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Church sign: "Ultimate Racism: Abortionists Target Black Babies"

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A church sign is getting some attention for the message it's sharing with drivers.

The pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church says the phrase "Ultimate Racism: Abortionists Target Black Babies" to education people about abortion.

"I cannot be silent and just say that's somebody else's problem or I'm not dark enough to care about that issue. I can't do that," Pastor Patrick Dye said. "This is the crime of America."

Dye put up those words last Thursday. He says the 'abortionists' include, but are not limited to, Planned Parenthood. 

"Planned Parenthood purposely locates in minority communities," Dye said. "The Planned Parenthood clinic is located at the edge of a white community, but right there within walking distance of the housing project on Forest Drive and Two Notch Road."

Dye assumes the clinic's location is in part responsible for attracting African-American patients.

A Planned Parenthood spokesperson says the average patient is a white female between the ages of 18-24 who is looking for birth control. They say race is not a factor and they don't intentionally target black babies.

DHEC has data showing in 2010 that black women in Richland County were almost three times as likely to have an abortion. But, just because more black women were likely to have abortions that year does not necessarily mean that population was targeted, nor does it mean that Planned Parenthood is responsible for that percentage.

"For those who don't agree, I hope it would get them to thinking, considering the issue, and being willing to have an open heart and open mind to say, 'What is it I need to know?" Dye said.

In the last 5 years, Dye says he's had about 12 abortion-related messages on that sign.

Planned Parenthood says it tries to provide affordable and accessible health care and because of that, has clinics in many low-income areas.

An e-mailed statement says: "[Planned Parenthood] believes in helping all individuals, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation, make informed decisions about their reproductive health care."

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