Abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood have had a long history of targeting African-American and low-income neighborhoods.
African-Americans are responsible for nearly one-third of all abortions in the country.
According to the 2010 Abortion Surveillance report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women obtained roughly 25 percent of all abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
Reports also reveal that abortion clinics tend to open in minority communities.
BlackGenocide.com reports that about 80 percent of all abortion clinics are in communities that are dominated by minority residents.
Although a correlation has not been proven, the statistics alone are certainly enough to raise some eyebrows and major concerns, especially since Planned Parenthood’s founder had a history of racism.
Back in the 1930s, reports surfaced that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger made a slew of racist and discriminatory statements.
“Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated,” she once reportedly said.
Some people in the African-American community have refused to sit back and watch what they refer to as “Black genocide.”
Black People Against Abortion (BPAA), a pro-life group that is pushing to educate and reach out to the African-American community about abortions, makes it clear that someone has to step in to make a difference or the number of abortions could continue to rise.
“If someone’s going to cry out, we need to cry out – for our children, for all children – but specifically, there needs to be more people of color in the fight to cry out for life,” said Dr. Ashley Harrell, a BPAA advocate.
The BPAA is described as a “grassroots morality movement boldly declaring a message of hope and encouragement with Black men and women to value life, keep their babies, reject abortion and stop the genocide that threatens the Black race.”
Harrell said the organization has a keen focus on the “young generation,” as ultimately they will be making decisions on whether to keep their babies or opt for abortions.
Harrell says it is key that the upcoming generation realize they can “glorify God” with their children and be great parents.
According to a 2010 survey from the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the three most common reasons women gave for opting for an abortion were not wanting a child to interfere with work, school and other responsibilities; fear they could not afford a child at the time; and not wanting to be a single parent.