The Lives of Black Babies Matter, Too
Over the last few weeks, in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, and its catalyst as the breaking point after many such incidents, humans are actually having some of the many difficult conversations I have said for over a decade that America needs to have.
I have often spoken of the woman who told me I needed to "get over" talking about slavery and its effects, because "some good things came out of slavery, like the food and the hymns."
I have also talked about how the abortion movement is steeped in racism and eugenics. Now, it appears, in having these needful discussions, people are beginning to at least give credence to this notion.
Planned Parenhood, in past, has mentioned their racist past, but not until now, have they truly had to reckon with it. Do I believe they will give up the abortion business? Not by a longshot. It is far too lucrative for them. However, in making their discussions more open as they confront their origins, it caused me to, once again, put forth an effort to explain why my passion, as a Black woman, around this topic has me politically aligned with those who would protect life, and puts me at odds with many other African-Americans.
Here is what I posted today on Facebook: "This is something I have said for over a decade. I've quoted her words extensively and my work to make her legacy known has branded me as racist because I am unashamedly pro-life. If Black lives do matter -- and they do -- they must matter in the womb.
Many of you know I am an avid Nestlé boycotter. In addition to many egregious and entitled actions, part of the charge laid at their feet is how they have told poor women in third world countries how they should "want to be like Western women."
The same seduction is true in our communities of color with respect to life. The argument Sanger made to induce Black women into killing their children was how "merciful" it is.Finally, folks are becoming "woke," on this issue. I urge you to consider this woman's ties to the eugenics movement, her singling out of poor and, in particular, Black women, and the fact that she spoke to the Women's Auxiliary of the KKK, all as supporting facts as to why I have said that abortion in the Black community is a racist construct.
It is hurtful to know that our people are experiencing attrition. Basic Fertility Replacement Theory states the Black community needs 2.1 births to remain viable as a people long-term. We are at 1.8.
Her colleague was Ernst Rudin. In fact, the parent company of the firm that produces our "morning after" pill, is a subsidiary of the company that produced the gas for the chambers in Germany. What stronger proof do people need for at least legitimately discussing these concerns, as we have these honest, painful, and necessary discussions about race?
Give a little grace to those of us who have continued to advocate for the destruction of this woman's legacy. You may not agree with my politics, but I will continue to get this message out and support those who are truly dedicated to life, and those who will affirm the worth of Black lives, including those in the womb."