I have blogged many times about the racist history of Planned Parenthood. In addition, I have documented how the Black community warned that Planned Parenthood was deliberately placing their centers in Black communities something the Black community saw as clear genocide.
Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a member of the American Eugenics Society. In addition, Sanger admitted in her autobiography that she gave speeches to the Klan.
Over the years, Planned Parenthood morphed from an organization under Sanger which pushed the sterilization of the “unfit” or “feeble minded” (terms often used for Black people) to one that saw abortion as a solution to their agenda. During Sanger’s rule, there was little discussion of abortion as a solution to this population due to the fact that eugenics boards across the country were able to forcefully sterilize those they deemed unworthy.
Once the ability to legally coerce or force sterilizations onto the populations Planned Parenthood didn’t want too many of, the discussion of abortion began. As time progressed and America began experiencing the Civil Rights Movement, Planned Parenthood was becoming more aware that Blacks saw their programs as a form of genocide. Internal memos within their organization, which I have read, indicate that Planned Parenthood was discussing a solution to this ever growing problem of Blacks being suspicious of them.
In a letter dated March 7, 1966, Planned Parenthood President, Alan F. Guttmacher, who was also a vice president for the American Eugenics Society wrote to Mr. William Searle, VP of Marketing of the CD Searle Company telling him that he had been picketed by a group of very attractive young men, and noted that this was “just one of several manifestations of increasing racist apprehension in regard to birth control by minority groups, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans.”
Guttmacher had a solution, he continued, “I am seriously considering adding to my staff a minority relations man or women from one of the minority groups, and since the largest is the Negro, probably someone of the Negro race. It would be his task to work not only with the conventional groups like the NAACP, CORE, etc. but actively to confront three militant groups and see whether or not we couldn’t persuade them of the error of their ways.”
A month later, a memo from Naomi T. Gray, Elsie Jackson, Helen Stanford, and Wylda B. Cowles, Community Relations Program for Planned Parenthood-World Population, to Alan F. Guttmacher, dated April 11, 1966, reads, “ there was a consensus at the staff retreat that the tax-savings approach as a rational for providing birth control services has generated mistrust of Planned Parenthood’s motives among some segments of minority group communities—especially the Negro. This approach coupled with the population control message has proved to be explosive. The question now is how to handle the situation in such a way as to improve Planned Parenthood’s image , and if possible, to prevent the generation of further mistrust.”
Then, in a letter from Helen P. Stanford (ACSW) to Mrs. Anne Huppman, Executive Director Planned Parenthood Association of Maryland dated May 14,1968, Stanford tells Huppman , “The charge of Black Genocide as it relates to PP [Planned Parenthood] is being heard more frequently, and I suspect there will be much more of this kind of feeling. This makes it all the more important for us in PP [Planned Parenthood] to focus a great deal of our attention on ways to reach poor urban whites, to put greater emphasis on fostering maternal and child care facilities and to push toward developing social services for family planning by the community. If our services can move in this direction , we will begin to erase the image of birth control , as a planned way of limiting blacks.”
That same year of 1968 Planned Parenthood World Population approved unanimously a policy recognizing abortion and sterilization as proper medical procedures. It called for the legalization of both.
Planned Parenthood then put their plan of hiring Blacks to push their agenda in the Black community into motion when elected the first Black man as Chairman of Planned Parenthood.
Dr. Jerome H. Holland pledged his support to the organization and said that those who called birth control a form of genocide, “Are not aware of the real meaning of Family Planning and its uses.”
Planned Parenthood then used this BLACK MAN to introduce abortion into the organization:
The board of directors, which Holland was Chairman, recommended adopting a policy recognizing abortion and sterilization as medical procedures which should be removed from the criminal law. The wording of the resolution. which was drafted and passed by Planned Parenthood’s National Medical Advisory Committee read, “Abortion is a medical procedure the decision for which must rest with the woman and her physician.” This remains the Planned Parenthood’s verbiage to today.
That same year, Eugenics Society Officer Frederick Osborn, wrote, “Eugenic goals are most likely to be attained under a name other than eugenics.”
Just a few years later, a new Black leader would emerge to push abortion for Planned Parenthood. In 1978, Faye Wattelton became the first Black president of Planned Parenthood.
At a press conference, the then president-elect of Planned Parenthood held in February of 1978, Wattelton told the media that she was “putting the world on notice” that Planned Parenthood was going to be much more aggressive on abortion rights, “What has happened is that we have allowed them [ right-to-lifers] to have center stage,” Wattelton said, “I’d like to say those days are over.”
Wattleton then vowed to restore “to the poor” access of abortion under Medicaid.
Wattelton was then asked if having a Black woman as the head of Planned Parenthood would put to rest the suspicion that abortion and specifically Planned Parenthood were tools of Black Genocide.
Wattelton replies, “I don’t think a lot of people are yelling genocide anymore, because I’m Black. I’m in a watchdog position on these issues and no one should assume I’ve been co-opted. What better way is there to guard against those types of abuses?”
Wattelton then said that Blacks should be more concerned about the quality of life than “increasing our numbers.”
One side note, in spite of Planned Parenthood’s continued push back on any legislation to regulate or restrict abortions, Wattelton assured the press that she would call for a 30 day waiting period on sterilization to avoid coercion and abuse. Fast forward to today, where Planned Parenthood calls ANY waiting period on abortion an attack on a “woman’s right to choose” despite documented proof that women are pressured and coerced into killing their unborn children.
For her service and dedication to the eugenics founded organization, in 1992, Wattleton received Planned Parenthood’s highest award, named after their racist founder, the Margaret Sanger Award. Under Wattelton’s leadership, Planned Parenthood’s budget grew from $90 million in 1978 to $384 million in 1990 and clients increased by $3 million.
But, the idea that Blacks would no longer be targeted for eugenics because a Black person was at the helm of a eugenics organization was short-lived.
During her tenure at Planned Parenthood Wattelton admit that supporters of Planned Parenthood contributed to the abortion giant to keep the Black population down.
On CNN, in a debate with Bob Dornan, an outspoken pro-life member of the US House of Representatives, at that time, Wattleton, admitted, “ As a matter of fact Mr. Dornan, if I may finish, we have received contributions from people who want to support us because they want all welfare mothers and all black women to stop having children.”
Go to .50 in this section from the documentary film Maafa21 to hear her statements. But, watch the entire clip to see that even today, racism is a part of the abortion and Planned Parenthood agenda.
Today, abortion is the number one killer of the African American community surpassing all other diseases.
Year after year, abortion stats confirm that it is indeed desecrating the Black community. In fact, according to the most recent stats, of the abortions reported for race or ethnicity in 2011, 36.2% of the total number of abortions recorded for race or ethnicity were reported on Black women.
Mississippi, which currently has only one abortion clinic in the state, had the highest number of abortions reported on Black women coming in at 63.4%.
Alabama, reported that 58.7% of their abortions were on Blacks while in Georgia they reported 52.1% abortions on Black.
Tennessee performed 49.9% of their abortions on Black women and Virginia performed 43.9% on Black women, while Michigan’s Black abortion percentage was 47.9%.
New York City alone performed 46.1% of their abortions on Black women and 41.1% of Black abortions was reported in Missouri.
The use of Blacks by Planned Parenthood to carry out their eugenics agenda is nothing new as I document to some degree here.
Sadly, just a few years ago, another Black leader would seal the deal by incorporating abortion into a National Healthcare plan.
President Barack Obama once told Planned Parenthood that abortion was at the heart of his healthcare bill.
Today, many African Americans are again awakening to the eugenics agenda of abortion through Planned Parenthood and speaking out as I document here.
Despite this, Planned Parenthood remains determined to push their agenda and use Black people to do so. I only hope that the African American community will reject Planned Parenthood before they succeed.