DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Planned Parenthood (PP) is the newest vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, despite the cognitive dissonance involved. The abortion giant has demonstrated no regard for human lives in general and black lives in particular.
At least two Planned Parenthood affiliates in different regions of the country are now publicly backing Black Lives Matter. Yet racial equality and respect for human life — particularly black lives — is exactly what Planned Parenthood is not concerned with, recognizes Stan Guthrie, author, minister, and contributing editor for Breakpoint, a Christian website whose content "cuts through the fog of relativism ... with truth and compassion."
Guthrie speaks for countless thinking people when figuratively scratching his head, he points out the clear hypocrisy.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon states:
Black and Brown communities in the United States have suffered murder, violence, trauma and overt and covert racism perpetrated by white people and white-led systems and institutions throughout our country's entire history. This state-sanctioned violence and murder is not new, but it is intolerable and horrific and must stop. Black lives matter.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast says:
The over-policing of black bodies extends far beyond the actions of individual police officers. It is in our workplaces, our schools, our public institutions. It is in our health care system. It is that same policing of black bodies that makes the promise of reproductive freedom unattainable for so many black people in this country.
The first, obvious contradiction is that Planned Parenthood kills preborn babies. That is a prime money-maker for the abortion giant.
According to Planned Parenthood's most recent annual report for 2018–2019, it committed 345,672 prenatal murders in the United States in fiscal year 2018. That means 1,768 babies every single day. Its approximately 3 million abortions since 2011 is 38% of all surgical abortions committed in the United States.
With regard to race, Planned Parenthood was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger.
"Birth control does not mean contraception indiscriminately practiced," Sanger once said. "It means the release and cultivation of the better elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction, of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization."
Who she may have meant by "human weeds" was clarified in a letter of Dec. 10, 1939, to Clarence Gamble. Sanger explained the nature of her organization's outreach to the African-American community, saying: "The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to get 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 also said in her writings that immigrants, the "unfit," the "delinquent and dependent classes," and the "feeble-minded" should be controlled, if not weeded out.
Contraception, in her mind, was a great tool for doing so. She said it is a "powerful weapon against national and racial decadence." Ostensibly, Sanger wanted her Birth Control League, the precursor of Planned Parenthood, to use birth control as a weapon against racial minorities as well as the mentally and physically handicapped.
It is no secret that Planned Parenthood tends to target minorities in impoverished areas of the country. "In 2014, 36% of all abortions were performed on black women, who are just 13% of the female population," reported Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal.
According to Illinois Right to Life and the 2010 Census, 79% of the Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority communities. And this is not without effect. In some cities, such as New York, black abortions outnumber black live births by thousands every year.
This is why groups such as Blacks for Life and BlackGenocide.org have sprung up to defend black babies from the abortion suction machine and black communities from the disproportionate number of babies lost each year due to abortion
As commentators note, Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter are certainly strange bedfellows.