Thursday September 23, 2010

‘Planned Parenthood Aborts African Americans’: New Mass Media Campaign

By Patrick B. Craine

AUSTIN, Texas, September 23, 2010 ( – A new mass media campaign is hoping to shed light on Planned Parenthood’s racist roots and continued targeting of black communities. The PPAbortsAA campaign (“Planned Parenthood Aborts African Americans”) is aimed at getting the message out to a wide audience through billboards in large cities and TV ads on popular channels.

“When you look at the numbers, it’s absolutely astounding the lie that’s been given to African Americans – that this is really good for them,” said Kimberly Speirs, a spokesperson for

African American babies are three times more likely to be aborted than white babies, according to data from the U.S. Center for Disease Control. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the black population in the U.S. has been reduced by over 25 percent.

Planned Parenthood is accused of targeting black communities because 62-78% of their facilities are in minority neighbourhoods, depending on how the data is interpreted. notes that this targeting of blacks was part of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s plan from the beginning. “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated,” said the famed eugenicist and leader of the Negro Project, which was designed to curtail the black population.

The campaign organizers have been able to get their ads on BET (Black Entertainment Television), and they are available through their website, but other mainstream media outlets in New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston have refused to run them.

“It looks like the mainstream media is more interested in protecting Planned Parenthood than they are in educating African American women about the truth of abortion,” said Speirs.

She said it is clear from Planned Parenthood’s own statistics that they favor abortion over other options. She noted, for example, that in 2007 they aborted 305,310 babies in the U.S., but only made 4,912 adoption referrals.

“Most women who are abortion-minded, they don’t want abortion, they just don’t know what else is out there,” she said. “Once you let them know all the positive, hopeful, beautiful alternatives available for them … they almost always choose life.”

“It’s so heartbreaking that so many African American lives have been snuffed out because of the deception that they’ve been sold,” said Speirs. “We just think that they want to know the truth about this issue. I think Afircan American women primarily want to know that they and their babies are being targeted.”

See the campaign here.

See related coverage:

Documentary Exposes Abortion as The Evolution of Racism and Black Genocide

The Inherent Racism of Population Control

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