79% of Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Target Blacks, Hispanics
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 10/16/12 1:31 PM
As Planned Parenthood marks its 96th anniversary today, new research shows the abortion business targets blacks and Hispanics by putting 79% of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods.
New research released by Protecting Black Life (an outreach of Life Issues Institute) reveals that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic/Latino communities.
The group has a new map (http://www.protectingblacklife.org/pp_targets/) which serves as a powerful visual — illustrating in full color on a website portal integrated with Google Maps functionality just how Planned Parenthood targets minorities. This interactive site gives viewers an up close and personal look at just how close these facilities are to their neighborhoods.
The claim that Planned Parenthood is targeting minorities is not new but the research is new, as it relies on verifiable statistics from 2010 Census Data tracts. Census tracts are a means for measuring demographic data about a geographic area, designed to reflect homogeneous characteristics like race, income level and home values. It focuses only on Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods, rather than looking at a larger geographical area, such as zip code.
“Minority communities are the #1 targets of Planned Parenthood,” says Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Protecting Black Life and a founding member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition. “It’s no wonder abortion remains the leading cause of death among African Americans, higher than all other causes combined. Getting this information to as many people as possible is not only critical, it’s a matter of life and death for countless babies and oft times even their mothers.”
Bradley Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues Institute, added, “This solid evidence is overwhelmingly convincing that Planned Parenthood’s business model is to generate income from an increased number of abortions in minority neighborhoods.”
The groups add: “These census results clearly show that Planned Parenthood continues to pursue the eugenics philosophy of its founder, Margaret Sanger, who believed that Blacks and the poor were “unfit” to reproduce. She dedicated her life to controlling the population of these “undesirables” by advancing birth control and sterilization in their neighborhoods. Later, the legalization of abortion gave Planned Parenthood an effective and lucrative means for furthering this eugenics agenda. Although Planned Parenthood denies it, these maps show conclusively that they continue to target minorities for abortion.”
Abortion statistics validate the claim that Planned Parenthood targets minorities.
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According to the National Vital Statistics Report from June 2012, African American women experience an average of 1.6 times more pregnancies than white women, but have 5 times more abortions over their lifetime. Hispanic/Latina women experience an average of 1.5 times more pregnancies than white women, and have 2.3 times as many abortions over their lifetime. (Source: National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 60, No. 7, June 20, 2012, Page 6, Figure 7. Accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_07.pdf)
In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, Planned Parenthood’s annual report shows it earned an estimated $154 million from the 329,445 abortions performed. An estimated 40% of those aborted were minority babies.
In 2011, a Life Dynamics study, which used data from the 2000 Census, came to the same conclusion. Life Dynamics analyzed the zip code area where the Planned Parenthood facility was located and compared its minority population to that of the state.