Why Planned Parenthood?

April 9, 2011

This past week debate raged over the budget. Two key differences stood out, “military spending” and “Women’s health issues”. Speak Boehner won one for the GOP when he proposed a budget that would at least garuntee our military to be paid while serving their country. Who could be against paying our soldiers while they are putting their lives on? It’s easy to support our troops and pay them their money, but surprisingly enough, the Democrats stood opposed to it.

Still more surprisingly was the Democrats demand for funding for “women’s health”. Let’s be honest with what they wanted, funding for Planned Parenthood. I get why many on the Right want to talk about the abortion aspect of this, but Planned Parenthood celebrates roots that causes me to simply not want money to go to that organization. It’s not an issue of whether or not abortion should be legal or not, whether you believe it should be or not, certainly you can agree that private abortion clinics should not be competing against the government. It’s a business that government should get out of. Certainly there are enough abortions around the country that private clinics can be, and ought to be self sustaining. It’s not an issue of whether or not abortion should be legal, but rather a question of giving favoritism of Planned Parenthood over private clinics. Shouldn’t government treat all people equal, including the businesses they own? Or should we have a government that gives preferences to some individuals and their businesses over other individuals and their businesses?

More disturbing than that is the roots of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger, the mother of Planned Parenthood, is the namesake of an award given out by Planned Parenthood. There are certain people that I would not want to win an award that’s named after them. Hitler, Stalin, Castro, basically people who slaughtered thousands of people. For me, you can add Margaret Sanger to that list. A search on PlannedParenthood.org shows 2,620 references to Margaret Sanger. Here are a couple of quotes by Margaret Sanger that should disturb you.

“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.” – Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble,

“The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.” – Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.”

“Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.”
Margaret Sanger”

Moreover, Margaret Sanger proposed the American baby code which would require men and women to obtain a permit before having a child. Source ‘America Needs A Code For Babies’ – Margaret Sanger

Article 3. A marriage license shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood.

Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.

Article 5. Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or state authorities to married couples, providing they are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and, on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.

Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

Sanger is also noted for the “Negro Project” as well as publishing “My Way To Peace” in which she proposed, among other things,

(g) there would be farm lands and homesteads where these segregated persons would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives.

I’m not exactly sure what she was proposing, but if she wasn’t proposing a return to slavery, then I’d like to know what it was.

In 1979, on what would have been Margaret Sanger’s 100th birthday, former President of Planned Parenthood Faye Wattleton stated “As we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our outrageous and our courageous leader, we will probably find a number of areas in which we may find more about Margaret Sanger than we thought we wanted to know…”. It wasn’t a secret in 1979 to members of Planned Parenthood about the history of their organization, I wouldn’t know why this would be a secret to the members of Planned Parenthood today.

Again, I’m not making the case for or against abortion here, I simply do not want tax dollars going to the organization that is founded on racial cleansing. If you support it, well, maybe you can give me an explanation why we should fund an organization with such racist roots?


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