Dr. Nyiszli: "When will all this extermination cease?"
Dr. Mengele: "My friend, it will go on, and on, and on."
Conversation in the Auschwitz Medical Detachment
in 1941, from the American film The Nuremberg Trials.
The rights of women everywhere are being trampled and eroded by well-organized and lavishly funded far-right religious fanatics. In order to
resist these attacks, pro-choice women and men must band together in
organizations that will do whatever is required to safeguard our most
fundamental and precious civil rights.
The elimination of human lives that have been judged devoid of value
or 'inconvenient' is a cowardly and bloody business.
A few organizations, including Planned Parenthood, American Atheists,
and the Hemlock Society, publicly and loudly endorse abortion and/or
euthanasia. Others try to take advantage of the inherent respectability
of the pro-life movement or take a religious cover, and work for
abortion and euthanasia 'rights' in a more covert manner through the
classic strategy of infiltration and subversion. These groups include
pro-abortion churches and the 'Religious' Coalition for Abortion Rights.
Sadly, many churches of all faiths stand on the sidelines, valuing
their comfort and serenity more than the lives of the helpless. By doing
nothing, they are giving their hearty 'seal of approval' to the ongoing
Silence truly is the voice of complicity.
Many churches and social-service organizations are guardedly
"pro-life" as long as it costs them nothing. They adamantly
refuse to get involved, using as their rationalizations a litany of
excuses: Pro-lifers are violent, they harass women, they are
reactionary, we don't want to impose our morality, we don't want to be
perceived as 'one-issue,' we don't want to lose our tax-exempt status,
and on and on.
The members of these collaborationist groups and churches know, deep
in their hearts, that these excuses will hold no water whatsoever with
the Judge on the Final Day. But even this chilling knowledge will not
move them to action.
For information on the stated positions of more than 185 churches
regarding abortion, see Chapter 42 in Volume II, "Church Positions
Strategy for Victory: Know Thy Enemy!
It is absolutely essential for pro-life activists to become familiar
with the identities of these covertly pro-abortion groups and
collaborationist organizations and churches, so that they may truly know
who their enemies are.
This is especially necessary now, since the election of a
pro-abortion president in November of 1992 will necessitate fighting
abortion and all of its apologists on all levels.
Knowing the enemy is essential also because the euthanasia fight is
now really heating up, and has progressed to the point where the
abortion battle was about 20 years ago.
Dovetailing Philosophies and Degrees of Commitment.
If pro-life activists are going to fight anti-life organizations
effectively, they must know the basic philosophies and degrees of
commitment of their enemies.
They must also know that the vast majority of organizations that say
they are for "abortion rights" do not actively work for
abortion rights they just jump on the 'politically correct bandwagon'
because they are expected to by all of their Neoliberal peer
The pro-abortionists, when they parade their extensive lists of 'pro-choice' groups in elections and other battles, pad their numbers by
counting those Neoliberal organizations that have absolutely nothing at
all to do with abortion other than 'signing on' just to show
"solidarity" with their "sisters and brothers battling
for reproductive rights." Typical of these groups are the American
Home Economics Association, the American Veterans Committee, and the
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.
It is critical to note that only four percent of the groups listed in
Figure 5-1 are primarily concerned with keeping abortion 'safe and
legal,' and, by contrast, a whopping 95 percent of the groups shown in
the comprehensive list of pro-life organizations in Chapter 20 are
specifically single-issue pro-life.
Pro-abortion organizations can be classified by their philosophies
(worldviews) and the general level of commitment they have to abortion
The general philosophical classifications of these groups are
LIST OF NATIONALLY-BASED ADVOCACY GROUPS THAT SUPPORT LEGAL
Academy for Educational Development
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP)
American Academy of Child Psychiatry
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association of Maternal & Child Health
American Association of the United Nations
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Ethical Union
American Federation of Teachers
American Friends Service Committee[1,4]
American Gay Atheists
American Group Psychotherapy Association
American Home Economics Association
American Humanist Association
American Indian Health Care Association
American Jewish Congress
American Library Association
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Parents Committee
American Protestant Hospital Association
American Public Health Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Mammologists
American Student Medical Association
American Veterans Committee
American Women's Medical Association
Americans Against Human Suffering (AAHS)
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans for Indian Opportunity
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Animal Liberation Front (ALF)
Animal Rights Activists for Choice
Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians
Association for Voluntary Sterilization (AVS)
Association of Women in Psychology
Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Center for Development and Population Activities
Center for Population Communications
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
Center for Women's Policy Studies
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Children's Aid Society
Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
Church of Satan
Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Clergy Consultation on Abortion
Clergy Consultation Service
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Coalition of Concerned Black Americans
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
Concern for Dying
Congressional Black Caucus
Consumer Action Now
Early Money Is Like Yeast (EMILY)
Education, Training and Research Association
Environmental Policy Center
Family Health International
Family Service Association
Federation of American Scientists
Federation of Jewish Philanthropists
Federation of Organizations of Professional Women
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Feminist Majority Foundation
Feminists for Animal Rights[5,13]
Fertility Awareness Network
Florence Crittenden Association of America
Friends of the Earth (FOE)
Friends of Family Planning
Fund for a Feminist 'Majority'
Global Fund for Women
Hollywood Policy Center
Hollywood Women's Political Caucus
Human Rights for Women
Intercollegiate Association of Women Students
International Contraception, Abortion, and Sterilization Campaign
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
International Reference Center for Abortion Research
Izaak Walton League of America
Juvenile Law Center
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
League of Women Voters
Marie Stopes International
Medical Committee for Human Rights
Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Mexican-American National Women's Association (MANA) Mobilization
Ms. Foundation for Women
National Abortion Federation (NAF)
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
National Alliance for Optional Parenthood
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Association of Cuban-American Women[2,5]
National Association of Neighborhood Health Centers
National Association of Reproductive Health Centers
National Association of Social Workers
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association for the Laity
National Black Feminists Organization[2,5]
National Black Women's Health Project
National Center for Policy Alternatives
National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays[2,11]
National Commission for the Protection of Human Rights
National Committee for Children and Youth
National Conference of Black Lawyers[2,10]
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
National Council de la Raza
National Council of Negro Women
National Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology
National Council of Puerto Rican Women[2,5]
National Council of Women of the United States
National Council on Family Relations
National Education Association (NEA)
National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
National Family Planning Forum
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
National Hispanic Lawyers Association[2,10]
National Indian Health Board
National Medical Association
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Organization of Non-Parents (NON)
National Student Nurses Association
National Welfare Rights Association
National Women's Health Network (NWHN)
National Women's Law Center[5,10]
National Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Convention
Negative Population Growth (NPG)
North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
Parents Aid Society
People for the American Way (PAW)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
People's Anti-War Mobilization
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood/World Population
Population Association of America
Population Crisis Committee
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund[2,10]
'Religious' Coalition for Abortion Rights
Reproductive Health Media Strategies Project
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Republicans for Choice
Revolutionary Communist Party of the USA (RCP)
Sex Education and Information Council of the United States (SIECUS)
Socialist Workers Party
Society for Adolescent Medicine
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Sociologists for Women in Society
Student American Medical Association
Teen Line Connection (TLC)
Transnational Family Research Institute
United Automobile Workers Union (UAW)
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement(VEHEMENT)
War Resisters League
White House Conference on Children and Youth
Women Judges Fund for Justice
Women of All Red Nations (WARN)
Women Strike for Peace
Women's Action Alliance
Women's Equity Action League (WEAL)
Women in the Senate and House (WISH)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's Legal Defense Fund
Women's Medical Association[5,8]
Women's National Abortion Action Coalition
Women's National Democratic Club
Young Women's 'Christian' Association (YWCA)
Zero Population Growth (ZPG)
Types of Organizations
 Pseudo-religious organizations
 Minority education and support organizations
 "Peace and justice" organizations
 Social service organizations
 "Women's rights" groups
 Pro-euthanasia groups
 Communist/Socialist/radical organizations
 Medical organizations
 Education organizations
 Legal action organizations
 Homosexual organizations
 Family planning/population control organizations
 Environmental/animal rights organizations
The radical Neofeminists see abortion as a mandatory element in their
quest for true superiority over men. These groups are often identified
by the use of words like "task force," "caucus," and
The true population controllers see abortion as a (sometimes)
regrettable but necessary tool in the 'battle' against a perceived
The Communists and their derivatives see abortion as an integral part
of their program for total freedom (an effective tool for eroding
existing governments through the process of "incremental
Radical environmentalists believe in the equation "MORE PEOPLE =
BAD," and generally hold man equal to animals and in an inferior
Levels of Commitment.
Each of these general categories includes many organizations and
individuals that operate at each of three levels of commitment,
described as follows.
The front-line fighters possess an agenda that is centered around
keeping abortion legal and directly attacking pro-life groups that
oppose them. These groups include the National Organization for Women,
Planned Parenthood, the Revolutionary Communist Party, and the American
Civil Liberties Union. These groups are prominent enough to merit
separate chapters in Volume II, as follows.
Chapter 36: American Atheists;
Chapter 37: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU);
Chapter 62: National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL);
Chapter 63: National Organization for Women (NOW);
Chapters 64 to 68: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA);
Chapter 80: 'Religious' Coalition for Abortion Rights (RCAR).
The support groups, while they do not emphasize abortion per se,
work actively behind the scenes with front-line abortion rights groups
to insure that child-killing remains legal. These groups may have other
issues as their primary focus of attention. Examples are the Hemlock
Society, various ultraliberal churches, homosexual groups, and the March
of Dimes. Some of these groups are described in detail in the following
Neoliberal advocacy groups have their primary focus(es) in other
areas, but their sympathies lie with abortion-rights groups. These
groups, including the Sierra Club, the Urban League, the Parent-Teacher
Association (PTA), and the Rainbow Coalition, contribute money and
energy to pro-abortion groups when called on. A comprehensive listing
of these groups is provided in Figure 5-1.
The general attitudes of these groups toward the family, society, and
social issues are shown in Figure 5-2, and representative groups in each
category are also listed.
Wolves in Sheep's Clothing.
While many anti-life groups publicly endorse abortion, others work
behind the scenes promoting it, and tenaciously hang onto their veneer
of respectability. They often cite their work in other areas as a cover,
and their support of abortion is little-known publicly and in the
various state legislatures.
Pro-life activists must beware of ambiguous 'vanilla' organizational
names such as "Planning Assistance," "Education,
Training, and Research Association (ETRA)," and "Inwood
House." The leaders of these organizations hope to escape
controversy by operating under the cover of a 'teflon' name that has no
real meaning and gives no indication whatever as to the purpose of the
Covert pro-abort advocacy groups can be even more dangerous than
overtly pro-abortion organizations for several reasons.
To begin with, they present a good image to the public, and are
therefore difficult to attack. Pro-lifers who attempt to take them to
task for supporting abortion will be stonewalled. The anti-life groups
will point to all of the other activities they are involved in,
and will often ignore pro-lifers entirely or condemn them in the media
as 'fanatics.' Their veneer of respectability is frustratingly difficult
Secondly, they can do a lot of damage behind the scenes without pro-lifers knowing about it, and frequently use a pseudo-religious cover
that is difficult to penetrate. Attacking these groups can cause
conflicts in pro-life organizations.
Finally, pro-life activists may even be supporting the activities of
these organizations without knowing that they are doing so. This can be
a real blow to morale when the truth is finally revealed.
Some of these groups and their activities are listed in alphabetical
Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Beware of groups using tearjerker
names like this one. Who could possibly oppose Hillary Clinton's
favorite, the "Children's Defense Fund?"
The best way to determine a group's true agenda is to examine their
list of advisor groups and resources. For example, the Children's
Defense Fund lists as resources the Alan Guttmacher Institute, Center
for Population Options, March of Dimes, YWCA, Planned Parenthood, and
the Support Center for School-Based Clinics, which are all virulently
pro-abortion. Although the CDF literature carefully avoids
addressing abortion altogether, its list of advisors and sponsors expose
it for what it is.
Combined Federal Campaign.
CFC is the only program by which Federal and military employees can
make charitable contributions from their workplaces. Any Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) 501c(3) tax exempt organization may participate,
and many pro-life groups do, including Human Life International and the
National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund.
However, also listed in the 1991 CFC booklet as organizations
receiving money are numerous militant pro-abortion and other Neoliberal
Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI);
Alliance for Justice;
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU);
Center for Development and Population Activities;
Children's Defense Fund (CDF);
Concern for Dying (a pro-euthanasia group);
Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund (a homosexual group);
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law;
League of Women Voters;
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays;
People for the American Way (PAW);
Planned Parenthood (PP);
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation;
National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL);
National Organization for Women (NOW);
'Religious' Coalition for Abortion Rights (RCAR);
Young Women's 'Christian' Association (YWCA); and
Zero Population Growth (ZPG).
The CFC encourages donors to designate specific charities, and all
designated contributions go to those charities only. The problem for
conscientious pro-lifers is that undesignated contributions are
distributed by the local United Way in accordance with preset ratios,
and these undesignated contributions also line the pockets of
pro-abortion groups (see the description of the United Way, below).
Our government is deeply committed to the slaughter of the unborn at
all levels, so it is important to be alert for the hidden agenda that
motivates government-affiliated programs, even those with seemingly
innocuous objectives. For example, the WIC program (Women, Infants, and
Children Nutrition Program) and others refer patients to the Feminist
Women's Health Centers and other abortion clinics.
There are very strong connections between the right-to-die groups,
abortion rights organizations, and homosexuals. The sodomites commonly
work in abortion mills and often lesbians and homosexuals act as clinic
escorts. These are the most unpredictable and violent people of all;
they do not tolerate anyone opposing them in any way. Pickets and
sidewalk counselors are physically attacked with alarming frequency by
As they try to force society to accept sodomy and sex with animals as
a "perfectly acceptable alternative lifestyle," and as they
strive to make it illegal to oppose them in any way through
'sexual orientation' clauses and 'hate crime' acts, the homosexuals
commit such terrorism as threatening to deliberately contaminate blood
supplies with AIDS if their demands are not met. Additionally, they
actively lobby for legal sex with children as young as four years old
through such groups of perverts as the North American Man-Boy Love
Association (NAMBLA), and they are heavily into the distribution of
kiddie porn movies like "Torrid Tots."
For more information on NAMBLA and other groups that peddle
perversion, see Chapter 121, "Homosexuality and Child
Molestation," and Chapter 137, "Pornography and
Pedophilia," both in Volume III.
March of Dimes.
There is no doubt that MOD's "battle against birth defects"
is very effective. However, as they research better ways to detect future
birth defects, they use the most efficient available method to deal with
existing birth defects: amniocentesis and abortion (known to some
pro-life activists as 'search and destroy').
The Sex Information and Education Council of the United States,
through its extensive public relations efforts and professional-looking
monthly newsletter, uses the familiar pro-abortion tactic of attempting
to pass itself off as a "mainstream" organization. A look
through its newsletter (which, by the way, lurks on the shelves of
almost every library in this country) reveals its true nature.
SIECUS is militantly pro-abortion, and lobbies for 'gay rights' and
teen sex clinics with gusto. It advertises such paragons of
professionalism as Penthouse's Sexuality Journal and a book
published by Eroticus: Hot n' Healthy Times A Gay Man's Guide to
Condom Usage. It also advertises resources for transsexuals and
This all sounds just so terribly mainstream, doesn't it?
SIECUS demonstrates the standard judgmental pro-abortion lack of
tolerance for opposing viewpoints by condemning in no uncertain terms
such persons as Dr. James Dobson. It also condemns pro-lifers as an
"extreme antisexual movement" and declares that we are
"slouching towards censorship" when we oppose kiddie porn!
Although the names of many worthy charities crowd the list of
agencies that participate in United Way activities, that same list also
includes such extreme pro-abortion organizations as Planned Parenthood,
the National Organization for Women, and the YWCA.
Pro-lifers should not contribute money to United Way, because some of
it will inevitably find its way into unfriendly hands. It does no
good to designate a specific pro-life charity; pro-life contributions
will not increase the allotment of the designated pro-life charity nor
decrease the allotments of the pro-abortion groups that are not
designated. It is far better to simply contribute directly to the
pro-life organization of the individual's choice.
Comprehensive List of Pro-Abortion Organizations.
Figure 5-1 lists most of the known current and recent major
pro-abortion organizations in the United States. These groups have
published or announced official statements supporting all or most of the
anti-life agenda, including support for abortion, school clinics, and/or
forced public funding of abortions.
This list, compiled by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
and pro-abort and 'friend of women' United States Senator Bob Packwood
("Senator Death"), is impressive in the breadth of its
membership. The major representatives for all lawyers, doctors,
teachers, and environmentalists are anti-life.
Yet, even in the face of this massive opposition, Americans are once
again awakening to the fact that the civil rights of a large group of
persons are being stripped from them with no representation or appeal.
Americans are becoming more and more pro-life, despite the opposition of
all of these prestigious groups, as described in Chapter 76 in Volume
II, "Public Opinion Polls on Abortion."
Many of these organizations existed before the push for abortion
began in earnest in this country. In order to gain their support and the
prestige and influence of their advocacy, pro-abortionists often simply
crammed ad hoc committees and essentially perverted the
philosophy of each group at its highest level, always without input from
the rank and file membership. On the other hand, most existing groups
with a pro-life stand were built from scratch specifically to oppose
This impressive collection of pro-abortion organizations shouldn't
overly concern pro-lifers. It doesn't really matter that virtually every
rich and elitist group in the country opposes us. As some pro-life
activists say, "God and us make a majority." We must have
faith in God and continue to fight for the least of His brethren.
The American people are basically blessed with common sense. This is
why, in the face of a veritable hurricane of pro-abortion propaganda,
they are becoming more pro-life every day.
Every year, we know a little more about the preborn child. Every
year, our message reaches and converts more people. The populace is
becoming tired of listening to irascible, demanding, irresponsible
fornicating Neofeminists and their male lackeys. The mainline
pro-abortion churches are backing away from abortion on demand.
Impartial polls show the pro-life movement gaining steadily in the eyes
of the people, the legislatures, and the courts. And every year, the
baby-killers grow more hysterical and desperate.
Victory is the Lord's.
All the pro-abortionists can do is temporarily delay their inevitable
defeat, and what drives them crazy is that they know it!
References: Anti-Life Organizations.
 Father Paul Marx, OSB. "Children's Defense Fund Conference
Pushes Anti-Life Agenda." The Wanderer, April 20, 1989,
pages 1 and 8.
 Sex Education and Information Council of the United States (SIECUS).
May and September 1986 newsletters.
 Robert G. Marshall. Bayonets and Roses: Comprehensive Pro-Life
Political Action Guide. 1976, 388 pages. This book includes a
listing of many of the major pro-abortion groups in the United States on
page 321. Also see: National Abortion Rights Action League. Legal
Abortion: A Speaker's and Debater's Notebook. 71 pages, June 1978.
Pro-abortion organizations are listed on pages 50-51.
Further Reading: Anti-Life Organizations.
Bernard M. Nathanson, M.D. The Abortion Papers: Inside the
Idea Books, Post Office Box 4010, Madison,
Wisconsin 53711. 1985, 192 pages. A former prolific abortionist
exposes the anti-Catholic bigotry of the pro-abortion movement,
discusses the role of the blatantly biased media in obtaining abortion
on demand, and explores what the science of fetology has revealed about
the unborn child. This enjoyable book is written in George Will's wry
and acerbic style.
Dr. Nathanson is one of the co-founders of the National Abortion
Rights Action League (NARAL). Chapter 3, "Catholics," pages
177 to 209, describes in detail how NARAL used blatant anti-Catholic
bigotry to push liberalized abortion laws and undermine the teachings of
Other examples of NARAL skulduggery abound in this book. For example,
NARAL asserted to the state of Massachusetts that pro-life groups have
no right to endorse pro-life candidates, even if the groups are not tax-exempt. In the ensuing lawsuit, FEC v. Massachusetts Citizens for
Life, Inc., the right to distribute such literature was upheld. This
is typical of the harassment lawsuits brought by NARAL and others when
any pro-life efforts are in progress. Pro-aborts almost never spend
money themselves, but get a government entity to go after pro-life
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