There is no doubt, Planned Parenthood has had a detrimental impact on the African American community. Our preborn African American brothers and sisters make up a disproportionate amount of the abortions that happen in this country, and Planned Parenthood continues to target minority communities with its new so-called mega clinics. Ryan Bomberger is trying to fight against the abortion industry’s lies and propaganda.
Co-founder and Chief Creative Director of the Radiance Foundation, which is an “education, life-affirming, nonprofit organization.” The organization provides, “through creative ad campaigns, powerful multi-media presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, we illuminate the intrinsic value each person possesses. We educate audiences about pressing societal issues and how they impact the understanding of God-given purpose. We motivate people to peacefully and positively put awareness into action.”
One of the biggest targets for Bomberger’s truth campaigns is Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest and most aggressive abortion business.
“The black community is the hardest hit by abortion,” Bomberger said in an interview with The Daily Citizen. “Planned Parenthood casts itself as the savior of minority communities, particularly the black community. But saviors don’t kill, they come to save.”
Throughout the years, Planned Parenthood has been particularly adept at spinning a media narrative that low income and minority communities will suffer without access to the organization’s services. But that just isn’t true.
“The lie that if Planned Parenthood is defunded that somehow black individuals, like myself, will have nowhere else to go is nothing but a pathetic advertising spin,” Bomberger said. “There are 600 Planned Parenthood centers across the country, but there are 13,000 federally qualified health care centers that provide far more health care than Planned Parenthood, minus the violence of abortion.” (Find one of these qualified non-abortion related health centers at getyourcare.org)
Much of this targeting of minority communities goes back to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.
“This is the is the ridiculousness of a worldview based on a lie, it’s always contradictory. Margaret Sanger herself was cleverly duplicitous,” Bomberger said. “She would say one thing publicly but yet do a completely different thing behind the scenes. For instance, Margaret Sanger denounced abortion. She said hundreds of thousands of abortions are a disgrace to a civilization but yet worked to create the Planned Parenthood that is today, and the organization continues to celebrate Sanger. Daily they praise this eugenicist, who was inarguably racist and elitist.”
There is currently a campaign led by Planned Parenthood to try and revise the history and legacy surrounding Sanger. The current president of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill Johnson, even wrote a letter to The Wall Street Journal arguing that the abortion business and its founder never had racist or eugenic intentions.
In the letter to the editor, McGill Johnson said, “Planned Parenthood denounces eugenics because we believe every person, regardless of race or income, should have the freedom to make their own decisions about their body.”
This is the same organization that killed 345,672 preborn babies, which accounted for about 44% of all abortions in this country last year. And when it comes to Sanger, what McGill Johnson says isn’t even true.
In her only televised interview, Sanger told journalist Mike Wallace that, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners all sorts of the things just marked when they’re born. That, to me, is the greatest sin that people can commit.”
“The totality of Margaret Sanger’s writings are deeply anti-human, which for me is worse than being racist, she is anti-human,” Bomberger said.
Although there is a lot of darkness within the world of abortion and Planned Parenthood, there is also a lot of hope.
“I’m always hopeful, that’s why my wife Bethany and I do the work that we do with the Radiance Foundation,” Bomberger said. “We’re in a threshold moment right now and it all seems impossible. The odds are all against us, the numbers are against us, the money, we’re outspent billions to one. Frederick Douglass said, ‘The man who is right is a majority. He who has God and conscience on his side, has a majority against the universe.’ It may seem impossible, but this is why the other side is fighting tooth and nail to dispute anything that they can.”
At the end of Black History Month, it’s an incredible opportunity to remember the fight against Planned Parenthood and its disproportionate and detrimental impact on the African American community. Organizations like the Radiance Foundation, Focus on the Family and many other pro-life groups will never stop trying to protect preborn babies of all color and will continue to boldly denounce the lies of Planned Parenthood.