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HARTFORD, Connecticut (LifeSiteNews) – A black pro-life Democrat gave a powerful speech recently in opposition to Connecticut legislation that would make it easier for non-doctors to commit abortions. The legislation would also expand the availability of chemical abortion drugs and protect abortionists from some lawsuits. The bill remains pending in the state senate.

Democrat Representative Trenee McGee said April 19 that at a young age, black girls are groomed to support abortion and use it as a “birth control method.”
“In my journey and quest for racial justice when it comes to reproductive rights, it began in a classroom with black girls who knew about abortion when they were seven years old,” McGee said. “They were taught in their classrooms…about abortion as a birth control method.”
“They were taught that at any point in time, when they were 13 or 12 or 15, they could go to a Planned Parenthood and receive an abortion without their parents knowing,” she said.

“One of the most triggering words for me is ‘access.’ The second is ‘equity,'” she said.

“Because the number one reason why a lot of my colleagues believe this bill should be passed is because they felt that black and Latin women – and this is national – black and Latin women lack access to reproductive healthcare,” McGee said.

She shared with her colleagues the truth behind how the abortion industry has targeted black women.

“Black women make up 14 percent of childbearing population, yet obtain 36.2 percent of all reported abortions,” McGee noted. “Black women have the highest abortion ratio in the country, 474 abortions per 1,000 live births – percentage at levels at these levels illustrate that 19 million black babies have been aborted since 1973.”

She noted that “38 percent [of abortions] have been performed on black women, but black people only make up 12 percent of the population.”

McGee said that words like “access” were used by people such as Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger to target minority women with birth control that ruins their fertility.

“Not only does she go door-to-door in advocacy within the black community, but she tests, she did birth control testing on women in Puerto Rico and so women for generations were unable to give birth. So that’s why we’ve never lacked ‘access’ because we were the prime target for why abortion should be legalized,” McGee said.