Armstrong Williams is known as a proponent of conservative Christian values in America’s public debate. According to townhall.com, Williams is “An entrepreneur and third-generation Republican, taking stands for what’s right on radio and television, in print and cyberspace. ”
Williams describes Essence as claiming to motivate African American women and to speak to their hearts and what their specific concerns are. Says Williams:
Every month African-American women rely on Essence for editorial content designed to help them move their lives forward personally, professionally, intellectually and spiritually. Essence must think that African-American women will be moved forward spiritually by Planned Parenthood, because the largest abortion provider in the United States, one that kills 300,000 American babies annually, is sponsoring the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.
Williams goes on to share that the Planned Parenthood executive vice-president Dawn Laguens says that among Planned Parenthood’s goals in sponsoring the ESSENCE Music Festival is an intention to give the attendees information about the differences in the health of African Americans as compared to the general American population.
I’m guessing one of those disparities isn’t the shocking, shocking, shocking abortion rate,” says Williams.
Williams shares statistics from Guttmacher Institute, which he describes as “Planned Parenthood’s very own research and propaganda wing”. According to Guttmacher, African Americans are only about 13% of the population but make up 20% of all abortion cases in the United States. This is the highest statistic of any racial group. Williams also points out the statistic that shows that in New York City, African-Americans are about 25% of the population but make up 45% of the abortion cases.
Williams goes on to remind everyone that the founder of Planned Parenthood is Margaret Sanger who he describes as “a thoroughgoing racist who openly believed that whites were genetically superior to blacks.”
He goes on to add,
As Herman Cain and others such as Alveda King, niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., have pointed out, Planned Parenthood centers are most often located in urban areas, especially in African-American neighborhoods. They know who their top customers are.
Clearly, Williams is not a fan of Planned Parenthood and and now Essence has also fallen out of his favor by associating with the organization.