What role does racism play in the disgracefully high rates of low birth-weight, prematurity, and infant deaths among African-American infants and the high rate of maternal death among African-American women?
If the Radiance Foundation is truly concerned about black children, then it should focus on eliminating the undeniable dangers of maternal and infant mortality in the black community.
This is boundary-breaking & inspiring. Listen to Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party spit some cold truth in his remarks at the International Womens’ Program program at LaPregunta Arts Cafe near Harlem on March 6, 2010.
The abortion rate for black women is higher than for any other group. But anti-choicers exploit and distort facts to serve their agenda while ignoring the fundamental reason women have abortions: unintended pregnancy.
Stigma prevents many African American women from discussing sex and pregnancy. But we need to speak out. Our foremothers fought anti-choicers, and we must as well or end up burying women who, in desperation, turn to back- alley abortions.
A reproductive justice advocate responds to an op-ed in the Des Moines Register repeating anti-choice myths regarding African-American women and their reproductive choices.