Category Archives: Racism

Zero Population Growth, abortion, and racism

Former executive director of Zero Population Growth Roy Morgan (he’s talking about what abortion was legalized and shortly afterwards) Zero Population Growth was instrumental in the fight to legalize abortion prior to Roe V. Wade. “There were some people in … Continue reading

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Clinic worker: abortionist did “very racist number” on patients

From pro-choice author Carole Joffe interviewed abortion industry workers for her book The Regulation of Sexuality: Experiences of Family-Planning Workers: Another counselor grievance concerned doctors’ interpersonal style with patients. Certain doctors were accused of being too abrupt or “insensitive” with patients… Bernice … Continue reading

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Abortionist: it’s “great” the 98% of his abortion patients were Hispanic

From South Texas abortionist Dr. Lester Minto: “For 35 years I had a clinic where I saw women and took care of their reproductive needs, but mostly terminating pregnancies…Ninety-eight percent were Hispanics. I would go days where I wouldn’t speak … Continue reading

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Social worker decries racism in abortion/birth control clinics

Albuquerque social worker Marla Cefuentes said in 1988: “Every chance they get, the clinic personnel here remind poor and Hispanic women that they can’t raise a family, that to have children is irresponsible,… They are constantly pushing for sterilization, even for … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood to mom on welfare- we won’t help unless you get sterilized

A mother of four on welfare describes how Planned Parenthood refused to provide her with any medical services unless she agreed to be sterilized: “Lydia Jones, a title X and Medicaid eligible welfare mother of 4, went to the Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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Margaret Sanger is a “hero” at abortion clinic despite racism

From a pro-choice author who interviewed clinic workers for a book she wrote: “Many of the staff [at the abortion clinic] moreover, were aware of the family planning establishment’s historic ties to the eugenics movement. As Bernice, a black counselor … Continue reading

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NOW pres: It’s ok, Margaret Sanger didn’t just hate Blacks

Laurie Bertram Roberts, Mississippi State Pres. of the National Organization of Women, comments on Margaret Sanger’s racism: “First of all, Margaret Sanger did not work on abortion. She worked on birth control. Context is everything. I will never deny that … Continue reading

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Columnist: “poor, black, Indian” children are “marked for failure”

An American columnist said abortion is needed for the “at risk” population, “poor, black and Indian” whose children are “marked for failure.” The quote appeared in Tony Bouza “A Mother’s Day Wish: Make Abortion Available to All Women,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, … Continue reading

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Minorities don’t get support to keep their babies, former clinic worker says

From a former abortion clinic worker, Rayna Rapp, who is still pro-choice: “Many minority women, even if they are not poor, cannot count on support for their pregnancies, and pregnancy related decision-making, from their healthcare providers. Frankie Smithers, an African-American schoolteacher, … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood: Children of the Poor are Too Costly

A fund-raising letter of Planned Parenthood committee of Pittsburgh: “Have you ever stopped to consider how much the “unwanted” children of poor and ignorant parents are costing you in the community in increased relief load, state medical and mental care, … Continue reading

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