In one of the most disgusting, degrading, racist displays of lawmaking we’ve seen in a while, an Ohio Democrat named Rep. Janine Boyd made a last-ditch effort on Tuesday to blunt the impact of the state’s new heartbeat bill, which will make abortion illegal after the child’s heartbeat is detectable. Boyd insisted that black women be exempt from the legislation because inserting such a clause in the bill would (somehow) help the country move past the treacherous legacy of slavery.
Here’s how she explained her twisted amendment: “I consider the slave trade and how black slaves were considered like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves. I consider how many masters raped their slaves. I consider how many masters forced their slaves to have abortions and I consider how many pregnant slaves self-induced abortion so they would not contribute children they have to this slave system.
“Our country is not far enough beyond our history to legislate as if it is, and so I ask you with all of your values to vote yes to this amendment,” Boyd finished.
Mark Harrington of the Created Equal activism group was horrified by Boyd’s amendment.
“Every human being is valuable regardless of the color of his or her skin,” said Harrington in a statement. “To suggest that only African-American babies with detectable heartbeats should be killed in Ohio is shocking racism not befitting of a representative of the Ohio House.”
PJ Media noted that this is hardly the first time that pro-abortion forces have tried to position this reprehensible procedure as “empowering” for black women.
“Last year, pro-abortion billboards went up in black neighborhoods, and one billboard campaign actively promoted abortion for black women. ‘Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,’ the billboard said. ‘Abortion is self-care,’” they reported.
Thankfully, Boyd’s amendment was dismissed and the heartbeat bill soared through both houses of the Ohio legislature on Thursday. Late that afternoon, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into law.
It will be a hell of a day when we finally learn what black voters see in this vile party. Is it merely tradition and culture that mandate their continued loyalty to the Democrats? What black woman could look at this travesty of a situation and see Democrats as anything other than a monstrous party, content to further the genocide of unborn black babies? And then say that it’s payback for slavery?
How insulting can you get?