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Does Planned Parenthood share Sanger’s views on race?

While Planned Parenthood today repudiates racism, they continue to target their services disproportionately to minority populations. While blacks comprise only 14% of the population, 28% of women in the United States having abortions are black, due in no small part to Planned Parenthood’s conscious placement of many of their facilities in neighborhoods primarily populated by minorities. In fact, more blacks are killed in the womb at Planned Parenthood facilities in three days than were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in their entire history.

An undercover investigation in 2008 showed Planned Parenthood officials across the country gladly accepting donations being offered by a man who claimed he specifically wanted his donation to go towards abortions for black women, in order to reduce the black population.


Guttmacher Institute. “Induced Abortion in the United States.” September 2019. https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/induced-abortion-united-states.

Behrens, Zach. “Planned Parenthood Accepted Racially Motivated Donations According to a UCLA Magazine.” LAist. February 29, 2008. https://laist.com/2008/02/29/planned_parenth.php.

U.S. Census Bureau. QuickFacts. July 1, 2018. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045218.

Zangrando, Robert L. “Lynching.” In The Reader’s Companion to American History. Edited by John A. Garraty and Eric Foner. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991: 684-686.

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