- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 5, 2022

Around 10:30 p.m. on Monday evening, a White woman in her mid-30s, dressed in slim-cut cropped pants, a cream-colored button-down blouse and patent leather flats, went viral on social media.

“I’m not going to be a f——— church mouse about them taking away our f——— rights!” she screamed in a video as she paced in front of the Supreme Court. When asked to quiet down by a man in the crowd, she yelled back, “Don’t lecture me! You’re a f——— man and I’m a f——— woman!”

Let’s hear her roar!

On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, protesting outside of the Supreme Court, shouted to the crowd: “I am angry because an extremist United States Supreme Court thinks that they can impose their extremist views on all of the women of this country and they are wrong!”

The leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade has triggered the “woke Karens” of the world. According to them, abortion should be available on demand, any time, anywhere.

Since 1973, when Roe was decided, contraception has become widely available and easily accessed, while the science has advanced to show unborn babies have a heartbeat at five weeks and can feel pain by 20 weeks gestation or earlier. Largely as a result, the number of abortions in America has plummeted in recent decades.

In 2019, nearly 630,000 abortions were reported to the CDC, reflecting a rate of about 11.4 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44. That’s a 40% decrease from 2011 when 1,058,000 abortions were performed.

What’s remained consistent, however, is that a disproportional number of the women who seek abortions are Black — a residual effect of racial eugenics and Planned Parenthood’s nefarious past.

Nearly 40% of all aborted babies since Roe was passed in the U.S. are from Black mothers — even though Black women represent only 13% of the childbearing population. That’s about 25 million Black babies aborted since Roe was enacted. Consider the voting power of the Black community if these babies were alive today — Black Americans would represent 24% of the American population, almost twice the current share.

“It is not beyond reason to conclude that today there could be more Black senators and representatives in the halls of Congress had it not been for the abortion platform supported by so many liberal Black and white leaders,” a 2015 report from the Center for Urban Renewal and Education argued. “Today, as a result of an abortion, Blacks have prevented themselves from gaining greater political opportunity.”

In a 2019 opinion, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas noted the role of abortion as a tool historically to suppress the Black population.

“The use of abortion to achieve eugenic goals is not merely hypothetical. The foundations for legalizing abortion in America were laid during the early 20th-century birth-control movement,” he wrote. “That movement developed alongside the American eugenics movement. And significantly, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger recognized the eugenic potential of her cause. She emphasized and embraced the notion that birth control ‘opens the way to the eugenist.’”

In a 2009 New York Times Magazine interview, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed.

“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of,” she said.

Sanger believed it was necessary to “reduce the birthrate among the diseased, the sickly, the poverty-stricken and anti-social classes, elements unable to provide for themselves, and the burden of which we are all forced to carry.”

She pushed her so-called “Negro Project,” to frame birth control and later abortion as “family planning” measures. When abortion was legalized, it was marketed to the Black community as a new civil right to be celebrated — the right of “choice.”

Eugenicists thought the most efficient way to carry out their agenda to improve the country’s genetic stock would be to locate their facilities in targeted communities. Today, 79% of Planned Parenthood clinics are concentrated in minority neighborhoods.

Is it any surprise, then, that Black women are five times more likely to have an abortion than white women?

Liberal White women claim to esteem Black lives, yet when it comes to abortion, they can’t bring themselves to express any moral outrage at all of the innocent, Black babies taken in Roe’s wake or acknowledge the procedure’s despicable eugenic roots. 

• Kelly Sadler is the commentary editor at The Washington Times.

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