State lawmakers and anti-choice activists alike have been working to restrict access to abortion services in Louisiana, employing rhetoric and tactics that are seen by some community leaders as exploiting racial fears in Black communities.
The brutal truth is this: The people who are concerned with the abortion rate in the Black community are the reason that the abortion rate in the Black community is so high.
A look inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.
An anti-choice Democrat running for the Kansas House of Representatives isn’t really “news” in Kansas, but a Democratic candidate who speaks at local Tea Party rallies, is openly hostile to President Obama, and acts as a community leader in propagating the extreme anti-choice myth of black genocide?? Kansas, meet your Democratic Party candidate for Wichita’s 89th House District…Peggy Elliott.
If the most dangerous place for a black baby is in a black woman’s womb, then how safe are black children in a black woman’s care?
South Carolina anti-choice legislators can’t seem to get together for a bill to add a 24-hour waiting period while the Georgia House Speaker doesn’t seem to be onboard with the Georgia Right to Life’s goal for a constitutional challenge to Roe v Wade.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is on a bit of a roll lately. Last week he said that gay couples shouldn’t be allowed to adopt and now says women need to be protected from having abortions.
Reposting this from Debra Sweet:
In my decades of escorting women through anti-abortion protesters and into abortion clinics, I’ve observed that there are a variety of culturally different responses to the bullying, whining, pushing and threats. I’ve seen Latinas dissolve into tears and confusion when confronted at the clinic entrance by a priest saying the rosary over them, when they are told they’ll go to hell for “killing their babies.” Russian women tend to breeze by the antis as if they’re invisible, while white American women, more than any others, feel they have to answer for their personal actions to obnoxious and complete strangers.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study used a black nurse to gain the trust of black men targeted by the study. Georgia’s largest antiabortion group, Georgia Right to Life, is employing a similar strategy, using a black outreach coordinator, Catherine Davis, in a predominantly white organization.
Loretta J. Ross is national coordinator of SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective in Atlanta. So why is her voice largely missing in media reports about “black genocide” billboards in her own backyard?