Claiming that abortion is a racially motivated procedure is nothing new in anti-abortion circles. But sending out fliers with nooses? That’s definitely further than the anti-choice used to go.
Via CBS New York:
It has become the talk among African American students at the prestigious Princeton Theological Seminary — racially charged flyers and postings. All of it is apparently anti-abortion literature.
Among the flyers was one that displayed a noose and another with the words “in the new klan lynching is for amateurs.”
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“I was shocked and appalled that someone would place something like that up at this particular institution,” seminary student Maurice Stinnett told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis.
“There was a lot of devastation for me, psychological damage, injury, because I saw this as social bullying,” student Shirley Thomas said.
Student leaders at the seminary, which neighbors Princeton University but is not directly affiliated, said the flyers first appeared on campus last November then reappeared in February for Black History Month.
The flyers originate from various sources, pointing out the number of African American deaths by abortion.
Citing abortion as some sort of attempt at eugenics has been a long favored tactic of the anti-abortion activists. But an escalation of the number of groups that have been pushing the meme has been increasing over the last few years. Now, even more sadly, it looks like the rhetoric of the campaigns themselves are getting more intense as well.
Interestingly enough, although the fliers are reported to come from “various sources,” there does not appear to be a group actually claiming them. A google search for the phrase “in the new klan lynching is for amateurs” brings up no organizations.