Planned Parenthood protest in DC: Stop targeting African-Americans

On Wednesday, I asked whether the time had come for an investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood. They have received millions of taxpayer dollars for their operations through federal grants while profiting off of abortion mills. In at least four incidents, they exploited racist sentiment to accrue private donations for the explicit purpose of aborting African-American babies. Yesterday, a group of pastors and activists primarily from the black community demanded an end to Planned Parenthood’s “genocide”:

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has perpetuated a “genocide on the black community,” says a group of African-American pastors who claimed Thursday the birth control and abortion provider has had a racist agenda since its beginnings in 1921.

Holding a brief vigil and press conference in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., the group of pastors and activists said they were incensed by the results of recent “undercover” inquiries into several Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.

“Every day … over 1,500 black babies are murdered inside the black woman’s womb,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND). “This is a race issue.”

The pastors urged Congress to initiate an audit of the organization and have written letters demanding that money for Planned Parenthood be eliminated from federal Title X funding, of which the group got $65 million for fiscal year 2007, according to pro-life Concerned Women of America. In total, Planned Parenthood received $300 million in government contracts and grants in the current fiscal year.

The national office of Planned Parenthood provided FOX News with a lengthy statement on Thursday in which it said its role in the African-American community is widespread because the need is greater.

The need is greater? The need for what? They point to a study that shows almost half of all black teenage girls carry an STD, but that would indicate that PP hasn’t performed very effectively with the millions it gets already. PP has been targeting these communities for decades, and the problem to which it points highlights its failure — because everyone knows they’re not all that interested in STDs anyway.

People can buy condoms at Walgreens. They get abortions at Planned Parenthood.

Fox had a lengthy report on the protest:

Hot Air readers took some photos of the event, which you can see here:

Maybe the scope of the damage that abortion has wrought has finally come into focus.