Planned Parenthood is one of the Left’s favourite organisations. They will do anything to defend the largest abortion provider in the US. What the Left doesn’t want people to know is that Planned Parenthood was from its inception deeply imbued with a racist authoritarian ethos.
The founder of Margaret Sanger was an enthusiast for eugenics. Her aim in setting up the organisation was to conduct a genocidal war against those she considered to be unfit – primarily the working class and black people.
That’s bad enough, but racism is not just part of this organisation’s murky past. Planned Parenthood is still targeting minorities, especially blacks.
Sanger didn’t just hate poor people and blacks though. She combined racism with anti-Catholic bigotry.
Planned Parenthood has been an enthusiastic supporter of President Obama. Obama of course is strongly pro-abortion, in spite of the fact that a black baby is much more likely to be aborted than a white baby. Life is full of little ironies, isn’t it?
It should be pointed out that Planned Parenthood is not alone in this. The whole birth control movement has its roots in eugenics.
Nor is the abortion industry the only offender. They have much in common with the environmentalists. If you go back to the 1970s when the environmentalists first started to become hysterical about “overpopulation” it was obvious that much of the motivation behind their campaign was racist. As it still is. When greens today tell us that the world’s population needs to be reduced what they mean is that lots of unnecessary people need to be exterminated. And it goes without saying that the people to be exterminated won’t include green supporters who are overwhelmingly white and middle-class.
Elitism is as characteristic of the Left as hypocrisy, and always has been.
It’s increasingly clear that when people say they’re pro-choice, they don’t actually mean they’re in favour of choice. They’re merely pro-abortion. And if women have to be coerced into having abortions, that’s fine with them.
Even if the woman is coerced into an abortion by her boyfriend, that’s still fine. Despite all the feminist rhetoric about women having control of their own fertility, if it’s a matter of getting that baby aborted then it’s OK for a man to pressure a woman into doing it.
And as for offering women the choice of adoption, that’s clearly totally unacceptable. At least it is for Planned Parenthood where they’ve succeeded in almost eliminating that choice altogether.
Of course feminists understand that the great danger of giving women choices is that they might make politically incorrect ones. Feminists are determined to prevent that from happening. Why do women need to bother about making choices when the feminist sisterhood is happy to make their decisions for them.
The brutal truth is that feminists despise women. Women have an unfortunate tendency to want to be female, whereas if they’d only listen to the feminists they’d realise that what they should be doing is concentrating on becoming men. It’s not the “patriarchy” that treats women as second-class citizens, it’s the feminists.
Just when I think that nothing can shock me any longer, along comes Merle Hoffman. Hoffam founded the Choices abortion clinic in Queens, New York. Interviewed in Salon on the subject of abortion she says, “Let’s agree this is a life form, a potential life; you’re terminating it. You don’t have to argue that abortion stops a beating heart. It does.”
But although she’s agrees that abortion means taking a life she’s in favour of it because it, “The act of abortion positions women at their most powerful.” So apparently the way to empower women is to encourage them to kill.
She goes on to say that, “Abortion is as American as apple pie.” And she tells us that, “With my choice I was fighting for the right of all women to define abortion as an act of love: love for the family one already has, and just as important, love for oneself. I was fighting to reclaim abortion as a mother’s act.” Well there’s certainly no doubt about the love for oneself part of that.
So at least now we know how pro-abortion activists really think.