Democrats, Abortion & The Black Vote

Over at Draw and Strike, Brian Cates points out that the Democratic strategy seems to be to hope and make abortion (and therefore Todd Akin) a big issue in the 2012 election.

Let’s talk about the black abortion rate, then. This should combine two issues that the Democrats think they can really win big on, right? It’s race and abortion. What could go wrong?

Well, there’s this.

Nearly two-thirds of African Americans polled believe that abortion should never be legal or should be legal only in cases of rape or incest or when the woman’s life is endangered, according to a 2004 poll by Zogby International. (This compared with 56 percent of respondents overall and 78 percent of Hispanics.)

That’s from a 2010 an article inThe Root, which is far from conservative. It goes on to discuss efforts to stop black abortions.

Bomberger and members of Pro-Life Wisconsin say that African-American women have a disproportionate share of the abortions performed in their state. About 6.2 percent of the population is black, yet 24 percent of all state abortions are performed on African Americans, according to Pro-Life Wisconsin.

The groups are engaged in a campaign against abortion, similar to one launched in Georgia earlier this year. It includes 13 billboards, each featuring one of two messages: “Black Children Are in Danger” or “Black & Beautiful.” Each billboard is emblazoned with an image of an African-American child and lists in bold letters the name of the website, toomanyaborted.com, which is part of the Radiance Foundation.

“The ad campaign really does stem from my own background of having been adopted,” Bomberger told The Root. “It’s also based on the history of eugenics that [decided] certain people weren’t fit to live because they would only serve as a detriment to society. I defy that whole sort of mentality, which is why certain groups don’t like  … us.”

Of course, these efforts to stop black abortions are opposed by Planned Parenthood, the organization founded by Margaret Sanger. Do your own research there.

Comments

  1. The history of the abortion lobby targeting the black community needs to be raised to much higher visibility. Good job here, Lee!

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