Abortion opponents often claim that Planned Parenthood has racist origins as a plan by wealthy, well-educated white Americans to prevent poor women and, in particular, poor African-American women, from bringing more children into thisSee the rest of the Welsh's observation by clicking here.
world. In an interview with New York Times' magazine, Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes a stunning admission about her view of abortion at the time Roe v. Wade was decided legalizing abortion, which essentially confirms anti-abortionist suspicions of liberals' rationale for legalizing abortions and making them accessible on demand:
"Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong."
The highlighted comment of Ginsburg is exactly the sort of sentiment that led Indiana to be one of the leading states in adopting the ideas of later discredited eugenics movement during the first part of the 20th century. Along those same lines, Adolph Hitler hauled off to concentration camps millions of Jews, handicapped, homosexual, physically and mentally disabled and others that Hitler deemed to be "inferior" to the "Ayran race." Now 64 years after uncovering the tragedy in those concentration camps, we have a sitting Supreme Court justice spouting the same elitist, bigoted ideas. Ginsburg, who is Jewish, should know better.
That there are abortion supporters whose opinion on the subject are driven by racism and classism is not exactly surprising. However, even the least media-savvy abortion proponents have learned to keep those views to themselves. Here we have the a Supreme Court justice saying out loud a bigoted statement that Archie Bunker would applaud.
I like Welsh do not believe the media will pick up on the story. This is one area where there definitely is a double standard. If Justice Antonio Scalia or Justice Clarence Thomas would have uttered such a statement, there would be a media firestorm and demands that the justice resign. But the bigoted statement came from a white liberal. Let's see if the mainstream media even picks up on it.