November 2014 elections can’t come soon enough. More and more of our tax dollars get spent on GOP efforts to hack away at women’s rights, specifically women’s reproductive rights, and now, specifically, black women’s reproductive rights. My blood runs hot with this one.
This is the story of a white, male, Florida lawmaker who thinks he knows more about what’s best for black women and their reproductive choices than they do. He’s ‘concerned,’ bless his little heart.House Bill 845, sponsored by Rep. Charles Van Zant (R-Keystone Heights), would make it a third-degree felony in Florida to perform an abortion based on the race or gender of the fetus. What? When did that become a problem? The unstated insult here is that a white male baby would never be aborted because of its race or gender so we have to keep an eye on women, particularly black women. You know, just in case.