Our Culture of Death and the Future Beyond November 8th
Nick Yanakas, Social Policy Contributor
As leftist media outlets reminded us with glee two weeks ago, Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th birthday. As they were celebrating their 100th birthday, 898 unborn children were killed that day in a Planned Parenthood clinic.
onsider these horrifying statistics:
From 2012-2014 Planned Parenthood was responsible for nearly 1 million abortions.
Planned Parenthood performs about 37 Abortions an hour.
Planned Parenthood is responsible for approximately 1 in 3 abortions in the United States
Since Roe V. Wade in 1973 over 55 Million babies have been killed from abortion.
According to the pro-life advocacy group Live Action, Planned Parenthood provides only 0.97% of women’s PAP tests in the US.
They perform just 1.8% of all clinical breast exams.
Finally, they do not perform mammograms.
Let us also consider the beginnings of Planned Parenthood with its founder Margaret Sanger.
Sanger was a eugenics advocate who felt that minorities–in particular blacks–were genetically inferior, and that in order to make our society better these, mostly poor, minorities needed to be exterminated in favor of wealthier whites. In other words, Sanger subscribed to the paganist ideology of social Darwinism peddled by Charles Darwin. Don’t take my word for it; here are some quotes directly from her:
The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
“We should apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
“Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit…
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.”
“Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.”
“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
“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.
Alarmingly, Hillary Clinton, Cecile Richards, Barack and Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi and all these other phony so-called “women’s rights” activists have said many words in praise of Margaret Sanger. In 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was awarded Planned Parenthood’s highest honor for commitment to unborn child dismemberment: the Margaret Sanger award. In her acceptance address she could barely contain her excitement as she said how “in awe” she was of Sanger and how much she “admired” her.
This raises the question: what exactly does Hillary admire about Sanger? What has Sanger done that Hillary is in awe of? Is it her blatant racism? Her views on killing children with disabilities? What exactly is it? It sure would’ve been nice if a debate moderator had asked these questions of her.
The case against Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry as a whole is overwhelming. It is a moral blight on the history of this country and is one of America’s great sins. Despite this, year after year, in continuing resolution after continuing resolution, Planned Parenthood is subsidized to the tune of $500 million dollars by the federal government. Article I of the Constitution specifies that all spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives. Despite the Republicans having controlled the House since 2010 and the Senate since 2014, the “family values” party has failed to send legislation to the President’s desk defunding Planned Parenthood. I think conservatives and pro-life activists must come to the reality that the Republican Party as an entity has been, in many respects, a horrible failure for the pro-life cause.
This lack of action is despite the fact that 80% of the country supports at least some restrictions on abortions in the third trimester and I would argue that if the Republicans went on the offensive, support for more restrictions or an eventual all out ban of abortion would increase dramatically. Politically and morally this is a winning issue for Republicans and yet they will not take it up. Instead the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, and the Senate Majority Whip, John Cornyn seem to be too busy pushing for Obama’s jailbreak legislation (a topic for another article).
Meanwhile, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is seemingly in the witness protection program as the last time we saw him was on the side of a milk carton at a local supermarket. With Madame President Clinton looming, conservatives are going to have to at least give some thought to a serious, coherent game plan to combat her forthcoming leftwing abortion agenda.
If the Republican Party cannot stand up for the most vulnerable in our society, then conservatives are going to have to consider the future beyond November 8th and whether the GOP is the best vehicle to advance our cause. It is time for leaders to stand up to the culture of death and double down to ensure Planned Parenthood doesn’t celebrate another 100 years of existence.
In order to do that, all options must be on the table.
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