Whatever one’s views on abortion, for anyone to be intellectually honest as well as not have a heart made of stone, the recent release of videos by the Center for Medical Progress cannot be viewed without complete revulsion. But, let’s leave that discussion for another time and focus in on the organization that is at the heart (as well as liver, brain and kidneys, evidently) of those videos – Planned Parenthood.
At the risk of invoking Godwin’s Law, (which alarmingly grows more and more with each passing day), I thought I would give a bit of a refresher course about exactly why Planned Parenthood was founded in the first place. If you were to peruse their own website, you’d find a glowing biography of its founder, Margaret Sanger. Here’s one snippet that incorporates a few favorite feminist memes:
In Sanger’s America, women cannot vote, sign contracts, have bank accounts, or divorce abusive husbands. They cannot control the number of children they have or obtain information about birth control, because in the 1870s a series of draconian measures, called the Comstock laws, made contraception illegal and declared information about family planning and contraception “obscene.”
Ah yes, in phallocratic, misogynist Amerikkka, women are to be kept chained to the radiator, barefoot, pregnant and silent. Let’s jump a little bit and continue with the story:
In 1936 Sanger and other birth control proponents win their first major judicial victory. Sanger is arrested after leaking information to postal authorities that she illegally ordered birth control products through the mail. Her case triggers a review of the issue by the courts. Judge Augustus Hand, writing for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, orders a sweeping liberalization of federal Comstock laws, ruling that contemporary data on the damages of unplanned pregnancy and the benefits of contraception mean that contraceptive devices and birth control could no longer be classified as obscene…
And then… nothing? Nothing more about Saint Margaret? Gornisht, nada, bupkis. Hmm, that’s curious. You would think that at the very peak of her career and activism, there would be tons of information about her that Planned Parenthood would proudly be shouting from the rooftops. But you’d be wrong. You see, the real story of Margaret Sanger is, to coin a phrase, an inconvenient truth, one of staggering proportions. Margaret Sanger was not only a racist, she was a eugenicist.
But just to be fair, let’s examine the concept. Eugenics was a word coined by Sir Francis Galton (a cousin of Charles Darwin) and it means “well born.” The eugenics movement itself splits into two camps, positive and negative. The former, as promoted by Darwin and Galton sought to improve humanity by encouraging “fit” people to reproduce. Negative eugenics on the other hand sought the improvement of the race by discouraging “unfit” people from reproducing. Aside from the mentally and physically handicapped, unfit meant blacks, Indians, Asians, as well as southern and eastern Europeans (Italians and Jews). And Margaret Sanger was firmly in that camp, especially when it came to black people. And by discourage, I mean by force.
In 1926, Margaret Sanger was invited to speak at a rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey, and it appears as if she struck a chord with the attendees. In her own autobiography she states:
Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.“
Years later, in a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, heir to the Proctor & Gamble fortune and an ardent eugenicist, she wrote:
“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.”
I wonder if Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan are down for that struggle. But, yet again, I digress. Along with people like Nancy Pelosi, Hilary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and virtually everyone in the Democrat party and leftist movement, back in her day Margaret Sanger had a large following of admirers not only in the States but in Europe. Among them, sadly, were such literary giants as George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Welles, as well as a number of preeminent physicians – specifically in Germany.
In their zeal to purify the Aryan race, Germany’s leading doctors looked to America – specifically Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood – as the model of how to achieve this goal, one fanatically championed by Hitler. Just before the war broke out, the T-4 Program was conceived. T-4 was the abbreviation of the address on the Tiergartenstrasse in Berlin for the headquarters of the Gemeinnützige Stiftung für Heil- und Anstaltspflege, literally “Charitable Foundation for Curative and Institutional Care.” I just love how that name completely disguises its true mission, exactly like Planned Parenthood! German doctors, with the direct knowledge and approval of the Nazi regime secretly (or not so secretly) euthanized over 70,000 men, women and children who were deemed “unworthy of life” between 1938 and 1941. FIrst, they killed by lethal injection and then, by truck exhaust piped into gas chambers (stay tuned for “The Final Solution”). Only when Bishop von Galen spoke out in a sermon, that was also transcribed and delivered to Hitler, did the Germans stop the T-4 program.
“…It is a terrible, unjust and catastrophic thing when man opposes his will to the will of God… “We are talking about men and women, our compatriots, our brothers and sisters. Poor unproductive people if you wish, but does this mean that they have lost their right to live?” Bishop von Galen
But nearly 70 years on, the legacy of Margaret Sanger as a woman of compassion and a champion of women’s health and women’s rights is still intact. In fact, this lie is defended tooth, fang and claw with incredible fanaticism, despite the overwhelming amount of hard evidence to the contrary. This is what happens when a political movement/party succeeds in destroying the freedom of religion in order to elevate the State over G-d. So coming full circle, if you want to know why people can joke about slicing a baby’s face open to get at it’s brain while eating a cobb salad and sipping a crisp sauvignon blanc, look no further than Planned Parenthood’s founder’s own definition of certain types of people as “human waste.” Then again, there’s gold in them thar baby organs. I wonder what Margaret would think about genetic material being harvested from inferior mongrel raced babies. The horror!
- A black baby is three times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white baby.
- Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent.
- Twice as many African-Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
- Every three days, more African-Americans are killed by abortion than have been killed by the Ku Klux Klan in its entire history.
- Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80 percent of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods.
- About 13 percent of American women are black, but they submit to over 35 percent of the abortions.