An African American woman who was the victim of eugenic sterilization has endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president. Elaine Riddick, who was sterilized by the State of North Carolina without her knowledge or consent after she was raped and delivered her son as a teen told Live Action News that she is endorsing Senator Ted Cruz because he values life.
Riddick, whose forcible sterilization was ordered by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina, is very outspoken on Planned Parenthood’s eugenic agenda. The organization was founded by Margaret Sanger, who pushed eugenic ideology.
“Euphemisms and sterilization target code words, for example, “feebleminded”, were used to describe Black women like me,” Riddick wrote in an Op-Ed.
“I was forcibly sterilized at the age of 14 years under North Carolina’s inhumane forced sterilization policy. A policy that was derived from Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood population control handbook, which spread across the United States by her loyal band of eugenicists and lobbying our elected officials.”
This is Riddick’s story excerpted from the film: Maafa21:
Shortly after this interview Elaine Riddick testified before the North Carolina State Legislature in a successful effort to receive compensation for the sterilization. “They cut me open like I was a hog,” Elaine Riddick testified tearfully. Riddick told the lawmakers that her only crime was being poor, BLACK, and from a bad home environment.
North Carolina was not the only state whose eugenics programs were influenced by friends of Sanger or Planned Parenthood. In some parts of the country, Planned Parenthood was closely associated with these state eugenics boards and was often a referral agency for them.
Riddick told Live Action News that any politician who supports abortion and Planned Parenthood would never get her support. This is why she has been an outspoken advocate of Ted Cruz rather than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
“I think that Ted Cruz is good because he is young and knows the suffering of people. He is about life, he is pro-life. Black people’s chances of survival with Ted Cruz is maybe 98%. But with Hillary it is about 5% because of the abortions she supports.”
Riddick is referring to the high rate of abortion within the African American community. As a victim of eugenics herself, Riddick is convinced that the Black community had been targeted with population control specifically abortion. And the data backs up those suspicions. Research shows that family planning centers and abortion facilities often set up their locations in or near minority communities. In 2011, stats published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women. According to the latest report dated November 27, 2015, in 2012, over 55% of abortions reported for race/ethnicity were performed on Black or Hispanic women. According to those stats, Black women had the highest abortion rate (27.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years) and accounted for 36.7% of abortions reported for race/ethnicity.
“Planned Parenthood’s fundamental strategy for Population Control of Black and low income women was forced sterilizations and abortions,” Riddick points out. She said that in essence “Black people are dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t” in this country. For Riddick, Blacks are either a target on the streets or a target in the womb and she believes that a person who values life in the womb, will value all life.
“In order to come out of that dilemma it is Ted Cruz all the way.”
Riddick is very critical of the Democrat Presidential Candidates as well most notably Hillary Clinton whom she says once praised Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood:
“Margaret Sanger persistently dehumanized Blacks, low-income children, the disabled, mentally ill, immigrants, and impoverished women, by classifying them as “human weeds”, “spawning… human beings who never should have been born”.”
When asked about GOP Presidential contender Donald Trump, Riddick was slightly hostile:
“Are you kidding me? He supports Planned Parenthood – bottom line. He supports taking and killing of Black lives. Anybody that supports Planned Parenthood, then, it’s not about human life. Donald Trump is definitely not pro-life. He said he’s a pro-lifer- he’s a liar. He’s not a pro-lifer if he supports Planned Parenthood.”
“Same thing with Hillary Clinton. She is lynching us in the womb,” she added.
As a Black woman, Riddick sees no other option beside Cruz, whom she said she loves because of his stand for life:
“I love Cruz because he stands for life- number one. Anybody that stands for life deserves to have the chance. He will be a protector of all lives. He is the most awesome Christian. When you stand for life you have a heart. The other people they are gutless and will slip on a dime. Talk about betrayal – they will betray you.”