Black pro-life advocate Elizabeth Parker believes the inherent racism within the abortion industry has turned abortion into the civil rights issue of today.
In an interview with Breitbart News, Parker described how Planned Parenthood was founded on eugenic discrimination and how it continues to target the black community today. Parker is the regional coordinator for Students for Life at Mississippi Valley State University.
“At the end of the day, the Civil Rights movement is still very much alive, because we have to fight for this when it should just be a basic human right,” she said.
She said she works to expose Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s life-long dedication to eugenics on college campuses in her area.
“I was able to give some history [about] how and why Planned Parenthood was started, [and] why Margaret Sanger started the eugenics movement,” Parker said. “She literally sterilized people. … Margaret Sanger literally started a movement to decrease the black population, to decrease the ‘unwanted’ and the ‘undesirables,’ whether that be low-income or the mentally disabled, but very specifically the black community because we were growing at a rapid rate.”
She said abortion has become a sort of modern-day lynching.
“… it almost feels like they found a new way to begin to lynch us, and I know that sounds pretty harsh, but it’s the truth,” Parker continued. “So they don’t have to hold the noose anymore, they have fooled the minority community into literally taking the use and almost using it on themselves by walking into that clinic and paying for these procedures, these abortions.”
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Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, places most of its abortion facilities in minority neighborhoods where families are struggling. Parker said it sells abortion as the answer to their struggles, but killing unborn babies is not a solution.
“After they’ve had abortions, how have you helped them?” she questioned Planned Parenthood. “How is that helping them? Are they any better off? Have you helped them with their poverty issues? Are you helping finish school or medically?
“Are you helping them or just taking their money and killing their children? And the answer is yes, they’re taking their money and killing their children. The help that allegedly comes that they say they’re providing is not being provided,” she continued.
While abortions hurt every race and culture, 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 a study conducted by the Guttmacher Institute. The national average abortion rate is 18 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19.
Parker said the civil rights movement must fight abortion as it has other injustices against minorities.
“As we fight to bring truth, then there is a fight to now enact and see that the civil rights of not just those that are here are protected and acted, but those who are on their way to being here, those are yet to come, and the pre-born. It’s very much still a Civil Rights movement going on,” she said.