Planned Parenthood opened a new abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee this month to target Spanish-speaking women and their unborn babies.
The abortion chain has a history of targeting minorities for abortions. A survey of their surgical abortion facilities in 2010 found that 79 percent are located within walking distance of African American or Latino neighborhoods.
Officials from the Memphis Planned Parenthood even told the Memphis Business Journal that “better serv[ing] the city’s growing Spanish-speaking population” is one of their goals for the new abortion facility.
“We know that our services will be more and more vital to women and families across the Mid-South in the years ahead, and we are so grateful to be able to accommodate them here,” said Ashley Coffield, president of the abortion group’s Tennessee branch. “With our community’s phenomenal support, we are growing to meet that need.”
The new abortion facility is Planned Parenthood’s second location in Memphis. It opened May 1.
Planned Parenthood spent $2.7 million to renovate and open the new abortion clinic; and it expects to reach about 7,000 additional patients there, according to the report.
ColorLines reports the abortion facility is located next to an Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) office, and some abortion activists are upset that the proximity could make undocumented immigrants afraid to visit Planned Parenthood.
The pro-abortion blog Rewire reports:
“A Planned Parenthood Federation of America spokesperson told Rewire that when looking to open new locations, Planned Parenthood works with local affiliates to evaluate underserved areas. The process for the Memphis clinic was no different. The spokesperson said the location had been in the works “for a while” and that Planned Parenthood was aware of the proximity to ICE, but purchased the building with the understanding that the ICE office would relocate.”
The ICE office has not relocated at this time.
Many pro-life advocates believe Planned Parenthood’s targeting of racial minorities goes all the way back to its founder, Margaret Sanger. Well known for promoting eugenics, Sanger described immigrants, the poor, minorities, those with disabilities and others in dehumanizing ways. In her writings, she called them “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
In 2015, The Washington Examiner reported that statistics prove the abortion industry receives significant income from African American women because they tend to have more abortions than Caucasian women.
According to the report: “Thirty out of every 1,000 black women obtained an abortion in 2011 … That rate is nearly triple that of white women and double that of Hispanic women. While about 13 percent of Americans are black, more than one-third of all abortions are administered to black women.”
Research by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute similarly found that abortion rates are disproportionately high among black and Latino women.
Also in 2015, a series of undercover videos exposed the Planned Parenthood abortion chain willing to accept donations specifically for aborting minorities.