Many controversial subjects have been addressed in the upcoming November election, and the topic of abortion has been one of them. Also under discussion has been Planned Parenthood, but is this a program we want available at the Puyallup campus?
Founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger, an advocate of eugenics, the program sought to improve human heredity traits by eliminating undesirable traits by abortion fetuses.
Sanger’s aim was to “rid the world of reckless breeding by making abortions accessible to those who are poor, deaf, mute, epileptic, feeble-minded, mentally ill, diseased, imprisoned or alcoholic.”
By providing abortions to the groups that Sanger viewed as undesirable, she believed she was helping rid the world of an unnecessary strain of humanity.
Apparently Sanger achieved her goal, for Planned Parenthood is now the largest provider of abortions in America.
“We are failing to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying . . . a dead weight of human waste . . . an ever-increasing spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all,” Sanger said.
For this reason, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in an effort to better humanity through selective breeding. To those who believe an organization’s origins have a bearing on its current respectability; it is also interesting to note that Sanger didn’t just stop at poor and diseased people in her crusade.
Sanger also created the “Negro Project,” a program aimed at helping educate the black community about better family-planning practices. Her reasons for creating this program though become terrifyingly gruesome due to her appearances at Ku Klux Klan meetings.
To this day, Planned Parenthood, identifies its core clients as, young women, low-income women, and women of color.
Organizers have sought to place abortion clinics in inner cities to better reach these poor and minority women.
Sanger would have been proud that her mission has been working—one-third of all abortions are performed on black women and four times as many abortions are performed on women from low-income households as those from middle to upper class households.
Although Planned Parenthood leaders will argue that they would never attempt to purge the world of undesirables, rather that they are concerned for their clients, their statistics make this defense shaky.
For an organization whose namesake includes “parenthood,” its annual reports don’t mention how many clients have been trained in parenting skills or how many parenting classes have been offered. At the same time, abortions are proudly stated.
In 2010, Planned Parenthood performed 329,445 abortions, while it made only 841 adoption referrals. That is 392 abortions for every one adoption referral.
After 39 years of abortions being legal, it was projected in 2008 that more than 50 million abortions have been done since 1973, with the Roe vs. Wade decision. This was the number in 2008 and since then abortion rates have drastically increased.
With this increase in the use of Planned Parenthood we can only imagine how proud Adolf Hitler would be in knowing that an organization that aimed to remove undesirables for the gene pool is so praised and supported in America.
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