Pro-life group debunks to false claim from Pro-Abortion Guttmacher Institute
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“The impact of Maafa21 on minority communities has obviously gotten under the skin of the pushers of population control and they are now in damage control mode.” ~ Life Dynamics president Mark Crutcher.
Today, Life Dynamics, Inc. a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, has responded to efforts by Planned Parenthood’s research arm, The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), to claim that population control facilities do not target minority communities.
On their Twitter page AGI has tweeted this statement, “Help us dispel myth that abortion clinics target minority neighborhoods once & for all.”
In 2011, AGI published a report where they attempted to debunk statements made in Life Dynamics’ documentary film, Maafa21, that population control facilities set up their centers in minority communities.
Among the many revelations documented in this film was that, as far back as the mid-1900s, some well-known eugenicists were arguing that the most effective way they could advance their agenda would be to concentrate population control facilities within the targeted communities. Perhaps the most noted proponent of this concept was Gunnar Myrdal who discussed it in his 1944 book, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy.
In Maafa 21, evidence is presented that Planned Parenthood and others within the abortion and family planning lobby took this approach when choosing locations for their facilities and that this practice continues to this day.
Life Dynamics president, Mark Crutcher, believes that AGI’s recent tweet is just one more example of the impact that Maafa21 has had on the Black and Hispanic community. The documented eugenic targeting of minorities is finally exposed forcing the population control industry to respond.
And AGI did so in a 2014 report repeating this incorrect statement which they originally published in 2011, “Antiabortion activists often claim that most abortion clinics are located in predominantly black neighborhoods. However, this claim—offered as supposed proof that abortion providers ‘target’ African-American women—is never documented.”
To the contrary, in the report entitled, Racial Targeting and Population Control, Life Dynamics has, in fact, documented that population control facilities are disproportionately located in minority communities! (View here)
Life Dynamics 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. Life Dynamics 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. A second database was created of independent abortion clinics with the same racial criteria.
“Maafa21 cites a study conducted by three American university researchers into the criteria used to decide the placement of U.S. population control facilities. Their finding was that the primary consideration in making this determination is not poverty, but the percentage of blacks in the area,” says Crutcher, “Our Racial Targeting Report proves that the family planning establishment is also ratcheting up its efforts to deal with the Hispanic population. The impact of Maafa21 on minority communities as well as our follow-up report has obviously gotten under the skin of the eugenics crowd and they are now in damage control mode. After we released our research the population control industry went from claiming that they target minority communities with noble intentions to claiming that they don’t target them at all. Then, to support this revised strategy, they began quoting the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) showing that only one in 10 Planned Parenthood clinics is located in a minority community.”
Crutcher describes the way the media works with the pushers of eugenics, “Today, the media continues to cite these AGI studies in a biased effort to give the stats an aura of credibility, despite the fact that AGI is not an independent agency but is, instead, the research arm of Planned Parenthood and receives funding from Planned Parenthood. In fact, Alan Guttmacher was once the president of Planned Parenthood and vice-president of the American Eugenics Society. The media has consistently quoted AGI’s stats at face value without questioning their accuracy or the methods by which they were derived. The reality is, the research in the AGI’s report had been manipulated to yield pre-determined results. For example, only facilities that actually perform abortions were included. However, every Planned Parenthood facility in America either does abortions or refers for them, and in the chain of events that lead to an abortion each entity is equally responsible. It should also be pointed out that, in Maafa 21, the charge is that the genocide in question is being carried out with both abortion and birth control. Given that every Planned Parenthood facility provides one or both, AGI had no legitimate rationale for excluding any of them from its data.”
Crutcher continues, “In a transparent effort to narrow the field even more, AGI also chose to only include facilities that perform over 400 abortions per year. Again, this was an arbitrary and inexplicable decision given that no commonly accepted principle or industry standard establishes that a facility doing 400 abortions is statistically relevant while one that does 399 is not. To appreciate the deception being perpetrated here, imagine a hypothetical scenario in which 10 of the 12 Planned Parenthood facilities in a state are located in predominately black ZIP codes. Two of those 10 facilities perform fewer than 400 abortions per year each. The remaining eight do not do abortions but refer their clients to abortion clinics located outside these predominately black ZIP codes. The problem is that, according to the formula used in the AGI study, not one of these Planned Parenthood facilities would show up in their report as being located in the black community despite the reality that 83% of them were located there. Clearly, AGI was “cooking the books.” They knew Planned Parenthood’s denial of racial targeting could not be sustained as long as certain large segments of their facilities were excluded in their statistics. So AGI has cobbled together this absurd formula to make those facilities become statistically invisible.”
In their Racial Targeting Report, Life Dynamics identified 116 ZIP codes nationwide with more than one population control facility.
Of those, 84 were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic.
Life Dynamics also documented that there is not one state in the union without population control centers located in ZIP codes with higher percentages of blacks and/or Hispanics than the state’s overall percentage. In fact, according to the 2011 report, Hawaii is the only state that does not have facilities located in ZIP codes exceeding 125% of their overall percentage of minorities.
The report 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 them to have facilities located in many such ZIP codes.
Crutcher responds, “As we document in our report, when a state has multiple population control facilities in ZIP codes with minority populations that exceed 125% of the state’s overall minority population, common sense says that racial targeting is the plausible explanation. Listen, this idea of targeting by large corporations is not a new one, in fact, it was civil rights leaders who observed this trend with the alcohol and tobacco industry. For example, African-Americans suffer far more of the health problems associated with tobacco use than does the white population. Civil rights leaders have long contended that this is a direct result of the fact that large tobacco companies target a disproportionate percentage of their advertising and promotional efforts on the black community. In just one of many examples of this, research conducted relative to a lawsuit in Baltimore, Maryland, documented that 76% of the billboards in black neighborhoods featured tobacco advertising while that number was only 20% in white neighborhoods.
“A parallel situation has also been identified with alcohol. The catastrophic social and health problems associated with alcoholism are found in the black community to a much higher extent than they are in the white community. And again, black leaders have spent years pointing out that a primary cause of this is the fact that liquor merchandisers place a disproportionate percentage of their retail outlets in black neighborhoods. The visual evidence of this can be seen, first hand, by driving through predominately minority neighborhoods in almost any decent-sized city in America.
“It is also claimed that the alcohol content of some beverages marketed in these areas is measurably higher than the alcohol content of similar products sold elsewhere, and that certain cheap high-alcohol-content products are sold only in liquor stores and convenience stores in black neighborhoods.
“There are many other examples of this sort of racial targeting. Moreover, the disastrous effects it has had on the targeted communities are easy to see.
“The encouraging thing is that, in recent years, some of the corporations responsible for this have been dragged into the public spotlight by the news media. A few have even found themselves in lawsuits and Congressional hearings.
“The glaring exception is America’s family planning industry. Despite having more potential to destroy the minority community than these corporations, they have been left free to push their eugenics agenda without scrutiny.”
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About Life Dynamics: http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/
Mark Crutcher’s Bio http://lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/Prolife_Activist/
Download the Racial Targeting Report here http://www.prolifeamerica.com
You can view the trailer or watch Maafa21 here http://www.maafa21.com