by Lou Binninger
Since February is Black History Month many may not know about Dr. Mildred Faye Jefferson (April 6, 1927 – October 15, 2010.)
Born in Pittsburg, Texas, Jefferson was the only child of Millard and Guthrie Jefferson, a Methodist minister, and a school teacher. Mildred was raised in Carthage, Texas. At a young age, "Millie" followed the town doctor around while he made house calls leading to her interest in medicine.
Mildred was bright, an outlier for the eugenics movement and evolutionists that believed Blacks to be a separate less-evolved inferior race.
She graduated from the segregated public high school in Carthage at age 15 and then moved on to Texas College, a historically black school in Tyler, Texas, affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She graduated at age 18, which was too young to enter medical school. She enrolled at Tufts University where she received a master's degree in biology. Jefferson then attended Harvard Medical School.
Mildred was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, the first woman to graduate in surgery from Harvard and the first woman to become a member of the Boston Surgical Society.
She is known for and despised by liberals for her opposition to the legalization of abortion and her work with and serving as President of the National Right to Life Committee.
Jefferson was driven by a deep commitment to a Judeo-Christian ethic and what she felt was her own profession's betrayal of pre-born life. She felt the 1973 Supreme Court's Doe and Roe decisions gave doctors a license that could compromise their mandate to refrain from killing.
Dr. Jefferson said, "U.S. Supreme Court Justices don't have to see the impact or consequences of their decisions but then without consulting us they want us to carry out these socially destructive missions and I say no and I am not willing to give up the role of doctor as healer to become the new social executioner."
Jefferson saw a connection between the Supreme Court Dred Scott decision, slavery and abortion. She said, "In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court looked at the slave, Dred Scott, and came up with the wrong decision, declaring the slave as 'property' and not a 'citizen' under the U.S. Constitution. The slave's life was still protected.”
“In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court got it wrong again and handed down decisions on abortion which declared 'open season' on unborn children throughout the full nine months of pregnancy. After 44 million abortions (before 2010), most people have not noticed that the population descended from the U.S. African slaves, comprising around 12% of the population, make up about 35% of the abortion population. This means that more Americans of African descent died in the abortion chambers than have died in all the years of slavery and lynchings."
Black activist and author Walter B. Hoye II says, “Our best estimates..... is that the current cumulative number of abortions from 1967 through June of this year (2015) is 59.4 million, of which an estimated 20,350,000 are Black American abortions.
Considering that the total current Black American population is about 42,000,000, the 20,350,000 Black American abortions are equal to 48.45% of the current Black American population. If not for abortion, the total Black American population would be approximately 62,350,000, or 48% greater than it is today.
Jefferson knew liberals wanted to eliminate the Black people through sterilization and abortion. Eugenics advocate and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger said, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." (Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon). Sanger referred to Blacks, immigrants and the poor as “human weeds” and “reckless breeders” who never should have been born. (Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization).
President Ronald Reagan credited Millie with educating him and changing his view on abortion to pro-life after he signed pro-abortion legislation as Governor of California. It’s a shame that the good doctor and orator Mildred Fay Jefferson is despised by race hustlers, Black Lives Matter and all the other race agenda groups.