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Planned Parenthood has been targeting the elimination of children born to Black and poor mothers since its birth more than a century ago. From founder Margaret Sanger's support of compulsory sterilization of the "unfit" and her infamous "Negro Project" then, to today's reality that the vast majority of Planned Parenthood clinics are within walking distance of nonwhite neighborhoods, her legacy of destruction and dehumanization remains.According to the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood:• Three in four women receiving abortions are among the poorest income groups.• Six in 10 who are driven to abortion are women of color.• Six in 10 women who undergo abortions are already mothers.• Half of all abortions are repeat abortions.• Because of the lack of resources and support for mothers in school and at work, as well as from the fathers of their children, women cite these obstacles as top reasons to seek abortion.Read more in FFL President Serrin M. Foster and Editor Damian J. Geminder's article, originally published in America Magazine:www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2020/07/22/margaret-sanger-feminism-planned-parenthood-a...And as we commence Black History Month, we invite you to read First Wave Feminist History Course chapter, "Remembering Black Suffragists." And be sure to take the quiz at the end and share with your family and friends!!www.feministsforlife.org/remembering-black-suffragists/ ... See MoreSee Less
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"Last Friday, my husband and I traveled with our three young children, ages 6, 5 and 3, to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Having marched many times in the past in hopes that one day Roe v. Wade would be overturned, this trip was an expression of gratitude. It was also a meaningful way to honor our twin embryos who I miscarried that same weekend one year ago, by standing up for the life of every child in the womb."Just as significant to me was the opportunity to stand up for women and girls; women like Lucy, a fellow marcher we encountered who herself has suffered an abortion. Peace begins in the womb."For 50 years, our society has depended on the violence of abortion as a solution to a variety of problems faced by women in crisis. Women deserve better than abortion. Thanks to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we are free to protect in law innocent children living and growing in their mothers' wombs. The absence of such laws fails women, sending the implicit message, 'You take care of it. Your child isn't worth anything anyway.'"***We were absolutely humbled by Marie Palmer's honest letter in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (triblive.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-women-deserve-better-than-abortion/). We invite you to read our powerful issue of The American Feminist, "Voices of Women — and Men — who Mourn," about the spectrum of reproductive loss and grief, including miscarriage and abortion. Order a copy for yourself or a loved one here:www.feministsforlife.org/shop/magazines/the-american-feminist-magazine-voices-of-women-men/ ... See MoreSee Less
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