Mayor London Breed touts a program that many decry as racist and unconstitutional.
I recently reported that a California reparations committee proposed to give away over $500 billion to “descendants of slaves” in a madcap racial justice scheme that would cost more than the budget for civilization-necessary services.
But this race-based giveaway isn’t the only one in the state. A San Francisco program giving money to pregnant black women is now spreading to other parts of the state.
The Abundant Birth Project began in June 2021 to serve pregnant women with $1,000 monthly payments over 12 months to 150 people. The program is intended to “reduce the racial birth disparities by easing economic stress.”
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Department of Public Health announced a $5 million grant in state funding to expand the program in Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and Riverside counties for the next two to three years.
It will serve another 425 mothers and “other birthing parents” with funds from the California Department of Social Services, the city said.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said she hopes the program will serve as a model throughout the country to address racial birth disparities.
‘The Abundant Birth Project has proven to be successful in San Francisco and brings an innovative, equitable approach to addressing disproportionate health impacts largely among black families, which is why I committed to investing $1.5 million over the next two years to grow the program in our City and neighboring counties,’
‘This guaranteed income program helps ease some of the financial burdens that all too often keep mothers from being able to prioritize their own health and ultimately impact the health of their babies and family.’
Last year, the program also served Pacific Islander women, but it is unclear if they are included in the upcoming expansion.
It is the race-based distribution that is the most galling to many people. Comments also note the hypocrisy regarding gender identity as well.
Racists and unconstitutional.
— William Ratigan (@WilliamRatigan) December 11, 2022
Anything social welfare program that uses race as a criterion is probably open to constitutional challenge. Social programs should only be allocated by financial need.
— Carl James Grindley (@CJGrindley) December 11, 2022
Serious question 🙋♂️ Is there any type of clause in the ‘guaranteed basic income’ verbiage that prohibits abortion? If not, what prevents someone from getting pregnant to collect the income and then abort the pregnancy at 8th or 9th month?
— Blue Monkey 719 (@BlueMonkey719) December 11, 2022
If California’s politicians were really interested in protecting the health of black infants, then perhaps a reevaluation of the very expansive abortion policies would be more in order than a race-based money giveaway.
Robert Woodson Sr., Black civil right activist and founder of the Woodson Center, stated the number one killer of Black people is not the police — its abortion. Others agree with him, stating it’s not gang-violence, gun violence, heart attack, stroke, HIV, high blood pressure, or diabetes. It’s abortion — and Black women are targeted 3-5 times more than white women. Why?
One-third of all abortions occur in the Black community. According to CDC, 13.4% of the entire U.S. population is Black, yet 36.9% of all abortions are Black. The protectingblacklifeorg census states that 79% of surgical abortion clinics are located within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods.
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