VA GOP’s Lt. Gov Nominee: Planned Parenthood Worse Than KKK

The Virginia GOP’s nominee for lieutenant governor said last fall that Planned Parenthood, the Democratic Party, and its black civil rights allies are guilty of “genocide.”

In a video posted to his YouTube account last September, the Christian minister and attorney E.W. Jackson, who won the GOP nomination over the weekend, sounded off on these organizations and declared Planned Parenthood “far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was.”

“The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions,” Jackson said. “Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.”

In the video, unearthed by Politico, Jackson lamented blacks’ “slavish devotion” to Democrats, lamenting that the party has “insulted us, used us and manipulated us.”


Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.