Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Herman Cain Takes On Planned Parenthood Funding

It is no secret that I not only heart Herman Cain, but I firmly believe that he would make an excellent president. There are many things about his candidacy that make him a very long shot indeed. But, he is going to make it interesting, that is for sure. He is completely willing to speak the truth and let the chips fall where they may.


During a recent event at The Heritage Foundation Mr. Cain was asked about defunding Planned Parenthood. Herman saw his chance to talk about Margaret Sanger and he took it.

“You probably don’t hear a lot of people talking about this, when Margaret Sanger – check my history – started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world.”


“It's planned genocide,”

“It’s carrying out its original mission, I’ve talked to young girls who go in there, and they [Planned Parenthood] don’t talk about how you plan parenthood. They don’t talk about adoption as an option. They don’t say, ‘Well, bring your parents in so we can sit down and talk with you, and counsel with you before you make this decision.’”
Of course this is not going to be a popular view in some quarters, the reason it is important is the fact that so many young woman (and men for that matter) don't understand the history of Planned Parenthood. They don't understand how and why it was founded. I firmly believe that if someone is going to support Planned Parenthood they need to know the facts behind the origins.


The numbers speak for themselves. The black community is almost half the size it would be due to abortion. It is time that someone in the black community address this issue. If it were not so taboo to be pro-life on the left that race baiters in our society would be outraged by these numbers.


This passage is a favorite of modern Christian conservatives seeking to discredit Planned Parenthood, but in a previous time, it was employed to great effect by black activists. Radical professor Angela Davis quoted the provocative wording in her 1983 book, saying the Negro Project "confirmed the ideological victory of the racism associated with eugenic ideas." A decade earlier, a certain "up and doing" black preacher drew on the same material in rejecting legalized abortion as little more than "black genocide." His name was Jesse Louis Jackson.
Al Sharpton does mental gymnastics to avoid actually addressing the reality of the numbers of abortions done in the black community. He refuses to address the issue he will only say that abortion is a civil right. Justice Ginsberg doesn't hide her views of what she thought the outcome of Roe V. Wade was based on:


"Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn't really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong."
In her own words, a Supreme Court Justice is saying that she believed that Roe was decided to control populations that "we" don't want to have too many of. Which population is that and who gets decide what is "too many"?


Herman Cain has stood up and caused a stir. A stir that may just allow us to get out some of the facts of the history of abortion in this country and the dark history of Planned Parenthood. Should we really be using tax dollars to fund an organization with such a history?


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2 comments:

Justin said...

It seems like I read somewhere recently (maybe Herma's Facebook page?) that he's almost completely in the presidential race. I believe the phrase used was, "I'm not dipping my toe in the water anymore; I'm all the way up to my neck." Here's hoping he makes the final plunge.

The_Kid said...

It is just as insane that we pay single 'mothers' in zero opportunity crime and drug infested environments to pop babies out like pieces of toast.

Not to take issue with your point. We should fund neither.

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