Praise God! Planned Parenthood takes on on the chin
Don HinklePathway Editor
September 23, 2003
When the defeated Nazis were forced to stand trial in Nuremburg for their war crimes against Jews and Christians following World War II, their defense was based on a relativistic and humanistic worldview.
As relativists their defense rested on the fact that they were simply carrying out the laws of their country in murdering millions of Jews and Christians. After all, its all relative and no culture has a right to impose its values on another.
"Why, we did nothing wrong," the Nazis said. "We acted in accordance with our nation’s laws. Who are you to come over here and tell us we were wrong?"
Indeed Germany’s high court had ruled that Jews were "non-persons" – precisely the same way the U.S. Supreme Court reasoned in its infamous Roe v. Wade ruling. In that landmark case the high court said unborn babies are "non-persons." So, as the Nazis argued, if someone ceases to be a person, then how can it be murder when you terminate someone’s life?
Since Roe v, Wade ruling, Planned Parenthood has become the No. 1 provider of abortions in America (43 million and counting since 1973). This should come as no surprise to Missouri Southern Baptists, especially when they realize the true background surrounding the birth of this despicable organization.
Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, still portrayed as a feminist heroine by Planned Parenthood activists. But in reality she should best be known for her association with German Nazis. Like Hitler, Sanger was a eugenicist. In 1939 she advocated the evil "Negro Project," which was designed by some public health officials as a population control method. Sanger once wrote, "the most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want 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."
Sanger was connected to Ernst Rudin, who served as Hitler’s director of genetic sterilization. Rudin published an article called, "Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need" in April 1933 for Sanger’s monthly magazine, The Birth Control Review. The article described the creation of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene and pushed for its replication in the United States. Later, another article for Sanger’s publication, written by Nazi Leon Whitney, praised and defended the Third Reich’s "race purification" program.
When Nazi atrocities came to light following the war, Sanger changed the name of her organization from the Birth Control League to Planned Parenthood because she did not want her Nazi associations known.
Planned Parenthood has offices throughout Missouri. Not only is the organization the largest provider of abortions in America, but it is the No. 1 lobbying organization behind unrestricted abortion. Tragically, abortion is the No. 1 cause of death among African-Americans today. More than 13 million black babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade.
Planned Parenthood really has not changed. It got a well-deserved "left-hook" to the chin recently when an undercover investigation by a pro-life group revealed that the organization was covering up cases in which underage pregnant girls were impregnated by adult men – "men" that could best be described as sexual predators and child molesters. When underage girls reported to some Planned Parenthood locations, a worker would often tell them to keep their pregnancy quiet, avoid parental involvement and not report anything to law enforcement authorities.
I find it almost too hard to believe that any individual, organization or business would associate with such evil. Yet in a Sept. 12 editorial, following the Missouri legislature votes to override Gov. Bob Holden’s veto of a bill requiring a 24-hour wait for a woman to get an abortion so that she can consult with her physician, the Kansas City Star called the veto override "an insult."
I suppose the Star views unborn babies as "non-persons." Such support for abortion remains strong and the fight to save the lives of the unborn is just beginning in the "Show Me" sate.
Planned Parenthood has said it intends to file a lawsuit to prevent the 24-hour waiting law from going into effect in October. But pro-life observers say the bill is lawsuit-proof because it was written based on previous U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The high court has said that the restriction of a waiting period before an abortion does not place an undue burden on a woman’s ability to get an abortion.
Because human-life issues are involved, contemplating an abortion needs proper consideration and informed consent. Often, a teenager makes a quick desperate decision to abort her unborn baby without even having to inform her parents.
Tragically, Planned Parenthood and the Star believe that a rush to the abortion table should be like a walk in the park.
"The waiting period will most disadvantage poor women and those who live in rural areas," the Star editorial argued, echoing the views of the abortionists. "Many who seek an abortion will find it difficult to take extended time off work, find transportation to a city with abortion services and pay the costs of staying overnight."
Fortunately, a bipartisan majority of lawmakers disagreed, noting that inconvenience is not sufficient reason to require a simple 24-hour wait.
Praise God, who is the ultimate creator, sustainer and taker of life because thousands of so-called "non-persons" will be saved thanks to a courageous Missouri legislature that stared evil in the eye and took a long-overdue step in the right direction.