Although nearly two of every three babies aborted is not white, the pro-life movement is constantly tarred as “racist” for trying to save their lives.
This week Michelle Colon, an abortion facility escort, told the Huffington Post that the mostly white sidewalk counselors outside her office “say some of the most disgusting, degrading, and racist comments to” black women, telling them they may be “killing the dream, killing the next Barack Obama, the next Martin Luther King.”
Complimenting their offspring seems like a peculiar form of hatred. Wouldn’t a racist go out of his way not to save black children? Those actually involved in the white racialist movement seem to think so.
“My attitude about abortion, to put it in the most provocative way is this: I think that some abortions should be illegal, I think other abortions should be mandatory,” said Greg Johnson of the white nationalist website Counter-Currents Publishing in a 2012 interview discussing his article on “fascist medicine.”
“I think any miscegenated baby … yeah, Hell yeah, I would make that mandatory,” he said. “And in cases where the child has severe birth defects,” such as Down syndrome, because demanding child care may prevent parents from “having other children who could be normal.”
The white racialist publication Instauration – the magazine that got Joe Sobran in trouble at National Review – supported forced abortion in the mid-1990s, writing, “Much as the West hates to face it, the Chinese are absolutely correct in their compulsory population control measures.” Conversely, the theme of last year’s Canadian March for Life was ending China’s practice of gendercide.
When racialists don’t support coercion, they believe in liberalizing abortion law. Jared Taylor, the leader of “race realists” at American Renaissance wrote that, to shrink the underclass, public school “students should get sex education, free contraceptives, and free abortions.”
These sentiments would have more in common with Planned Parenthood’s founders. Dr. Alan Guttmacher, founder of the Guttmacher Institute and onetime president of Planned Parenthood-World Population, was vice president of the American Eugenics Association. Margaret Sanger supported eugenics and, perhaps not coincidentally, once gave a speech to the women’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan.
On the other hand, the pro-life movement seeks to save all babies, regardless of race or ethnicity. And statistics show most babies aborted are black or Hispanic.
According to the CDC’s abortion statistics for 2010, “Non-Hispanic white women had the lowest abortion rates,” accounting for 36.8 percent of all abortions, “whereas non-Hispanic black women had the highest.”
This means the pro-life movement, which Colon classifies as primarily white, is working to increase the size and potential political power of the black community.