Planned Parenthood employees, supporters claim the abortion clinic is "steeped in white supremacy"

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 6th, 2020 1:45 pm

Last Updated Jul 10th, 2020 at 11:11 am

Planned Parenthood employees and supporters have charged the largest abortion provider in America with being "steeped in white supremacy."

A June 18 open letter signed by more than 350 current and former staffers — including 800 donors, supporters, and volunteers — of Planned Parenthood in Greater New York claimed that the organization suffers from "institutional racism."

"We know that Planned Parenthood has a history and a present steeped in white supremacy and we, the staff, are motivated to do the difficult work needed to improve," said the open letter from Save PPGNY.

The letter also said Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was "a racist, white woman."

While the letter admitted that this part of the organization's history "cannot be changed," the New York clinic is making sure their "black and other staff of color are honored for their expertise and included in the decision making process."

"We have been inspired and emboldened by national movements led by Black people holding organizations and institutions accountable and working to dismantle systems of oppression and white supremacy," the letter concluded.


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