African-American Pro-Life Advocate Questions Black Leaders on Abortion Racism

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 3, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 3
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — With national attention focused on a new investigative report from a magazine produced by UCLA students about Planned Parenthood and racism, a leading African-American pro-life advocate wonders why top black leaders haven’t responded. The report found several Planned Parenthood affiliates accepting "racist" donations.

The Advocate magazine called Planned Parenthood centers in several states and found officials supportive of abortions on black Americans.

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.

An Idaho Planned Parenthood official called the position "understandable" and indicated she was excited to process his donation while an Ohio abortion business official told the donor that Planned Parenthood "will accept the money for whatever reason."

On Monday, Day Gardner, the president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, told that she’s upset that Planned Parenthood, is willing "to take money specifically earmarked to kill black children."

"So, where are the brothers of blackness? Where are the self described ‘civil rights leaders’ who are quick to jump on anything and everything even remotely racist?" Gardner asked.

She called on Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to denounce the donations.

Gardner said she thinks they have been silent because "they are afraid to bite the hand that feeds them" because Planned Parenthood receives millions annually in government funding and provides millions more in support of pro-abortion candidates.

"So why don’t we hear from Obama and those other guys? You get the picture. It’s obvious–and because it is so obvious, it would be funny–if it wasn’t so tragic," Gardner concluded. "Ahh. The sound of silence."