September 2, 2020

Black Leaders Write Letter to Planned Parenthood Criticizing it for the 'Systemic Racism' of Abortion

A coalition of over 100 black leaders from across the country criticized Planned Parenthood in a letter sent to Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill-Johnson on Tuesday. The coalition, which includes elected officials, pastors, and attorneys, called on her to “confront the systemic racism of America’s abortion practices.”

“Black women are five times more likely than white women to receive an abortion,” the letter stated. “In some cities, like New York, more Black children are aborted every year than are born alive.”

“This is no accident,” the letter continued. “79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located in or near communities of color.”

The letter points out that 36% of abortions in the U.S. end the lives of unborn children carried by black women. This is statistically disproportionate to the population of black women, which only represents 13% of America's female population.

Many Planned Parenthood locations were strategically placed while the abortion giant was under the leadership of its eugenicist founder Margaret Sanger. She believed abortion was a tool whites could use to slow the growth of the black population and was known to have relationships with KKK officials, but still had a major Planned Parenthood clinic named after her in New York City up until July of this year.

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