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Roe v. Wade…How Is The Choice Serving Black Women?

Posted in Community, Health and Wellness with tags , on January 23, 2008 by Noli

from Women’s Liberation Movement on line archival collection, Duke University

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized aborition for any reason a woman chooses up through the point of a viable fetus.  I’m pro-choice, but I’m definitely wondering why the stats say that even though Black women are only 13% of the population, we have 35% of the abortions performed in our country each year.  Since 1973, THIRTEEN MILLION Black children have been aborted, now approximately at a rate of 12oo per day!

We definitely need a choice, but we need to exercise that right wisely.  What in the hell is going on with us?  Other women are having abortions, it’s not just us…but d*mn, can y’all use some condoms?  I mean, the abortion rate and the Aids rate are disproportionately high for Black women…we are killing our children and killing ourselves.  I know that there are a lot of other factors that play into both, but we have to at least be responsible for our own actions and our well being.  Maybe that means sleeping with “the rabbit” instead of the man every now and then…it’s definitely safer on both fronts!