Life Decisions International just released a comprehensive look at Planned Parenthood facilities (those that perform abortion and/or provide birth control) and how the location of those facilities corresponds to the percentage of minorities (Black and Hispanic) in those areas.
Why is this a concern? In contemporary America, the rate of pregnancy among black women is almost three times as high as it is for white women and, though they make up less than 13% of the female population, black women have about 37% of the abortions. In Wisconsin, black babies are aborted at four times the rate of their numbers in the Wisconsin population.
Access the LDI report here [PDF]. An excerpt from the report:
As an example of how these charts work, the state of Florida shows to have a black population of 14.6%. In that state, Planned Parenthood has a facility in ZIP code 33617 which has a black population of 23.5%. This means that this facility is located in a ZIP code with an African-American population that is 187.6% that of the state.
But when those gaps are common enough or large enough that they cannot be rationally attributed to random chance, they constitute a pattern that could have only been created by design and intention.
The question then becomes: at what point does a gap stop being insignificant and start being significant? Given the subjective nature of that question, the deciding principle has to be common sense. If a ZIP code’s percentage of black or Hispanic population is 102% of the state’s percentage, no reasonable person would consider that an indicator of racial targeting.
However, when a state has multiple population control facilities in ZIP codes with minority populations that exceed 125% of the state’s overall minority population, common sense says that racial targeting is the plausible explanation.
It should also be noted that this eugenics effort is being funded with taxpayer money. Currently, Planned Parenthood alone receives approximately one million dollars a day from the federal government plus an unknown amount in state and local funds. Moreover, this has been going on for decades.
How does Wisconsin fare? [chart below]
One more reason pro-life efforts can not exclude the abortion-contraception connection. Tackling abortion but not contraception is simply turning a blind eye to the role contraception plays in the abortion industry.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received $18 million in state and federal funding in 2010. Approximately $1 million of that funding was recently cut in the state’s budget. In addition, an open records request to every county in the state revealed the following counties wrote checks to Planned Parenthood totaling: Dane County, $50,660.04; Fond du Lac County, $1,052.50; Manitowoc County, $13,589; Outagamie County, $10,872.59; and Sheboygan County, $11,903.51.