A leading black pro-life advocate is responding to a pro-abortion Democrat congressman who shouted her down during a recent Congressional hearing and said she was “ignorant.” As LifeNews reported, Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, yelled at Star Parker during the hearing.
Parker told members of Congress during the hearing on a bill to ban abortions after 6 weeks that she believes abortion unfairly targets the African American community.
“In fact when you put the Dred Scott decision next to the Roe v Wade decision, they read almost verbatim. I’d like to also address something that was brought up earlier…when it comes to mixing the abortion issue with the challenges that we face in many of our hard-hit communities. I feel it disingenuous that the issues of Medicaid would come up, and other opportunities for us to re-address what has happened in our most distressed zip codes,” Parker said.
“The way that Planned Parenthood targets these particular zip codes with abortion. Abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community today. Since Roe v. Wade was legalized, 20 million humans have been killed inside of the womb of black women. And then on Halloween, Planned Parenthood tweets out that the black women are safest if they abort their child rather than bring it to term,” Parker continued.
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Cohen complained that he is “not disingenuous about anything I say…. And to suggest I’m disingenuous shows your ignorance or your absolute inability to deal with Congresspeople the way they should. I believe in those issues and I think they’re proper, and to say I’m disingenuous is just wrong and I expect an apology.”
Today, Parker is not apologizing.
She says she believes Cohen berated her because the dared to question a Democrat sacred cow and exposed the Democratic Party’s oppression of “the most distressed” communities.
Parker told WND that Cohen was incensed by her testimony because he, like other progressive Democratic leaders, is intent on keeping the most vulnerable communities ignorant, secularized and dependent on government.
The Tennessee Democrat was outraged during her testimony, Parker said, because “his liberalism was exposed.”
“The tactics of the left have long been to bait and switch – anytime you address any urban issue, they switch to the welfare state. He wanted to do that and I didn’t let him, therefore, he became very angry,” Parker told WND Friday.
Cohen and the left address the issue of abortion by diverting attention to social programs because they are intent on keeping Americans, particularly blacks, on welfare, she charged.
“The modus operandi of the left is two-fold: secularism and big government. In order for those strategies to work – for statism or communism or socialism, whatever you want to call it in modern day – you have to keep the people very ignorant and very dependent.”
Doubling down in her renunciation of the abortion giant, Parker argued that Planned Parenthood is still rampantly practicing eugenics but has merely subdued its marketing strategy.
“I believe, strongly, that Planned Parenthood has not changed its mission. Most organizations don’t change their original mission, they just find different ways to market their mission and different tactics to implement their mission,” she said. “The mission statement of Planned Parenthood hasn’t changed – it’s exactly in their name – Parenthood Planned: they believe in controlling birth.
“They particularly believe in controlling the birth of those that they deem less responsible, less able and they have not changed that. They just changed the faces of their leadership and some of their methods of disseminating the information, nothing else has changed.”
Naturally Congressman Cohen didn’t return a request for comment.