>Rick Santorum invokes race into his anti-abortion argument

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When all else fails for pro-life reactionaries, it’s common for these activists to inject race into the debate, which we witnessed last year with a billboard campaign targeting the black community. 
A more recent case in point is Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who’s considering a run for president in 2012. Santorum recently appeared on CNS news to discuss abortion and gay marriage. In his comments about abortion, Santorum seem baffled that President Barack Obama refused to jump into the debate on whether human life is protected by the U.S. Constitution upon conception. The former senator stated he found it “remarkable for a black man to say, ‘we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people’.” 
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess Santorum is implying he found it inexcusable that a black man can choose who gets Constitutional protection due to the historic, systematic oppression and second class citizenship black men and women suffered for centuries in this country. Santorum is insinuating that black men and women, mindful of their history of being denied equal protection under the law, should be more sympathetic (read: pro life) towards protecting embryos under the notion of life beginning at conception. 
When will the mostly-white, pro-life crowd understand playing the race card to win over hearts on the issue of abortion is not only patronizing, but reeks of hypocrisy? Let’s face it: the mainly WASP, pro-life crowd could care less about the plight of blacks in this country, as I explained last year. 
Sure, they like to explain to us they are concerned about the health risks and affects of black women getting abortions and the unusually high number of black babies aborted each year in those god-awful Planned Parenthood clinics (which, they like to remind us, are strategically placed in poor and minority neighborhoods in a subconscious attempt to practice modern-day eugenics). But, these same people have not been on the front lines, fighting along with us to make sure black women have adequate and equal access to health care, contraceptives and proper OB/GYN care. These same people often like to feign interest in the plight of black women and children, but only to continue suppressing our right to seek an abortion in a safe, sanitary location. 
Their dreams of turning back the clock to an era in which women were forced to have children and give them up for adoption or resort to back-alley abortion using the all-too-recognizable clothes hanger or other tools will do nothing to advance the plight of providing adequate health care for black women and children.
So, Rick Santorum, resorting to race baiting to spread your anti-choice agenda can’t and won’t work as we already know you indeed don’t care about black people.