Student Magazine Says Planned Parenthood Probe Finds Abortion Racism

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 27, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
February 27
, 2008

Los Angeles, CA ( — A magazine published by pro-life students at UCLA has conducted a probe into whether or not Planned Parenthood still harbors some of the racist policies it has been accused of promoting since its founding. The Advocate called Planned Parenthood centers in several states and found officials supportive of abortions on black Americans.

On Tuesday, the magazine released phone recordings of Planned Parenthood staffers approving a donor’s racist agenda.

The magazine conducted a probe in seven states to find out how the staff members would react to a racist donor who wanted his donation used to promote abortions on African Americans. The magazine said it was shocked by the results.

An actor, posing as a racist donor, called Planned Parenthood development centers and asked that his donation be used to abort African American babies in order to "lower the number of black people."

"Each branch agreed to process the racially earmarked donation, with some encouraging the racist motive behind it," the Advocate editors told "None expressed concern about the racist reasoning for the donation."

The magazine says the caller told Idaho Planned Parenthood that "the less black kids out there the better."

IPP Director of Development Autumn Kersey called his position "understandable" and indicated she was excited to process his donation.

The magazine said an Ohio Planned Parenthood representative, Lisa Hutton, told the donor that Planned Parenthood "will accept the money for whatever reason."

UCLA senior Jose Manaiza, a 2007 nominee for the UCLA Student of The Year award and winner of the 2007 UCLA Chancellor’s Service Award, is outraged by the news and called on the university to end its ties with Planned Parenthood.

He told he hopes fellow African American students and the entire UCLA student body will "commit to this new era of the Civil Rights Movement and fight any type of racism from Planned Parenthood."

UCLA students have spoken with Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Janina Montero, who has so far declined to comment on the investigation the magazine conducted.