Alecia Jones, chief executive director of New Beginnings Center of Hope, a Christian-based pregnancy center in Jamaica, said black clients often come to her with a special request. “They ask if they can have a black doctor take care of them,” she said.
Planned Parenthood has voiced solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement, prompting pro-life leaders from African American communities to challenge the abortion provider with this question: “Will you confront the iniquity that your abortion practices perpetrate against Black lives? Will you fight the racism that targets Black lives in the womb?”
The Black Lives Matter movement has also spawned a fresh look at the quality, or lack of quality of the health care pregnant Black women receive in the U.S.