Planned Parenthood: 'Health Care Inequality Undeniably Linked to...Racism'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | January 22, 2014 | 9:23 AM EST

Abortion provider Planned Parenthood "celebrates Dr. King's legacy" by declaring that "health care inequality" is "undeniably linked" to racism.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards declared Monday in a statement regarding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

"Planned Parenthood shares Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s belief that access to high-quality affordable health care is a fundamental right for all people. We know that health care inequality is undeniably linked to poverty, lack of access, racism, sexism, and discrimination in all of its forms."

Richards goes on to promise that the abortion provider will "honor Dr. King's memory" by helping people of all ages - provided they escape the womb unharmed - and races fulfill their potential:

"While the Affordable Care Act has provided millions of African Americans with access to critical services and allowed us to make significant strides toward better health care outcomes for all, there is still much work to be done. We honor Dr. King's memory by continuing to provide services that allow people of all ages, races, and walks of life to reach their fullest potential - this is our part in ensuring a greater equality for all."

Of course, Richards failed to quote the observation by Dr. King's niece, Alveda King, that "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb."

Nor does Richards cite the latest findings by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

"Non-Hispanic black women had the highest abortion rates (31.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years) and ratios (483 abortions per 1,000 live births)."

And, as Issues4Life Foundation Pres. Walter Hoye noted when he joined two dozen other black leaders at a National Press Club event last year, Big Abortion kills as many African-Americans in four days as the KKK lynched in 86 years:

"Right now to give some of us just a perspective of the impact of abortion on demand in the black community, according to the archives of the Tuskegee Institute, from 1882 to 1968 - 86 years - the Ku Klux Klan lynched 3,446 Negroes. While it took the Klan 86 years to accomplish this, abortion on demand in America accomplishes that is less than 4 days."