As the Texas Legislature tries to address maternal mortality, local Democratic candidate for CD7 Laura Moser has her own plan: abort more babies of color.
Health care is a human right. And: The right to plan her own family is a cornerstone of a woman’s economic security.
Let’s not forget who the most reliable Democratic voters are—women of color, who are most likely to suffer the consequences of Democrats “compromising” on reproductive rights. Texas Latinas are twice as likely to be uninsured and lack healthcare access as white women in Texas, and nationwide, black women are four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women.
So let’s break this down. Maternal mortality is increasing (maybe, read the disclaimer to the report she links to). Moser thinks that the reason maternal mortality is increasing is because women, especially women of “color”, do not have easy access to abortions. Therefore, Moser’s solution to the maternal mortality problem is to provide more, easier, presumably free abortions, especially to the most reliable Democratic voters – women of “color”. Alrighty then.
Well, that certainly isn’t an original solution for racist Democrats. After all, they are the party of slavery and Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger to rid the world of “colored” people. I don’t know Mrs. Moser and haven’t paid much attention to the CD7 race on either side of the aisle. I guess I was surprised to see her racism being touted in the pages of Vogue Magazine. But I suppose I shouldn’t have been because, like I said, it certainly isn’t original.
Wouldn’t it be nice if candidates running to spend taxpayer money and pass laws on your behalf cared about all people, regardless of sex or color? Just sayin’.
Footnote to the report:
The reasons for the overall increase in pregnancy-related mortality are unclear. The use of computerized data linkages by the states, changes in the way causes of death are coded, and the addition of a pregnancy checkbox to the death certificate in many states have likely improved identification of pregnancy-related deaths over time. Whether the actual risk of a woman dying from pregnancy-related causes has increased is unclear. Many studies show that an increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions such as hypertension,1 diabetes,2 and chronic heart disease.3 These conditions may put a pregnant woman at higher risk of pregnancy complications. Although the overall risk of dying from pregnancy complications is low, some women are at a higher risk than others.
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