"In yesterday's issue ofNew York Times Magazine,Justice Ginsburgdecries what she believes to be a shortage of abortion access amongst low-income women. Justice Ginsburg states that she 'thought that at the timeRoewas decided, there was concern aboutpopulation growthand particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.'
Justice Ginsburg's statement is appalling, but should be unsurprising to those who are familiar with the roots of the pro-abortion movement, largely organized by eugenicists who wanted to limit population growth amongst peoples they considered to be 'undesirables.'
The recently released film,MAAFA 21, does an excellent job of documenting the prominent role racism played in bringing about abortion-on-demand in the United States, as former slave owners and elites turned to eugenics as a means of keeping minorities underfoot.
I introduced thePrenatal Non-Discrimination Act, orPreNDA, in 2008 and again in 2009 specifically to address the disturbing undercurrent ofracial discriminationin abortion policy. Abortion policy is not and has never been neutral. Instead, it targets specific populations, just asJustice Ginsburgsurmised. A minority woman is five times more likely to abort her child than a white woman, and far more likely to have a government subsidizedabortion clinicin her neighborhood. According to abortion providers, a shocking 50 percent of African-American pregnancies end in abortion. As we reflect upon the ugly racial divisions at the heart of abortion-on-demand, I urge my colleagues in Congress to support this legislation."
H.R. 1822, thePrenatal Non-Discrimination Act(PreNDA), prohibits discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, making it illegal to knowingly perform or to solicit or accept funding for either race- or sex-selection abortions.
Congressman Franksis serving his fourth term in the U.S.House of Representatives, and is a member of the Committee on Armed Services, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, Military Readiness Subcommittee, Committee on the Judiciary, Constitution Subcommittee, and is Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.