Anti-abortion group creates video slamming Guttmacher Institute

By | 11.02.11 | 11:20 am

The Radiance Foundation logo (Pic via toomanyaborted.com)

The Radiance Foundation, an anti-abortion group that has focused its attention on the African-American community, has released a new video titled “WE’VE BEEN GUTTMACHER’D.” The group claims the video “exposes the pro-abortion distortions of the Guttmacher Institute.”

As the Independent’s Virginia Chamlee previously reported, the Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger has had his eye on the Guttmacher  Institute for some time. He has called the Institute a “global pro-abortion extension” of Planned Parenthood that is “continually lavished with misleading credentials by mainstream media.”

His new video condenses all his past claims about the group into a snappy one-minute ad with lyrics mostly aimed at the Institute’s founder: “You are all about eugenics … lying about abortion clinics … you are funded by Planned Parenthood,” etc.

Bomberger’s recent press release announces his new video while simultaneously defending presidential candidate Herman Cain’s comments falsely claiming that Planned Parenthood was created to prevent “black babies from being born.”

According to the press release:

“Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project 2.0 Director lashed out at Cain for using ‘inflammatory and divisive language.’ In the real world, we call this language ‘truth.’ Guttmacher began as a pseudo-scientific arm of Planned Parenthood and, today, gives legs to the abortion giant’s propaganda,” said Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation.

The Guttmacher Institute was founded by Alan F. Guttmacher, vice president of the American Eugenics Society and the first president of Planned Parenthood (1962-1974). Its current president, Sharon Camp, was caught lying about its present relationship to Planned Parenthood claiming it was “completely unaffiliated” with PPFA since 2004-2005. IRS records show, however, that Guttmacher has received over $2.1 million from the nation’s largest abortion chain since 2004.

“Cain has dared to defy the abortion establishment and speak about the atrocities they commit every day. Our communities deserve physicians who heal, not abortionists who butcher our very future,” said Day Gardner of the National Black Prolife Union.

While the Institute was indeed founded by a former president of Planned Parenthood, it eventually severed ties with the group in the late ’70s. Since then, it has been an independent, nonprofit corporation conducting research into women’s reproductive health issues.

However, Bomberger has continually argued that “the cord is still attached.” Bomberger and the Radiance Foundation have been behind a slew of controversial anti-abortion billboards targeting African-American communities. This video was the third installment of the National Black Prolife Coalition’s “NUMBERS DON’T LIE” series.

The “black genocide” campaigns touted by anti-abortion group around the country have continued to gain momentum. Even influential groups such as the Family Research Council blamed Planned Parenthood earlier this year for an 11 percent decrease in Washington, D.C.’s black population in the past decade. Demographers and actual experts, however, attributed the shift to a stark polarization in income and education in D.C.

Watch the ad for yourself:

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