Pro-abortion leftists are crying “Racist!” again in their attempts to disparage the pro-life movement.
This week, FiveThirtyEight, a news website owned by Disney, published an article claiming white supremacists are behind the “fight to ban abortion” because they fear that white Europeans will be out-populated and removed from power by people of other races.
But as The Federalist points out, the article is full of inaccuracies and contradictions, and even admits that its own argument does not make sense because black unborn babies are aborted at a much higher rate than white babies. It also ignores the well-documented evidence that the abortion industry is deeply and historically rooted in discrimination.
The FiveThirtyEight writers assert that pro-life advocates are motivated by fear and racism to control women based on the “great replacement” theory. A racist conspiracy theory, “great replacement” is the idea that white Europeans are being replaced by people of other races through immigration and birth rates, and this will cause them to fall from power.
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According to The Federalist:
In order to make this tenuous assertion, the article invokes the recent racist mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. The authors note that in the shooter’s 180-page manifesto, he “expressed concern about the declining birth rates of white people. That’s because the anti-abortion movement, at its core, has always been about upholding white supremacy.”
However, the shooter never once mentioned the word “abortion,” and that’s probably for a very obvious reason: Racists understand that legal abortion is very helpful for their twisted cause.
It would be counterproductive for racists to want to ban abortions because abortion decimates the African American population.
While abortions hurt families of every race and color, black Americans 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.
The abortion rate among black women is almost five times higher than it is among white women, according to the Guttmacher Institute, and an estimated 20 million unborn African American babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade 1973.
If the goal is to stop more black babies from being born, racists would be pro-abortion, not pro-life – something even the FiveThirtyEight authors seem to acknowledge.
“Even on its own terms, though, the logic of tying the anti-abortion movement to the racist great replacement theory is deeply convoluted — and downright inaccurate,” they wrote. “For instance, fewer women are seeking abortions, and women of color — particularly those who are Black — are more likely than white women to seek an abortion.”
But the authors tried to justify their own illogical, baseless argument by implying that “racist” pro-lifers are so stupid and illogical that they do not realize that they are being counterproductive, and their real goal is simply “for women — especially women of color — to not have any rights.”
This twisted thinking ignores the history and goals of both the pro-life and pro-abortion movements.
Discrimination is at the roots of abortion work. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a well-known eugenicist who wrote and spoke frequently about how certain groups of human beings were less valuable than others. She also spoke to the KKK.
In recent years, leaders of several prominent pro-abortion groups have been accused of racism by their own employees, including Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women (NOW) and NARAL, prompting several to resign.
In contrast, the heart of the pro-life movement is anti-discrimination. The goal is to stop discrimination against a certain group of people, babies in the womb, and restore their most fundamental right of all, the right to life.