Planned Parenthood: Targeting of minorities harkens back to racist founding

The following is taken from the April 2009 issue of MCCL News.

The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout eugenicist who promoted birth control and sterilization as a means of ridding society of “unwanted” segments of the human family. “All of our problems are the result of overbreeding among the working class,” she wrote.

“We are paying for … an ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”

Sanger’s rejection of human dignity and equality is central to the work of Planned Parenthood today. The organization is the leading killer of unborn Americans, who are deemed “unwanted,” “incovenient,” disabled and/or economically burdensome.

Sanger, who once spoke at a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan, wrote in 1939: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Even today, Planned Parenthood continues to heavily market its services to minority populations.

Nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Nationwide, the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women, and the rate among Hispanic women is double that among whites. Since 1973, over 13 million African-American babies have been killed by abortion; one quarter of the black population has been wiped out.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, led by President Sarah Stoesz, is no exception. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the abortion rate among white Minnesota women in 2007 was 14.1 per 100 live births. Among African-American women, it was a shocking 48.8.

And while people who identify themselves as black or African-American represent only 4 percent of Minnesota’s population, they accounted for more than 23 percent of Minnesota abortions in 2007.

Rai Rojas, Director of Hispanic Outreach for National Right to Life, says that Hispanic women are also increasingly targeted for abortion.

“Examples of how the Latino community is targeted are plentiful, including an over-abundance of advertisements in mono-lingual Spanish papers that publish only in Latino communities; Planned Parenthood’s choice of a Mexican-American as its chaplain; and an all-out Web campaign that targets Latina women,” Rojas explains.

“As the abortion rate among non-Latin women declines, the abortion industry realizes it needs to make up for that negative cash flow,” Rojas says. “Pretending to be a benevolent ‘family planning’ organization is its hook into the Hispanic community.”

Abortion is a plague on minority communities in this state and around the country. Unless Planned Parenthood’s gruesome and exploitative efforts can be stopped, the devastation will likely continue.

Learn more about how Planned Parenthood targets minority communities in the film: Maafa21

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