Ahead Of ‘March For Life,’ Disputes Call Attention To Racial Demographics Of Abortion
In a series of recent incidents, lawmakers in both the national and state legislatures are clashing with activists over race and abortion. Elsewhere, the Wisconsin Senate cuts Planned Parenthood funding, some abortion clinics in Florida say they would have to close under a bill moving through the legislature, and a new measure in the Iowa Senate aims to improve access to contraception.
The Associated Press:
New Flare-Ups Over The Racial Demographics Of Abortion
Abortion and race, two of America’s most volatile topics, have intersected in recent flare-ups related to the disproportionately high rate of abortion among black women. In Congress, Rep. Sean Duffy, a white Republican from rural Wisconsin, lambasted black members of Congress for failing to decry these high abortion numbers. The next day, Rep. Gwen Moore, a black Democrat from Milwaukee, fired back — accusing Duffy and his GOP colleagues of caring about black children only before they are born. In Missouri, a white GOP state legislator, Rep. Mike Moon, introduced a “personhood” bill that would effectively outlaw all abortions, and titled it the All Lives Matter Act. (Crary, 1/20)