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Wednesday August 31, 2011

Anti-Abortion Group Claims Planned Parenthood and “Abortion Industry” Target Hispanics and Blacks

Anti-Abortion Group Claims Planned Parenthood and “Abortion Industry” Target Hispanics and Blacks

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In a 24-page report, Life Dynamics, a pro-life group, claims Planned Parenthood has been targeting the U.S. Hispanic and black populations by placing their facilities within communities with high numbers of minorities.

The report, titled Racial Targeting and Population Control, says that by putting abortion centers in minority-filled neighborhoods Planned Parenthood and the “abortion industry” are successfully using them as a means of population control against minorities.

Planned Parenthood and similar groups, however, have come out saying their intention has primarily been to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and insist that their focus was never to promote abortions to black and Hispanic people. Abortions are only a small part of what Planned Parenthood does and they say they mostly promote safe sexual practices by way of birth control and contraception.

In the report, Mark Crutcher and Carole Novielli, wrote that in Texas alone, 94 zip codes had either an abortion facility or Planned Parenthood clinic. Among those 94, 72 were among populations that were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic.

In Connecticut, a state demographics are quite different from those of Texas, among 21 zips codes with abortion centers or Planned Parenthood clinics, 15 were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic.

See Life Dynamic’s report here.

“Again, this pattern is repeated in state after state,” thy wrote. “We identified 116 ZIP codes with more than one [abortion or abortion-referral facility]. Of those, 84 were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic. What this means is that, when the American family planning industry places multiple facilities in a ZIP code, that ZIP code is more than two-and-a-half times as likely to be disproportionately minority as not.”

“Not only is this racial targeting widespread, it’s scale is often enormous. We found 42 states with family planning facilities in ZIP codes where the black and/or Hispanic populations exceeds 200% of the state’s overall percentage. More telling is that these percentages routinely go far beyond even this level. Numerous states have facilities in ZIP codes that range from 250% to well over 1,000% and it is not uncommon for them to have facilities located in many such ZIP codes.”