The Left's Genocide of Minorities
Genocide is a trademark of the left, with approximately 100,000,000 victims of communism (The Black Book of Communism). Continuing this tradition, Roe v. Wade, the infamous decision which claimed a new right to abortion that directly contradicts the U.S. Declaration of Independence ("We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."), was passed in 1973. But genocide doesn't play well with the masses, so Aesopian language refers to it as TOP (termination of pregnancy), population control "privacy," and "reproductive freedom." Many are aware that Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion in the U.S., had eugenic beginnings. Founder Margaret Sanger was influenced by Malthusian eugenics, and noted eugenicists were on the PP board, including Alan Guttmacher, vice president of the American Eugenics Society1. Sanger's lover and mentor, Havelock Ellis, was a follower of Francis Galton, a leader in eugenics2.
One of Sanger's first clinics opened in Harlem in 1929. To give it legitimacy, she invited prominent black ministers, social workers, and journalists to be on the advisory council. In 1939 she started the "Negro Project," headed by Clarence Gamble of Procter & Gamble. Gamble suggested that she hire a black minister to preach the gospel of birth control in the mode of a religious revival and that she hire a black physician and nurse to administer the birth control. This would allay the suspicions of white supremacy in the black community, even though a photograph of Sanger addressing a Ku Klux Klan meeting is available. In her correspondence to Gamble, Sanger said: "We do not want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten that out"3.
Fewer people know of Planned Parenthood's socialist connections. Sanger's husband, William, was connected to radical politics and attended socialist, anarchist, and communist meetings4. Sanger later joined the Socialist Party and was influenced by Emma Goldman, an anarchist. John Reed, a socialist, was also part of her circle. He visited Russia during the war, and wrote: "Russian ideals are the most exhilarating, thought the freest[.] ... Everyone acts just as he feels like acting, and says what he wants to"5. George Bernard Shaw, a socialist and one of the left's showpieces, was enthusiastic about Sanger's plans6, and he wrote in Birth Control Review: "We are up against an overpopulation problem created by Capitalism[.] ... Socialists say quite truly that Socialism can get rid of it. But it cannot wait for Socialism[.]" Later, Sanger became a "community organizer" for the IWW strike in Lawrence Mass. -- she was committed to the revolution7.
In a speech to the Fabian Society in London in 1915, she said that "Tho [sic] I was rocked in the cradle of Socialism -- for my father was one of the early pioneers of Socialist thot [sic] in USA yet with my nursing experience among women -- I could see the [great] undermining & weakening of that class both physically & mentally [through] ignorance of the care of their own bodies & especially the physiological functioning of the sex organs" (Fabian Hall Speech). Sanger wrote articles for The Masses and other socialist publications. In her autobiography, she explained why she joined the Socialist Party: "A religion without a name was spreading over the country. The converts were liberals, Socialists, anarchists, revolutionists of all shades. They were fixed in their faith in the coming revolution as ever any Primitive Christian in the immediate establishment of the Kingdom of God. Some could even predict the exact date of its advent"8.
Another important socialist connection for Sanger was W.E.B. Du Bois. The first black to obtain a Ph.D. from Harvard, Du Bois was a respected sociologist who helped found the NAACP in 1909. In 1930 Sanger invited him to join the advisory council for the Harlem clinic9. Prior to this, Du Bois had declared himself a Bolshevik after a trip to Russia. In 1959 he received the Lenin Prize for Peace, and he was admitted to the communist party in 196110.
How did Planned Parenthood's roots in radicalism and eugenics affect minority communities? Since Roe v. Wade, there have been 52 million legal abortions. It has been estimated that since then, black women have had approximately 16 million abortions. Michael Novak has calculated that "[s]ince the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member."
Planned Parenthood itself displayed amazing complicity in racial targeting when a young man associated with The Advocate, a student publication at UCLA, called its affiliates in seven states in 2007 saying he wanted to make a donation. Several of their officials were eager to accept the money -- even when the donor stipulated that he wanted it to be used only to kill black preborn babies. A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Idaho expressed excitement over the gift, despite the fact that the donor was motivated by racism. The phone call was recorded:
Caller: Okay, so-so the abortion could -- could be -- you know -- I could give money specifically for a black baby. That would-that would be the purpose.
Planned Parenthood: Yeah. Absolutely, um, if you wanted to designate that you wanted your gift to be used to help an African-American woman in need, um, then we would certainly, ah, make sure that that gift was earmarked specifically for that purpose.
A 2010 report from the Guttmacher Institute confirmed the disproportionate minority statistics: of all abortions, non-Hispanic black women accounted for 30%, Hispanic women 25%, and 3% members of other races, including American Indians11. All this has happened since the Civil Rights Act was passed. Dr. Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, believes that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution empowers Congress to enforce through legislation the guarantees of due process and equal protection to unborn human beings as persons.
Four out of five of Planned Parenthood's clinics are located in minority neighborhoods, with blacks the primary target. For the Hispanic community, PP's literature is translated into Spanish, and Spanish-speaking "outreach directors" have been hired to bring in Latinas. These people often receive a bounty for each girl they bring in. The evidence is clear -- the left has a pogrom for minorities.
The left will use whatever means necessary to accomplish their goals, including the girl scouts. When the leftist elitists preach the gospel of birth control, the emphasis is on control and not birth. To them, there are no inalienable rights, but only the rights they grant12. On the other hand, they claim the right to control the wombs of minorities -- as evidenced by the genocide taking place13.
1De Marco, Donald and Wiker, Benjamin, Architects of the Culture of Death, San Francisco: Ignatius Press 2004, 300.
2Grant, George, Grand Illusions The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, Nashville: Cumberland House 115.
3De Marco, Ibid., quoting Marshall and Donovan, Blessed Are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1991, pp. 17-18.
4Grant, ibid., 71.
5Reed, John, Ten Days That Shook the World, quoted in Eugene Lyons, Workers Paradise Lost, New York: Paperback Library, 103.
6In the documentary, The Soviet Story, Shaw says that "[t]here are an extraordinary number of people who I might want to kill...I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a properly appointed board just as he might come before the income tax commissioner and say every 5 years or every 7 years...just put them there and say , 'Sir or madam will you be kind enough to justify your existence...if you're not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little bit more then clearly we cannot use the big organization of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive. Because your life does not benefit us and it can't be of very much use to yourself."
7Grant, ibid., 71-82.
8Sanger, Margaret, The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1938.
9Letter from Sanger to Dr. Peter Marshall Murray, asking for his sponsorship of the clinic, 2 December 1930, MSCLC, quoted in "The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger's Eugenic Plan for Black Americans," Tanya Lewis, 2001
11The Guttmacher Institute, "Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients," 2008.
12"Parenthood is not an inherent right but a privilege granted by society which may legitimately limit that privilege." Resolution adopted by the National Board of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) in September 1969. Quoted in Randy Engel. "A Pro-Life Report on Population Growth and the American Future." 54 pages, 1972, page 45.
13There are many wonderful women who were duped or told that their baby would have abnormalities. Places are available to obtain help, such as Rachel's Vineyard and Silent No More.