*Anti-abortion activists have been accused of exploiting America’s tragic racial history with a growing campaign to persuade black women that the high rate of terminations among African Americans is a racist conspiracy on a par with slavery and lynching.

The campaign, launched in Georgia, is targeting the black community with rallies, meetings in churches and colleges, and billboards around Atlanta that describe black children as an endangered species and accuse abortion providers of targeting African Americans for what are described as “womb lynchings”.

The strategy has also focused on the fact that a leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, was founded by a woman who was a leading proponent of eugenics, a belief that the human gene pool could be improved by selective breeding and sterilisation, and who heavily promoted birth control among black people.

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