The family of Chicago native Tonya Reaves received no condolences from President Obama. The Windy City’s black clergy held no prayer vigil in her memory. Its civil rights activists staged no protest at the site where the young black woman was killed last Friday.
That’s because Tonya’s death was not considered by Chi-Town’s black community to be a “hate” crime. Because the 24-year-old mother-to-be died at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor.
The final day of Tonya’s life began with a visit to a Planned Parenthood “clinic” for a second-trimester abortion. An autopsy revealed that she bled to death after her unnamed doctor performed a “dilation and extraction” procedure on her.
The CEO of Planned Parenthood Illinois, Carole Bright, issued a statement saying that it’s too bad Tonya died at one of the organization’s “clinics,” but that “abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record.”
I’m sure that information is a comfort to the dead young woman’s grieving family.
The black community should be outraged. And not just because of Bright’s dubious apology.
But because the death of Tonya Reaves brings squarely into focus the mass extermination of blacks for which Planned Parenthood is responsible; the racist underpinnings of the organization founded by Margaret Sanger back in 1921.
Indeed, Wikipedia notes that Planned Parenthood’s founder “believed that lighter-skinned races were superior to darker-skinned races.” It also notes that Sanger actually gave a 1926 lecture to the “women’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan.”
In 1939, Sanger devised her so-called Negro Project, a surreptitious campaign to encourage birth control among the darker-skinned by recruiting black pastors, in particular, to promote the project.
Planned Parenthood’s founder outlined her strategy in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, an heir to the Proctor & Gamble soap company fortune and staunch advocate of eugenics.
“We should hire three or four colored ministers,” she suggested, “preferably with social service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.”
She went on, insidiously, “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of the more rebellious members.”
That letter revealed the evil in Sanger’s heart. Yet, her latter day successors are even worse.
For while Sanger sought to limit the growth of the black population by means of preventing black women from getting pregnant, she was adamantly against abortion – even among the darker-skinned.
But the women who have headed Planned Parenthood since 1973, when Roe v. Wade legalized abortion on demand, have not had Sanger’s qualms about the slaughter of the unborn.
That’s why more than 17 million pre-born black babies have been aborted over the past four decades. That’s why nearly four of ten abortions are performed today on black women like poor young Tonya Reaves.