A new Barna Group poll commissioned by the pro-life movie “Unplanned” found that blacks support tax subsidies for abortion giant Planned Parenthood more than any other group.
The irony, the survey sponsor said, is that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was an advocate of eugenics and promoted birth control among black communities.
Overall, 41 percent favored tax subsidies, and 39 percent oppose them. But among blacks, 53 percent favor the subsidies, and only 20 percent oppose them.
“Unplanned” is a story that’s so hot the creators have had to use fake names during some location shoots.
It’s the story of Abby Johnson, once one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the country, who likely was involved in 22,000 abortions. Then one day she saw something that changed her perspective on abortion.
The history of Sanger and her advocacy for birth control in black communities is well-documented.
HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson has charged Sanger “was trying to eliminate black people. … That was the whole purpose of it.”
Arina Grossu of the Center for Human Dignity in Washington, said Sanger “shaped the eugenics movement in America and beyond in the 1930s and 1940s.”
“Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to compulsory sterilization laws in 30 U.S. states that resulted in more than 60,000 sterilizations of vulnerable people, including people she considered ‘feeble-minded,’ ‘idiots’ and ‘morons,'” Grossu found.
“She even presented at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1926 in Silver Lake, N.J. She recounted this event in her autobiography: ‘I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan. … I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. … I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak. … In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose.'”
Sanger once said, “The main objects of the Population Congress would be to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.”
Grossu noted that even now, nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black or Hispanic communities.
And she pointed to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2007 to 2010 showing that more than one third of all abortions destroyed unborn black babies. That’s even though black Americans make up only 13 percent of the population.
The survey found 41 percent of men opposed funding abortionists with taxes while 44 percentage were in opposition. For women, it was 41 percent yes, 34 percent no.
For Gen Z members, it was a 50 percent yes and 25 percent no. For Millennials, 45-31, for Gen X, 40-40, and for Boomers it was 36-45.
The survey showed that with age comes increasing opposition to tax funding for abortion.
Among marrieds, it was 34 yes and 44 no, and singles, 49-32.
Whites were 38 percent yes and 43 no, and Hispanics 45 yes and 29 no.
Strong support for using tax money for abortionists came from the West and the Northeast, with the idea failing in the South and Midwest.
Among conservatives, only 21 percent supported tax subsidies, while 69 percent opposed them. Liberals were 72-11 in favor, and moderates leaned that direction, with a 40-28 margin.
Republicans were 18-66 against, Democrats 65-15 for and independents were almost split evenly, at 43 percent for to 44 percent against.
Church-going respondents were opposed 31-49 while unchurched people favored it 50-29. Those who identify as Christian were 34-45 against, with Protestants 30-51 against, and those who are “born again” 25-50 against.
Evangelicals were 13-85 against, and the further one moved from traditional faith, the more the support rose for tax subsidies. Those with no faith supported the subsidies 60-24.