2016| Week of October 17 | #1173
One hundred years. That’s how long Planned Parenthood has been around doing its dastardly and deadly work. Of course this milestone is being widely and wildly celebrated by the nation’s largest abortion provider, encouraging people to support them in every way. Frankly, I see nothing to be celebrated, but rather mourned.
Planned Parenthood has its roots in early American activist, Margaret Sanger. Sanger opened the nation’s first birth-control center on October 16, 1916, followed 5 years later with the American Birth Control League which became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942.
Sanger was involved with eugenics, which basically says to improve society, we must prevent those someone deems “unfit” from procreating. Only those select “fit” people should have babies according to those who believe this philosophy. Sanger believed birth control was the way to keep the “unfit” from reproducing. She also believed African-Americans fell into that “unfit” category. In 1939, Sanger began The Negro Project, which was designed to push birth control in African-American communities and was promoted as a solution to poverty and high birth rates.
Eventually as Sanger built and promoted Planned Parenthood, abortion came to be promoted as birth control, and the organization began performing legal abortions after the infamous US Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade in January 1973—and they have been doing them ever since.
In honor of this organizational milestone, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards wrote in a Time magazine op-ed, “since the legalization of abortion in 1973, Planned Parenthood has proudly provided abortion care and fought every effort to roll back our rights….We are part of the fabric of American life in all 50 states.”
Since 1973, Planned Parenthood has killed millions of babies. In fact, nearly 60 million babies have been aborted and Planned Parenthood is responsible for the vast majority of these baby killings.
A pro-life coalition pushing back against this 100 year celebration issued a statement saying rather than a celebration this anniversary is a “tragic milestone for our nation and a reminder of the millions of unborn children who will never have a birthday.” This statement includes the assertion that in just the last 3 years, “Planned Parenthood has committed nearly one million abortions while receiving a total of $1.5 billion from the American people, against our will.”
In Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood is celebrating its 80th year. Over these years Planned Parenthood has both grown and downsized—with most of the down-sizing coming in the last 5 years. At one time, Planned Parenthood abortion facilities littered the state. Today, only 2 such facilities remain in operation, one in Milwaukee and one in Madison. Even the non-abortion-providing Planned Parenthood facilities are fewer than they have been in decades, with no more than 18—and the majority of those are clustered in southeastern Wisconsin. While we are glad for the decline, we must still reckon with the over 500,000 abortions committed in Wisconsin since 1973—and yes, Planned Parenthood is responsible for most of those.
Even with these realities, Planned Parenthood here in Wisconsin and nationally is going all out to celebrate. As a Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has recently unveiled a new image named “Goddess of Fierce Protection,” which according to Planned Parenthood represents “divine feminine power, strength in the face of negative forces, the alleviation of the suffering and invincibility….[She] is a visible testament of our dedication to take on the powers that would send us back to a time of reproductive injustice—and we won’t go back.”
There you have the utterly godless approach of Planned Parenthood—represented by a man-created god.
Rather than celebrating the 100 years of Planned Parenthood in America and the 80 years of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin complete with its latest goddess fetish, we should be begging God for forgiveness and interceding for His mercy—and determining we will do everything we can to stop abortion in this land and close down the abortion giant.
For Wisconsin Family Council, this is Julaine Appling reminding you the prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”