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Is the Pro-Life Movement Oppressive?

Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned, lawmakers and media outlets have increasingly demonized pro-life voices and policies as racist and anti-woman.

02/7/23

John Stonestreet

Jared Hayden

Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court last summer, lawmakers and media outlets have increasingly demonized pro-life voices and policies as racist and anti-woman. 

Recently, House Democrats introduced a bill to overturn the decades-old Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of government funds for abortion. Sponsors of the bill claim the Hyde Amendment is “discriminatory” and “racist,” which “disproportionately impacts … Black and brown communities.”

But they have it exactly backward. Abortion disproportionately impacts minority communities. Black women have the highest abortion rate compared to women of other ethnicities, and 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are nearer to minority neighborhoods than others. This, in fact, is consistent with the racist vision on which the pro-abortion movement in America was based from the very beginning. 

Far from oppressive and racist, the Hyde Amendment has successfully kept tax dollars out of the most oppressive, racist, and systemically evil practice that currently plagues this country. 

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