Pro-aborts: Poor black women are too stupid to know how babies are made

Posted by: ST on April 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

The abortion-loving crowd is at it again. Giving out misleading information about why women – in particular poor black women – have abortions. And in the process, they hold the black community to different standards than white people when it comes to sex education, pregnancy, and abortion. The Chicago Tribune reports on a so-called “controversial” pro-life billboard targeted towards black people – one of several that have gone up across the country – that has area pro-aborts up in arms, and trying to refute the rationale behind the billboards:

When a Texas minister came to Chicago last month to launch a controversial anti-abortion billboard campaign, he highlighted a statistic that some people found shocking.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women account for about 36 percent of the country’s reported abortions, even though blacks are less than 13 percent of the population.

So why is the black abortion rate, which is three times that of white women, so disproportionately high?

Experts say it’s because black women have higher rates of unintended pregnancies, and often that’s a result of not having access to quality health care as well as the most effective contraception and sex education.

This makes no sense. They have “no access” to “quality health care” and “effective contraception” but they do have access to various “free” clinics which supposedly offer “quality repro care” – including “effective contraception” to women – right? Let’s not forget that the local convenience store probably sells condoms, too ..


Gaylon Alcaraz, the executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, said the statistics tell only part of the story.

“The abortion rate doesn’t talk about the high rate of sexual violence, such as rape and molestation, in poor black communities,” Alcaraz said. “It doesn’t tell you about the woman whose birth control failed or the college student who wants to finish school.

“Then there’s the woman who sneaks out to get an abortion so she doesn’t have to bring another baby into a house where the husband is beating her.”

Cherisse Scott, health educator for the Chicago-based Black Women for Reproductive Justice, said the rate also doesn’t address the overall racial disparities in health care and health outcomes.

“We know that black women are more likely to suffer or die from diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer and HIV/AIDS,” Scott said. “Life Always (the Texas-based group responsible for the ads) would like you to believe that the high abortion rate is not complicated and merely the result of aggressive marketing from abortion providers. But that’s just untrue.

“They believe black women have been bamboozled by Planned Parenthood, as if (the organization is) standing on every street corner in every black neighborhood promoting abortion.”

Nope. What they believe is that Planned Parenthood takes advantage of vulnerable poor black women via the “counselors” at PP suggesting to black women that abortion really is the best way to solve all of their problems. But let’s just assume for purposes of discussion that pro-life groups did believe black women have been “bamboozled” by PP. Is that any worse than the apparent assumption by apologist pro-aborts that poor black women, in a nutshell, don’t know how babies are made? I mean, if they don’t have access to “quality” sex education nor “quality” health care (neither of which are true, btw), I guess they really don’t understand that when a man and a woman have unprotected sex that the woman is going to get pregnant? Seriously? Is this also true for the poor black (and white, for that matter) women who already have one baby or more? Wonder how pro-aborts try to explain this one away, especially considering that according to the Planned Parenthood-affiliated Guttmacher site – page 12, the majority of abortions (6 out of 10 – page 28) that happen in this country are had by women who’ve already had one baby or more. Not only that, but – again according to Guttmacher – 58% of abortions are had by women over 20, and 17% are aged 15-19. Needless to say, these are the ages where women well-know what the consequences of casual sex are.


Rebecca Wind, spokeswoman for Guttmacher, said that one persistent reason for unintended pregnancies is that many women of color, who are also disproportionately low-income, are less likely to use the most effective methods of contraception. Such methods include the birth control pill, the patch, the vaginal ring and intrauterine devices.

“What’s left out of the discussion is that black women are more likely to experience unintended pregnancies and therefore more likely to seek and obtain abortions than any other group,” Wind said.

She said that because black women also are underinsured, they may be more vulnerable, since the most effective methods are often the most expensive.

But Scott said the problem goes even deeper. Many of the women and girls she encounters don’t have a good understanding of their basic reproductive and sexual health. She said many don’t even know how to chart their menstrual cycles.

What age group is the most likely to not know how to “chart their cycles”? Young teens under 15, who account for – wait for it – less than 1% of all abortions in this country, again – according to Guttmacher (page 25).

“It doesn’t matter if there’s yet another form of a contraceptive method if a woman doesn’t know how to use it properly,” Scott said.

Notice something about this article? There is not ONE mention of black men. Not one mention of the fact that it’s just as easy for a black man to buy a box of condoms at the local store for under $5 as it is a black woman (and why would supposed “lack of access” to more sophisticated forms of BC be a factor in abortions when condoms are readily available for purchase just about everywhere?). Typically when pro-aborts talk about abortion, it’s in the (implied) context of a white woman deciding whether or not to abort their child, and the usual argument is to rail against white men and their “failure” to protect the woman from pregnancy, rather than put any responsibility on the woman for her failure to protect herself. Yet here, not only are pro-aborts typically absolving the woman of any responsiblity (“if only she had access to xyz!” when, in fact, she does), they’re not putting any responsiblity at all on the other party in the pregnancy, either.

Why is that? They have no problem attempting to stigmatize and broad brush all white men who don’t use BC, but yet are hesitant to do so when it comes to black men. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions there …

And finally, this gem – yet another one from the Dept. of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:

Dorothy Roberts is the author of “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” and a Northwestern University professor who has examined attempts throughout history to regulate black women’s reproduction.

She said she wonders if the black-white disparity in the abortion rate is exaggerated because the numbers for white women having the procedure have been undercounted. (Some states, including California, don’t report abortion statistics to the CDC.)

“It doesn’t mean that black women aren’t having abortions at higher rates,” Roberts said. “But if you are wealthy and middle-class, you can be more private about reproductive decisions because you can have a procedure done by a private doctor.

“And if you pay cash, you don’t even have to engage your insurance. But poor women often go to public hospitals and clinics, and their reproductive behavior is under surveillance and can be more easily detected.”

She said a billboard that Life Always put up in New York — it had the message, “The most dangerous place for African-Americans is in the womb” — was reminiscent of the eugenics movement and population-control policies, which deemed black women as sexually irresponsible and incapable of making good reproductive decisions.

Oh, good grief! This woman has a lot of audacity claiming some pro-life link to the eugenics movements of the past, considering that liberal “feminist” hero and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a strong proponent of … eugenics. Against black people.

Hey, I don’t make up the stats and facts – I just point ’em out, folks.

You’re welcome.

Thanks for nothing, BTW, Chi-Trib. Your attempt to “educate” the masses on the “real reasons” why the abortion rate in the black community is so high failed miserably.

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12 Responses to “Pro-aborts: Poor black women are too stupid to know how babies are made”


  1. Carlos says:

    Alcaraz has to be one of the dumbest blobs wasting oxygen on earth!

    If the pregnancies he/she refers to are caused by rape, incest, abuse, etc., why not EDUCATE these poor, miserable blameless paragons of misfortune so they can use legal recourse BEFORE becoming pregnant?

    And implicit in his/her argument is that such behavior (rape, abuse, etc.) is acceptable in the black community.

    NO! Such behavior is not acceptable there, or in any other section of society.

    Those people really need to stand back, look at what they believe and advocate, and get a grip.

  2. Lgbpop says:

    How could it possibly be that minority women don’t know what gets them pregnant, after having attended our cracker-jack public schools for eight or nine years? Seriously, the libs tie themselves in knots with all the verbal contortions they engage in to come up with these idiotic excuses.

    I seem to remember a novel solution proposed by someone in the New Jersey legislature, years ago, that continued allowing full welfare benefits for a woman who had one baby while on welfare – then started lowering the benefit each time she had another one while on welfare. Wonder whatever became of that. It seemed fairer at first glance than the policy of black extermination practiced by Planned Parenthood.

  3. nina says:

    This is such baloney. When I was an resident in the city of Richmond(Va) all the poor patients were instructed and given post partum birth control counseling. Free 6 month of birth control pills were given at the 6 week visit.Some came back pregnant for the 6 week check ups. I asked several why not use the free bcp and they stated plain and simple they wanted to get pregnant.I guess money is a potent aphrodisiac.

  4. Carlos says:

    I propose “The Jamestown Project” as a solution to the fact that 53% of the adults in this country are supporting the other 47% of non-paying “taxpayers”. Obhammud is right – taxes SHOULD be fair, and if one is not contributing when capable, then taxes aren’t fair.

    The idea is simple: If one works and contributes to the general society, one is eligible to receive the benefits of that society. No work, no benefits, including (but certainly not limited to) licensing (for cars, for driving, for professions, etc.), use of public facilities, voting, reception of government funding (Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, student loans, etc), and all kinds of other things.

    There would, of course, be exceptions for those incapable of contribution (Terri Sciavo comes immediately to mind, but not the mentally depressed). The contribution would not necessarily be in taxes, because there are neither the jobs available nor will there ever be.

    But it could include cleaning up the neighborhood, volunteering at some community NPO (closely monitored), or something as simple as gardening.

    Back after the first winter at Jamestown, it was decreed that everyone had to contribute or the person not contributing would not reap the rewards of the ones who did work. Seems one aristocrat-type (an elitist?) felt above that, so avoided working. As I remember, he almost starved that winter, but for the grace of a few who took pity on him.

    Any responses? Besides the fact that some soft-headed/hearted judge would rule it unconstitutional?

  5. Datechguy says:

    If the Klan of the 1870’s knew the success the abortionists of today would have in killing blacks they would have retired their sheets for clinics while Custer still had his hair.

  6. Susan says:

    The Klan in the Hood.

    That aside; Feminist’s Radical Sisterhood went from dictating that females are:

    ‘oppressed by the male chauvanist pigs who keep women barefoot, pregnant, stuck in a hot kitchen cooking slop for The Man’

    to dictating that females are:

    ‘too stupid, poor and hapless to know anything about anything and that females need the Sisterhood to manage reproductive issues, provide healthcare, pay their mortgage, food, clothes and education’

    I turn 50 years of age this year and I have had enough of Feminist’s Radical Sisterhood.

    The Sisterhood may delight in breaking the glass however they became the oppressive ceiling.

    I am Woman, hear me roar: Stay away from me Sisterhood-your oppression is ugly

  7. Susan says:

    Interesting dichotomy:

    In certain parts of the world women perform clitorectomies on their young girls whereby denying them sexual pleasure, execute females for being raped, and treat females as breeding material.

    In other certain parts of the world, women encourage abortions whereby mangling the womb as to prevent healthy pro-creation, defend rapists by saying it’s really not rape-rape and treat females as objects to be sexualized for pleasure.

    It is impossible to determine which part of the world is most humane and which part is not.

  8. The idea that government should spend money giving people free contraception is nothing less than insane. It’s bad enough when health insurance covers it (buy your own damn rubbers), but no way taxpayer dollars should go towards it.

    If you have a child out of wedlock you deal with it. No, abortion should not be an option.

    Adoption should be the option.

    But we live in a society in which the family is being destroyed, and young black men are being taught that they don’t have to marry the women they get pregnant, and for that matter the women are taught that the men are disposable. Adoption is seen as weird, and so we have come to our current place. How sad.

  9. Kate says:

    As a parent of a teen who got pregnant (and she knew how it happened) and made the choice to put her child up for adoption….you will get the idea that some kids get it, others don’t. All the doctors and nurses she encountered were encouraging to her in this regard. They respected her choice and supported her choice. They commented more than once that some kids have an unrealistic idea that having a baby makes them an adult, even if granny is supporting and basically raising the child.

    If more of these kinds of stories were to be published, maybe the “choice” of abortion will disappear and we will see American families become stronger.

    Unfortunately, it seems that some areas of “women’s health” is strictly limited to a political agenda. I resent that they use women’s wombs as tools for political power.

  10. captaingrumpy says:

    Why is it that blacks treat their own people WORSE than any white or Latino does????
    Until the black women stand up and tell the black men that they are NOT fornicating machines for welfare sprogs then it will not improve. Until the white people of America stop feeling guilty about the Blacks and make them do their fair share of the country building,it will not improve.
    Until everyone pays tax(even ten dollars a week) then they will not feel as a part of the population.
    Obama is trying to increase the welfare feeling……Don’t let him.