Planned Parenthood of Memphis, furious that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed two bills this week to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups, slammed Haslam as a racist.
Sarah Wallet, the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis, stated, “This hurts patients. It prevents them from seeing a healthcare provider they choose. Specifically, in our area, reproductive healthcare is difficult to access for some people. There’s a lot of stigma surrounding reproductive healthcare. This will especially hurt women of color.”
As Life News points out, Wallet is off-base: “Federally-qualified community health centers vastly outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities in Tennessee and provide much more comprehensive health care. A 2015 comparison showed 187 service sites in Tennessee compared to just four Planned Parenthoods.”
And, of course, for any Planned Parenthood outlet to complain about racism is massively hypocritical; Protecting Black Life (an outreach of Life Issues Institute) reported in 2012 that 79% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities were located within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic/Latino communities, based on statistics from 2010 Census Data tracts.
The Centers For Disease Control reported two years ago that in 2013, although only 13% of the American population is black, 35% of the babies murdered in abortions are black. In New York City, more black babies are aborted than are born.