Abortion provision is racist?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-07-2008
Abortion provision is racist?
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 1:57pm


Do you think abortion providers are targeting particular minorities? Is there any hidden agenda or is it a coincidence that lower socioeconomic groups tend to access abortion more and tend to also be comprised of higher than average percentages of minority women?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-27-2007
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 2:53pm

A majority, perhaps as many as 75 percent, of abortion clinics are in areas with high minority populations. Abortion apologists will say this is because they want to serve the poor. You don't serve the poor, however, by taking their money to terminate their children.

You dont serve poor people by denying them abortions either.

Abortion targets blacks disproportionately, but it affects everyone. And as my uncle, Martin Luther King, wrote from the Birmingham jail, "njustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Abortion is an attack on the family and the humanity that unites us all.

Abortion is not a physical corporal object that

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2009
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 3:16pm

First off - this is in the Washington Times - a paper owned by the Moonies, and is hyper conservative.

Abortion providers are often zoned out of many places in cities - deliberately - and many providers are not able to set up in areas that other medical providers can.

This woman conveniently omits her Uncle Martin's close, positive relationship with Planned Parenthood.

She's affiliated with Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics - a prominent anti-choice laywer that makes a living off of getting women to sue abortion providers after the fact.

She's also affiliated with Priests for Life - whose founder has long time connections with violent factions of the Pro-life movement: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/right/priests-for-life

I would dismiss this article as anothing but anti-choice rhetoric in a conservative publication. She's banking on her last name to give her some sort of credibility on civil rights.

The NAACP doesn't see legal abortion as racist - they veiw Roe v Wade as a civil rights victory on par with Brown v Board of Education.

But the very, very white readership of the Washington Times would not know this.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-07-2008
Tue, 01-19-2010 - 3:23pm
I think it's a load of poo, too, but thought I'd throw it out there. Does that make me a poo flinger ;-)
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-24-2009
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 9:28am

< Does that make me a poo flinger ;-)>

No - you're showing poo for what it is. Others here use this board as a receptacle for their own poo. ;-)