Kirsten West Savali, Black Voices, January 4, 2011
First, the Radiance Foundation caused a media tsunami by referring to African-American children as “an endangered species,” and now a Texas-based organization is joining in the fray.
Heroic Media, an Austin based pro-life organization founded by heavy Republican contributor Brian Follet and supported by TLC reality star Sarah Palin, is attempting to saturate billboards from Jacksonville, Fla., to Austin, Texas, with an insulting message that blatantly labels black women menaces to society:
“The most dangerous place for African-American children is the womb.” According to Heroic Media, the purpose of the billboard is to draw attention to the disproportionate targeting of Planned Parenthood in minority communities:
“The overwhelming majority of abortion facilities are in minority neighborhoods. We think they need to know that,” said Kim Speirs, Heroic Media’s director of communications.
Marissa Gabrysch, a representative from Heroic, elaborated with even more unsettling statistics:
“While African Americans make up 13 percent of the population in America, they represent 36 percent of the abortions in the United States. In the African-American community, twice as many deaths have occurred due to abortions than the combined totals of violent crime, cancer, heart disease and AIDS.”
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.
On BlackGenocide.com, Michael Novak calculates that “since the number of current living blacks (in the United States) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America’s black community would now number 52-million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.”
While I totally reject and condemn the shock value used for the billboaord, I share Heroic Media’s aversion to Planned Parenthood.
Sanger (Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood), a devout eugenicist and Nazi supporter dedicated to “racial Aryan purification” and a society free of disabled citizens, was determined through such means as segregation, sterilization and abortion to weed out “inferior” people in society.
She believed organized charities implemented to prolong and enhance the lives of impoverished members of society were counter-productive to population control, so I find it no small coincidence that 62 percent to 78 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are in predominately minority communities.
In a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble in 1939, after African-American icon Marcus Garvey voiced his opposition to birth control, Sanger revealed her strategy:
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out 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.”
Civil Rights leader Erma Clardy Craven made the observation that when 17,000 aborted fetuses were found in a dumpster outside of a pathology lab in L.A., about 12,000 to 15,000 of them were African American.
Sanger, casting herself in the role of the black community’s Jack Kevorkian, didn’t murder anyone. She just strived to give us the tools to destroy ourselves.
It appears the conservative agenda is to preserve a menial workforce for capital gain, and the liberal objective is primarily to garner votes.
I find both equally reprehensible.