This is an excerpt from the chapter entitled "The Blood Cries Out":
One of the topics that I have consistently encountered as I have discussed systemic racism in America’s police system and the deaths of African American men is abortion. That seems like a strange twist as the two don’t seem to be remotely related. But in American politics today, systemic racism in America’s policing has been considered a priority in one party, and abortion the priority of the other. It is therefore understood that if I am advocating police reform that I must be against the party that upholds the blood of the unborn. Here is my answer to that.
You say you’re against the abortion of black and brown babies, all babies. So am I. Where we differ is that you seem to be more dismissive if these black and brown babies grow up to be teens and adults and are killed by the police. It seems to be a greater priority for you, in terms of politics, to protect innocent life inside the womb vs. outside of it. From God’s perspective, I believe innocent blood is innocent blood.
Why have we, as Christian voters in America, allowed the political parties to prioritize separately the lives of the unborn innocent vs. the innocent who survived long enough to be adults? One party shouts, protect the unborn but is “the law and order party” that also says that systemic racism in policing does not exist. The other party fights to overhaul the criminal justice system and save the lives of black and brown men who regularly die on camera in broad daylight but neglects the lives of the unborn black and brown. How have we allowed American politics to so divide us over the issue of “hands that shed innocent blood?”
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