According to a release from the National Black Pro-Life Union, Planned Parenthood leader Cecile Richards celebrated the legacy of Republican President Richard Nixon for his support of providing abortions to black woman, calling black babies "little black bastards." Outraged black leaders have released a video that includes statements made by Richards "exposing the racial impetus of Richard Nixon's and Planned Parenthood's mission." In a tape made at the White House in 1972, Nixon was heard to say that a majority of voters in Colorado and Michigan supported abortion. He said "I think in both cases, well certainly in Michigan they will vote for it because they think that what's going to be aborted are the little black bastards."
"2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, 50th anniversary of MLK's I have a dream speech, yet we find blacks are still shackled, supporting an organization that considers aborting 'little black bastards' an age of enlightenment," said Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, referring to a comment made by Richards. Alveda King is the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"For years Planned Parenthood has denied its founder's Negro Project was aimed at controlling the black birth rate. On November 7, 2012 Cecile Richards finally took the shroud off their secret. In light of this revelation, we call on the Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, one of America's last bastions of racism," said Catherine Davis.
"Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood openly support a racist agenda. Cecile poured accolades on Richard Nixon -- a man who spoke arrogantly about abortion being used to kill off what he called 'the little black bastards,' said Day Gardner. "Richard Nixon was an ignorant, racist, foul-mouthed crook. The fact that Planned Parenthood's president has the nerve to put Nixon on a pedestal for killing children proves what we have been saying all along. Planned Parenthood's business model is exactly the same as when Margaret Sanger launched the hellish Negro Project in 1939," said Gardner.
"What's so bad about all of this is that some black organizations, such as the NAACP, are in bed with Planned Parenthood; promoting a false gospel; sacrificing our babies, our sons and our daughters on the altar of abortion while promoting the lie that contraceptives and abortion are somehow good for our communities. They are prostituting our culture and this flies in the face of God," said Alveda King.
"Cecile Richards is wrong, dead wrong! The Nixon era was not an age of enlightenment but rather an age of sleazy back room deals, lies, confusion, scandal and racism...an age that ushered in a wave of brutal dismemberment and torture culminating in the deaths of more than 55 million babies...17 million 'little black bastards' DEAD -- according to Cecile Richard's idol." concluded Gardner.
Dr. Alveda C. King is the founder of King for America and director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and consultant to the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship. Catherine Davis is founder and president of the Life Restoration Project, while Dr. Day Gardner is president of the National Black Pro-Life Union.
Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.