Planned Parenthood’s dirty little secrets
Planned Parenthood, an organization that claims to promote women’s health and well-being, has a deeply stained history of racism, hatred and lies.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, summed up the purpose of her organization with this statement: “More children from the fit, less from the unfit.”
It sounds like something out of Nazi Germany, like eugenics or creating a master race. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1923, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. She was a passionate advocate for eugenics, a movement that essentially tried to wipe out any human being deemed genetically “unfit.”
Another well-known fan of eugenics? Adolf Hitler.
In Sanger’s autobiography, she wrote, “The eugenists wanted to shift the birth control emphasis from less children for the poor to more children for the rich. We went back to that and sought first to stop the multiplication of the unfit. This appeared the most important and greatest step towards race betterment.”
She continued, “Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the processes of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”
Most of the people Sanger named “defectives” or “unfit” were minorities. One of her goals was to “exterminate the Negro population,” a phrase she used in a documented letter to an associate while discussing the future of the organization. Sanger’s words should send shivers down spines.
Although Sanger dedicated her life to providing birth control for the “unfit” of the nation, Planned Parenthood still hails their founder as “one of the movement’s great heroes.” People have not forgotten the horribly racist principles Planned Parenthood was founded on. An April, 2008 protest in Washington D.C. addressed the racism still found in Planned Parenthood today. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said we “must wake up and stand up to this racist organization that purposefully plants abortion facilities firmly in black and minority neighborhoods and urban communities - sometimes, right next-door to schools.”
Statistics show that African-American babies make up 20 percent of live births, but 36 percent of abortions. Rev. Jesse Peterson told the crowd at the protest, “before you go to bed tonight, more than 1,500 babies will be killed in a black woman’s womb.”
Douglas R. Scott is the president of Life Decisions International and the author of “Bad Choices: A Look Inside Planned Parenthood.” In his article “Killing More Minorities than the Ku Klux Klan,” he said, “If a bigot really wanted to make sure there are fewer people of color, he would not join the Ku Klux Klan’s crusade; he would join Planned Parenthood’s. After all, Planned Parenthood is much more effective than the Klan was at the height of its terror. Planned Parenthood is killing more people than the Klan ever did — and doing it in the name of “freedom of choice” and the “betterment” of minority populations.”
On their Web site, they claim that “for more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being.” Oh, really? Sanger was still passionately pushing her “extermination plan” in 1941, which was 67 years ago.
Next week, starting on Sep. 24, 2008, 40 Days for Life will begin its 24-hour presence outside abortion clinics across the country. During the 40 days, pro-life organizations, including many students and young adults, stand peacefully outside numerous Planned Parenthoods and other abortion clinics. Some people use the time to pray; others walk up and down the sidewalk. According to the campaign’s Web site, last year, because of the 35,000 people who participated nationally, more than 500 mothers chose to keep their babies, abortion workers quit their jobs and clinics closed down and ceased performing abortions.
Planned Parenthood must be stopped. The racist intentions of this organization continue to leave an ugly scar on American society.