In a stunning move to further eugenics, an Ohio state representative called for black women-only get a pass on adherence to the recently passed “Heartbeat Law”.
With both the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate passing Senate Bill 23, known as The Heartbeat Bill, Ohio’s Republican Governor Mike DeWine signed the bill into law which will effectively ban all abortions once a unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected, which is usually at the six week mark.
Yet in a eugenics-inspired move, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) has asked for an amendment to the law that would exempt black women from the new law.
As seen in the video below (at the 51:45 mark), Boyd’s rational boiled down to her opinion that black women-only have some sort of historical right to end the lives of their children still in the womb.
As she stated for the record;
“I consider how many masters raped their slaves. I consider how many masters forced their slaves to have abortions, and I consider how many pregnant slaves self-induced abortions so that they would not contribute children they had to this slave system that was the foundational economic system of our younger country. … And so I ask you, with all of your values, to consider that and vote yes to this amendment.”
Sadly, the Cleveland Heights representative obviously fails to realize that slavery and indentured servitude ended over 150 years ago.
Boyd offered no evidence to support her accusation, which was also defeated in the House Health Committee as well as on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives where it was introduced by Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), president of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.
The fake “science” of eugenics, which controls who is allowed to live or die, was initially made popular in the United States by the foundress of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger.
The most well known proponent of eugenics was Adolf Hitler.