One doctor, Edward Allred, who runs a chain of abortion clinics (learn more about him and his clinics here) has been quoted expressing some racist views about his Hispanic and African American patients:
“Population control is too important to be stopped by some right wing pro-life types. Take the new influx of Hispanic immigrants. Their lack of respect for democracy and social order is frightening. I hope I can do something to stem that tide; I’d set up a clinic in Mexico for free if I could … When a sullen black woman of 17 or 18 can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us, it’s time to stop. In parts of South Los Angeles, having babies for welfare is the only industry these people have.”
It is easy to imagine that this disdain may influence the quality of care that minority patients receive at his facilities.
“Doctor’s Abortion Business Is Lucrative,” San Diego Union, 12 October 1980, at B-1, col. 1.Share on Facebook