Why the Alt-Right is Pro-Abortion

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The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) is trying to associate the pro-life movement with the White Nationalists who protested at Charlottesville.  This is a slander of staggering proportions.  As Elliot Kaufman shows, the Alt-Right favors abortion!  For the same reason that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger did:  eugenics, improving the gene pool by aborting minorities and children who are “defective.”

In his article Alt-Right & Abortion: Richard Spencer & Co. Uphold Margaret Sanger’s Eugenicist Legacy in National ReviewKaufman quotes alt-right leaders:

Richard Spencer, the keynote speaker in Charlottesville and the central figure of the alt-right movement, finds abortion useful. He has explained that abortion will help to bring about his vision of an elite, white America: “The people who are having abortions are generally very often Black or Hispanic or from very poor circumstances.” The people whom Spencer wants to reproduce, he says, “are using abortion when you have a situation like Down Syndrome.” It is only “the unintelligent and blacks and Hispanics,” he claims, “who use abortion as birth control.” . . .

Spencer has specifically contrasted his position on abortion with that of National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru. Spencer mocks Ponnuru for undertaking a “human rights crusade,” built on the assumption that “every being that is human has a right to life.” Spencer, of course, doesn’t believe that is true.

He has openly mocked conservatives who worry about a “black genocide” or “how [abortion] is destroying black communities.” He knows that an estimated 75 percent of women who have abortions are poor. He knows that black women, receiving an outsize 36 percent of all American abortions, are almost five times as likely to terminate their pregnancies as white women. Nothing could make him happier.

Also secure in that knowledge is the pseudonymous alt-righter Aylmer Fisher, who writes in Spencer’s Radix Journal. “It is important we not fall prey to the pro-life temptation,” Fisher proclaims. Her reasoning is predictable: “The only ones who can’t [avoid an unwanted pregnancy] are the least intelligent and responsible members of society: women who are disproportionately Black, Hispanic, and poor.”

Illustration from the World Eugenics Conference of 1921, public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=135048

 

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