A new investigation by PBS’s “Frontline” highlighted the genocide of abortion in the black community and the work that pro-lifers are doing to protect unborn black lives.
Though PBS typically is biased toward abortion, the Rev. Clenard H. Childress said he was pleasantly surprised that the report was fair and balanced, the Jacksonville Free Press reports.
Childress, who was featured extensively in the report, is the assistant national director of LEARN, the largest African-American evangelical pro-life organization in the United States.
The program “Anti-abortion Crusaders: Inside the African-American Abortion Battle” aired in December. It centered around the key message of black pro-life advocates: “The most dangerous place for an African-American child is in the womb.” People can watch it online here.
The abortion rate is disproportionately high in the black American community. Even though black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, 35 percent of the babies killed in abortions are black, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The black genocide of abortion is disturbingly evident in New York City, where state data shows more black babies are aborted than are born.
Many believe that Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities target black women for abortions. One analysis found that the abortion chain placed 79 percent of its abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.
“Planned Parenthood has taken it far beyond what the Klu Klux Klan thought they could possibly take it,” Childress said on the program. “How do you calm down over genocide?
“We need more African-Americans informed on the best kept secret in America; that is black genocide via the targeting of African Americans by the abortion industry,” he continued.
PBS gave abortion activists their say on the issue as well.
The Daily Caller reports more about the program:
Others like reproductive rights historian, Cynthia Greenlee, who studies abortion as it affects African-Americans doesn’t think black people are being targeted for abortion more so than whites.
“It’s a potent argument because the history of medical racism is real,” Greeleee states in the video, noting the history of sterilization abuse. She says, however, the same was being done in white communities and that Sanger did not intend to target the black community.
“It’s not about the numbers but about how far those ideas have traveled in American society,” she said.
A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman dismissed black pro-life advocates’ concerns completely, saying they are “fixated on shaming black women and controlling the bodies of black women.”
Childress told the Jacksonville Free Press that he was hesitant about the interview at first because of the liberal media bias.
“Much of the reporting of the issue of abortion in the Black community has always produced censorship and extreme bias, but I must say this report was pretty objective,” he said. “PBS is far from a conservative source and normally has a left leaning political slant but this was well towards the middle and I appreciate that.”
PBS initially allowed comments about the program on its website, but later closed the comments section.
“Still I wonder why they won’t allow comments any more,” Childress said. “I guess they didn’t like the anti-abortion comments they were getting.”