I have never concidered this before but

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I have never concidered this before but
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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 10:24am
is there a race issue in abortion? or is it simply a woman's issues. what is everyone else's take on this? I know that I have never even concidered wether someone's "name" for posting had anything to do with their race . I ahd never even given it a thought till it was mentioned in the televised abortion post. I do know that from personal experience that abortion clinics in the inner city in Chicago tend towards being less frill and more directly about abortion, std prevention, etc etc.whereas the abortion clinics I ahve visited in the suburbs had pretty wall colors, relaxing music, pretty pictures, magazines of all kinds etc etc. I certainly did not notice wether one or the other had more clients to explain this difference in atmosphere. so I must wonder now if race has anything to do with that as well. are the women, who tend more towards being black or hispanic, going to inner city clinics being treated differently because of their race? or is it that the inner city clinics do not ahve the time and clients with insurance money to go full monty on decor. and is there an assumption that if you are black then you MUST support abortion? I ahve never noticed this being directed at myself or anyone else I know. how about the rest of you? has anyone else felt or noticed that this is not simply a woman's issue but also a racial issue? I have heard both black and white politicians talking both for and against abortion. I never noticed an assumption of for or against based on race, relgion yes! but race no.

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 11:04am
Honestley i dont think race has anything to do with abortion issues...it is a womens issue PERIOD. But people will bring race into it... I have heard something along the lines of women with a mixed race fetus will have more abortions b/c of less chance of the child being adopted...but i dont know it true or factual.

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 11:07am
that sounds like more of an excuse to me than anything else.
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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 11:21am
I agree and I have to point out that I believe the whole race issue
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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 1:32pm
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Edited 11/12/2003 2:23:38 AM ET by nellybly03

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 2:27pm

What in the world are you talking about???Who am I judging and who is she?

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 5:27pm




Edited 11/8/2003 5:32:25 PM ET by nellybly03


Edited 11/12/2003 2:21:24 AM ET by nellybly03

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 5:58pm

I have already told you what I was talking about and you still dont get it...Enjay posed a question I answered it ...which you claim is a "judgment" on a person or group of people...LOL now that is funny How can my opinion that abortion is a womens issue be a judgement

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 7:24pm
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Edited 11/12/2003 2:25:24 AM ET by nellybly03

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 7:43pm
I didn't think she was judging anything was she? I didn't read it that way.

and I see your point. I too would say that I have noticed a trent towards some people thinking that the poor and uneducated SHOULD get abortions and then of course there seems to be a greater population concentration in our inner cities of poor black and hispanics. so I can see where those thoughts would start to connect in a racist fashion.and no, it certainly does not sound like genuine caring for women.

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Sat, 11-08-2003 - 7:48pm
"I commented that I really don't think it's your place to judge if abortion is a "race issue" because you are not ..say ...black or hispanic"

my question is this. why cannot someone who is white bring up or discuss or comment on the racial aspect of this stuff? in 20 years white folks will be the minority. something to consider.

also, tykwondosha was also touching on more of the racist assumption that if you are black you MUST be for abortion. which, of course is wrong. and I know I have never seen or experienced that myself or really seen it in politics, but maybe I didn't see what she did.

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