Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The dark origins of Planned Parenthood

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, published articles in support of eugenics, a practice employed by the Nazis in Germany, with their plan to create a "master race" by eliminating those they deemed inferior.

Consider these quotes from Margaret Sanger:

The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.'' `Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race. -- Margaret Sanger, Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful education 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.]

As an advocate of birth control I wish ...to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the `unfit' and the `fit,' admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation...On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective. -- [Margaret Sanger. ``The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.'' Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.]

The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics. -- [Margaret Sanger. ``The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.'' Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.]

Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ..... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism .... . [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ..... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all. -- [Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization, 1922. Chapter on ``The Cruelty of Charity,'' pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.]

The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind. -- [Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. ``Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?'' Family Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, page 44.]

The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped. -- [Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do. The Proceedings of the First American Birth Control Conference. Held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City, November 11-12, 1921. Published by the Birth Control Review, Gothic Press, pages 172 and 174.]

Give dysgenic groups [people with `bad genes'] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization. -- [Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review.]

I wonder if President Obama is aware that Planned Parenthood, to which he has made promises in support of abortion "rights", was founded by someone who would have considered him inferior because of the color of his skin. I wonder if other pro-abortion politicians who are also African-American are aware of the evil they support.

I pray that the African-American community turn their attention to those who much better represent their interestss, such as Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, who is Pro-Life and is a Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life. I made a post about her on this blog not too long ago where I showed a quote by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, which began a letter that his niece Dr. Alveda King wrote to the African-American community. Dr. Martin Luther King said:

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere…The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for personal comfort and safety."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the letter Dr. Alveda King wrote to the African-American community she said:

This is an open letter to appeal to all people who respect the work, life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More specifically, it is a wake-up call to the African American community. As a mature, Black, female living in America, my heart weeps every time I hear or see stories about our youth cut down in acts of senseless violence. Time after time, I have asked the question, HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE IF WE MURDER THE CHILDREN?

Dr. Alveda C. King, Pastoral Associate

Read more here.... http://priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/openletter.htm

Monday, May 18, 2009

Even if Muscular Dystrophy could be cured by using embryonic stem cell research, I wouldn't want it that way.

We hear politicians and others who promote embryonic stem-cell research speak of the diseases that could be cured by it, and how promising it is. We hear of Michael J. Fox who has Parkinson's disease, and of children with Diabetes and others whose illnesses they say could be cured by using embryonic stem cell research. And although there are people with various diseases who have unfortuntaely come to believe this, I want to make my own voice known about this also. I have Muscular Dystrophy, and I can assure you, that although I do want a cure to be found, I don't want it as a result of embryonic stem cell research, which involves the killing of human embryos. Fortunately, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is involved with research using adult stem cells, which has been shown already to be more promising, and has even developed therapies for various other conditions.

A fine job has been done in the world to condition people to think of a mere "mass of cells" when hearing the word "embryo". Many do not realise that a human embryo is actually a human being at a very early stage of development. Calling a human being who is only a few days old in the mother's womb an embryo, doesn't make that person less human. Yet their personhood is denied, and it is deemed by many to be acceptable to use human embryos for research, a practice that involves their destruction.

Joseph Mengele, a nazi scientist, experimented on Jews and this was deemed acceptable practice, and the nazis considered the Jews to be less than human also. When a persons humanity is denied, it becomes easy to kill them and do evil to them. Just as surely as it was evil to do to the Jews what the nazis did, it is evil also to consider human embryos as anything less than a human being with the right to life. They are as much human beings as the Jews, Asians, those of European descent and all others.

I want to make it known that niether politicians nor anyone else speaking in favor of embryonic stem-cell reseaerch speak for me or for many others with diseases who could supposedly benefit by such research. I don't want such evil to be promoted or advanced for any reason, including the supposed good it would do in finding cures for diseases. Research to cure diseases is a good thing and should continue, but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about things. We cannot abandon goodness in order to bring about good. The ends doesn't justify the means. Research to cure disease is in itself a positive and good act meant to help human beings, and it expresses, or ought to express, an innate respect for life. But when groups of human beings are regarded as less that human, and their right to life denied, then respect for life has disappeared and the value of human life is diminished.

If human life is not valued for the very reason than God created it and loves it Himself, then the value of each individual is diminished and endangered. The reasearch for cures and treament of disease comes to be at the mercy of those who lack the love and sense of value that every human person has as one who was created by Almighty God.

Some may say that they don't care what the motives are as long as a cure is found for their illness. But motives which are not grounded in what is good and true, can be more easily twisted towards evil ends, and those awaiting a cure may find themselves to be considered by others as useless members of society not worth keeping alive. In such a culture of death, the unthinkable becomes reality and it is already happening. A young woman named Terri Shiavo was killed in cold blood by dehydration and starvation and it allowed by a court right here in America. Such things are happening elsewhere in the world too, as the culture of death spreads its shadow over the minds of many. Only the light of Christ Jesus can enlighten our minds and hearts. We must turn to Him and be converted.

People claimed that she was a mental vegetable and had no awareness of her surroundings. Yet I went to a website dedicated to her and saw a video of her where a balloon was being passed over her face and her eyes followed its movement, which at the very least indicated awareness of her surroudnings. If it does not prove she was aware, even a skeptic must admit that it produces a reasonable doubt as to her state of awareness. This same reasonable doubt would prevent a court from sentencing a criminal to death. Why are criminals protected by such a reasonable doubt and yet a poor disabled woman in bed is not, and her family all the willing to take her home and care for her? But such is the state of things in our country today because respect for life has been lost, and evil is called good, and good evil.

As for the claim that embryonic stem cell research promises cures for diseases, there is much less promise in that area, whereas there are more success stories about adult stem cell treatments. More on this, I'll discuss in future posts.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Accomplices in Incest

Some people think that incest is an acceptable situaiton in which an abortion can be gotten. But listen to the testimonies of women who have exprienced such terrible things. Whether they consented or not, abortion hurts women, and those who are in favor of a woman's "right" to choose don't seem to realise that their position is the one of the most anti-woman choices there is in the world.

This woman gives a testimony about an abortion she was forced to undergo as a result of her father's incestual assualt on her, and his subsequent, brutal and selfish decision to force an abortion on her against her will. She says:

Within one hour, this man arrived at the hospital, talked with my parents and decided to do the abortion, without speaking to me. I refused and tried to get off the examining table. He then asked three nurses to hold me while he strapped me to the bed and injected me with a muscle relaxant to keep me from struggling while he prepared to kill my baby.

The trauma of the rape and abuse were only intensified by the abortion.

Why do even pro-lifers talk about making exceptions for abortion in cases of rape and incest as if that is a way to have "compassion" for the mother?

Read the whole testimony at: http://www.afterabortion.org/testimo.html

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fr. John Corapi thanks signers to the petition at NotreDameScandal.com

In this important video, In this important video, Fr. John Corapi thanks signers to the petition at NotreDameScandal.com and urges Catholics to continue the fight for Catholic campuses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?fc_c=1416004x3044189x152942341&v=X89_XLYbpxU

For more information on this scandal and to sign the petition visit http://www.notredamescandal.com/SignthePetitiontoFrJenkins/tabid/454/Default.aspxand