The Planned Parenthood chapter that oversees Alaska is bragging about the work of its “equity team” which is charged with addressing instances of “racism” and so-called “cissexism.”

A Nov. 21 article on Planned Parenthood’s website notes that since 2017, the abortion giant’s equity team has held transgender affirming workshops, as well as classes that combat “implicit bias, racial anxiety, microaggressions and stereotype threat.”

In 2018, the equity team “was key in gender affirming hormone care being first offered in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington and Idaho that same year,” the article states.

Planned Parenthood has applied its equity efforts towards ensuring that all its volunteers are trained in “abortion values,” “implicit bias,” and “bystander intervention.”

This emphasis on equity comes at a time when Planned Parenthood is grappling with how to deal with its founder, Margaret Sanger. She was a well-known racist who once attended a Ku Klux Klan rally and supported the 1927 U.S. Supreme Court decision that permitted states to sterilize citizens they deemed “unfit” without their consent. She also supported experimenting on 1,500 women in Puerto Rico to test the birth control pill, and advocated the sterilization of “inferior races.”

After defending Sanger in a highly controversial 2019 Wall Street Journal column, the national head of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill Johnson reversed course and wrote a column for The New York Times earlier this year in which she attempted to distance the organization from its problematic founder.

Dr. Damarys Espinoza, Director of Equity and Inclusion for the abortion business, picked up on this effort and claimed that Planned Parenthood now has a broad and inclusive outreach “strategy.”

According to the Nov. 21 article on Planned Parenthood’s website, Espinoza said the organization “must be careful to be mindful of our presence and actions within communities, not only currently but of what we have done, said, and represented in the past.”

Planned Parenthood remains the largest abortion business in America with a disproportionate number of its abortions performed on African American babies. The organization has positioned nearly 80% of its abortion clinics near African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods, and performs 38% of its abortions on black women despite the fact that they are only 12% of the total population.

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Alaska Planned Parenthood affiliate brags about ‘equity team’ as it grapples with racist past

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Stop the Killings!!!

  • Theresa says:

    Planned Parenthood IS racist: past, present, and future. To paraphrase Jason Whitlock: You don’t set up slaughterhouses in black neighborhoods because you love black people.
    God, have mercy on us!

  • Dee Cee says:

    It is incumbent on African American and Hispanics to take a stand. In my experience, they absolutely are doing so, but their voices are suppressed and seriously marginalized by the shouts of the MSM. Not that abortion isn’t also affecting whites, but if we’re going to be honest about PP’s history and it’s current mission, then we can’t ignore the ways in which their services are marketed: for people in higher classes of society, their newest gender-bender services and their classic abortion service are used to achieve “ideals” (i.e.: now is not the perfect time for me to become a mom, or I’m not expressing my authentic self.) But for people in lower classes, their poverty is used as a predicate to justify the murder of their own children, which is a huge part of the cycle that keeps them in poverty (i.e.: abortion leads to despair; despair leads to self-destructive choices like drug use, job loss, family abuse; those things further erode their financial and familial stability.) Poverty is not in itself such a bad thing. Many Saints were impoverished, and some renounce worldly goods. But despair coupled with poverty is a horrible recipe for multi-generational degradation of human dignity. Remove the sources of despair from the situation and the human dignity will grow, and life improves automatically for all involved.

  • hj says:

    We, the tax payers are paying for abortions. Trump passed a bill to ban abortions, especially for late term. But crazy Joe reversed the bill. CRAZY JOE REVERSED EVERY BILL THAT TRUMP SIGNED! Lots of states are suing now.
    Joe Biden is the biggest laughing stock in the World! He is such an embarrassment to this country. He is making the U.S. very vulnerable and putting the United States in a lot of danger. -scary….

    • Kaviangsar W Chikigak says:

      He (Trump) is such an embarrassment to this country & is facing all kinds of legal filings.

      • hj says:

        The Commie House Democrats are planning another Trump Witch Hunt, which will FAIL like all the others. Trump has become an obsession to these MANIAC nut jobs. It is an abusive addiction – they just keep coming back and will not stop.

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    Mother Theresa: “How can you say there are too many babies? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” Equity is not equality, and murder remains murder, no matter how small the life might be.