The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

And Who Gave Him the Right to Decide Anyway?

Oct 20, 2003

A white man, after bringing his pregnant wife into Abington Memorial Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, demanded that no black doctors or nurses be allowed any where near her when she gave birth. The hospital acceded to his demands.

In other words, ignore the actual needs of a woman and her soon-to-be-born child. Throw medical science to the winds. Replace it with outright reactionary prejudices.

Might as well have taken her to a faith healer, for all that medical competency came into his–and the hospital’s–decision.