A group of black pro-life activists have filed a racial discrimination claim against Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States.
The National Black Pro-Life Coalition, an organization that hopes to “end abortion by restoring a culture of Life and the foundation of Family in the Black community,” announced that it filed a claim against Planned Parenthood with the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The suit comes nearly two months after more than 120 African Americans signed a letter to Planned Parenthood, urging the organization to “confront its racist founding, mission and practices.”
The organization quoted Catherine Davis, the founder of the pro-life Restoration Project, who said, “Systemic racism and abortion intersect at the door of Planned Parenthood, an organization that has targeted Black women and their babies for almost five decades.”
Davis argued that by disproportionately aborting black babies, Planned Parenthood was violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which “made it illegal for recipients of federal assistance to discriminate on the basis of race.”
“Members of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition are asking the government to investigate and hold Planned Parenthood accountable for their continuing violation of civil rights laws as their services have had a tremendously negative and lasting impact on Black women and children—and overall, the Black family.”
Other pro-life activists have also spoken out on the impact abortion has had on the black community. Walter Hoye, founder of the Issues4Life Foundation, explained, “Abortion has been grown into the leading cause of death for Blacks resulting in a fertility rate (1.8) that is less than the required number (2.1) to replace the population. At this rate, by 2050 the total Black fertility rate will be 1.3 or lower, a rate that is irreversible.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley