Last night Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood. The award is the organizations “top honor” and is named after their founder.
I find some irony that the Secretary of State serving the first black U.S. President is accepting an award named in honor of Margaret Sanger considering her racist views.
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The mostsuccessful 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.”
— Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
“Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.”
— Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth Control Review , October 1921, page 5.
Sanger advocated forced sterilization of African-Americans (among others). She believed African-Americans were “unfit”. Not only would she have not voted for Barack Obama, she believed he should not have even been born. Yet President Obama’s Secretary of State accepted an award in honor of her.
Why there is no outcry over this racist award is scandalous.
A news story from earlier this week:
U.K. Artist Kills Herself After Aborting Twins
A British artist, expressing remorse and regret, hanged herself after aborting her twins when she was eight weeks pregnant, London’s Sunday Telegraph reported.
“I should never have had an abortion,” Emma Beck wrote in a note she left. “I see now I would have been a good mum.”
The note continued: “I told everyone I didn’t want to do it, even at the hospital. I was frightened, now it is to late. I died when my babies died. I want to be with my babies: they need me, no one else does.”
There can be no mistake, there is an abortion industry that is anything but “pro-choice.” Pro-choice does not pressure women into having abortions. Where are the women’s groups defending women from being pressured into abortions? No one stood up for this woman’s right to choose. They were only concerned with performing more abortions.
Why is it that pro-choice does not include the choice not to have an abortion?
The London Daily Mail has a story on a woman who aborted her baby ten years ago to save the planet. The mail describes the woman:
While some might think it strange to celebrate the reversal of nature and denial of motherhood, Toni relishes her decision with an almost religious zeal.
Oh, make no mistake. This is a religious zeal.
“Having children is selfish. It’s all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet,” says Toni, 35.”Having children is selfish. It’s all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet,” says Toni, 35.
It’s official. The environment is now more important to environmentalists than people. They are sacrificing their own children on the altar of Environmentalism. This one scares me.
Having children is the opposite of selfish. After just less than one year of being a father, I’ve learned selfishness and parenting are not compatible. This woman doesn’t have a clue about the significance of parenthood. What is selfish is killing your child so he or she won’t use more carbon than you are comfortable with.
However, as long as these people have the courage of their convictions, they will ultimately fail. As they die out, their only hope is to convert other people’s children to their religion that worships the planet over the life of humans. It didn’t work for the Shakers. It won’t work for the environmentalists.