Want to hear one of the most ironic moves by any politically connected organization? On Saturday, May 6th, Planned Parenthood International is going to hold, get this, a “Fight for Families” rally.
Taking a cue from the creators of the “Skinheads Passover Sabbath”, the “Cock-fighters for Veganism” parade, and the ever-popular “KKK Celebrates Rosa Parks Day” sit-ins, the creative folks at the world’s top abortion corporation are actually going to march in Washington DC in the name of families.
As their Facebook page says:
“The Fight for Families Organization wants to change negative sentiment regarding Planned Parenthood so that it may continue to serve women and families.”
Serve them what? Ice cream sundaes and birthday parties?
What kind of addle-headed thinking comes up with a public display that is so manifestly contrary to the primary function of “Planned Parenthood”?
Why, the thinking of... Planned Parenthood, of course!
This is like the left suborning the term “liberal”, which is derived from “libertas” and originally meant limited state activities and maximum liberty for society. This is like the Founding Era big government centralizers such as Alexander Hamilton and Robert Morris calling themselves “Federalists” as if they favored an actual confederation of mostly independent states. It’s an oxymoron, like “jumbo shrimp” and “government efficiency”, a non-sequitur, like the phrase “Madonna sings”, or “Internal Revenue Service”.
According to the Fight For Families Facebook page, "Fight for Families is a branch of Planned Parenthood with the goal to raise money and support for Planned Parenthood."
And let’s face it, Planned Parenthood (PP) has had some rough times recently, what with videos that seemed to show high-ups talking about selling baby parts. And although the new 2017 budget passed by the milquetoast GOP doesn’t stop one bleeding cent from the taxpayer funds that will be given to PP domestically, a separate, follow-up House Bill will defund it, and Donald Trump recently issued an Executive Order stopping US tax money from going to many UN organizations that also fund it. Given the zeitgeist, PP has every incentive to massage its image a little.
As a result, and despite the fact that many of its members will conduct other protests about “defending a woman’s right” to abort her living fetus (especially in the face of the possibility that the government might, just might, stop forcing other people to pay for it), the organization will now claim that it’s all about “families” and go all warm and fuzzy about providing “health services” that foster better living standards for "families".
But how do people start families?
Yeah, they adopt other peoples’ offspring, or reproduce living offspring themselves.
And what organization is the top contractor or sub-contractor for the extermination of offspring on Earth?
That would be… Planned Parenthood.
So there does seem to be a wee bit of a divide between what most human biology does to create families, and what Planned Parenthood does to stop them.
And, of course, there was Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s open hostility towards black families on the grounds that she thought “negroes” were intellectually inferior and would lower the IQ of the nation if allowed to reproduce in great number. She was, after all, a eugenicist, who believed that the “unbalance between the fit and the unfit” parents would destroy civilization, and whose ideas were adopted by the Nazis in Germany. A real “class act”, she was also the creator of “The Negro Project”, a group she established in 1939 to promote fewer births within black communities and to squelch mutual aid organizations and charities that promoted community ties. Said Sanger of charities in her work, “Pivot of Civilization”:
“Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease…Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks [of people] that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.”
Totally classy, a real family kind of woman.
She wrote this to a member of The Negro Project:
“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.”
She also said to Mike Wallace in a TV interview:
“I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world… that have… disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being, practically… just marked when they’re born.”
What a pro-family sweetheart. Let’s march in her honor.
This doesn’t even take into consideration the debate over when life begins, but for the sake of it let’s close by looking at that logically and scientifically.
If people believe there should be laws to punish folks for killing other human beings, then one can ask: Is a fetus a human being?
Is it human? Yes. From the moment of conception, it has distinct human DNA.
Is it “being”? Yes. From the moment of conception (hence the term “conception”) it is being, conceived. It is riding that great arc from conception to death that all human beings follow.
Is a fetus a living human being at the moment of conception? The answer, regardless of how one stands on abortion or the “right to choose” is, yes. From here, all other questions follow – questions about whether the 14th Amendment requires states that have laws punishing murder to apply those laws to the taking of fetal lives, how far the state can go to “protect” a fetus, and so on.
As a free market anarchist, I do not support the state for moral, philosophical, and economic reasons, but I can recognize when life begins and how people overlook science and linguistics when they try to skirt around this axiom.
And as a person who appreciates truth in advertising and the proper use of the English language, it strikes me as more than bizarre that people who support an organization that not only stops families from being started, but takes tax money from actual families to pay for it, can possibly, without any sense of irony or shame, hold a “Fight for Families” rally in Washington.
About politicians and those who use the political system to their own advantage, my father was fond of mentioning an old saying, “Don’t spit in my face and call it rain.”
One wonders what the weather forecast is for May 6th in Washington, DC.