In the days since Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the “fetal heartbeat bill” the rhetoric around the issue of life and abortion has reached a fever pitch. The rage coming from the pro-abortion crowd is so extreme it is beginning to feel a bit disturbing. It’s gone far beyond the typical talking points. The arguments in favor of abortion have suddenly gone from passionate to furious. Rage has given way to hysteria and hysteria is causing a lot of pro-choicers to rip bigger and bigger holes in the fabric of their own logic and tolerance.
“As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which — make no mistake — WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black. Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up.” – Anne Hathaway
“The states trying to ban abortion are the states that have the highest proportions of black women living there. This is about class and race and is a direct attack on the fundamental human rights women in the US deserve “- Emily Ratajkowski
I’ve been a professional opinion writer for nearly a decade now, and there are standards and rules I must follow in order to be taken seriously. I’ve largely followed these rules but Anne’s and Emily’s weird abortion arguments are giving me Forest Whitaker-eye so today I’m throwing professionalism out the window (temporarily) to say…
What in the hell are you ladies even saying right now?!
Just listen yourself. Are you honestly trying to tell me that the best thing for black women is to have fewer black babies? Because that is what you’re saying. The argument being made here is that abortion is good for the health of black women. Coincidentally, abortion prevents the black population from expanding at healthy rates.
What a funny coincidence that Planned Parenthood’s founder was a passionate advocate for “culling” the black population through abortion. She was such a fan of the idea she created an entire organization dedicated to making it a success – a foundation which just so happens to be zealously supported by most wealthy, white, female celebrities.
But I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.
Black women have health issues specific to our race, just like women (and men) from all different ethnic groups do. We are all faced with our own unique health challenges that are closely related to our ancestry, cultural influences and environment. There are a myriad of reasons why black women experience higher-than-average mortality rates in child-bearing. The solution isn’t to keep their babies from being born in the first place. That’s like saying the solution to a hang nail is to cut off your finger.
There are a lot of progressives in this country who advocate for reducing the black population in this very manner. They pat themselves on the back for their “wokeness” and then head back to their insulated bubbles where they never have to interact with or see a single black mother and her child and how much that child means to her. For them, the wombs of black women are weapons to be wielded in the “abortion war”. We are statistics, our offspring inconvenient loose ends. How do you seem caring and progressive while actively working to promote fewer black people in America?
Attach discomfort surrounding black people to abortion and then suddenly instead of a racist you’re a hero.
I realize that there is a salacious element to my analysis here. That’s purposeful. I feel it is necessary to use provocative language to point out the grossness and illogic of your argument.
Truthfully, I don’t really think you are racist…perhaps bigoted due to the lifestyles you’ve been living for so long, but not racist. Unlike my counterparts on the pro-choice side of this debate I choose to take your arguments in good faith. I do believe you think what you’re saying is supportive and progressive and decidedly pro-black. But please…
Just listen to yourself.