You've no doubt heard about the upcoming controversial Super Bowl ad in which Tim Tebow and his mother talk about her decision not to have an abortion.
In a society where 'choice' is the buzzword, it's amazing that Mrs. Tebow's choice is not celebrated. In fact, it's demonized. The controversial decision to actually choose life is offensive to Planned Parenthood.
It seems like they just care about women. It seems like they want to help you 'plan.'
If you are under that impression, I would like to share a few quotes from the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger:
"The creators of over-population are the women, who, while wringing their hands over each fresh horror, submit anew to their task of producing the multitudes who will bring about the next tragedy of civilization."
"It goes without saying that this woman loses also all opportunity of personal expression outside her home. She has neither a chance to develop social qualities nor to indulge in social pleasures. The feminine element in her—that spirit which blossoms forth now and then in women free from such burdens—cannot assert itself. She can contribute nothing to the well-being of the community. She is a breeding machine and a drudge—she is not an asset but a liability to her neighborhood, to her class, to society. She can be nothing as long as she is denied means of limiting her family."
"The most serious evil of our times is that of encouraging the bringing into the world of large families. The most immoral practice of the day is breeding too many children."
"The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
As I've stated before, children are a blessing, and God even says that they are a reward. But Margaret Sanger saw them as an inconvenience at best, and a curse at worst. One of her overarching goals was to be rid of the undesirables (to her, that meant the mentally retarded, blacks, and foreigners), but children in general were a hindrance and as such, should be destroyed or prevented.
The current Planned Parenthood:
If your parents are stupid enough to deny you access to birth control, and you are 18, you can get it on your own. Call Planned Parenthood. (Dallas Observer, January 1986)
There is nothing about Planned Parenthood that advocates 'Planning' or 'Parenthood' today. There is nothing about respect for women or girls, and especially not families.
Unfortunately, most women are clueless about the truth about Planned Parenthood, including their own employees. This video features a former director of a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic:
Many people think Planned Parenthood is all about free birth control. But look at some recent statistics:
Planned Parenthood’s income break-down for 2006-2007 fiscal year *PP clinic income: $356.9 million *PP Government grants and contracts: $336.7 million *Total profit: $114.8 million *Total income: $1.02 billion
2006 Planned Parenthood service numbers*Number of abortions (medical and surgical): 289,750 *Total number of abortions per week: 5,572 *Adoption referrals: 2,410 *Ratio of adoption referrals to abortions: 1 per 120
2007 Planned Parenthood Annual Survey *Total number of PP clinics: 855 *Total number of non-express clinics: 814 *Express clinics: 41 *Total number of PP clinics that perform surgical and/or medical abortions: 287 *Total number of affiliates: 108 *Number of clinics that started doing abortions in 2007: 55
Other random information*Highest number of PP non-express clinics: 938 in 1995 *Total number of PP clinics in 2006: 859 *Number of states that do NOT give money to PP: 6 according to 2006 ALL study
All of this information can be found by simply looking for it. Let's share it with the large population of girls and women who are championing 'choice' and 'rights' and help them to see that there is SO much more going on here.
Most of all, let's remind Americans that children are a blessing, and they are our future.
If this information is new to you, please visit Focus on the Family for more information and resources.