ESSAY 34: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES TO BLACK WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
Jeanne Flavin’s essay “Contemporary Challenges to Black Women’s Reproductive Rights” shares facts about many different reproductive laws in the United States. Reading about these actually really annoyed me because I am tired of hearing how the government treats lower class black women. The US needs to stop acting like they are not racist when they clearly are. Putting a family cap on welfare recipients is just like slavery. If the government wants less irresponsibly born children, then they should give the funding to help low class citizens get birth control or abortions. It is ridiculous to not only blame the mass black/poor population for this problem, and it is especially obnoxious that they say women have babies for more money. There is no way that having a baby would earn money because the government does not even give enough money on welfare to support a baby. Children should not be made out to be burdens in our country and racism should not be a key part in who gets welfare or family caps.