(Pamela Cosel, Headline USA) Did U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen really mean it when she said that abortion for “low-income” black women was justified because without access to it, the country’s economy suffers? Yes, she did.
Yellen’s comments, delivered during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, came under fire for sounding like a throwback to the days of slavery, when black women were needed to work the fields at the orders of the white slave owner, so that their owners could make money.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., didn’t let the treasury secretary’s opining go unchallenged.
“Did you say that ending the life of a child is good for the labor force participation rate?” Scott asked.
When Yellen explained that abortions were necessary so women could “finish school” in order to increase their earnings, creating a “satisfying life for themselves,” Scott delivered an emotionally blistering response.
“For a guy who was raised by a single mom who worked long hours to keep us out of poverty,” Scott started, then paused briefly before continuing.
“I think people can disagree on the issue of being pro-life or pro-abortion, but in the end I think framing it in the context of labor force participation is, it just feels callous to me,” Scott said.
Yellen tried again to explain why killing unborn babies was critical to the economy.
“I’ll just simply say that as a guy raised by a black woman in abject poverty, I am thankful to be here as a United States senator,” Scott said.
Unbelievable. This is how they see us. https://t.co/LpKr1GmV8J
— Lawrence Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) May 11, 2022
Scott’s personal testimony destroyed Yellen’s false belief that a woman, regardless of color, cannot become a mother and at the same time have a successful career. Or that their children would contribute to the economy.
The stark contrast did not go unnoticed.
Yellen was guilty of “perpetuating the false choice between motherhood & education/career,” tweeted Kentucky state senator Whitney Westerfield.
“People argue women can’t have both. Why can’t we work to make education/jobs complement motherhood instead of compete with it?”
WMAL radio host Larry O’Connor was more succinct.
Nothing better than a multi-millionaire old white woman lecturing a black man about how his mother was a loser because she let him be born. https://t.co/meZZJzGBFN
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) May 10, 2022
From Yellen’s comment it appeared that she “is a eugenicist just like Margaret Sanger,” tweeted Media Research Center VP of Free Speech America and Business Dan Gainor.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, believed in similar eugenics as Adolph Hitler when she started her business of culling the population of undesirables who couldn’t contribute to society.
Headline USA’s Mark Pellin contributed to this report