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When ‘Black Lives Matter’ Is Invoked in the Abortion Debate

posted on July 12, 2019

John Eligon of The New York Times reports, “In many black communities, the abortion debate is inextricably tied to race in ways that white communities seldom confront.” Some African American pastors and congregants embrace a religiously conservative view that abortion is wrong, Eligon writes, “But having seen firsthand how their communities have been hurt by high incarceration rates, economic disinvestment and a lack of educational opportunities, some have a hard time embracing what they see as one-size-fits-all abortion bans.”

Read at The New York Times