Democrat politicians have long claimed that America is plagued with “systematic racism.”
But Black pro-life activists say much of the blame lies with Planned Parenthood.
Now a coalition of black leaders have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit accusing the largest abortion organization in the United States of “genocide.”
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition filed a claim asking the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to “investigate and hold Planned Parenthood accountable” for services they say have a “tremendously negative and lasting impact on Black women and children—and overall, the Black family.”
Two months ago, more than 120 African-American leaders sent a letter to Planned Parenthood, urging the organization to “confront its racist founding, mission and practices.”
“Systemic racism and abortion intersect at the door of Planned Parenthood, an organization that has targeted Black women and their babies for almost five decades,” said Catherine Davis, the founder of the pro-life Restoration Project.
Davis says Planned Parenthood violates the 1964 Civil Rights Act by disproportionately aborting black babies. The act, she notes, makes it illegal for recipients of federal funds to “discriminate on the basis of race.”
Planned Parenthood has a long history of racism and targeting black women for abortions.
It’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a eugenicist who advocated the controversial “Negro Project,” which promoted birth control and abortion as a method for the “suppression, elimination and eventual extinction” of the African-American race.
Planned Parenthood’s Manhattan Health Center changed its name earlier this year because of its “racist legacy” and a stated desire to “reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color.”
Pro-life activists in New York said the facility “still practices Sanger’s racist eugenics philosophy by continuing to disproportionately target minority communities for abortion.”
“Planned Parenthood can rename a building, but it can’t whitewash its eugenics roots,” Sen. Ben Sasse said.
Johnny Hunter, founder of the Life and Education Resource Network, called the targeting of black women for abortions “womb lynching,” and says it’s led to the “termination of more than 20 million Black lives.”
Some of the most popular black political activist in the country are supporting the Black Pro-Life Coalition.
Rapper and independent presidential candidate Kanye West says there a 1,000 black babies aborted each day.
“We are in genocide,” he said on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
“More black children have died … since February than people have died of COVID.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 19 million African-American babies have been aborted since 1973, at a rate of 401 abortions per 1,000 live births, or four times higher than that of white babies.
According to research by Life Issues Institute, 62 percent of Planned Parenthood facilities are near black neighborhoods, with 79 percent near black or Hispanic communities.
“Despite representing just 13 percent of the United States female population, they make up nearly 40 percent of all abortions,” conservative activist Candace Owens wrote in her book “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape From The Democrat Plantation.”
“This data clearly speaks to the intentional targeting of the black community, much in the same way that Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project targeted poor black women in the South.”
Former NFL star Ben Watson finds it ironic that Planned Parenthood was founded to “exterminate blacks.”
“And it’s kind of ironic that it’s working,” he said.
Watson, the co-executive producer of pro-life documentary “Divided Hearts of America,” believes Planned Parenthood encourages minorities to get abortions.
“We [as minorities] support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it,” he said.
“We are buying it hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing.”
“… It seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do.”
The Black Pro-Life Coalition says it hopes to end abortion by “restoring a culture of life and the foundation of family in the Black community.”
“Abortion is a brutal form of population control,” said coalition member Stephen Broden of Protect Life and Marriage Texas.
“Abortion has and continues to be a devastating and permanent blow to the Black community.”