April 03, 2008
Abortion and race: "A List of Different Prices We Charge Depending on the Week"
This made news about a week ago. Having to read it was bad enough but seeing and hearing it juxtaposed with pictures of a Democrat candidate makes it downright chilling, especially in light of his recent statement referring to his daughters, "if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." I read that 90% of Black America is supporting Obama. Even if that figure is wildly exaggerated, it amazes me the black community continues to support liberals and the blatantly destructive policies that are decimating their own population. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion
" One could say they are just cash strapped and need donations so bad to provide legitimate abortions for those in need. But then one would be wrong. "
"The newly released Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 2006-2007 annual report shows that the abortion behemoth has increased the number of abortions it committed from 264,943 in 2005 to 289,650 in 2006. Total revenue amounted to over one billion dollars, with the organization's profit margin - "excess of revenue over expenses" - soaring from $55.7 million in 2005 to $112 million in 2006. Taxpayer dollars played a major role in that profit with the report acknowledging the organization received over $336 million in government grants and contracts." -S
" Planned Parenthood makes me sick. I suggest they change their name to . "
Posted by RagnarDanneskold at April 03, 2008
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I agree, Jenn.
1. I believe that would be, "Pre-meditated Infanticide." ~JP
2. And the left calls the military "baby-killers".
Quite a link. Ragnar. Very compelling and should be on the main blog, not the pub blog where less will bother to view it.
Part of me relishes the fact that a lib organization gets nailed like this, since libs are forever accusing conservatives of veiled racism. However, I generally don't like stings and baiting tactics, and this is a little of both. I wonder what would happen if we called the wrong NRA fundraiser and offered to donate for some perverse reason. I bet if you made enough calls to enough fundraisers you could get some embarassing results.
Secondly, I know that many have tried to make abortion into a race issue, but I don't think it flies. Why not just debate abortion straight up? Injecting race strikes me as a tactic of, dare I say it, a typical left-wing person.
Abortion should not be debated as a race issue, but the fact remains there is one race whose population is being decimated by abortion
far more than others. It's an elephant in the room that can't be ignored. but IS being ignored by the left and particualrl.y by the race pimps on the left.
Some pro-life activists are charge that legalized abortion has led to a "black genocide" of more than 14 million unborn African-American babies.
" Between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 Blacks were lynched in the U.S. That number is surpassed in less than 3 days by abortion. "
" 1,452 African-American children are killed each day by the heinous act of abortion. "
" 3 out of 5 pregnant African-American women will abort their child. "
" Since 1973 there has been over 13 million Black children killed and their precious mothers victimized by the U.S. abortion industry. "
" Although black women constitute only 6% of the population, they comprise 36% of the abortion industryï¿½s clientele. The leading abortion providers have chosen to exploit blacks by locating 94% of their abortuaries in urban neighborhoods with high black populations. "
" This high rate of abortion has decimated the black family and destroyed black neighborhoods to the detriment of society at large. "
Countdown to Extinction
OK, but just be clear that there is not a conspiracy among abortion-rights advocates to abort more blacks. Arguably it is an unintended consequence of lib policies which have yielded high out-of-wedlock prenancy rates. It is similar to how lib education policies have yielded soaring high school dropout rates among black youth.
Again drawing from the gun-rights debate, I recall that the NAACP was a part of the anti-gun lawsuit against gun makers several years ago. The idea was that gun makers were conspiring to distribute guns to black neighborhoods, yielding a very high death rate among black youth from gun violence. The argument was very closely along the same lines as yours. In both cases it was a wrong approach.
6. Ack! Russell, I answered with quotes and links... I think it's being held for approval... I hope it gets through
7. No problem, I'll check back later. Also I suggest a title change. The current title does not do your post justice, nor does it really say what the post is truly about.
Well, I tried again. :-(
Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) said some pretty inflammatory things and had some very ugly ideas about eugenics and race. It could be that her actual words (that today would be massively politically incorrect) were caught in the filter.
This time I actually used the good sense that God gave me to write and save my post elsewhere. Little is more aggravating than to spend time writing and linking a lengthy post and then to have it disappear somewhere out in bits and bytes heaven.
Let's try it in parts...
OK, but just be clear that there is not a conspiracy among abortion-rights advocates to abort more blacks.
No Russell, you're wrong. Planned Parenthood history shows us that and the recent vile recordings show us it's still true today.
The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger was a despicable racist and examples can be found in her writings.
It was in 1939 that Sanger's larger vision for dealing with the reproductive practices of black Americans emerged. After the January 1939 merger of her Clinical Research Bureau and the ABCL to form the Birth Control Federation of America, Dr. Clarence J. Gamble was selected to become the BCFA regional director for the South. Dr. Gamble, of the soap-manufacturing Procter and Gamble company, was no newcomer to Sanger's organization. He had previously served as director at large to the predecessor ABCL.
Gamble lost no time and drew up a memorandum in November 1939 entitled "Suggestion for Negro Project." Acknowledging that black leaders might regard birth control as an extermination plot, he suggested that black leaders be place in positions where it would appear that they were in charge as it was at an Atlanta conference.
It is evident from the rest of the memo that Gamble conceived the project almost as a traveling road show. A charismatic black minister was to start a revival, with "contributions" to come from other local cooperating ministers. A "colored nurse" would follow, supported by a subsidized "colored doctor." Gamble even suggested that music might be a useful lure to bring the prospects to a meeting.
Sanger answered Gamble on Dec. 10. 1939, agreeing with the assessment. She wrote: "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 that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." In 1940, money for two "Negro Project" demonstration programs in southern states was donated by advertising magnate Albert D. Lasker and his wife, Mary.
"I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses...I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered."
(Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)
"Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock."
-Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.
"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.
"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.
10. "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. 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.
In "A Plan for Peace
," Sanger suggested Congress set up a special department to study population problems and appoint a "Parliament of Population." One of the main objectives of the "Population Congress" would be "to raise the level and increase the general intelligence of population." This would be accomplished by applying a "stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation [ in addition to tightening immigration laws] to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring."
Read more of Sanger In her own words
On blacks, immigrants and indigents
"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
On sterilization & racial purification
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial "purification," couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.
On the purpose of birth control
The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)
On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities
"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12
On the extermination of blacks
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon
IT is incomprehensible and it is beyond despicable that the very communities targeted by the heirs of this vile woman’s legacy blindly support the one political party that promotes and supports their destruction.
IT is incomprehensible and it is beyond despicable that the so-called 'racial leaders' fight for victim attention and yet studiously ignore the one thing that truly victimizes their community.
Are you sure that blacks have more abortions than whites?
I have always thought of blacks as being more against abortion, and more likely to have a child out of wedlock than a white woman.
Yes, I'm sure.
Who's having abortions (race)?
While white women obtain 60% of all abortions, their abortion rate is well below that of minority women. Black women are more than 3 times as likely as white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are roughly 2 times as likely.
Yes, I'm sure.
In the 41 areas for which race was adequately reported, approximately 55% of women who obtained legal induced abortions were known to be white, 35% were black, and 7% were of other races; for 3% of the women, race was unknown. (Table 9). The abortion ratio for black women (503 per 1,000 live births) was 3.0 times the ratio for white women (167 per 1,000 live births). Additionally, the abortion ratio for women of other races (329 per 1,000 live births) was 2.0 times the ratio for white women. The abortion rate for black women (30 per 1,000 women) was 3.1 times the rate for white women (10 per 1,000 women), whereas the abortion rate for women of other races (22 per 1,000 women) was 2.2 times the rate for white women.
� Race/ethnicity. Of women obtaining abortions, 41% were non-Hispanic white, 32% were non-Hispanic black and 20% were Hispanic. The remaining women were Asian or Pacific Islander (6%) or Native American (1%).*� Between 1994 and 2000, the proportion of women obtaining abortions who were Asian or Pacific Islander increased.
The lowest abortion rate of all the racial and ethnic groups examined was among white women (13 per 1,000), while the highest rate was among black women (49 per 1,000). Hispanic and Asian women had abortion rates slightly higher than average (33 and 31 per 1,000, respectively).*� Between 1994 and 2000, abortion rates fell for all groups but Asians; the drop was largest (20%) among white women.
White women also had a lower pregnancy rate than any of the other racial or ethnic groups and, with only 18% of pregnancies ending in abortion, were the most likely to carry their pregnancies to term.
Black women's high abortion rate reflects both their high pregnancy rate and the high proportion of conceptions (43%) that ended in abortion. Hispanic women had the highest pregnancy rate of all the racial and ethnic groups (132 per 1,000); one-quarter of pregnancies ended in abortion.
Thanks for the info, Ragnar. I am going to look into this further when I get a chance, because racism in early progressivism, i.e. people like Mary Lease, is an interest of mine.
I still would say that the info about Margaret Sanger is not relevent to the expose/sting from youtube that you linked to. I'm sure that virtually all people from Planned Parentood would disavow her racist theories. In fact, if Sanger herself were alive today, I bet she would have changed her mind, just as, for example, Strom Thurmond did.
I still say that to inject race into the abortion debate is wrong and to use the methods employed in the Youtube sting was wrong.
17. I'm sure that virtually all people from Planned Parentood would disavow her racist theories.
Except for the fact that they positively responded to the sting all over the country.
I read somehwere (in that myriad of links) they havenever actually disavowed Sangers racism, but merely ignored it. That's quite a difference.
Also, if we look at where their clinics are being built, we can see the clientele they are targeting.
The sting was a contrived trap that proves nothing. Any org would bend over backwards to avoid offending a donor. Again, don't you think that if you called enough NRA reps offering to donate for offensive reasons, you could get some similarly embarassing results. If you've ever done fund-raising, you know how hard it is to get donors.
As for the clinic locations, they are likely just going where the market is. I recall once a Center for Science in the Public Interest (aka lefty junk science, Inc) study claiming that the liquor industry targets the ghetto, presumably as a conspiracy to create as many black alcoholics as possible. In both cases there was no conspiracy, just supply meeting demand.
I would say to you the same thing I say to libs who are forever accusing (e.g.) Rush Limbaugh of racism. Racism is a serious charge that requires serious evidence, preferably a confession from the lips of the accused. It is all too easy to accuse racism. Circumstantial evidence (the clinic locations) or contrived evidence is not enough.
We have to be careful that we don't do to planned parenthood the same thing that libs did to Trent Lott.
I hope that some others will weigh in.
19. As for the clinic locations, they are likely just going where the market is.
Or are they CREATING a market by being there? Quite a conundrum, eh?
Why a Starbucks on every corner? To make it easy to GET NEW CUSTOMERS. Marketing principles are the same whether for coffee or abortions.
We don't have to be careful about anything regarding Planned Parenthood. They are a vile organization, sucking hundreds of millions of dollars off the public tit, lying to people, and ruining untold generations of young girls with their propaganda, all while making BILLIONS of dollars.
While Planned Parenthood made $972 milion in its 2005-2006 annual report, last fiscal year it brought in $1.017 billion.
Planned Parenthood reveals it has doubled "excess of revenue over expenses" funds from $55.7 million in 2005 to $112 million in 2006.
We absolutely part company on planned Parenthood and quite frankly now that the Girl Scouts have allied with them, we will part company with that old formerly venerable institution. In fact, the Girl Scouts have turn to Planned Parenthood for their anything-goes-as-long-as-it-goes-with-a-condom brand of sex education.
This year marks the 95th birthday of the Girl Scouts. A turning point came in 1970. This was the year feminist icon Betty Friedan was put on the national governing board. It wasn't long before the Girl Scouts began purging its materials of all positive references to homemakers.
As far as institutiona racism at Planned Parenthood,
A sophomore studying at UCLA recently released shocking recordings uncovering continued racism at Planned Parenthoods around the country. Pro-life student Lila Rose hired an actor to call the development offices of various Planned Parenthood sites and ask that the potential donation be only used to abort black babies. The responses were shocking. Not a single person with whom the actor spoke said no. In fact, one woman said the request was "understandable" and that she was "excited" to process it.
Understandable? No, in fact, it is incomprehensible! To single out a specific sub-sect of our society based on a judgment call regarding their skin color for the purpose of murdering their offspring is horrifying. But that's just what Margaret Sanger had in mind when she began Planned Parenthood. In various writings Sanger references her "Negro Project" which was a plan to reduce the number of black children through abortion, sterilization and birth control. She was a firm believer in eugenics, the idea that through proper breeding humans could eliminate undesirables from society.
Ideas have consequences. One of the consequences of eugenics is today's abortion industry. Planned Parenthood sets up shop in largely minority communities under the mask of helping poor women.
Planned Parenthood has not stood, loudly OR quietly, and disavowed Margaret Sanger. Until such time as they do, they are as complicit as she in her racism. Instead they hide their history.
Do you honestly believe that if Black America KNEW the history of Planned Parenthood and its evil founder these statistics would be so horrible?
And I suggest that THREE times the abortion rate of whites is not accidental, just thoroughly appalling "serious evidence".
RG said: "As for the clinic locations, they are likely just going where the market is."
RD said: "Or are they CREATING a market by being there? Quite a conundrum, eh? "
Sure, either is a possibility. But unless we have some evidence, such as an internal memo, we cannot prove the second, accusatory possibility. And if we want to accuse, we need to have proof. Otherwise we are no better than libs like 'Media matters' who accuse without proof.
As for the sting, again I regard that as a sham. Fundraisers are not in business to turn down donations. My favorite charity does work in Africa and Asia. If someone called them and wanted to direct their donation to Asia on the grounds that they hated Africans, I'm sure the donation would be accepted. And it would be put to good use, in Asia. If the wrong volunteer took the call, she might even make some conciliatory comment to smooth the donation process. It proves zip, zero, nada about the overall orientation of the org.
In fact, the only thing it proves to me is that the person or org. that made the phony calls is deceptive and not to be trusted.
Lastly your statement that "We don't have to be careful about anything regarding Planned Parenthood...." is just crazy. We have to be careful about any accusation of racism, if for no other reason than if our wild accusation is proven wrong, our credibility is damaged.