Republican: Suddenly I am Deeply Concerned about Black People


In an interview with bloggerMike Stark,
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) appeared to say that African-Americans are
worse off today because of legalized abortion, than they were compared
to slavery.

“It seems like humanity is very gifted at hiding from something
that’s obviously true. I mean in this country we had slavery for God
knows how long. And now we look back on it and we say, ‘Well how blind
were they, what was the matter with them, you know, I can’t believe, I
mean four million, this is incredible,'” said Franks. “And we’re right.
We’re right, we should look back on that with criticism. It is a
crushing mark on America’s soul. And yet today, half of all black
children are aborted.Half of all black children are aborted.
Far more black children, far more of the African-American community is
being devastated by the policies of today, than were being devastated
by the policies of slavery.”



11 thoughts on “Republican: Suddenly I am Deeply Concerned about Black People

  1. I’m surprised he didn’t end that with “If this trend continues, then who will clean my office building? I mean, we can’t have more immigrants here.”

  2. As far as I recall, he’s also lying about the number of abortions contrastive to the number of live births. (ISTR it’s something like 2/5 instead of 2/4.)
    One reason for this is that black women generally have less access to contraception, and so have to resort to abortion. Of course, you never hear the “using abortion as birth control” argument aimed at anyone except wealthy white women, who generally don’t.

  3. Somehow he seems to have missed the idea that the conditions in slavery also had the effects of destroying culture, tearing the family apart, and cheapening life.
    Seems like that connects the dots to abortion.

  4. If he starts singing “Weeeeee shalll over-commmmmme”, I’m gonna projectile-vomit into my Taurus pedals.

  5. I don’t know the stats but I do know that zero black children have been aborted. A good number of black blastocysts might have been and continue to be aborted . . .

  6. Southern Beale,
    your link is quite interesting. Especially if the repubs are concerned about the fact that the “minority” is gonna be the “majority” in the US in just a few decades.

  7. Makes me wish I had a cotton plantation on which to put Trent Franks against his will.
    If I did, I might even buy a whip…

  8. Because keeping black women uneducated, barefoot and pregnant isn’t slavery at all.
    (Late to game but had to comment.)

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