October 30, 2020

National Black Pro-Life Coalition Files Racial Discrimination Claim Against Planned Parenthood

Alveda King
photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition announced last week that it filed a racial discrimination claim with the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights against Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The coalition argues that Planned Parenthood has unfairly and maliciously targeted Black women and their unborn children for almost 100 years.

The complaint argues that Planned Parenthood's roots in the eugenics movement have caused it to reproduce systemic discrimination and racism ever since Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was notorious for her “Negro Project” designed to end the black population in America, as well as her personal mission “to promote eugenic birth selection throughout the United States so that there may be more well-born and fewer ill-born children ― a stronger, healthier and more intelligent race.”

The coalition's claim argues that Planned Parenthood “has provided its services in a manner that perpetuates the systemic racism that was rife in America before 1964,” and that its “services have resulted in a disproportionate and negative impact and treatment of Blacks and increasingly Latinos.”

The National Black Pro-Life Coalition includes multiple pro-life leaders and organizations, such as Catherine Davis of the Restoration Project, Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King Jr.), Rev. Dean Nelson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, and others.

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