Planned Parenthood is a perfect example of an organization rooted in nastiness masquerading as good at the taxpayer’s expense.
Let’s start with its antecedents [via many pundits]:
“Plan for Peace” by American Birth Control League founder Margaret Sanger was published in 1932. She called for coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation, and rehabilitative concentration camps for all “dysgenic stocks,” including Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians and Catholics.
The American Birth Control League eventually became Planned Parenthood – the nation’s foremost promoter and provider of abortion services.
In her autobiography, Sanger admitted her entire life’s purpose was to promote birth control. (An Autobiography, p. 194) Not only did she establish the research bureau that financed “the pill,” she contributed toward the work of the German doctor who developed the IUD. (“Ernst Graefenberg and His Ring,” Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine, July-Aug. 1975, p. 345, in Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society, by Elasah Drogin)
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. (Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech).
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” (Birth Control Review, April 1932)
Sanger espoused the thinking of eugenicists — similar to Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” — but related the concept to human society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor, and minorities, for example, was inferior. (Pivot of Civilization, by Margaret Sanger, 1922, p. 80)
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” (Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon)
In her “Plan for Peace,” Sanger outlined her strategy for eradication of those she deemed “feebleminded.” Among the steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions; compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. (Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 107)
One of Sanger’s greatest influences, sexologist/eugenicist Dr. Havelock Ellis (with whom she had an affair, leading to her divorce from her first husband), urged mandatory sterilization of the poor as a prerequisite to receiving any public aid. (The Problem of Race Regeneration, by Havelock Ellis, p. 65, in Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society, p. 18)
PP has always been a major arm of the global attempt to destroy the family, under the guise of humane choice. That’s an issue which requires a whole set of posts and hasn’t been tackled on this blog as yet.
Moving past that quickly, we come to another aspect of PP, via Chuckles:
Planned Parenthood’s Info for Teens Facebook page is at it again. This time it is with a video that shows how to cover up those nasty cuts and bruises that result from a beating.
The lead-in to the video says, “A recent study showed that almost one in 10 high school students has been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend of girlfriend in the last 12 months.”
The link to the video bears the headline: “How to look your best the morning after.” It appears beside the picture of an obviously badly beaten young lady.
For Chuckles and me, perhaps the worst aspect of PP is that it is taxpayer funded – now how the hell did that come about? And when certain legislatures defunded them, they hit back with lawsuits:
Last year the Texas state legislature defunded abortion providers including Planned Parenthood of state-controlled family planning funding. In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission rejecting Texas’ law by turning down the state’s request to run their own family planning program. In March 2012, HHS officially stopped $30 million in federal funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program because they excluded Planned Parenthood.
David Thiel put it succinctly:
I have seen several letters and articles in recent days conveying the idea that if Planned Parenthood loses its government (taxpayer) funding, women will lose services and be hurt. The writers usually go on to mention the good services the organization provides and how helpful it is.
Planned Parenthood, despite whatever good it may do, is the nation’s largest provider of abortions, directly causing the death of unborn persons. Whether this is a small or large percentage of its business is irrelevant. If the Ku Klux Klan offered free meals to the homeless, would people ignore its racist activities because it feeds the poor?
Why on earth would PP be allowed to masquerade as yet another government or semi-governmental service when it is, in fact, a narrative driven political force? From its stationery to its manner, it pretends its a lifeline service interested in women’s welfare when in fact it is in place precisely to ruin women and as such, is part of the global feminist push to reduce women to misery and intergender relations to warfare.