While Black Lives Matter activists continue to wreak havoc on our country with protests devolving into devastating riots, one artist took matters into his own hands to bring awareness to another critical issue affecting the black community: abortion.
Pro-life activist and artist Tayler Hansen used his talents to take a stand amid the nationwide “Defund the Police” movement led by Black Lives Matter. On Friday, Hansen took the BLM acronym and made it his own when he painted a massive mural that read, “BABY LIVES MATTER” on the street in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Shortly after, he clarified his intentions behind the mural in a video on Twitter which he captioned, “BABY LIVES MATTER MURAL.” Hansen explained, “I’m making this video to raise awareness to one of the most egregious human rights violations that has not been properly addressed,” he asserted, “In 2019, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide, almost 43 million children were denied the most basic right of all – life – which is why I felt inclined to demonstrate a true peaceful protest.”
BABY LIVES MATTER MURAL pic.twitter.com/owqjQxQ1qL
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) July 17, 2020
Hansen’s spin on the Marxist BLM movement is the peaceful protest America needs right now. It cannot spark riots, result in killing cops, or be tainted by coronavirus concerns.
However, it can unite people who are pro-life to speak out for a mutual cause that affects all Americans – but especially the black community, which is disproportionately affected by abortion. In that sense, if you support Baby Lives Matter, you show support for black lives. Most importantly, it shows that you believe all people, regardless of race, are equally worthy of the right to life.
Now here’s a friendly reminder that Biden-endorsing Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a eugenicist who openly wanted to decimate the black population. Since Planned Parenthood’s inception, blacks have been specifically targeted by abortion. Investigative journalism outlet Project Veritas has even exposed that some of the clinic’s donors request that their money only be used for aborting black babies.
Even according to the CDC’s most recent US Abortion Surveillance Report, non-Hispanic black women had the highest abortion rate by far at 38%. That’s a lot of abortions for a racial minority that only makes up 12% of the U.S. population.
If black lives truly matter, Baby Lives Matter is a movement that all people can get behind to help stop infanticide AND fight racial injustice that is clearly present within the abortion industry.
In my opinion, abortion is one of the easier issues to combat as a conservative. The Left’s “my body, my choice” argument is weak compared to the simple biological facts about pregnancy: 1. There is a mother and a father, and 2. Pregnancy means two bodies, mother and baby. So, it’s not just the mother’s choice if there is a father too. To take it a step further, I believe if more people simply were aware of how an abortion is performed, they would be staunchly against it. It is gruesome to say the least.
If the pro-life community continues to bring this issue to light by informing and educating one another, I’m confident that we can change minds. Alveda King, niece of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., maintains, “It is time for African Americans to wake up and realize that right now, in America, about half of our babies are being killed in the womb. And in certain parts of America, more of our babies are being aborted than are being born.” By fighting for this single cause, we can begin to end racial injustice and infanticide simultaneously.