CHAPTER 64 PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ANTI-LIFE ORGANIZATION
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I intend to be out on the front lines of our issues. That is why I'm here ... Right now, we have three clinics in this city and I want ten more. We currently have a small storefront office in central Harlem, and it is my first priority to see if we can transform that into a clinic ... With all her success, my grandmother left some unfinished business, and I intend to finish it.

       Margaret Sanger's grandson, Alexander C. Sanger.[1]

Planned Parenthood's 'Accomplishments.'

Planned Parenthood's love affair with Socialism has become more than a harmless upper middle-class hobby and now borders on the ludicrous.

                                                       Wall Street Journal editorial, December 19, 1984.

It is impossible to say enough about or against Planned Parenthood, undoubtedly the most dangerous anti-life organization in the world.

Operating behind the respectable facade of a public service agency, it has expended more than $2,000,000,000 (two billion dollars) of our tax dollars to accomplish the following;

• it commits more abortions per year (130,000+) and refer for more abortions per year (100,000+) than any other organization in the United States;

• it was and is the prime mover for the 'sexual revolution' in this and many other countries;

• it has undercut parental rights to an unprecedented degree through the courts, so that now a teenage girl may fornicate, get birth control devices, and obtain unlimited free taxpayer-funded abortions without her parents even knowing;

• it is extending U.S. 'contraceptive imperialism' throughout the world, in more than 70 countries, frequently in direct contravention to these countries' beliefs and traditions;

• it has proudly declared itself in the forefront for abortion 'rights,' while shrilly denouncing all who oppose them (even Mother Teresa)!

• it opposes any restrictions on third-trimester abortions, fetal disposal, and any efforts to spare the baby any pain or suffering. For example, PP of Southwestern Indiana fired 18-year Medical Director Dr. Roger Newton when it learned of his support for a bill requiring "humane disposal of fetal remains." Newton grumbled "Unless you are willing to be absolutely pro-abortion, then evidently you are not welcomed."[2]

• it proposed making all abortions free (taxpayer funded), and applauds the program of forced abortions in China; and

• it has even proposed a program of involuntary sterilization and forced abortions for implementation in the United States!

The threat posed by Planned Parenthood has been clearly recognized by clear thinkers for decades. Immediately following World War II, General Henry C. Evans sounded the warning;

The [Planned Parenthood] movement is insidious because its authors are generally respected citizens, leaders in their communities in civil affairs. It is a danger because it advocates breaking the Natural Law and Moral Law. Whenever in history a people have broken such a law, their civilization has perished.

It is hard to convince the advocates of this modern form of race suicide of the error of their ways. Logic does not touch them. Statistics make no impression. These persons give little thought to history or experience. Warnings not to tamper with nature are wasted. They turn a deaf ear to the appeals of religious or moral or spiritual motives.

They call themselves patriotic. Yet they see nothing wrong with a cause that eventually decimates our beloved country. Our returning soldiers, who risked their lives on foreign soil, have a right to object to the suicide of our race, the inevitable result of any further headway made by the Planned Parenthood Movement.[3]

Planned Parenthood's Ultimate Goals.

Increasingly, Planned Parenthood is viewing radical feminists as obstacles, not allies ... the clear thrust of these [Planned Parenthood] policies is to provide contraception and sterilization services, not to further women's control of their own reproduction, but to halt the population growth of poor nations ... in the first eight months of 1980, Planned Parenthood shipped 15 million packages of contraceptive pills, 300,000 intra-uterine devices, and 2000 sterilization kits to other countries. That sounds like population control, noted Cindy Pearson of the Feminist Women's Health Center ... Planned Parenthood favors two methods of contraception above all others: sterilization and use of the dangerous hormone-like drug Depo-Provera.

                                                                                                    The Guardian.[4]

The above list of atrocities committed by Planned Parenthood could be extended endlessly. The ultimate goal of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, with a annual worldwide budget of more than $1,000,000,000, is the reduction of God's gift of sexuality to a mechanical tool of pleasure. PP hopes to separate God and morals totally from this critical function, and would like to provide free contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion for everyone in its brave, sterile new world.

As Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger stated, "Our objective is unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children."

Chapters 65 through 68 provide information on Planned Parenthood's history, including the views of its founder, Margaret Sanger; gives statistics on its United States abortion activities, and lists many quotes by Planned Parenthood spokesmen quotes of great use to pro-life debaters, because they paint an accurate picture of PP's anti-life and anti-God philosophy and goals.


References: Planned Parenthood (General).

[1] Margaret Sanger's grandson, Alexander C. Sanger, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of New York City in January of 1991. This organization has a budget of $18 million a year and 250 workers. Sanger made the above boast in "Another Sanger Leads Planned Parenthood." The New York Times, January 23, 1991, page B2.

[2] Frontline Updates. "PPFA Official Fired for Supporting "Humane Disposal" of Aborted Babies." National Right to Life News, May 16, 1985, page 4.

[3] Brigadier General Henry C. Evans. Shall We Have Children? The Ethical Aspects of the Planned Parenthood Movement. New York: Evars Press, September 1947, page 7.

[4] The Guardian, a New York City left-wing newspaper, April 1981. Quoted in "In Brief." ALL About Issues, May 1981, page 5.


Further Reading: Planned Parenthood (General).

Claire Chambers. The SIECUS Circle: A Humanist Revolution.
Belmont, Massachusetts: Western Islands Press. 1977, 506 pages. The philosophy and comprehensive goals of the Humanist revolution. Includes detailed information on 35 Humanist organizations, including Planned Parenthood.

Elasah Drogin. Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society.
Catholics United for Life, New Hope Kentucky, 40052. This neat little volume outlines the racist and anti-life philosophy of Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, and is the book that PP would most like to see banned.

Gale Research. Encyclopedia of Medical Organizations and Agencies.
2nd Edition, 1987, 975 pages. Information on more than 11,000 medical societies, professional and voluntary associations, foundations, research institutions, federal and state health agencies, medical and allied health schools, information centers, database services, and related health care organizations. Includes basic data on all of the nearly 200 Planned Parenthood affiliates. Chapter 30, "Family Planning," has data on all national pro-life and pro-abortion organizations. This information includes membership totals, addresses and telephone numbers, publications, and basic philosophy. Published by Gale Research, Inc., 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226-4094, telephone: (313) 961-2242. Toll- free telephone number: 1-800-877-GALE.

Robert G. Marshall and Charles Donovan. Blessed Are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planning Parenthood.
Ignatius Press, San Francisco. Reviewed by Mary Meehan on page 5 of the November 29, 1992 National Catholic Register. This volume provides lots of detail on the Planned Parenthood connections with racist eugenics, the effort to capture the Black leadership, and its ability to tap into hundreds of millions of dollars of tax and private money.

Father Paul Marx. "Banned Parenthood: Planned Barrenhood."
22 pages. Human Life International, 7845-E Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879, telephone: (302) 670-7884. This handy little pocket-sized booklet is an excellent general reference guide to Planned Parenthood's worldwide objectives and strategy.

Robert H. Ruff. Aborting Planned Parenthood.
New Vision Press, 710 West 32nd Street, Houston, Texas 77018. 189 pages. Order from Human Life International, 7845-E Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879, telephone: (301) 670-7884. Reviewed by Judie Brown on page 53 of the November-December 1988 issue of ALL About Issues. This book is a summary of more than 50,000 medical and other records salvaged from a dumpster behind a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. The author covers, by the numbers, the numerous sex education myths that Planned Parenthood foists off on teenagers, and documents why they are false.

Saint Antonious Institute. Pro-Life Shopping Guide.
130 pages, 1992. The ultimate guide for the boycott-minded pro-lifer, this guide shows that it is indeed possible to 'substitute buy' virtually everything and avoid patronizing the seemingly infinite galaxy of Planned Parenthood supporters. Lists 80 corporations and more than 2,000 brand names and subsidiaries of corporations that pro-lifers may patronize with a clear conscience. Available from the St. Antoninus Institute for Catholic Education in Business, 4110 Fessenden Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Margaret Sanger. Woman and the New Race.
Reprinted in 1969 by permission of the Sanger Estate by the Maxwell Reprint Company, Fairview Park, Elmsford, New York 10523. Any pro-life activist who wants to become familiar with the real attitudes and philosophy of the anti-life movement in general should read this book. It is utterly fascinating.

United States Government, Department of Health and Human Services. Family Planning Grantees, Delegates and Clinics (annual publication).
Provides state-by-state listing of family planning clinics, addresses, telephone numbers, and types of grants given. Issued by the National Clearinghouse for Family Planning Information, Post Office Box 12921, Arlington, Virginia 22209, under Contract Number 282-84-0078, Herner and Company.


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