It seems Liberals are realizing they can’t stop Ben Carson with denials of the Eugenicist and population control ideology behind Planned Parenthood.
The vulnerability of Liberal abortion ideology is beginning to show. Ben Carson has been able to push the message out further than others (like Herman Cain in 2012) and the Left can no longer lie. They are not resorting to half-truths to immunize against the truth those who still listen to them. Thus, this Washington Post article by Janell Ross: “Ben Carson’s focus on black abortions, Margaret Sanger and eugenics, explained.”
They boil down to this:
- Abortions are the leading cause of death for black Americans.
- That’s actually in keeping with the goals of Sanger, who founded the organization that eventually became Planned Parenthood.
- To continue that work, Planned Parenthood clinics are concentrated in black neighborhoods.
These ideas are not new. In fact, they have been a part of a set of ideas circulated in both antiabortion and black-nationalist circles for decades. And, it is a set of claims raised by Herman Cain – a contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination who, like Carson, is also black – while contemplating his White House run.
Now, here’s the part that might surprise you: They are ideas that contain at least a kernel of truth and in some cases the technical truth, along with links to an ugly-but-real history which Carson used to draw some provocative conclusions.
Ross is still trying to defend the Liberal subterfuge. She claims that one of the ideas is “baseless” and defends the accuracy of the Washington Post’s misinformation campaign at the publication’s (so-called) Fact-Checker.
But her admissions are amazing.
Is abortion the leading cause of death for black Americans?
Yes – if (and of course this is the biggest of all ifs) one considers an abortion to be a death.
Both black and Latina women, in fact, underwent more abortions in 2011 — the most recent year for which data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available — than the number of people who died as a result of each group’s respective primary cause of death.
Now, race-related abortion data is available for only just more than half of states. Still, even without many states in the abortion data, abortions outpace the leading causes of death for both black and Latino Americans.
Of course, this has nothing to do with rich people in power constantly doing all they can through the political system and “non-government organizations” to convince and provide opportunities for poor minority women to get their offspring cut up and their intact organs (and whole cadavers) sent to StemExpress so that upper middle class researchers can justify taxpayer-funded research grants. No, we’re a civilized society with no ruling cannibal tribe feasting on the brains of the babies of the poor. All of this happens because, well, as Liberals can see with their special perception, it’s complicated.
However, the reasons for the pattern the CDC data reveal are complex. Researchers at the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion-rights think tank, have identified poverty, health insurance coverage rates, and inconsistent and sometimes nonexistent contraception access and use as three primary causes of elevated abortion rates among black and Latina women. They all contribute to unintended pregnancies, the leading reason women cite for having an abortion.
But only two paragraphs earlier, Ross admitted:
A big reason for the apparent dancing around the details on the left and the right is that black women, childbearing and abortion have long served as rallying points for those who want to slash social services or mobilize Americans around the idea that their tax obligations are unnecessarily swollen. It’s a sensitive set of subjects, to say the least.
So, according to Ross, the entire political spectrum is united in wanting to reduce the number of babies that poor women have. Also there are an array of social services made available through government and through “private” organizations to help “encourage” women to not end their pregnancies in live births. But there’s no reason to worry that we are actually promoting abortion to reduce the population of minorities. It is all so “complex.”
Just move along. Nothing to see here.