According to USA Today the Democratic Party attempted to pass a slew of amendments to Ohio Senate Bill 23, which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Most of them were pretty typical things that the Democratic Party proposes whenever discussing abortion laws, but one of them stood out to me as unusual:
On Wednesday, Democrats offered a slew of amendments to offer an exemption for rape and incest, eliminate the statute of limitations on rape, prevent taxpayers from paying the legal bill for the imminent court battle and exempt African-American women from the abortion ban and even require DNA from all men to ensure child support is paid.
At first glance (and likely showing my own political leanings), it appears as though the Democratic Party proposed an amendment saying it is okay for African-American fetuses to be aborted, but not for fetuses of other ethnicities. This sounds similar to racial eugenics platforms of the past (which I don't believe the modern Democratic Party has endorsed). So I'm guessing that there is an alternative explanation, but I'm confused about what it is. Poverty with race as a proxy, maybe?
What is the rationale for Democrats attempting to exempt African-Americans from this Ohio abortion ban?