Abortion and the Black Community
Abortion has always disproportionately affected minority communities. Almost 80% of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. 88% of its new “mega facilities” are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. A few fast facts:
- Black women have the highest abortion rate by far (nearly half of pregnancies end in abortion in many places).
- The abortion ratio is 401 abortions per 1,000 live births.
- In recent years in some cities, like New York, more black babies were aborted than born. Thankfully, this has changed (at least in NYC) and Black births now outnumber Black abortions in the city.
- In America today, Black babies are now 3.4 times as likely to be aborted as White babies, which is thankfully down from previous figures.
- About 12% of Americans are Black, roughly half of whom are women. Yet they are sold about 34% of all abortions.
- More Black Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined. It’s estimated that 19 million Black babies have been killed by abortion since its legalization.
- Since 1973, abortion has reduced the Black population by over 25%.*
*Arrived at by multiplying an estimated population total of 325,719,178 by 13.4%: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217
The pro-life movement, especially our African American leaders, must continue to reach out to our communities who are so targeted by the abortion industry. Women need to know there’s love and support when facing an unplanned pregnancy, regardless of income, marital status, or any other external factor.
In 2008, SFLA mobilized Black Pastors to call Planned Parenthood out on their racism. Read more here.
America itself has been below replacement rate (not enough babies born to maintain the population) since 1971. And African Americans are a microcosm of that trend as the population dips below replacement rate in many cities. A society that tells its poor citizens that they should kill their offspring at their own expense (physically & psychologically) is a hurting society.
The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, is seen as the pioneer of the birth control movement. She also deemed a large segment of the world’s population to be inferior and was active with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). You can read about it in her own words in her book “The Pivot of Civilization.”
Among many other unsavory accomplishments, Sanger oversaw “The Negro Project,” a calculated strategy to exterminate African-Americans using birth control & abortion. The following is a letter she wrote to friend and supporter Dr. C.J. Gamble in 1939:
In one single typewritten letter, her entire strategy is revealed. Employ African-American doctors to manipulate black patients into “choosing” their own population decimation. But, just to be safe, get black church leaders on the payroll as well to take care of anyone who catches on. “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population...”
Oh, but don’t bother looking into Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s history unless you have ample time. Pro-choice “fact-checkers” and news outlets who do not want their perception of Planned Parenthood challenged have gone to great lengths to inundate web results with defenses of Margaret Sanger. One such outlet, Snopes.com, wrote an article defending Sanger from claims of racism, yet used this quote in their article:
“Birth Control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced. It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.”
In simpler terms: “birth control” to Margaret Sanger is not just using a condom when you don’t want to get pregnant. It’s strategically selling it to specific groups of people who are deemed “human weeds.”
For context, this is the type of depravity going on during the same decade the Sanger letter was written:
This was part of a scholarly journal published in 1933.
Things Haven’t Changed
Planned Parenthood is still following their “mission” of serving underserved communities… unfortunately, that means the abortion of their children. They are still following the goal of Margaret Sanger – ridding the world of “human beings who never should have been born.”
Explore below for further reading…
Read the Articles
- Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy
- The Truth About Margaret Sanger
- The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Plan for Black America
- Black Leaders Condemn Planned Parenthood’s Racism
- UCLA student sting exposes racism at Planned Parenthood
- Pastors Accuse Planned Parenthood for ‘Genocide’ on Blacks
- SFLA Mobilizes Black Pastors Against Planned Parenthood (2008)
- 2015 Policy Report: The Effects of Abortion on the Black Community
- Abort73: Abortion and Race
Read the Books
- The Pivot of Civilization (Margaret Sanger)
- Woman and the New Race (Margaret Sanger)
- Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy (Angela Franks)
- Grand Illusion (George Grant)
See the Videos