“Liberal governing has transformed beautiful California into the poverty capital of America with the worst quality of life. Crazy taxes, crazy high cost of living, and crazy overreaching regulations have crushed the middle class, forcing the middle class to exit the Sunshine State. All that is left in California are illegals feeding at the breast of the state, rapidly growing massive homeless tent cities, and the mega-rich.” LLOYD MARCUS
(CNSNews.com) -- The National Day of Mourning, in remembrance of the more than 20 million black lives lost to abortion since 1973, begins today with prayer and a press conference in Richmond, Va., and a processional through tomorrow, Aug. 31, with stops in Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Birmingham, Ala.
The two-day event is sponsored by several leading pro-life organizations, including Civil Rights for the Unborn, the Douglass Leadership Institute, The Restoration Project, the Thomas More Society, Human Coalition and the Family Research Council (FRC).
“Abortion kills more black lives than all the other leading causes of death combined, and it is by design that black women have access to abortion clinics and abort at three-and-a-half times the rate of white women," said Patrina Mosley, the director of Life, Culture, and Women's Advocacy at the FRC.
"Today, Planned Parenthood operates nearly 80 percent of its facilities in black and Hispanic communities and has dedicated campaigns to encourage these women to abort their children," said Mosley.
“African-Americans make up less than 13 percent of the U.S. population yet receive nearly 40 percent of abortions," she said. “How long will we let this targeted killing of black babies continue?”
Patrina Mosely, director of Life, Culture, and Women's Advocacy at the FRC.
On the National Day of Mourning website, it states, "Planned Parenthood has long targeted Black babies and women under their plan of extermination called The Negro Project. They have used abortion to advance the eugenic cause and their efforts have resulted in the deaths of more than 20,000,000 Black lives."
"Currently, Planned Parenthood has constructed or is constructing three mega (10,000 square feet or larger) abortion centers in Black neighborhoods: one in the Churchill community of Richmond, VA, one in the Cherry neighborhood (the oldest Black neighborhood) in Charlotte, NC and the third in Birmingham, AL just blocks from the historic 16th Street Baptist Church," states the website.
The processional is designed to protest "this new construction and to expose their agenda of extermination," said the National Day of Mourning website.
As CNSNews.com has reported, although black Americans comprise 13.4% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 36.0% of the abortions in 2015. That was almost identical to the percentage of abortions (36.9%) that year among white Americans, who make up 76.6% of the population.
"In some areas of the United States, the percentage of black women who had abortions in 2015 was noticeably, and disproportionately, larger than the percentage of white women who did," according to the CDC, as reported by CNSNews.com. "In Georgia, for example, where blacks make up 32.2% of the population and whites make up 60.8%, black women had 62.4% of abortions while whites only had 24.7%.
Margaret Sanger (d. 1966), the founder of the organization that became the Planned Parenthood
Other states where black children were aborted in disproportionately high numbers in 2015 included Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia.
“The South isn’t the only place this is happening,” said Alveda King in a statement about the National Day of Mourning. “In New York City, more black babies are aborted than born. It’s not racist to point out this truth. It is racist to perpetuate this genocide.”
“This is an urgent message that bears repeating,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life. “The abortion cartel is working to eliminate black people in the U.S. They try to disguise this as compassion for the poor, but the truth is, Planned Parenthood and other abortion sellers are committing mass murder.”
“We need to make the statement loud and clear, that we will not stand for this any longer," said King. "Black lives matter, even in the womb.”
In addition to Patrina Mosley, speakers in Richmond will include Catherine Davis of the Restoration Project, and Dean Nelson of the Douglass Institute.
Fore more information on the abortion of black children in the United States, see here, here, here, and here.
For more information on Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, see here, here, here, here.
Cartel Violence Continues in Mexican Border Cities of Tijuana, Juárez
Cartel-fueled violence in the Mexican border cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez continues with multiple daily killings in both cities. The two cities sit along the Mexican border with California and Texas. This year’s number of killings in Tijuana has now reached 1,521 — Ciudad Juárez hit 1,017.
Drug cartel-related violence associated with bitter turf wars over drug smuggling and street-level drug sales in the border cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez continues at an alarming rate. The killings in both cities have been attributed in part to a shift in Mexico becoming a user nation with a thriving street-level drug market and a growing addict population, according to Breitbart Texas’ U.S. and local Mexican law enforcement sources. For many years, Mexico was primarily considered an export nation of illicit drugs. But, with the availability of cheap high-grade methamphetamine and other drugs, Mexican authorities have seen a spike in gang wars fighting over lucrative street-level sales which. These wars are blamed for the daily killings in major cities throughout Mexico. The local gangs are being supplied by the major drug cartels which operate in both cities.
In the border city of Tijuana, which sits on the Mexico-California border approximately 20 miles south of San Diego California, they surpassed 1,521 homicides for 2019. During a 24-hour period covering August 29 and 30, a total of 11 people were murdered. In one case, a severed head of an unknown victim was abandoned inside a backpack near a school in colonia Lázaro Cárdenas Tercera Mesa. A passerby headed to the school reported the shocking discovery to the police. According to local media reports, the recent 11 homicide victims included several who were dumped throughout various sections of the city with hands and feet bound and eyes and mouth duct-taped shut. These victims displayed signs of torture.
Ciudad Juárez, the sister city of El Paso, Texas, closed out August with 129 homicides bringing the total for 2019 to at least 1,017, according to Alejandro Valadez, a spokesman for the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) in the Northern Zone (Ciudad Juárez). Although the month of August trended downward in comparison to the month of July, the murder totals for 2019 are up in comparison to the previous year. By comparison, Ciudad Juárez had 898 homicides in the first eight months of 2018. The killings registered in 2019 are up 119, an 11 percent increase. Breitbart Texas reported on a shocking cartel hit in Juárez which resulted in the deaths of four victims consisting of two teens, a child, and their 25-year-old uncle Sunday morning. The minors, who were sisters, were 14, 13 and 4 years of age and were reportedly all shot in the head.
Month-by-Month Comparison of Homicides in the two border cities:
Tijuana Ciudad Juárez
January 220 108
February 145 96
March 152 116
April 184 149
May 192 151
June 216 130
July 230 139
August 182 128
Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.) You can follow him on Twitter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.