Planned Parenthood, under another name, was founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger. It is well-documented that Sanger was instrumental in launching the eugenics movement in America during the 1930s. She spoke of certain groups of people using the words “human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” and even “ . . . human beings who never should have been born.”
In her autobiography, Sanger said, “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 . . . in the end, through simple illustrations, I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
Her purpose included compulsory sterilizations and even forcing certain groups of people to a lifetime of farm work. And she was not shy about her feelings of those who held religious beliefs, especially the Catholic Church because of their opposition to her agenda. Even more shocking, the woman who once wrote, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is kill it,” is still recognized as a great American hero among the ranks of Planned Parenthood supporters. Planned Parenthood continues to publicly showcase Margaret Sanger’s legacy with a prestigious annual award in her name.
Today, Planned Parenthood operates approximately 750 centers promoting their philosophy. While hiding behind the cover of being a healthcare resource for women, Planned Parenthood performs approximately 1 in every 4 abortions in the United States today. According to its own annual report, that’s about 149 abortions for every 1 Planned Parenthood adoption referral.
Not satisfied with their current market share, Planned Parenthood recently mandated that all of their affiliates operate at least 1 abortion business. Not all Planned Parenthood centers perform, but all refer for abortion. To add insult to injury, Planned Parenthood received more than 540 million dollars from you and me, as taxpayers, in their latest fiscal year 2012-2013. They are also eligible for a portion of 75 million dollars earmarked by ObamaCare for “sex education.”
Planned Parenthood touts their “non-profit” status enjoying all the privileges that go with that classification, however, they made a profit of more than 58 million dollars last year alone. It is clear to see, Planned Parenthood is a thriving abortion business with taxpayers as their biggest paying customer. Planned Parenthood’s agenda is abortion-on-demand—without parental consent, without limitations, without apology, financed by your tax dollars! They have even been known to give out awards to satellite offices that have increased the number of abortions performed. Yet recent polls show that just barely a majority of our fellow citizens even realize that Planned Parenthood performs abortions at all!
Planned Parenthood has even been caught red-handed.
Maiming or killing women. Two ex-employees accused Planned Parenthood of running a “meat-market style of assembly-line abortions.”
They have concealed sexual abuse and statutory rape of young, vulnerable girls.
In undercover investigations, numerous Planned Parenthood employees turned a blind eye to prostitution, pimps and child sex trafficking of underage girls and instead offered secret abortions to help conceal these unspeakable crimes.
Child prostitution. Sex trafficking. Statutory rape. These are not crimes to Planned Parenthood. They represent an opportunity to make more money!
Business malpractice. Among other things, this would include bilking Medicaid out of untold millions of dollars.
Planned Parenthood is hard at work, day in and day out trying to reach the next generation. Beginning in elementary school, Planned Parenthood would like nothing better than to get our nation's youth embroiled in a promiscuous lifestyle, supply them with free condoms and birth control pills and then sell them an abortion.
Recently, a prolife group attempted to run full-page ads in both the New York Times and Washington Post. Their goal was simply to showcase actual Planned Parenthood’s sex education materials prepared for our kids. Both newspapers rejected their ad. They said it was “too graphic” and “shocking” for their adult readership. Yet these same materials are being provided to kids as young as 10 years old—in the classroom—at our expense.
In the past, Planned Parenthood has used our hard-earned tax dollars to oppose virtually every piece of prolife legislation ever introduced. Here’s the problem: Pro-abortion politicians send our hard-earned tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood turns around and spends the money to help elect those same politicians.
Today, right now, Planned Parenthood is making plans to spend millions in the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 4—from coast to coast. That is why we need to end tax-payer funding for Planned Parenthood. In order to do that, we need the right legislation. In order to get the right legislation, we need the right legislators. In order to get the right legislators, we need to turn out the prolife vote. In order to turn out the prolife vote, we need the money.
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On Tuesday, November 4, prolife people need to show up at the polls in record numbers. Together, we can send representatives to Lansing and to Washington, D.C. who are committed to de-fund Planned Parenthood and protecting our nation's youth.
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