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Civil rights activist Dick Gregory: Abortion is Black ‘genocide’

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Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died August 19, 2017, and although he is best known for his humor, the satirist once called out government-funded abortion and birth control as a genocide effort targeting the Black community.

Gregory was the father of eleven children but tragically, one of his children died as an infant. He often used his humor to touch on the social ills of the day, and as a result, many white people attended his comedy events. He became a strong voice in the Black community during the tumultuous times of the 1960’s and 70’s during the African American civil rights struggle.

In 1967, Gregory joined more than 1,100 Black delegates for the First National Conference on Black Power where he along with others in the group adopted a black power manifesto that called for the “refusal to accept birth control programs on the basis that they seek to exterminate Negroes,” among other demands, according to a July 24, 1967, New York Times report obtained by Live Action News.

In the Journal of Social History, researcher Simone M. Caron described the view just after that conference saying, “The following year, the Third Annual National Conference on Black Power in Philadelphia called on all blacks to ‘resist the increasing genocidal tendencies of American society.’ Resistance ranged from a small California group called Efforts to Increase Our Size (EROS) to groups in Pittsburgh and Cleveland that protested Planned Parenthood programs to the ultramilitant group in New York known as the Five Percenters. These organizations asked two main questions: ‘Is birth control just a “white man’s plot” to “contain” the black population?’ and ‘Is it just another scheme to cut back on welfare aid or still another method of “keeping the black man down”?’ An editorial in The Thrust questioned why blacks could not get a free aspirin for a headache ‘yet when you’re a Black woman old enough to look sexy you can get a truck loaded down with control pills free. . . . The whole plot makes Hitler look like a Boy Scout.’”

The following year (1968) Gregory ran for president of the United States on the “peace and freedom” ticket calling the two-party system “corrupt and immoral.”

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Then, in 1971, Gregory penned a controversial Op-ed piece entitled, My Answer to Genocide, which was published in Ebony Magazine.

Gregory, like many other Black leaders of his day, believed that large families were important to the Black power struggle of their time. And, the civil rights activist perceived that the government might be attempting to limit the Black population through their funding of abortion and birth control.

This idea that abortion and birth control were plots to exterminate African Americans was not new.

In fact, there were many prominent African American leaders, including Jesse Jackson, Samuel Yette, Fannie Lou Hamer, Whitney Young and more who were suspicious of government programs that pushed “family planning”, especially those that were placed within Black communities.

That suspicion appears to have had merit.

Research shows that family planning centers and abortion facilities often set up their locations in or near minority communities. In addition, the largest provider of abortions, Planned Parenthood, was founded by a radical advocate of racist eugenics who spoke with the Klu Klux Klan. And, Planned Parenthood’s ties to eugenics go well beyond their founder Margaret Sanger, as Live Action has reported previously.

Today, with Planned Parenthood receiving half a billion in government dollars every year to promote their agenda, not only is the abortion corporation’s market share of abortions increasing, but nationally Black abortions are at frighteningly high levels as well.

In the Ebony article, Gregory begins by criticizing “planned parenthood groups” that call for people to only have 2.5 children.

He dismissed the terminology that claimed a preborn person was merely a fraction of a human to the way Blacks were described during slavery as “three-fifths” human:

My answer to genocide, quite simply is eight Black kids – and a another baby on the way […]

Now planned parenthood groups are saying that a couple should have a maximum of 2 1/2 children. I’m still trying to figure out that half a kid. I know my American history well enough to know what ‘three-fifths’ of a man is, but half-a-kid?

 

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Gregory, who was born into a poor family, denounces birth control as something that “goes against Nature,” writing:

Can you believe that human beings are the only creatures who would ever consider developing birth control pills? You mention contraception to a gorilla and he will tear your head off.

Although Gregory’s humor is weaved throughout his piece, he is clear about the seriousness of genocide or as he also called it “subtle forms of genocide.” He said:

Genocide has come to mean, acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group as such; by killing members of the group […] imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group […]

Like many Black leaders today, Gregory pointed to a host of ills facing the Black community including police brutality, segregation, the KKK, poverty, and war. But of genocidal measures to “prevent births” within a group, Gregory wrote in Ebony:

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 November of 1971, following the birth of Gregory’s ninth child, Jet Magazine pointed again to the civil rights leaders opposition to planned parenthood groups:

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At the time, Gregory’s colleague Jesse Jackson shared his views and decried abortion.

In 1971, during public hearings of the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, the Rev. Jesse Jackson warned that, “Birth Control as a National policy will simply marshal sophisticated methods to remove ( and control when not remove) the weak, the poor – quite likely the black and other minorities whose relative increase in population threatens the white caste in this nation. Contraceptives, will become a form of drug warfare against the helpless in this nation[…]”

(Source: Statements at public hearings of the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future as quoted in: Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American by Robert G. Weisbord, Greenwoor Press, 1972; P. 165)

In 1973, Jesse Jackson stated, “Abortion is genocide,in a Jet Magazine interview.

In that Jet Magazine, Mar 22, 1973, article Jackson added:

“Anything growing is living…If you got the thrill to set the baby in motion and you don’t have the will to protect it, you’re dishonest…You try to avoid reproducing sickness. You try to avoid reproducing deformities. But you don’t try to stop reproducing and procreating human life at its best. For who knows the cure for cancer won’t come out of some mind of some Black child?”

In 1975, at an event sponsored by the National Youth Pro-Life Coalition, Gregory joined Jackson in speaking against abortion.

The Winnipeg Free Press described the group as, “a non-sectarian, non-partisan group working for ‘positive alternatives’ to abortion, war, capital punishment, euthanasia, compulsory sterilization and ‘other forms of violence.’”

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In 1975, at an event sponsored by the National Youth Pro-Life Coalition, Gregory joined Jackson in speaking against abortion.

The Winnipeg Free Press described the group as, “a non-sectarian, non-partisan group working for ‘positive alternatives’ to abortion, war, capital punishment, euthanasia, compulsory sterilization and ‘other forms of violence.’”

According to the media outlet, the Black activists told the group that, “that the nation’s pro-abortion mentality undermines the value and dignity of every human life and that ‘killing babies’ is symptomatic of a civilization
and culture which operates without sacred absolutes.”

Upon news of Gregory’s death, CNN described his first-hand experience with injustice:

In a 1963 protest in which Gregory participated in Birmingham, Alabama, he was arrested and beaten by the police for championing the right of blacks to vote. After that incident, Gregory wrote, ‘It was just body pain, though. The Negro has a callus growing on his soul, and it’s getting harder and harder to hurt him there.’

Like a majority of dishonest media which support abortion, CNN failed to mention Gregory’s opposition to the horrific taking of human life in the womb.

But, stats do not lie, and sadly, reported abortion numbers in the Black and minority communities ring of a certain confirmation about the concerns Gregory and Jackson had.

As a result, the numbers of abortions performed on minorities and specifically Black women remain disproportionately high. As Live Action News has previously documented, in 2011, the CDC revealed that almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were committed on minority women.

 

The CDC’s 2012 report (dated November 27, 2015) reveals that 55% of abortions reported for race/ethnicity were performed on Black or Hispanic women.

The latest numbers for 2013 (published in 2016) show those numbers remained relatively the same (54.6%).

While Dick Gregory is rightly remembered for his many accomplishments, it is doubtful the news media will discuss how his suspicions about birth control and abortion proved to be true.

After all, if government-funded abortion and birth control are, in fact, genocide against Black community, then why does the media remain supportive of forced taxpayer dollars to such agendas?

And, more importantly, why does Congress continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

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Planned Parenthood launches a spin campaign to counter accusations of Black Genocide

Posted in Black Genocide, Black Population Demographics, Black Women, Planned Parenthood and Black Leaders, Planned Parenthood and Black Women, Planned Parenthood and Eugenics, Planned Parenthood and Hollywood, Planned Parenthood annual report, Planned Parenthood rich off taxpayers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by saynsumthn

StarJonesApr2011On Wednesday, media personality Star Jones joined Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards for an off-the-record discussion of reproductive health and Planned Parenthood’s future with a room full of African-American female influencers, including BET President Debra Lee, producer Crystal McCrary and CBS medical expert Dr. Holly Phillips, among others from the worlds of business, media and entertainment. The event was hosted in the home of Alexis McGill Johnson, a former political adviser to Sean “Diddy” Combs and Russell Simmons, who is now chairwoman of the Planned Parenthood board of directors, according to The Root.

This outreach to blacks appears to be a response to powerful documentation which has linked Planned Parenthood to Black Genocide.

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In 2009, the pro-life organization, Life Dynamics, produced a powerfully researched documentary film on Planned Parenthood’s history called, Maafa21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America.

Maafa21 has made its way across the nation with public screenings in churches, community centers and theaters. Maafa21 has been shown twice in the Capitol Visitor Center Theater in Washington. Shortly after its release, Maafa21 was selected as the featured film in the March 2010 Jubilee Film Festival in Selma, Al. to commemorate the right to vote and remember the historic “Bloody Sunday” anniversary of the Bridge Crossing Civil Rights march from Selma-to-Montgomery.

Strong audio from the film of racist quotes reveal that abortion was centered on limiting the black population through eugenics when Planned Parenthood was founded.

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Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided,there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg July 2009

Under the cover of an alleged campaign to ‘alleviate poverty,’ white supremacist Americans and their dupes are pushing an all-out drive to put rigid birth control measures into every black home. No such drive exists within the white American world.” Black Unity Party, 1968

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I consider that the world and almost our civilization for the next twenty-five years, is going to depend upon a simple, cheap, safe contraceptive to be used in poverty stricken slums, jungles, and among the most ignorant people. Even this will not be sufficient, because I believe that now, immediately, there should be national sterilization for certain dysgenic types of our population who are being encouraged to breed and would die out were the government not feeding them.” Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger, 1950
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The film is so powerful that Planned Parenthood has chosen to ignore it and has failed to refute one fact from the 140 minute documentary. Life Dynamics has uploaded the film for viewers to watch at no charge here. http://www.maafa21.com

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Life Dynamics followed Maafa21 with an additional blow to the eugenics founded Planned Parenthood by publishing a report proving that Planned Parenthood centers locate their facilities overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods. The report entitled, Racial Profiling by Planned Parenthood and the American Abortion Lobby, can be viewed in full here.

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In 2011 billboards depicting black children with the tagline “the most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb” appeared. The organization behind the billboards specifically accused Planned Parenthood of targeting minority communities for genocide.

Additional billboards also appeared with a similar message:

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Though Faye Wattleton became Planned Parenthood’s first—and to date only—black president, serving from 1978 to 1992, Planned Parenthood has historically struggled with image issues and effective communications strategies in communities of color. This became particularly evident as the “black genocide” movement began gaining momentum and significant media in recent years, writes The Root.

As Maafa21 documented, even Wattleton admitted that donations the organization received were motivated by the fact that many do not want the Black population to have babies.

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Now, Planned Parenthood has begun a campaign try and spin the facts of eugenics that continue to plague the organization. In the last two years, according to Root, the organization has appointed black women to major roles within the organization. Johnson became board chairwoman this year. In January Debra Alligood-White became the organization’s general counsel, while Alencia Johnson took the position of press officer focusing on African-American media in April. She joined Kristi Henderson, who started as director of communications in April 2011. Of the organization’s nine-member executive team, three are now black. They join a number of high-profile black celebrities who are some of the organization’s most visible public faces.

Last year, actresses Nia Long, Gabrielle Union and Aisha Tyler headlined Planned Parenthood events, where they focused on the organization’s role in providing breast exams and other forms of health care for low-income women, many of them black. The organization has also begun incorporating more local chapters on historically black college campuses.

But while Planned Parenthood pretends to be cozy with the black community they have failed to come clean on the death of a black woman who sought an abortion at their Chicago clinic.

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On Friday the 20th of July, 2012, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves climbed onto a table at a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago for a “safe and legal” abortion. The life of her unborn baby was to be snuffed out. The Planned Parenthood abortionist was not going to stop there. In a few hours, Ms. Reaves would also be closing her eyes for the final time.

What is now known is that the Planned Parenthood abortionist ripped a hole in Ms. Reaves’ uterus and she began to hemorrhage. It is also known that the Planned Parenthood staff let Tonya lie there for over five hours before they sought emergency care for her. Of course, by then it was too late. She had lost approximately 30 percent of her body’s total blood volume. It is now undeniable that Planned Parenthood saw Tonya as less important than the public relations hit they would take from her being hauled out of their facility on a stretcher. And so, for more than 5 hours, they were willing to let her bleed in order to protect their political and financial agendas.

Apparently to Planned Parenthood, this black woman was merely a “statistic.”

Star Jones told The Root, “I know the nation thinks of Planned Parenthood in a very myopic way.” She said that too many people see Planned Parenthood through the lens of providing abortion, which accounts for less than 10 percent of the organization’s services. “When it comes to women’s health, they are the first line of defense for most lower-income women in America,” she said.

Well Ms. Jones – that is debatable. In fact a recent post I wrote explains thoroughly how Planned Parenthood duped the black community years previous and they are apparently at it again. Read it here.

Part of my research unveiled the following:

A January 28, 1966 internal memo from Planned Parenthood World Population President Alan Guttmacher and Fred Jaffe, outlines the plan for winning over the Black Community. The memo begins by calling the new plan, a “Community Relations Program.” The “program” is to, “form a liaison between Planned Parenthood and minority organizations.”

The plan, according to Planned Parenthood, will emphasize that “all people have the opportunity to make their own choices,” rather than, as the memo states, “exhortation telling them how many children they should have.”

One way to get the message is out is to “ get assistance from black organizations like The Urban League and the AME church,” and according to the memo they need to employ, “ more Negro staff members on PP-WP [Planned Parenthood-World Population] and Affiliate’s staff, as well as recruit more Negro members for the National Board- at least 5.”

Along with this Guttmacher suggests that they initiate cooperation with the National Medical Association [NMA], a Black medical association, and encourage them to establish a committee on reproduction and family planning.

Guttmacher also hoped to “secure at least three Negro physicians for membership on the PP-WP Medical Committee, and he planned to invite NMA leaders to address their convention. Also on the radar was a comprehensive plan to address the Black media by, “specially developed news and feature articles for Negro newspapers.

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It appears that Black news outlets like The Root have capitulated to the Planned Parenthood agenda.

What exactly is that agenda? GENOCIDE !!!! All one has to do is look at the recent stats on abortion provided by the CDC to see that the majority of babies murdered in the womb are, in fact, minority. (Read here)

Asked by The Root if having an African-American board chairwoman mattered and helped the organization with its outreach to diverse communities, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards replied, “Absolutely.” She credited, for instance, Alexis McGill Johnson and other board members of color with coming up with the idea for Wednesday’s event. When asked why she felt the event was necessary, Johnson told The Root, “Women of color are leading in so many ways, and I felt it was really important to gather a group of women who have been successful in banking, media and politics, just ideas for how we can use our power to push for the issues we care about. Planned Parenthood is one of those issues.”

Planned Parenthood ranks among the issues the black community cares about? I seriously doubt that. In fact, a majority of Black leaders have opposed Planned Parenthood dating all the way back to the 1960’s.

Here are a handful of recent statements:

star-parker2013 Planned Parenthood has been working our hard-hit communities for some time, pushing a lie that a way to escape poverty is to kill your offspring — and people have bought this lie. It wasn’t until after the fourth time I went into one of their so-called ‘safe, legal, rare’ abortion clinics that I had a gut-instinct way down deep inside that there has to be something wrong with killing your offspring. But the message was: There’s nothing wrong with killing your offspring.” ~ Star Parker

Ryan_Scott_Bomberger_22013#Black activist blasts #PlannedParenthood : “Today’s Planned Parenthood isn’t like it was during Margaret Sanger’s days. And you’re right. It’s worse. Back then, black communities and other designated “unfit” citizens were targeted with birth control. Today, your blood-soaked #abortion empire kills the “unwanted” over 330,000 times a year. Yes, I can already hear you proudly proclaim: “Three percent!” As if killing human beings only 3% of the time is okay. I wonder if the American public would be okay with just 3% of their food tainted with toxic sewage. It’s only three percent. Your propaganda is toxic sewage. And it’s been poisoning generations of Americans to believe that your billion-dollar abortion business (funded by half a billion taxpayer dollars annually) is the savior of women and the poor. No amount of seeming beneficence (e.g. breast cancer exams) makes up for the violent mutilation of hundreds of thousands every year. Even the KKK runs bake sales.” ~ Ryan Bomberger

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Read a plethora of additional comments from black leaders on Planned Parenthood here

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Planned Parenthood’s top award is called the Margaret Sanger Award, despite the fact that Sanger was an admitted Klan speaker. This is what Sanger wrote in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366 Read it here http://library.lifedynamics.com//Autobiography/Chapter%2029.pdf)

PP 2012 2013 Annual Report

According to their most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 327,166 abortions nationwide. They also passed out 1,590,133 emergency contraception kits viewed as abortive by many. In addition the government funded Planned Parenthood to the tune of $540.6 MILLION Dollars in federal tax money.

With Planned Parenthood’s continued support of their Klan speaking founder, Margaret Sanger, I hardly doubt that their national spin campaign will continue. As Maafa21 and additional documentation seeps out, Planned Parenthood will be haunted by the fact that they continue to be founded in eugenic racism.