“The most merciful thing a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” –Margaret Sanger
America does not have a gun problem; we have an apathy problem. Our consciences have been seared, and protecting the innocent is no longer a priority. We have become desensitized to evil, the very evil that has led to life being devalued in the United States. If polls show that the majority of American citizens do not approve of taxpayer funding of abortion, why do we continually pay for this brutal act? If the average American doesn’t speak up, at least Christians should.
Less than two percent of abortions are due to rape or a mother’s life being threatened, so why do we rarely hear an honest discussion about reducing or eliminating the 98% of abortions performed because of convenience, selfishness, and other unbiblical reasons? Furthermore, why do we continue allowing government to force all working Americans to pay for all of abortions in America?
In Psalm 139:13-16, the Bible teaches about God creating life:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful…. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
We need to look at how this ongoing evil has come to be accepted; and in order to do this, it’s important to expose Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s legacy of death.
The following is an excerpt from Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America:
Ninety-six. Remember this number. A baby is aborted at a Planned Parenthood facility somewhere in America every 96 seconds. In that same amount of time, Planned Parenthood receives about $1,056 taxpayer dollars. That equals eleven dollars a second and allows them to abort 910 lives every day. How did it get to the point in America where we kill our own and call it a choice? It sure did not happen overnight, but it does occur – Every 96 seconds…
Eugenics: Shocking history of a Warped Worldview
Most everyone would consider Adolf Hitler pure evil, and yet few people know he was as inspired by the eugenics movement in America as Margaret Sanger was about Germany’s progress. Eugenics is the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics), OR encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics). Hold on to your coffee while we connect some dots.
In her 1922 book The Pivot of Civilization, Margaret Sanger wrote:
Constructive Eugenics aims to arouse the enthusiasm or the interest of the people in the welfare of the world fifteen or twenty generations in the future. On its negative side it shows us that 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 – that the wealth of individuals and of states is being diverted from the development and the progress of human expression and civilization.
What Adolf Hitler did to millions of Jews through eugenics and sterilization, Margaret Sanger has dwarfed by pioneering a movement causing the abortion of over one hundred million babies in the United States alone. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger promoted a eugenic ideology that eventually led to the gas chambers in Germany. A truth seeking, fair-minded person cannot read Sanger’s writings without seeing her influence in America and the world.
Sanger’s publication, The Birth Control Review, was founded in 1917; and through the years, she often published articles from eugenicists such as Ernst Rudin.
Ernst Rudin (1874-1952) was a psychiatrist who worked as Adolf Hitler’s director of genetic sterilization and founded the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene, which was Germany’s racial purity program. But what most people fail to realize is that it was the United States that led the forced sterilization movement, which began on the mentally ill and on prisoners. Between 1907 and 1939, more than 30,000 people in twenty-nine states were sterilized, many of them unknowingly or against their will, while they were incarcerated in American prisons or mental institutions. Nearly half the operations were carried out in California.
In 1932, Margaret Sanger published “A Plan for Peace” in the April issue of her Birth Control Review, which included the following as part of her agenda:
“To give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization. To apportion farm lands and homesteads for these segregated persons where they would be taught to work under competent instructors for their entire lives.
- “The first step would thus be to control the intake and output of morons, mental defectives, epileptics.
- “The second step would be to take an inventory of the secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope fiends; classify them in special departments under government medical protection; and segregate them on farms and open spaces as long as necessary…
Ernst Rudin’s article, “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need”, was also published in 1932 in Sanger’s Birth Control Review journal. The following year, Rudin drafted the Nazi Sterilization Law in Germany that originally called for the sterilization of “schizophrenics”, “alcoholics”, and “manic-depressives” – the subjects of Rudin’s research. As these legal sterilizations began, programs were already underway to sterilize “black” Germans and expanded to include Jews, Gypsies, and, in the words of Rudin, other “inferior race types.” This led to the establishment of a killing program that began at several of Germany’s psychiatric hospitals.
After World War II had concluded, the horrors of eugenics and Nazi atrocities – including the use of concentration camps, human experimentation, and the gas chamber – were exposed. Sanger acted deceptively and quickly to attempt to distance herself and the Birth Control League from the Third Reich’s “Final Solution”. Her idea to change the name of her organization was a shrewd one, desiring no trace of her close Nazi associations. Until that time, the birth control and the eugenics movements were nearly impossible to separate…
At the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, Allied prosecutors recited the appalling account of Nazi crimes, including the practice of forced sterilization. One of the excuses given by the German Socialists who defended their drastic population control measures was that they were inspired by the progress of the birth control movement in the United States, which was not a lie. By 1956, abortion became legal in eleven more European nations; and within another few years, UN Agencies would begin to subsidize Planned Parenthood programs in many other countries…
Some may argue that Planned Parenthood is not just about choice, but also about women’s health, and they provide other services such as counseling. If they make money with every single abortion, but lose money if a young woman changes her mind and walks out their door, which way do you think Planned Parenthood ‘counsels’ girls? Of all pregnant girls and women seen by Planned Parenthood, 91% end up having abortions. First of all, thank God for the nine percent!
Recent statistics show that the ratio of aborted babies to adoption referrals is 340 to 1. For every one potential adoption, 340 lives are destroyed. Total Planned Parenthood health center income from all of their “services” is nearly $405 Million. When we add the federal funding to this figure, it is over $1 Billion dollars! Planned Parenthood has now grown to nearly 900 clinics across America.
We must pray that America miraculously develops a conscience again and that Christian hearts are softened. Our ministers, pastors, and priests must get involved again and talk openly about abortion. We must also elect more conservative, pro-life, and pro-family representatives to local and state legislatures. This truly is one of the most important battles in our culture because our rights – including out right to life – comes from God. We need to tell people the truth and highlight the contrast of two completely opposite worldviews.
“It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stop breeding these things. Stop bringing to birth children whose inheritance cannot be one of health or intelligence. Stop bringing into the world children whose parents cannot provide for them. Herein lies the key of civilization.” – Margaret Sanger
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; Jeremiah 1:5
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