More Planned Parenthood Abortion Businesses Accept Overtly Racist Donations
by Steven Ertelt | WASHINGTON, DC | LIFENEWS.COM | 4/2/08 9:00 AM
by Steven Ertelt
April 2, 2008
Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) — A second report from a student-run magazine at UCLA finds more Planned Parenthood abortion businesses accepting overtly racist donations. After the first report showed a Planned Parenthood in Idaho accepting money from someone who wanted to reduce the number of black babies, centers in Oklahoma and New Mexico followed suit.
The Advocate magazine told LifeNews.com on Wednesday that it released another video exposing the racist attitudes at the nation’s largest abortion business.
Posing as a donor, UCLA law student James O’Keefe called facilities in Oklahoma and New Mexico and asked to make a donation specifically to be use to kill African-American unborn children.
The abortion center staff are more than happy to accommodate his request, with one Planned Parenthood employee saying, "for whatever reason, we’ll accept the money."
The magazine told LifeNews.com that Irene Gray of Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque, New Mexico took the call from O’Keefe last summer.
Gray replied in sympathetic tones, “Yes, yes, it’s a strange time for sure” to the caller’s rant about affirmative action and how he thinks there is a need for fewer black people because they compete with white Americans for admission to schools.
When asked if the organization takes donations specifically to abort black babies, another Planned Parenthood staffer from Tulsa, Susan Riggs, answered, “We can definitely designate it for an African-American.”
Lila Rose, editor of The Advocate, told LifeNews.com, “This new video demonstrates a disturbing trend of racism at Planned Parenthood."
“Planned Parenthood has no shame in accepting donations intended to purposely abort minority populations," she added.
Rose says the donations are yet another reason for federal and state governments to stop providing Planned Parenthood with taxpayer funds.
"It’s a jolting reminder that abortion is a big business, regardless of what the politicians and the special interest groups say and given that Planned Parenthood receives over $300 million in federal funding every year, it’s time Congress investigate these extremely disturbing business practices,” she explained.
Rose called on groups like the ACLU and NAACP to call Planned Parenthood on the carpet for the donations and ask them to stop promoting racism.