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Anti-abortion activists march past the US Capitol during the annual  Anti-abortion activists march past the US Capitol during the annual 'March for Life' on January 25, 2013 in Washington. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)   

Dem says GOP would back abortion ‘if their daughter got pregnant by a black man’

An Alabama Democrat with a history of making incendiary racial remarks claimed that Republicans wouldn’t oppose abortion “if their daughter got pregnant by a black man.”

Alvin Holmes, a black Democrat who represents Montgomery, was debating Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, a Republican who had proposed a bill that would ban abortions of fetuses with a detectable heartbeat.

The Tuesday debate quickly steered towards race, with Holmes saying that Republican support for abortion was based on a double standard.

“Ninety-nine percent of all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion,” said Holmes, according to the Huntsville Times. “On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion.”

“She’s got two other white children and then she’s going to have a little black baby going to be running around there, in the living room, in the den, with the rest of them,” Holmes continued.

“All this stuff about abortion and this and that — that’s just a con game,” said Holmes, whose website says that he is a member of the NAACP and a real estate agent. “That’s for whites, it ain’t for blacks,” declared Holmes, who then asked McClurkin if she would allow her daughter to give birth to the child of a black man.

“Yes, sir,” said McClurkin.

Holmes followed up, asking, “Then after the baby’s born, what would you do with it?”

“Let it run around in my living room and enjoy it as my grandchild,” replied McClurkin with a hint of derision in her voice.

“With them other little blonde children running around in there?” asked Holmes, to which McClurkin replied, “That’s right.”

“Well I need to commend you, then. It wouldn’t be one out of 100,000 that would do that,” Holmes said while laughing.

McClurkin’s bill passed the House along with several others that would place limitations on abortions. Those bills included one that would extend the abortion waiting period from 24 to 48 hours, another would require women to delay abortions of any fetus with a lethal abnormality until a doctor informed them of alternatives to abortion, and another that would require legal guardians of underage girls seeking abortions to provide proof of guardianship.

Holmes recently made headlines for other racial remarks. In February, during a debate on testing requirements for professional engineers and land surveyors, Holmes called U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom.”

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