There has been good news recently regarding abortions in America. Surgical abortions have slightly decreased in number since the 1990’s. The bad news is that the morning-after pill is now used five times more frequently than surgical abortion. The general consensus is that a morning after pill taken 24 hours after intercourse is effective in preventing a pregnancy. A newer ‘contraceptive’, ellaOne, is effective up to five days after intercourse. (ABC News Medical Unit, 2/1/2010) If this pill is effective for five days, is it not preventing an already fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus? For those who believe life begins at conception, this is not contraception, this is abortion.
Americans have committed over 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Many believe strongly that abortion is the murder of innocent children, deprived of their unalienable right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness in this life. It is a grievous fact that 1/6 of the current U.S. population has fallen victim to mass murder.
The greatest violator in this murder of innocents is Planned Parenthood. When Americans want to understand their roots, they study the hearts and minds of the founding fathers. When people are curious about Christianity, they study the life of its founder, Jesus Christ. Likewise, if one wants to understand Planned Parenthood, it is necessary to study the life and ideas of its originator.
Margaret Sanger established Planned Parenthood for the purpose of promoting birth control as a tool for “racial purification.” Both Sanger and Adolph Hitler embraced Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’ and used eugenics to apply his theory to the human race. Sanger believed birth control would produce a “race of thoroughbreds.” (The Birth Control Review, 1921, p.2)
The founder of Planned Parenthood addressed blacks and poor immigrants in Pivot of Civilization, referring to them as “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders’, ‘spawning…human beings who never should have been born.’” She believed that couples should have to submit an application to have a child. Poverty could only be eliminated by reducing or eliminating reproduction among the poor. “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it,” Sanger concluded. (Women and the New Race, Eugenics Publication Co., 1920, 1923)
Sanger’s evil goal was embodied in her Negro Project. “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” (Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon) Margaret Sanger not only blasphemed the sanctity of life but also the sanctity of marriage. “The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order.” (Birth Control in America, p. 23) Sanger’s belief is contrary to the teaching of God’s Word, “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)
Would someone in leadership at Planned Parenthood please explain to the American people how and when Sanger’s Negro Project was abandoned? Can’t you see a black man walking up out of a typical, American inner city crying for an answer to his question, “Why are all these abortion clinics in my neighborhood but they are not in your neighborhoods?”
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