Democrats in Ohio are not too happy about the passing of the “Heartbeat Bill,” which prohibits abortions if the child’s heartbeat is detectable. Some state lawmakers did everything they could to limit the impact of the new legislation. Indeed, progressives are opposing similar laws in other states across the country. But one Ohio representative offered a proposal that provides an insight into the true intentions of the pro-abortion crowd, and demonstrates yet another way that the progressive left is not working in the best interests of the black community.
Representative Janine Boyd (D-OH) filed an amendment to the Heartbeat Bill that would exempt black mothers from the requirements laid out in the law. If her proposal had passed, these children could be aborted long after the heartbeat is detected. As if this weren’t outrageous enough, her defense of the proposal is even more ludicrous.
Democrats Target Black Babies
Rep. Boyd’s amendment, which was rejected by a 11 – 7 vote, would have removed protections provided by the legislation, allowing for an abortion up to 20 weeks so long as the mother has the correct skin tone. Boyd defended her proposal by arguing that this exemption would somehow help the United States move past its history of slavery and Jim Crow.
“I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were considered like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” she stated during her testimony. “I consider how many masters raped their slaves. I consider how many masters forced their slaves to have abortions and I consider how many pregnant slaves self-induced abortion so they would not contribute children they have to this slave system.”
Boyd essentially argued that killing black children in the womb would help the country deal with its history of racism. If this argument does not make sense to you, then congratulations, you are sane. It takes a superhuman level of self-delusion to believe that killing more babies would amount to a repudiation of slavery – yet it appears Boyd is up to the challenge. Sadly, this comes as no surprise considering how the progressive, pro-abortion crowd specifically targets the black community.
Abortion: Another Form of Democratic Oppression
Boyd’s push to target black children for abortion is not an aberration; it is part and parcel of the left’s efforts to encourage more black mothers to abort their children. Unfortunately, they’ve enjoyed great success in this endeavor. According to the Guttmacher Institute, black women are 3.5 times more likely to have an abortion. Even more disturbingly, 37% of aborted children are black.
Several factors account for these horrifying numbers, but one of the most insidious elements in this equation is the fact that organizations like Planned Parenthood choose their target communities carefully. The organization has offices all over the nation, but 79% of their centers are located within walking distance of black and Hispanic neighborhoods. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this is by design.
The party that screams “Black Lives Matter” is actively attempting to push black mothers into destroying the lives of their children. As usual, they claim to represent the best interests of black Americans while pushing policies and programs that devastate black cities.
Boyd’s use of racism and slavery to bolster her argument is a clever sleight of hand; she, like many other progressives, claims that anti-abortion laws are inherently racist because they disproportionately impact black women. But it is nothing more than a cynical distraction from the truth: It is singling out black children for death, not attempting to save their lives, that is racist to its core.Feel free to comment below. And remember to check out the web’s best conservative news aggregator Whatfinger.com