Is it racist to point out that abortion hurts blacks disproportionately? I find it amusing that the Washington Independent even considers it necessary to defend Trent Franks (R, Az) against charges of racism for noting the eugenic effect of abortion on American blacks. Mike Starks interviews Franks says, “I don’t think he sees the racism (or paternalism) in what he’s saying.” That’s probably because there is no racism or paternalism in wanting to protect unborn black babies from death by abortion. To be fair, I don’t think Starks and other abortion advocates sees the racist effect in what they support.