CDC calls HIV infection rate for young black men “alarming”; Abortion has returned to the glaring spotlight of the 2008 election; Judge rejects abortion related anti-Obama group’s request for FEC injunction.
Over 70% of Catholics think the church’s ban on contraception should be lifted or revised; If Black America were a country by itself it would rank 16th in the world in HIV/AIDS prevalence.
California state officials and HIV advocacy groups have teamed up to establish a Web site that focuses exclusively on the impact of HIV/AIDS and other health disparities on African-Americans.
Out of many examples of anti-choicers’ deeply cynical willingness to pretend to embrace any cause in the fight against women’s rights, the ugliest might be the fake concern for racial equality.
Google “black genocide” and a multitude of web sites indicting Planned Parenthood and other health providers for perpetrating genocide on black people fill the computer screen. It’s tempting to scoff at such claims as the delusional ranting of the lunatic fringe, but that wouldn’t be wise.
Check out Democracy Now’s discussion with Gloria Steinem and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University.