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Old 07-10-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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Considering that those that seek abortion are largely black and hispanic, is it a racist tool?

Also consider that 60% of those who have abortions are in poverty, is it a tool targeting the poor?


I am for a women's choice but have to wonder in this day and age, where institutional racism exists.. could abortion be defined in that sense?
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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No and No.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It is a choice that is more easily accepted by the poor. Kids are expensive, people with little money are more likely not to want kids.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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Nope. Abortion is not forced on anyone in this country, it is a choice.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Not a tool against the poor, that's ignorant, because rich kids have abortions too. It's just a tool of death, period..and the Baby Killers embrace that tool of death.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Considering that those that seek abortion are largely black and hispanic, is it a racist tool?

Also consider that 60% of those who have abortions are in poverty, is it a tool targeting the poor?


I am for a women's choice but have to wonder in this day and age, where institutional racism exists.. could abortion be defined in that sense?
What do you mean by racist tool ? Are you saying it is racist BECAUSE it effects more people of color because by that same argument public schools are racist.

But i think the bigger problem with your argument is that it cost more to carry a baby to term than it does to have the abortion.

So that means abortion laws are "racist" because they affect black,brown and poor people more than any other group.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Considering that those that seek abortion are largely black and hispanic, is it a racist tool?

Also consider that 60% of those who have abortions are in poverty, is it a tool targeting the poor?


I am for a women's choice but have to wonder in this day and age, where institutional racism exists.. could abortion be defined in that sense?

Abortion is the birth control method of choice for poor, lazy, and ignorant people.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Considering that those that seek abortion are largely black and hispanic, is it a racist tool?

Also consider that 60% of those who have abortions are in poverty, is it a tool targeting the poor?


I am for a women's choice but have to wonder in this day and age, where institutional racism exists.. could abortion be defined in that sense?
This source shows that 52.4% of all legal abortions are performed on white women.

Reported Legal Abortions by Race of Woman Who Obtained Abortion by the State of Occurrence | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

I am unaware that income is a required disclosure for any medical procedure.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Abortion is about as racist as a pair of sneakers.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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This source shows that 52.4% of all legal abortions are performed on white women.

Reported Legal Abortions by Race of Woman Who Obtained Abortion by the State of Occurrence | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

I am unaware that income is a required disclosure for any medical procedure.
In other words, stupid question is stupid. Made-up statistics are made up.
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