"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."
— Rosa Parks, PPFA Board of Advocates member, who was dubbed the "mother of the civil rights movement" for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, AL, bus to a white man. This single act of defiance launched a movement that ended legal segregation in the United States and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Parks died yesterday evening. She http://www.plannedparenthood.org/pp2/portal/files/portal/webzine/ontherecord/otr-archive-boa.xml
Rosa Parks and Planned Parenthood
Rosa Parks died today at the age of 92. I wish she would have become an advocate for the unborn, but instead she was a Planned Parenthood Board of Advocates member. (Click here to read Planned Parenthood's praise of her service.)
If she had read the history of PP, formerly known as the “American Birth Control League”, I doubt she would have supported the same organization whose founder, Margaret Sanger, was a proponent of racially motivated eugenics.
"Sanger: We Must Limit the Over-Fertility of Mentally, Physically Defective"
In her book, "The Pivot of Civilization", Sanger wrote, "Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism."
Julianne Malveaux from Women's News explains, "This book, written in 1922, was published at a time when scientific racism had been used to assert black inferiority. Who determines who is a moron? How would these morons be segregated? The ramifications of such statements are bone-chilling."
Let's look at two more Sanger quotes (there are a few more you might want to read later):
"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."
-- Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."
-- Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization , 1922. Chapter on "The Cruelty of Charity," pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.
How many people go to their graves never knowing the truth about the roots of Planned Parenthood and abortion in America?
Rosa Parks was bold, decisive and outspoken. If she had joined pro-life efforts we might not have abortion today.
This article indicates that "Black women, who comprise less than 16 percent of the female population in Michigan, obtained more than 38 percent of all abortions."
Rev Rev. Johnny Hunter says:
"[Abortion has] killed more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan ever lynched," Rev. Hunter is the national director of Life, Education and Resource Network (LEARN) in Virginia Beach.
Black women are three times more likely to abort than white women and twice as likely to have abortions than Hispanic women, according to data from the Alan Guttmacher Institute.
Rest in peace Rosa Parks. You were a brave woman during a difficult time in America. I pray that many brave women in America stand up against abortion now.http://www.prolifeblogs.com/articles/archives/2005/10/rosa_parks_and_1.php