Connecticut state Rep. Treneé McGee, a pro-life Democrat, called out the abortion industry for targeting black women and their unborn babies on Friday at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
McGee began her speech by recognizing women’s rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer and other black women who educated and fought for the rights of all African Americans, including babies in the womb, according to Live Action News.
“Your work to educate our community was not in vain,” McGee told the pro-life rally. “Your knowledge and insight into the systemically racist abortion industry is being exposed. Your ‘No’ to Margaret Sanger the day she came to your doors and told you to abort your children will be heard around the world.”
Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar abortion chain that aborted a record 383,460 unborn babies in 2020 alone. Sanger was a well-known racist and eugenicist who believed certain groups of human beings should not have children, calling them “human weeds” and “reckless breeders.”
“We resist the evil strategy to pluck us out like weeds,” McGee said of Sanger’s pro-abortion legacy, later adding, “The younger generation of Black, Latina, Indigenous, and women of color are taking our rightful place to expose the mass genocide of our children and the stain of blood across the movement that says it’s standing to protect us.”
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The Connecticut representative criticized the abortion industry for targeting impoverished communities by placing abortion facilities in low-income neighborhoods and then lying to struggling women about their unborn babies.
“You’ve told me that I can’t be black and pro-life because black women need abortions more than anyone. You tell us that we are disproportionately impacted, never giving us our due proportions from the start,” McGee continued.
“You have pocketed off the fear and pain of women and minors who don’t feel fit to parent,” she said. “You’ve handed minors abortion pills in silence and told them not to tell their parents. The aches and pains of rape, trafficking and fear of mothering has made you rich.”
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 African American 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 in 1973.
McGee urged pro-lifers to advocate for “whole life, womb to the tomb solutions” that protect and value every human life.
“We are not only pro-life, but we care about moms, too. We care about families. We care about education. Pro-life for the whole life!” she said.
Encouraged by the overturning of Roe v. Wade, McGee expressed hope that “future generations will live and not die, that they will be seen as enough to live.”
This year marked the 50th year since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe and forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions. In June, however, the high court reversed its infamous ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson case and began allowing states to protect unborn babies’ lives again. Now, 14 states are protecting unborn babies from abortion again, and more are expected to do so this year.
Research by National Right to Life puts the number of unborn babies lost to abortion under Roe at 64,443,118.