Black pro-life leaders are telling the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to get out of their neighborhoods and stop targeting black women and unborn babies.
The National Black Pro-life Coalition recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the abortion chain of decades of racial discrimination, One News Now reports.
Planned Parenthood itself recently admitted that its founder, Margaret Sanger, held eugenics beliefs “rooted in racism, ableism and classism” and removed her name from its New York City facility. Hundreds of Planned Parenthood employees also accused its leaders of racism earlier this year.
Lori Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation said the abortion chain needs to do more than just disavow its founder.
“Get out of our neighborhoods, shut down, because the acknowledgment is too little too late,” Hoye said in a statement. “Over 104 years of targeting black and other women of color cannot be erased by the present-day acknowledgment of their racist roots. Get out now!”
Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.
A recent study by Life Issues Institute found that 86 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in or near African American and Latino neighborhoods.
Black pro-life leaders said it’s time for HHS to investigate the abortion chain for racial discrimination.
“Where can members of the black community turn for justice to end systemic racism if not to the entities funding it?” Connie Eller of Missouri Blacks for Life said. “Planned Parenthood receives more than a half billion dollars annually from our government. They have used that money to carry out their eugenic scheme of population control, and it is time for it to stop.”
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition urged HHS to act quickly and stop the abortion industry from targeting more babies and mothers for abortions.
“The tangled, vicious and deceptive web Planned Parenthood has deeply embedded in the fabric of the black community must be torn down now if blacks are truly to experience a great America,” it said in a statement. “The National Black Pro-Life Coalition prays HHS will move swiftly to end the targeting.”
The coalition estimates about 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted since 1973 in the U.S.
Planned Parenthood has a long history of discrimination, beginning with its founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger helped to lead the eugenics movement, frequently promoting discrimination through her writing and speaking, including in a speech to the KKK in 1926.
In her book “Pivot of Civilization,” Sanger described certain groups of human beings as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning … human beings who never should have been born.”
She also wrote about getting rid of people with diseases and disabilities through sterilization and segregation, describing these “morons” as “a dead weight of human waste.” And in a 1939 letter to a friend, she wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
Though Planned Parenthood is trying to distance itself from Sanger’s racism, its leaders have no hesitation to say publicly that “EVERY reason to have an abortion is a valid reason,” including for sex-selection, race and disabilities like Down syndrome.
Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar abortion chain that kills more unborn babies in abortions than any other group in the U.S. Last year, it reported more than 345,000 abortions, a record number, while providing fewer actual health care services and seeing fewer patients.