… I once heard it argued that the only people opposed to abortion where fanatical white evangelicals. The common misconception is that typical pro-lifers are white, middle class, right-wing fundies completely out of touch with real urban problems like poverty, crime, and family abandonment. Of course you and I know this is simply not true.
The media does their part to intentionally perpetuate this misguided notion that it’s nothing more than a white man’s fight to take away the rights of a minority group. They love to use race to advance their agendas, like getting presidents elected, so it make sense that they chose to ignore other ethnicities at the Marches For Life.
That is why it’s imperative that minority groups represent at pro-life events to show the public that the issue of life crosses racial barriers and is not just an attempt by a “white man’s morally superior religious group to impose their beliefs on the public”.
The simple truth is that 80% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority communities and while blacks make up only 12% of the population they undergo 35% of all abortions in America. Almost as many black children are aborted as born and since 1973 abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. [source]
Abortion targets minorities. Looking at these statistics one might even argue that if you are a white pro-abortion advocate that makes you a racist. I’ll even go further to say that if you are a pro-abortion male you’re a sexist because of sex selective abortion in places like China and India. So there.
Abortion is opposed by people of every race, religion, and economic background and here’s the part of my post where I prove it. Below you will find just a small handful of images showing the diversity of the pro-life movement. All images are from St. Blogustine’s flicker accounts and used with permission.
One final note; a group that was noticeably missed were Hispanics. I wonder what the reason was for their lack of visible presence. In the state of North Carolina the most practiced religion is Catholicism, due largely in part to the Hispanic population. So why weren’t more there? As a Puerto Rican this left me a bit saddened and confused. I know you’re out there. What happened?
Photo credit: Matt K Cassens of St. Blogustine