WashPost: Abortion Bans Hurt Historically Black Colleges

There’s an old joke about lefty media bias, told through imagined headlines on the front page of The New York Times

Asteroid heading towards Earth Planet Doomed Women, Minorities Hardest Hit

The sad truth is that left-wing outlets continue to insist on proving the truth. One example is The Washington Post on July 20 published an article complaining that the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. WadeIt’s a big problem in historically black universities and colleges (HBCUs). Really.

See, “Nearly three-quarters of HBCUs recognized by the Department of Education are in states that have banned or mostly banned abortions,” according to Postie Lauren Lumpkin. “Those 72 schools enroll more than 166,000 students. 

So HBCU coeds are “disproportionately losing their right to reproductive health, students at those schools say.”

That’s Postie Speak for losing their ability to off inconvenient offspring. “Many students are afraid of what could happen to themselves or others if they end up with an unwanted pregnancy,” Lumpkin says. 

Do black college students have a unique problem managing their lives and avoiding abortion? If so, their HBCUs – not to mention their families – are failing them. Lumpkin talked to women who believe this to be true. 

In fact, she spoke to two women who couldn’t seem to figure out how to get contraceptives – in a major American city.

Marissa Pittman (a 20-year-old rising junior who is also the student body president at Dillard University) said that students want access to contraceptives for their future.

It’s not just Dillard. 

At Xavier Catholic School in New Orleans abortion and reproductive healthcare are rarely discussed publicly. [public health major Nina Giddens] added. The university’s health center offers testing for sexually transmitted infections, according to its website, but Giddens said condoms and other contraceptives are more difficult to come by. A spokeswoman for the university confirmed that condoms and other contraceptives are not available in its health center. 

There’s a condom dispenser or three in every restroom of every bar in New Orleans. It’s rumored the city even has drug stores. If these kids can’t figure out how to access them, their degrees aren’t going to be much help to them anyway. 

Related: GA Federal Court Rules ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Can Come Into Effect

Lumpkin never thinks of that, as his only concern is to help the cause of abortion with some racial special pleading.

“I believe everyone should have a right to make decisions about their bodies,” [Dillard student Kalaya]Sibley stated. “Knowing that people who look like me, and even just women in general, have to experience these roadblocks … is defeating.”

Do you know what is even more devastating? Believing that “people who look like me,” can’t get through their lives without having the ability to take away someone else’s.

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