Suddenly acting as though they want equal rights based on race and sex, Georgia Republicans are pushing a bill that would outlaw abortions based on race or sex.
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act would apply to abortion “the same standards of nondiscrimination” that govern employment, education, government and housing, said Georgia state Rep. Barry Loudermilk (pictured), a Republican who introduced the bill last month with bipartisan support.
Of course, the real goal is to outlaw abortions, period, and they’re using blacks to advance that agenda.
The Radiance Foundation has been raising the issue of black abortion with billboards that say, “Black Children Are An Endangered Species” and “toomanyaborted.com.”
“The wording of the campaign is offensive … to many of us, it compares our children to exotic animals. Our children are not animals,” said Loretta Ross, national coordinator of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
The bill would require doctors to ask women why they want abortions and to record their answers.
What’s really going on is a “test case” for national legislation to get abortions outlawed and to create divisions in the black community, Ms. Ross said.
It’s “absurd” to say that abortion providers target women of color, said Dr. Melissa Gilliam, an associate professor for obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Unplanned pregnancies, lack of access to health care and lack of income for contraception are all reasons for differences in abortion rates, she said.