Ben Carson: Planned Parenthood Was Designed To Exterminate Black People

Planned Parenthoood rally at the State Capitol.The anti-Planned Parenthood army is having a field day with the discredited video that alleges the group sells fetal tissues left over from abortion procedures. Conservative lawmakers have quickly pounced on this James O’Keefe-style hit piece as an opportunity to score points with the far right by calling for investigations, and restating their promises to anti-Planned Parenthood activists to defund the organization once and for all.


One of the favorite stories these people (my own family included) like to tell is that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist who hated black people. To hear them tell it, she founded the organization solely to wipe out the African-American population – or to make all women into raging feminist man-haters set free from the traditional values of being perpetually barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. The charge of racism is unfounded, but it is one that has been repeated over and over again by Republican politicians, and now Ben Carson is the latest to do so while also criticizing President Obama for saying “God bless you” to Planned Parenthood employees back in 2013.

Via Right Wing Watch:

“You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people,” he said. “That was the whole purpose of it.”

His allegation rests on a debunked claim that has circulated through right-wing circles for years that Sanger was using birth control to exterminate the African American community.

Carson also promised that he would use Hillary Clinton’s praise for Sanger and her relationship with Saul Alinsky against her in the presidential race, claiming that he would “educate the people” that the campaign is really about a divide between “American and anti-American things.” This led him to attack the Affordable Care Act, which he said was illegitimately “shoved down our throat” … even though it became a law just as any other law does through an act of Congress.

The GOP candidate later returned to the Planned Parenthood video.

“If we can’t defund Planned Parenthood after this, we’re lost, we’re just in the wilderness forever,” he said. “This is the smoking gun. We’ve always known the kind of organization this and how anti-life they are.” (Source)

Even though the people who want to destroy Planned Parenthood claim the organization is nothing more than an abortion mill, abortion procedures only make up only 3% of the services they provide. In fact, you could argue that Planned Parenthood does more to prevent abortions than the anti-choice activists who are trying to shut them down, and even prosecute women for having a miscarriage.


Ben Carson isn’t a stranger to making ridiculous statements, including blaming police shootings on feminism, or stating that Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery. The majority of the Republican field is desperate to gain any advantage they can in such a crowded pack, and they’ll say or do anything necessary in order to get the votes and funding they need so badly to get past Iowa’s caucuses. Planned Parenthood is a favorite target of the evangelical Christian and anti-choice wing of the GOP that I often refer to as “Duck Dynasty Republicans,” which is why Ben Carson is happily throwing red meat statements like this out there.

Does he believe in these absurd stories about Planned Parenthood, race and Margaret Sanger? I am assuming based on his many years in the medical field and otherwise normal behavior prior to politics that he doesn’t. The people he is trying to woo to his presidential campaign do, and that’s all that matters to him.



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  • polliwogg

    Hey, Benny, maybe you wouldn’t have so many black women having abortions, if you didn’t have so many black MEN who were making babies and then MAKING TRACKS. You want to help eliminate black abortions? Try addressing your own gender. The men need to step up, not step out.

    • Sieben Stern

      or… IDK we could stop throwing black men in prison for non-offenses? or stop killing them in police custody? just a thought.

      • Flat Banana

        Sieben is a person who takes a few situations/instances and makes broad claims.

      • noah vail

        there is enough evidence at hand that siebens claim is justified…if it were white guys being thrown into jails like that you’d be the first one to start bitching about it…hypocritical much?

      • Flat Banana

        No because it happens, until all people come to the realization that people of all races/ethnicities commit crimes we are stuck in this ridiculous way of life.

  • Flat Banana

    The only people who discredit the videos and support PPFA are liberals.

    • Brian

      That’s because liberals are the only voice of reason. name a single thing republicans have done in the past 30 years that has helped a single middle class citizen in this country . and then list the thousands of things they have done that benefitted the rich and the corporate fat cats who bought our congress. yet people vote for them, even though they have always sucked hard at creating jobs, keeping us safe, creating opportunity. they shut down our government again, at a cost of over 28 BILLION dollars, they down graded our nations credit rating for the first time in our history, they have tripled the deficit, and the debt, managed to take a 178 BILLION dollar surplus and rack up 13 TRILLION in debt, started two wars, ship American jobs over seas, infringe on our voting rights, wage war on women and minorities, refuse to raise the minimum wage , refuse to pay women the same as a man for doing the same job, refused to vote on the jobs bill that would have gotten over 5 million Americans back to work years ago, they bailed out the wall street morons and flipped off the main street families, they gave over 13 trillion in tax breaks to the richest people on earth with no way to pay for them, they give out trillions more in corporate welfare and then say its the families who collect welfare that are draining our economy, even when they give out 700 times more in corporate welfare than they do to feed hungry American children. they let banks like bank of America steal over 500 BILLION from their customers and they slapped them on the wrists and made them pay a 14 million dollar fine. mean while Bernie Madoff stole 50 billion and got life in prison. they stack the deck and work primarily for the rich. they have done NOTHING for a single middle class or poor family in this country for over 30 years now… and they get uneducated sheep to support the demise of the middle class even when these idiotic degenerate who support this agenda are themselves middle class, most of whom are collecting welfare in one form or another. nothing like shooting your nose off to spite your face. fucktarded degenerate scum…. that what the typical republican voter is . but please carry on with your delusions of grandeur

      • Flat Banana

        Sorry not going to read that.

      • noah vail

        what a surprise…a rWNJ that doesn’t want to read what he doesnt want to see…if it aint from oreilly it aint a fact, right?

      • OMGface

        Good pain-generated sardonicism…..but, boy is this stuff increasingly excruciating, silly putty humans like Flat Earth…(my edit). put us all in harm’s way.

      • Charles Vincent

        what a surprise…a rWNJ that doesn’t want to read what he doesnt want to see…if it aint from CNN/MSNBC it aint a fact, right?

        There fixed it for you.

      • noah vail

        that’s all you’ve got?…pathetic

      • Charles Vincent

        No more pathetic than your original assertion, and either way my post illustrates how piss poor your comment truly is as a counter argument.

      • strayaway

        Brian, There is too much nonsense in your post to reply to but none of it is related to the topic anyway. But back to the topic, New York City’s Department of Health reported that in 2012, more black babies were aborted (31,328) than born (24,758). That’s 55.9 percent of black babies aborted before birth. This might just reflect a lack of access to birth control in 2012 with abortion being a poor person’s birth control as it had been in the Soviet Union. Perhaps the (un)ACA has helped with the distribution of birth control to the poor since 2012. That would help blacks whose incomes, house ownership rates, and family wealth have declined relative to those of whites since Obama became president.

      • Charles Vincent

        “and then list the thousands of things they have done that benefitted the rich and the corporate fat cats who bought our congress.”

        Stopped reading right here because your ignorance has reached new levels. Do you really understand why what I quoted of your reply is a huge pile of crap all over your face?

        Let me help you out.

        “That’s because liberals are the only voice of reason. name a single thing republicans have done in the past 30 years that has helped a single middle class citizen in this country .”

      • Bryan Clarke

        The liberals created the Klan and were responsible for the trail of tears so where is their reason? You’re just uneducated so you follow along with all the other uneducated liberals. We call people like you “LOSERS”. The republicans created USA because we are a Republic, NOT a democracy. Your lack of education and facts has already reached new levels and the country is collapsing because of it. People like you should be sterilized like animals since you think your monkeys….

      • Charles Vincent

        You might want to re read what I wrote, only do it a bit slower this time. Then take in to context the quotes from the poster I was replying to. Then maybe think about why your little tantrum has made you look like a first grader with no reading comprehension and why that fact makes you look like a total mouthbreather…GG moron

      • Bryan Clarke

        Any facts to prove mine wrong or still just opinions? It’s not fun anymore when you provide no challenge. Goodbye loser and have fun blaming the people “righties” who created this country and laws because soon your free ride will be over! LOSER

      • Charles Vincent

        I see your reading comprehension skill is still failing you. I told you where to look but apparently that’s to much for your pea-brain to handle. Just for shits and giggles here you go here its the post I was replying to in its entirety since you’re either to lazy or to stupid to find it.

        “That’s because liberals are the only voice of reason. name a single
        thing republicans have done in the past 30 years that has helped a
        single middle class citizen in this country . and then list the
        thousands of things they have done that benefitted the rich and the
        corporate fat cats who bought our congress. yet people vote for them, even though they have always sucked hard at creating jobs, keeping us safe, creating opportunity. they shut down our government again, at a cost of over 28 BILLION dollars, they down graded our nations credit rating for the first time in our history, they have tripled the deficit, and the debt, managed to take a 178 BILLION dollar surplus and rack up 13 TRILLION in debt, started two wars, ship American jobs over seas, infringe on our voting rights, wage war on women and minorities, refuse to raise the minimum wage , refuse to pay women the same as a man for doing the same job, refused to vote on the jobs bill that would have gotten over 5 million Americans back to work years ago, they bailed out the wall street morons and flipped off the main street families, they gave over 13 trillion in tax breaks to the richest people on earth with
        no way to pay for them, they give out trillions more in corporate
        welfare and then say its the families who collect welfare that are
        draining our economy, even when they give out 700 times more in
        corporate welfare than they do to feed hungry American children. they let banks like bank of America steal over 500 BILLION from their customers and they slapped them on the wrists and made them pay a 14 million dollar fine. mean while Bernie Madoff stole 50 billion and got life in prison. they stack the deck and work primarily for the rich. they have done NOTHING for a single middle class or poor family in this country for over 30 years now… and they get uneducated sheep to support the demise of the middle class even when these idiotic degenerate who support this agenda are themselves middle class, most of whom are collecting welfare in one form or another. nothing like shooting your nose off to spite your face. fucktarded degenerate scum…. that what the typical republican voter is . but please carry on with your delusions of grandeur”

        This was posted by Brian

      • Bryan Clarke

        WOW! You are simply brainwashed! HAHAHA! You still in high school kid? Thanks for wasting my time..

      • Charles Vincent

        Ah yes in with the ad lapidem fallacies.

      • Tim Burrows

        There are idiots to the right of me and there are idiots to the left of me!

      • phone2000

        Without Rick perry obamas jobs record is negative…trend now…people moving to red states to make money….deems kill economies and jobs

      • American-By-Choice

        ROFLMNAO!

        Adorable… .

      • Bryan Clarke

        Not a single liberal president has helped America grow but only increased our national debt to 20 trillion. Abortions have killed more people than WW2. Face it, the free ride is over! No more white liberals with no culture who breed like rabbits! No more ghetto thugs who burn america flags and live off our tax money! When Trump wins we are going to round up the traitors and invaders. Sterilization works much better than abortions.

      • Bryan Clarke

        11 trillion from Bush. Anther 10 trillion from Obama with no war! Where is the tax money going to? Oh that’s right, third world parasites and white liberals who depend on a right government! When Trump wins we are going to round you traitors up and sterilize you!

      • Brian

        just for the record, your numbers are way off. Obama took the republican deficit of 1.4 trillion dollars down to ZERO, and our national debt is actually 15.6 trillion. of which Obama is responsible for only 4.7 trillion , but he at least created 13.8million Private sector jobs. the last 3 republicans only created 11.2 million jobs combined. and kept us safe, and killed Bin Laden. anything else I can school you on just let me know.

      • Wild_Bird

        Spoken like a totalitarian leftwing kook.
        I see totalitarianism is deeply embedded in your rotting, mutated DNA.

      • Bryan Clarke

        That “mutated” DNA is the reason why you live in a free country today so if you don’t like white people then leave! Go to africa where you can live with famine, genocide, tribal warfare and corruption. Love, morals, faith, tradition, Folk and country is worth dying for so expect heavy resistance when Trump wins. TRUMP WILL WIN IF YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!

    • D Lemon

      Thanks for the update, Captain Obvious. In other news, conservatives are supporting Donald Trump for president.

      • Flat Banana

        Your point being….

  • Allahu Akbar!

    Planned Parenthood sells dead baby parts and pieces.They will never live that one down.

    • noah vail

      and you know this because??? did you hear it on Fux news?

      • Charles Vincent

        “In summary, the current situation continues to impose serious and complex restrictions on scientists or clinicians who want to use human fetal tissue for transplantation. Fetal research applications receive special ethical reviews at both institutional and NIH levels, where additional “ethical” restraints may be imposed. While the federal laws
        do not prohibit research of tissues obtained from “dead” aborted fetuses, as long as the decision for abortion was independent, both federal and state laws continue to prohibit manipulation of the living embryo or fetus, or alterations of the abortion procedure that are not medically necessary for the mother or fetus. Even privately funded research must be very careful to avoid breaking federal and state laws
        regulating use of fetal tissues. Most of these laws impose onerous fines and imprisonment for such infractions.”

        and

        “However, NIH researchers must still conform to the complex state laws that restrict methods of obtaining, using, or transporting fetal tissues. Both federal and state laws prohibited modifications of abortion procedures to improve sterility or quality of tissues collected.

        Courtesy of the NIH

      • Christopher Richey

        Um…no, Noah…we are hearing it from PP directors, technicians and employees themselves…and the videos just keep coming. Going to be hard to keep ignoring this, ya’ know?

    • Angela Walker

      There’s nothing immoral or illegal about doing that. All hospitals do the same. Too bad you have no idea what you’re talking about and are simply another uninformed member of the Fox News cult.

  • OMGface

    I am so ashamed to say I once respected and liked this man a
    great deal; he was the youngest Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns
    Hopkins in their history; he was fearless, did radical surgeries nobody else
    did, he was also the essence of personable in interviews. Staggering
    he’s now emerged as literally irrational. I thought about this stunning disparity, and realized, surgeons can succeed and be just that….because, surgeons are essentially, highly trained mechanics. But for me, this is still
    pretty scary.

  • Charles Vincent

    Every quote below was uttered by Margret Sanger. Manny you are an ignorant mouthpiece. And FYI she also supported the Nazi policy of Eugenics.

    Woman and the New Race, ch. 6: “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.”
    Here, Sanger argues that, because the conditions of large families tend to
    involve poverty and illness, it is better for everyone involved if a child’s
    life is snuffed out before he or she has a chance to pose difficulties to its
    family.

    [We should] 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.

    “Plan for Peace” from Birth Control Review (April 1932, pp. 107-108)

    Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a
    better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.

    Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man
    shall have the right to become a father, without a permit…

    Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

    “America
    Needs a Code for Babies,” 27 Mar 1934

    Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.

    April 1932 Birth Control Review, pg. 108

    Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

    Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

    We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with
    social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most
    successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

    Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

    A woman’s duty: To look the whole world in the face with a go-to-hell look
    in the eyes… to speak and act in defiance of convention.

    The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1

    [The most penetrating thinkers] are coming to see that
    a qualitative factor as opposed to a quantitative one is of primary
    importance in dealing with the great masses of humanity.

  • Tim Burrows

    I ead these comments and I wonder, what is to become of the human race.

  • That statement is totally bullshit!