As the nation mourns with Ferguson for the loss of 18-year-old Michael Brown, some pro-life advocates pointed out the forgotten Missouri deaths the nation should be protesting. Since the August shooting of Michael Brown, Missouri lost hundreds of African-Americans to abortion.

Reverend Katherine, writer of the Keep Life Legal blog, discussed this disparity wracking her hometown of Ferguson.

“Since the day that Michael Brown died [Aug 9, 2014], another 981 Black Missourians have died; 9 per day, every day since then,” she wrote. “These Black Missourians were unarmed, innocent, and had no ability to defend themselves and died in plain sight. But there is no outrage, no riots, not one protest.”

“The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb,” according to Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr, Director of Black Genocide.

Black Genocide promotes awareness concerning a widespread killer of African-Americans: abortion. According to Protecting Black Life, over 14 million Black babies have been killed since abortion was legalized in 1973.

Although African-American residents make up 11.7 percent of Missouri’s population, 32.66 percent of all reported abortions in the state are performed on African-Americans.

“So, while these rioters are trying to destroy my native city of St. Louis because of the death of one Black man, the rioters overlook the fact that just a couple of miles away at Planned Parenthood on Forest Park Avenue, another 109 Black babies have died since Michael Brown,” Reverend Katherine wrote.

“Why aren’t [there] rioters at Planned Parenthood defending themselves and their future generations? Why do they allow themselves to be essentially exterminated by abortion but riot over one?”

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