Originally Written and Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM for the Kinston Free Press
Written by: John Nix, Guest Columnist
Ask most people what Planned Parenthood is and they’ll tell you it’s designed to help young or financially challenged couples plan a family. Honestly, I had never looked at the meaning behind the name but was surprised and disgusted to find out the truth. More than a million babies are aborted in the U.S. each year through Planned Parenthood’s services. They call this “family planning.”
Planned Parenthood’s web site lists more than 750 locations around the country. Their mission statement states they “believe in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.”
It continues to explain all services are complimentary, that they advocate the right to these services and promote research and education. This left me with more questions that needed answers.
Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1921 under the name of American Birth Control League. Sanger was a racist and believed darker skinned people were inferior. She wanted to “assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.” She believed in negative eugenics, an effort to cleanse society of hereditary traits considered unfit, and was an advocate for sterilization for the profoundly retarded.
Despite these facts, she is the founding hero of Planned Parenthood. Ironically, Sanger was an advocate for birth control but opposed abortion, calling it a “disgrace to civilization.”
How is Planned Parenthood funded? Revenues in 2011 were in excess of $1.219 billion with assets totaling $1.377 billion. This “not-for-profit” is 45 percent funded through your tax dollars. However, as funding goes up, abortions performed increase and real health services for women go down.
Planned Parenthood is “the most proficient killing machine in the United States” says Douglas Scott of Life Decisions International. Planned Parenthood offers free abortions by pill or in one of their clinics. Though it promotes safe sex, it also supports deviant sexual orientations and advocates for choice in gender identification.
Planned Parenthood does not represent what its name purports. It promotes abortion and undermines family values and marriage. It indoctrinates our youth with self-absorbed practices that replace God and family values with self and sex. Primarily, it supports and perpetuates a very lucrative abortion industry. Political agenda and money are motivating factors.
In an earlier guest column, I discussed the hypocrisy surrounding gun control and its link to abortion. Advocates for gun control also support abortion. Gun control is about control, not saving lives.
There are about 1.25 million children slaughtered through abortion each year. Less than 9,000 deaths can be attributed to guns each year. We are told that guns are bad and abortion is a right. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a right. Abortion is a choice. A gun is neither good nor bad, as it is an inanimate object. Conversely, abortion goes against most world religious doctrines and certainly Christian teachings.
Abortion requires a human being to rationalize and follow through with the act of killing another human. How is that a right?
Planned Parenthood is another liberal progressive political tool used to indoctrinate those ignorant souls who believe poor choices have no consequences and “free stuff” has no price tag. Progressives don’t seem to value human life but will sacrifice liberty for this fodder. Planned Parenthood indoctrinates the weak and preys on the poor and misguided for political gain.
We collectively turn our heads allowing the killing of millions. You and I finance these services. Can you continue to watch our nation slide into moral destitution and spiritual decay? Life is precious.
John Nix is the co-founder and partner at Matrix East, PLLC. He’s also the president of the CSS Neuse Foundation and the lead plaintiff in the Nix, et al v. Eric Holder case, for the reversal of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The opinions of the guest columnist are not necessarily those of The Free Press.