Commonwealth Policy Center

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Today Americans celebrate the life of King, who reminded us that the black struggle for civil rights was synonymous with American ideals. But ten years after MLK gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, the Supreme Court stripped the unborn of all races of any legal protection. Ironically, a disproportionate number of the same minorities King fought to free from the chains of segregation are aborted today. Roughly 30 percent of all black children are aborted today. When Americans find their collective voice for justice, all races can look forward to the day when abortion and Roe are cast onto the same trash heap as Dred Scott and Jim Crow.