What is a census tract?
The US Constitution requires a census be taken every 10 years to measure population characteristics, economic status and living conditions. Averaging about 4,000 people, a census tract is one of the smallest units for which population data is available. Census information determine selected seats in state and federal government, guides government spending on programs and services and helps businesses and other groups decide where to build or base operations.
How is a targeted area defined?
To be considered targeted, a census tract meet one of the following criteria and be located within a two-mile radius—walking distance—of a Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facility
1. Have a minority population at or above 50%.
2. Have minority populations at least 1.5 times higher than the average percentage of
the surrounding county.
*Census tracts with low racial percentages (below the national average population of 12.6% for Blacks or 16.3% for Hispanics/Latinos) were excluded.
Were RU 486 chemical abortions included in this research?
No, only facilities identified by Planned Parenthood as surgical abortion facilities were included in this research.
Does this include abortion facilities that are not part of Planned Parenthood?
For this study, only Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are included.
Isn’t the abortion rate higher among minority women because the pregnancy rate is higher?
While it’s true the pregnancy rate among minority women is higher, the rate of abortion is significantly disproportionate in relation to the number of pregnancies. According to the National Vital Statistics Report from June 2012, African American women experience an average of 1.6 times more pregnancies than White women, but have 5 times more abortions over their lifetime.Hispanic/Latina women experience an average of 1.5 times more pregnancies than White women,and have 2.3 times as many abortions over their lifetime. (Source: National Vital Statistics Reports,Vol. 60, No. 7, June 20, 2012, Page 6, Figure 7).
Isn’t it better to abort these babies than have their mothers collect welfare?
Killing innocent human life should never be the response to society’s problems. Planned Parenthood makes money by ridding America’s neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden. We must stop their marketing strategy and protect our minority neighborhoods.
Are you going to adopt all these babies you want to save from abortion?
More than 2 million pre-screened and qualified couples wait to adopt children throughout the US.The problem isn’t a lack of parents willing to adopt; it’s bureaucracy and lack of available children to adopt due to abortion.
Aren’t Planned Parenthood resources good for minority communities?
Planned Parenthood offers a variety of resources. However, this specific research addresses only their abortion business. Abortions are decimating the Black community. According to the US Center for Disease Control and the Guttmacher Institute, more African American babies have been killed by abortion since its legalization than the total number of African American deaths from all other causes combined. Abortion has exterminated 30% of the Black community. As a result, Planned Parenthood is making huge sums of money at the tragic expense of the Black and Hispanic/Latino communities.
What part of Planned Parenthood’s budget includes income from abortion?
Planned Parenthood’s 2009-10 annual report shows earnings of an estimated $154 million from 329,445 abortions. An estimated 40% of those aborted were minority babies. See the annual report and detailed analysis.
Is there other evidence that Planned Parenthood is racist?
Yes. Racist ties date as far back as 1939 when Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood,created the “Negro Project” designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed undesirable. Read more about Planned Parenthood’s racism and Black genocide.
This trend has persisted despite Planned Parenthood’s denial. Studies, undercover stings, books and videos have exposed that minorities are continually exploited by Planned Parenthood’s calculated tactics. See more about the genocidal impact of Planned
Parenthood’s abortion related racist targeting of African Americans.
What can I do to help?There’s much you can do to help!
1. Share this website through social media, email and other websites.
2. Look at targeted neighborhoods surrounding the Planned Parenthood facility nearest you.
3. Browse the cities on the interactive map to get a sense of the immensity of this targeting and its effect on the abortion rate among these targeted minorities.
4. Share what you learn with minority community leaders, pastors, congressmen and senators with the goal of saving minority babies and defunding PP. Show them their cities on the map or email the link and explain what they will see when they click on their cities.
5. Use these facts in the context of your organization’s mission to help save minority babies and defund Planned Parenthood.
6. See Communication Action Items, which include an in-depth article with more details; an article for use in newsletters or websites; and a draft letter to Congressmen and/or state legislators.
7. Share this research with your local pregnancy centers so they can use it to educate their client advocates and clients. The idea of being targeted does not sit well with anyone, and clients need to know that Planned Parenthood is not their friend.
8. Purchase the Facing Life Head On TV episode that describes this research and share it with others.
9. Visit the action pages at Protecting Black Life and Life Issues Institute for a list of other pro-life activities you can participate in to protect unborn babies and their mothers
Where can I make a donation to continue your work fighting Planned Parenthood?
Donations can be made at our secure website or by calling 513-729-3600.
I have additional questions that aren’t addressed here. How can I contact you?
You can reach us by calling 513-729-3600,by email, or via the Protecting Black Life and Life Issues Institute websites.