What does racism have to do with being pro-life? Well, for many pro-abortion fanatics, it has everything to do with it. To them, minorities having more children and less abortions is a bad thing and racist. It’s not racist, however, to target them for abortions. Mention that an overwhelming majority of abortion clinics are in urban neighborhoods, or that black women get a disproportionately higher number of abortions, and you’re racist. Show documented examples of racism at Planned Parenthood, and you’re racist.
Say you want to abort black babies because they’re ugly and will grow up to be murderers, however, and there’s not a peep.
In short, anything that hampers abortion is racist. Minorities getting a disproportionate number of abortions, though, is awesome! Only the white people should be having lots of kids, right?
Putting this attitude on display is Brian Fung at The Atlantic, who derides abortion bans as racist, because they would mean that minority women would not be able to have as many abortions. His argument is literally that it is racist for there to be less abortions of minority children.
[W]hatever you make of those topline numbers, one thing seems certain: an abortion ban would disproportionately affect women from non-white and low-income backgrounds.
… Non-white and low-income women aren’t so lucky. For them, an abortion ban would mean either carrying their unplanned pregnancies to term — something the NBER paper predicts could happen to some degree, and which would likely be exacerbated by conservative attempts to limit contraception access at the same time that they crack down on abortion — or resorting to unsafe, illegal abortions.
Go ahead and try to make sense of this argument. Being pro-life, and hoping fewer minority women have abortions – thereby leading to more minority children – is racist. Cheerleading the disproportionate number of abortions that minority women get, and the abortion clinics helpfully planted in minority neighborhoods, however, is not racist. It’s progressive! It’s choice! Fewer minority babies is good for them! And minority women need abortions, because they clearly can’t handle having children under any circumstances, with an exception for those who are absolutely perfect.
Same thing for poor chicks, too. Only rich white women can have babies at any time. Any other type of woman needs to have abortion readily available, because if they get pregnant, they have to have an abortion. Ban abortions, and they’ll resort to the old rusty coat hanger, because clearly a minority woman, or one with a lower income, can’t handle a baby. She couldn’t comprehend the option of adoption, either, clearly, so abortions are absolutely necessary. They’re so necessary in these situations that clinics are helpfully making sure they sprout up right in those neighborhoods, ready and waiting to make sure that minority women can kill their babies as soon as they get pregnant.
To me, that entire argument reeks of racism. Pro-lifers welcome the the thought of more minority children being born. Pro-aborts, however, run screaming from the thought. Now explain to me which side comprises the real racists.