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UCLA Prolifers Accuse Planned Parenthood of Racism, Minority Targeting

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By Alexander J. Sheffrin, Christian Post Reporter
April 11, 2008|6:00 pm

A pro-life student group at UCLA has released a series of shocking videos over the past few weeks that it claims proves that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of surgical abortions, is racist and deliberately targets minority groups for abortions.

According to the student group, which calls itself The Advocate, during telephone conversations with representatives at Planned Parenthood facilities in Idaho, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Mexico, and three other soon-to-be-disclosed states, UCLA students posed as racists who railed against affirmative action and requested to make donations to “abort black babies,” because of what they described as “the less black kids out there the better.”

None of the callers, according to The Advocate, were turned down.

During one recorded telephone conversation, an Idaho Planned Parenthood Representative describes the caller’s request “understandable” and seems unable to control her glee.

“Excuse my hesitation, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and want to make sure I don’t leave anything out,” the Planned Parenthood representative says in a video released by the group.

Lila Rose, the editor-in-chief of the student group’s newsletter, told Fox News that the new findings were not at all surprising given that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who advocated the use of abortion for purposes of eliminating “the problem of the dependent, delinquent and defective elements in modern society.”

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Rose said that it was no accident that “80 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in minority neighborhoods.”

"Planned Parenthood has no shame in accepting donations to purposely abort minority populations. People have forgotten the organization was founded on these principles and has continued to operate under these same racist views for decades,” she explained, according to Catholic News Agency.

Planned Parenthood, however, has been quick to deny the “authenticity” of what they called “edited” tapes, and argued that their organization was one that “denounces racial bias” and “helps all individuals — regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.”

“What is deeply troubling is that an opponent of reproductive health care is baiting Planned Parenthood employees with deceptive, politically motivated tactics,” a spokeswoman from the group said in a statement.

Rose, however, was quick to snap back.

“Why are they apologizing for what is on the tapes when they are simultaneously telling the media not to cover this issue because they say that the tapes were edited?” she said, according to Fox News.

According to the student group, 14 million African-American babies have been aborted since 1973, constituting the largest source of African-American deaths, exceeding that of terrorism, cancer, AIDS, and heart disease combined.

Last year, Planned Parenthood facilities performed 289,570 abortions at its over 800 locations, the highest number of abortions on record.

 

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