Reblogged from fuckyeahfeminists
I’m writing today to ask my fellow women of color reproductive justice activists and our allies to take a united stand against the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act(PRENDA), a race- and sex-specific anti-abortion bill thatwent before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution today. I cannot repeat enough times the urgency of moving quickly to act in solidarity.
Click here to contact your Congressperson to tell them that you strongly oppose this racist and anti-woman legislation.
"This is a federal version of legislation that a coalition of women-of-color organizations defeated at the local level in Georgia. It attempts to restrict women of color’s access to abortion and prenatal care in the name of “civil rights.” This bill seeks to protect “unborn Americans” by banning race- and sex-selection abortions.However, the argument that fetuses must be protected from the women of color relies on racist stereotypes about entire communities:
This is incredibly important and I’m asking all of you to help. We need to move on this immediately.
- First, that Black women are selfish, irresponsible, and incapable of making reproductive decisions on their own behalf
- Second, that Asian women mindlessly reproduce “son preference” and bring “dangerous values” into the country.”