African American community reignites its stand against Planned Parenthood
“Into the black community stepped Planned Parenthood; only when they came into the black community they’ve become Planned-Black-Genocide.” ~ Black civil rights activist, William Bouie Haden
“When we said we would no longer sit at the back of the bus, a place was being reserved for us down at the abortion clinic.” ~ Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Today, Life Dynamics, Inc. a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas says that since the production of their powerful film on abortion and black genocide, Maafa21, the African American community has reignited its stand against Planned Parenthood.
Produced in 2009 by Life Dynamics, Inc. and shown in theaters, community centers, university campuses, and churches nationwide, Maafa21 documents how, in the early 1960’s and 1970’s the Black Civil Rights Community began to see that there was an organized effort to limit the black population with abortion and birth control.
According to Maafa21, a growing number of 1960s civil-rights activists had recognized that “family planning” was a code word for abortion and birth control and that it was being pushed by the government as a way to avoid putting money into the black community.
In 1965, the President of the Philadelphia Chapter, Cecil Moore, observed, “I have noticed that every time that we talk about population and Planned Parenthood, the only country I find that wants to limit poverty by limiting the poor–they always want to do it in Africa and South America and Asia, but I never heard them talk about doing it in Paris or England.”
In June of 1970 the Black Caucus walked out of the First National Congress on Optimum Population and Environment being held in Chicago, according to the film. Felton Alexander of the National Urban League and the Chairman of the Black Caucus said the action was taken because of clear and unmistakable evidence that the purpose of the conference was to legitimize the extermination of the black population.
In 1971, the Detroit Chapter of the Black Panther Party, expelled one of its leaders from the organization for simply asking where she could obtain an abortion. At the time the party proclaimed that, “A true revolutionary cares about the people–he cares to the point that he is willing to put his life on the line to help the masses of poor and oppressed people. He would never think of killing his unborn child.”
Also in 1971, Black civil rights activist, William Bouie Haden, observed, “Into the black community stepped Planned Parenthood; only when they came into the black community they’ve become Planned-Black-Genocide. Planned Parenthood for whites, birth control for blacks.”
In 1971, Comedian, Dick Gregory, wrote an article entitled, My Answer to Genocide, which was published in Ebony Magazine.
In that article, Gregory wrote, “There is ample evidence that government programs designed for poor black folks emphasize birth control and abortion availability, both measures obviously designed to limit black population.”
In 1973, Black Catholic Priest, Father George Clements told Jet Magazine, “I believe the entire question of abortions is just one more in the continuous series of events to eliminate the Black population.”
African-American physician Dr. Charles Greenlee who had been a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood became suspicious of the organization after noticing that black neighborhoods in his city were, as he described it, “saturated” with Planned Parenthood facilities, while nearby white neighborhoods that were just as poor did not have a single one.
In 1975, Jesse Jackson called for the ban of abortion through a Constitutional Amendment, and in an interview in Jet Magazine he referred to abortion as genocide.
Then, in 1977, Jackson made this observation, “It is strange that they chose to start talking about population control at the same time that Black people in America and people of color around the world are demanding their rightful place as human citizens and their rightful share of the material wealth in the world.”
In 1968, Samuel Yette became the first African-American reporter hired by Newsweek Magazine where he quickly rose to the position of Washington D.C. bureau correspondent. Three years later, he wrote a book in which he documented that there were high-level plans within the United States to use birth control and abortion as genocide against African-Americans. Immediately after his book was released to the public, Mr. Yette was fired.
In 1985, Yette, told the Afro American, that “Given the history of the genocidal practices, and public policies impacted on black people in the society, it is barely believable that any significant number of black people at all could condone, much less demand, public policies and financing the destruction of human life on either side of the womb.”
“I am not ashamed to say I am a black pro-life pastor and that the African-American church is guilty of not taking the lead on issues like abortion,” said the Rev. Walter Moss of Foursquare Church in Canton. “As pastors, we need to be able to come together and have a civil conversation about how abortion is affecting us and we need to be equipped with the information to help our people deal with it.”
“Something is wrong, when those elected to protect the interests of their constituents turn a blind eye to the horrific impact that abortion is wreaking on the black community!”~ Catherine Davis, founder of the Restoration Project.
“Let’s be clear. Funding Planned Parenthood with U.S. taxpayer dollars is equivalent to justifying the use of tax dollars to help the Ku Klux Klan buy rope so they can secure their victims in the backs of their wagons.” ~ Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation
“The sad thing is that most African Americans don’t know that abortion is the leading cause of death within the African American Community and when we get a chance to show this video to them with them, they’re shocked…Personally I’m on a crusade and the crusade that I’m on is to make African American leaders, especially pastors aware of this Black Genocide. One of the things we did, we invited influential members of the African American Community and showed them clips of Maafa21 and talked about it, almost to a person, they said ‘we didn’t know this was going on’, and Pastors began to see how they could show Maafa21 to their congregations other people were going to address it at other levels, so personally I want to see more and more people become aware of this and we’re planning another luncheon to invite more Pastors and leaders to expose them to this genocide that’s taking place.” ~ Dr. William R. Glaze, Sr. Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburg.
“Reciting facts such as ‘abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community,’ and ‘black women are three times more likely to be sold an abortion than her white counterpart’ didn’t seem adequate to break through the veneer that covered the eyes of black liberals and caused them to view abortion as more a basic right than an instrument of racist evil. To be honest, I began to give up hope that anything we could present would ever be enough to break through the deep-rooted skepticism that was manifesting itself in illogical political alliances between perpetrators and victims in defense of legalized abortion. Until I saw Maafa21.” ~ Reverend Ceasar I. LeFlore III
“Studies of the shift in the abortion demographics from 1974 until 2004, and the purposeful location of abortion clinics in minority communities, corroborate Maafa21’s claims that black babies are a target of black genocide.” ~ Pastor James Leak III, MA, Executive Pastor New Harvester International Ministries (N.H.I.M).
“Planned Parenthood is encouraging behavior that many of us find offensive. Their ‘ultimate goal is abortion’ and a ‘black genocide’ is taking place because of the organization’s national strategy of targeting certain urban areas in doing abortions.” ~ Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Catholic Archdiocese of Portland
“Most people tend to believe that Planned Parenthood is in the African American Community to help, but they are not there to help, they are there to make abortion more accessible to black people…The African American population in this country is roughly 12% and yet 37,38% of all of the abortions performed in this country are performed on African American Women…I think Planned Parenthood, if you look at its history; this [eugenics/black genocide] has been their goal from the beginning. It was the American Eugenics movement; it changed its name to Planned Parenthood …” Judge Cheryl Allen, Pennsylvania, 2010.
“I call it womb lynching, they used to lynch us from the tree, but they found a more efficient way to get rid of us from the womb…Planned Parenthood is killing millions of black babies; they are reducing the black population in America because Margaret Sanger felt that black people were subhuman and they didn’t deserve to live; you know she was a favorite speaker of the Klu klux Klan and the Klu Klux Klan was lynching black people from trees and she thought it would be better if you could lynch them from the womb.” Bishop John Lawson, Dallas, Texas.
“Planned Parenthood, they set up their facilities and organization, they are funded by tax payer money. They set up all around America in minority neighborhoods, black neighborhoods. They target Blacks, Latinos…it is wrong…and America we must turn away from this, we must Defund Planned Parenthood. It is evil….we’re taking a stand, just like Rosa Parks TOOK A STAND, just like Dr. King TOOK A STAND, we’re taking a stand for righteousness, this is wrong. How can America continue to be blessed by God if we’re going to slaughter babies at the altar of Baal?” ~ Demetrius in a YouTube video.
“Brothers and sisters, it is time for us to be in the streets over this issue. When we look the other way while our smallest brothers and sisters are being lynched in the womb, we lose all right to be outraged about the fact that we were once lynched by the Klan.” ~ Rev. Johnny Hunter, Maafa21
Maafa21 was produced by Mark Crutcher at Life Dynamics and researched by Carole Novielli.
Watch Maafa21 here
Read Life Dynamics Racial Targeting Report here