“Moral” is defined as “concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.” I think most of us can agree that there are right and wrong ways to behave and that humans can demonstrate both good and bad character. So, on the issue of abortion—and the issue of defending human life in general—what is the moral position to take?
First, in order to come to any sort of moral conclusion in the matter, we need to make a basic assumption that this article is predicated on: we’re talking about human lives. You can’t argue against my conclusions on the basis that an unborn child isn’t a unique, living human being. We’re already assuming that based on the Scientific Basis for Defending All Human Life. If you don’t believe that an unborn child is a human being, you have an issue with science and morality, but you may need to resolve your science first.
Next, let’s ask and answer four questions. 1) What is the result of declaring certain classes of humans as “less” than others? 2) We all agree that Hitler’s genocide of the Jews was wrong and immoral. How does this relate to abortion? 4) Is it actually wrong to fail to stand up for innocent lives? 5) What should good moral character compel me to do? Read more The MORAL Basis for Defending All Human Life
When was the last time you watched a 30 minute video on YouTube? For me, I can’t even remember. So when I hit “play” on this video I thought I would give it a few minutes and move on. I didn’t. I watched it until the end in one sitting.
Now, it’s not perfect, but it reveals some things stunningly well: first, that many people’s views on the question of abortion are not deeply set. They’ve simply never been presented with a different way of seeing things, led by someone who can use logic, history and empathy to persuade. In the moral vacuum which dominates so much of American culture, evil flourishes. Inject even a small amount of the truth and, well, you’ll see.
The video makes another critical point — though it doesn’t explicitly mention it: abortion, the presence of evil in the world, the history of genocide, morality, ethics, history, the afterlife, faith, all of these things are related. Too often we focus on abortion without realizing that people’s acceptance of abortion is wrapped up with other, even deeper, issues.
Have you ever seen a Planned Parenthood magazine ad? If you know anything about the reality of PP, you’ll find them quite funny.
They usually depict smiling, interracial groups of people, enjoying freedom of “choice” in their own special ways, usually in bright sunlight, with professionally whitened teeth.
Have you ever been inside a Planned Parenthood clinic? It would be interesting to see how many new customers they’d bring in if they used a snapshot of one of their waiting rooms as an advertisement. Here in Texas, what I have mostly seen are dingy walls, birth control brand logos on every poster and calendar and clock, uncomfortable chairs, dirty carpet, and of course, young, desperate-looking women, many of them black or Hispanic, sitting alone or with young, desperate-looking men.
The old adage “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” must be embroidered on a throw pillow in Cecile Richards’ house. These minority women living at or below the poverty line, the ones PP wants you to think they are helping, are the “human weeds” this organization was invented to destroy.
Planned Parenthood may provide something in the way of actual health care for some women. (Then again, if the PP agenda was not so vociferously pushed on children, we probably wouldn’t need quite so many STD checks and penicillin shots.) But any help they provide is incidental. Planned Parenthood was founded to curtail the “mongrel” population. Margaret Sanger wanted to discourage poor people of color from breeding, and to this day, whether they admit it or not, the foundation she created carries out her purpose.
Abortion kills a disproportionate number of black babies. The preceding link uses Center for Disease Control statistics to show that abortion kills more black Americans than the seven other leading causes of death combined. When you consider that fact, and then consider that Planned Parenthood’s original raison d’etre was to, well, kill a disproportionate number of black babies, you realize why it is horrifying to see a black person holding a “Keep Abortion Legal” sign.
Of course, most people – of all races– have bought the lie that Planned Parenthood is here to help them, to provide flavored condoms and pap smears and other forms of tender loving kindness. When – and only when – the black population of America learns the truth about Margaret Sanger’s genocidal organization, we will have a real chance of eradicating it – and abortion – from our midst.
Unfortunately, there is not yet enough of an outcry from the black community against this nefarious organization. Too many black politicians drop the pro-life plank from their platform when they realize it won’t fly with their party. Jesse Jackson famously went from pro-life to pro-choice for political reasons in the 1980s before his unsuccessful bids for the Democratic candidacy for president.
One of the many other black Americans who has bought the PP lie – in cash – is our President. In 2007, he spoke in front of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In reading his speech, a shocking revelation is made. Here are Obama’s words, verbatim:
“In 1966, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America gave its first Margaret Sanger Award to Martin Luther King, Jr. And in his acceptance speech, which was delivered by his strong and wonderful wife Coretta, Dr. King wrote, ‘Our sure beginning in the struggle for equality by non-violent, direct action may not have been so resolute without the tradition established by Margaret Sanger and people like her.’”
“Like all poor, Negro and white, they have many unwanted children. This is a cruel evil they urgently need to control. There is scarcely anything more tragic in human life than a child who is not wanted… Negroes were once bred by slave owners to be sold as merchandise. They do not welcome any solution which involves population breeding as a weapon. They are instinctively sympathetic to all who offer methods that will improve their lives and offer them fair opportunity to develop and advance as all other people in our society.”
That was Dr. King himself, in his speech accepting the award.
Dr. King spoke out against abortion on many occasions, and in 1966 abortion was still illegal and therefore not provided at Planned Parenthood. It was birth control and sterilization that Sanger believed could be used to keep “unwanted” populations down. What is obvious here is that Martin Luther King, Jr., was deceived. Even our nation’s most famous and celebrated advocate of civil rights for black Americans misunderstood Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger.
Which was exactly her plan. Here she is in her own words:
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Sanger apparently found her “colored ministers.” One of them, sadly, was Dr. King, and the other is President Barack Obama, who said in his speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, “There will always be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield. “
Recently, when the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood (it was shot down in the Senate), Obama defended the organization, saying in response to video evidence acquired by Live Action showing PP breaking the law: “I think sometimes these issues get manufactured…”
Does anyone else feel an overwhelming urge for a slow, sarcastic clap? You kind of have to hand it to Planned Parenthood. They’ve spent the past century legally killing babies, a disproportionate number of whom are black, and what have the country’s most prominent black leaders done but thank and laud them? In effect, they have said, Thank you for killing us, thank you for sterilizing us, thank you for encouraging our teenagers to have premarital sex, leading to more abortions, more poverty, and more struggle!
The message is clear for black leaders like Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and an outspoken pro-life activist. The message is clear for organizations like Live Action who continue to expose Planned Parenthood. On this fundamental issue, they will not yield, so you must not yield.