The real question that needs to be addressed is not whether rape can cause pregnancy. The question is: will measures that ban women who have been impregnated by rape from having abortions be enacted, enabling rapists, with state support, even greater power to deprive women of their dignity and personhood?
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.
The abortion wars rage relentlessly on, in the United States and elsewhere, and the only lesson to be drawn from recent federal and state legislative action is that the wars show no signs of abating.
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.
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.