Well over 50 million babies have been killed through abortion in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. Many of these abortions are now performed by Planned Parenthood, an organization formed by Margaret Sanger. Her early days saw her as the publisher of the liberal newspaper, “The Women Rebel”, which boasted the slogan, “No Gods!, No Masters!” The premier issue denounced marriage as a “degenerate institution,” capitalism as “indecent exploitation,” and sexual modesty as “obscene prudery.” In issues to follow, she published articles on sexual liberation, social revolution, contraception, and two articles that defended political assassinations.
Sanger was a leading advocate of the eugenics movement, specifically of negative eugenics, which promoted the reduction of sexual reproduction and sterilization of people with undesired traits or economic conditions. She became an admirer of the Nazi’s “race purification” program which performed euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, and infanticide. She wrote books praising the cause of eugenics calling for “eradication of human weeds” and coercive sterilization of “generically inferior races.” Although she had the common racist views of her times her motive did not appear to be elimination of certain racist groups but rather an elimination of “undesirables” wherever they were found. For example, Sanger preferred intelligent, middle class African Americans to illiterate, low class whites.
After the war, Sanger started an organization that eventually became “Planned Parenthood”. In the beginning, the organization was primarily formed to advocate for birth control and sterilization, especially among “undesirable” groups such as “morons, mental defectives, epileptics, illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, and dope fiends” to quote Ms Sanger. To her credit, Sanger was opposed to abortion calling it a “shameful crime” and wanted to cull the “undesirables” through birth control instead. Planned Parenthood begin advocating for abortion law reform around 1955 and only began providing abortions after Sanger’s death – after the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973 as a natural extension of its mission to limit births of “undesirables”, many of which are simply babies not desired by their Mothers.
Planned Parenthood is now the largest single provider of abortions in the country and hundreds of thousands of innocent babies are murdered in the womb each year by this organization. We need to pray for these innocent babies in the womb that God would sear the conscious of our nation and that our leaders would change the laws to protect them and quit funding this wicked organization that also now sells aborted baby parts. There is some hope as several states have passed laws to roll back unlimited abortions if our courts will only rule in their favor. Also, we need to pray for our church leaders that they will preach against these wicked abortions so we can turn from this national sin and avoid the judgement of God.