Pro-lifers are wondering why unborn black lives don’t seem to matter to liberals, especially black liberals. Outrage spreads across the globe when a white police officer in the U.S. kills a black suspect. But liberals criticize people for even bringing up weekly black-on-black killings and the high abortion rate among blacks.
They don’t want you to ask the questions.
Last week, a white Republican congressman dared. During a House session, Rep. Sean Duffy asked the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) why they weren’t focused on “how their communities are targeted in abortion.”
“My liberal friends, Congressional Black Caucus members, talk about fighting for the defenseless, the hopeless and the downtrodden,” Duffy added. “There is no one more hopeless and voiceless than an unborn baby, but their silence is deafening. I can’t hear them. Where are they standing up for their communities, advocating and fighting for their right to life?”
Rep. Gwen Moore of the CBC called the question “offensive” and implied that Rep. Duffy should apologize. (For daring to question why the CBC doesn’t seem to care about the lives of the black unborn?) She said black women kill their own children at high rates because of “poverty and lack of access to prevention services.”
So, despite cheap “prevention services” like condoms and birth control pills, or not having sex, being poor justifies killing your own children?
Rep. Moore called Rep. Duffy a hypocrite for not “standing with us as we defend Planned Parenthood, an organization committed to ensuring all communities, and especially those most in need, have access to high-quality care?” and brought up welfare programs like SNAP, and the bloated Head Start program.
This is a standard liberal assertion to confuse the issue of protecting unborn life. It’s not hypocritical to oppose scraping babies from wombs and also oppose pouring more money into government programs, especially ineffectual ones. And women don’t need Planned Parenthood to have “access to high-quality care.”
Unborn human beings have a right to live, whether they end up poor or not. How the children fare once they are born is a different issue. Encouraging women to carry their babies to term, despite a so-called constitutional right to kill them, doesn’t mean pro-lifers should support Big Government. No one should have a right to other people’s money.
Only certain racial disparities bother liberals. Abortion is not one of them.
Last summer, Star Parker and other pro-lifers challenged the CBC to lead the charge to remove the Margaret Sanger bust from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery: