By Harry C. Alford

NNPA Columnist

Let me first say that I believe a woman should have the right to an abortion.  It is the law and each person has their own decision to make.  However, since the court decision, Roe V. Wade, the amount of abortions in this nation have been on a steady rise.  Black abortions are now at an epidemic rate and a lot of God’s children are being snuffed out without a chance of life.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that in 2010 Blacks comprised of 12.6 percent of our national population.  However, we account for 35.4 percent of all abortions during that year.  In sum, since the court decision Black women have removed from their bodies 15 million babies.  This year alone they will account for over 400,000 Black abortions.  Minorities kill babies at more than three times the rate of White children.

The historical trend is amazing.  The CDC reports that during the 1970s, roughly 24 percent of all U.S. abortions were performed on Black women.  That percentage rose to 30 percent in the 1980s, 34 percent in the 1990s and 36 percent in the 2000s.  Our population has been growing at a slower rate than some groups.  This can be attributed to the mass elimination of our precious children who lie within their mothers’ womb.  Hispanics have surpassed us as the second largest population group in the nation. Why?  I think we have an answer – abortion frenzy.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.”

What is fanning this awful flame?  I truly conclude that it is a very active organization known as Planned Parenthood.  Their offices are located in communities with noticeable minority populations.  It becomes clear they are targeting minorities, particularly Blacks.  Let’s look at the roots of Planned Parenthood.  Its founder, Margaret Sanger, had fascist and racist views and supported eugenics.  Eugenics is the applied science of strengthening the population by increasing the breeding of those who are desired and weeding out the strains of humanity that is considered weak and feeble.

Sanger and her board of directors were of the same ilk.  They admired Adolph Hitler and his “final solution” for Jews.  They were candid in their beginning stages and the evolution of Planned Parenthood (merging with like groups).  The eugenic theme was strong in Sanger’s magazine, the Birth Control Review, which she started in 1917. Some of her articles were titled, “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics” (June 1920), “The Eugenic Conscience” (February 1921), “The Purpose of Eugenics” (December  1924), “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” (July 1925), and “Birth Control: The True Eugenics” (August 1928).  I could go on and on.  Some of her quotes:  “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” Also: “We prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is ‘absolutely prohibited’ to the feeble-minded.” Finally: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro Population”.

Before World War II, Sanger and her compatriots flirted intensely with the Nazi view of eugenics. According to, “Lothrop Stoddard was on the board of directors (of Margaret Sanger’s Population Association of America) for years…He had an interview with Adolf Hitler and was very impressed.  His book, The Rising Tide of Color against White World Supremacy, was written while he served on Sanger’s board.

Havelock Ellis, one of Sanger’s extra-marital lovers, reviewed the book favorably in The Birth Control Review. As the horrors of the Nazi’s started to be unveiled, Planned Parenthood founders decided to take a more public relations approach.  They reached out to Black groups for cover and also to improve their “fishing” of Black women.  The Urban League, NAACP, AKA Sorority, AME Church all took the bait.  Even today, most in the Black community has a positive image of Planned Parenthood,  the provider (through referral) of abortions.  Our morality, faith and leadership have gone down the wrong road.

Who owns these abortion clinics?  All types do – good and bad; responsible or reckless.  Even our Attorney General, Eric Holder, has a connection with a clinic via his wife and in-laws.  It is the Old National GYN in College Park, Ga.  We all know about the mass murder shop in Philadelphia.  Doctor Kermit Gosnell was birthing babies and then killing them by snipping the back of their necks with scissors.  They have indicted him on eight counts of murder.  Certainly, there are more as he has performed more than 16,000 abortions but he would destroy the evidence to cover his tracks.  Did you know that abortion clinics are not regulated?  All of this termination of life when we have all types of vehicles for birth control (prevention of pregnancy).  Shouldn’t we be wiser and more worthy of heaven above?

Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.  Website: Email: