Actress Stacey Dash is taking Planned Parenthood to task for targeting black women for abortions.
Dash, who is African American, writes on the faith-based blog Patheos:
I am so sick of hearing Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies on the Left claim to be pro-women and pro-minorities. The facts just don’t back up their boasts. If you are so pro African American communities, Planned Parenthood, stop targeting black women and aborting our children.
If you care so much why don’t you start actually empowering women to love and care for their children no matter the circumstances they find themselves in. If you truly believe in African Americans, then start telling them they do have the power and ability to take care of their children and raise them instead of pressuring them to kill them in the womb. Your bottom line is not worth the blood on your hands!
The actress, who is a regular co-host on Fox News’ Outnumbered, links an article by the Washington Examiner, which highlights the significantly higher abortion rate among black women.
A black abortion rate that for years has vastly surpassed that of every other racial group. Thirty out of every 1,000 black women obtained an abortion in 2011, which is the most recent data available. That rate is nearly triple that of white women and double that of Hispanic women. While about 13 percent of Americans are black, more than one-third of all abortions are administered to black women.
Dash also quotes a Life News article, which finds that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion-providing facilities are within walking distance of minority neighborhoods. The organization argues that percentage is too high. However, “The Guttmacher Institute, a research group founded by Planned Parenthood, determined ‘that 25 percent of the highest-volume abortion clinics, or those that perform at least 400 abortions a year, are located within zip codes where blacks or Hispanics are a majority,’” according to the Examiner.
“To abortion rights supporters, the disparity simply reflects more unintended pregnancies among black women due to less access to effective birth control, while helping make their case for expanding Planned Parenthood and other women’s health clinics into more poor and minority neighborhoods,” the Examiner reports.
Conservative black activist Star Parker said at a protest in front of an abortion clinic this summer: “If black lives matter, then black women matter…if black lives matter, then black children matter…if black lives matter, then black babies matter.” She added: “We can talk all day about ‘black lives matter,’ but if we exclude abortion from this discussion, we’ve excluded the fundamentals of this discussion.”
Presidential candidate Ben Carson agrees pointing out that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, held blacks in low regard. “I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people,” Ben Carson told Fox News in August. “And one of the reasons that you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population.”
Dash is tired of Planned Parenthood rhetoric and those who support its practices. “I am so sick of hearing Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies on the Left claim to be pro-women and pro-minorities. The facts just don’t back up their boasts.”