Undercover Investigation Reveals Planned Parenthood’s Racism
By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - UCLA’s pro-life student magazine, The Advocate, has revealed an undercover investigation in which representatives of Planned Parenthood enthusiastically accepted a financial donation targeting the abortion of an unborn black baby for racist motives.
Lila Rose, editor of The Advocate, says she has taped responses of Planned Parenthood officials from seven states that reveal the eugenic character of their ideology.
Lila told WorldNetDaily, "Students on campus are shocked and saddened that such a huge organization would have racist leanings in the present day. They are surprised to hear the truth about [Planned Parenthood founder] Margaret Sanger, and how the African-American community is being hurt by abortion. There’s a lot of surprise out there. Planned Parenthood does an excellent job of covering up the facts."
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a proponent of "race hygiene" through "negative eugenics," an attempt to reduce the fertility of "dysgenic" groups, in the early 20th century. In 1921, she said eugenics is "the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems, and the ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all." She also cautioned, "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."
The Advocate released a transcript of a taped conversation between an actor posing as a white racist and wanting to make a donation, and a woman identified as Autumn Kersey, vice president of marketing for Planned Parenthood of Idaho.
The transcript reads:
Actor: I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group, would that be possible?
Planned Parenthood: Absolutely.
A: Like the black community for example?
A: The abortion - I can give money specifically for a black baby, that would be the purpose?
PP: Absolutely. If you wanted to designate that your gift be used to help an African-American woman in need, then we would certainly make sure that the gift was earmarked for that purpose.
A: Great, because I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids. I just had a baby; I want to put it in his name.
PP: Yes, absolutely.
A: And we don’t, you know we just think, the less black kids out there the better.
PP: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable.
A: Right. I want to protect my son, so he can get into college.
PP: All right. Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.
Lila Rose said the actor asked each PP branch contacted about lowering "the number of black people," and none expressed concern about the racist reason for the donation.
Last spring, in another sting on Planned Parenthood, Lila posed as a 15-year-old seeking an abortion at a PP abortuary in Santa Monica, California.
Lila was accompanied by James O’Keefe, who acted as her 23-year-old boyfriend. In a recorded conversation, the employee encouraged Rose to invent a birthday to allow Planned Parenthood to avoid reporting a case of statutory rape.
"If you’re 15, we have to report it. If you’re not, if you’re older than that, then we don’t need to," the employee said. "Okay, but if I just say I’m not 15, then it’s different?" Rose asked. The employee responded, "You could say 16…well, just figure out a birth date that works. And I don’t know anything."
"Planned Parenthood has been concealing statutory rape and child abuse cases for years," Rose said. "This video reveals what really goes on behind closed doors in Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics."
Lila Rose and The Advocate were subsequently threatened with civil action by Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles.
After The Advocate exposed the incident in the latest issue of The Advocate and uploaded the videos to the popular video sharing website You Tube, Planned Parenthood emailed Rose a letter demanding that she "immediately relinquish to PPLA [Planned Parenthood Los Angeles] the original and any copies of all communications with PPLA employees you have recorded without their consent." The letter, signed by PPLA CEO Mary Jane Wagle, threatens a suit for "$5,000 or three times actual damages."
"This lawsuit threat is an example of Planned Parenthood using intimidation against those willing to expose its crimes," Rose said. "Planned Parenthood is a $900 million operation. Instead of threatening me with a lawsuit, Planned Parenthood should call a press conference condemning its staffers and promising major reform to protect young girls. Instead, they are threatening a college student."
"Imagine a major corporation had been exposed for committing crimes in order to pad its bottom line. There would be a parade of congressmen demanding hearings and reform," said Rose. "Young girls are at risk and Planned Parenthood is receiving federal tax money. The federal government should investigate this and Planned Parenthood, like any other corporation, should be held accountable."
Other lawsuits have been filed against Planned Parenthood across the country for failing to report child abuse and statutory rape. In a Planned Parenthood clinic in Central Ohio, a young girl revealed to clinic employees that she was being forced to have sex with her father for three years. The clinic refused to act, and the child abuse continued for two more years. Finally the girl filed suit against the clinic for failing to report a crime as required by law.
In another case, Life Dynamics, a Texas-based nonprofit organization, hired an actress to make approximately 800 phone calls to abortion facilities across the country. She described herself as a 13-year-old girl and a victim of sexual assault. 91 percent of the facilities that admitted a crime had been committed agreed to conceal it.
Lila Rose is an 18 year-old sophomore at UCLA majoring in political science. The Advocate is a quarterly pro-life student magazine, founded in January.
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