Cincinnati, OH (Oct 16, 2012) – As Planned Parenthood marks its 96th anniversary today, it received an unwelcome gift from pro-lifers. New research released by Protecting Black Life, an outreach of Life Issues Institute, reveals that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and/or Hispanic/Latino communities.
The blow to Planned Parenthood is that this research is not just numbers; it is a powerful visual. Maps are illustrated in full color on a website portal integrated with Google Maps functionality. This interactive site gives viewers an up-close and personal look at just how close these facilities are to their neighborhoods.
The claim that Planned Parenthood is targeting minorities is not new. However, the strength of this study is. The validity of the research is substantiated as it uses verifiable statistics from 2010 Census Data tracts. Census tracts are a means for measuring demographic data about a geographic area, designed to reflect homogeneous characteristics like race, income level and home values. It focuses only on Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities within walking distance of minority neighborhoods, rather than looking at a larger geographical area, such as zip code.
Rev. Arnold Culbreath, director of Protecting Black Life and a founding member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, says, “Minority communities are the #1 targets of Planned Parenthood. It’s no wonder abortion remains the leading cause of death among African Americans, higher than all other causes combined. Getting this information to as many people as possible is not only critical, it’s a matter of life and death for countless babies and oft times even their mothers.”
Bradley Mattes, executive director of Life Issues Institute, added, “This solid evidence is overwhelmingly convincing that Planned Parenthood’s business model is to generate income from an increased number of abortions in minority neighborhoods.”
About Protecting Black Life: Protecting Black Life is an outreach of Life Issues Institute, Inc., with a primary objective of informing the African American community how we are being targeted by the abortion industry. It provides education, resources, and assistance in the development and implementation of strategies to lower and eventually eliminate the problem of abortion in the Black community.
About Life Issues Institute : Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education, the foundation for pro-life political and legislative victories. For over 21 years, organizations and individuals around the world have depended upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest pro-life information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.