Planned Parenthood Called out for Saying Black Women are Better off Getting Abortions
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Nov 03
A group associated with Planned Parenthood posted a couple of tweets on Tuesday which created significant backlash.
According to TheBlaze.com, Planned Parenthood Black Community seemed to be encouraging black women to get abortions.
The organization tweeted:
If you're a Black woman in America, it's statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth #ScaryStats— PP Black Community (@PPBlackComm) October 31, 2017
They also tweeted:
Us: Black moms are dying in child-birth. Also, abortions are medically safe.— PP Black Community (@PPBlackComm) October 31, 2017
Anti-abortion trolls: *screams genocide* *sets web on fire*
They then attempted to follow up those controversial tweets with statistics:
“Between 1988-2015, 16.1 mil women accessed abortion care, 108 died. Btw 2011-’13, BW accounted for 43.5 deaths of every 100,000 live births.”
Pro-life advocates were quick to call Planned Parenthood out for its insensitive and misleading tweets.
Poverty doesn't kill black Americans.— ProLife Wife (@prolife_wife) October 31, 2017
But Planned Parenthood does.
Are you seriously encouraging racism through abortion?? And on Twitter?? Wow. Fulfilling your founder’s dream— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) November 1, 2017
Disgusting. To encourage ppl like me to end our future children’s lives instead of empowering us to grow healthy human beings. Vile— Antonia Okafor (@antonia_okafor) October 31, 2017
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Publication date: November 3, 2017