Liberal writer: Saving minority babies is racist
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 4, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement’s desire to save children of any race is a secret manifestation of racism and constitutes a war on “minorities and the poor,” according to a writer for The Atlantic.
Brian Fung, who serves as the prestigious magazine’s associate editor, made that claim in an article entitled “The Quiet Racism of Abortion Bans.”
Fung wrote the Republican “war on women” is “really an attack on women of a specific stripe: those from disadvantaged minorities and the poor.”
“An abortion ban would disproportionately affect women from non-white and low-income backgrounds,” he wrote, proving the pro-life movement’s “inherent racial and socio-economic unfairness.”
To bolster his account, he relied upon research conducted at Yale University and the City University of New York about the likely effects if Roe v. Wade were overturned and abortion returned to the states.
Researchers predicted 31 states would ban abortion. They found that for every 100 miles a woman must travel to obtain an abortion leads to a 12 percent drop in the abortion rate. Poor women are less likely to be able to afford such travel, and minorities are more likely to be poor.
“In the scenario involving a 31-state ban, minorities would see their abortion rates drop 1.8 percentage points more than whites,” Fung wrote. “In the extreme example of a 46-state ban, the difference would be 12.3 points.”
Critics find his analysis too clever by half.
The blogger William Teach wrote, “That’s exactly what the GOP is attempting to do, to make sure there are more Black, Latino, and other minority children not being aborted so that the country will have more Black, Latino, and other minorities because we hate Blacks, Latinos, and other minorities.”
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Fung is not the first journalist in the prestige media to equate the pro-life movement’s zeal to save unborn minority children with racial enmity.
The Washington Post Dana Milbank wrote in late May that Trent Franks’ Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act risked “alienating Asian-Americans” and stemmed from “Franks’s paternalism toward minority groups.”
However, pro-lifers point out racism seems to be alive and well among abortionists.
Ashutosh Ron Virmani, an abortion provider in Charlotte, North Carolina, boasted that he aborts “ugly black babies.”
“Ashutosh Virmani is a brazen racist and his statement supports what we already know of the billion dollar abortion industry – black babies are targeted because they are seen as poor, worthless and maybe even ‘ugly,’” Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, told LifeSiteNews.com.
Abortion claims a disproportionate number of minorities – something Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger intended.
Sanger – a supporter of racial eugenics who once addressed the Ku Klux Klan – launched the Negro Project in the 1930s, which “hired – and I think that’s a key word there – charismatic leaders and ministers and community leaders, those people who they knew could get the message of death across to their congregations, communities, and neighborhoods,” Gardner told LifeSiteNews.com.
“We don’t have to kill our children to be successful or educated,” she said. “As a matter of fact, our children will make us better.”
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