The wave of pro-life legislation continues to roll across
the American southeast, as Louisiana became the latest in a series of states to
protect all humans with beating hearts from being tortured to death with
medical instruments. But there was
something that set Louisiana apart from Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Louisiana’s heartbeat abortion ban was introduced by a Democrat, supported by many others, and signed into law by a Democrat Governor.
How can that happen?
It happens thanks to the Founding Fathers’ ingenious system of
federalism. State lawmakers are not
nearly as beholden to the big money bundlers, the activist PACs, the national
media narrative as national ones.
Representation is more representative, responsive, and receptive. The state’s culture can inform its policies
without being drown out by the authoritarian control of the national party
But what shouldn’t be overlooked is that the four states
that have enacted these laws recently are among the states who boast the highest percentage of African Americans per capita in the country:
Mississippi is 2nd, Louisiana is 3rd, Georgia is 4th,
Alabama is 7th.
Don’t think that’s a coincidence. More black citizens recognize abortion for
what it is than the national news media will let on. Just ask Democrat state representative
Katrina Jackson of Louisiana. She voted
for the bipartisan heartbeat bill and pulled no punches in explaining why:
“I think it mitigates our race’s voting power, it hurts our race’s power in the census. I really consider it to be modern-day genocide,” Jackson, an African American Democrat, told NBC News on Monday.
LifeNews.com has the exact numbers:
While abortions hurt every race and culture, Jackson is correct that it hurts African Americans more than any other racial group. Black Americans have a disproportionately high number of abortions compared to other racial groups. According to census data, African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but have about 30 percent of the abortions.
African-American teenage abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average. The African American abortion rate is 41 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, according to a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute. The national average abortion rate is 18 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19.
For similar reasons, Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., recently praised new pro-life laws in the southern states for granting “civil rights” to babies in the womb.
As much as LGBT activists have desperately sought to make
their agenda the modern day civil rights crusade, the plight of the unborn is
obviously the great human rights challenge of our day. Lawmakers like Jackson and activists like
King recognize the haunting similarities between arguments for slavery and
arguments for abortion; they are aware of the eugenic and racist foundations of
the abortion movement, and they are bravely blowing the whistle. It remains for those of us whose conscience
pushes us towards equal rights and true social justice for all human beings to
follow their lead.