Planned Parenthood Politicizes Black Deaths to Promote Abortion

ashley.rae | July 8, 2016
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Without a hint of irony or self-awareness, the largest abortion provider in the U.S. is using the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile to promote their “reproductive justice” agenda.

In a post on Facebook, Planned Parenthood Action, the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood, wrote the organization “firmly believes in the reproductive justice pillar that people should be able to parent their children without fear that they will be harmed or killed. We stand with those calling for justice for the lives of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and for laws to change in order to protect Black lives.”

Yes, the organization which was reportedly responsible for killing more than 300,000 babies in 2012-2013 -- many of them black -- is apparently concerned with people being able to parent their children without “fear that they will be killed or harmed,” all without regard for the babies that are killed or harmed by Planned Parenthood.

To bring the point home, Planned Parenthood Action attached an image from the Repeal Hyde Art Project that claims, “Freedom from violence is reproductive justice,” conflating freedom from being killed by police to the freedom to murder babies.

Planned Parenthood Black Community, Black Parenthood’s black outreach arm, also shared a similar sentiment on its Twitter. In a tweet, Planned Parenthood Black Community asserted that in a world with reproductive justice, violence magically would no longer happen:

Even Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, tried to connect Sterling’s death to “#ReproJustice”:

By making the deaths of two people by police about abortion, Planned Parenthood is detracting from what many have called instances of police brutality. Planned Parenthood is also politicizing the tragedy connecting something that has nothing to do with abortion to abortion for the sake of promoting Planned Parenthood’s own cause. And, ironically, the organization responsible for killing millions of black babies is now pretending it somehow cares about black lives to cater to the Black Lives Matter movement.