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Alabama Rep: Republicans Wouldn’t Oppose Abortion if Daughter Pregnant by Black Man

As Alabama’s legislature debated implementing one of the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation, Democratic Representative Alvin Holmes used his floor time to assert that 99 percent of white people would force their daughter to have an abortion if the father was black.

“Ninety-nine percent of the all of the white people in here are going to raise their hand that they are against abortion,” Holmes said. “On the other hand, 99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion.”

“Now listen, you know the truth sometimes hurts,” he went on. “She’s got two other white children, and then she’s going to have a little black baby, going to be running around there in the living room, in the den with the rest of them. They’re not going to let that happen. You know that and I know that. You will never admit it. You know that and I know that.”

“All this stuff about the abortion and this and that, all that’s just a con game,” he added. “That’s for whites; it ain’t for blacks.”

Holmes then turned to a female representative sitting nearby and asked if she would allow her child to have a mixed-race baby. When the woman replied that she would, he responded “Well, I need to commend you then. There’s not one in 100,000 that would do that.”

Despite Holmes’ accusations, the legislature did approve the bill by a 73-29 vote, banning abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. In some cases, that can be as early as six weeks. The law, if it passes the Alabama state senate, would be one of the strictest abortion restrictions in the nation.

Of course, the law would certainly be challenged in court. North Dakota approved a similar ban in 2013 but that law has been put on hold while it is challenged in court.

Republican Representative Mary Sue McClurkin, the sponsor of the bill, compared her law to Brown vs. Board of Education. That case ended segregation in public schools, however, while her bill…doesn’t do anything similar.

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  • lugnut

    They want admit it, but this old black Mississippian, know for a fact, most of them would drag their daughters to the nearest place to get an abortion. Sure, they would force their daughters to have the baby of a black rapists. Abortion is murder to them, no matter how the woman gets pregnant, right. BS. and we know it.

    • Beverly Brown

      Why would the person have to be a rapists. Kids these days are not like some of our parents were they don’t care what color you are. Yes, your girls are crazy about our young men they are always in their nice cars and in da hood. They would get their daughters abortions under another name just like when they would send their loved one to a mental institution.

  • bryteyes44

    That is just racist bull! I am a white woman that would not have let my daughter get an abortion no matter what. I would hate it if she had gotten pregnant after she was of legal age and made the decision herself to have an abortion. Killing is wrong no matter what!!!! Oh and by the way my daughter is married to a Mexican and I cannot wait to have grandchildren! And that’s funny that #lugnut, you changed the topic to a black person raping a white girl which to most people is a different thing altogether! Some people that are against abortion make an exception to the pregnancy being through rape and I don’t think color has anything to do with it!

    • wifenum2

      If I were over 18, well my mother would not have a say on this issue. Better yet: unprotected love making: the morning after pill …..would be consumed by me.

    • cubanogm

      I’m sorry for you and your daughter.She made the most horrible decison of her life by marrying a mexican.Ugh….The future will prove tha mistake she made.

  • walter

    This guy does not appear toe e have any facts to back up this wild claim. You can’t trust either the extreme left or the extreme right. There are enough resources out there today to make an intelligent decision if you take the time to find them.

  • Bill Roberts

    I no-longer believe Christians just don’t realize the pain and suffering they cause! Based on their history, I’d say they enjoy it. … Well good news is their numbers are declining! They will be extinct soon and than we can try to repair the damage they caused.

    • Sungoddess

      Bill you are so correct so judgmental and just mean.

  • edmond

    being a young black man from California, who moved to Kentucky to go to school. I completely agree with what this man is saying. I was completely naive to the level of racism still exists in the United States, until I moved to the south. and then I probably got my black ass back to a blue state, where I belong

  • duckfaceantonacio

    I think the real truth here is that Alabama Republicans NEVER oppose abortion WHEN their daughter gets pregnant by a black man.

  • BobbyPFalcon

    This isn’t the first time these imbeciles have had to be steamrolled by the momentum of history. Another embarrassing episode that will galvanize the public against the GOP yet again.

  • psphilip

    fetal heart beat doe not mean viable thisi s nothing les sthen further attacks on women’s LEGAL rights ot thier own bodies wil lthey EVER treat women as equals NOT THE GOP or TEA MORONS..

  • polekeep

    If N.Dakotas law was ruled unconstitutional and this misoyginist knuckle draggin’ cretin knew about it, then he’s even more contemptible than he would be for not knownin’ it. Either way, morally the best part of him was left on the mattress sheet as a stain. More of the SSDD when it comes to the abhorrently low level of consciousness that passes for political discourse. Welcome to Amerkia 2014.

  • This representative should be responsible to make accurate statements or frame his remarks as his opinion. He has made an inflammatory remark without offering proof. I cannot speak for all white people but many I know, including me, oppose abortion because it takes an innocent life, regardless of race. We answer to God and He gives us the grace to bear otherwise impossible circumstances. God created people of many colors and we should celebrate that diversity. If anyone is facing the decision of abortion, their Heavenly Father can and will help – there is a better way.

    • Daniel Petersen

      God will help people with abortion just as much as he helps me with cancer…

      Not one bit.

      • Hey, Daniel, I am truly sorry about your cancer. I know we don’t know each other and I can’t fix it, but if there is anything I can do, I would be willing. I can at least listen. We are still fellow human beings and you are of infinite value.

    • Please consider the following offered in good will: Jesus went through sorrow and death that we might receive His joy and life. By His mercy when our first child died God enabled me to see Him and know Him; I really did not know Him beforehand. He is available to all regardless of race, nationality, or belief system. He makes all things new beginning by breathing eternal life into us. Jesus took the punishment we deserve and gives us the perfection and purity He possesses. Not a fair trade but a loving gracious act!

  • MJ Wilkerson

    are you serious? Brown vs. BOE? But what he said would have been true before like ’05… but now, there are mixed raced babies everywhere. I however don’t believe abortion is correct, but in some circumstances, I believe it is needed, and I’m a conservative. However, racism is still live and proud, especially in the south, but come on, this was a pretty racist argument… I’m JUST saying