Feb. 5 2013/Life Issues Institute --
The allegation that Planned Parenthood targets minorities is not new. However, the TV program, Facing Life Head-On is shedding light on a new research study that substantially strengthens that claim.
Life Issues Institute's lead researcher, Sue Enouen, spent over a year compiling the research by analyzing 2010 Census tract data in relationship to the surgical abortion facility locations. This study boils down to the street level and vividly provides a powerful visual of over 130 abortion mills across the US. The results show that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of Black or Hispanic neighborhoods. Furthermore, it presents convincing evidence that Planned Parenthood's business model relies on generating this abortion income from minorities.
The study was conducted by Protecting Black Life (an outreach of Life Issues Institute). Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Protecting Black Life and a founding member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, says, "Minority communities are the #1 targets of Planned Parenthood. It's no wonder abortion remains the leading cause of death among African Americans, higher than all other causes combined. Getting this information to as many people as possible is not only critical, it's a matter of life and death for countless babies and oft times even their mothers."
The research is further supported by the personal testimony of Ramona Trevino, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager, who witnessed the targeting firsthand through hiring and marketing practices. In addition, Nicole Anderson-McWhorter relays how Planned Parenthood maintained a presence in the African American neighborhood where she grew up. She even sought their help when she faced an unplanned pregnancy after high school. Now, Ramona and Nicole are both pro-lifers working to combat Planned Parenthood's targeting of Blacks and Hispanics.
The episode, New Visual Research Exposes Planned Parenthood, will air the week of February 4 and is also available on the website of Facing Life Head-On. For local air times, please check the scheduled listings posted at www.facinglife.tv.