I'll grant you that "zip code" demographics are susceptible to error. Wealthy and poor neighborhoods obviously exist side by side in the same zip code, and so on. Your analysis is quite convincing. My concerns aren't based solely upon whether or not PP intentionally locates clinics in poor neighborhoods, but rather upon the disproportionate negative effects of PP's services upon the poor and minority communities. In actuality, we don't have to argue about where PP puts its abortion clinics at all because PP's own statistical data confirms that regardless of where their clinics are located, they are providing abortions to minority women in hugely disproportionate ratios. The results of any endeavor cannot be judged by their motivating intentions, but by their ultimate consequences.
Blacks comprise 12.6% of the US population; Hispanics 16.3%. (US Census data.) Non-Hispanic Black women receive 30% of abortions, Hispanic women 25% and women of other minority groups 9%. These are PP"s own figures. (Jones RK, Finer LB and Singh S, Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients, 2008, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.) (The Guttmacher Institute in 1968 was founded as the "Center for Family Planning Program Development", a semi-autonomous division of The Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Center was renamed in memory of Alan Frank Guttmacher, an Ob/Gyn and former president of Planned Parenthood.)
Ninety-eight percent of Planned Parenthood’s services to pregnant women (abortion, adoption and prenatal care) are abortion (according to its 2009 report: 332,278 abortions, 7,021 prenatal care clients, and 977 adoption
referrals to other agencies.)Planned Parenthood acknowledges that it provided primary care only to about 19,700 of its 3 million unduplicated clients. (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Services (Feb.2011), p. 2 (reporting on 2009 figures.) Planned Parenthood received 363.2 million dollars of government grants and contracts in Fiscal Year 2008-09 and performed 332,278 abortions in the year ending June, 2009, 27% of all abortions in the U.S. (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. Annual Report 2008-09, p. 29, and 2008 Income Tax Returns; See Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Services, p. 2, supra)
Abortion kills more black people than the seven leading causes of death combined (heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and chronic lower respiratory diseases) according to CDC data. (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008.) Estimates are that since the Roe v. Wade decision, nearly 17 million black prgnancies have been aborted, reducing the potential black population by almost one third. Abortion and its largest provider in the US have become a serious concern in the Black community. Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, said: “Abortion is a racist, genocidal act. Children are the future. When you destroy your children, you destroy hope.”
Looking at Planned Parenthood's own figures, I find it hard to argue with her.