Mi Causa, Su Causa: a Latina Looks at the N.Y. Times Abortion Debate by Izzy Lyman 1 Mar 2010 post a comment Share This: Caramba! This phrase, in the New York Times article, about pro-life advocates encouraging greater black participation in the right-to-life cause and taking on the legacy of Margaret Sanger, got my attention: “ … the anti-abortion movement, long viewed as almost exclusively white and Republican … ” Viewed by whom? The mostly melanin-challenged, liberal editorial board of the New York Times? Yeah, right. First, two words to all of you icky white, colorblind Republicans who have been déclassé enough to take a stand against the assassination of voiceless unborn children throughout the years: Thank you. You are doing the Lord’s work. Keep it up! Second, Latinos are eager to add some spice to this just cause. Polls consistently show that a majority of Hispanic voters (full disclosure: my mami and papi are Central American) describe themselves as “pro-life.” A Pew Hispanic Center survey reports that while 57% of Hispanics believe abortion should be “illegal,” the number rockets to 77% when the Hispanics describe themselves as “evangelical.” Meanwhile, one Zogby International poll revealed that: Hispanics support a pro-life position by a 78-21 percent margin. These are no small details, not just because the Times wants to unfairly stereotype opponents of abortion, but because Planned Parenthood En Espanol has also been aggressively targeting Latinas, particularly low-income ones, to partake of their, er, ‘services.’ Just look at all the sleazy ads in this popular Spanish-language newspaper, based in New York City, for ‘abortos.’ Ugh. In 2008, the Mexican actor Eduardo Verástegui, star of the life-affirming movie Bella (which was feted by the Mexican Embassy), blew the whistle on such devilish schemes to exterminate Latino and Latina “bebes” in this ad he starred in: [youtube 9GDSNYnnjmE nolink] Gracias, Eduardo. Latino candidates who are passionate pro-life advocates, like Marco Rubio, who is a Cuban-American, seem to have the mo’ during this important election year. In global news, Costa Rica, a staunch ally of the United States, just elected its first woman president - a committed pro-lifer named Laura Chinchilla. Abortion is a battle of epic proportions. At stake are not only the lives of millions of innocents, but national policy that can and will affect generations to come if we let the other side do all the talking. So, don’t let accusations of racism, by the ideologically undiverse New York Times, ever silence you. To paraphrase Dan Quayle. wearing their scorn is indeed a badge of honor. In the end, we all have to give an accounting to the good Lord for how we lived. And He, amigos and amigas, is the toughest editor of them all.