Are Abortion Clinics Targeting Black Americans and Their Babies?

( [email protected] ) May 21, 2014 02:16 PM EDT
BPAA Online
(Photo: Black People Against Abortions)

Some believe that abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood specifically target minority communities - most notably African American and Hispanics - for their clientele. LifeSiteNews reports that while African Americans make up roughly 13% of the population in the United States, they have about one-third of all abortions. Tragically, one in four children in the Black community have been aborted since the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.

According to, roughly 80% of abortion clinics are opened in minority-dominated communities. Planned Parenthood has been accused of having racist motives in the past, beginning with its founder Margaret Sanger's efforts to sterilize Black women - "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated," she reportedly once said.

A pro-life group called "Black People Against Abortion" (BPAA) is helping to spread awareness about this horrendous problem in the African American community. "If someone's going to cry out, we need to cry out - for our children, for all children - but specifically, there need to be more people of color in the fight to cry out for life," BPAA advocate Dr. Ashley Harrell says. The organization is a "Grassroots morality movement boldly declaring a message of hope and encouragement with Black men and women to value life, keep their babies, reject abortion and stop the genocide that threatens the Black race."

Harrell told LIfeSiteNews that BPAA aims to urge young women and men in the African American communities to save their unborn children and to encourage them that they are capable of being good mothers and fathers. Hundreds of young members in the Chicago area have met for training on how to be advocates in their communities, and the organization has also done outreach through music, street parades, and prayer walks in schools. Their goal is to "Help this young generation know you can be pro-life, and you can glorify God with your child," says Harrell.

Those interested in getting involved with BPAA or hosting events in their communities can visit their website or call 847-731-2117 for more information.