As the nation celebrates Black History Month, Live Action News wants to encourage readers to revisit an amazing documentary that reveals how the eugenics and population control agenda — aided and abetted by Planned Parenthood and other organizations — has systematically been used to kill Black babies and reduce the Black population.
Produced by Life Dynamics, a pro-life organization in Denton, Texas, Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America, is eye-opening. Maafa is a Swahili word meaning “a terrible tragedy,” and refers to the time of the middle passage during the slave trade. The “21” in the title refers to the 21st century, because the “Maafa” has not ended. It is still being carried out today.
Maafa 21 unmasks the ties between the Nazis, the American eugenics movement, and today’s “family planning” movement. It begins by showing the horrors of slavery and reveals how eugenics was introduced as a solution for what some had deemed the “Negro problem” in America. Eugenics opened the flood gates of forced sterilizations, led by crusaders like American Eugenics Society member, Margaret Sanger, who later founded Planned Parenthood.
According to Life Dynamics founder Mark Crutcher, “The relationship between Sanger and these eugenics elitists was basically a marriage of convenience. In order to advance their common agenda, they needed a front man and she needed money. And the whole thing would be held together with this bizarre obsession with race and class. The result was that the American Birth Control League [which later became Planned Parenthood] became the driving force behind the American eugenics movement. Eugenics would no longer be just a philosophy. Sanger, and others like her, were going the put it into practice.”
Maafa 21 features interviews with notable Black leaders including Rev. Johnny Hunter and Rev. Clenard Childress, as well as Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elaine Riddick, who was forcefully sterilized by the State of North Carolina, is also featured. Riddick was one of an estimated 60,000 people eugenically sterilized against their will in the United States, many of whom were minorities. Today, Riddick speaks out against abortion and Planned Parenthood, which she believes still has a eugenics agenda.
In the days just before abortion was legalized, many prominent Black civil rights leaders, including Jesse Jackson (who later became an abortion supporter), Samuel Yette, Fannie Lou Hamer, Whitney Young, and more expressed their distrust of programs pushing “family planning,” especially in Black communities.
Ironically, within days after the release of Maafa 21’s first edition, U.S Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stated in an interview with The New York Times that Roe v. Wade was a population control measure. “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of,” she said.
Phone calls from a Live Action investigation featured in Maafa 21 reveal modern-day Planned Parenthood’s willingness to accept donations to abort Black babies:
Today, Planned Parenthood receives more than $600 million in taxpayer dollars every year to promote their agenda, while its number of abortions skyrockets. The abortion corporation now commits 40% of all abortions in the U.S.
Nationally, Black abortions are at frighteningly high levels. Black women account for 38% of all abortions (White women: 35%; Hispanic women: $18.8%) while the African American population comprises just 12% of the U.S. population.
According to Crutcher, Maafa 21 is changing hearts and minds about abortion. Since release of the film in 2009, Crutcher says a number of Black activists have joined the pro-life movement. The documentary has been viewed online hundreds of thousands of times, and for years, the film has been shown during Black History Month on college campuses, at community centers, theaters, churches, libraries, and more.
Click here to watch the film for free online.
Editor’s Note: This article has been revised and updated from its original version here.
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