Are health care providers using abortion to curb the growth of the U.S. black population?
That question will be at heart of a debate among Georgia lawmakers, who are poised to take up a controversial bill that would outlaw abortions prompted by the baby's race or gender.
Exactly how would you prove that the abortion was being chosen based on the baby's race? Usually it's the same as the mother's race. So except in rare instances where the woman gave, as her reason for abortion, "This baby will be biracial and I don't want that," where would you go with it?
What is needed is a ban on the easily provable practice of abortion based on a baby's disability. Some practitioners even advertise openly that their goal is to target disabled babies. The discrimination there is pretty easy to prove. Mom gets back amnio results. Diagnosis: Down syndrome. Phone call to Dr. Pedergraft. A clear case of discrimination. The mother would not consider killing the baby were he "normal", and is only targeting him based on disability status.
THAT would be a bill you could enact and ENFORCE. Whereas who do you prosecute for targeting babies because they're Black? I guess you'd have to prove that Acme Reproductive Services did 70% of their abortions on Black patients, when their catchment area is only 50% Black. Good luck proving animus there.