Social media users were outraged by comments from Alabama’s Democrat John Rogers, a member of the State House. And pro-abortion allies watched helplessly as public opinion for their cause diminished even more.
This extreme politician further exposed the eugenic truth behind the advocacy of abortion, and triggered a reminder that it’s been expressed at the highest levels of government.
Rogers was railing against a bill to end abortion in Alabama, which passed overwhelmingly in the House by a vote of 74-3.
The State Representative said, “Some kids are unwanted. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.” (emphasis added)
In other words, if an unborn baby is unexpected or unwanted, he or she will grow up to be a criminal, so it’s better to “kill them now.”
Rogers was on a roll and further stated, “Most black folks have their kids. You know who have abortions? White folks.”
Documented evidence shows that abortion is a significant issue in the black community. According to government statistics from the US Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control, blacks comprise only 13.4% of the population, yet black women account for 36% of all abortions done.
In the midst of his ranting and raving, Rogers understands something’s amiss, saying, “There’s a move afoot to put more whites on this earth.” What Rep. Rogers doesn’t understand, or refuses to believe, is it’s happening right under his nose.
Research shows that 78% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are within walking distance of high populations of women of color. This clandestine effort to “whiten” America is being carried out by the abortion industry that he loyally supports.
Tragically, a high percentage of black elected officials like John Rogers are aiding and abetting Planned Parenthood’s eugenics agenda against their own constituencies.
To the unsettling dismay of many, the opinion that certain segments of society should not be free to populate was repeated by a justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worded it much more eloquently than John Rogers, but the callous sentiment is the same. During a 2009 interview discussing Medicaid funding of abortion with Sunday New York Times Magazine, she said, “Frankly I had thought that at the time [Roe vs. Wade] was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
A July 2009 article in the Chicago Tribune addressing her remarks added evidence there is an element of eugenicist thinking in America.
In this case, Mr. Weddington, co-counsel in the Roe vs. Wade case, had a tone more akin to the writings of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. “In 1992, Ron Weddington… wrote a letter to President-elect Clinton, imploring him to rush RU-486 – a.k.a. “the abortion pill” – to market as quickly as possible. ‘[Y]ou can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country,’ Weddington insisted. All the president had to do was make abortion cheap and easy for the populations we don’t want. (emphasis added)
“Weddington offered a clue about who, in particular, he had in mind: ‘For every Jesse Jackson who has fought his way out of the poverty of a large family, there are millions mired in poverty, drugs and crime.’”
A recent op ed by Mark Melcher reminded readers that Jesse Jackson once understood the dangers of saving tax dollars over protecting the lives of minorities. That is, until he sold his political soul to run for president on the Democrat ticket.
These extreme and ominous voices are all around us. For the sake of our fellow citizens who are poor, minorities – or in particular both – we must take these opportunities to stand boldly against the poison of a eugenics philosophy in our society.
Defending human life,
President, Life Issues Institute
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