What is the common denominator in the photos below? It occurred to me, after reading Breeann's diary and then Aaron's on the slimy legislation being pushed in Denver, that when a picture formed in my mind of every pro-abort rally I had ever seen on television or online, the crowd seemed decidedly "pale". I did a Google image search for "pro choice rally". These pictures are just a small sampling. I deliberately chose those I was positive showed only pro-abortion people. Do the same search and you will see the same thing I did. A noticeable lack of women (or men) of color. Granted, there are a few in the crowds here and there, but for all intents and purposes the pro-aborts are white women. Overwhelmingly. White. Women.
Pro-Life Conservatives and Republicans (or anti-choice as we are now labeled) are characterized as women haters, racists and bigots, but I say these progressive White women are the real haters of women - haters of women of color, that is. I found it difficult to come to any other conclusion after looking at the evidence in these pictures. To me, it appears that mostly White progressive women are crafting the abortion-is-good-for-you message. What I do not understand is why women of all ethnicities are swallowing it hook, line and sinker. It is amazing the lame kind of rhetoric the progs put out there. For instance, they are willing to admit that black women are 5 times more likely to have an abortion than a White woman, Hispanic women twice as likely as Whites. The reason for this, say the pro-aborts, is because "behind every abortion is an unplanned pregnancy" (rhrealitycheck.org). Who knew? Is there anyone out there who believes a woman would deliberately get pregnant in order to partake of the abortion experience? Progs will give lip service to the notion that preventing these unwanted pregnancies is better than solving the problem with abortion. However, it seems that it is very difficult for women, especially poor women, to find and obtain contraceptives. Isn't it interesting that they can find an abortion clinic, but not a clinic that helps them with contraception? Even though Planned Parenthood will deny it with their dying breath, their clinics are disproportionately located in neighborhoods populated by low-income Blacks and Hispanics. In fact, 79% of their clinics are in locations such as this (lifenews.com). I'm sure there is a PP location or two in OKC where I live, but they must be in parts of the city that I don't frequent. I can say that the two abortion clinics run by someone other than PP that I was aware of were both located in poor black neighborhoods (neither have signs advertising their services).
This is not to say that White women don't have abortions because they do, just in significantly lower numbers than women of color, regardless of income levels. The data suggests that the overall abortion rate is lower than it has been in previous years and that is a bit of good news. But, there is much work to be done. Those of us in the Pro-Life corner must learn to counter the "reproductive health/justice/rights" of the progs with a positive message. One of the best ways to do this, IMHO, is to co-opt some of the language the progs use. We hear a lot about reproductive rights and protecting women's health as being what will "empower" women. I believe we must begin teaching women of all ages, races and socioeconomic levels that the path to empowerment is saying No. No to being portrayed as nothing but a vessel for sex on television, movies and music. No to those who would have them believe their lives are only worthwhile because of their genitalia. A woman who learns to hold herself in her own highest esteem is the woman who is held in high esteem by others. The woman who refuses to be sexual outside of marriage is an empowered woman. This is the woman who is truly "in charge of her own body" and who garners the respect of honorable men and women. Progressive women and men abhor those who refuse to fall for their false arguments. They have deluded and debased themselves and therefore wish to drag everyone else down to their level. Progs cannot stand a truly powerful, in-charge-of-her-own-being woman because she is everything they will never be.
note - I decided not to get lost in all the vast amounts of percentages and other data out there. It was beginning to make my head spin. Here are some links to articles and web sites I visited while writing this diary. I apologize for the double spacing, I can't figure out how to turn it off.