Racist conspiracy?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Racist conspiracy?
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Fri, 03-05-2010 - 11:11am

It just stuns me that people are still thinking this way. Of course, I was shocked too when a Jewish family I know had a swastika put on their car recently too.


'Womb lynchings': right-to-lifers say abortion is a racist conspiracy


WASHINGTON: Anti-abortion activists have been accused of exploiting America's tragic racial history with a growing campaign to persuade black women that the high rate of terminations among African Americans is a racist conspiracy on a par with slavery and lynching.


The campaign, launched in Georgia, targets the black community with rallies, meetings and now billboards in Atlanta that describe black children as an endangered species and accuse abortion providers of targeting African Americans for what are described as ''womb lynchings''.


The strategy has also focused on the fact that one of the country's leading abortion providers, Planned Parenthood, was founded by a woman who was a leading proponent of eugenics, a belief that the human gene pool could be improved by selective breeding and sterilisation, and who heavily promoted birth control among blacks.


... For more of the article, click here:


http://www.smh.com.au/world/womb-lynchings-righttolifers-say-abortion-is-a-racist-conspiracy-20100305-porb.html


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Registered: 06-24-2009
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 2:05pm

Preventing women from getting safe abortions in India will no more changes attitudes towards women than banning the sale of rope in the south pre-civil rights would have changed the attitudes of lynch mobs.

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Tue, 03-09-2010 - 5:24pm

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LOL!

As you've indicated, in India and China, the problem is not abortion, it's the mechanism. Instead, the problem is extreme misogyny. The women who now selectively abort based on gender would, if abortion was no longer available, simply go back to what they did before- abandon infant girls at orphanages, leave them to die somewhere, or kill them.

It's masking. Making abortion illegal for this particular reason would be like banning women from the workplace because some workplaces are hazardous to pregnant women. People don't want to solve the cause so they try to solve for the effect. There's a nice SCOTUS precedent on that one, too.




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Registered: 06-24-2009
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 8:32am

< People don't want to solve the cause so they try to solve for the effect. >

Yep - I wanted to point out to Postreply that "gender genocide" had no relationship whatsoever to this issue, other than in Post's twisted view of Cause and Effect when it comes to when and if women decide to have a baby.

In Post's, and other similar PL's minds, abortion is the CAUSE of women not wanting to have a baby, not the Effect. Selective abortions due to gender are an EFFECT of devaluing women, not the cause of it.

It's like saying that the fact that divorce is legal causes marriages to go bad, and that banning divorce will make marriages happy. And we've seen in countries where divorce is banned, domestic violence and infidelity grow exponentially...

Just as in countries where abortion is made difficult to get - women still have sex, still have pregnancies that they do not want to complete - in the same percentage as countries where abortion is legal. But the deaths and maiming of women due to abortions is much higher.

That's where PL "compassion" runs dry - they just don't think those women deserve to live or have good medical care.

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