Rick Santorum recently said he found it "almost remarkable for a black man" to be pro-choice. The anti-choice linking of abortion, slavery, and genocide has always involved a cocktail of distortion and condescension. So what to do about it?
The increasingly popular rhetoric among anti-abortion activists boils down to this: Abortion is like slavery, because slaves were dehumanized. (Read Ta-Nehisi Coates brilliantly take down this solipsism, and then again today.) Abortion providers are racist and want there to be fewer black children in the world. And so on.