I spotted this harebrained quote in today’s Feministing, by Jersey Garcia, of Miami International Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy:
As the granddaughter of a poor, illiterate black woman living in a rural village in Dominican Republic, I know first hand what it is to not have choices or the resources to exercise our intrinsic right to sexual and reproductive health. My grandmother had 22 pregnancies, three miscarriages and two of her children did not reach the age of five. She never received prenatal care or contraceptives – and she never received information about her body or reproductive health.
And how exactly does Garcia know this firsthand? Because she’s here? Is she wishing her own parent had been aborted? Is she using herself as an example that progeny of poor, illiterate black women remain equally ignorant?
[Photo courtesy of Feministing]