African-American leaders in the fight against Planned Parenthood are praising black Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for talking publicly about the organization’s link to eugenics proponent Margaret Sanger and its objective to “kill black babies.”
Walter B. Hoyle II, president and founder of the Issues4Life Foundation, told The Christian Post, “I’m glad that Herman has the courage to spread the truth about Planned Parenthood.”
During his Sunday appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Cain told host Bob Schieffer he stands by statements unveiling Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) as “planned genocide” because its concentration of centers in black neighborhoods and defining its objective as aborting unborn black children.
He explained, “If people go back and look at the history, and look at Margaret Sanger’s own words, that’s exactly where that (statements defining Planned Parenthood’s objective as killing black babies) came from.”
He continued, “So if you go back and look up the history, look at where most of them (Planned Parenthood clinics) were built. Seventy-five percent of those facilities were built in the black community.”
Hoye, a black man, believes that a fetus is a person and has been arrested for protesting outside an Oakland, Calif., abortion clinic. He too is convinced that Planned Parenthood is concentrating its efforts in black and minority community.
He cites pro-life group Life Dynamics Incorporated’s 2009 study which reveals that there are 116 zip codes nationwide where PPFA has more than one “population control facility” located in the area. Of those zip codes, 84 zip codes were majority African-American or Hispanic communities. The study concluded, “When 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.”
“I just don’t believe that is an accident,” Hoye said.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer of pro-life group The Radiance Foundation, also does not believe it is coincidental. He stated that Planned Parenthood’s presence in urban communities dates back to its “horrible, racist eugenics beginnings.”
Sanger, a social activist for birth control, frequently lectured about merits of birth control and even held talks for the ladies auxiliary of the Klu Klux Klan according to her 1938 autobiography.
Sanger also opened the American Birth Control League in 1921. Sanger’s group eventually merged with the Birth Control Council of America according to The Margaret Sanger Papers, and the resulting group was later renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Cain also said of Margaret Sanger, “She didn’t use the word genocide but she did talk about preventing the increasing number of poor blacks in this country by preventing black babies from being born.”
Bomberger said of Cain, “I love that Cain is exposing Planned Parenthood for what it is: a killing industry.”
Though Cain is currently winning the praise of some African-American pro-lifers, others were disappointed with his past answers stating abortion is an individual’s choice.
Black conservative Alan Keyes said Cain’s abortion position “is the position taken by abortion rights Democrats like Hillary Clinton.”
Cain assured conservatives Monday that he is pro-life from conception, and as president he would support legislation cutting federal funds to abortion.
However, he said that abortion would not be a key concern when picking U.S. Supreme Court justices.