Yesterday William heard on the radio that Planned Parenthood was opening a new facility in our community. This new building is to be the largest Planned Parenthood (PP) in the country. The reason this is particularly disturbing is because PP used a bogus name to obtain the building permit. Talk about deceptive tactics!
So, William and I took part in a protest/rally this morning to say "Life, YES! Abortion, NO!" To sum it up, we strongly believe abortion is bad for kids, abortion is bad for women, and abortion is bad for communities.
We got there a little before it started and I was shocked at how emotional I got. There's a lot that shocked me about this event and a lot that really increased my desire to 1) have more kids and 2) adopt. I was amazed by the HATRED spewed by some people as they drove by (you know, giving us the finger and such). But, I was also greatly encouraged by how many people were honking in support, giving us thumbs up, and joining us. I've got other thoughts but this blog may not be the place to share them!
If you don't know much about Planned Parenthood, check out the article below from one of our local papers. It gives us a glimpse of what PP is REALLY about. We read this and we are SHOCKED! Did anyone else know this stuff????
Planned Parenthood's real goals
August 10, 2007
The "under-the table" entrance of Planned Parenthood into Aurora shouldn't really surprise anyone. Planned Parenthood is well-known for its use of propaganda and manipulation of the facts. Covert operations are natural accomplices to its covert agenda.
Founded in 1916 as America's first birth-control clinic by Margaret Sanger, as recently as their 1985 annual report Planned Parenthood stated they are "proud of our past, and planning for the future." That's pretty bold considering their eugenics origins and ongoing programs that purport to be "helping" poor women and nations to have control over their own bodies and populations.
During the 1930s, Sanger was open about her support of the Nazi plan for genetic engineering of the German population and the creation of a "super race." She wrote of the need for the extermination of "human weeds"; the "cessation of charity," which she said just prolongs the lives of those who burden society; the segregation of "morons, misfits, and the maladjusted"; and the sterilization of "genetically inferior races."
Planned Parenthood -- doesn't that have a nice ring to it? It sounds so enlightened, so responsible. One of their more popular slogans, "Every child a wanted child," really tugs at the heartstrings, doesn't it? Who wants a world where children are born to parents who don't really want them, and then grow up to be resented, perhaps even neglected and abused?
But what happens to the child who is unwanted? In Sanger's own words, published in Women and the New Race , she answers that question: "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
And here to help poor women? Sure they are -- right to the brink of extinction: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," Sanger is quoted as saying in Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America by Linda Gordon.
Then there's PP's promotion of "safe sex" education over the teaching of abstinence (because our youth are going to have sex anyway, so we may as well teach them how to do it safely). I find it extremely difficult to believe that Planned Parenthood cares anything about the welfare of our youth when in the summer of 1953 they stated their purpose and planned course of action on Page 10 of Planned Parenthood News as being:
" ... Ready as educators and parents to help young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage. ... By sanctioning sex before marriage we will prevent fear and guilt. ... We must be ready to provide young boys and girls with the best contraceptive measures available so they will have the necessary means to achieve sexual satisfaction without having to risk possible pregnancy."
So, at one and the same time, Planned Parenthood wants to 1) promote sexual activity among boys and girls; and 2) provide birth control. It sounds like a business ploy to me, and one with something much more evil than just simple greed as its motivation.
One last thought from the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger: "The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order." Such is the real basis and premise of Planned Parenthood, and by their own words they are proud of it, and in direct and unapologetic conflict with the Judeo-Christian value as the marriage bed being the cornerstone of a healthy society.
Don't let their pretty propaganda fool you; Planned Parenthood is not here to do anything other than further their own elitist goals, while lining their pocketbooks as much as possible in the meantime -- and all at the expense of American families.