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I do believe black lives matter. I also believe all lives matter and I don’t think that takes anything away from the challenges faced by blacks, or other minorities, or the poor or the oppressed. I don’t think you lift up the black community by tearing down others. And no, I am not going to apologize for telling the truth about everyone’s life mattering. That should be obvious for all but sadly it needs to be spelled out for many.

I do have a very blunt question on the matter of the value of black lives today. My question comes in light of the butchery of Planned Parenthood, highlighted in a second hidden camera video showing a top executive of the abortion company negotiating the price of fetal body parts and joking about buying a Lamborghini with the money.

The question is this: if black lives matter, which again I believe they do, then why do more black children get aborted in New York City than get delivered each year?

A “Pregnancy Outcomes” report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals in 2013, more black babies were aborted than born in what many call the greatest city in the world.

A chart on page 7 of the report shows 24,108 “non-Hispanic black” babies were born while 29,007 faced “induced terminations” a cleaned up euphemism for abortions.

This is even more alarming when you realize that Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger. Sanger was an avowed racist and eugenicist who began with the goal of decimating the black community.

The Center for Medical Progress released the video, the second in a week, showing high level Planned Parenthood executives discussing in a light hearted manner the dismemberment of aborted fetuses for research in exchange for money. All of the negotiating is done over lunch in a nice restaurant. So maybe I didn’t ask the right question- maybe the question should be, do black fetuses matter?

So far every single Democratic candidate for President has remained painfully silent. Nearly every Republican has called for an investigation of the group.

Senator Rand Paul tried in vain to get Democratic National Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to say when life actually begins. In fact she never answered the question and instead fell back on the tired rhetoric of ‘protecting a woman’s right to choose’ and so forth. I think it is time for a Democrat to step up and take a stand and please tell me when does life begin. Is it 8 weeks or 16 or 24? What is the answer for the hard left? I can assure you The Center for Medical Progress will continue to release these undercover videos. The group reportedly has as many as a dozen more on hand.

This is not a debate over whether or not abortion should be legal or whether women should reserve the right to making the choice to terminate a pregnancy. This extends to the fundamental question of how far along can that life actually be when it gets terminated and whether it’s appropriate for the likes of Planned Parenthood to part out the body afterward like an old car.

While the nation has been veering left in recent years on many social issues, strangely abortion has not been one of them and by and large most Americans do not support the procedure. That is a turn back to the hard right.

It does seem odd that in 2015, more than 40 years after the Supreme Court invented the Constitutional right to privacy and made abortion the law of the land that it is back as a campaign issue. Even more strange is that Progressive Liberals find themselves unable to get their footing on the issue. For decades the left has pounded Conservatives for it’s imaginary war on women but in the end it seems Democrats may be out of step with average Americans on the subject. Abortion it seems may once again become the critical social issue of our time, now that the rainbow flags are flying freely and nearly forgotten already.

Remember, life matters. Yours, mine and everyone’s.