I’ve been saying for years that if the Republicans were the party supporting abortion, that support would be deemed “racist!” Why? It’s what the Left likes to call “disparate impact.” If you have a policy that seems to be non-racist, but in its impact it affects, let’s say, Black Americans, who end up being 50% of the the victims of the policy, while they’re only 13% of the population, that’s disparate impact. So it is with abortion. Blacks are 13% of the population, but they account for 35% of all abortions. That’s disparate impact, usually associated with racism.
And that’s where Alveda King is going here.
A letter sent to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, and signed by King and other pro-life leaders, said, “If you think this public relations fix means Starbucks is no longer complicit in racism, it’s time to wake up and smell your own coffee.”
“But Starbucks had racism in its corporate identity long before the April arrests,” King wrote in her Washington Examiner op-ed. “Through its corporate donations, Starbucks contributes to one of the most racist organizations in our nation’s history. Planned Parenthood, the largest single provider of abortions in the U.S., performs more than 300,000 terminations each year.”
In her column, King observed to Starbucks the racist roots of Planned Parenthood, beginning with its founder, eugenicist Margaret Sanger.
“More African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease — combined,” she explained. “In America today, a black child is three times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white child. And since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by more than 25 percent.”
King pointed out that 80 percent of Planned Parenthood facilities are located in inner city neighborhoods, and that the abortion chain’s business model “was specifically engineered to target them.”
“About 13 percent of American women are black, but they have more than 35 percent of the abortions,” she wrote.