Friday, April 19, 2013

Using Blacks to Move Anti-Choice Legislation, Angers Blacks in the House. By Geniusofdespair

Cuban Seminary Educated (1999-2001) Baptist (is going to school in Cuba allowed?)  - State Rep. Charles Van Zant has 7 kids and wants to make sure you have kids too.

House members have added a race component to their anti-choice bill that will make the death of an unborn child a separate crime from any crime against the mother. The other component of the legislation bans abortions based on an unborn child’s gender or race. The bill passed the Florida House. The bill's second part would require Doctor's to sign a statement that says the abortion wasn't performed because of race or gender. I think that second part is just an add on to the real reason for the bill. It is a complete charade by Republicans. They are trying to get a fetus recognized as a separate person, disguising that goal in a bunch of crap. Blacks House members are not fools, they know when the racial card is being used.

When Van Zandt, who sponsored the legislation said:
“In America alone — without the Nazi Holocaust, without the Ku Klux Klan — Planned Parenthood and other abortionists have reduced our black population by more than 25 percent since 1973...”
According to the Miami Herald, Black members of the House responded:
Rep. Darryl Rouson, a black Democrat from St. Petersburg, said he was insulted by the remarks, and accused Van Zant of using protection of African Americans to advance an antiabortion agenda.

Another African-American Democrat, Rep. Cynthia Stafford of Miami, said the notion that backers of the bill were standing up against discrimination against blacks and women was “a bald-faced lie.”
This use of anti-race discrimination is shameless as is the reference to the Holocaust by this Florida House member.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sadly, it is true.

Anonymous said...

Assholes!

Patricia said...

I didn't know either, until a co-worker explained it and I did the research, that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a proponent of eugenics. She went much further, in her writings she specifically targets the black population, mentioning "sterilization" of black women. Horrific, but an eye-opener.

miaexile said...

yall can muck it up as much as you want with your religion and conspiracy theories and I will forever remain steadfast in believing that a woman has a right to choose. it's absolutely clear there is an end run attempt being made across the country by religious zealots to undo Roe v Wade on the state level.

Anonymous said...

Someone should ask why poor people, particulary uneducated poor people, have so many children.

Anonymous said...

PATRICIA...
GET NEW CO-WORKERS

Anonymous said...

Sanger's early years were spent in New York City. In 1914, prompted by suffering she witnessed due to frequent pregnancies and self-induced abortions, she started a monthly newsletter, The Woman Rebel. Sanger's activism was influenced by the conditions of her youth—her mother had 18 pregnancies in 22 years, and died at age 50 of tuberculosis and cervical cancer.

In 1916, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, which led to her arrest for distributing information on contraception. Her subsequent trial and appeal generated enormous support for her cause. Sanger felt that in order for women to have a more equal footing in society and to lead healthier lives, they needed to be able to determine when to bear children. She also wanted to prevent back-alley abortions, which were dangerous and usually illegal at that time.

In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In New York, Sanger organized the first birth control clinic staffed by all-female doctors, as well as a clinic in Harlem with an entirely African-American staff. In 1929, she formed the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, which served as the focal point of her lobbying efforts to legalize contraception in the United States. From 1952 to 1959, Sanger served as president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. She died in 1966, and is widely regarded as a founder of the modern birth control movement.

Geniusofdespair said...

Enough about Sanger.

Anonymous said...

The thing about choice is that women can choose or not choose to have children. Black and Hispanic women basically choose to have children. So the answer to the earlier question" Why do Blacks have so many children", the answer is because they choose to do so.

Maria said...

I am all for choice in abortions, but I think it is the baby that should make the choice.

Anonymous said...

You mean the fetus.