A panel of African American voters sat down with Fox News' Martha MacCallum to talk about the issues that are most important to them as we head into the 2020 election. One of the issues that came up was abortion and how Democrats target the black community.
“My biggest issue with the current Democratic candidates as it comes to the black community is that all of them are pushing for poor women of color to have access to abortion. That’s all that you hear," panelist Angela Stanton King explained. "Since abortion Roe v. Wade has been passed, 46 percent of the black population has been aborted. To me, personally, you don’t have my best interests in mind if the only thing you are offering me is access to abortion to kill my child before it has the chance to live, and then also free welfare. Black people have been voting Democrat for the past 60 years and it has done absolutely nothing for us but kept us stagnant, on welfare and now here we are, 46 percent of the black vote — I mean, the black people, the black population had been aborted.”
The pro-abortion panelist argued that candidates, like Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) "fought for black maternal health within their own respective states and in Washington."
King reminded the other panelist that stopping her reproduction is not "reproductive health."
"If any real black leader knows that there is strength in numbers, so why would you want us to abort our children?” King asked, a clear reference to Harris and Booker.
When Democrats talk about abortion and making "reproductive health" accessible, they often refer to low income women, saying those women can't afford prenatal care or even children once a baby is born. The reality is the women these candidates are often referring to are African American women. But they won't come out and directly say that because they're afraid of the backlash they'd receive. Just think about it: How would it look for a well off white person to tell a black, low income woman to have an abortion?