Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hillary Receives Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood

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Update: Organizational work continues on next step in defense of marriage. Will keep you posted.

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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