Dallas Mavericks, owned by ‘Shark Tank’ star, donated $25,000 to Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, has received a grant from the Dallas Mavericks, which is owned by investor and “Shark Tank” personality Mark Cuban.

Last fall, the Mavs Foundation — the charitable arm of the Mavericks — announced plans to give out over $1 million in donations to organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This week, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas received a $25,000 check at a Mavericks game.

Cuban has previously indicated that he supports legal induced abortions. “That’s something I’d rather not get into. But across the board, you can pretty well bet that I don’t think the government should be involved in your bedroom, your personal… morality,” he said in an interview with KTCK-1310 AM. “I think morality should be left to each individual. Is it something I would do? That’s up to me. Is it something you would do? That’s up to you. That’s just the way it should be.”

But even those who support abortion may not be fully aware of the problems with Planned Parenthood that go far beyond its provision of alleged “health care.”

Most recently, in addition to committing 41% of all abortions in the United States, Planned Parenthood has been sued numerous times — as recently as this month — by employees alleging a widespread, endemic culture of racism within the corporation. It isn’t surprising, considering its founder’s own history of racist, eugenic beliefs.

Margaret Sanger even accepted speaking engagements at the Ku Klux Klan and supported the experimental testing of birth control on Puerto Rican women without their knowledge or consent. She also staffed Planned Parenthood’s board with people who had incredibly racist views.

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Lothrop Stoddard served on the board of Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), and believed that “non-white races must be excluded from America.” He also served as the Exalted Cyclops of the Massachusetts chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Clarence Gamble — heir to the Procter & Gamble fortune — served as a director of both the ABCL and Planned Parenthood boards. He, too, was a eugenicist. In a letter discussing the notorious Negro Project with Margaret Sanger, Gamble said:

The mass of Negroes, particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear children properly.

But these racist sentiments were not just in the past.

Today, Black women of childbearing age represent less than 3% of the population, and are responsible for having nearly 40% of the nation’s abortions every year — the highest number, rate, and ratio among all races. The Black community now makes up just 14% of the U.S. population. It appears Sanger’s eugenicist and racist ideals are still being carried out by the abortion industry and its leader, Planned Parenthood.

In 2015, a Live Action investigation found Planned Parenthood staffers willing to accept racially-motivated donations. In the recording below, a female staffer laughs as the male donor says he wants to ensure fewer Black babies are born, and she responds by calling his sentiment “understandable:”


Racism has reportedly continued to flourish at Planned Parenthood since then, with investigations finding that Black employees were treated worse than white employees on a regular basis — accusations state they were micromanaged, treated like children, and made to work longer hours. Hundreds of employees likewise claimed there is a culture of white supremacy and systemic racism at Planned Parenthood, and numerous affiliates admitted to these accusations.

Considering how heavily represented Black Americans are in the NBA, it’s puzzling why the Mavericks would fund an abortion organization so heavily entrenched in racism.

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