Day Deborah Rica Lipford was known as Deborah Lipford when she did the impossible in 1976 by becoming the first black woman to make it to the Miss America Pageant semi-finals, paving the way for those who would follow her later. Now today Dr. Gardner, as she is currently known, is paving a new trail for her race and Moody Radio’s Janet Parshall tells her audience all about this type of racism fight today on “In the Market.”
Day Gardner is just as strong a supporter of the African American community pushing past stereotypes and escaping the injustices today as she was in the ’70s. Maybe more so, as the strong woman heads an organization tasked with facing the greatest threat to the black females in our world today and a different kind of racism.
Former Miss America finalist fighting racism
According to Gardner’s NBPLU (National Black Pro-Life Union), “Abortion has become the number one killer of black people in this country,” citing as many as 15 million black baby deaths overall due to abortion and 400,000 killed just in 2010 alone.
Gardner feels her race will freely acknowledge racism everywhere except where it matters most: in the abortion clinics being set up and operating within their own communities.
“Abortion facilites are placed purposefully in minority and poor communities. This is no accident!” the former Miss Delaware winner says.
Gardner says the problem is that her race doesn’t realize that “Abortion is a multi-million dollar a year business that makes most of its money by killing our children.”
But the former Miss America Pageant semi-finalist is bent on helping them realize it, serving as president to NBPLU and committed to seeing that the word gets out to other black women about the racism they are helping to participate in against their own people.
Gardner to abortionists: Let my people go
“Since the ’60s we have continued to make great strides in breaking down color barriers,” but Gardner says that in that race toward equality the black community has helped participate in a greater injustice, “Closing our eyes to the fact that more than a thousand of our children die each day by the horrible practice of abortion.”
Day Gardner tells Moody Radio’s “In the Market” host Janet Parshall that black women in particular and the black community at large are essentially, “Denying them [the unborn] their most basic human right.”
Gardner wonders how her race can scream for justice and equality on one hand and yet silence it for others.The unborn have a right to life that Gardner says the black community’s ancestors “worked for, marched for and many of them died for.” Yet they are being denied that right every day.
Black abortions rank higher than others
In Atlanta, the black community boasts as much as 35 percent of the overall city population. That figure is only 13.4 percent nationally for blacks, according to Black Demographics.
But more staggering is the abortion percentages: black abortions performed nationwide are more than three times the population percentage of 13.4 for the country’s black race. That means as many as 40 percent of abortions performed in the US are done on black women, according to the New York Times.
To hear more about this terrible onslaught of the black race, catch Janet Parshall’s In the Market broadcast with Day Gardner today on WMBW 88.9FM radio station in Atlanta today at 4 p.m. or hear the podcast for free on Moody Radio.