Nothing could be more hypocritical than this tweet by Planned Parenthood in support of Black Lives Matter in Charlotte, North Carolina:
Planned Parenthood is one of the greatest perpetrators of violence against African Americans in this country. It’s founded on racism, perpetuates racism, and kills more than 850 African Americans every day.
Black people make up about 13 percent of the population, yet comprise 37 percent of all abortions. Black women are 4.8 times more likely to have an abortion than white women are. Approximately 78 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clinics are in minority communities, and black babies are three times more likely to be killed from an abortion than white babies.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise since Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was an actual racist who wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Abortion was a tool to bring about a white supremacist agenda.
In an undercover investigation, Live Action found this racist agenda is alive and well at Planned Parenthood today.
Live Action investigated the financial dealings of Planned Parenthood and made some shocking discoveries about the clinic-owning ‘nonprofit.’ We obtained the information by having an actor call clinics across the country and pose as a donor. The actor communicated to the Planned Parenthood representative a very racist agenda—the one that Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, had envisioned. He then asked to donate money specifically for the abortions of African-American babies in order to ‘lower the number of blacks in America.’
Despite his bigoted requests, no Planned Parenthood employee (or director of development, in one case) declined the tainted money. Some even asked to speak with other employees to get permission. In the first day of calling seven clinics, not a single Planned Parenthood representative expressed outrage or concern at the racism behind donations specifically ‘to reduce the number of blacks.’ In fact, some even went as far as agreeing with the anti-black agenda.
Clearly, if anyone should “stop killing black people” it’s Planned Parenthood. The real violence against minorities in America isn’t on the streets of Charlotte or any other city, it’s in the clinics of Planned Parenthood.
As Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., writes, “The killing tools of abortionists are as aimed at blacks today as the fire hoses of segregationists 50 years ago. Taking more African American lives than gun violence, heart disease, cancer, and AIDS combined, abortion seems to have targeted blacks in a way that can only make remaining Ku Klux Klan members smile.”
“The connection between abortion and racism is not surprising,” she continues. “Both are based on the lie that certain people are somehow not fully human. Like racism, abortion allows us to treat people inhumanely if it makes our lives easier. And like racism, abortion provides a sense of justification for actions we know in our hearts are wrong.”