Planned Parenthood Sponsors ESSENCE Music Festival
On Friday, Planned Parenthood announced it will sponsor one of black entertainment's biggest events of the year, the ESSENCE music festival.
Planned Parenthood, whose founder Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist who believed in exterminating the "weeds" of society to cleanse the gene pool, has increasingly come under fire for placing an estimated 60 to 78 percent of its abortion clinics near high minority populations.
According to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, 30 percent of all the abortions performed in America occur on black babies. "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb," says Rev. Clenard Childress of BlackGenocide.org.
Still, the Planned Parenthood website boasts that in 2010, 400,000 of its "patients" were African-Americans.
A 2011 Planned Parenthood fact-sheet states that in 2010, Planned Parenthood performed 329,445 abortions, or more than the population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.