A video featuring Nancy Giles of CBS is making the round this afternoon because it has her attacking white, pro-life Americans claiming they oppose abortion on racist grounds.
During the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Saturday on MSNBC Giles said white Americans “trying to eliminate all these abortions” “to build up the race.”
The full quote, per Newsbusters: “It’s been weird to watch white people report on this. You know when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers. I thought, ‘Maybe that’s why they’re trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They’re trying to build up the race.”
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Giles’ comments are off base in part because the opposite of her conclusion is true as black women are three times more likely to obtain an abortion than White women.
Life Issues Institute’s recent analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data shows that Planned Parenthood continues to strategically place the majority of their surgical abortion facilities in locations that target Black Americans for abortion. This analysis shows that 62% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are within walking distance (2 miles) of relatively high African American populations. In 2005, Life Dynamics was the first to use Census 2000 data to document Planned Parenthood’s placement near minority neighborhoods; this updated research uses the newest census data to thoroughly examine the neighborhoods around their abortion facilities.