Politics : The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

https://www. latimes. com/opinion/story/2022-06-24/black-women-abortion-roe-v-wade-maternal-mortality

The facts are terrifyingly clear. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe means Black women and their families will suffer the most. As a recent study from Duke University found, a total nationwide abortion ban would increase pregnancy-related deaths for women overall by an estimated 21% — and pregnancy-related deaths among Black women by 33%.
Let’s look at the facts. Black women already face significant health and economic disparities. Today the maternal mortality rate is three times as high for Black women as for white women. Black women are more likely to experience maternal health complications, like preeclampsia, than white women. And more than 1 in 5 Black women lives in poverty, compared to around 1 in 10 white women.

And while just 13% of American women are Black, 38% of those receiving abortions are Black.

Moreover, Black Americans are more likely to live in Southern states, where the most restrictive abortion laws will now come into force. In Mississippi, which already bans most abortions after 15 weeks, 74% of women seeking abortions are Black. Meanwhile, in Alabama, which would make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions at any stage of pregnancy, Black women account for 62% of those who receive abortions.

And it is poorly resourced Black women who will most likely face financial barriers to abortion. While more affluent women may have the resources to travel out of state to obtain a safe, legal abortion, that’s less likely to be an option for poorer Black women. Indeed, before Roe, the death rate from illegal abortion was 12 times greater for women of color than for white women. That is the world to which we are returning.

A Black woman in Louisiana or Arkansas, for example, will quite likely have to travel hundreds of miles to Kansas or Illinois to obtain an abortion. That journey means lost wages from taking time off work. It means additional childcare expenses. And it means that it will be harder to put food on the table that month. Consider that nearly 70% of Black women are their families’ breadwinners, compared to just 36% of white women.

In short, for many Black women, the post-Roe cost of getting an abortion will simply be too high. The paradox is that most women who choose to have an abortion do so for economic reasons. And when they can’t obtain one, the financial consequences can be severe. Women who are denied an abortion are more likely to live in poverty six months after giving birth, more likely to still be in poverty four years later, and less likely to be employed full time after the same period.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Good. We have enough dumb monkeys running around in this world.

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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

White babies are overrated

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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

21% of women overall are going to die too, racist scum.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Fantastic & Farewell



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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

You should be in prison. You are not welcome in this thread.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Are you a black person?

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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

I identify as a human being. If the hateful respondents in this thread do as well then they have some work to do.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

I'm getting pregnant anyway.

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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Me too! (not really but I still enjoy practicing)

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

You think Republicans, which is the party of and for racists and white supremacists, will care at all about this?
Hell, they will not only care but they will celebrate it.
"Honey! Crack open the good stuff! The Bud! Yeeee-haaawwwww!!!! More dead niggas! Oh yesss!"

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

"Make them nigga womens suffer and die since they can't go back to Africa where they belong. Thank you Lawd awmighty! Yeeee hawwwww! Now get me a rope. We is gonna hang some niggas out of celebration! Yeee haawwww!!!"

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

You just know that is what some board members are thinking.
They won't have the guts to say it out loud.
But that is what they are thinking.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

I know. I almost said in my post that I know most people against women's rights are rightwing, women-hating racists and they won't care about this, but that I'm posting it for the people who care.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Also, I was not surprised the first reply was from a racist degenerate. If you block that account then you didn't see it.

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I signed out to check it out.

I bet he really wanted to use the "N word."

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Yes. Even if they're trolling for a reaction, only a racist would post something like that.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Condoms, condoms and more condoms

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Single blacks are notorious for breeding for some reason.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Yeah, me too ~~ I've lost count of how many offspring I have

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

If you use condoms perfectly every single time you have sex, they're 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. But people aren't perfect, so in real life, condoms are about 85% effective.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Practice makes perfect

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Used condoms all over the parking lot of the club.

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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

I do not associate with the dirtbags who would do that nasty shite

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Only 98% effective? Let's ban condoms!

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

85% in reality and nobody said to ban them. Women-haters do want to ban IUDs and Plan B.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

I want to ban them first.

Then ban all women haters.

Then ban all haters.

Then ban all women.

That covers everything.

For now.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Unfortunately, most lawmakers are women-haters, so they aren't going to ban themselves.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

I don't know any women haters in Congress.

There are plenty that hate men.

And hate white people.

And hate babies of any kind.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Right? That pesky 2%

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

15%. Nobody said to ban them. The point is sometimes they fail and women who were trying to be responsible still end up pregnant.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

The safest time for a woman to have sex if she wants to avoid getting pregnant is when she's having her period

Unless she unfortunate enough to ovulate during her period (???)

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

You are so out of touch with reality. Condoms clog toilets and people litter them. Have u ever walked through the parking lot of a club/bar that's open late night?

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Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

Just the ugly ones, not the Zoe Kravitz/Zendaya/Meagan Good/Zazie Beets blacks.

I Was Just Looking For Someone Who Could See What I See, Feel What I Feel.

Re: The end of Roe will be a death sentence for many Black women

What about the Nicole Beharie/Zoe Saldana/Yaya DaCosta blacks?

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