Stacey Abrams, the woman you may remember from her failed Georgia gubernatorial campaign or from her refusal to accept the results of that election in the ensuing months, said Monday that bills limiting the time in which a woman can seek an abortion should be called “forced-pregnancy bills” to get the point across.
In an interview with The Root, Abrams was asked what Democrats can do to push back on pro-life bills currently up for a vote in several states.
“There are a number of bills around the country that are limiting women’s rights and access to abortion, and I wanted to ask you how can Democrats push back against these bills,” asked host Terrell Starr.
“I think Democrats have to first call these bills what they are, which are forced-pregnancy bills,” Abrams said. “But we also have to acknowledge that access to abortion is part of reproductive health and therefore it’s part of reproductive justice. Particularly for African-American women, our lack of access to a full range of reproductive choices limits our ability to not only determine our families but it also harms our ability to engage in the economy.”
There is a lot of BS in this paragraph, so let’s just take it step by step, going backwards. For one thing, statistics show that African-American women, of all women, have absolutely no trouble finding access to their, ahem, “reproductive choices.” Indeed, black women have abortions at five times the rate as white women, suggesting that Planned Parenthood and their ilk have done a fine job both convincing these women to abort their babies and providing the tools with which to do so.
Second, it is absurd (but common) to say that killing your baby is an aspect of “reproductive health.” We’re not denying that there are times when abortion makes sense; i.e., when the life of the mother is at stake. No one is trying to take that away, so it’s not really worth discussing here. The only thing at stake is a woman’s right to have an abortion at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. It is the loss of that convenience that Abrams refers to as reproductive justice. Let’s be serious.
Finally, “forced pregnancy?” Are you quite sure about that? We grant you, we haven’t looked at the law books in Georgia, Ohio, and Texas really carefully, but we’re confident saying that none of these states have any laws commanding women to get pregnant. Then again, when you live in a bubble where racism and fraud are to blame for your election loss, it’s probably not difficult to see pregnancy as something that just happens randomly to a woman through no agency of her own.
Just more victimhood nonsense from one of the Democratic Party’s most outspoken victims.