by Catherine Davis
I recently received an email inviting me to participate in President Trump’s “Listening to America Survey to tell me the true sentiments, concerns, and interests of REAL America.” Although it was likely nothing more than a fundraising ploy, I took some time anyway to complete all the questions, hoping against hope that someone might truly read it and “listen.” After all, the tag line of the email was “why don’t they EVER listen”.
Following his election, President Trump pledged “…to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African-Americans.” He has a huge opportunity to keep that pledge.
There is a systemic evil running amok in America’s political landscape. This evil specifically allows the targeting of women of color. Members of the American government, both congressmen and senators, are seemingly okay with the targeting. Last year, when they knew President Obama would veto the bill, the Republicans in the House and Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood. This year, however, they appear reluctant to reallocate the federal dollars the organization receives as various members balk at repealing the Affordable Care Act, hoping to leave it in place another two years.
This reluctance is growing into resistance as Planned Parenthood calls in the many political favors they have spent years cultivating. So confident are they that their lies of reproductive justice are being accepted that they have come together and called on elected officials — whose campaigns they underwrote — to prosecute the undercover journalist who exposed the seedier side of their business. So confident are they that they readily signal to the nation that they are eliminating the weeds their founder identified when she launched the Negro Project in 1939. “Lack of access to reproductive healthcare” has become code for that elimination, and elected officials appear reluctant, some gleefully so, to intervene.
Planned Parenthood’s aging abortionists are sending more and more women to area hospitals for emergency care. They refuse to report the many sexual predators who escort their underage victims into abortion facilities to abort the evidence of sexual abuse. Their nurses quit for fear of losing their licenses because of the squalid conditions found in their centers. When inspected, states find them failing to meet even basic medical standards, such as regular hand washing and sterilization of instruments between procedures. And, they are constructing larger and larger surgical facilities in communities of color, carrying out their founder’s vital mission of controlling the Black birthrate.
Planned Parenthood has withheld essential information from the women they are targeting. They deny the link between abortion and breast cancer despite numerous studies that confirm it from around the world — including from China, the world’s abortion capital. Today, one in eight American women have breast cancer, a fact the National Center for Biotechnology Information declares is an epidemic. They rarely if ever discuss the 150 studies that confirm a link between abortion and premature birth in subsequent pregnancies, even though premature birth is a direct contributor to the increasing infant mortality rate. Black women are facing extreme premature birth in subsequent pregnancies.
And most, if not all, of Planned Parenthood’s customers are not aware of the numbers of women that have died because of a botched abortion — women like Cree Erwin, Tonya Reaves, and Edrica Goode.
As Planned Parenthood grows more and more callous, little black and brown babies and sometimes their mothers are being sacrificed in the name of women’s rights. President Trump, if you are truly listening and truly committed to doing everything you can to ensure the promise of freedom, you can begin by stopping Planned Parenthood’s targeting. Urge the Senate to reallocate the more than half billion federal taxpayer dollars they receive annually. It’s time to send a message: enough is enough.
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