Connecticut Pro-Life Democrat Lawmaker Calls Out ‘Systemically Racist Abortion Industry’ at March for Life Rally

Connecticut State Representative Treneé McGee (D-West Haven) told the thousands of pro-life activists at the March for Life rally Friday that black women of the pro-life movement are actively exposing the “systemically racist abortion industry.”

McGee, who was one of 14 state House Democrats – among them 10 people of color – who voted against a bill to expand abortion rights further in Connecticut, fired up the crowd in an address that bluntly accused the abortion industry and Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, of racism.

“Your work to educate our community was not in vain,” McGee said to the first black women of the pro-life movement. “Your knowledge and insight into the systemically racist abortion industry is being exposed.”

The Connecticut Democrat lawmaker continued praising those black women pro-life activists who came before her:

Your “no” to Margaret Sanger, the day she came to your doors and told you to abort your children, will be heard around the world. The younger generation of black, Latina, indigenous, and women of color are taking our rightful place to expose the mass genocide of our children and the stain of blood across the movement that says it’s standing to protect us.

“You use us as a shield to hide your trauma and tug of war in your own community,” McGee accused the abortion industry. “You mock impoverished communities – all while putting clinics in them. You’ve told me that I can’t be black and pro-life because black women need abortions more than anyone.”

Last April, McGee rose in the State House to speak against the Connecticut bill to expand abortion, which ultimately passed. She spoke of conversations she has had with black girls over the years about abortion.

“They were taught about abortion as a birth control method,” the Democrat said. “They were taught that at any point in time, when they were 13 or 12 or 15, they could go to a Planned Parenthood and receive an abortion without their parents knowing.”

McGee added at the time:

I want to speak to the history of this industry and why I think it’s destructive to my community. Black women make up 14% of child-bearing populations yet obtained 36.2% of all reported abortions. Black women have the highest abortion ratio in the country – 474 abortions per 1,000 live births.

During her address at the March for Life rally, the lawmaker continued to expose the abortion industry.

“You tell us that we are disproportionately impacted, never giving us our due proportions from the start,” she asserted, adding:

You have pocketed off the fear and pain of women and minors who don’t feel fit to parent. You’ve handed minors abortion pills and silence, and told them not to tell their parents. The aches and pains of … trafficking and fear mongering has made you rich.

McGee drew the contrast of her message today for all pro-life black women.

“I stand here today, and I proclaim life,” she asserted. “I proclaim that future generations will live and not die. They will be seen as enough to live. I stand in place of the pro-life black women across the globe who are suffering in silence. We resist the evil strategy to pluck us out like weeds.”

The Connecticut representative called for unity in the pro-life movement:

The time is today and let it be forevermore that we resolve in our hearts that we are different, and yet the same, we bleed the same. Let us not use talking points to justify our arguments, but be effective listeners and create whole life – from the womb to the tomb – solutions. May we make room to hear black women speak and believe them in this movement!

“Let us understand that we must march hand in hand, that we must march together,” McGee proclaimed. “Because, in unity, there is strength. So, we must deal with our emotional prejudices and the things that we are committed to in order to not only protect life, but sustain life.”

“Because we are gonna be different,” she concluded. “We’re not only pro- life, but we care about moms too. We care about families; we care about education. Pro-life for the whole life!”

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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Treneé McGee” by State Representative Treneé McGee. Background Photo “March for Life” by March For Life.




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3 Thoughts to “Connecticut Pro-Life Democrat Lawmaker Calls Out ‘Systemically Racist Abortion Industry’ at March for Life Rally”

  1. Bill Powell

    Pretty woman… too pretty to be a Democrat. I expect she’ll see the light and switch sides one day. Many Dems just don’t know what the Party is about.

  2. Democrat Armageddon

    I believe they call it Eugenics.

  3. Dave G

    I’m loving that folks are “waking” up to some truths that have been hidden for years. Truth is, abortion clinics were started by a racist, Democrat, white woman.

    She wasn’t doing anyone any favors, she did not want black folks to grow in numbers so she set up abortion clinics to kill the unborn under the guise of woman’s health and planned parenting. Kind of a misnomer , planned parenthood.

    I wish the folks in all black communities would wake up and be “woke” about what is really going on and quit believing in the lies you’ve been told.

    Really, I find it odd that a Democrat would ever come out spouting truth, it’s not like them. I’d be careful about that folks, what’s up with that. And just cuz they black, don’t mean, they telling you the truth.