Tell Pornhub and Planned Parenthood that Black Lives Matter

Over the last month, global protests have been drawing attention to the unjust treatment of minority communities. As an organisation and as a slogan, Black Lives Matter has captured the world’s attention.

In America particularly, police departments are facing serious scrutiny in an effort to root out racial bias and corruption. The Minneapolis Police—whose officers were responsible for George Floyd’s unjust death—is even being disbanded.

Many have suggested an unbroken link between systemic injustice today and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to which most black Americans trace their roots. But for all the talk about a slavery that was outlawed 150 years ago, there’s an eerie silence about the slavery that continues today.

Pornhub is the world’s largest pornographic website, receiving some 42 billion visits every year. Users can upload their own content and view that of others, resulting in a vast video library of rape, revenge porn, abuse and torture—including that of children.

“There’s an eerie silence about the slavery that continues today.”

Several Pornhub-linked kidnapping cases have recently made the news, such as 15-year-old Rose Kalemba. As a result, Pornhub has been forced to remove the offending content. But even after 118 confirmed cases of child abuse, Pornhub itself remains untouched as a sex trafficker’s dream, rewarding the most popular content with monetised ads.

The company recently took to Twitter to polish its halo. It declared, “Pornhub stands in solidarity against racism and social injustice,” and it encouraged followers to donate to anti-racist charities.

But the New York Post has called Pornhub out on its hypocrisy. An article by anti-porn campaigner Laila Mickelwait highlighted recent Pornhub content like a video entitled “I Can’t Breathe” that made use of search tags such as “George Floyd” and “choke-out”.

“Pornhub is a sex trafficker’s dream.”

Mickelwait went on: “Countless other titles on Pornhub feature variations on the N-word and “white master”. Exploited black teens” and “black slave” are suggested search terms deliberately promoted by Pornhub to its users.”

If you would like to tell Pornhub that black lives matter, you can join a million others in signing the Trafficking hub petition. The petition’s goal is to shut down Pornhub and hold its executives accountable for aiding sex trafficking. (Click here to sign the petition).

Planned Parenthood is another corporate giant causing immense harm to minority communities. In fact, if you were on the hunt for a still-thriving organisation to “cancel” for its racist past, you couldn’t find a better candidate.

“Planned Parenthood was founded by the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger.”

With unblinking irony, Planned Parenthood also tweeted its self-righteous indignation, saying, “We’re devastated, grieving, and outraged by violence against Black lives.” This, despite the fact that Planned Parenthood kills an estimated 250 unborn black Americans every day.

Planned Parenthood was founded by the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger, who had ties to the Ku Klux Klan. In a 1939 private letter, Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” To this day, Planned Parenthood celebrates Sanger as a ‘woman of heroic accomplishments.’

And it continues to carry out her ambitions. The Guttmacher Institute, once Planned Parenthood’s research division, found that African-American women are five times more likely to choose abortion over white women. This data is used by Planned Parenthood with deadly effect.

“Planned Parenthood kills an estimated 250 unborn black Americans every day.”

In 2010, census statistics revealed that almost 80 percent of its surgical abortion clinics were within walking distance of African-American or Hispanic communities. Today, over one-third of Planned Parenthood’s 340,000 abortions are carried out on black babies, even though the black community makes up only 13 percent of America’s population.

As America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood receives over US$500 million in federal tax dollars. If you would like to take a practical stand against systemic racism and tell Planned Parenthood that black lives matter, you can join 700,000 others in signing Live Action’s petition to defund the abortion giant. (Click here to sign the petition).

There really is no point saying that black lives matter if we don’t mean it.

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3 comments

  1. simbarito · 6 Days Ago

    Hi Kurt.

    Planned Parenthood is a not for profit, not a corporate giant.
    You’ve said it causes immense harm to minority communities. Aside from abortion services they provide birth control, STD services, cancer screenings, general health care. Regardless of how you feel about abortion, communities have the freedom to choose to use these services, and these services they provide are not in keeping with your claim that Planned Parenthood causes immense harm to minority communities.

    re: “African-American women are five times more likely to choose abortion over white women. This data is used by Planned Parenthood with deadly effect.” The article you linked to says the abortion rate IS 5 times higher, it doesn’t say they CHOOSE it at a rate 5 times higher.It also says Black and Hispanic women have higher abortion rates than white women because they have much higher rates of unintended pregnancy.

    You’ve also said “In 2010, census statistics revealed that almost 80 percent of its surgical abortion clinics were within walking distance of African-American or Hispanic communities”. I just googled this:

    https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2008/08/abortion-and-women-color-bigger-picture

    “Are most of Planned Parenthood’s clinics in black neighborhoods?

    In 2014, the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research center, surveyed all known abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood clinics, in the U.S. (nearly 2,000) and found that 60 percent are in majority-white neighborhoods.

    Planned Parenthood has not released numbers on the neighborhoods of its specific clinics, but responding to a request for demographic information, the organization said that in 2013, 14 percent of its patients nationwide were black. That’s nearly equal to the proportion of the African-American population in the U.S.”

    You seem to be suggesting planned parenthood preys on the African American community, however the above goes against what you are saying.

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    • kmahlburg · 4 Days Ago

      Hi Simbarito, thanks for your reply. In a strict sense, you are correct in saying that PP is non-profit, but they have amassed billions of dollars of assets through their operations and make hundreds of millions in profits each year, which is why I deliberately chose the phrase I did, to provoke people to look into this. (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthoods-new-annual-report-abortions-profits-tax-funding-all-ros)

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    • kmahlburg · 4 Days Ago

      In response to what you said about the other services that they provide, this is really immaterial. 96% of the pregnancy-related services provided by PP are abortions.

      You highlight that unwanted pregnancy is more common among women from minority communities. But each of these is still a precious life. And it is on that basis that I argue the tragedy of PP’s targeting of these communities.

      The 80% statistic that I cited is correct, as per this link: https://www.protectingblacklife.org/pp_targets/index.html.

      In theory, pregnant women freely choose abortion if it’s what they want. In practice, this is so often not the case. One study found that 64% of American women seeking abortions felt coerced into doing so – see https://prolifeaction.org/fact/coerced/.

      The reality is that we have quite a different perspective on this issue not based on the research but based on an ethical framework. For you, it seems that individual choice, regardless of the death it leads to, is the highest good. For me, the highest good is the preservation of life. At the end of the day, human rights are meaningless if we surrender the right to life for society’s most vulnerable.

      Abortion has been a silent Holocaust that has erased the lives of some 60 million lives since Roe v. Wade. God will not hold us guiltless for this senseless tragedy. I invite you to join with me in condemning this slaughter and fighting for every precious life.

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