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Posted on 01/20/15 at 07:50 am in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

"When we parse out the scale of impact we can see that this burden falls on communities of color, low-income communities and rural communities. We begin to wonder how Roe can be a reality when so many people are prevented from accessing it."

Since you didn't parse out the scale of the impact, I will do it. Abortion is decimating black communities, stealing their young disproportionately. 1,876 is the number of black babies, pre-born and partially born, that are lost to abortion on...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 12:32 pm in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

"Genocide" from Webster's Dictionary, "the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group." No outside force demanded.

It is not only women who are permitted to speak out in defense of the helpless.

Posted on 01/20/15 at 03:03 pm in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

We are talking about a racial group; a group that is targeted, and is disproportionately represented in abortion statistics.

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is quoted in "Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America", by Linda Gordon: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever
occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Though...

Posted on 01/21/15 at 07:45 am in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/22/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-had-pro-life...

Excerpt

“Dr. King did in fact receive the Margaret Sanger Award in 1966. But it is also a fact that in 1966, Planned Parenthood was still (at least publicly) anti-abortion. They were still...

Posted on 01/21/15 at 07:51 am in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

Looking back to comment 1, we see the central point of this column quoted, “"When we parse out the scale of impact we can see that this burden falls on communities of color,” As I pointed out, women of color represent 13% of the female 15-44 population but undergo 36% of the abortions in America. That is disproportionate.

Someone will need to explain to me the access problem, as the numbers don’t bear it out. Speaking of numbers, this column lacks them from beginning to end.

Posted on 01/21/15 at 03:57 pm in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

Let's see your data, your argument seems light on facts and heavy on assumptions and stereotypes.

“In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.”

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Posted on 01/22/15 at 10:01 am in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

A robust data set, quantity 2.

Speaking out in defense of the helpless; it is no longer just for women.

Posted on 01/22/15 at 10:55 am in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

No, actually, it is not.

There are large organizations of women, of which you are apparently unaware, that speak out against abortion. They get beyond the popular "own bodies" argument.

Here is a link to one, Feminists for Nonviolent Choices:

http://www.ffnvc.org/#!welcome/c16q4

Posted on 01/23/15 at 05:51 am in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

"the rate of abortion among the POOR has actually increased. That is, the POOR are disproportionately represented by those who have abortions."

Your statement seems to contradict the assertion of this column; from the title, "is Roe a reality anymore?" The author goes on to answer the question, “We begin to wonder how Roe can be a reality when so many people are prevented from accessing it.” Reading this, it would seem that we have a severe shortage of abortions in this country....

Posted on 01/23/15 at 03:16 pm in response to With layers of rules and restrictions, is Roe a reality anymore?

From my comment, "Your statement seems to contradict the assertion of this column"

This column states, "We begin to wonder how Roe can be a reality when so many people are prevented from accessing it". If this alleged access problem (so many people are prevented) is solved, the number of abortions each year will surely increase. At what point, how many more abortions will it take, for Roe to become a reality once again?

My position is that too many of our young are lost to...