Thursday, August 30, 2007
This article is excerpted from Salvation is From the Jews, by Roy Schoeman (Ignatius Press, San Francisco: 2004), with the kind permission of the author.
Planned Parenthood and Nazi Eugenics
There is a facile temptation to think of Nazi anti-Semitism as an expression of Christianity and Christian theology—“applied Christianity”, if you will. But even a cursory examination of Nazi writings and policies shows that this is far from the truth—on the contrary, the campaign to exterminate the Jews grew out of the world view of secular materialism, of evolution and the exaltation of the natural over the supernatural, and was in fact an extreme expression of “applied Darwinism.”
In the past there have been many persecutions of the Jews in Christian countries. These persecutions fell into one of three categories. Some were mob actions, inflamed expressions of blood lust and fury. Tragically, many of these were incited by pseudo-Christian exhortations to avenge the death of Christ, or by related blood libels against the Jews (most particularly accusing them of the human sacrifice of Christian children). The pogroms and the rampaging mobs of the Crusades fall into this category. However, the Holocaust does not. The slaughter of the Holocaust was not produced by momentary mob hysteria, but was a calculated, “rational”, long-term campaign plotted by sober, if deranged, minds.
At a March 1925 international birth control gathering held in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a National Socialist (Nazi) or a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The speaker was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. Another doctor at this conference lamented that preventive medicine was saving the lives of “worthless unfits,” and he seriously suggested that euthanasia be used to “dispose of some of our utterly hopeless dependents,” but noted that this could not happen until the public changed its “prejudices” on the subject…
Elsewhere Sanger spoke of her plan for sterilizing those she designated as “unfit” as the “salvation of American civilization”. And she also spoke of those who were irresponsible and reckless’’, among whom she included those “whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers”. She further contended that “there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped”. Whether this was to be accomplished “voluntarily” does not appear to have been a serious policy impediment.
Read the rest at Taki's Top Drawer:
Planned Parenthood and Nazi Eugenics
Posted by Tom Piatak on July 25, 2007
In July 1941, a political prisoner escaped from Auschwitz. As a punishment, ten others were chosen by the Nazis to be killed in a starvation bunker. One of these men, Franciszek Gajowniczek, began lamenting what his death would mean for his wife and children. Upon hearing these cries, another prisoner, a Franciscan friar named Maksymilian Kolbe—who had run afoul of the Nazis after sheltering refugees, including hundreds of Jews, at his friary—volunteered to take Gajowniczek’s place and was sent to the starvation bunker in his stead. In the bunker, Kolbe became the leader of those awaiting death, whom he was often seen consoling and leading in prayers and hymns. Two weeks later, only four of the men were still alive, and Kolbe alone was conscious. The Nazis killed them all; Kolbe was seen calmly giving his arm to the executioner who injected him with carbolic acid. The memory of Kolbe’s courage and selflessness lived on in those who survived the Golgotha of Auschwitz, including Franciszek Gajowniczek, and Kolbe was canonized by John Paul II in 1982.
Christopher Hitchens alludes to Kolbe in his careless and dishonest polemic God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Hitchens, though unable to bring himself to mention Kolbe by name, claims he was virtually the only Catholic hero of the Holocaust and dismisses him as “a rather ambivalent priest who … had apparently behaved nobly in Auschwitz.”
Read the rest at Taki's Top Drawer:
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The roots, the philosophy, the vision and purpose permanently infect any organization. In the case of Planned Parenthood, it was a grand visionary attempt to get the right people reproducing and stop the wrong people from reproducing. Any guess as to who Miss Sanger believed needed sterilization? Right you are. Blacks were her target along with others.
I'm not involved in municipal politics, but it would seem to me bad form for a business to sneak its way into a community by falsifying documents and submitting false testimony in planning meetings.
Yet that's exactly how Planned Parenthood came to build its largest abortion mill in the country in Aurora, IL, soon to be known as the "Auschwitz of America."
Read the rest here: Deception built super-secret abortion clinic - Outrage sparked after Planned Parenthood conceals site ownership
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had a simple solution to poverty: kill unborn poor children
Her spirit lives in blogger Radical Mama who, in a post called "Breaking the cycle" [which she has since removed — see update #2 below], boasts of her ongoing attempts to convince a 15-year-old girl to abort against her mother's wishes.
Radical Mama knows the girl, Julia, through the 4-H group to which the teen belonged. "I am trying to think about this [pregnancy] objectively, but I just can’t," the blogger writes. "This is one of my kids. Isn’t this why I volunteer? To prevent this sh-- from happening?"
"This sh--" — e.g. baby — must be prevented, Radical Mama says, for every reason imaginable. Julia was pressured into sex (or so the blogger assumes); she is only 15; her family is poor and her father is an abusive drug addict, etc., etc. Yet, the girl's mother insists that the baby would be welcome — a reaction that has Radical Mama seething with self-righteous fury.
Read the rest here Margaret Sanger is alive and well and living in the blogosphere [UPDATED]
La Shawn Barber has also weighed in on this topic with some great commentary:
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I think it is a sad commentary that we, as a culture, our using the Vick story to compare "What's worse?" "What's worse", we ask, " carelessly fathering illegitimate children, or dogfighting?". "Dogfighting or rape?" "Dogfighting or racism?" "Dogfighting or hateful nationalism?" "Dogfighting or (fill in the blank)....?"
Dogfighting is one more piece of evidence our country is in need of a spiritual transformation (please note I said spiritual and not necessarily religious). Animals are sentient beings - they feel pain, and they suffer, just like we do. They are not more important, or less important than human beings, but like human beings, they are important, too.
Every major faith teaches its followers to be responsible stewards of animals and the Earth. Please help us get the word out that caring for animals, just like caring for people, is an important part of just being a decent person and citizen. If we make this a priority, there will be no more dogfighting horror stories, and no more pointless comparisons of evils. Let us all rise, together, to be better people than we are today, shall we?
Chaplain Nancy CronkFounder, AnimalChaplains.com
But over at Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate we have Jay Anderson saying this:
... Imagine that. Me? Say something controversial?
Well, here goes:
I do not believe that Michael Vick, disgusting and inhumane as his actions were, should get any prison time. An 18-month suspended sentence with probation, a hefty fine, and something like 1000 hours of community service in a local animal shelter seems to me to be an appropriate penalty.
And frankly, I can't justify a prison sentence for Michael Vick while that thug Ray Lewis is walking around a free man.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Dr. Alveda King, the niece of legendary human rights campaigner, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., told a meeting of Priests for Life, that the killing of a quarter of the black population of the US has not been from the lynch mobs of her childhood days, but from abortionists, “who plant their killing centres in minority neighbourhoods and prey upon women who think they have no hope."
“The great irony,” she said, “is that abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.” King was speaking Sunday at the unveiling of memorials at the Birmingham, Alabama church served by her late father, the Rev. A. D. Williams King.
Dr. King pointed out that the killing of the unborn in the US, which has taken the lives of well over 42 million American children, is overwhelmingly concentrated in the African-American community. “In the last forty-plus years,” Dr. King said, “15 million black people have been denied their most basic civil right, the right to life. Roughly one quarter of the black population is now missing.”
The abortion movement’s history is inseparable from that of the eugenics movement that held the genocide of the “dysgenic races” races as a central goal and for which the poor were the “enemies of the people.” In the US, the abortion facilities and offices of Planned Parenthood are concentrated in poor areas where the black population is especially targeted.Margaret Sanger, the foundress of the organisation that eventually became Planned Parenthood, had as her goal the control and subjugation of the poor ethnic peoples including blacks.
Dr. King said, “It's time that we remember the sacrifices of men like my father and my uncle who worked and died so that our children could live.”“It's time to stop killing the future and keep their dream alive.”
Something is surely wrong with a country that values pit bulls more than unborn children.
Michael Vick made the mistake of killing and maiming dogs, and PETA in turn organized marches and protests and generally made his life miserable. However, had Vick been financing an abortion clinic, no doubt he would be a hero in the media.
In fact, had Vick run an abortion clinic where late-term abortions are done, PETA would be organizing marches in his honor and Planned Parenthood would have given him the Margaret Sanger Award. Just some bad choices on his part; he chose to kill dogs rather than people, and he now will pay with his freedom and perhaps his career.
Of course, this is the same Margaret Sanger who called for the "elimination of the Negro race" through eugenics. Perhaps had Sanger had her way, Vick never would have been born. (Of course, Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1966 proudly accepted the Margaret Sanger Award, which I find to be a bit ironic. But, then, Sanger called for the black ministers to help in her eugenics campaign.)
We also hit on this point brilliantly explained in this post by Thomas DiLorenzo at the Lew Rockwell Blog:
None of the talking heads on ESPN has defended Michael Vick, of course, and quite a few of their guests have denounced him. There is general agreement there that his treatment of his dogs was barbaric (which it certainly was) and criminal.
But at the same time, ESPN broadcasts all those Sunday morning hunting shows, especially in the fall, where corporate executives dressed like bubbas in coveralls and carrying elephant rifles blow away deer, turkey, pheasants, ducks, and other critters, then pose to have their picture taken with their "prey." I guess animal cruelty is OK with ESPN as long as there's no gamblin' involved. (Not to mention that poor bass that they photograph getting hooked over and over again on those fishing shows).
Look for details soon concerning this year's 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger At Ku Klux Klan Rally ART CONTEST. This year's Art Contest promises to be the biggest and most innovative in history. Scroll down to see past winners. Help commemorate this historic event that Sanger herself discussed in her autobiography.
What did it look like?
"As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. " (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)
So start thinking about what you want to do this year (e.g. computer drawings, photography, music, poetry, video, audio recording, haiku, cartoons) and check back for contest details in a couple weeks.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
The Wikipedia account of Margaret Sanger's speech to the Ku Klux Klan states the following:
"...Sanger even gave a lecture on birth control to the women's auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey..."
Below in italics you will see the words of Margaret Sanger as they appear in her Autobiography.
Although no record of what Margaret Sanger actually said at the Klan Rally exists, the words in bold are actual birth control quotes from Margaret Sanger used on other occassions that reflect how Sanger may have lectured on birth control at a Klan Rally.
Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak.
"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 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.
"Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock."
Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.
"Eugenics is … 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.
"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, The Birth Control Review, Gothic Press, pages 172 and 174.
At some point, the crowd of Klanswomen certainly must have broken into a chant of "Maggie! Maggie! Maggie!..." Sanger concludes her account of this event in her Autobiography by noting that her performance earned her twelve invitations from like-minded groups.
In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.
The Wikipedia entry makes Sanger's speech at the Klan Rally sound like a dry public health discussion. But you will note from Sanger's past quotes on birth control that this is not at all how she discussed the topic, and it would certainly be logical to think that she broke out some of her more inflamatory talking points to use on the Klanswomen. The Wikipedia entry also notes that Sanger called it "one of the weirdest experiences I had in lecturing," but it fails to mention that the crowd was "parading with banners and illuminated crosses."
Wikipedia further neglects to mention that after the Klan speech "a dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered ." Yes, Maggie must have really been a hit with the Klanswomen.
Thanks to http://www.eadshome.com/MargaretSanger.htm for the dead on quotes.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Klanned Parenthood is using the above poster in an effort to defeat Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. Klanned Parenthood is also targeting Congressmen John Boehner, Steve Chabot and Jim Jordan.
HT to the pro-death blogger at Left of Ohio.
Monday, August 13, 2007
The highly inflammatory remarks attributed by several newspapers to Dr. Edward Allred, owner of the largest chain of abortion clinics in California, had caused some to attribute the abortion deaths of several Black and Hispanic women to racial prejudice.
"On the Edge of the Racist Pit," The Daily Californian, October 14, 1980, at 4B, col. 1. "Doctor Labeled 'Racist' in Abortion Suit," at B-1, col. 1 (describing a $14 million lawsuit filed against Dr. Allred in connection with the abortion death of 16-year-old Patricia Chacon in which it was alleged that Chacon had "received substandard medical treatment as a result of her race and ancestry, rather than medical treatment based on her . . . condition and needs," id. at col. 2, quoting Jack Schuler, attorney for Patricia Chacon's parents).
The following remarks upon which the allegation was made had been attributed to Dr. Allred in a story which appeared in the San Diego Union:
"Population control is too important to be stopped by some right-wing pro-life types. Take the new influx of Hispanic immigrants. Their lack of respect of democracy and social order is frightening. I hope I can do something to stem that tide; I'd set up a clinic in Mexico for free if I could. Maybe one in Calexico would help. The survival of our society could be at stake. . . . The Aid to Families With Dependent Children program is the worst boondoggle ever created. When a sullen black woman can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us it's time to stop. In parts of South Los Angeles having babies for welfare is the only industry the people have."- "Doctor's Abortion Business is Lucrative," San Diego Union, B-1, col. 1 (Oct. 12, 1980).
Dr. Allred's aversion to government subsidies did not prevent him from collecting approximately $3 million in public subsidies in 1980 for performing abortions. Dr. Allred's statements reflect the same philosophy as demonstrated by Margaret Sanger, the founder and heroine of Planned Parenthood when she said "[t]he most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not 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." E. Drogin, Margaret Sanger, Father of Modern Society 33 (1986), citing Gordon, Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America 33 (1976).
Neo Nazi Tom Metzger:
“Covertly invest into non-White areas, invest in ghetto abortionclinics. Help to raise money for free abortions, in primarily non-White areas. Perhaps abortion clinic syndicates throughout North America, thatprimarily operate in non-White areas and receive tax support, should bepromoted.”
Abortionist Edward Allred:
"I'd set up a clinic in Mexico for free if I could. Maybe one in Calexico would help. The survival of our society could be at stake. . . . The Aid to Families With Dependent Children program is the worst boondoggle ever created. When a sullen black woman can decide to have a baby and get welfare and food stamps and become a burden to all of us it's time to stop. In parts of South Los Angeles having babies for welfare is the only industry the people have."
Planned Parenthood Foundress Margaret Sanger:
"[t]he most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not 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."
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Here are some of the comments on this book from the above link:
A Shocking Look at Feminism's Patron Saint
"George Grant's writing is an invaluable asset to Americans in general, and to the pro-life Americans in particular. I am grateful for his leadership and courage to defend the sanctity of life, and to tell the truth at all costs."
Beverly LaHaye, President of Concerned Women for America
"George Grant is an international treasure. His brilliant mind is matched only by his beautiful prose. I am grateful for his timely and persistent prolificacy."
Geoffrey Still, President of Focus on the Family Canada
"Research, detail, accuracy. Three obvious distinctions of Dr. Grant's work."
David Clydesdale, composer, conductor, and recording artist
"When I read the writing of George Grant, I am struck by his anointed ability to analyze and discern his subjects. His depth of knowledge and clarity of thought will impact your life and sharpen your views."
James Robison, President of Life Outreach International
"George Grant is a prophetic figure whose wisdom and insight shines like a beacon through the contemporary fog of our culture, calling a generation drunk on modern myths back to sobriety in the truth of God's Word."
Steve Camp, composer, musician, and recording artist
"George Grant is a careful historian with an artist's touch. He communicates truth with grace and beauty."
Gary Whitby, columnist for Christianity Today
Dr. George Grant is the author of nearly three dozen books on history, politics, theology, and social issues, including the best-selling Grand Illusions, The Micah Mandate, and Bringing in the Sheaves. He is the director of King's Meadow Study Center, and instructor at Whitefield Theological Seminary, and a Teaching Fellow at Franklin Classical School.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
At a recent presidential forum, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York decried the failure of activists on both sides to work together to bring down the number of abortions. She repeated a mantra her husband made famous more than a decade ago: Abortion, she said, should be "safe, legal and rare."
Then Clinton paused and added deliberately: "And by rare, I mean rare."
So while keeping abortion legal, what steps can Hillary immediately take to help make abortion rare, "and by rare, I mean rare."
If Hillary is serious about making abortion "rare," there are some very serious steps she can take instantly that will reduce the number of abortions very quickly - - all without changing abortion laws.
One model Hillary could follow is the anti-smoking campaign. While cigarette smoking remains legal in this country, much is being done to discourage this behavior. Let's take a look at some of these steps and how they can be applied to making abortion rare.
1) When politicians want to discourage certain behaviors they usually put a tax on them.
Taxing anything reduces demand...this is just simple economics. Abortions usually cost in the range of $800 to $1,000. A 50% tax on abortions would certainly drive down the demand.
A tax on abortions? I know Democrats love taxes, but I don't see Hillary backing this one.
2) Public Service Announcements
We have seen the effectiveness of hip, targeted anti-smoking commercials in reducing teen smoking. Imagine Hillary popping on MTV for a PSA featuring a 3D ultrasound machine, and saying something like, "If you are pregnant and not sure what to do, don't harm this little guy. Get yourself to a crisis pregnancy center where they will treat both you and your unborn child with care and respect. "
Stop for a second and imagine the impact of Hillary sending a message like this to young women. It might not instantly make abortion rare, "and by rare I mean rare," but many lives would be saved.
Can we expect to see this from Hillary? Well, yes, if she was actually sincere about reducing the numbers of abortion.
3) Federally Funded Respect Life Education Campaign
Today, our schools have all kinds of campaigns wholly unrelated to Reading, Writing and Arithmatic. There is DARE teaching kids about the danger of drugs, anti-bullying campaigns, anti-smoking campaigns and all sorts of specials causes.
Certainly, if Hillary wants to make abortion rare, she would be willing to champion a massive federal education campaign in our schools to teach our children to Respect Life.Such a campaign could use the latest and best medical evidence and technological advancements to call for tolerance, compassion, and mercy toward the least of our brothers and sisters, the unborn. Focused on fetology and the humanity of the unborn, such a campaign would include public service announcements on television and radio as well as billboards throughout the country with a particular focus on inner city neighborhoods where the abortion rate is at epidemic proportions. This information would also be brought into classrooms across the country and a world class prolife curriculum would be developed for children K thru 12.
We know that up to ninety percent of women considering abortion choose life if they are permitted to view the child on an ultrasound. Bring these ultrasound videos into our public schools and make our unborn children the stars of scientific and factual public education campaign.
An ambitious public education campaign focused on the humanity of the unborn child is the least we should expect from a committed progressive like Hillary who, in her own words, wants to make abortion rare, "and by rare I mean rare."
Hillary's Surprising Solution
So does Hillary really want to make abortion rare? All of the above steps can be taken without making abortion illegal, without restricting a women's "right to choose," and without overruling Roe v Wade?
No, this is not what Hillary intends to do. She has another even more surprising solution.
FREE federally funded ABORTIONS !
The advent of socialized health care and massive taxpayer abortion subsidies may take the United States by stealth, unless the new health care bill proposed by Democrats Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Rep. John Dingle (D-MI) is vetoed by President Bush.
Now let's get this straight. If we look again at the anti-smoking campaign, one of the solutions was to drive down demand by making cigarettes more expensive with a cigarette tax.
Would Hillary really claim that she wanted to make smoking rare, "and by rare I mean rare," while at the same time advocating free cigarettes for everyone?
Abortions currently cost between $800 and $1,00 dollars and Hillary is claiming she wants to make abortion RARE while at the same time she is actually working to make them FREE.So does Hillary really want to make abortion rare or does she actually want to make them free?
Well, if you listen to Clinton's words, you can believe she wants to make abortion rare. But if you look at her voting record, you will realize she wants to make them free and plentiful.