By: Brian J Evans
Planned Parenthood has been criticized since the birth of the organization, and for obvious reasons. Margaret Sanger, the Founder of Planned Parenthood has video from 1947 of Margaret Sanger herself demanding “no more babies” for 10 years in developing countries. Margaret Sanger shaped the eugenics movement in America throughout the 1930’s-1940’s. Her views contributed to mandatory sterilization laws in thirty states and resulted in more than 60,000 sterilization’s. The sterilizations were mostly composed of human beings that she considered “feeble-minded,” “idiots” and “morons.” She spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1926 in Silver Lake, N.J. She recounted this event in her autobiography: “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan … I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses … 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”.
HISTORY OF RACISM AND EUGENICS BEHIND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
In a letter to Clarence Gable in 1939, Sanger wrote: “We do not want 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 also proposed allowing Congress to solve “population problems” by appointing a “Parliament of Population.” In “A Plan for Peace,” Sanger called the various methods of population control, including abortion, “defending the unborn against their own disabilities.” Sanger believed that the United States should “keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feeble-minded, idiots, morons, Insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.” Sanger advocated “a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” Human beings whom Sanger considered unfit, she wrote, should be sent to “farm lands and homesteads” where “they would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives.” She was an advocate of a proposal called the “American Baby Code,”that she wrote would lead to, and result in ‘selective births.” She said the code would “protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.” She argued that marriage licenses should provide couples with the right to only “a common household” but not parenthood. In fact, couples should have to obtain a permit to become parents:
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.
“All that sounds highly revolutionary, and it might be impossible to put the scheme into practice,” Sanger wrote. However, she went on to say “What is social planning without a quota?” In the end, she believed that large families were detrimental to society, and wrote that “The most serious evil of our times is that of encouraging the bringing into the world of large families. The most immoral practice of the day is breeding too many children,” She said, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” She argued that motherhood must be “efficient,” and that “Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.” She said mothers, “at whatever cost, she must emerge from her ignorance and assume her responsibility.” In the end, she said Population control would bring about the “materials of a new race.” Sanger wrote, “If we are to develop in America a new race with a racial soul, we must keep the birth rate within the scope of our ability to understand as well as to educate. We must not encourage reproduction beyond our capacity to assimilate our numbers so as to make the coming generation into such physically fit, mentally capable, socially alert individuals as are the ideal of a democracy.” Sanger wrote that an excess in population must be reduced, but warned that “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Then, in a television interview with Mike Wallace in 1957, Sanger said, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world, that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically.”
Today, Planned Parenthood is the country’s largest abortion provider with affiliates performing more than 300,000 abortions per year, which amounts to approximately one out of every three in the country. They perform abortions and systematically dismember and chemically kill unborn children for profit. Now, after decades of abortions, new evidence has become widely available which shows that babies have many times survived ‘late term abortions’. A Philadelphia Inquirer article 37 years ago (August 1981) called baby survival “The Dreaded Complication.”
Why don’t American’s hear about this ‘DREADED COMPLICATION’? Dr. Willard Cates, M.D., former head of the Centers of Disease Control Abortion Surveillance Unit, was quoted saying, “[Live births] are little known because organized medicine, from fear of public clamor and legal action, treats them more as an embarrassment to be hushed up than a problem to be solved. It’s like turning yourself in to the IRS for an audit. What is there to gain? The tendency is not to report because there are only negative incentives.”
When an undercover investigator asked an abortion provider about the procedure for checking for signs of life in a baby born after an abortion attempt, the doctor responded: “I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”
Then in 2013, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murder for killing children who were born alive after attempted abortions. Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison in 2013 for the murder of a baby who had been born alive. Reports show that he had cut hundreds of babies’ necks with scissors after they had survived botched abortions, and when investigators searched his clinic, they found blood spattered walls and doors, baby body parts loosely packaged in milk cartons and ziplock bags, and several intact babies who would have lived had Gosnell not killed them after they were born alive. The Grand Jury described his practices as: “Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it ‘ensuring fetal demise.’ The way he insured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that ‘snipping.’
Now fast forward to the year 2016. Planned Parenthood was caught in 2016 delivering live babies, murdered them, and then tore apart the babies to sell body tissues for profit.
On January 11, 2018, NPR’s “All things Considered,” featured Annette Lancaster, a former manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic in North Carolina, said the work made her feel “dark and morbid.” Annette said she was “troubled by the way she and some of the other workers referred to fetal remains,” NPR reported. She said, “I just started being able to use the deep freezer in my home by going through [therapy], because we used to call the freezer the ‘nursery’ and we used to think that was funny.”
“Providers should consider the possibility of a live born fetus, particularly if fetal death is not induced prior to the procedure and the gestational age is 18 to 20 weeks or more Besides the emotional and ethical difficulties for patients, their partners and staff, a delivery with signs of life may have legal implications.”
Breitbart News reported that the Department of Justice had launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices and its alleged involvement in the sale of body parts of aborted babies for profit. However, under existing laws, there are no LEGAL IMPLICATIONS, and therefore, it is difficult to enforce or prosecute.
Now, this month, Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sponsored “The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712).
- appropriate health care to be given to any child who survives an attempted abortion.
- “Any health care practitioner present at the time the child is born shall:
- Exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
- Following the exercise of skill, care and diligence ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported to a hospital.”It establishes strong criminal penalties for practitioners who violate this requirement.
- It establishes a civil right of action for the mother of the child, to enforce the law.
- It requires that the mother of the child born alive may not be prosecuted under this law.
As a result of the bill’s passage, Planned Parenthood is condemning the United States House’s passage of the H.R. 4712 bill, that would require abortionists to immediately provide emergency medical care to an infant born alive during an abortion.
The U.S. House passed an unnecessary, inflammatory abortion ban, H.R. 4712, that criminalizes abortion providers. Medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond. Doctors and clinicians oppose this law because it prevents them from giving the best care to their patients.
Planned Parenthood’s Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations went on to say that “This bill is unnecessary and is full of inflammatory language intentionally designed to politicize the provision of health care,” and then went on to say that “Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. The political agenda here is clear: to take away access to safe, legal abortion.”
However, it seems that protecting a living, breathing human being, born into the world, intentionally or not, does not deserve to be cruelly slaughtered and discarded as a piece of human waste. As Kristan Hawkins, “President of Students for Life of America” said it best: “the Born Alive Measure is the bare minimum that a humane society should offer to newborns.” Medical care should not even be a question for a baby living outside of the womb. It should be criminal for any so-called medical professional to slaughter or refuse assistance to a human being living outside the mother.
In truth, it is sad and eye-opening to see Planned Parenthood fighting against such a law, because support for it shouldn’t even be a question. In fact, if Planned Parenthood hadn’t resorted to such heinous and dastardly attacks on our youth in America, we wouldn’t even need such a law. In reality, it is sad that we even need such a law.