October 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Not only is Planned Parenthood the largest abortion provider in the country, specifically targeting black mothers — its black employees reportedly also experienced “acts of racism and anti-Blackness from their white colleagues.”
According to BuzzFeed, an internal assessment based on interviews of black current and former employees conducted by the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA) “found that the organization’s Black employees feel that Planned Parenthood’s treatment of them internally does not line up with its social justice-driven mission.”
“Black employees told AORTA they regularly experienced acts of racism and anti-Blackness from their white colleagues but found that when they reported problems to human resources, there was ‘no meaningful consequence or accountability for racial harm,’” BuzzFeed reported. “The employees said they had been experiencing these issues and bringing them to management’s attention for years, but felt that little had been done to change the problems.”
White employees allegedly “think they cannot be perpetrators of racism or discrimination because of the work they do and the work Planned Parenthood does to fight ‘gender-based oppression.’”
AORTA’s assessment of Planned Parenthood was done in response to recent accusations of racism inside the organization. In August, Buzzfeed reported that black employees at Planned Parenthood and NARAL were the target of systemic racism on a large scale.
Among other things, black employees complained about being overlooked for promotions, microaggressions, rude behavior, being scrutinized more than white colleagues, being treated like children, given larger workloads and longer work hours.
BuzzFeed quoted a woman who used to work for a public relations company involved with organizations supporting abortion as saying, “I do think it’s worse in reproductive rights, because it is insidious. The movement prides itself on working on issues affecting the most marginalized in society — women, trans and nonbinary folks, and people of color. And yet, in their own workplaces, they don’t value those people.”
Planned Parenthood Black Community, a branch of Planned Parenthood focused on outreach among African Americans, tweeted in 2017, “If you’re a Black woman in America, it’s statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth.”
If you're a Black woman in America, it's statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth #ScaryStats
— Planned Parenthood Black Community (@PPBlackComm) October 31, 2017
Planned Parenthood is not alone in specifically targeting black mothers to have abortions. A billboard in Dallas, Texas, put up by the Afiya Centre, read, “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” adding, “Abortion is self-care.”
While black women only make up about 13.3% of the population, 36% of all abortions in the USA are performed on black mothers.
PETITION UPDATE (10/26/2020)
Since launching this petition less than 6 weeks ago, two massive, yet conflicting, events have taken place surrounding this petition which asks the Lubbock City Council to make Lubbock a Sanctuary City for the Unborn:
1) Planned Parenthood just reopened their doors at the end of last week. However, the facility will not commit abortions until 2021 (if at all!).
BUT, all hope is not lost! Because....
2) Pro-life citizens of Lubbock have presented over 5,000 signatures to the Lubbock City Council, asking the Council to bring the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance to a public vote.
This last part is great news! If the council passes the policy, Planned Parenthood will be barred from committing abortions in Lubbock. If the council fails, citizens will be able to directly vote on becoming a Sanctuary City for the Unborn in an upcoming election.
“Lubbock must not surrender to the abortion industry. Now more than ever, Texans must stand for Life and urge the council to swiftly pass the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance,” stated Kimberlyn Schwartz, native West Texan and Texas Tech alumna, now serving as Texas Right to Life’s director of media and communication.
Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition, to support the goal of making Lubbock a Sanctuary City for the Unborn. Thank you!
Seven years after closing their doors, Planned Parenthood has announced that they intend to reopen in Lubbock, Texas, by the end of this year.
This is terrible news and a retrograde step...and, needs to be stopped!
That's why LifeSite and Texas Right to Life are partnering on this urgent petition which calls on the Lubbock City Council to make their city a Sanctuary City for the Unborn, thereby stopping Planned Parenthood from reopening their abortion center.
Since 2013, when Planned Parenthood closed their Lubbock facilities in response to laws passed by the Texas Legislature, an estimated 1,000 Lubbock babies have been saved from abortion!
But now, with $9 million pledged from wealthy pro-abortion leftists, Planned Parenthood is reopening in the region, according to their recent press release.
This is outrageous, and we must do everything possible to stop the killing from starting again!
Please SIGN this petition to the Lubbock City Council and urge them to make their city a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.
The Sanctuary City for the Unborn initiative began last year in the small East Texas town of Waskom. Since then, more than a dozen communities have followed suit.
The local Pro-Life ordinances declare abortion to be murder and prohibit abortion facilities from opening within city limits.
By encouraging the City Council to make Lubbock a Santuary City for the Unborn, we can stop Planned Parenthood before they kill another single baby in West Texas again!
But, we need your help to overcome some political opposition to this good idea.
Dan Pope, the mayor of Lubbock, expressed opposition to pursuing the Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance, stating, “That's not the lane we need to be in, we need to do the things that we were elected to do.”
Then, the mayor actually compared opening an abortion facility to opening a church: “I think telling Planned Parenthood they can't come to Lubbock would be in some ways like telling United [Supermarkets] they couldn't build another store, or telling the [Southern Baptist Convention] they couldn't do another church start in Lubbock..."
But, opening a Planned Parenthood abortion center is nothing like opening a church! There are no similarities between intentionally killing innocent preborn human beings and trying to teach people about the Bible!
Suffice it to say: Lubbock city officials need to hear from you!
Please add your voice by SIGNING this urgent petition to keep Planned Parenthood out of Lubbock.
**And, Lubbock citizens, stay tuned for additional steps to make your town a Sanctuary City for the Unborn.**
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Petition asks Lubbock City Council to declare their city a sanctuary for the unborn' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/petition-asks-lubbock-city-council-to-declare-their-city-a-sanctuary-for-the-unborn
'3 Texas towns vote to become sanctuary cities for the unborn' - lifesitenews.com/news/3-texas-towns-vote-to-become-sanctuary-cities-for-the-unborn
'North Carolina county declares ‘sanctuary’ for unborn, plans to outlaw abortion' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/north-carolina-county-declares-sanctuary-for-unborn-plans-to-outlaw-abortion
Famous Rapper and long-shot presidential candidate Kanye West in September said Planned Parenthood was perpetrating a “black genocide.”
“Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in the United States,” West said. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, abortion kills more black people than HIV, homicide, diabetes, accidents, cancer, and heart disease — watch this one — combined. Three thousand shootings in Chicago a year, 700 murders, you’ve got to put that with heart disease, you’ve got to put that with HIV, you’ve got to put that with diabetes, you’ve got to put that with just accidents, and put that with cancer, and it doesn’t add up to specifically abortions. If you think about that number, 1,000 black babies are aborted each day.”
“It’s happening every day, and right now God has given me the information, and he ain’t gave me no other information other than this information, and we have this right now, so that means he wants me to say this now,” West continued. “In 50 years, there’s been 22 million — over 22,500,000 — black people aborted strategically and on purpose. Planned Parenthood was set up and placed in minority communities to kill black people.”
In July, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced the removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from its flagship Bleecker Street abortion center because of her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement,” The New York Times reported. Sanger was the founder and first president of the abortion provider.
“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,” Sanger wrote in 1939.
Sanger also associated with the Ku Klux Klan. “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan,” she wrote in her autobiography. “I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses … I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak … In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”