Martin Luther King’s Niece to Starbucks: If You Really Oppose Racism, Oppose Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 30, 2018   |   10:51AM   |   Washington, DC

The niece of Martin Luther King Jr. is challenging Starbucks, the coffee chain which is undertaking a new campaign to combat racism. King’s niece Alveda King says that if Starbucks really wants to take on racism it should oppose the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which has been proven to locate its abortion clinics and minority neighborhoods to Target black babies in abortions.

Alveda King argued in a Tuesday op-ed published by the Washington Examiner:

“It’s time for corporations like Starbucks that claim to care about “racial-bias” to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s house of horrors, which has taken precious lives away from minority communities and from society at large,” King wrote.

“I often say that abortion is the civil rights issue of our time,” the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn wrote. “Abortion mills like Planned Parenthood didn’t become prevalent in the lives of pregnant African-American women by happenstance. Planned Parenthood’s business model was specifically engineered to target them.”

“Starbucks, if you’re really serious about eliminating racism, you will acknowledge that black people, and indeed all human beings, are of one blood and one human race, born and unborn. Racism and abortion are crimes against humanity,” King added.

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LifeNews has previously reported about studies showing that abortion clinics are predominantly located in minority neighborhoods, specifically targeting Black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black and Latino neighborhoods.

Abortions hurt every race and culture, but black Americans have a disproportionately high number of abortions compared to other racial groups. According to census data, African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but have about 30 percent of the abortions.

African-American teenage abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average. The African American abortion rate is 41 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, according to the study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute. The national average abortion rate is 18 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19.