Planned Parenthood responds to Cain’s repeat criticism of the biz as racist

posted at 2:05 pm on October 31, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Way back when, long before his own views about abortion had been misstated and re-clarified, Herman Cain made this provocative statement about the highly questionable origins of abortion giant Planned Parenthood:

“I absolutely would defund Planned Parenthood — not because I don’t believe in planning parenthood, [but because] Planned Parenthood as an organization is an absolute farce on the American people. People who know the history of Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, they know that the intention was not to help young women who get pregnant to plan their parenthood. No — it was a sham to be able to kill black babies.”

Remember that? It was a refreshingly bold reminder that PP founder Sanger was a shameless fan of eugenics and that Planned Parenthood — at least once upon a time — disproportionately targeted minority communities.

This Sunday, in his appearance on Face the Nation, Cain stood by his earlier critique:

“I still stand by that. If people go back and look at the history and look at Margaret Sanger’s own words, that’s exactly where that came from. What I’m saying is, Planned Parenthood isn’t sincere about wanting to try to counsel them not to have abortions.”

Naturally, Planned Parenthood is none too happy about Cain reopening the door to its ugly past. The director of African American media for the organization’s Action Fund (its lobby arm) was quick to reply to Cain’s Sunday appearance with firm language and the substantiating evidence of a study from a less-than-neutral research institute.

“It is simply unacceptable for those who oppose legal abortion to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda,” Veronica Byrd said in a statement. “Herman Cain is wrong on the facts and clearly out of the mainstream in his attack on Planned Parenthood.”

She also cited a study that suggests fewer than 10 percent of Planned Parenthood facilities are in primarily black neighborhoods. But, as LifeNews.com points out, that study came from the Guttmacher Institute, which has extensive ties to the abortion industry. Other research suggests the percentage of minority-targeted clinics is far higher.


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Kermit Gosnell.

Look it up.

either orr on October 31, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Planned Parenthood?

Has nothing to do with planning parenthood.

Absolutely nothing to do with parenthood.

Eliminating “undesirables?” Yes, they have and have had a lot to do with that over the years and decades.

Cain struck a nerve here…about time someone did.

coldwarrior on October 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM

How Planned Parenthood Duped America

At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger‘s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood.

Speakup on October 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Herman Cain is wrong on the facts and clearly out of the mainstream in his attack on Planned Parenthood.

is the statistic 1 out of 3 pregnancies in the AA community end up in an abortion? BTW, what is the “mainstream” regarding the murder of black babies? Here is a black man standing up for black children and he gets a load of mouth from this lady at PP? Really?….

ted c on October 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM

blackgenocide.com (if you dare).

SouthernGent on October 31, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Several children (and mothers) who have visited Kermit Gosnell’s clinic in Philly are STILL unavailable for comment.

ted c on October 31, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Planned Parenthood releases statement: “We kill children of all race,creed or color. We are an equal opportunity murder company.”

portlandon on October 31, 2011 at 2:12 PM

My Cain fan-o-meter just ticked up a couple of points.

looking4statesmen on October 31, 2011 at 2:13 PM

“If people go back and look at the history and look at Margaret Sanger’s own words, that’s exactly where that came from…”

We can’t have THAT

… now can we?

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2011 at 2:13 PM

The Memory Hole is getting behind schedule. Sanger was a Eugenics Nazi.

The Roe decision at the time it was made was tacitly supported for the same reason.

The original Death Panel was designed by intellectual monsters for the solving the problem of unborn black men. That problem scared the whites out of their skulls, just because the blacks had a good reason to seek revenge for the way those same intellectuals and their ancestors had treated black men.

Preach it, Herman.

jimw on October 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Hit a nerve there, Mr. Cain. Good on ya!

CurtZHP on October 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM

“It is simply unacceptable for those who oppose legal abortion to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda,

inflammatory and divisive are translated to mean “the truth”….

it hurts. But not so much as a scalpel or a curette through a soft skull.

ted c on October 31, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Wouldn’t a black person working for PP be like a Jew selling parts to the Nazis for their gas chambers?

NotCoach on October 31, 2011 at 2:17 PM

“It is simply unacceptable for those who oppose legal abortion to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda,” Veronica Byrd said in a statement.

“But if supporters of abortion want to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda, well that’s just ducky,” Mr. Byrd continued.

… I may have made that part up.

kiltedscotsman5 on October 31, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Planned Parenthood has no skeletons in its closet. None. Zip. Zero. Nada. Bupkis.

OhioCoastie on October 31, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Care Net FTW!

(with 4US along to help equip)

29Victor on October 31, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Planned Parenthood?

Has nothing to do with planning parenthood.

coldwarrior on October 31, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Just the opposite they should be called Planned Non-Parenthood.

Just like the Democrats don’t really care about democracy.

zmdavid on October 31, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Oh, and hasn’t any lib noticed that as the number of abortions in the black community have increased, the number of births out of wedlock has increased dramatically?

Paradoxically, abortion leads to more single-motherhood.

29Victor on October 31, 2011 at 2:24 PM

“It is simply unacceptable for those who oppose legal abortion to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda,” Veronica Byrd said in a statement. “Herman Cain is wrong on the facts and clearly out of the mainstream in his attack on Planned Parenthood.”

Translation – “How DARE you bring up facts that make us look bad!”

teke184 on October 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Wouldn’t a black person working for PP be like a Jew selling parts to the Nazis for their gas chambers?

NotCoach on October 31, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Is that what George Soros did? Seriously, it wouldn’t surprise me…

Khun Joe on October 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

“Herman Cain is wrong on the facts and clearly out of the mainstream in his attack on Planned Parenthood.”

So eugenics is “mainstream” now?

MNHawk on October 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

“It is simply unacceptable for those who oppose legal abortion conservative ideas to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda.”

Corrected.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 31, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Black Genocide. Org Pastor Clenard H. Childress

Stats, and more about the rate of black babies aborted per the over all population of the United States. Above link.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM

So eugenics is “mainstream” now?

MNHawk on October 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

It is in black communities where PP lives. When half of all black babies are murdered before birth then the only logical conclusion is that many blacks have signed on for their own extermination.

NotCoach on October 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Nothing these people will say can eliminate the truth about why this organization was founded and that evil woman Sanger’s intentions were.

jawkneemusic on October 31, 2011 at 2:31 PM

PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Unbearable organization.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 31, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Dr Evil on October 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Wouldn’t it be peachy to here Jeanine Garofalo explain to us how opposing PP is racist when getting rid of PP and abortion would benefit blacks more than any other demographic? I need to how my secret support for racism works behind that one, cause I’m stumped.

NotCoach on October 31, 2011 at 2:34 PM

That problem scared the whites out of their skulls, just because the blacks had a good reason to seek revenge for the way those same intellectuals and their ancestors had treated black men.

Preach it, Herman.

jimw on October 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Thy name is Democrat…

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2011 at 2:34 PM

So eugenics is “mainstream” now?

MNHawk on October 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

In Sanger’s time it was mainstream among many intellectuals. It was pretty popular until some nutty European with a funny mustache actually implemented it. Then the eugenecists had to go underground or risk being tied to that nutty European.

Of course liberal paradise Sweden practiced their own form of eugenics until the mid ’70s. Apparently, in order to make a Utopian omlet you have to block a few eggs.

29Victor on October 31, 2011 at 2:39 PM

the only logical conclusion is that many blacks have signed on for their own extermination.

NotCoach on October 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM

under the false premise of “women’s health” or “contraceptive care”….nah, that argument shifting doesn’t work. These useful idiots do the bidding that Nancy can’t do…If girl can get out there and toe the party line, right and proper, well, then…....she really must know her place.

booya

ted c on October 31, 2011 at 2:41 PM

NotCoach on October 31, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I can never decipher the lefty pretzel logic.

In Korea they had to stop telling parents the sex of the baby – it’s a male dominated society where sons are highly valued. That being the case when abortion was used for sex selection of the child it produced a higher number of males for that generation. The reason it ended was because these same male children when they are older are believed to be looking at a 5-1 ratio when it comes time to marry and produce children themselves there will be less females for their generation. Unintended consequences is a predictable outcome of social engineering.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Tina, maybe you can update your post with a link from one of the several James O’Keefe videos where a Planned Parenthood staffer says she’ll mark his donation to go toward killing black babies.

Delta Tango on October 31, 2011 at 2:48 PM

This article discusses how mass incarceration of black men, hinders black women from marrying eligible black men. I don’t think it mentions how many eligible black men never make it past the womb.

I applaud Herman Cain, for coming out swinging for human life.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2011 at 2:49 PM

For years I’ve been waiting for someone, ANYone in the media to report on the immoral and often illegal practices of Planned Parenthood. That Margaret Sanger, its founder and liberal hero, was a racist and fully supported eugenics and forced sterilization of “the negro” as well as other “undesirables” is easily proven (she wrote about it on a number of occasions) but never reported upon.

The fact that Herman Cain is willing to speak up about it is extraordinary. And also brave. Abortion is the Democrat’s holy issue. They will be vicious in their defense of it.

Also nonsensical. It’s pretty hard to defend abortion with today’s technology and knowledge of human development.

Book on October 31, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Don’t you love the irony of the left screaming RACE CARD!

shick on October 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Wouldn’t it make sense for PP to have a disproportionate number of sites in “African American” areas? PPs are in big cities. Big cities have high black populations. Not many PP locations out in rural America, right?

Not defending PP here, just questioning the cause and effect of it.

angryed on October 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Who else is speaking like this in the GOP field? Who else? Do conservatives want someone who is unabashed in their beliefs and can articulate them in any venue or do we want to continue to put up milk toast candidates who simply look like a central casting president?

It’s time for boldness, it’s time to support a conservative with Tea Party principles putting it all on the line to talk sense into this nation. It’s time to vote Cain!

milemarker2020 on October 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Out of wedlock births and abortions have both increased, due in part to the welfare state that Lyndon Johnson ushered in in the 60′s. Lack of personal responsibility and lack of morals have also contributed.

maryo on October 31, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Cain is right.

HondaV65 on October 31, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Actually, I think Cain is only partially accurate on this one. As I once was.

Here is how the illogic flows. (hear me out please)

A) Planned Parenthood today is pro-abortion.

B) History of Margaret Sanger reveals that she was pro-eugenics and for thining out the number of African-Americans.

Therefore: Margaret Sanger was encouraging a decline of African-Americans through the use of abortion.

Unknown to most people (both social liberals and conservatives) is that Sanger was not pro-abortion. From what I can tell.

I believe PP supported abortion later on.

Margaret Sanger and modern PP are both terrible but they often get lumped together for sharing the same viewpoints on everything when the case is not necessarily so.

But I am open for correction if someone has seen documentation stating otherwise.

shick on October 31, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I looked at the Wiki entry for Maafa 21, which is based on some hyper-liberal articles.

These articles make several ridiculous assertions, including: that conservatives, being racists, have no standing to criticize anyone else for racism; that black people support abortion so it can’t be racist; and that everyone was in favor of eugenics in the 1930s including black advocates like WEB DuBois so eugenics aren’t racist. They are full of appeals to authority and contain absolutely no logic. It’s pitiful that the Left has attached itself to such unscientific drivel, and then call us “anti-choice”.

alwaysfiredup on October 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM

I did a quick Google for Eugenics and coincidentally found this article
NAACP urges compensation for eugenics victims

Isn’t the NAACP pro-choice? More irony.

shick on October 31, 2011 at 3:13 PM

alwaysfiredup on October 31, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Madness.

shick on October 31, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Unknown to most people (both social liberals and conservatives) is that Sanger was not pro-abortion. From what I can tell.

I believe PP supported abortion later on.

Margaret Sanger and modern PP are both terrible but they often get lumped together for sharing the same viewpoints on everything when the case is not necessarily so.

But I am open for correction if someone has seen documentation stating otherwise.

shick on October 31, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I’ve done the primary research and reviewed Sanger’s writings and the publications of the organization she founded, The American Birth Control League. It’s my recollection that Sanger’s agenda was the legalization and promotion of birth control, but she was not an abortion advocate.

She did however, support de facto concentration camps for the sterilization and segregation of people she deemed “human weeds”, such as those with mental retardation and disabilities. She also ran the “Negro Project” in which her group worked with black pastors to dispense birth control in black communities, so as to prevent reproduction of the race, which was termed the “Negro Problem”.

obladioblada on October 31, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Not defending PP here, just questioning the cause and effect of it.

angryed on October 31, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Most PPs are located next to malt liquor stores.

Weird.

lorien1973 on October 31, 2011 at 3:27 PM

“fewer than 10 percent of Planned Parenthood facilities are in primarily black neighborhoods”

BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

pambi on October 31, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I’ve done the primary research and reviewed Sanger’s writings and the publications of the organization she founded, The American Birth Control League. It’s my recollection that Sanger’s agenda was the legalization and promotion of birth control, but she was not an abortion advocate.

She did however, support de facto concentration camps for the sterilization and segregation of people she deemed “human weeds”, such as those with mental retardation and disabilities. She also ran the “Negro Project” in which her group worked with black pastors to dispense birth control in black communities, so as to prevent reproduction of the race, which was termed the “Negro Problem”.

obladioblada on October 31, 2011 at 3:23 PM

That’s exactly what I’m talking about. You are confirming my statement. But the typical meme, which Cain echoes, is that Margaret Sanger promoted the abortion of black babies. This simply is untrue from what I’ve seen. But her views and original PP on African Americans is still appauling.

shick on October 31, 2011 at 3:40 PM

That’s exactly what I’m talking about. You are confirming my statement. But the typical meme, which Cain echoes, is that Margaret Sanger promoted the abortion of black babies. This simply is untrue from what I’ve seen. But her views and original PP on African Americans is still appauling.

shick on October 31, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Margaret Sanger herself is quoted as saying that abortion is wrong because life has already begun and PP didn’t start doing abortions until after her death. Given her life and politics, I assume that she would be in favor of abortion were she alive today, but that’s irrelevant conjecture. Sanger died in 1966, Roe v wade came down in 1973, I don’t know precisely when PP started doing abortions.

However, black babies account for 37% of abortions, while blacks account for only 12.6% of the population. Planned Parenthood has steadily increased its market share and now commits 27.6% of abortions.

It is undeniable, however, that Sanger was a racist eugenecist (we won’t get into her socialism) who intended to eradicate the black race and people she deemed defective, although her weapon of choice was birth control. She is the founder of The American Birth Control League, which later became PP. Sanger and ABCL did attempt to eradicate the black race.

obladioblada on October 31, 2011 at 4:02 PM

the typical meme, which Cain echoes, is that Margaret Sanger promoted the abortion of black babies. This simply is untrue from what I’ve seen.

She also ran the “Negro Project” in which her group worked with black pastors to dispense birth control in black communities, so as to prevent reproduction of the race, which was termed the “Negro Problem”.

You are simply splitting hairs and quibbling over semantics. Abortion is another form of “birth control.”

The bottom line is that PP remains true to Sanger’s intent – the decimation of the negro population by whatever “birth control” means necessary.

Cain is still right…

Ace ODale on October 31, 2011 at 4:07 PM

I heard somewhere that Planned Parenthood fudges their numbers when it come to the percentage of their business dedicated to abortion by tallying each visit for contraceptives (devices or pills), which presumably is repeating visits. So while a person getting monthly prescriptions for “the pill” is twelve visits in a year, while one abortion is one visit. So they do 1/12th as many abortions over contraception services.

I wouldnt put it beyond them to bend the figures for a stats like only “10 percent of Planned Parenthood facilities are in primarily black neighborhoods”. Give us some real info like the percentage of actual abortions to blacks and other minorities.

AverageJoe on October 31, 2011 at 4:15 PM

On that same note… what percentage of contraceptive sevices were provided to blacks and minorities.

AverageJoe on October 31, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Jonah Goldberg, 2008

In 1939 Sanger created the above-mentioned “Negro Project,” which aimed to get blacks to adopt birth control. Through the Birth Control Federation, she hired black ministers (including the Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Sr.), doctors, and other leaders to help pare down the supposedly surplus black population. The project’s racist intent is beyond doubt. “The mass of significant Negroes,” read the project’s report, “still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes…is [in] that portion of the population least intelligent and fit.” Sanger’s intent is shocking today, but she recognized its extreme radicalism even then. “We do not want word to go out,” she wrote to a colleague, “that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

RadClown on October 31, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Planned Barrenhood.

A late friend of mine wore a sandwich board outside the PP convention in Baltimore some years back. It said, “Planned Parenthood kills Jews.” It was great. No one was neutral about it.

Akzed on October 31, 2011 at 4:54 PM

“Again, this pattern is repeated in state after state,” the researchers noted. “We identified 116 ZIP codes with more than one [abortion or abortion-referral facility]. Of those, 84 were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic.

Planned Parenthood are LIARS

Jeff2161 on October 31, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Eugenics was horrible.
but it was not about getting rid of Blacks, it was about getting rid of everybody, everybody that didn’t measure up.

Observation on October 31, 2011 at 4:59 PM

The bottom line is that PP remains true to Sanger’s intent – the decimation of the negro population by whatever “birth control” means necessary.

Cain is still right…

Ace ODale on October 31, 2011 at 4:07 PM

I’m agreeing with you.

obladioblada on October 31, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Not in black neighborhoods? Please define black neighborhoods. Of course people know how to drive, take a bus, grab cab,……

CW on October 31, 2011 at 6:22 PM

I’d love to see Cain to defund PP on the grounds that it is killing disproportionately more black babies, than any other color. Just that might be worth voting for Cain.

anikol on October 31, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I live in a large metro area, and ALL the PP “clinics” are in poor neighborhoods that have predominately minority residents.

n0doz on October 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM

“It is simply unacceptable for those who oppose legal abortion to use inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda,” Veronica Byrd said in a statement.

Wait…what? Without “inflammatory and divisive language based on race to push an ideological agenda” the Democrat Left wouldn’t have anything to say at all. Is she kidding?

Jaibones on October 31, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Other research suggests the percentage of minority-targeted clinics is far higher.

Er, link?

YehuditTX on November 1, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Herman Cain is correct. Planned Parenthood is a lying sack of sh@# in their lie, their denial of the facts, including the facts that the origin of Planned Murderhood is in the eugenics, racist, elimination of undesireables by the likes of Sanger and her ilk, and Planned Murderhood is lying about the number and percentage of abortuaries-human butcheries-slaughterhouses in which new, innocent human beings are put to death – burned alive via chemicals, ripped to pieces, pulled apart, sliced up, chopped, stabbed, induced to birth then having a suction device inserted into their skulls and the contents of their skull suctioned, causing their skull to collapse in on itself, and more methods of blatant abuse, torture, and murder of babies via abortion, found in predominently “minority” neighborhoods.

Planned Murderhood has repeatedly claimed that they are trying to help the poor minorities because they cannot affod children, then, they give a diametrically opposite claim, stating that there are few abotuaries in those same neighborhoods.

They DO engage in a larger volume of slaughter of black babies, and medical rape of black women, in proportion to their population, by placing abortuaries in their neighborhoods in higher numbers, again, in relation to the black population.

Planned Murderhood is a sick, perverted remnant of the SS, of the Eugenics programs, and of racist filtering-ellimination of “undesireables.”

Abortion should be outlawed, and stiff punitive results should be imposed on abortionists, their staff, and their “customers,” for gengaging in the slaughter of innocent human beings, and for conspiring in the same, as well as in the medical rape, mental, emotional, and mental torture, and abuse and oppression, misleading, and coersion of millions of women who have been subjected to, an hurt by, elective, induced abortion and other Planned Murderhood tactics..

William2006 on November 1, 2011 at 1:17 PM