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‘No more’: African-Americans protest Planned Parenthood’s ‘discriminatory agenda’

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)--A mostly African-American crowd gathered outside Planned Parenthood's new "flagship" facility on Saturday to protest its racism and the eugenic legacy of its founder, Margaret Sanger.

"So many people are being healed by the truth being told," said Dr. Alveda King, the neice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn. Along with three other post-abortive women, King shared how abortion hurt her.

"Margaret Sanger had it wrong," said King. "She thought we were separate races," but we are actually one human race, she said.

"I’m here because I support life," 22-year-old Leah Levell told LifeSiteNews. "I want everyone to know that [Sanger was] not a good person at all."

"I want people to know what the real history behind Planned Parenthood is," said Levell. Sanger's reason for promoting Planned Parenthood "was to kill off black babies," she said. 

“My uncle said something in a Christmas sermon in 1967 before his death, and then my daddy in his last Christmas sermon said something similar," King told the enthusiastic crowd. "These are my uncle’s own words...in his 1967 Christmas sermon: ‘Now let me say that the next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and goodwill towards men—and this is men and women—is the non-violent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life.'"

The rally was sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA) to mourn Planned Parenthood's recent 100th birthday and say "no more" to its human rights abuses.

CWA president Penny Nance decried Planned Parenthood's "mafia-like selling of baby parts--baby heads, hearts, lungs, tongues."

Furthermore, Sanger was the "co-founder of a notorious sterilization program for minorities, and she was a favored consultant of the KKK," said Nance. "Her goal was to limit the population of the people she felt unworthy of life. She called them 'human weeds.' And Planned Parenthood's discriminatory roots can be seen by the demographics today."

"Even though African-Americans only comprise 13% of the U.S. population, we see 35% of the abortions" take place on their babies, Nance said. "Likewise, Hispanic women, who are only 18% of the population, receive 25% of abortions. But it makes sense when you understand the roots of Planned Parenthood."

Nance noted the majority of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are located in or very close to minority neighborhoods.

"They are thinning ethnic populations in ways that the KKK could only dream about," said Nance. "And they're using half a billion dollars a year of our taxdollars to pay for it."

Before CWA's rally, the Archdiocese of Washington's Proverbs 24 group prayed outside the DC Planned Parenthood as part of a previously scheduled event. They were surprised and delighted to run into King and have the opportunity to pray with her, Proverbs 24 leader Monsignor Charles Pope told LifeSiteNews.

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