Planned Parenthood has targeted and killed millions of innocent Americans through abortion, according to its own annual reports.1 These were precious children whose God-given right to life was stolen.
Planned Parenthood deemed them unworthy of basic human rights –something it has perfected during its entire 105-year2 history.
It starts with using language that de-humanizes victims of abortion. On September 21, 2022, politician Stacey Abrams made the absurd claim3 that, “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks.3 It’s a manufactured sound…”
Within about a day, Planned Parenthood changed its website. Prior to Abrams’ statement, the Planned Parenthood website acknowledged4 the heartbeat. In response to this statement, the webpage was updated to use vague and medically questionable terms.
Planned Parenthood has always denied basic human dignity, and it began more than one hundred years ago. Enter eugenics.
Eugenics is the belief that a perfect race of humans can exist by controlling who is allowed to have children. Within eugenics, the powerful decide who is “fit” and who is “unfit” to live. Only the fit are allowed to reproduce. The unfit are removed from the gene pool.
The harsh truth is Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was an unapologetic eugenicist.
Sanger listed4 which members of society she considered “unfit” and how to eliminate them:
Feeble-minded persons, habitual congenital criminals, those afflicted with inheritable disease, and others found biologically unfit by authorities qualified [to] judge should be sterilized or, in cases of doubt, should be so isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding.
Sanger was skilled at making eugenics seem like compassion.
She would list the struggles of impoverished families to garner sympathy for her population control agenda. She often said she wanted women to have birth control so that they would not die in childbirth or so that their children would not be hungry or sick. She’d focus on women having the choice to use birth control, even though she also championed the use of force for those who didn’t comply.
Behind Sanger’s insincere rhetoric, though, were horrifying proposals. One was called the “American Baby Code.”
In 1934, Sanger published an article in American Weekly criticizing President Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration because it didn’t have a “code”6 for “reducing the number of mouths that each wage-earner must feed.” Sanger wrote: “there has been an overproduction of babies, or, at least, an improper distribution of them.”
Sanger wanted government-mandated population control. And she proposed a legal code to make it happen. In her American Baby Code:
- Men and women have no legal right to become parents “without a permit for parenthood.” (Article 4)
- “Permits for parenthood” shall only be issued to “married couples, providing they are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases…” (Article 5)
- “No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.” (Article 6)
Sanger wanted states to tax counties that had too many births and to use the revenue to increase population control measures.
I have said it before, but the solution to poverty shouldn’t be to kill the poor. But what is more horrific, is that Sanger specifically targeted racial minorities.
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Citations and Resources
- Planned Parenthood 2020-2021 Annual Report
- The History and Impact of Planned Parenthood
- Stacey Abrams “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks”
- Planned Parenthood Acknowledged the heartbeat
- The Public Papers of Margaret Sanger
- America needs a “code” for babies