Black Pastors Protest Planned Parenthood: “It Undermines the Morals of Our Community”

State   |   Conor Beck   |   Feb 29, 2016   |   4:33PM   |   Louisville, KY

A pro-life group in Kentucky is working with a group of African-American pastors to protest Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices this week.

The initiative follows Gov. Matt Bevin suing a new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Louisville for allegedly performing 23 illegal abortions without a license from Dec. 3 to Jan. 28, LifeNews reported. The Courier-Journal reports the abortion clinic stopped doing abortions after Bevin’s office sent a “cease and desist” order at the end of January.

Angela Minter, the head of Sisters for Life, a mostly black pro-life group, told WLKY news that they will join the pastors to protest the abortion clinic.

“Abortion undermines our community, and it undermines the morals of our community,” Minter said. “But in addition to that, having abortions in our community also has had a disproportionate havoc on the black community.”

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LifeNews has previously reported on this phenomenon, with evidence that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located in minority neighborhoods.

Bradley Mattes of Life Issues Institute said, “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.”

Further evidence can be seen in New York City where more black babies are aborted than are born alive.

Minter said, “Abortion has become black genocide in this country,” in support of Bevin’s lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, from the Courier Journal. “Do we want Planned Parenthood out of the neighborhood? Yes! There are other organizations that provide help that don’t kill babies.”

Sisters for Life is located in Louisville, Kentucky, where the abortion clinic also is located. The group’s website can be found here. The group is planning its first forum on the issue Wednesday, according to the report.

Gov. Bevin’s lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood tried to rush its abortion license application through former pro-abortion Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration before pro-life Gov. Bevin took over. The suit also accuses Beshear’s former Inspector General Maryellen Mynear of trying to aid Planned Parenthood in a “scheme to accelerate the licensure process.”

Though the abortion group is now claiming it had permission from the state to do abortions, it had appeared to be hiding its abortion practices. Planned Parenthood spokesperson Maureen Manier told Business First that the new clinic opted to not publicize that it was doing abortions yet, but her excuse was that the facility wanted to avoid putting patients and staff at risk.

Planned Parenthood is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit.