Planned Parenthood Focuses on Black Women

A new documentary illustrates "completely unacceptable" disparities.

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A Vital Service (Planned Parenthood)

Last week the discussion about Planned Parenthood was focused on the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure funding shakeup. Now that's over, and the organization is spreading the word about the reproductive-health disparities facing African-American women. Bonus: The extra attention from the recent headlines is predicted to give a boost to the cause.

A documentary titled A Vital Service is set to premiere nationally in Washington, D.C., New York City and Atlanta, as well as on more than 70 college campuses, during Black History Month.

It features patients, health care providers and politicians, such as Rep. Gwen Moore, whose passionate case against black-genocide rhetoric rocked the House of Representatives last year.

Despite the inevitable response from pro-life groups that this is more evidence of the organization's push for African-American genocide, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards says, "We've got to find more ways to tell these stories. When we look at reproductive care, African-American women are three times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than white women. That's just completely unacceptable, and a lot of that is about lack of access to affordable birth control and, for young people, access to sex education."

Watch the trailer here:

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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