The debates on the most enduring social issue of our times have just been re-ignited, with the recent passage of the Pro-life abortion bill in Alabama, resulting in the expected disagreements and disunity among the general population and social media users .
This is the first time I thought about this, based on what I learned so far, my position is pro-choice, with time limitation at the third semester.
The abortion debate provides plenty of opportunities for demonstrating misinformation and deception, which are the main focus of my blog. With the following two examples, I attempt to reveal, that there is more, than meets the eye.
Oregon is the most liberal of the blue states, when it comes to abortion. It is the only state, that has no Pro-life laws, abortion is legal in all 9 months. Insurance companies are mandated by the state, to cover the costs, with no co-payments, or deductible.
In 1969, Oregon was the first state to legalize abortion. Pro-choice folks applaud Oregonians, for their courage to stand up for women’s right to choose.
But something else also happened in the 60’s. Portland started enacting policies to push blacks out of the city, by acquiring large tracts of land for development in the Northeast and Southeast parts of the city, where a high concentration black residents lived.
This was nothing new in the state. In 1844, the “Black Exclusion Law” had been created, that literally outlawed blacks from living in Oregon!
Minorities are affected by abortion disproportionately more, especially African Americans. A black woman is 3.5 times more likely to abort, than a white woman.
Since the 1973 landmark decision, 19 Million black fetuses have been aborted in the US. If it wasn’t for Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, (most of which are located in low income neighborhoods), the African-American population would be double in the United States today!
So the question that begs asking:
Have liberal states, like Oregon enacted abortion laws to really protect women’s right to choose, or is this the continuation of Margaret Sanger’s highly successful eugenics program against Black Americans, masquerading as “choice”?
This is a typical pro-choice meme, being circulated on Facebook. Its content suggests, that pro life men would prefer keeping the baby, even if their wive’s pregnancy was the result of rape. It implies, that pro lifers in general don’t respect women’s rights.
While statistics on this aren’t easy to find, of what I’ve seen so far, nearly 80% of pro lifers consider pregnancies, due to rape and incest exceptions. In other words, they are pro choice in those cases. Hence, the meme is misleading.
Facebook employs hundreds of operatives, (if not thousands), whose job is to pretend they are on one, or the other side of an issue. They work full time to design information to elicit strong emotional reaction among social media users polarize the population.
To add to my previous point, if pro-choice folks saw the actual abortion procedure, which is very bloody by the third semester, when the fetus is nearly fully grown, I would venture to say, that many of them would decide to place a time limit on abortions.
Even just looking at the tools that are used, I feel sorry for both the mother and the baby.