In my sophomore year of high school, I did a history fair project on Donald Douglas. He was the aeronautical genius that gave us the Douglas DC-3 Airliner and some other notable planes.
Now I love American History but at the time I could've cared less about this project. I just wanted to get a decent grade and move on with the rest of the year. Lo and behold, I made it from the class history fair to the school history fair and finally, the county history fair. To this day, I have no idea why.
But if you ask my mom, she would say there was a reason.
At the county history fair, my display board that I put just enough on to get a good grade, was set up right next to a display board about...Margaret Sanger.
My mom thought it was hilarious and wanted to take my picture in front of my display board with the other one in view. I knew that she had something to do with Planned Parenthood but that was it.
To my mom, she thought it was ironic and considered it to be something that God set up.
Margaret Sanger would've HATED me.
The fact that an African American child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and other health problems and a Christian was even alive would've made her shake with anger.
Alexis McGill Johnson, the current president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, wrote an Op-Ed in The New York Times stating that the organization needs to reckon with Margaret Sanger's racist views.
In my opinion, it sounds like a company whose founder primarily wanted to make money off of dumping toxic waste. But in light of recent "environmental activism" trends, the current organization condemns toxic waste dumping without condemning the founder.
It's like pulling something towards you while simultaneously pushing it away. The result is that "thing" doesn't go anywhere.
Johnson admits Sanger's connections with the KKK and forced eugenics on people with disabilities or "not white".
This is what she had to say about how the organization plans to move forward:
We will no longer make excuses or apologize for Margaret Sanger’s actions. But we can’t simply call her racist, scrub her from our history, and move on. We must examine how we have perpetuated her harms over the last century — as an organization, an institution, and as individuals.
Sounds like damage control to me. And that push-pull dynamic I was telling you about earlier!
It's no secret that many of Planned Parenthood's clinics are located in or near neighborhoods with a large concentration of blacks or poorer sides of town.
This is no accident.
In 1939, Sanger wrote a letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble on her vision for something called the "Negro Project". This is what she had to say:
It seems to me from my experience…that while the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table which means their ignorance, superstitions and doubts.
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.
We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
You read that right from the dragon's pen. Extermination.
To the African American community and other minorities, this should be infuriating.
Since our culture has decided to try to redefine racism. Let me give you the original definition here according to Merriam-Webster:
As a bonus, let's do systemic racism too.
2. the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another.
It looks like the actions of both Planned Parenthood's past and present match BOTH of these definitions!
Don't be fooled. The hypocrisy is real. I've talked about this at length.
Here's one more quote out of many by sadistic Sanger:
"Feeble-mindedness perpetuates itself from the ranks of those who are blandly indifferent to their racial responsibilities. And it is largely this type of humanity we are now drawing upon to populate our world for the generations to come. In this orgy of multiplying and replenishing the earth, this type is pari passu multiplying and perpetuating those direst evils in which we must, if civilization is to survive, extirpate by the very roots.”
-Margaret Sanger, The Pivot Generation, 1922
This was the whole reason Planned Parenthood was created.
But to our Creator, children are very, very special!
For it was You who created my inward parts;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You
because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,
and I know this very well.
My bones were not hidden from You
when I was made in secret,
when I was formed in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw me when I was formless;
all my days were written in Your book and planned
before a single one of them began.
Psalm 139: 13-16 HCSB
More than the birds in the sky, fish in the sea, or creatures on the land, or even the earth itself. We are made in His image and loved more than we can imagine!
If you hear someone telling you how good Planned Parenthood is because of the "good" they do for various communities and women, keep some of these quotes from her handy.
Especially, the ones that are saying blacks and other minorities should be ascribed to a certain standard. Sanger thought so too. And thought the ones who weren't should be exterminated.
Sadly, the sanctity of life has been progressively devalued in our society, so more and more people are probably going to agree with these ludicrous statements.
But that doesn't have to be you and me. We can be a light in this dark world and stand for life and our Creator who gave up His child on a cross so we can enjoy it forever!
Will you do that with me?
Live Free and I'll see you next week!
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