Alabama Legislator: Whites Would Make Daughters Abort Mixed-Race Baby
In a debate on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives, Alabama Democrat Alvin Holmes claimed that white parents would force their daughters to have an abortion if their daughters got impregnated by a black man.
Possible new regulations on abortions in the Yellowhammer State would deny abortions to women whose pregnancies had advanced far enough for the fetus to have developed a fetal heartbeat, which usually occurs at about six weeks into a pregnancy.
The proposed law, sponsored by Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R-Indian Springs), would hold that an abortion is legal in cases of prenatal anomalies or threat of stillbirth, but not in cases of rape or incest.
Flavoring her words with race issues during the debate of the bill, Rep. McClurkin compared her efforts to Brown v. Board of Education and said she hoped that the Roe v. Wade national abortion law could eventually be overturned.
In response, Rep. Holmes made the extreme claim that white people would be in favor of aborting mixed-race babies.
"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."
Despite Holmes' extremely hateful comment, the Alabama House passed the bill.
This is the same Alvin Holmes who recently called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" because he married a white woman. Holmes later refused to back down from the attack.
Holmes' broadside against Justice Thomas prompted Breitbart's own David Webb to note that the Representative clearly doesn't understand the lessons taught by the famed Civil War era novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
"Anyone with an honest thought process would see that [the name 'Uncle Tom'] is not an insult," Webb said, "just used as one by bigots."
In fact, in the famed book that President Abraham Lincoln quipped "caused the Civil War," the Uncle Tom character was a hero who bravely withstood the attacks and the oppression of the slave power, rising above it all with aplomb and graciousness.