Walter Hoye

Teleology of Abortion in the Black Community

In Abortion on October 18, 2010 at 12:01 am


Teleology, the study of the evidences of aim, design or purposes of actions, is the doctrine that believes final causes exist. The term itself is derived from the two Greek words, (telos) meaning “purpose or end” and (logos) meaning “word” or “science.” Believing that all actions have a definite purpose, goal, or design, the teleologist examines results and attempts to explain their corresponding actions in terms of their function. In other words, teleology is the practice of evaluating a decision against the criterion of whether the outcome of a decision achieved its original goal.

Teleological Ethics is an ethical theory that holds that the ends or consequences of an act determines whether an act is good or evil, or whether an act tends to emphasize the cultivation of virtue or excellence in man in the end. These virtues could be the classical virtues of courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom that promoted the Greek ideal of man as the “rational animal”. These virtues could also be Biblical virtues of faith, hope, and love that distinguishes the Christian ideal of man as a being created in the image of God.

Teleology of Abortion

Induced abortion is the purposeful termination of a pregnancy by the removal of an embryo from the womb of his or her mother, resulting in the end of the baby’s life. The teleological study of abortion reveals abortion’s oxymoronic nature. Abortion is a “cruel kindness” if you will. Abortion is the lie that promises to improve the “quality of life” at the “expense of life.” Embracing abortion as a necessary social policy to guarantee life, will ultimately result in the end of life. Abortion is an intrinsically evil act that gravely violates the dignity of an innocent human being by taking his or her life. Abortion gravely wounds the dignity of those who support it and leaves those who commit it in profound psychological and moral trauma. In my opinion, marginalizing abortion marginalizes the sanctity of human life itself and dehumanizes the members of any society.

Teleology of Abortion in the Black Community

The teleology of abortion in the Black community, the study of the evidences of the aim, design or purpose in the deliberate death of our children, is the doctrine that believes final causes for terminating the lives of our children exist.

What have I discovered?

“The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It appears to me that the killing of our children is a form of “self-imposed racial suicide” that does not benefit us. It appears to me that the ends or consequences of abortion in the Black community reveal evidences of an evil design or purpose. It appears to me that abortion itself does not promote either classically Greek virtues or clearly Biblical virtues that distinguish or promote man as a “rational animal” or as “a being created in the image of God.”

It appears to me that Dr. Levon Yuille, Director of the National Black Pro-Life Congress, is right when he said: “I think the greatest failure in reference to the Abortion issue has been Black Leadership. I’m terribly, terribly, terribly concerned that the Black Church, Our Black Congressional Representatives and our social organizations, such as the NAACP have been Deathly silent on this issue and if silence is consent then we have this horrific reality that Black Leadership is helping to perpetrate the Genocide of their own people.” [1]

Brothers, we really need to talk.

1. “BloodMoney” is a documentary film narrated by Dr. Alveda King, which exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro Life perspective. (


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