Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hillary Receives Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood

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Last Friday evening in Houston, Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State, received the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood, with much gratitude.

The award says it is presented annually to recognize "Leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement."

Some are shocked, however, that she would even receive the award given the namesake of the award and some of the beliefs of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Let me tell you about Sanger. There is also a new study out linking more negative effects to abortion.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, told ONENEWSNOW that she is shocked, "that Planned Parenthood is not more savvy with its public relations work."

She noted that Sanger was a leading eugenicist.

Eugenics is the study of, or the belief in, the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or, of a human population, by discouraging reproduction among certain trait groups and has been often linked to racial supremacy or purity groups.

Sir Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, is credited with defining and developing the field.

Hitler was probably the most famous practitioner, however, Wikipedia lists Margaret Sanger as one of the prominent supporters of eugenics from it's inception.

Dannenfelser says Sanger, "was very frank about her desire to exterminate African Americans, to 'purify the race'." She says Sanger once referred to blacks as "human weeds".

Dannenfelser further says President Obama should be insisting that Planned Parenthood, "Cut its association with a woman who was bent on 'exterminating his race'."

I'm wondering if Obama or Clinton, for that matter, know the history of the founder of their prize organization. I suppose there has been a lot of revision and deletion where possible to expunge those kinds of remarks by Sanger from the record.

Maybe abortion is that important to them. What President Obama did not recognize as racial hate sermons in 20 years of attendance at Rev. Wright's church, became clear in a moment when his political career was suddenly in peril.

Or maybe the abortion industry feels so secure, they don't care.

Steven Ertelt, at LIFENEWS says a new study has been released that affirms that abortion is linked to future relational problems, more domestic violence, sexual dysfunction in women and a 385% greater risk to be conflicted over drugs.

These are trying times for people of faith. Marriage, family, the sanctity of life, personal freedoms and the financial foundations of our country are under assault.

Thousands of years ago, a prophet spoke to the people of faith in their time of challenge. I give you his words for today:

"Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40: 30-31.

Wait. Walk. Run. Soar.

God is with you.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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  1. How deceptive of Gary to try and lump Sanger in with Hitler. From Wikipedia, here is what Sanger had to say about the Nazi eliminationist policies "All the news from Germany is sad & horrible, and to me more dangerous than any other war going on any where because it has so many good people who applaud the atrocities & claim its right. The sudden antagonism in Germany against the Jews & the vitriolic hatred of them is spreading underground here & is far more dangerous than the aggressive policy of the Japanese in Manchuria"

    The Wikipedia article Gary links to also lists conservative hero Winston Churchill, Republican President Theodore Roosevelt and playwright George Bernard Shaw, whom Gary quoted lovingly when he had something nasty to say about Darwin. Since Gary had nothing to say about eugenics when Bush was hero worshiping and comparing himself to him, one can only conclude that this sudden concern about eugenics re:Sanger is merely more situational ethics from Gary and FFN. It seems the only core belief they hold is "whatever gets them power and political gain."

  2. anon 10:38 Did I miss something? Gary is talking about blacks. Are you saying Sanger did NOT express racial views against the blacks?
    Did Gary receive some award named for a famous eugenist? Where did he say it was okay for Churchill, Roosevelt or Shaw to support that?
    Did these people make public statements against other races? If so, where?
    I just re-read his blog on Darwin. I did not see nasty remarks. I saw someone who strongly disagres with Darwin's theory. Is disageement nasty?
    Relax. You are overheating. The truth is that Sanger made a lot of negative remarks about African Americans. Why should she be honored? Oh, that's right, because she advanced abortion. That's the most important issue here.

  3. I just read Wikipedia. They, not Gary, lump, as you say, Hitler in with Sanger.

  4. 10:59 AM,

    Isn't it interesting that the ONLY place one can find these alleged racist sayings of Sanger's is on anti-abortion sites, which obviously have an agenda. What's really telling though, is not a single one provides a source for these alleged quotes, a when and where Sanger said these things. My guess is these are like the Barton's so-called "unverified quotations".

    Isn't it telling that you demand and where and when for any alleged racist sayings by the other eugenics proponents listed, but are unconcerned about the absolute lack of same for those sayings attributed to Sanger. Could this have anything to do with Sanger's being linked to Planned Parenthood and your stance on reproductive choice? Situational ethics much?

    I never said that Gary was OK with Churchill and others supporting eugenics. I merely made the point that out of a list of eugenics supporters in the Wikipedia article, Gary dishonestly chose to highlight only Sanger and Hitler.

    From Gary's post on Darwin (quoting Shaw)"Darwinism is certainly needed, however, in order to pose as a philosopher, since it is primarily a worldview. And an awful one," I can't imagine any scenario in which you would not perceive calling your worldview "an awful one" as being nasty. But I guess those situational ethics are coming into play yet again, so calling a worldview with which you disagree awful is OK.

    Yes, Wikipedia did lump Sanger (and others, including conservative heroes) in with Hitler. Gary is the one, who dishonestly cited only Sanger and Hitler.

  5. So Gary was supposed to name everyone listed in those pages on Wikipedia? Get real. He said Hitler was the most famous person who practiced it. He said Sanger supported the feild of study according to Wikipedia, and quoted someone else in a news source regarding Sanger's comments. By the way, Sanger is not only quoted by pro-life people, her comments on the subject of blacks are out there and most everyone knows it.

  6. They are out there, and everyone know it, yet you fail to provide a source. When and where did Sanger say these things? What was the context of the two word "quote" that Gary highlights? If they are indeed out there, then why no source from you?

  7. "Isn't it interesting that the ONLY place one can find these alleged racist sayings of Sanger's is on anti-abortion sites"

    Too funny , ya think Planned Parenthood will quote people who have been involved in abortion rights saying racist comments ?

    Like the republican party will quote Lincoln saying that "

    "I would never share my dinner table with a negro"

    Of course not , they would quoye the gettysburg Address or something uplifting he said , not something he said that exposed a weakness in his charcter or culture of the time . Get a clue . But I still put my respect and honor the memory of Lincoln over the Sangers and/or those who saw taking the life of people in minorities as a plus for society . Thats sick . If you were not pro choice and obviously an idealogue needing to see all those who support your views as pure ,
    you would agree. I doubt you are a racist or support such views that Sanger did .

  8. Anon. 1:24. Gary gave you a source. He linked to the source where he got the story. Why don't you go off at one news now? Oh, they are not as generous as Gary. They don't accept critism and dissent. So you should just go ahead and take on FFN, because no one else gives you that kind of freedom.

  9. The "source" Gary cited provides neither the where on when Sanger alleged the two words that are attributed to her, nor does it provide any sort of context. One News Now isn't a news source put AFA's propaganda outlet. The don't report, they merely regurgitate press-releases from right-wing groups. Gary then rewrites ONN stories for many of his blog posts.

    Actually, ONN censors their comments just as Gary does. In fact, they seem to let through the same number of opposing comments as Gary.

    Besides, as AFA's propaganda wing, ONN is an anti-choice organization as well. You made the claim that these racist quotes attributed to Sanger are available from non anti-abortion sites, but are unable to produce a single one.

  10. Isn't it interesting that the ONLY place one can find these alleged racist sayings of Sanger's is on anti-abortion sites, which obviously have an agenda.

    Yes and the source of the worst are from a book by conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza and appear nowhere else in spite of the huge volume of documented writings and correspondence of Margaret.

    Oh and yes she used the term 'eugenics' which at the time meant any form of deliberate birth control aimed at reducing unintended pregnancy. In her usage anyone who takes birth control or uses a condom is praciticing 'eugenics'.

    Also what isn't told is Margaret Sanger was concerned with making sure all women had access to preventative birth control - she didn't advocate abortions.

    Imagine that.


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