Testimonies and statistics in recent news expose the inherent racism in the abortion industry. In a recent interview on Tucker Carlson, Kanye West shared his support for the pro-life movement by donning a lanyard with an ultrasound of a baby. When asked about the backlash West might face for being pro-life he responded,
“I don’t care about people’s responses. I care about the fact that there are more Black babies being aborted than born in New York City at this point. That 50 percent of Black death in America is abortion.”
The black population makes up 13.6% of America, yet 28% of abortion patients are from the black community. West isn’t the only public figure to highlight the racism that exists in the abortion industry.
Cori Bush Shares her Story
In an interview with The View, Congresswoman Cori Bush shared her story of encountering the inherent racism in the abortion industry. She recounts her experience in the abortion clinic “counseling” portion sharing,
“I went into the room to get counseling. Instead of being told, ‘Hey there’s the option of adoption,’ it was: ‘Your baby is underweight,’ ‘You can always get pregnant again,’ ‘You need to go ahead and have this done,’ ‘You’re going to end up on welfare,’ [and] ‘You’re not going to have a future.’”
“I had just turned 18. I felt like I had disappointed my parents. … To hear this, knowing that I was carrying a child that I didn’t know how … I would be able to take care of. I needed that adult that had this expertise to help me but that didn’t happen.”
Bush described the racism that followed, “Then I went into the next room hearing that white girls talk about [their experience].” She heard the women as they discussed the support and resources that they were given. Bush responded to the disparity between her counseling experience and the white women’s, “I was crushed. Why was my story different?” Cori Bush is outwardly pro-abortion despite her experience.
Who was Margaret Sanger?
Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger was an activist for birth control. Recently, Planned Parenthood denounced Sanger for her belief in eugenics. However stories like Cori Bush’s bring into question whether these beliefs are genuinely separate from the corporation. For example, 62% of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance (2 miles) of relatively high black populations. Margaret Sanger made a speech on birth control to a women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan in 1926.
Planned Parenthood claims that her passion for birth control caused her to align herself with white supremacist ideologies. In the aftermath of Roe v. Wade, it is clear that the devotion Margaret Sanger had for abortion is very much alive today. At Save the Storks, we are passionate about meeting women where they are and empowering them with real choices unlike the story of Cori Bush who faced blatant racism in the abortion industry.
Our Stork Buses are for Everyone
Our Stork Buses provide the unique touch of a nurse who truly cares. Each appointment begins with compassion for the woman aboard. Although every bus is different, each will include counseling, spiritual guidance, and general support. Additionally, nurses on every bus will show women the many options at hand such as; parenting education, and access to material resources (cribs, diapers, formula, clothes, etc.). They will even go as far as connecting them with adoption agencies in their area. At Save the Storks we dedicate ourselves to meeting the needs of every woman who steps on board our bus, regardless of race, class, or circumstance. We empower women to choose life.