A poor black mother from Marietta, Georgia criticized abortion activists Friday for pretending to care about helping black mothers when they really just encourage them to “kill their babies” in abortions.
The woman called the Washington Journal program on C-SPAN during a discussion about the new Texas heartbeat law. She criticized guest commenter Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, and other abortion activists for claiming the pro-life law will especially hurt poor women and black women.
“I do not like the bate and switch that’s used by Miss Nan and others like her to talk about what’s best for poor black women as though the only thing they care about poor black women is whether they can kill their babies,” the woman responded.
Pro-abortion Democrats and abortion activists often bring up black women when they are advocating for abortion, claiming that they care about their access to “health care” and “right to choose.”
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But the truth is that abortion has devastated the black community. While abortions harm families of every race and culture, they disproportionately harm black families. Statistics show that while African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, they have 36 percent of all abortions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the abortion rate among black women (21.2 abortions per 1,000 women) is almost four times higher than it is among white women (6.3 abortions per 1,000 women).
Research suggests the abortion industry specifically targets the black community. Life Issues Institute found that 86 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located in or near African American and Latino neighborhoods.
On the call with C-SPAN, the Georgia mother said she is poor and she is raising two children; she said she knows when life begins. The woman urged activists like Nan Aron who truly want to help the black community to stop pushing abortion on women in need and start offering real help.
“I can tell you that as a poor black women myself that there is a lot of other things that we would like,” the Georgia mother said. “Like we would be able to afford for our children the best education, to live in some of the best places, to be able to take our children on some very good vacations that rich women get to do.
“So stop using us as a bate and switch … in order to put forth your ideas. And it’s a lot of us black women out here that struggle every day to take care of our children that are against abortion,” she said.
A descendant of slaves, the woman said the arguments for and against slavery are a lot like the arguments for and against abortion today. Many pro-life leaders also have pointed out this similarity, noting how blacks were treated as lesser human beings and how they were denied basic human rights in ways similar to how unborn babies are today.
Since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, approximately 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted in America.