On a recent Los Angeles talk radio show Louisiana state legislator John LaBruzzo lamented the “massacre” of millions of “baby women” by abortion. In this fascist’s warped mind abortion infringes on the civil rights of fetuses.
As the newest campaign aimed at Latinas shows, it’s likely more a case of racial opportunism, and any race will do, if it means advancing a conservative social agend.
New billboard targets latinas with anti-abortion messages. And if you don’t speak out about this racist propaganda, they will target you next.
Anti-choice billboarders never discuss why abortions are needed; the lack of access to quality health care, sex ed and contraception; or even the jobs needed to help young women care for the families they already have.
Heroic Media provides no services–the phone number you call if you are actually Pregnant? and Scared? redirects to Option Line’s crisis pregnancy center pushing hotline.
Women of color are fighting a race- and gender-baiting campaign that attempts to drive a racial wedge in the pro-choice movement and a gender wedge in communities of color.
NYC schools chancellor Cathie Black made suggested birth control as a solution to overcrowding in schools. Why are her comments inappropriate and what can we learn?
In an examination of rumors being spread by anti-choicers that high rates of abortion among black women are due to a campaign of “racial genocide,” the New York Times once again failed to provide relevant evidence, data or balance on issues of critical importance.
Women of color are not children unable to make decisions and our children are not “on the brink of extinction” through an organized genocidal plot.
Rebecca Kluchin’s new book, Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980, explores a thirty year period of US history in which eugenic and neo-eugenic ideas were used to justify forced, coerced, and freely chosen sterilization.