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Black Leaders Call on Planned Parenthood to Renounce Racist Legacy of Founder

September 4, 2020

120 Black community leaders, including Democrats and Republicans, have come together to ask Planned Parenthood to address what they call a racist legacy of founder Margaret Sanger. 

Jamie Jackson speaks with Rev. Dean Nelson with Human Coalition, one of the signatories of an open letter asking for the 104 year old organization to atone for racist beginnings.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Correspondent Jamie Jackson’s White House Report:

FILE – In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Teresa Pettis, right, greets a passerby outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Pettis was one of a small number of abortion opponents protesting outside the clinic on the day the Missouri Legislature passed a sweeping measure banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Planned Parenthood says Missouri’s only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, which expires Friday, May 31. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)
Abortion-rights supporters take part in a protest Thursday, May 30, 2019, in St. Louis. A St. Louis judge heard an hour of arguments Thursday on Planned Parenthood’s request for a temporary restraining order that would prohibit the state from allowing the license for Missouri’s only abortion clinic to lapse at midnight Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Original article source: http://aurn.com/black-leaders-call-on-planned-parenthood-to-renounce-racist-legacy-of-founder/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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