GOP Senate candidate TW Shannon targets ‘racist’ Planned Parenthood in ad: ‘True face of white supremacy’
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EXCLUSIVE — Oklahoma US Senate candidate TW Shannon called Planned Parenthood “the true face of white supremacy in America” in a new campaign ad debuting Thursday.
“The truth is, there is no one, no organization more racist than Planned Parenthood,” Shannon told Fox News Digital, saying he wants to educate the American people about the organization’s history.
The ad, which stars Shannon outside a Planned Parenthood facility, begins by calling founder Margaret Sanger a “vile racist” for supporting eugenics, which often targets people of color.
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“Since Roe v. Wade, 400,000 black babies are killed every year,” says Shannon, while the graphic explains, “exactly as planned.”
Prominent Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and Vice President Kamala Harris are then shown declaring their support for the group.
“Don’t tell me black lives matter until those lives matter,” Shannon says at the close of the ad.
Shannon, a former speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives who announced his candidacy for the US Senate last month, believes Sanger’s troubled legacy should not be revered by abortion liberals. She was a birth control advocate and eugenics enthusiast who founded a clinic in 1916 that eventually became Planned Parenthood. In 1926, she spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally in New Jersey to educate the women present about birth control methods, according to Planned Parenthood’s “Our Story” section.
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“Sanger believed in eugenics — an inherently racist and ableist ideology that labeled certain people as unable to have children. Eugenics is the theory that society can be improved through planned breeding for “desirable traits” such as intelligence and industriousness. In the early 20th century, eugenics ideas were popular among highly educated, privileged, and mostly white Americans,” Planned Parenthood’s website explains.
Sanger’s controversial past is so prominent that Planned Parenthood even released a video in which she declared, “Was she a racist or not?”
Ultimately, Planned Parenthood disowned Sanger because she believed in eugenics, but publicly chose to “recognize” with her links to racist ideology because to exclude them entirely would harm women’s “sexual reproductive health.”
Shannon believes that if Democrats didn’t support Planned Parenthood, the abortion culture would engage.
“Their founder was a vile eugenicist who wanted to exterminate black people. That’s just the reality,” he said. “On this day when the Democrats want to remove anyone who has ever been associated with evil or has ever been associated with anything that even seems politically incorrect … there was a woman who was an organization for the Black Eradication.”
Planned Parenthood did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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Shannon has previously criticized the “awakened” left in a campaign ad, regularly suggesting that the far left has declared war on the Conservatives. This time he addressed Planned Parenthood, an organization loved by liberals and responsible for hundreds of thousands of abortions each year.
“I think every person in America should step away and quit the Democratic Party,” Shannon said. “The truth is that every year 400,000 black babies are killed in collaboration with Planned Parenthood, abortion, the abortion industry and the Democratic Party. That’s just a reality. That is not TW Shannon’s opinion. That’s a fact.”