Margaret Sanger’s Racist Legacy lives on at Planned Parenthood
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I believe Planned Parenthood is a morally bankrupt institution, whose legacy of restricting what Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg described as “growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of” is written in the blood of tens of millions of black children who never had the chance to see the light of day. Their denials to the contrary, the facts continue to indict their ongoing attempts to exterminate as many “undesirables”, as Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger called them, as possible.
From the sting that revealed an all too eager willingness on the part of several Planned Parenthood clinics to accept a donation from a man who explicitly expressed that it be used to kill black babies, to the statistics that reveal black women account for over a third of all abortions, even though they are only 13 percent of the population, they have been caught red-handed – literally – in their gruesome task of carrying on Sanger’s “Negro Project.”
Just when I thought I couldn’t be more incensed at their actions and agenda, I was made aware of this Planned Parenthood job announcement:
SENIOR PRESS OFFICER – AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDIA
Develops and executes media relations and other communications strategies designed to reach African-American audiences through targeted outreach to African-American media and popular culture outlets, as well as to general news organizations with large African-American audiences. Promotes an accurate understanding among African-Americans of Planned Parenthood’s critical role as a provider of lifesaving preventive health care and family planning to millions of Americans from every community, including the African-American community, as well as promotes policy and advocacy goals of Planned Parenthood. Proactively pitches stories and provides Planned Parenthood national staff and staff at local Planned Parenthood organizations, or “affiliates,” across the country with training and resources to pitch stories to all media. Provides guidance to local Planned Parenthood organizations so that they can generate significant, strategic local media coverage of interest to African-American audiences through local mainstream news organizations, African-American papers and radio stations, local TV, blogs and other venues. Also serves as a member of the national media team and will participate frequently in efforts to pitch stories of interest to other audiences in addition to African-American audiences.
The rest of it is here if you care to read it.
If asked, I’m sure they’ll say they need someone to counter what they will call distortions and untruths about their intentions regarding the black community.
Increasingly, black pro-life advocates, especially in the faith community, are opening the eyes of their congregants and communities to the black genocide of abortion. Through education campaigns and billboards, these brave and morally upright people are pushing back against the narrative of the liberals and self-anointed black leadership, telling us to ignore our pro-life values in favor of their political agenda.
In my book, SELLOUT: Musings from Uncle Tom’s Porch, I take these charlatans who claim to lead us, and the black church, to task for selling their souls for worldly gain:
Somewhere along the way, he [Rev. Jesse Jackson] and the majority of the black church decided that political power was more valuable than obeying the Lord Who knew us and called to us while we were still in the womb. The black church silenced itself to gain favor in political circles, yet every Sunday the congregations dance, sing and shout to God Who grieves as the blood of unborn innocents cries out to Him, drowning out their displays of emotion.
Planned Parenthood’s role in this slaughter of black innocents is particularly troubling because the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a known instigator of eugenics, who called for a “pure” population through controlling the reproduction of “undesirable people.” Her “Negro Project” was aimed at reducing the number of children born to American blacks because she viewed us as inferior. Therefore, she recruited the black church to bear the seeds of our own destruction:
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 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.
Today, black pastors like Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton act as the “colored ministers” who lead the black population to embrace self destruction. They admonish other black pastors and congregations not to be misled by conservatives promoting the sanctity of human life or traditional marriage, despite all the evidence of the harm caused to the black community by their neglect or repudiation of those principles or institutions. They have abandoned their vows to the Lord for political glory here on earth.
And where is the NAACP in all of this? Instead of chasing racist bogeymen in the Tea Party movement, they ought to be a leading voice against black genocide. Instead, these black elites are in lockstep with their co-founder, W.E.B. DuBois, who contributed to Margaret Sanger’s periodical, Birth Control Review, in 1932:
“The mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.”
Not all of today’s “colored ministers” are sold out to the “Negro Project”, however, and they must be having an effect, because Planned Parenthood is looking to hire someone whose direct focus is on the black community. If that doesn’t indicate an inordinate focus on blacks as abortion targets, then what does it mean? Why do they need someone to deliver their message specifically to black people?
I’m reading Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom, and his account of his days as a slave is heart-wrenching. It is telling to me how the slave masters had no compulsions about separating children from their parents, mothers from fathers, and essentially preventing the bonds of family from ever taking hold.
Their casual disregard for the lives of black people, who they saw as property, chills me even though it’s history – or is it?
Does Planned Parenthood see black people as human beings or enhancements to their bottom line?
Seeing as how they’re looking for the next smooth talker to “straighten out that idea” about killing unborn black children, I’m grateful to our “more rebellious members” like Dr. Alveda King, Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr., Rev. Walter Hoye, my friend Day Gardner, and so many others.
Dr. King recently narrated a movie about the abortion industry called Blood Money, and she is faithful to the ideals of her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who once said, “The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety.”
Dr. King and her contemporaries battle every day against the methodical annihilation of our people through abortion, which has already taken more lives than the Ku Klux Klan and the lynch mobs could ever have dreamed, and robbed our communities of billions of dollars that could have given hope to the most desperate among us.
I salute them for standing against evil and heeding the words of her uncle, who lauded the early Christian church as “not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.”
Ron Miller writes at Regular Folks United.