Louisiana Rep. Katrina Jackson says Abortion Won’t Solve the Problems of the Black Community

Representative Katrina R. Jackson
Representative Katrina R. Jackson

A Democratic lawmaker in Louisiana, berated by abortion advocates who accuse her of “waging a war on women” for authoring a pro-life bill that was signed into law by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal last week, believes she’s doing her part to end the genocide of the African-American community.

Louisiana state Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, who authored House Bill 388, which requires abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges within 30-miles of the clinics in which they practice, believes the law will give women a real choice, the choice of life and the opportunity to contribute to their families and community.

Jackson told The Christian Post this week that during a House Health and Welfare Committee Meeting at the Louisiana capitol on March 19, pro-abortion advocates and abortion clinic employees testified that, among all women, abortion benefits black women the most.

That statement led Jackson to point out to abortion proponents that abortion, which they see as a benefit to the black community, is the leading cause of death among African-Americans, with 13 million killed by abortion since 1973.

“The No. 1 genocide in the African-American community, and why we’re becoming a minority of minorities, is because most of our babies are dying in the womb from abortions,” Jackson said during the committee meeting.

Jackson told CP that some of those who testified claimed that abortion is a solution to socioeconomic problems within the black community.

“The comments regarding African-American women were that abortion helped them make a choice when they couldn’t take care of their child. And I told them that wasn’t a cure. If you want to really cure the situation that’s going on socioeconomically with everyone, you do that by supporting measures that give people and hand up, and not a handout,” she asserted.

“I’m very passionate, especially when you’re looking at the African-American community, because those in the pro-choice community have been attempting to sell us on abortion being a way out for women who can’t afford to have their baby,” Jackson said.

The Louisiana House voted 88-5 for final passage of Jackson’s bill, which had 50 co-authors and received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats. According to NOLA.com, only five of the 105 state representatives and three of the 39 senators voted against the final version of the bill.

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Source: Christian Post | MELISSA BARNHART

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