Mississippi AME Pastor Joseph Parker Says Planned Parenthood Is Not a Friend of Minority Communities
A black pro-life pastor says a Planned Parenthood volunteer needs to learn the history of the organization she supports.
Planned Parenthood sets up its abortion clinics in minority communities, and there’s a reason for that, says Joseph Parker, an African Methodist Episcopal pastor in Mississippi.
“And if you ask, Well, why is that, it’s because they have a very wicked and racist agenda,” Parker says.
He wishes that Emma Akpan, a North Carolina AME minister, would learn the history behind Planned Parenthood, especially the beliefs of founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger.
Praised by feminists for pushing to legalize birth control, Sanger infamously desired birth control to ensure there were fewer minorities and disabled people.
A book penned by Sanger in 1922 suggested hiring “colored” ministers in order to push birth control and family planning to blacks.
“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Sanger wrote, “and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
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