Abortion has been a contentious issue in the United States for decades, with opinions on the matter largely divided along political and ideological lines. While Democrats tend to be more supportive of abortion rights, Republicans are generally opposed. However, when it comes to black Americans, the issue is more complicated.
Historically, black Americans have been more conservative on issues related to abortion than their white counterparts. This is due in part to the influence of the black church, which has traditionally been opposed to abortion. However, in recent years, there has been a shift in attitudes among black Americans towards abortion.
According to a Gallup poll from 2021, 61% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, this number jumps to 84%. However, among black Americans specifically, support for legal abortion is lower than it is among Democrats overall.
So why have attitudes towards abortion shifted among black Americans? One possible explanation is the influence of white liberals.
For many years now, white liberals have been pushing the idea that access to abortion is essential for women's rights and reproductive health. They argue that restricting access to abortion unfairly targets low-income women and women of color. While this argument may have some merit, it has also had unintended consequences.
One consequence of this argument is that it has led some black Americans to believe that supporting abortion rights is necessary for their own well-being. This belief has been reinforced by organizations like Planned Parenthood, which have targeted black communities with their messaging and outreach efforts.
However, what many black Americans fail to realize is that these efforts are not motivated by a desire to improve their health outcomes or protect their rights. Instead, they are part of a larger agenda aimed at reducing the number of black people in America.
This agenda can be traced back to eugenics – a movement popularized in the early 20th century that sought to improve human genetics through selective breeding and sterilization. Eugenicists believed that certain groups – including African Americans – were genetically inferior and needed to be eliminated from society.
While eugenics fell out of favor after World War II due to its association with Nazi Germany's atrocities during the Holocaust, its ideas continued to influence American society in subtle ways. One way was through population control programs like those promoted by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
Sanger was a known eugenicist who believed that birth control could be used as a tool for racial purification. She once wrote: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population." While Sanger's views may seem extreme today, they were widely accepted at the time and continue to shape American policy on reproductive health.
In conclusion, while white liberals may claim that they are fighting for women's rights and reproductive health by advocating for access to abortion services, their true motives may be more insidious. By convincing black Americans that supporting abortion rights is necessary for their own well-being, they are perpetuating an agenda aimed at reducing the number of black people in America – an agenda rooted in eugenics and racism.