During his opposition to pro-life legislation in the Alabama state legislature, Rep. Alvin Holmes, a Democratic representative, made a shocking claim. Holmes attempted to portray white Alabamans as racist and claimed 99 percent of white people would have an abortion of their baby if the father was black.
From a newspaper report on what he said:
Targeting Republican lawmakers, Holmes claimed that ’99 per cent’ of white representatives who are against abortion would change their mind ‘if their daughter got pregnant by a black man’.
Democrat Holmes, first elected in 1974, said that ‘not one in 100,000’ white people would allow their daughter to have a mixed-race baby.
‘If you asked the people in here now to raise their hands, of those who are against abortion, 99 per cent of all of the white people in here gonna raise their hand that they are against abortion,’ Rep Holmes said during the debate.
‘On the other hand, 99 per cent of the whites that are sitting in here now, if they daughter got pregnant by a black man, they gonna make their daughter have an abortion. They ain’t gonna let her have the baby. ‘
A recording of his speech, published by Birmingham News, also includes Rep Holmes turning to an unnamed white female representative asking her if she would ‘allow’ her child to have a mixed-race baby.
When the woman’s reply is positive, he retorts: ‘Well, I need to commend you then. There’s not one in 100,000 that would do that.’
Ironically, it is the abortion industry that faces more honest accusations of racism. Research by Protecting Black Life (an outreach of Life Issues Institute) reveals that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic/Latino communities.
Meanwhile, in 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
There were 6,570 more abortions than live births of black children. In total, there were 73,815 abortions, which means the 31,328 black babies aborted comprised 42.4% of the total abortions.