In the past few months, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood has been eager to align itself with the Black Lives Matter movement, which came about in response to shooting deaths of black men by police.
Racial tensions are running high in America after riots and violence erupted when a black man was shot and killed by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this week.
On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood responded on Twitter to initial reports about the Charlotte man, Keith Scott’s death.
We stand with communities affirming that #BlackLivesMatter.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, who makes $590,928 a year, tweeted about the incident on Tuesday:
On Thursday afternoon, after riots broke out in North Carolina, Planned Parenthood also tweeted this:
Everyone must own the responsibility we have as a nation to stand against the violence done to Black people in America. – @CecileRichards
Writing for The Federalist, D.C. McAllister responded by challenging Planned Parenthood to stop killing unborn babies if it truly believes that black lives matter.
Planned Parenthood is one of the greatest perpetrators of violence against African Americans in this country. It’s founded on racism, perpetuates racism, and kills more than 850 African Americans every day.
Black people make up about 13 percent of the population, yet comprise 37 percent of all abortions. Black women are 4.8 times more likely to have an abortion than white women are. Approximately 78 percent of Planned Parenthood’s clinics are in minority communities, and black babies are three times more likely to be killed from an abortion than white babies.
… Clearly, if anyone should “stop killing black people” it’s Planned Parenthood. The real violence against minorities in America isn’t on the streets of Charlotte or any other city, it’s in the clinics of Planned Parenthood.
Black pastors and pro-life leaders have been calling out Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy, too.
The Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress Jr., an African American pastor and founder of Blackgenocide.org, recently appealed to the black community on the issue.
“Now I say to all Americans, but especially and in particular to my African American Brothers and Sisters (of which I am one): Will you ever recognize this conspiracy against you?” Childress wrote in August. “For the leading killer of innocent unarmed African Americans – whose hands were up, but given no choice nor chance at the American Dream their fellow African American, Dr. Martin Luther King preached about – is Planned Parenthood!”
Unborn babies are not the only ones losing their lives at Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities. In 2014, Planned Parenthood was forced to pay a $2 million settlement to the family of a black woman named Tonya Reaves who died from a botched abortion at one of its Illinois facilities in 2012. News reports indicate that Planned Parenthood waited five hours before it sent Reaves to a local hospital emergency room for treatment.
The death of another young black woman also is being investigated after she had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood on June 30 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.