Report Proves Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks, Hispanics

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 8/29/11 11:23 AM

A new reported issued by the pro-life group Life Dynamics proves that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in the United States target black and Hispanic Americans by placing abortion facilities in communities with high minority populations.

Titled, Racial Targeting and Population Control,” the new report validates the claims pro-life advocates have made for years — and that Life Dynamics made in its groundbreaking Maafa21 video released two years ago — showing that abortion advocates have purposefully placed abortion centers in urban areas with high percentages of black and Hispanic residents.

Mark Crutcher and Carole Novielli conducted the research in the 24-page report and they say the location of abortion centers is the modern equivalent of the population control policies against minorities, especially African-Americans, that Planned Parenthood has supported since Margaret Sanger founded it. The researchers say they prepared the new report to respond to the criticism of the claims abortion advocates have made to the racial charges — and to point out a hypocrisy.

“The initial response to this documentary from people defending these organizations was to claim that they focus their facilities on minority neighborhoods because that is where the need is,” they write. “Almost immediately, however, they saw that this argument was creating a problem for them. Simply put, it is incompatible with one of their other arguments.

Abortion advocates have always claimed that their main goal is to reduce unintended pregnancies and, by placing abortion centers and Planned Parenthood clinics in minority communities, abortion backers claimed their focus wasn’t promoting abortions to blacks and Hispanics but to help them reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies by promoting birth control and contraception.

“If that is true, in light of their concession that they have focused these things on the minority community, the obvious result should be that black women have the lowest pregnancy and abortion rates in the country,” they researchers write. Yet, a new study released by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a former Planned Parenthood research affiliate, shows birth control and contraception are not reducing abortions and unplanned pregnancies, especially in lower income minority areas.

“But to the contrary, in contemporary America, the rate of pregnancy among black women is almost three times as high as it is for white women and, though they make up less than 13% of the female population, black women have about 37% of the abortions,” the researchers write.

With that statistic in mind, the researchers set forth with the goal of mapping every abortion facility and Planned Parenthood center in the nation against population and racial demographic data sorted by zip code. They wanted to determine not only whether abortion centers were located in zip codes with high black and Hispanic populations but whether the black and Hispanic populations in the zip codes where abortion businesses were located exceeded the total percentage of the population of the particular state as a whole in terms of its minority population.

We began by creating a database of the ZIP codes for every Planned Parenthood facility in the United States. This list was generated from Planned Parenthood’s website. We then used United States Census Bureau figures to establish the percentage of black and Hispanic people residing within each of these ZIP codes as well as within each state,” they write. “In reviewing this data, there are several things to keep in mind. The first is that the issue is not whether a ZIP code is predominately black or Hispanic but whether it is disproportionately black or Hispanic.”

The results were startling

In Texas alone, 94 zip codes show either an abortion facility or a Planned parenthood abortion-referral clinic located there and 72 percent of the zip codes have populations that are disproportionately black and/or Hispanic.

The report also found multiple abortion centers in many super-minority populated areas. The New Jersey zip code 07631 has a black population 286.7% of the state’s overall percentage and a Hispanic population 163.9% of the state, they noted, and it has four abortion or abortion-referral centers. Minnesota zip code 55404 has a black population that is 797.1% of the overall state percentage and a Hispanic population 537.9% of the state and there are three abortion or abortion-referral clinics there.

The racial targeting is not limited to certain regions of the country. In Connecticut – a state thoroughly dissimilar from Texas in size, culture and geography – there are 21 zip codes where abortion centers or Planned Parenthood abortion-referral clinics are located and 15 of them have disproportionately black and/or Hispanic populations.

Again, this pattern is repeated in state after state,” the researchers noted. “We identified 116 ZIP codes with more than one [abortion or abortion-referral facility]. Of those, 84 were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic. What this means is that, when the American family planning industry places multiple facilities in a ZIP code, that ZIP code is more than two-and-a-half times as likely to be disproportionately minority as not.”

What we now know – and have documented – is that there is not one state in the union without [abortion] centers located in ZIP codes with higher percentages of blacks and/or Hispanics than the state’s overall percentage. In fact, Hawaii is the only state that does not have facilities located in ZIP codes exceeding 125% of their overall percentage,” they write. “Not only is this racial targeting widespread, it’s scale is often enormous. We found 42 states with family planning facilities in ZIP codes where the black and/or Hispanic populations exceeds 200% of the state’s overall percentage. More telling is that these percentages routinely go far beyond even this level. Numerous states have facilities in ZIP codes that range from 250% to well over 1,000% and it is not uncommon for the to have facilities located in many such ZIP codes.”

“In the end, this data speaks for itself and does not require a lot of analysis. The numbers make it clear that the African-American and Hispanic communities have been targeted and logic makes it clear that this did not happen coincidentally or unintentionally,” they concluded.

One Response to “Report Proves Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks, Hispanics”

  1. Excommunicated Abortionist With Racially Targeted Abortion Business Has Admitting Privileges at Catholic Hospital Sponsored by Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio and Houston

    In an open letter to Catholic Christus Hospitals of Texas, Dr. Guy McClung of San Antonio has questioned the Hospital’s admitting privileges of excommunicated abortionist Eduardo Aquino and the racially targeted abortion business in Corpus Christi, Texas:

    Open Letter to Christus Hospitals, Texas

    Juxtapose these three Statements. Statement Two follows below regarding the publicly stated Mission, Values, Name, and Symbol of Christus Hospitals. Statement Three below is from Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi regarding its “Birthing Services.” The other statement, Statement One, is this:

    Statement One: Christus Spohn Catholic Hospital of Corpus Christi, Texas, a city named for Our Lord, Jesus Christ, allows an excommunicated Catholic abortionist, Eduardo Aquino, to have admitting privileges at the hospital. His abortion business is, intentionally, located in a minority neighborhood – the abortions done there are racially targeted abortions of primarily Mexican-American babies.

    Statement Two:
    Our Mission:
    To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

    Our Core Values:
    DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved.

    INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships.

    EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance.

    COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern.

    STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources
    in a collaborative manner.
    Our Vision:
    CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God’s healing presence and love.

    Our Name and Symbol:
    CHRISTUS is Latin for “Christ,” and proclaims publicly the core of our mission.
    OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together.

    Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ – a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.”

    Statement Three: “Christus Spohn Birthing Services: You’re Expecting, We Deliver!
    “When a baby is on the way, you want everything to be perfect. There are so many decisions and choices that it’s easy to get rattled. Selecting the hospital where your baby will be born is a big decision.
    With years of experience and the friendliest nurses and support staff around, CHRISTUS Spohn has been the natural choice for South Texas families and their doctors for almost a century.
    We’ve welcomed thousands of healthy babies to South Texas, and we’re ready to make yours a CHRISTUS Spohn baby.
    Ask your doctor about CHRISTUS Spohn Birthing Services.
    We believe that birth is one of life’s most special events; it is a natural process that can be a positive time of growth. Women are empowered to make health care choices for themselves and their families. Women are entitled to health care with dignity and respect. Birth and parenting occur with greater ease and joy when parents assume their roles with knowledge. Open communication between women and health care providers contributes to a positive experience.
    Therefore, we commit ourselves to providing a family-centered atmosphere that supports the choices of women and their families.”
    No comparison line by line, word by word, of these three Statements is needed to demonstrate the utter consummate hyprocrisy of allowing abortionist Aquino to have admitting privileges at a Christus Hopsital.
    Reconsider all of your reasons for allowing this to continue. None of them – whether they be legal, potential liability, or fiscal, whether they be concern for “scandal” or repercussions to your public image or your bottom line, whether they be waiting for Aquino to close the business or retire, or “prudence” however construed. Or “waiting for the Courts” to rule on the Texas Laws protecting mothers – are of a value equal to the infinite value, the value to God, of one single preborn baby killed this week by Eduardo Aquino. If in your view “prudence,” dictates that you delay in revoking his privileges, then this mistaken “prudence” equates with the continuation today of the abortion holocaust in the death chambers on Morgan Street and the racially targeted abortions that occur there every week.
    And now The Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, has now upheld the new Texas Law requiring abortions businesses to have an abortionist on staff who has admitting privileges at a local hospital – so there is no more “wating” for the court’s to decide.
    As you undoubtedly are fully aware, thousands of babies have been killed at the Aquino abortion business on Morgan Street in Corpus Christi, which is purposefully located in a minority neighborhood. The overwhelming number of these babies have been Mexican-American babies. You must realize that without the admitting privileges you extend to abortionist Aquino, this racially targeted abortion business would shut down due to the new Texas law, passed out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of mothers put at risk by abortion procedures.

    If you do not revoke these privileges, these racially targeted abortions will continue. To be crystal clear, your inaction – the inaction of each person on your Board and each executive in every executive position in your organization, each person with any power or input regarding decisionmaking – results and will result in the abortionist killing more babies – the majority of them Mexican-American. This will give real horrorific meaning to the prayer when you stand at the beginning of Mass and say “I confess to almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters that I have greatly sinned, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do.”
    You are the Watchmen of God: “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” Ezekiel 33:6.
    Sincerely yours,
    Guy McClung, J.D., PhD.
    San Antonio TX

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