Planned Parenthood will be celebrating 104 years of murdering unborn babies tomorrow.
Despite repeated promises by Republicans to defund the baby butchers and the renewed hype about appointing pro-life justices to the Supreme Court and ending abortion following the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, there’s no end in sight to Margaret Sanger’s goal of using eugenics and infanticide to weed out “unfit” and unwanted babies before they are born.
As the founder of the American Birth Control League — which later became Planned Parenthood — Margaret Sanger was a firm believer in eugenics, a movement aimed at improving the genetic composition of the human race.
The use of the word eugenics — it means “well-born” — originated in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, a British scholar and cousin of Charles Darwin. Galton believed the condition of the human race could be improved via the selective breeding of individuals possessing desired traits. This is commonly referred to as “positive eugenics.”
Sanger was a believer in “negative eugenics” and used it as a basis to create the organization that would become Planned Parenthood. In her rejection of positive eugenics, Sanger connected birth control and eugenics when she wrote:
“Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenicists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods. Eugenics without Birth Control seems to us a house builded upon the sands. It is at the mercy of the rising stream of the unfit.”
In the 1930s, Sanger used negative eugenics to create the “Negro Project,” a plan designed to “kill off the black race.” And it was her work in eugenics that inspired Adolf Hitler to eventually slaughter over six-million Jews.
Despite these horrific facts, Planned Parenthood will celebrate its 104th birthday tomorrow, which is 104 more birthdays than each of the millions of unborn babies slaughtered on the hedonist altar of sexual self-indulgence were able to celebrate.
With Trump and the GOP facing another Blue Tsunami next month, the recent death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg presented them with an opportunity to once again pretend to be pro-life with the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court; touting her as a strict constructionist judge, despite her track record of being a conservative fraud.
Barrett has also taken the focus off the fact that Trump and the GOP have provided record-breaking amounts of taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood after repeated promises to defund the baby butchers.
There’s nothing in Donald Trump’s past to indicate that he’s truly pro-life. During the 2016 campaign, his views on abortion and Planned Parenthood funding were nearly identical to those of Hillary Clinton.
The promise to end abortion through the Supreme Court is nothing but a con job, and Republicans have been playing in on voters for decades.
The Supreme Court has been dominated by Republican appointments since before the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. In fact, Roe v. Wade — a ruling Republicans claim can be overturned by Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment — was a 7-2 decision made by a court dominated by Republican appointees.
Republican-appointed justices held a 6-3 majority when Roe was decided. Five of these six justices voted in favor of Roe. Democrat-appointed justices weren’t even necessary for Roe to pass.
In the Orwellian world of Republican Party politics, Supreme Court appointees and other worthless gestures like Trump’s “Protect Life Rule” denying Title X funds to abortion providers have become the norm every election season. Such empty gestures allows them to appear to be advancing the pro-life cause while simultaneously clearing the way for Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry to continue raking in billions of dollars — most of it coming from taxpayers.
Still, we’re continuing to hear shouts of SUPREME COURT! SUPREME COURT! from the so-called pro-life movement along with praise for Trump’s appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. On the same day Barrett dodged questions about the abortion issue, LifeNews.com donned it MAGA® hat in celebration of her appointment, saying that her performance is why they supported Trump in 2016 and will do so again next month.
Judge Amy Coney Barret's excellent performance here today is a reminder of why we supported President Trump over Hillary Clinton and why we will vote for him again in November!
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) October 14, 2020
In the article I wrote a few days ago questioning Barrett’s strict-constructionist credentials (or lack thereof), I reminded my readers that she would likely be just like every other Republican appointee when it comes to overturning Roe v. Wade. In a 2013 lecture at Notre Dame on the 40th anniversary of the decision, she said as much:
“I think it is very unlikely at this point that the court is going to overturn Roe [v. Wade], or Roe [v. Wade] as curbed by [Planned Parenthood v.] Casey. The fundamental element, that the woman has a right to choose abortion, will probably stand. The controversy right now is about funding. It’s a question of whether abortions will be publicly or privately funded.”
“Motherhood is a privilege, but it comes at a price. A woman who wants to become pregnant accepts this price, but in an unplanned pregnancy the woman faces the difficulties of pregnancy unwillingly.”
Amy Coney Barrett isn’t alone in her opinion that the Supreme Court won’t overturn Roe v. Wade. Several Republican Senators have been saying the same thing recently, particularly those likely to lose their reelection next month.
“I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is very minimal. I don’t see that happening,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said last month while facing off against Democrat Theresa Greenfield in a debate hosted by Iowa PBS.
In his final debate against Democrat John Hickenlooper, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) addressed the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and a ruling affirming a same-sex couple’s right to marriage. “Both cases are settled law … and that precedent should be respected,” Gardner said.
Though not up for reelection, so-called conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) argued at Barrett’s hearing that Democrats are overhyping the threat to abortion rights.
“From watching debates in circumstances like this one and in protests outside the Supreme Court of the United States, you’d have the impression that if Roe v. Wade didn’t exist, that all of a sudden abortion would immediately become illegal in every state. That assumes a lot of things contrary to evidence.”
Lee said it’s “simply not the case” that the “availability of an abortion or lack thereof is contingent on anyone’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.”
Based on their history of betrayal and the current political climate, Republicans have no intention of ending abortion, nor do they have any intention of at least defunding Planned Parenthood.
Happy Birthday, Planned Parenthood! Your multi-million dollar taxpayer-funded present is in the mail . . . courtesy of Trump and the GOP.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.