Planned Parenthood Accused of Racism

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Pro-life advocates held a vigil at a Planned Parenthood office just blocks away from the White House.

The group of pastors and students say Planned Parenthood targets the African-American community.

"Black America must wake up and stand up to this racist organization that purposefully plants abortion facilities firmly in black and minority neighborhoods," said Day Gardner of the Nation Black Pro-Life Union.

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The crowd believes the evidence is overwhelming, citing a stated goal of Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, and more recently, a student-led expose' involving phone calls that caught staff at Planned Parenthood accepting money to specifically abort black babies.

"We just think the less black kids out there the better," the donor said.

A Planned Parenthood worker responded, "Understandable. Excuse my hesitation. This is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited."

Planned Parenthood of Idaho quickly apologized, calling the conversation "offensive."

But the protestors say Planned Parenthood should not receive taxpayer money to practice racism.

For Lillie Epps her involvement in Thursday's rally is more personal.

When she was 26, she walked through the doors at that very clinic to have an abortion.

"If I only knew then what I know now," she said. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about the child that could've been."

Congressman Trent Franks, who spoke at the event, says he plans to introduce a bill that would make this group's goal of ending targeted abortions illegal.

"They have moved my heart to a new direction legislatively, that we're going to do what we can to say no...That it's against the law in this country to abort a baby based solely on their sex or their race."

Rev. Clenard Childress of Black Genocide believes an even greater issued of profit is involved.

"I believe, as always, that if abortion was not lucrative, it would not be legal and they are benefiting off of the blood of innocent babies."

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