Planned What?

The following is a sober reminder that there are always motives behind those who strive to reshape society in their own image. The conservative at heart wants the market place, the general public to look at choices and decide for themselves what is the best course of action unless and until those choices interfere directly with another person’s same ability to make choices. Abortion is not an easy answer topic. However, the following lines may include some of the possible the reasons for the rise of abortion. This is not intended to be some vast conspiracy paper. Remeber that those who are ignorant of history are the first to fall victim to folly.

FYI- I credit this long bit of research to being started by my local radio AM station 1170 KFAQ. I am receiving no monies, credits, or even recognition; I am simply letting you know where my search began.

American Birth Control League:
Margaret Sanger
Founder 1921
Resigned 1928

1942 – renamed: Planned Parenthood Federation of America
(after too much protest to the ABCL’s stances made it unpopular)

Sanger was a proponent of eugenics, a social philosophy that gained strong support in the United States in the early 20th century. The philosophy claimed that human hereditary traits can be improved through social intervention. Methods of social intervention (targeted at those seen as “genetically unfit”) advocated by eugenists have included selective breeding, sterilization and euthanasia. In “A Plan for Peace” (1932), for example, Sanger argued 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.

Sanger, “A Plan For Peace”, Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 106

the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, esp. by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics).
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

: a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed
Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Sanger’s thoughts on human development:

It is said that a fish as large as a man has a brain no larger than the kernel of an almond. In all fish and reptiles where there is no great brain development, there is also no conscious sexual control. The lower down in the scale of human development we go the less sexual control we find. It is said that the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets.

Sanger, “What Every Girl Should Know”, 1920, p. 46

Sanger also advocated certain instances of coercion, in cases where she considered the parents unfit to decide whether they should bear children:

“The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind.”

Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza: “Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?” Family Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, page 44.

In her 1938 autobiography, Sanger notes that her 1916 opposition to abortion was based on the taking of life: “To each group we explained what contraception was;

that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life;

that contraception was the better way, the safer way—it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun.”

Sanger, Margaret (1938). Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography. New York: W. W. Norton, p. 217.

Sue Riggs
Local Director and Fundraiser for Oklahoma and North East Arkansas Planned Parenthood

Watch and listen.

Planned Parenthood of OK

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