For Immediate Release
Feb. 18th, 2020
Alison Howard Centofante
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
Live Action Statement During Black History Month
Washington, DC. – Today, Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose, released a statement acknowleding Black History Month and the reality of black abortions. In honor of Black History Month, Live Action re-released a 2007 video revealing Planned Parenthood facilities accepting donations specifically for the abortion of black babies. In the videos, a Live Action investigator calls Planned Parenthood posing as a racist donor wanting to give a racially motivated donation intended to abort only black babies. The caller clearly expresses a racist agenda of wanting to “lower the number of blacks in America,” but that did not discourage Planned Parenthood staff from accepting the money.
Statement from Live Action President and Founder, Lila Rose:
“Our investigations have shown Planned Parenthood accepting race-based donations and this Black History Month, I remind the country that the abortion industry is uniquely racist and eugenic in its founding, ideology, and current business model. Abortion is the most institutionalized form of racism in America. An estimated 649 abortions are committed on black women every single day. And while black women make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 38 percent of reported abortions.
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger deemed those she thought less of as “human weeds” and her eugenist legacy has led to abortion being the number one killer of African Americans, with black abortions outnumbering the top nine leading causes of death for black Americans combined. Even as the United States abortion rate is at its lowest since Roe v. Wade, black women are at least 3.8 times, if not five times more likely to have an abortion as white women.
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood has specifically targeted minority communities with its physical presence and heavy marketing in these communities, subsidized by our federal tax dollars. It is time we fully defund Planned Parenthood and all abortion providers of federal and state taxpayer dollars and protect all preborn lives.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org