Milwaukee Sheriff: If People Truly Believe Black Lives Matter, They Should Protest Abortion

ClarkeMILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A Wisconsin sheriff who has been outspoken in expressing his opposition to the way that many black leaders have handled the Ferguson and New York City matters is stating that if people truly believe that black lives matter, they should protest abortion facilities.

Sheriff David Clarke has been featured on a number of news outlets in recent weeks to discuss his thoughts about the incidents and the reaction that has followed. Last week, he was interviewed on CNN about a Tweet that he sent this month to a journalist with the New York Times, which read, “If only these faux protesters were asked by media about all the black on black killing or black babies aborted in US every year.”

Clark, who is a black man himself, was asked by host Poppy Harlow if he sent the message, and what he meant by the statement.

“Yes, I did,” he replied. “When I hear these things that black lives matter, the only people who really believe that statement are American police officers who go into American ghettos every day to keep people from killing each other. Alright, so, yes I did send that and I meant it.”

“Look, the abortions?” Clarke continued. “If black lives—if they really mattered, that’s where the outrage would be that’s where we’d see protests…”

Several other black pro-life leaders have made similar statements, asking where the societal outrage is over abortion, which kills hundreds of thousands of black children every year.

“If [the media] really thought that black lives matter they would be protesting abortion on demand,” declared Alveda King, niece of renown civil rights leader Martin Luther King. “Even Planned Parenthood Tweeted support for Ferguson using the black lives matter hashtags, and yet they abort more black and Hispanic babies that any other abortion provider in America.”

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“Mainstream media does everything it can to protect the most racist institution in America that actually kills for a living—the abortion industry,” said the Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger. “[H]ow sincere is the mantra that #BlackLivesMatter if the violent act of abortion and the disproportionate slaughter of unborn minority children is praised as ‘reproductive justice’?”

According to the website, published by New Jersey pastor and LEARN (Life Education and Resource Network) president Clenard Childress, since 2001, “over 8 million African American children have been killed by abortion” and that “the leading cause of death of African Americans is abortion.”

“They say that if you were to combine the top 10 leading categories of causes of death for African Americans, it wouldn’t come to half to the amount killed by abortion,” Childress said, adding “52% of all African American pregnancies end in abortion.”

In October, Childress and other black leaders held a march on Washington to speak out against the 1,786 African American children killed each day by abortion.

“This march represents an annual event that will be summoning African American churches and activist to be engaged in the civil rights movement to free enslaved children in the womb, children that are predominately African American. These are children that have been convicted and sentenced to die unjustly,” he said. “Its outrageous that we have black leaders caucusing with Planned Parenthood and endorsing legislation that would no longer require a licensed physician to perform abortions. Now that’s a war on women!”

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