Major Pro-Life Advocate Shunned as She Reveals Her White Supremacist Views
Kristen Hatten was once a figure growing in prominence in the pro-life movement. Now, she's facing resistance from even many of her own allies as she has descended into the depths of alt-right ideology and embraced contemporary white supremacy, Laura Bassett of the Huffington Post reported.
Hatten's descent reveals some of the fomenting tensions with the American right-wing that first became visible with the rise of President Donald Trump. The pro-life advocate was not a fan of Trump himself during the 2016 election, but since his win, she has found herself more aligned with some of his "alt-right supporters." She now calls herself an "ethnonationalist," the Post reports, and she believes that the United States should be a "homeland" for white people.
While she denies that she's a "white supremacist," the vision of the U.S. as a white ethno-state necessarily involves the widespread abduction and expulsion of millions of people of color — a brutal and vicious idea that, in practice, would surely be nothing short of ethnic cleansing.
"I suppose by today's standard I am 'racist,'" she wrote in a now-deleted Facebook screengrabbed by the Post. "But that word doesn't really scare me."
The Dallas Morning News, where Hatten had been a contributor, told the Post that it will no longer publish her writing in light of her views. She was also forced out of the New Wave Feminists, a pro-life group, because of her racism, the Post reports.
But as Bassett notes, the problem of white supremacy on the right is not confined to Hatten. White supremacists have been drawn to central conservative organizations such as the March for Life and the Family Research Council. This problem is unlikely to go away any time soon.