Washington, D.C. – Operation Rescue stands with LEARN and the Christian Defense Coalition in calling for a defunding of Planned Parenthood. The groups will display white sheets, a long time symbol of the Ku Klux Klan, at the U.S. Capitol today to draw attention to Planned Parenthood’s roots in founder Margaret Sanger’s racist ideology and the group’s continued targeting of Black and other minority neighborhoods for abortion. Sanger once spoke at a KKK rally.
Demonstration Details —
When: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Where: In front of Speaker Boehner’s office in the Longworth House office Building. The location is the public sidewalk on the corner of Independence and New Jersey Ave. SE Washington, D.C.
The pro-life protest will take place during Pro-Choice Lobby Day at the Capitol. The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) is expecting busloads of abortion supporters, including some celebrities, for a rally at the National Mall and to lobby in favor of abortion.
“We are excited to be able to reach out to the misled and misinformed participants in the abortion lobby with the truth about the devastating impact abortion has had on America in general, and minority communities specifically,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Dr. Johnny Hunter, National Director of LEARN, one of the largest African-American pro-life organizations in America, comments, “If Congress is going to continue funding Planned Parenthood, they may as well just give it to the KKK. Planned Parenthood’s main service to the black community is abortion. Like drug pushers who make a profit pushing drugs in a community, Planned Parenthood is an abortion pusher who makes a profit pushing abortion in a community. By aborting black babies, Planned Parenthood has killed more blacks than either the drug pushers or the KKK.”
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states, “We are displaying these ‘white sheets’ to expose the reality that the Founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who supported the agenda of the Ku Klux Klan and even participated in their events. We are calling upon the members of Congress, who have given billions of public money to Planned Parenthood over the years, to defund this organization whose roots are racist, bigoted, and extremist.”
Statistics show that African American communities are disproportionately targeted for abortion. In New York City alone, for every 1,000 African American births, there are 1,525 abortions on African American women.