Opinion: Abortion is greatest human rights abuse of our time, says Potsdam resident
To the Editor:
In response to bit.ly/3jSTGrM which appeared as a hometown photo on North Country Now Sept. 20; Photo caption; Cassidy Danboise holds a sign, “Women’s Rights, Human Rights,” “I am building a movement from scratch to stand up against evil, with women’s rights and racism being the 2 biggest. The status of women in general coincides with the horrible news last night with Ginsburg’s death,” said Danboise. Actually, women’s rights and racism are causing:• The greatest evil and human rights abuse of our time – abortion!
The abortion industry is rooted in racism and eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger launched her “Negro Project” to suppress the birth rate among those she deemed “unfit,” including Black Americans. Planned Parenthood claims it no longer adheres to the eugenic practices of its founders.
Why then does PP continue to target black children by placing most of its abortion mills in black communities? Why did it choose Birmingham, Alabama as the site of its latest “mega-clinic”—a city whose population is over 70% black? Nationally, abortions on black women amount to 36% of all abortions, even though black women make up just 13% of the female population.
Planned Parenthood is founded on the idea that only “planned” or “wanted” children are deserving of legal protection. This injustice is further compounded by the reality that black children are more likely to be deemed “unwanted” in a system that has historically discriminated against them.
How does the death of an 87-year old woman coincide with the status of women in general? To understand the racial component in this discriminatory treatment, one need only look to comments by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who in a July 16, 2009 New York Times Magazine interview, acknowledged the link between Roe v. Wade and population growth, “particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”