Letter: Support Planned Parenthood?

NewImageThis letter ran in today’s Moscow-Pullman Daily News from Roz Luther of Spokane: 

I recently read an interesting fact: “In 1964, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman became honorary chairmen of Planned Parenthood.” In 1968, President Richard Nixon called population growth “one of the most serious challenges to human destiny in the last third of this century.” That is two Republicans and one Democrat who recognized the great value of national Planned Parenthood chapters.

Formed in 1916 in New York, this organization has served lower income girls and women who have fewer insurance options, and has helped them be able to space children and plan their families.

Why was it formed in 1916 in NYC in black neighborhoods? Her racism and eugenics, both of which are undeniable. 

If there’s any doubt, read (and defend) her 1921 article The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda

Combine that with her statement “We do not want word to go 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” and you have the picture of an organization founded on terminating as many black babies as they can. 

And they have been quite successful. 

In the United States, the abortion rate for Black women is almost 4 times that of White women. On average, 900 Black babies are aborted every day in the United States. This tragedy continues to impact the population levels of African-Americans in the United States.

National Statistics: 

More than 19 million Black babies have been aborted since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized abortion in our country.

Black women have a significantly higher abortion rate than Whites and Hispanics.

36.0% of all abortions in the U.S. in 2014 were performed on Black women, however, only about 13.3% of the total population is Black

African-Americans are no longer the nation’s largest minority group. Today, Hispanics have outpaced Blacks in population growth.

For every 1,000 live births, non-Hispanic Black women had 391 abortions. Non-Hispanic White women had 120 abortions/1,000 live births

Roz Luther of Spokane finishes his letter to the editor with the following: 

The bipartisan support of these presidents should be a continuing theme through the years, but I fear the Republicans have them rolling over in their graves with their efforts to defund this fine organization.

Roz Luther

Yes, such a fine organization.