On April 24, 2008, African-American pastors, students, and leaders assembled outside the downtown Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood clinic in protest of Planned Parenthood’s racist agenda. The protesters demanded Congress to stop funding Planned Parenthood. This year alone, Planned Parenthood received $300 million from the Federal Government.
An investigation by a group of UCLA students revealed a number of Planned Parenthood clinics that were willing to accept racist-driven donations. For example, an Ohio clinic was willing to accept a donation that would be used specifically to abort a black child because “there are just too many black people in Ohio.” This does not come as a surprise. Indeed, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was well-known for her racist principles, and her commitment to the use of birth control and abortion to “improve” the hereditary traits of the human race by eliminating certain kinds of people.
In a Fox News interview with Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union (pictured above), Gardner stated that Planned Parenthood was “founded by a racist woman . . . to eliminate the growth of black people.” During the rally, Lillie Epps of Preserving Life and Legacy (pictured below) asserted that the “genocide of African-American babies” must cease.
The event received extensive 24-hour coverage by Fox News. Other media that covered the event include ABC, CBN, CNS News, The Washington Times, and World Net Daily. National coverage of the protest rally brought attention not only to Planned Parenthood’s racist agenda, but to a number of criminal charges against Planned Parenthood. Fox News and other news stations highlighted various illegal activity by Planned Parenthood that are currently under investigation in California, Ohio, and Kansas, such as allegations of violating state child sex abuse reporting laws.