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Quote of the moment: A Latina blogger's take on "anchor babies"


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A baby at a May Day rally in downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2010

From a powerful and angry post on VivirLatino that is making the re-tweet rounds, the opinion of blogger Maegan "la Mamita Mala" Ortiz on the 14th Amendment/birthright citizenship/"anchor babies" discussion:
"...our wombs are worded as weapons of mass destruction and our beautiful babies as objects stuck into the earth to keep us here...this comes down to where ethnicity and gender meet. That now Latina mujer = anchor baby factory."

Here is the entire post, published last week.