In a column for The Washington Times, Rebecca Hagelin reports on Planned Parenthood’s ties to racism and the alarming rate at which black babies are aborted at their clinics.
Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, who is celebrated today by the organization, advocated for implementing eugenics.
In an article called “A Plan for Peace,” Sanger advocated for “a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
It is also known that Sanger did not want these views to become public knowledge--something that Planned Parenthood supporters seem to be continuing today.
In a 1939 letter to a supporter, Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
Hagelin notes that Planned Parenthood erects clinics particularly in poor neighborhoods or on college campuses where women, and particularly women of color, are most vulnerable.
Statistics show that black babies are aborted in America three times more often than white babies. Additionally, Hispanic babies are killed 1.5 times more often than white babies.
Also, according to a study done by LiveAction.org, 92 out of 97 Planned Parenthood clinics contacted said they do not provide prenatal care. Organizations like the Center for Medical Progress have also revealed in undercover videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of fetal tissue that Planned Parenthood cares much more about profit than they do about providing necessary health care for women.
Hagelin ends her article with a call to action: “It’s time for Congress to cut off funding to this shameful organization and direct our tax dollars to other clinics that offer life-giving health care services. Add your voice to the call to defund Planned Parenthood at www.LiveAction.org/petition/.”
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Publication date: April 24, 2017