Baptist Church Criticized for Sign: “Abortion the Ultimate Racism”

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 20, 2012   |   7:33PM   |   Washington, DC

A Baptist Church in South Carolina is getting criticism for a marquee out front saying, “Ultimate Racism: Abortionists Target Black Babies.” The small church is led by Pastor Patrick Dye, who is white but says he has an obligation to speak out about how the abortion industry targets black Americans.

Local television station LKTV reported on the controversy:

“I cannot be silent and just say that’s somebody else’s problem or I’m not dark enough to care about that issue. I can’t do that,” he said. “This is the crime of America.”

The pastor points to a local Planned Parenthood clinic to make his point. There is a Planned Parenthood clinic on the edge of a predominately white neighborhood in Columbia, but still within walking distance of a black neighborhood. But Dye claims the family planing agency “purposely locates in minority communities.”

“The Planned Parenthood clinic is located at the edge of a white community, but right there within walking distance of the housing project on Forest Drive and Two Notch Road,” he told the TV station.

Planned Parenthood contacted the television station saying it is targeted because it services are predominantly used by minorities and added that it “tries to provide affordable and accessible health care and because of that, has clinics in many low-income areas.”

A study released last year makes it appear the little church in South Carolina is right.



Various studies, including a 2011 Life Dynamics survey called, “Racial Targeting and Population Control,” have shown that Planned Parenthood, as well as other independent abortion facilities in America, target both African American and Hispanic communities by making sure their clinics are located in minority-dominated neighborhoods.

The Life Dynamics survey, which cross-examined zip codes of minority neighborhoods and abortion facilities, found that 83% of abortion or abortion-referring clinics are located in minority neighborhoods.