Ignoring pro-lifers’ true motivation to protect unborn babies, an MSNBC panel claimed Saturday that the pro-life movement is trying to oppress African American mothers by treating them as “incubators.”
MSNBC host Tiffany Cross of “The Cross Connection” led the discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a major abortion case out of Mississippi, Fox News reports. At issue in the case is the question of “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional.”
On Thursday, state Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed her argument brief to the high court, urging the justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. She defended the right to life for unborn babies and the rights of states to protect them, noting the incredible scientific advances that prove the humanity of babies in the womb.
Cross and her panel blasted Fitch for her action. Contributor Felice León claimed the attorney general is just “a wealthy white women” who does not care about minorities.
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“We also know that women of color, and low-income women, get abortions at higher rates than white women and more affluent women,” León said. “So any law will impact my sisters, my black and brown sisters in Mississippi for sure, and this really shows that the attorney general ultimately is a wealthy white woman who is acting in the interest of conservatives and other wealthy white women.”
Cross said she agreed “100 percent.”
Then, panelist Elie Mystal accused the attorney general of treating other women like “incubators with mouthparts,” according to the report.
She said the Mississippi case “seeks to destroy that baseline demarcation of fetal viability and allow the states to start treating women like incubators with mouthparts earlier and earlier and earlier in the process.”
Mystal also slammed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett as an “actual, real-life handmaid on the Supreme Court,” a reference to the dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” where women are forced to have children for the upper class.
She argued that pro-abortion lawmakers should stop the Supreme Court from restricting abortion by increasing the number of justices.
“If we want to stop them, as you say Tiffany, the only thing is to use our constitutional power and expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court,” Mystal said. “That’s the solution. That’s the only solution.”
Pro-life advocates’ true mission is to protect unborn babies from being killed in abortions, and African American mothers have a disproportionately high number of abortions compared to other racial groups. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics show that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born most years. Research suggests the abortion industry directly targets African Americans for abortions as well.
Pro-lifers of all races, cultures and backgrounds recognize that this is a tragedy because it means fewer African American children are allowed to live, grow and thrive. Through legislation, education and support, pro-lifers are working to reduce these numbers and empower mothers to choose life for their babies.