Abortion giant Planned Parenthood, founded by eugenicists seeking to reduce the population of people of color, lauded Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, declaring its commitment to “furthering his dream.”
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the idea that racial and economic justice are foundational to our democracy. Today, we honor his courageous vision and radical action — and commit to furthering his dream by continuing the fight for justice,” Planned Parenthood tweeted.
The irony was not lost on Nigerian pro-life champion Obianuju Ekeocha, founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, who shot back, “But how can you further his dream when you have aborted millions of African American babies since 1973?”
Ms. Ekeocha was referring to the overwhelming disparity between abortions of black and white children in the United States with black children aborted at a rate of more than three times that of whites, making the abortion industry, by functional standards, a racist institution.
Among white women, there are 138 abortions for every 1000 live births; among blacks, there are 501 abortions for every 1000 births. This means that blacks are aborted at 3.6 times the rate of whites.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 2007 and 2010, nearly 35.4 percent of the deaths by abortion in the United States happened to black babies, despite the fact that blacks represent only 12.8 percent of the population. Conversely, non-Hispanic whites, who make up 63.7 percent of America’s population, account for only 37.7 percent of all U.S. abortions.
Rev. Clenard H. Childress has called this phenomenon “black genocide” and has built a national ministry around its exposure. Childress cites an estimate that since 1973 black women in America have had about 16 million abortions, an enormous loss. Without it, America’s black community would now number approximately 52 million persons, he has said.
For Planned Parenthood to hold up the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a model when its own behavior openly contradicts everything he stood for, seems the epitome of hypocrisy.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, was a notorious racist and eugenicist and worked actively to reduce the black population. As part of the eugenics movement in the 1930s, Sanger thought that abortion could effectively cull “inferior races” from the human gene pool.
Sanger chose inner cities as the sites for her first abortion clinics, and still today, 79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in black or minority neighborhoods.
In a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble of Smith College, Sanger wrote:
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Planned Parenthood’s research and propaganda arm, the Guttmacher Institute, was named after former Planned Parenthood President Alan Guttmacher, who was also vice president of the American Eugenics Society.
Guttmacher was an advocate of coercive population control and believed that to achieve a significant and targeted reduction of the population while avoiding accusations of black genocide, the involvement of the United Nations was indispensable. “My own feeling,” he said in an interview in 1970, “is that we’ve got to pull out all the stops and involve the United Nations”:
If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the damned Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.
Planned Parenthood’s Martin Luther King tweet follows on the heels of news that Ohio’s largest abortion provider is targeting black women in a new advertising campaign by placing its billboards exclusively in majority-black neighborhoods.
The abortion clinic, called “Preterm,” has embarked on a crusade to sway public opinion toward a greater acceptance of abortion. The group posted 16 billboards around minority neighborhoods of the Greater Cleveland area emblazoned with messages like “Abortion Is Life-Saving,” “Abortion Is Safer Than Childbirth,” “Abortion Is Sacred,” and “Abortion Is a Blessing.”
Martin Luther King’s niece, the Rev. Alveda King, has no love for Planned Parenthood or the racist abortion industry it represents. “How can the ‘Dream’ survive if we murder the children?” she asked.
“Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate,” she said.
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