Author: Campaign to Reduce Blacks’ Abortion Rate is About ‘Making America White Again’
It’s a common pro-life point of concern: Many more black babies get aborted than white. It’s a race-selective industry, and it hurts blacks especially. Now I’m told the reason we make that an issue is because we want to “make America white again.”
Yes, you read that right. Author Jodi Picoult is publicizing her new pro-abortion book A Spark of Light. A report in the Hartford Courant tells how Picoult has “come to understand” what “Christian pro-choice advocate” Dr. Willie Parker has “pieced … together.” Picoult puts it this way:
The only person who can have a white baby is a white woman. The only way to make more white people is to have more white babies. If you can appeal to black women and get them to be anti-abortion, you are going to restrict abortion for black women but more importantly you will also restrict abortion for white women. So you are getting what you want, more white babies.”
I almost wrote, “The logic of this is twisted beyond words;” but that would be granting it some status as logic. It’s just twisted.
Finding Evil Where No Evil Is There To Be Found
Pro-life statements have nothing in them to suggest we’re trying to make America “white again.” The evidence for that just doesn’t exist. It is not there. Just think how much easier it would be, if we really wanted a whiter world, just to let abortion keep taking more black lives year after year after year.
But Parker and Picoult found a way to see evil, racist intentions behind pro-life messaging anyway. Where did they get that asinine conclusion from? Not from any direct evidence, that’s for sure. It had to be from somewhere else. And the best explanation I can think of is this: Pro-life advocates (they believe) aren’t just intent on destroying women’s lives, but black lives as well.
Yet we’re crafty. We’ve found a way to conceal it behind the pretense of trying to save black lives. Then — since such a thing dare not be admitted aloud — we’ve buried every shred of communication showing we’d done it.
This is conspiracy theorizing to a breath-taking degree. To believe it must take a rock-solid commitment to the belief that conservatives hate blacks; a conviction so firm and secure, any evidence to the contrary must be “pieced together” to make it say exactly the opposite of what it really says.
This appears to be the way some pro-abortion activists view pro-life people: We’re racist. We’re haters. We’re cunning, and we’re evil.
This is not conspiracy-theorizing on my part. I’m showing you evidence. If you’ve got a better way to explain it, I’m all ears.
“Really Nice… Normal People”
Picoult seems conflicted in this article, though. She’s almost willing to see some good in pro-life advocates.
“Talking to people who are pro-life,” she says, “I expected religious zealots. I didn’t get them. I got really nice people who I could have easily had a cup of coffee with, sat down to dinner with, laughed with.”
If she actually did have those moments of true connection with those “really nice people,” she didn’t say so. That’s okay. At least she’s big enough (or virtue-signaling enough) to admit she could have, anyway. “These are normal people,” she goes on to say. Later on she complains about our “extremely patriarchal society.” Picoult may not be patriarchal, but she sure is patronizing.
And totally oblivious to it. How could she be otherwise? She’s seen how people like us “believe that at conception, a life is formed. That’s what they passionately believe.” Enlightened women like Jodi Picoult speak from a superior position, for they know far better than to think such a thing.
What We’re Up Against
This is what we’re up against in all the spiritual battles and cultural conflict we’re involved in. Progressives think we’re lesser beings both mentally and morally. We’re evil and we’re stupid. If evidence and logic show otherwise, then they’ll twist it around to prove their conclusions anyway.
No clearer demonstration could be found than this crazy idea that we’re campaigning to save black lives in order to “make America white again.”
Tom Gilson is a senior editor with The Stream and the author of Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens (Kregel Publications, 2016). Follow him on Twitter: @TomGilsonAuthor.