One of the dumbest arguments offered by the “pro-life” crowd is the claim that because more black women have abortions than white women, it’s all a big racist scheme to kill black babies. It’s becoming more and more common in wingnut circles, often accompanied by ridiculous rhetoric like this:
Meanwhile, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics tells OneNewsNow there is an especially important fact people need to know about Planned Parenthood and its real target.
“We’ve been the victims of a lie in this country that abortion was legalized in order to advance the cause of women’s rights. The reality is that abortion was legalized as an instrument of eugenics and black genocide, and Planned Parenthood continues that today,” Crutcher reports. “This is not something that happened 50 years ago or 100 years ago. This is happening as we speak.”
Black women make up 12 percent of the population, but reportedly have 37 percent of the abortions. And a Life Dynamics study proves Planned Parenthood clinics are overwhelmingly located in minority neighborhoods. So, Crutcher contends that for anyone who supports Planned Parenthood, “that is no different than supporting the Ku Klux Klan.”
“The only difference between the Klan and Planned Parenthood is that Planned Parenthood’s a lot slicker, a lot more polished,” he compares.
Right, that’s the only difference. Because I’m sure we all remember how the KKK set up health clinics all over the country and offered cancer screening, pap smears, pre-natal and post-natal care to underprivileged women who would otherwise not get it. And it couldn’t possibly be that more black women have abortions than white women because they’re much more likely to be poor and unable to support more children, and much less likely to have access to affordable birth control.