Note: Please see an update at the end of this article for information on how to be a part of the solution to the agenda described herein.
Tonight, I read the passage below to my ten-year-old daughter and asked her what the speaker, whom I did not name, is referring to. Her answer follows.
"It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill; education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death, a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands."
My daughter seemed to know immediately what the quote above is in reference to, as did her two older brothers when I asked them. "Abortion," she said.
I told her it's not about abortion. It is a quote from President Barack Obama on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
My ten-year-old sees the obvious parallel. Why can't he?
There is not only a parallel but a connection. These two things -- the Holocaust of the Jews and abortion -- have a point of convergence. Allow me to explain.
Few people realize that before Hitler became famous for promoting eugenics, it was a popular idea around the world, even here in America, to study eugenics primarily to bring about "racial purity". It was only after the Holocaust was revealed as the horrific evil it was that eugenics became taboo in America. After the Holocaust, eugenicists as individuals either abandoned their views or advanced their ideas under the radar depending on how passionate they were about it. This is where the birth control movement really gained ground in its popularity as strictly a "human rights" issue as opposed to what it had been before -- a tool for "racial purification". Today, a woman by the name of Margaret Higgins Sanger is credited with the title of "Father" of the birth control movement and with advancing the cause of artificial birth control as an issue of human rights.
Margaret Sanger (photo, left) began as a nurse who, in 1912, started writing articles for a Socialist periodical entitled The Call. Her column, What Every Girl Should Know, was perhaps the first ever to call for a "right to birth control". Since every Christian Church in the world at that time condemned the use of artificial birth control (the Catholic Church is the only one left that still forbids its use), Sanger had her work cut out for her. She fought the entire Christian Church on it, both Protestant and Catholic, but particularly the Catholic Church since she had grown up in a Catholic family and, like so many fallen away Catholics, resented the Catholic Church's teachings and the zeal of her Catholic parents. Sanger's mother had died of tuberculosis, but Sanger blamed her death on the fact that her mother had borne many children. Instead of seeking to address the problem of tuberculosis, Sanger set out to find a "cure" for birth. Her racist views melded with her disdain for child-rearing and resulted in the hideous agenda she is now famous for.
Prior to 1921, immigrants from around the world were pouring into America by the hundreds of thousands every year. Beginning in that year, though, the government began to limit immigration. By 1925, there were strict quotas on the number of immigrants allowed to enter the United States and the quota varied by country. Racism was rampant in America at the time and Sanger was quite vocal about her disdain for minorities whom she called "human weeds". Sanger even proposed that rewards be given to those who would allow themselves to be sterilized for racial "purification".
While a "right to birth control" was a novel and somewhat unheard of idea when Sanger began writing about it, eugenics was not. Many advocated it, albeit in various forms. It is helpful, then, to understand exactly what eugenics is. The term "eugenics" is attributed to Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, who defined it in 1883 as:
"[T]he science of improvement of the human race germ plasm through better breeding."
"Better breeding", of course, can mean many different things to many different people. Sanger used the immigration issue to advance her agenda.
Certainly, Sanger was very much in support of the immigration quotas enacted by the federal government. In "A Plan for Peace", 1932, Margaret Sanger wrote the following as a goal:
"[T]o keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance
of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others [!!!] in this class barred by immigration laws of 1924."
One of the most interesting facts about Margaret Sanger, a fact that most people do not realize, is that Margaret Higgins Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the world, which has clinics that are generally located in minority neighborhoods.
Margaret Sanger represents one clear and undeniable connection between the eugenics and racism which spanned the globe during the Twenties and gave rise to the Holocaust in Europe as well as the Holocaust we now have in America, primarily among minorities and the poor. Wouldn't Margaret be proud of what Planned Parenthood has been able to accomplish in her name?
Yes, they still do it in her name..........and proudly so. Just this month, Planned Parenthood honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Margaret Sanger Award. In her remarks at the ceremony, Clinton said:
"Now, I have to tell you that it was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision ... And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her."
Yes, there are some courageous folks out there who are angry with her about this, thanks be to God, including Representative Chris Smith who addressed it in a committee hearing later. How ironic that the first African-America president is also a darling of Planned Parenthood. In fact, he pledged to them that his first act as President would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act into law, a measure that would wipe away all restrictions on abortion and require the taxpayer to fund them. Instead, the movement opted to bring about FOCA incrementally. Obama's removal of conscience protection for health care workers is a major part of this incremental, yet draconian, change in policy of our government. His disdain for the Catholic Church may not be as overt as Margaret Sanger's but it is far more dangerous as he is now "leader of the free world" and considers the Church to be no more than a gnat that he can slap at.
Why would an African-American president support Planned Parenthood? Ignorance, I suppose. Who knows? Still, the facts are the facts. The explanations will have to come from the man himself.
I was both proud and unsurprised that my daughter recognizes that Obama was describing abortion in America whether he realizes it or not. A person's a person, no matter how despised; and people, the most innocent people of all, are still killed in the name of eugenics and racial purity -- you can make a donation to Planned Parenthood and earmark it to be used for an African-American abortion -- and it is still done in the name of health care. Yes, it's all true.......but thank the Lord we know the truth and have been graced with the ability to speak out against it. We will never forget the Holocaust of the Jews, and we will never abandon those who are being sacrificed on the altars of Margaret Sanger's death houses.
For more information about Planned Parenthood, visit STOPP International.
For information about what you can do to help women choose life for their babies, please visit this page with listings of Crisis Pregnancy Outreach groups at Priests for Life.
Don't forget to register to vote.........and always.......ALWAYS vote Pro-Life!!!!
UPDATE: The article I wrote above is about the racist roots and practices of Planned Parenthood. If you will click on the link in the article about earmarking abortions for minorities it will take you to the site of a group called Live Action which has documented the willingness of Planned Parenthood to accept donations to kill minority babies. Live Action is a group of very brave college kids who are making a real impact on the funding of Planned Parenthood through state and local government by exposing their practices through undercover video. They need our help, though. Please be a part of the solution by supporting Live Action. Here is the link to their home page.
Lisa Graas is a former crisis pregnancy counselor; pro-life activist; and a disabled mother of four.
Margaret Sanger: Father of modern society / by Elasah Drogin
The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War
Abortion the Silent Holocaust