An inquiry into the racial aspect of abortion

dc.contributor.committeeMemberLence, Ross M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLutz, Donald S.
dc.creatorVaughan, Shelton M.
dc.description.abstractAbortion has a racial aspect which is acknowledged by both its supporters and its opponents. Statistically, the abortion rate among racial minorities is much higher than that among whites. This has led some minorities to charge that abortion is racial "genocide." They allege that minorities are particularly targeted by the family planning establishment based on racist motives. In contrast, the family planning postilion promotes abortion freedom for minorities as a service to them, considering their special needs, and as a right which they should share equally with whites. Genocide argument proponents, including both blacks and Hispanics, argue that the family planning agenda has had racist motives from its inception, and should therefore be opposed. The implications of the racial aspect of abortion offer insight into the abortion debate, and demonstrate how abortion policy affects the fundamentals of American political thought.
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science, Department of
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dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectSocial aspects
dc.subjectMoral and ethical aspects
dc.subjectRace discrimination
dc.titleAn inquiry into the racial aspect of abortion
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