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Planned Parenthood student group admits America’s largest abortion business has racist roots

Fr. Mark Hodges Fr. Mark Hodges

GAINESVILLE, Florida, February 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — A Planned Parenthood student group at the University of Florida is acknowledging that the nation’s largest abortion business has “racist roots.”

The Black Student Union and Planned Parenthood Generation Action are co-hosting “a panel discussion on the racist roots of Planned Parenthood,” a Facebook promotion for the event reads.

“Our subject is addressing the racist roots of the birth control movement, specifically pertaining to the influence of eugenics,” the Facebook post explains. “Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, is a controversial figure in this conversation because despite her devotion to reproductive rights, she also had beliefs, practices, and associations with eugenics that we acknowledge and denounce, and work to rectify today.”

What’s new isn’t Sanger’s history of racism and eugenics but that a Planned Parenthood group would acknowledge that history.  

The event scheduled for Wednesday evening caught the eye of Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins because Planned Parenthood has long denied any racist past.

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Hawkins first noted, perhaps facetiously, that the beginning of addressing one’s addictions is honesty. “As they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step,” the pro-life leader said in a statement emailed to LifeSiteNews.  

The fact is Sanger devoted her life to eliminating “undesirables,” including the diseased, the disabled, the mentally handicapped, and African Americans.  

In one eugenics project, she sought out black pastors to persuade minority women to use artificial birth control or be sterilized. By using black pastors, Sanger’s racist motivations were kept clandestine. “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she explained.

Sanger characterized the needy and less fortunate as “the unfit (to live),” “defectives,” “human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” and “human beings who never should have been born.”

The Florida panel discussion will also touch on “the topic of sterilization abuse.” The Facebook promo concedes that sterilization drives in the past “disproportionately impact(ed) communities of color.”

A member of the American Eugenics Society, Sanger championed forced sterilization and once even spoke to the women of the Ku Klux Klan. She proposed a law requiring state approval for any pregnancies. “No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.”

Sanger was not alone in Planned Parenthood’s history of racial genocide. She surrounded her organization with others of like mind, including Nazi sympathizers.

Hawkins points out that an organization’s past is only damning insofar as it influences its present. “Acknowledging the racist roots of your organization is meaningless unless you also acknowledge that the racist practices of Planned Parenthood continue to this day,” she said. “Planned Parenthood continues to target black and Hispanic babies for abortion by the placement of their abortion vendor locations in minority neighborhoods.”

One analysis studied every ZIP code with an abortion facility and found that 79 percent of surgical abortion centers were within walking distance of minority residential areas.  Of the 116 ZIP codes with more than one abortion business, 84 were in black or Hispanic neighborhoods.

The abortion behemoth has most recently built 25 “mega-centers” largely in minority areas. Of the “mega-centers,” 88 percent target women of color.

And Planned Parenthood’s history of eugenics continues today as well. The abortion giant has joined with the ACLU to fight in federal appeals court for the right to provide abortions based on the baby’s race, sex, or possible disability.

So while Florida’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action may be acknowledging its racist past, Planned Parenthood is doing nothing to “denounce, and work to rectify (it) today.”

Hawkins opined that acknowledgement of Planned Parenthood’s racist past is “meaningless … unless you address the disparity of abortion, which (currently) takes proportionally so many more lives of infants of color.”

Since Roe v Wade, abortion has caused the deaths of more African Americans than anything else, according to the College Fix.

The Facebook post showed 88 people “interested” in attending Wednesday’s panel, 19 committed to “going,” and several shared the information with others.

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