On Lantern’s Common Sense Radio we begin a series concerning God’s gifts of Life and Liberty to remind Americans just exactly who threatens those gifts. You can listen to the podcast here.
We begin with Margaret Sanger.
Margaret Sanger was the Founder of American Birth Control League (ABCL) which became Planned Parenthood, an organization dedicated to ensuring all women a universal right to abortion. Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2016.
LifeSiteNews.com reports that Planned Parenthood continues to celebrate as heroes those who perform abortion, urging appreciation for doctors who use clamps and saws and suction to tear babies apart while they are still alive in the womb. On March 10, 2018, Planned Parenthood tweets “Say Thank You” to Abortionists for Killing Unborn Babies”:
In a move nearly as sick as the 900 or so murders that take place behind the closed doors of their clinic every single day, Planned Parenthood on Monday tweeted in celebration of “National Day of Appreciate for Abortion Providers” — which is, apparently, a thing.
On this National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, say thank you to the people who care for patients every day: https://t.co/potyt6XoZQpic.twitter.com/k5vboPxtFj
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) March 10, 2018
Yep. “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers – a holiday that ranks right up there with “International Gas Chamber Operators’ Day” and “National Day of Slave Owners’ Remembrance.”
According to the latest data available, Planned Parenthood receives $528 million dollars -- approximately half of its budget -- from the American taxpayers. Private donors include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Buffett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Turner Foundation, the Cullmans, and others.
Sanger’s dream of creating a “race of thoroughbreds” is reflected in Planned Parenthood’s operations. The organization calls Sanger’s racist form of eugenics “family planning” and specifically targets low income, minority communities to continue Sanger’s eugenics work. From Students for Life.org:
Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80% of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13% of American women are black, but they submit to over 35% of the abortions.
While these statistics are shocking, they are embedded in the history of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, was active with the Klu Klux Klan and the eugenics movement in the beginning of the twentieth century.
Today, Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions in the United States and received over 350 million dollars in taxpayer in 2009. While they claim that they do much more than abort children, their own figures tell a different story: in 2007, they made only 5,000 adoption referrals, while aborting over 300,000 children.
Although it’s true that Planned Parenthood’s mission is to serve underserved communities, they are inadvertently still following the goal of Margaret Sanger – ridding the world of “human beings who never should have been born.”
Imagine how many children Planned Parenthood has martyred on the altar of abortion.
Planned Parenthood worships Sanger as a hero; however, she is anything but. She is an avowed eugenicist, a monster, dedicated to killing gestating babies in the womb to cull those who are less worthy of God’s gift of Life.
Consider Sanger’s own words reported by Life Site News:
Sanger: It’s ‘merciful’ to kill infants from large families
Through contraception, Sanger sought to weed out “defectives” in a vision to “create a race of thoroughbreds.” The Planned Parenthood founder believed that large families should kill their infants.
“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” she wrote.
A member of the American Eugenics Society, Sanger championed forced sterilization and proposed a law requiring state approval for any pregnancies: “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.”
Sanger taught that contraception must not “indiscriminately” distributed, but directed toward certain groups she saw as inferior. She wanted the government to put birth control in the drinking water of urban areas with large minority groups.
In 1921, she said that birth control “means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.”
In a eugenics campaign called “The Negro Project,” Sanger enlisted black ministers to help her convince minority women to stop reproducing. She once even spoke to the women of the Ku Klux Klan.
BlackGenocide.org exposes the roots of Sanger’s obsession for population control:
Sanger's obsession with eugenics can be traced back to her own family. One of 11 children, she wrote in the autobiographical book, My Fight for Birth Control, that "I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jails with large families." Just as important was the impression in her childhood of an inferior family status, exacerbated by the iconoclastic, "free-thinking" views of her father, whose "anti-Catholic attitudes did not make for his popularity" in a predominantly Irish community.
The fact that the wealthy families in her hometown of Corning, N.Y., had relatively few children, Sanger took as prima facie evidence of the impoverishing effect of larger families. The personal impact of this belief was heightened 1899, at the age of 48. Sanger was convinced that the "ordeals of motherhood" had caused the death of her mother. The lingering consumption (tuberculosis) that took her mother's life visited Sanger at the birth of her own first child on Nov. 18, 1905. The diagnosis forced her to seek refuge in the Adirondacks to strengthen her for the impending birth. Despite the precautions, the birth of baby Grant was "agonizing," the mere memory of which Sanger described as "mental torture" more than 25 years later. She once described the experience as a factor "to be reckoned with" in her zealous campaign for birth control.
From the beginning, Sanger advocacy of sex education reflected her interest in population control and birth prevention among the "unfit." Her first handbook, published for adolescents in 1915 and entitled, What Every Boy and Girl Should Know, featured a jarring afterword:
It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stoop breeding these things. Stop bringing to birth children whose inheritance cannot be one of health or intelligence. Stop bringing into the world children whose parents cannot provide for them.
But there is good news: A new generation of college students is fighting back against the death cult worship of Margaret Sanger. LifeSiteNews reports:
University removes poster of Planned Parenthood’s racist founder after students complain
COLUMBIA, Missouri, March 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The University of Missouri removed a portrait of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an avowed racist, from its library after pro-life students protested.
Mizzou Students for Life (MSFL) formally requested Ellis Library remove Sanger’s portrait – which was next to civil rights champion Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s – because of her well-documented racism and desire to reduce the black population.
In this letter, MSFL said it was passing around a petition, alerting the national media, and contacting King’s pro-life activist niece, Dr. Alveda King.
Originally, library officials said they were going to remove the poster at their “next review.” But they ended up taking the picture down immediately.
The MSFL petition cited a few of Sanger’s blatantly racist statements, arguing those necessitated taking the portrait down. The students used it as an opportunity to educate their peers about Planned Parenthood and Sanger’s shady pasts.
“If the picture comes down then it opens a conversation about her racist, eugenic views,” said Ceci Haberdash of MSFL. “People deserve to know the truth.”
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