Black Lives Matter? Not to Planned Parenthood
The Ferguson protests have attracted their share of high profile supporters, but none come across as cynical and hypocritical as the nation’s leading abortion factory, Planned Parenthood. When the company tweeted a shoutout on Monday afternoon, they couldn’t help but pay a visit to IronyLand by affixing the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. For an organization that has been at the forefront of promoting abortion to low-income neighborhoods, that’s a pretty rich sentiment.
Of course, Planned Parenthood doesn’t see it that way. They see their outreach efforts as improving society. Only in modern America could anyone see abortion as a way to improve the world, but these are the times we live in. Still, to those of us who haven’t swallowed the feminist line on abortion, the part Planned Parenthood has played in this country’s ongoing fetal holocaust cannot be ignored. And it’s hard to escape the fact that only 36 percent of abortions are performed on white women. It’s also worth noting that nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities can be found within walking distance of African American or Hispanic neighborhoods.
I don’t agree with the uproar over the Michael Brown case, but I certainly agree that black lives matter. Unfortunately, I can’t quite understand how Planned Parenthood feels the same way. They may support equal justice for blacks in the country’s court system, but they certainly don’t think their unborn children matter. Since abortion was made legal in the United States, more blacks have met their death through abortion than by any and all other causes combined. Should we make sure police use the gun as a last resort? Of course. But maybe we should encourage black women – and women of any color, for that matter – to use abortion as a last resort as well.
Thankfully, we may not have to. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, abortion is quickly losing its popularity. 2011 is the last year with updated numbers, and it appears that there were fewer abortions that year than in any year since the early 1970s. Still, 730,322 abortions is a lot of blood on the hands of America. That a high percentage of these come from black and Hispanic mothers is a national shame that should rival the anger over Ferguson. But of course, in the twisted age we live in, only those backwards social conservatives would care about such a thing.
According to a recent report from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, more black babies were killed by abortion in 2012 than were born in the same year. That’s just New York City, where Planned Parenthood happens to be headquartered. Make no mistake about it, abortion is a personal choice and no politician or company can be blamed for a woman’s decision to have one. But when Planned Parenthood wants to really make a difference in black lives, they’ll get off their Twitter high horse and stop marketing death to women who don’t know where to turn.