am hesitant to demand what a woman does with a pregnancy. Again this is a church problem not a State problem. In the debate there is the possible loss of a great individual but in the long run someone will always step up as progress grows and the flip side, if you talk to social worker, is the terrible consequence of birth into an unwanted miserable lifer the birth of a major criminal. One of the really dumb efforts of these policies results in the removal of funds to world health organizations that promote education on birth control and including abortions.The problems in populations stresses food availability, clean water, environment, resources, other life forms, global warming, freedoms and I can go on. It is obvious that all these issues are problematic increasing exponentially and each will fail catastrophically with unimaginable results to humanity. The go forth and multiply philosophy is a curse to the future of humanity. I am not saying abortions are the answer and neither would I use this one issue to determine my political vote as there many equal and serious decisions to be made. I fear that our politicians are too in love with power and corporations and the general public just wants business as usual and the lemmings are just going to keep heading for the cliff.

Paula Shane
Paula Shane
1 year ago

(Hickenlooper 05.11.2022) “Hey folks, As you probably heard, the Supreme Court is slated to overturn Roe v. Wade, undoing nearly 50 years of precedent.  This is simply unacceptable. No politician or judge should make decisions over a woman’s body. That’s why today, I’m voting for the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would make Roe v. Wade law and protect it from being overturned by the Supreme Court. 

(My response on Hickenlooper’s email form 05.11.22)
I received an email from your office regarding the Roe vs. Wade recent “”leaked”” decision.  

It was the Supreme Court action that ALLOWED this TRAVESTY for the last 50 years. 
“”Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.””

Now YOU say in an email: “””No politician or judge should make decisions over a woman’s body. That’s why today, I’m voting for the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would make Roe v. Wade law and protect it from being overturned by the Supreme Court.”””

You are a POLITICIAN and have declared your intent to make decisions over a woman’s body by voting for the women’s health protection act. I DO NOT support your view and/or decision. My prayer is that this “”leaked”” supreme court decision will stand without further political interference.

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