Black Pro-life Coalition Calls for Planned Parenthood Accountability in Chicago Death
Contact: Walter B. Hoye II, National Black Pro-life Coalition, 510-225-4055 ext 4
UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Abortion, the most unregulated surgical procedure in the nation, has left a trail of dead women and over 54 million babies in its wake where, disproportionately, thirty five percent of those dead babies are Black.
Planned Parenthood has long maintained abortion is a safe option for women. They keep pictures of coat hangers before the public, assuring America that keeping abortion legal will protect women from harm. Yet, in 1972, Planned Parenthood funneled money to psychologist Harvey Karman who worked with (recently indicted Philadelphia "House of Horrors" abortionist) Kermit Gosnell to implement a "super-coil" abortion method on 15 black pregnant women. These low-income women, all in their second trimester, were bussed from Chicago to Philadelphia for this "safe" procedure. Nine of these women were seriously harmed during the violent experiment, including one who had to have a hysterectomy.
Today, just like then, women's lives and health are never the concern of Planned Parenthood and other abortionists. Ryan Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation believes: "Pro-abortion activists like to call abortion 'reproductive justice,' but we can only call this reproductive death. In the inverted and violent world of pro-abortion activism, 'justice' inflicts harm upon the weaker and the defenseless -- the unborn."
Stephen Broden, Senior Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship believes: "The recent death of Tonya Reaves in Chicago is only one example of the tragic havoc Planned Parenthood has wreaked across America. They are a threat to our women, children and ultimately our survival. Their influence and presence must be removed from our community."
Pro-abortion journalists claim conservatives are making this political. Catherine Davis, Founder and President of the Restoration Project, finds the accusation repugnant: "The tragedy in Chicago should never have happened. That facility was not medically equipped to handle a surgical late term abortion. This is about the failure of an organization that holds itself out as a champion of women, and women's issues to champion reasonable medical standards."
"At a minimum, Planned Parenthood was criminally negligent when they left Tonya bleeding in their facility for more than five hours. Planned Parenthood's lack of action demonstrates a depraved indifference for the life of this young woman. Planned Parenthood must be held accountable for the death of Tonya Reaves," said Walter Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation and the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California.
Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Director of Urban Outreach for Protecting Black Life agrees. "Surely the African-American community will wake up and stop giving Planned Parenthood a pass. Too many of our women and children have been butchered at their hands," he said.
"We pray this tragedy awakens the collective conscience of Black America to a wretched and unregulated industry that is profiting from the deaths of children and the deliberate mis-education of young women," said Dean Nelson, Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.
"We still believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," said Alveda King, Founder of King for America. "We demand the unjust targeting of the black community by abortionists be investigated and immediately ended."