Planned Parenthood/black genocide

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This page is about the claim that Planned Parenthood has a goal of reducing the black population, or possibly even eliminating black people altogether.

This claim is often used in support of a larger claim that those who promote better access to abortion services are primarily motivated by this goal as well; see abortion/black genocide for discussion not specific to Planned Parenthood.


  • Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) was a racist.
    • Williamson County Conservative (blog):
      • "The nation's most ardent and profitable purveyor of abortion, Planned Parenthood, continues to assault the black population. It was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, who considered blacks "unfit" members of society. Sanger and early managers of Planned Parenthood specifically targeted blacks in their birth control and abortion efforts, with the goal being that "minority groups who constantly outbreed the majority will no longer persist in doing so..."
      • "Sadly, the overwhelming majority of abortions are perpetrated on black babies. ...while blacks make up about 12% of the population, they account for about 1/3 of all abortions. In fact, since the full legalization of abortion in 1973, it is estimated that approximately 30 % of the black population has been eliminated via abortion."
      • "Dr. King's niece Dr. Alveda King has been working to remind America that her uncle was a social Conservative who opposed abortion and favored abstinence before marriage."
        • If so why did MLK's wife accept an award from Planned Parenthood? See "Evidence: counter", below..



No supporting evidence found so far; just claims about Sanger's or PP's intentions, or quotes claiming to represent PP's ideology but for which no source can be found.


Planned Parenthood claims that Coretta Scott King said upon accepting an award from PP for her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

I am proud tonight to say a word in behalf of your mentor, and the person who symbolizes the ideas of this organization, Margaret Sanger. Because of her dedication, her deep convictions, and for her suffering for what she believed in, I would like to say that I am proud to be a woman tonight.

(There is more discussion of this claim here.)

Wikipedia also repeats a claim which was apparently posted on PP's web site at one time that Sanger's 1930 clinic in Harlem "was endorsed by ... the black community's elder statesman, W.E.B. Du Bois", but the source page is no longer available (including