Most have already forgotten the inhuman treatment of more than seven hundred Guatemalan prisoners and mental health patients sixty years ago at the hands of American medical researchers, not to mention the belated apology from the Department of State one year ago today.
Dr. John C. Cutler and his Public Health Service team performed secretive experiments in Guatemala, intentionally infecting indigenous peoples with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or consent. Dr. Cutler was later a lead researcher during the infamous Tuskegee experiment, in which black Americans with syphilis were denied information about their condition and left untreated for decades. He and others passively observed as more than one hundred black men died of the disease and related conditions.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is often hailed as a champion of women’s rights in historical texts and classes. However, chronically neglected is her true disdain for minority groups in America and how she saw birth control as a way of limiting the populations of those she deemed unworthy of bearing children, even going so far as to advocate that married couples must submit applications in order to have children!
Eugenics-advocate groups like the American Eugenics Society, of which Sanger was a listed member until 1956, suggested that the government should consider putting birth control chemicals in the food and water supplies in certain areas of the nation, specifically in urban areas that were dominated by minority groups. Sanger even suggested imposing a law that would disallow women from having children without first obtaining a permit from the government—a permit that would good for only one baby—and if approved, the couple would receive an antidote to counter the effects of the involuntarily ingested birth control chemicals.
In July of this year it was widely reported that Wisconsin’s state legislature had defunded Planned Parenthood. Is this true? Sadly, the answer is no. Though pro-lifers in Wisconsin were able to win passage of a budget that cut $1 million in funding, Planned Parenthood still receives funding from Wisconsin taxpayers in the budget signed by Governor Scott Walker, according to Susan Armacost, Legislative/PAC Director at Wisconsin Right to Life.
Abortion is almost universally recognized among all mainstream religions — including Islam, Christianity, traditional Buddhism, Hinduism and much of Judaism — as the deliberate murder of an innocent human life and, as such, a grave evil. For this reason, it is helpful to Planned Parenthood to have at their disposal religious persons willing to make the argument that abortion is sometimes allowed by the Creator of all life.
Have you ever seen a Planned Parenthood magazine ad? If you know anything about the reality of PP, you’ll find them quite funny.
They usually depict smiling, interracial groups of people, enjoying freedom of “choice” in their own special ways, usually in bright sunlight, with professionally whitened teeth.
Have you ever been inside a Planned Parenthood clinic? It would be interesting to see how many new customers they’d bring in if they used a snapshot of one of their waiting rooms as an advertisement. Here in Texas, what I have mostly seen are dingy walls, birth control brand logos on every poster and calendar and clock, uncomfortable chairs, dirty carpet, and of course, young, desperate-looking women, many of them black or Hispanic, sitting alone or with young, desperate-looking men.
The old adage “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” must be embroidered on a throw pillow in Cecile Richards’ house. These minority women living at or below the poverty line, the ones PP wants you to think they are helping, are the “human weeds” this organization was invented to destroy.
Planned Parenthood may provide something in the way of actual health care for some women. (Then again, if the PP agenda was not so vociferously pushed on children, we probably wouldn’t need quite so many STD checks and penicillin shots.) But any help they provide is incidental. Planned Parenthood was founded to curtail the “mongrel” population. Margaret Sanger wanted to discourage poor people of color from breeding, and to this day, whether they admit it or not, the foundation she created carries out her purpose.
Abortion kills a disproportionate number of black babies. The preceding link uses Center for Disease Control statistics to show that abortion kills more black Americans than the seven other leading causes of death combined. When you consider that fact, and then consider that Planned Parenthood’s original raison d’etre was to, well, kill a disproportionate number of black babies, you realize why it is horrifying to see a black person holding a “Keep Abortion Legal” sign.
Of course, most people – of all races– have bought the lie that Planned Parenthood is here to help them, to provide flavored condoms and pap smears and other forms of tender loving kindness. When – and only when – the black population of America learns the truth about Margaret Sanger’s genocidal organization, we will have a real chance of eradicating it – and abortion – from our midst.
Unfortunately, there is not yet enough of an outcry from the black community against this nefarious organization. Too many black politicians drop the pro-life plank from their platform when they realize it won’t fly with their party. Jesse Jackson famously went from pro-life to pro-choice for political reasons in the 1980s before his unsuccessful bids for the Democratic candidacy for president.
One of the many other black Americans who has bought the PP lie – in cash – is our President. In 2007, he spoke in front of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In reading his speech, a shocking revelation is made. Here are Obama’s words, verbatim:
“In 1966, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America gave its first Margaret Sanger Award to Martin Luther King, Jr. And in his acceptance speech, which was delivered by his strong and wonderful wife Coretta, Dr. King wrote, ‘Our sure beginning in the struggle for equality by non-violent, direct action may not have been so resolute without the tradition established by Margaret Sanger and people like her.’”
“Like all poor, Negro and white, they have many unwanted children. This is a cruel evil they urgently need to control. There is scarcely anything more tragic in human life than a child who is not wanted… Negroes were once bred by slave owners to be sold as merchandise. They do not welcome any solution which involves population breeding as a weapon. They are instinctively sympathetic to all who offer methods that will improve their lives and offer them fair opportunity to develop and advance as all other people in our society.”
That was Dr. King himself, in his speech accepting the award.
Dr. King spoke out against abortion on many occasions, and in 1966 abortion was still illegal and therefore not provided at Planned Parenthood. It was birth control and sterilization that Sanger believed could be used to keep “unwanted” populations down. What is obvious here is that Martin Luther King, Jr., was deceived. Even our nation’s most famous and celebrated advocate of civil rights for black Americans misunderstood Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger.
Which was exactly her plan. Here she is in her own words:
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Sanger apparently found her “colored ministers.” One of them, sadly, was Dr. King, and the other is President Barack Obama, who said in his speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, “There will always be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield. “
Recently, when the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood (it was shot down in the Senate), Obama defended the organization, saying in response to video evidence acquired by Live Action showing PP breaking the law: “I think sometimes these issues get manufactured…”
Does anyone else feel an overwhelming urge for a slow, sarcastic clap? You kind of have to hand it to Planned Parenthood. They’ve spent the past century legally killing babies, a disproportionate number of whom are black, and what have the country’s most prominent black leaders done but thank and laud them? In effect, they have said, Thank you for killing us, thank you for sterilizing us, thank you for encouraging our teenagers to have premarital sex, leading to more abortions, more poverty, and more struggle!
The message is clear for black leaders like Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and an outspoken pro-life activist. The message is clear for organizations like Live Action who continue to expose Planned Parenthood. On this fundamental issue, they will not yield, so you must not yield.
Three years ago an anonymous person in a an online discussion forum informed me that abortion was an issue that no one cares about. It was unimportant to voters. This same person boldly proclaimed that their man had won -Obama, the abortion president. They said they had campaigned for Barack Obama and were regular donors to Planned Parenthood and NARAL. Roe V Wade was law. Abortion was a settled issue. The Freedom of Choice Act would be signed. Being pro-life was a waste of time. You might have thought abortion was going to become a literal add-on to the Bill of Rights, if not already so in effect.
Barack Obama has been a galvanizer in the pro-life movement however and the best example of extraordinary pro-choice hubris since Margaret Sanger. His personal list of pro-abortion efforts is long and we won’t revisit them here for lack of time and space. Along the way though, Obama has lied to everyone from the American people to the Pope. He actually promised Benedict XVI fewer abortions. Strangely, recent data would suggest that in some ways when it comes to enacting legislation to reduce abortions, having Obama for a president does work, even President Obama himself, does not.
Since the election of Barack Obama, there has been perhaps more pro-life activity than ever before. Live Action has continued to expose various Planned Parenthood abuses while they and dozens of other pro-life websites and blogs provide pro-life updates. The explosion of Facebook as a social network has changed more than middle east politics. It has become virtual web connecting thousands of at home pro-life activists in you might call, “a pro-life spring”. In addition, 40 Days for Life has gone global in 247 cities while clinics have closed and many others have reduced their staffing and hours.
The election of Obama has had an interesting effect. The de-funding and restriction of abortion has become pandemic. Obama’s Kronkite, The Daily Kos even abandoned it’s usual sneering pro-abortion tone for the length of one whole article expressing concern about pro-life legislation. Wasn’t victory secure? They were promised more abortions! The Obama effect was not readily apparent. Obama’s pro-abortion policies could have left some discouraged, yet this past January’s March for Life saw the largest gathering of pro-life supporters ever. More than 300,000 peaceful persons -roundly ignored by the media.
It’s harder to ignore a protest when it happens in the voting booth however and more so in the state houses across America. People are tired of funding the industry responsible for 1.2 million recorded elective abortions every year. They are tired of an industry that does not play by house rules and refuses to treat women like patients even while they boast of providing health care. Knowledge is power. More women than ever who have regretted their abortions are sounding the alarm. Want to know how good a job a business is doing? Just ask the customer. It would seem that abortion is not an issue that no one cares about.
So I guess thanks are in order. Thank you Mr President! Thank you for being such a wonderful pro-life catalyst. Thank you for lighting a fire under more people than ever and lighting a fire in their hearts for the unborn. Your presidency will not be in vain. Despite all your efforts Mr President, there are prayerful people every day outside abortion clinics across America giving people hope and saving lives because hope cannot be sold. It is something that is given. Thank you, for reminding people that human life cannot be bought so cheaply. You can buy abortions, but you can’t buy consciences.
A new AP story worries that new, advanced prenatal DNA testing techniques could open up a “pandora’s box”:
Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye color and height. And the risk for developing depression or Alzheimer’s disease. And the chances of being gay.
So far that’s still science fiction. But scientists have been taking some baby steps in that direction. And some ethics experts say it’s time to start talking now about what that could mean for parents and society.
“This really changes the experience of what it will be like to be pregnant and have a child,” said Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society in Berkeley, Calif. “I keep coming up with the word, game-changer.”
She wonders if parents would withhold their commitment to a pregnancy until test results show a fetus is “good enough” to be born. And what, she asks, is good enough?
Charles Davenport was a prominent member of the American Eugenics Society in the early 1900s. Davenport, a biologist, founded the Eugenics Records Office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1910, which became the “scientific” crux of the American eugenics movement in the early 1900s. The ERO constructed pedigrees to document the “fitness” or “unfitness” of different American families and lobbied for compulsory sterilization. Davenport maintained extensive ties with German eugenicists Nazi movement in the 1930s.
As the subject of the findings of the Eugenics Records Office with which you are connected at Cold Springs Harbor, on the heredity of disease tendencies, is really fundamental to a fair consideration of Birth Control, I am going to ask if you would give a paper on the subject, irrespective of whether you care to speak as an advocate of Birth Control or not…
…at a conference Sanger was then organizing. Ja, rhepeit aftzer me: Ze pedigrees für ze fit und unfit families ahr fündamental to ze Birth Kontrol solution ve ahr planning.