Planned Par­ent­hood founded on racism, tar­get­ing so­ci­ety’s ‘un­fit’

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO - Ed­i­tor’s note: This col­umn is part of a se­ries by Re­becca Hagelin on the moral im­per­a­tive of de­fund­ing Planned Par­ent­hood. RE­BECCA HAGELIN Re­becca Hagelin can be reached at re­becca@re­bec­c­a­hagelin.com.

Mi­nori­ties crammed into im­pov­er­ished ar­eas in in­ner cities should not be hav­ing so many babies. And, of course, these mi­nori­ties (in­clud­ing most of Amer­ica’s im­mi­grants) are in­fe­rior in the hu­man race, as are the phys­i­cally and men­tally hand­i­capped. We should re­quire manda­tory ster­il­iza­tions of those less de­sir­able and pro­mote easy ac­cess to abor­tion. And since sex should be a free-forall, we must pro­vide birth con­trol and abor­tions to teenagers too. It’s all for the greater good and for a more in­tel­li­gent, lib­er­ated, health­ier pop­u­la­tion.

Feel a bit en­raged by the sen­ti­ments above?

They ab­so­lutely sicken me.

If you are feel­ing squea­mish or an­gry too, then you should call your rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Congress and de­mand an end to your tax dol­lars fund­ing Planned Par­ent­hood. You also can sign the pe­ti­tion at Live­Ac­tion.org.

For such are the foun­da­tional be­liefs of this in­her­ently racist or­ga­ni­za­tion and its cel­e­brated founder, Mar­garet Sanger, who still is lauded on the Planned Par­ent­hood web­site. Of course, in the lav­ish on­line praise of Sanger, con­ve­niently ab­sent is her ad­vo­cacy for “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.” (The quote is from her ar­ti­cle “A Plan for Peace.”) Or her pro­mo­tion of the “Amer­i­can Baby Code,” in which she seeks to “pro­tect so­ci­ety against the prop­a­ga­tion and in­crease of the un­fit.”

Also miss­ing is Sanger’s fear of her racist views be­ing ex­posed, as recorded in a 1939 letter to an ally: “We do not want word to go out that we want to ex­ter­mi­nate the Ne­gro pop­u­la­tion.” Which is ex­actly what she set out and suc­ceeded in do­ing.

Planned Par­ent­hood is largely the rea­son why black babies are aborted in Amer­ica three times more of­ten than white babies, and His­panic pre­borns are killed 1½ times more of­ten than whites. In fact, ac­cord­ing to Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion re­search com­piled by TooManyAborted. com, “Abor­tion is the num­ber one killer of black lives in the United States. More than HIV. More than heart dis­ease. More than can­cer. Abor­tion snuffs out more black lives than all other causes of death com­bined.”

Planned Par­ent­hood mas­quer­ades as a benev­o­lent or­ga­ni­za­tion, claim­ing to of­fer a full ar­ray of women’s health care ser­vices to dis­ad­van­taged women. From the way Planned Par­ent­hood mar­kets it­self, one would think it of­fers ba­sics such as mam­mo­grams and pre­na­tal health care — es­pe­cially for poor women liv­ing in the na­tion’s most im­pov­er­ished neigh­bor­hoods.

But it does not. Mam­mo­grams are nowhere to be found. And, as Live­Ac­tion.org re­cently re­vealed in an ex­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the 41 states where un­der­cover record­ings are le­gal, 92 out of 97 clin­ics con­tacted ad­mit­ted that they do not pro­vide pre­na­tal care. The bot­tom line is that those ul­tra­sound ma­chines in Planned Par­ent­hood are used to fa­cil­i­tate the killing of pre­born babies, not care for them.

What Planned Par­ent­hood does of­fer en masse in its “clin­ics” — which are strate­gi­cally lo­cated in tar­get ar­eas such as col­lege cam­puses and in im­pov­er­ished, in­ner-city neigh­bor­hoods — are birth con­trol and abor­tions. In fact, a baby is aborted at a Planned Par­ent­hood clinic at an av­er­age rate of ev­ery 90 sec­onds.

Why col­lege cam­puses? Why poor, mi­nor­ity in­ner-city neigh­bor­hoods?

Be­cause Planned Par­ent­hood holds a world­view that young women should be able to have sex with­out con­se­quences or re­spon­si­bil­ity. Be­cause Planned Par­ent­hood wants these same young women to come back to their clin­ics for their abor­tions when the birth con­trol fails. And be­cause Planned Par­ent­hood still seeks to pro­vide abor­tions for mi­nori­ties over whites. To­day, Planned Par­ent­hood may not be racist in its words, but it is still overtly racist in its deeds.

Thanks to the bril­liant work of Live­Ac­tion.org, TheCen­ter­forMed­i­calProgress.org and other truth seek­ers, we now know that Planned Par­ent­hood traf­fics in hu­man baby body parts, that it cov­ers up the sex­ual traf­fick­ing of mi­nors, that it en­gages in racist prac­tices, that it pro­vides birth con­trol to un­der­age girls with­out parental con­sent and that it does not pro­vide the most ba­sic of women’s health care ser­vices. Amer­ica is bet­ter than this.

It’s time for Congress to cut off fund­ing to this shame­ful or­ga­ni­za­tion and di­rect our tax dol­lars to other clin­ics that of­fer life-giv­ing health care ser­vices. Add your voice to the call to de­fund Planned Par­ent­hood at www.Live­Ac­tion.org/pe­ti­tion/.

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