Some things are almost too good to be true. A few weeks ago, who would have imagined that Planned Parenthood would try to expunge the memory of its founder, Margaret Sanger?
For years, pro-life advocates have documented Sanger's advocacy of eugenics and repugnant attitudes toward minority populations. She used any means necessary to spread her "more from the fit, less from the unfit" doctrine, including accepting invitations to speak before members of the Ku Klux Klan.
This month, "cancel culture" caught up with her in a big way. Supporters and staff pushed Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to change the name of the Manhattan abortion clinic that honored her memory.
Planned Parenthood still has a long way to go in rooting out its links to racism. As African American pastor and head of the Human Coalition Action Rev. Dean Nelson has said, “You cannot acknowledge the racist person and history without admitting to the racist vision that has resulted in nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities being located within walking distance of Black neighborhoods.”
The name may have changed, but the mission to provide abortions to disproportionately high numbers of women of color has not.
Thankfully, pregnancy care centers reach out to the same neighborhoods. They are providing tangible alternatives to all women, offering them hope, dignity, and compassion.
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