What started as a little two-room makeshift clinic in Brooklyn ran by untrained volunteers has now grown to a multi-billion-dollar international corporation. It is actively present in more than 130 nations and on six continents. It has manipulated its way into almost every facet of our lives. It plays an active role in our health and human services community, our private and public school educational system, programming in the mass media, and it holds political clout through lobbying, legislation, and campaigning. You may have guessed by now I am talking about Planned Parenthood. Don’t stop reading. In fact, hang on to your hat because I’m about to blow your mind!
In 1939 the founder of PP, Margaret Sanger, instigated “The Negro Project”. This project was touted to African-Americans as a way for them to get a so-called ‘step up” in society by giving them access to birth control. Sanger recruited prominent black leaders and convinced them to infiltrate the communities of African-Americans under the guise of help. But in a letter to Clarence Gamble (president of the American Eugenics Research Association) that Sanger wrote in December, 1939, she stated: “We do not want 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.”
This entire operation was and still is a ruse, getting African-Americans to participate in their own extermination. The first experimental clinic was opened in Harlem and I was shocked to learn the second was in my town, Nashville, TN. It was strategically located near Fisk University and Meharry Medical College. Both are known for higher education of African-Americans. She especially disliked southern blacks, and thought them to be more inferior than northern blacks. Soon, these birth control clinics were popping up all over the south, and Sanger’s dream of ending “the defective and diseased elements of humanity from their reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning” (HER WORDS) was at last coming true. To this day there is still an operating PP clinic within a mile of Fisk and Meharry.
We cannot dismiss this information as being, “That was then, this is now.” Margaret Sanger’s ideas are alive and well in today’s PP. Alan Guttmacher, the former president of PP in the 1960’s and 1970’s was listed as a member of the American Eugenics Society, as well as served as their vice-president. From 1978-1992 Faye Wattleton, ironically an African-American, served as PP president. Ms. Wattleton accepted with pride PP’s highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award. This award is given to those who exemplify the ideals of Margaret Sanger. The proud owner of this award in 2009? HILARY CLINTON.
You may be thinking you would NEVER support such an organization, especially knowing they participate in the trafficking of baby body parts. But rest assured plenty of your tax dollars every day go toward funding abortion. The 2012-2013 annual report of PP revealed the abortion giant had a total income of 1.02 billion with a reported profit of over $58 million. The taxpayer’s portion is more than $540 million worth of government grants and contracts at both the state and federal levels. That doesn’t even begin to include the organizations to which we contribute that we would never dream are associated with PP. A few examples are, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Girl Scouts of America, and United Way. (If your company pressures you to give to United Way did you know you could designate your gift to SaveOne? Just an idea.) You can look for yourself by going to their websites and spending a few minutes researching.
Our government has allowed this monstrosity of a non-profit to infiltrate our lives at a rate no other entity in American history has been allowed. It’s obvious we cannot rely on our government to stop this insanity. So if not them, then who? Until the Church rises up against this injustice, then organizations like PP will continue to flourish with the help of our tax dollars.
There comes a time when we have to come out of our prayer closets and physically join the battle. We can no longer allow politicians and others to fight this battle for us. As a pastor, leader, pastor’s wife, layperson, or christian, we can no longer think our elected officials are going to take care of this. They’re not. If we do not end this, who will?
This is the reality of the battle we face. PP is our modern day Goliath that continues to mock, challenge, threaten, and kill the very lives God has knit together. Who will stand against the giant and say, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!” I challenge you to join us today! Bring SaveOne into your church and open your doors to the healing only Jesus can provide for those in your community who are hurting after abortion. Help us raise an army of men and women who are no longer willing to sit in silence. Be the hero they need.