What Do Abortion and The Slave Trade Have in Common?

I just received this article by Bill Federer I first met BIll in 1997 when he published, America’s God and Country. He is a great source of American History from a Biblical perspective. To contact William J. Federer: wjfederer@gmail.com or call 1-888-USA-WORD www.AmericanMinute.com

In reading this report of the connection between Cuba, and the slave trade, I was struck with the idea that this is connected to Personhood. The notion that some humans are less than persons is the root of all the injustices the slaves suffered. Indigenous peoples of the Americas were first enslaved by their own people and later by the Spanish because they were considered less than persons. Later, Muslim traders captured and sold their African neighbors to slavers because people of a different religion were considered less than fully persons. [Slaves from Africa taken to Cuba to work sugar plantations – sugar made into Rum and shipped to England – slave ships leave England for the Muslim trade market in Africa]

When we, as a culture, entertain the horrific notion that some people are less human, less persons, than ourselves it opens the flood gates of unspeakable abuse. Whatever the lame excuse- different tribe, different race or color, different language, less education, too young (unborn,) disabled, or too old (elderly) – the result is the same, unspeakable cruelty! All men (and women of course) are created equal; all are fully human; all are fully persons!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness… U.S. Declaration Of Independence – July 4.1776

The Personhood movement, that is now sweeping the United States and has been so maligned by those who promote abortion, is simply an attempt to codify what we have known all along – All humans are persons and have the right to Life, Liberty & Happiness! Of these rights Life is the first and most important. Without Life, Liberty and Happiness become irrelevant.
Pat

Slavery in the Americas existed in the pre-Columbian Inca Empire’s system of mandatory public service, known as mita, and the Aztec system, known as tlacotin,

Spain conquered the New World in the early 1500’s and set up a system called encomienda or repartimiento, which was similar to feudal France’s Corvée “unfree labour,” traceable back through Roman and Egyptian history to state-imposed forced labor of peasants who were in debt to the government.

Slavery in Cuba began earlier and lasted longer than anywhere else in the Americas. When indigenous Indians died from harsh treatment and lack of immunity, Spain replaced them with Africans bought from Muslim slave markets. Priests like Bartolomé de las Casas, Franciscan Friars, Papal Bulls, and Christian missionaries, such as the Moravians, were a voice of conscience against slavery, but Colonial governments largely ignored them.

A notorious trade triangle developed with Havana, Cuba, at its center: SLAVES from Africa to SUGAR from the Caribbean to RUM in England.

Importation of slaves to the United States ended in 1807, but in 1839, an international incident occurred. A Portuguese ship from Sierra Leone sold 53 slaves to Spanish Planters on the Cuban ship Amistad. On July 1, 1839, the Africans seized the ship and demanded to be sailed back to Africa. Instead, the captain misdirected the ship to Long Island, NY, where the slaves were arrested.

The Amistad Case went to the Supreme Court, with 74-year-old former President, John Quincy Adams, defending the Africans. Adams agreed, saying: “By the blessing of God, I will argue the case before the Supreme Court,” and writing in his journal, October 1840: “I implore the mercy of God to control my temper, to enlighten my soul, and to give me utterance, that I may prove myself in every respect equal to the task.”

Francis Scott Key offered Adams advice. Adams shook hands with Africans Cinque and Grabeau, saying: “God willing, we will make you free.” Wining the case, JQA, known as “Old Man Eloquent,” had argued: “The moment you come to the Declaration of Independence, that every man has a right to life and liberty, an inalienable right, this case is decided. I ask nothing more in behalf of these unfortunate men than this Declaration.”

In Cuba, a Creole farmer began a revolt in 1868 for racial equality, freedom of speech and freedom of association. Spain killed thousands putting it down in the Ten Years War. A Royal decree finally ended slavery in Cuba in 1886.

In 1895, another rebellion began and Spain sent 200,000 soldiers to Cuba. Tens of thousands were put into concentration camps where they suffered from starvation, disease and exposure.
Yellow Press journalism excited the American public, who demanded President William McKinley intervene.

The U.S.S. Maine was sent to Havana, and on FEBRUARY 15, 1898, it blew up in the harbor under suspicious conditions, beginning the Spanish-American War. President McKinley approved the Resolution of Congress:
“Whereas the abhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three years in the island of Cuba, so near our own borders, have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States, have been a disgrace to Christian civilization, culminating, as they have, in the destruction of a United States battle ship, with 266 of its officers and crew, while on a friendly visit in the harbor of Havana, and cannot longer be endured… Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives… that the people of the island of Cuba are and of right ought to be free.” WJ Federer 2/15/2012

Planned Parenthood & Racism

Most people know that one of the founders of Planned Parenthood was Margaret Sanger. The American Birth Control League (1921) and the Birth Control Research Bureau (1923)merged into the Birth Control Federation of America in 1939 (renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. in 1942), In 1952, Sanger helped found the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Her words prove her rebellion against the law of God and the U.S.

“My fight is for the personal liberty of the women who work. A woman’s body belongs to herself alone. It is her body. It does not belong to the Church. It does not belong to the United States of America or to any other Government of the face of the earth. The first step toward getting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for any woman is her decision whether or not she shall become a mother. Enforced motherhood is the most complete denial of a woman’s right to life and liberty.” (The Woman Rebel, article “Suppression” Vol.1., No.4., June 1914)

I am always amazed when people, some of them professing Christians, believe that Planned Parenthood is a “good group.” They believe the lie that Planned Parenthood provides needed medical assistance to women. Even a news report I saw about the Komen controversy showed imaged of women getting mammograms while talking about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms! They provide birth control and abortions – for a huge profit, by the way!!! They have pulled the wool over the eyes of Americans and we don’t see it. We also do not see the Eugenic and Racist nature of Planned Parenthood. The last time I stood in front of a Planned Parenthood facility to pray for the women going in I was in Intercity Orlando. Yes – Planned Parenthood facilities are located primarily in black neighborhoods. I found this article from CWA (Concerned Women of America) and I post it here because it is very informative. I shortened the article by leaving out parts pertaining to the history of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood because most Americans know Sanger was a founder of PP. The emphasis added is from me. Enjo, it’s an “oldie but a goodie” !!

Margaret Sanger
The Negro Project
Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Plan for Black Americans
By Tanya L. Green
posted at Concerned Women of America

“… I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” —Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)

On the crisp, sunny, fall Columbus Day in 1999, organizers of the “Say So” march approached the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. The marchers, who were predominantly black pastors and lay persons, concluded their three-day protest at the site of two monumental cases: the school desegregation Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade (1973). The significance of each case—equal rights for all Americans in the former, and abortion “rights” in the latter—converged in the declaration of Rev. Johnny M. Hunter, the march’s sponsor and national director of Life, Education and Resource Network (LEARN), the largest black pro-life organization.
“’Civil rights’ doesn’t mean anything without a right to life!” declared Hunter. He and the other marchers were protesting the disproportionately high number of abortions in the black community. The high number is no accident. Many Americans—black and white—are unaware of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project. Sanger created this program in 1939, after the organization changed its name from the American Birth Control League (ABCL) to the Birth Control Federation of America (BCFA).
The aim of the program was to restrict—many believe exterminate—the black population. Under the pretense of “better health” and “family planning,” Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What’s more shocking is Sanger’s beguilement of black America’s crème de la crème—those prominent, well educated and well-to-do—into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites.
The Negro Project has had lasting repercussions in the black community: “We have become victims of genocide by our own hands,” cried Hunter at the “Say So” march.
Malthusian Eugenics
Margaret Sanger aligned herself with the eugenicists whose ideology prevailed in the early 20th century. Eugenicists strongly espoused racial supremacy and “purity,” particularly of the “Aryan” race. Eugenicists hoped to purify the bloodlines and improve the race by encouraging the “fit” to reproduce and the “unfit” to restrict their reproduction. They sought to contain the “inferior” races through segregation, sterilization, birth control and abortion.
Sanger embraced Malthusian eugenics. Thomas Robert Malthus, a 19th-century cleric and professor of political economy, believed a population time bomb threatened the existence of the human race. He viewed social problems such as poverty, deprivation and hunger as evidence of this “population crisis.” According to writer George Grant, Malthus condemned charities and other forms of benevolence, because he believed they only exacerbated the problems. His answer was to restrict population growth of certain groups of people. (George Grant, Killer Angel (Franklin, Tennessee: Ars Vitae Press, 1995), 50 His theories of population growth and economic stability became the basis for national and international social policy. Grant quotes from Malthus’ magnum opus, An Essay on the Principle of Population, published in six editions from 1798 to 1826:
All children born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room is made for them by the deaths of grown persons. We should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality.( Ibid)
Malthus’ disciples believed if Western civilization were to survive, the physically unfit, the materially poor, the spiritually diseased, the racially inferior, and the mentally incompetent had to be suppressed and isolated—or even, perhaps, eliminated. His disciples felt the subtler and more “scientific” approaches of education, contraception, sterilization and abortion were more “practical and acceptable ways” to ease the pressures of the alleged overpopulation. Ibid., 51-52
Critics of Malthusianism said the group “produced a new vocabulary of mumbo-jumbo. It was all hard-headed, scientific and relentless.” Further, historical facts have proved the Malthusian mathematical scheme regarding overpopulation to be inaccurate, though many still believe them. Grant, rev., Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, 2nd ed. (Franklin, Tennessee: Adroit Press, 1992), 56.
Despite the falsehoods of Malthus’ overpopulation claims, Sanger nonetheless immersed herself in Malthusian eugenics. Grant wrote she argued for birth control using the “scientifically verified” threat of poverty, sickness, racial tension and overpopulation as its background. Sanger’s publication, The Birth Control Review (founded in 1917) regularly published pro-eugenic articles from eugenicists, such as Ernst Rudin.7 Although Sanger ceased editing The Birth Control Review in 1929, the ABCL continued to use it as a platform for eugenic ideas.
Sanger built the work of the ABCL, and, ultimately, Planned Parenthood, on the ideas and resources of the eugenics movement. Grant reported that “virtually all of the organization’s board members were eugenicists.” Eugenicists financed the early projects, from the opening of birth control clinics to the publishing of “revolutionary” literature. Eugenicists comprised the speakers at conferences, authors of literature and the providers of services “almost without exception.” And Planned Parenthood’s international work was originally housed in the offices of the Eugenics Society. The two organizations were intertwined for years.Ibid 95
The ABCL became a legal entity on April 22, 1922, in New York. Before that, Sanger illegally operated a birth control clinic in October 1916, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, which eventually closed. The clinic serviced the poor immigrants who heavily populated the area—those deemed “unfit” to reproduce. Robert G. Marshall and Charles A. Donovan, Blessed are the Barren: The Social Policy of Planned Parenthood (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1991), 8
Sanger’s early writings clearly reflected Malthus’ influence. She writes:
Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents. Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization (New York: Brentano’s, 1922), 108.
In another passage, she decries the burden of “human waste” on society:
It [charity] encourages 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 [emphasis added]. Ibid., 116-117
She concluded,
The most serious charge that can be brought against modern “benevolence” is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devastating curse on human progress and expression.Ibid 123
The Review printed an excerpt of an address Sanger gave in 1926. In it she said:
It now remains for the U.S. government to set a sensible example to the world by offering a bonus or yearly pension to all obviously unfit parents who allow themselves to be sterilized by harmless and scientific means. In this way the moron and the diseased would have no posterity to inherit their unhappy condition. The number of the feeble-minded would decrease and a heavy burden would be lifted from the shoulders of the fit. Margaret Sanger, “The Function of Sterilization,” The Birth Control Review, October 1926, 299. Sanger delivered the address before the Institute of Euthenics at Vassar College on August 5, 1926. Sanger’s address sounds eerily familiar to the 1999 controversial Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK) program. The program offered to pay drug-addicted women $200 cash if they underwent sterilization or had long-term chemical birth control (which may actually cause abortion in the very early stages of pregnancy) inserted into their bodies. The billboard ads were placed in inner cities. See CWA’s January/February 2000 publication of Family Voice.
Sanger said a “bonus” would be “wise and profitable” and “the salvation of American civilization.”Ibid She presented her ideas to Mr. C. Harold Smith (of the New York Evening World) on “the welfare committee” in New York City. She said, “people must be helped to help themselves.” Any plan or program that would make them “dependent upon doles and charities” is “paternalistic” and would not be “of any permanent value.” She included an essay (what she called a “program of public welfare,”) entitled “We Must Breed a Race of Thoroughbreds.” [emphasis added] Letter to Smith, which included her essay, 7 May 1929, Margaret Sanger Collection, Library of Congress (MSCLC).
In it she argued that birth control clinics, or bureaus, should be established “in which men and women will be taught the science of parenthood and the science of breeding.” For this was the way “to breed out of the race the scourges of transmissible disease, mental defect, poverty, lawlessness, crime … since these classes would be decreasing in number instead of breeding like weeds [emphasis added].”Ibid
Her program called for women to receive birth control advice in various situations, including where:
• the woman or man had a “transmissible” disease such as insanity, feeble-mindedness, epilepsy, syphilis, etc.;
• the children already born were “subnormal or feeble-minded”;
• the father’s wages were “inadequate … to provide for more children.”
Sanger said “such a plan would … reduce the birthrate among the diseased, the sickly, the poverty stricken and anti-social classes, elements unable to provide for themselves, and the burden of which we are all forced to carry.”Ibid
Sanger had openly embraced Malthusian eugenics, and it shaped her actions in the ensuing years.

Web of Deceit
Prior to 1939, Sanger’s “outreach to the black community was largely limited to her Harlem clinic and speaking at black churches.” Marshall and Donovan, 17.
Her vision for “the reproductive practices of black Americans” expanded after the January 1939 merger of the Clinical Research Bureau and the American Birth Control League to form the Birth Control Federation of America. She selected Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, of the soap-manufacturing company Procter and Gamble, to be the BCFA regional director of the South.
Gamble wrote a memorandum in November 1939 entitled “Suggestions for the Negro Project,” in which he recognized that “black leaders might regard birth control as an extermination plot.” He suggested black leaders be placed in positions where it would appear they were in charge.Ibid Yet Sanger’s reply reflects Gamble’s ambivalence about having blacks in authoritative positions:
I note that you doubt it worthwhile to employ a full-time Negro physician. It seems to me from my experience … that, while the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors, they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table, which means their ignorance, superstitions and doubts. They do not do this with white people and if we can train the Negro doctor at the clinic, he can go among them with enthusiasm and … knowledge, which … will have far-reaching results among the colored people. Letter from Sanger to Gamble, 10 December 1939, MSCLC
Another project director lamented:
I wonder if Southern Darkies can ever be entrusted with … a clinic. Our experience causes us to doubt their ability to work except under white supervision. Grant 97
Sanger knew blacks were a religious people—and how useful ministers would be to her project. She wrote in the same letter:
The minister’s work is also important and he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want 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 Sanger to Gamble, 10 December 1939 The eugenic undertone is hard to miss. As Grant rightly comments, “The bottom line is that Planned Parenthood was self-consciously organized, in part, to promote and enforce White Supremacy. … It has been from its inception implicitly and explicitly racist.” Grant, Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, 97
“There is no way to escape the implications,” argues William L. Davis, a black financial analyst Grant quotes. “When an organization has a history of racism, when its literature is openly racist, when its goals are self-consciously racial, and when its programs invariably revolve around race, it doesn’t take an expert to realize that the organization is indeed racist.”Ibid
Sanger’s Legacy

It is impossible to sever Planned Parenthood’s past from its present. Its legacy of lies and propaganda continues to infiltrate the black community. The poison is even more venomous because, in addition to birth control, Planned Parenthood touts abortion as a solution to the economic and social problems that plague the community. In its wake is the loss of more than 12 million lives within the black community alone. Planned Parenthood’s own records reflect this. For example, a 1992 report revealed that 23.2 percent of women who obtained abortions at its affiliates were blackIbid 102—although blacks represent no more than 13 percent of the total population. In 1996, Planned Parenthood’s research arm reported: “Blacks, who make up 14 percent of all childbearing women, have 31 percent of all abortions and whites, who account for 81 percent of women of childbearing age, have 61 percent.”“Who Has Abortions? Survey by the Alan Guttmacher Institute contradicts popular notions about the kinds of women who receive abortions, ” U.S. News and World Report, 19 August 1996, 8. The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) December 2000 report shows that while the number of abortions dropped more than 30,000 from 1996 to 1997, a record 36 percent—up from 32 percent in 1990—of all abortions were performed on black women, even though blacks comprised just 12 percent of the population. The report notes that abortion rates are higher in urban areas “where access to abortion is easier” (“Abortions Decline,” USA Today, 11 January 2001, 14A).
“Abortion is the number-one killer of blacks in America,” says Rev. Hunter of LEARN. “We’re losing our people at the rate of 1,452 a day. That’s just pure genocide. There’s no other word for it. [Sanger’s] influence and the whole mindset that Planned Parenthood has brought into the black community … say it’s okay to destroy your people. We bought into the lie; we bought into the propaganda.” Rev. Johnny M. Hunter, interview by author, Washington, D.C., 14 November 2000.
Some blacks have even made abortion “rights” synonymous with civil rights.
“We’re destroying the destiny and purpose of others who should be here,” Hunter laments. “Who knows the musicians we’ve lost? Who knows the great leaders the black community has really lost? Who knows what great minds of economic power people have lost? What great teachers?” He recites an old African proverb: “No one knows whose womb holds the chief.”Ibid
Hunter has personally observed the vestiges of Planned Parenthood’s eugenic past in the black community today. “When I travel around the country … I can only think of one abortion clinic [I’ve seen] in a predominantly white neighborhood. The majority of clinics are in black neighborhoods.”Ibid
Hunter noted the controversy that occurred two years ago in Louisiana involving school-based health clinics. The racist undertone could not have been more evident. In the Baton Rouge district, officials were debating placing clinics in the high schools. Black state representative Sharon Weston Broome initially supported the idea. She later expressed concern about clinics providing contraceptives and abortion counseling. “Clinics should promote abstinence,” she said. Sharon Weston Broome, interview by author, Washington, D.C., 16 Nov, 2000 Upon learning officials wanted to put the clinics in black schools only, Hunter urged her to suggest they be placed in white schools as well. At Broome’s suggestion, however, proposals for the school clinics were “dropped immediately,” reported Hunter.
Grant observed the same game plan 20 years ago. “During the 1980s when Planned Parenthood shifted its focus from community-based clinics to school-based clinics, it again targeted inner-city minority neighborhoods,” he writes. Grand Illusions, 98 “Of the more than 100 school-based clinics that have opened nationwide in the last decade [1980s], none has been at substantially all-white schools,” he adds. “None has been at suburban middle-class schools. All have been at black, minority or ethnic schools.”Ibid
In 1987, a group of black ministers, parents and educators filed suit against the Chicago Board of Education. They charged the city’s school-based clinics with not only violating the state’s fornication laws, but also with discrimination against blacks. The clinics were a “calculated, pernicious effort to destroy the very fabric of family life [between] black parents and their children,” the suit alleged.Ibid
One of the parents in the group was “shocked” when her daughter came home from school with Planned Parenthood material. “I never realized how racist those people were until I read the [information my daughter received] at the school clinic,” she said. “[They are worse than] the Klan … because they’re so slick and sophisticated. Their bigotry is all dolled up with statistics and surveys, but just beneath the surface it’s as ugly as apartheid.”Ibid
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KOMEN ROLLERCOASTER

This article by my friend and colleague, Brad Mattes of Life Issues Institute illustrates the roller coaster ride that pro-life Christians and groups experienced last week with the Komen defund of Planned Parenthood followed by a mafia like shakedown and seeming reversal by Komen.

Next week Planned Parenthood will unveil their latest atrocity – National Condom Week, designed to coincide with Valentine’s Day. The innocent valentine cards and candies we enjoyed as children are now being pushed aside by sex ed. from Planned Parenthood (beginning in the 5th grade) with titles like “Sex and Masturbation!” Coming soon – a link to an awesome video exposé of Planned Parenthood.

Pat

Last week was an emotional rollercoaster for pro-lifers with the announcement that Komen would end funding of Planned Parenthood and subsequent reporting by the media they had reversed their decision.

I must admit, rarely—if ever—have I experienced such a euphoric high, only to be plunged into the depths of depression and discouragement.
But a further, detailed investigation into Komen’s so-called reversal has led me to believe that things aren’t nearly as bad as I had thought.
I have it from a very good authority that not much has changed from Komen’s initial decision.
Bless her heart. To the casual observer, Komen founder, Nancy Brinker, had previously never known what it’s like to be attacked by liberal media elites. I don’t say this to diminish her accomplishments with Komen. On the contrary, she’s worked hard and built it into a non- profit organization many of us stand in awe of. But until now, she’s always been on the side of political correctness and immune from the attacks we pro-lifers have experienced for decades. That all changed last week.

Let’s face it, even we grizzled, thick-skinned veterans of the pro- life movement were somewhat taken aback by the vicious attack on Komen since it announced it would not fund Planned Parenthood.

Some have likened it to a Planned Parenthood Mafia shakedown—keep paying extortion money or we’ll destroy your organization. We recently aired a TV episode of Facing Life Head-On regarding state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood of Indiana. My guests included an ACLU attorney who’s suing the state to keep its funding flowing. His basic argument was: Once at the government trough, always at the government trough. The people of Indiana have no right to stop our cash flow, and we’ll do what we need to insure that it continues. The entire episode may be viewed at (http://www.facinglife.tv/episode/season_5/ episode_22/episode_522.html)

Where Komen is concerned, Planned Parenthood enlisted pro-abortion politicians and celebrities to carry out their shock and awe, torched- earth strategy. And they didn’t care if Komen was destroyed in the process—an organization that’s done much to protect women’s health.
Why such an aggressive effort on their part? There’s one thing even more precious to Planned Parenthood than Komen’s money—it’s Planned Parenthood’s credibility. Komen is pretty much their last link to acceptance within the medical community. Over the years, pro-lifers have been successfully pointing out to Americans that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest chain of abortion facilities. This reality has tarnished their sterling image and is gradually reducing them to be the “bottom feeders” of healthcare providers.

Also, the timing couldn’t have been worse. Last year the House of Representatives voted to end Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.
Sadly, the Senate didn’t agree, but it was still a victory for the pro- life movement. A few short years ago we would have never dreamed a vote like that would have taken place, let along pass in the House.

Further, Komen’s decision to defund the abortion giant sent a message to the corporate world that Planned Parenthood is toxic goods. And it could’ve been added ammunition to members of Congress to renew their efforts.
Planned Parenthood wasn’t going down without a fight—and they fight dirty. They fed Komen to the sharks, but only after pouring blood in the water, knowing the liberal media would take the bait.

In the wake of Friday’s debacle, one important fact has arisen from the ashes of what seems to be a victory for Planned Parenthood—Komen has no love for the organization. Do you actually think Komen’s national office won’t look for ways around funding Planned Parenthood without risking its organization? If I were a betting man, I’d say they’re going to look under every rock for effective ways to free themselves from this Mafia-style association while mitigating the damage. I believe Friday was an example.

Let’s step back, take a deep breath and watch this thing unfold. We know there are 5 Planned Parenthood grants in the pipeline. If more are added, we’ll know Komen is wedded to the abortion industry. If not, then we’ll know last Friday was one of the liberal media’s most egregious efforts to further their pro-abortion agenda. In the meantime, don’t give donations to Komen.
And don’t think that your voiced support and donations to Komen were wasted. They’ve demonstrated to Komen who the reasonable people are— who really cares about the lives of women. Be encouraged about this also—last week’s events educated millions of Americans to Planned Parenthood’s major role in the abortion industry, and the level to which it creates controversy.

Please be in prayer for Nancy Brinker and those leading the Susan G.
Komen Foundation. Pray that God will give them wisdom and courage to break free from this abortion industry giant once and for all. And let Nancy Brinker know you’re praying for her personally and for the organization she cares so deeply about. Send your message to news@komen.org.

And always remember, we’re soldiers in a cultural war against innocent human life. It’s often hard and very discouraging. But know this—God doesn’t call us to be victorious. He calls us to be faithful. He’ll take care of the rest.
Standing up for babies and their mothers,

Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute

Mean Cartoon has Part of the Truth

This cartoon by Scott Stantis appeared yesterday in the Chicago Tribune. Planned Parenthood unleashed a firestorm of attacks on Komen for deciding to not fund the abortion giant in the future because they (Planned Parenthood) are under multiple investigations for fraud and are a “pass through” group for mammograms. THEY DO NOT GIVE MAMOGRAMS ( as they claim) – only refer to doctors and facilities that do. Komen – if Komen grants any more funds to PP they are guilty – they may or may not do that! Planned Parenthood is the villain here not Komen – they tried to do what was right but caved to a vicious attack. Planned Parenthood does trash the lives of innocent unborn babies.

Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood.

I just received this article from the Washington Times. Cathy Ruse makes a good argument for the truth of the report that the Girl Scouts are connected to Planned Parenthood. The largest provider of abortions. Komen tried to sever funding and they were attacked in a mafia style manner and finally caved. The mafia kills and maims. Planned Parenthood kills unborn babies and maims women. They are under federal and state investigation for medicaid fraud. Although they love to say that defunding planned parenthood will cause women to not be able to get mammograms – PLANNED PARENTHOOD DOES NOT GIVE MAMOGRAMS!!! They only recommend. Is their claim a lie – YES – but no one is brave enough to face off with this ravenous giant.
Pat

RUSE: Planned Parenthood, Girl Scout cookie monster
Girls’ group may regret sex-ed partnership as snack sales suffer
By Cathy Cleaver Ruse

The Washington Times
Monday, February 6, 2012
Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times
Across the country, angry emails bombard official Girl Scout computers. In Northern Virginia, a Catholic church bans the Scouts from meeting on its property. An Idaho television station reports that a “rumor” about a Girl Scout-Planned Parenthood alliance is disrupting this year’s cookie sales.
Emails and random churches are one thing, the bottomline is quite another.
The cookie sale is the Girl Scouts’ largest fundraiser, bringing in close to a billion dollars annually. This year, some girls will come equipped with credit-card scanners to expedite the sale. But even high-tech toddlers won’t make up for the loss if overall sales are down.
Girl Scout headquarters knows that Planned Parenthood scares parents – why else would it publish an official disclaimer? Its website claims that “Girl Scouts of the USA does not have a relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood,” and yet there is evidence everywhere that this is patently, even laughably, untrue.
For starters, it’s impossible to explain away the admission on national television by Girl Scout CEO Kathy Cloninger that the organization has a relationship with Planned Parenthood, and indeed, no such attempt has been made. Her words stand today as the single most damning admission of the truth on the matter: “We partner with many organizations. We have relationships with … Planned Parenthood organizations across the country.”
Long-standing relationships, it turns out. For 14 years,the Girls Scouts of Waco, Texas, co-sponsored a sex-education conference with Planned Parenthood featuring a book written by a member of Planned Parenthood’s Board of Advocates titled, “It’s Perfectly Normal.” This charming tome, given to Girl Scouts in attendance (some as young as 10), replete with graphic sketches of sex organs and techniques, tells kids that abortion can be a “positive experience.”
If Girl Scout defenders call this old news, show them the current Planned Parenthood sex-ed program, “Real Life. Real Talk,” where the Girl Scouts of NYPENN are listed as a valuable partner. (A screenshot of the page is saved at FRCBlog.com.)
A cottage industry of Girl Scouts watchdog groups has flourished online with names like Girl Scouts Why Not, 100 Questions For the Girl Scouts, Honest Girl Scouts, Speak NowGirl Scouts, and a Facebook page called Make-the-Girl-Scouts-Clean-Again. There are others.
Visit these sites to see Girl Scouts tax returns showing its annual million-dollar-plus contribution to the radical World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, an aggressively pro-abortion organization that openly partners with International Planned Parenthood Federation. (Incidentally, every little girl who signs up for the Girl Scouts is automatically made a member of this umbrella group.) See the biographies of speakers at the Girl Scouts’ 2011 national convention and discover their positions with Planned Parenthood and their promotion of Planned Parenthood. Read experts from Girl Scouts literature encouraging girls to visit Planned Parenthood programs and websites.
What has Girl Scouts headquarters in highest dudgeon, however, is the revelation that their “girls only” meeting at the United Nations included a sex book by Planned Parenthood. The meeting occurred during the annual Commission on the Status of Women in 2010 and the book, “Healthy, Happy and Hot” had tips for kids such as this one: “Many people think sex is just about vaginal or anal intercourse. … But, there are lots of different ways to have sex and lots of different types of sex. There is no right or wrong way to have sex. Just have fun, explore and be yourself!”
Girl Scout officials deny they distributed it, but Sharon Slater, mother of seven and president of Family Watch International, insists it was there. She tried to attend the meeting but was ushered out. Ms. Slater waited outside the door, slipped back in when it was over, and picked up one of the booklets from a stack on a table.
The Girl Scouts deny they distributed the brochure, but are they playing word games? They also suggest another group could have left it in the room, but their meeting fell on the first day of the Commission, and earlier groups in the room addressed climate change and counterterrorism.
Girl Scout officials feigning shock that a nasty Planned Parenthood book was found in their meeting is like Captain Renault in “Casablanca” feigning shock that gambling is taking place. It just doesn’t ring true. Planned Parenthood and Girl Scout executives are kindred spirits.
The Girl Scouts are trying to walk a fine line, really. Their challenge was well expressed by Idaho Girl Scouts CEO Shelli Rambo Roberson. After complaining the “rumor” was having an impact on cookie sales, she made a point of stressing that the Girl Scouts have nothing against Planned Parenthood – it’s just that the two organizations are completely separate.
In the end, the Girl Scouts want to keep their reputation and Planned Parenthood, too. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation dropped Planned Parenthood and received 20,000 emails of support and congratulation from pro-lifers and a surge in donations. It also received a public thrashing by Planned Parenthood and its media allies more vicious than anything in recent memory.
The best evidence that the Girl Scouts have not actually severed ties with Planned Parenthood is that Planned Parenthood has not tried to destroy them.
• Cathy Cleaver Ruse is senior fellow for legal studies at the Family Research Council.

February is “LUV” month

It is February and I am about to have my annual rant about “luv” the illusion that masquerades as true love. No one ever wants to talk about true love– the love that is a choice not an emotion. I get so annoyed in February with all the commercial hype about “luv.”
I started using the word “luv” a few years ago to differentiate it from true love when I heard so many young girls going into an abortion clinic telling me how much “in love” they were with the boyfriend who did not want the baby. In one case I talked to a young man outside a killing place who claimed that he wanted his child but he felt he had to “stand by” his girlfriend who he loved. I asked him is he really loved her, enough to care for her and their child. He said he did but that she wanted an abortion. I told him that this old lady probably knew what his girlfriend really wanted better than he. I explained that when a woman asks a man to support her or “stand by her” ( bad song lyric!) she really was wanting him to commit to “stand by her at the front of a church” and promise before God to provide for, protect and love her for a life time. I told him that is a big commitment but if they both really loved each other, that is what she wanted. He said “Really?—Are you sure?” I responded “Actually I cannot truly know your heart or hers but isn’t she worth a try? – Go ask her to marry you!” He went into the killing mill and came out with her – she was crying happy tears and as they drove off they both gave me “thumbs up.”
“Luv” is a destructive illusion born and sustained by romantic novels, TV shows, and movies. It has little to do with reality and therefore creates an unrealistic expectation within us women. What husband can ever compete with the hero of a romantic novel? He will always look imperfect when compared to an unreal standard. Just as pornography poisons good men, causing them to hold their wives to an unreal physical standard, romantic media can poison women. Both are dangerous and can undermine relations. Men, please guard your eyes from even seemingly “soft” pornography. Ladies, please be careful of the danger of “luv.” I am not saying that romantic stuff is sin—just dangerous if you overindulge. Just like wonderful chocolate candy, it needs to be taken in moderation. Yes, I have been known to enjoy an occasional “chick flic” but I must always remember that this is “luv” not love. We must always be wary and guard our hearts. Fiction is just that—fiction—not true, and therefore not worthy of being a yardstick by which we judge real people. The Bible is a standard that is always true—why not use that to judge? The Bible gives a great definition of love
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.1 Corinthians 13:4-7
The interesting thing about the above description is that it leads us to measure ourselves and strive to develop these traits, rather than measure others. That’s what scripture does– leads us to strive to be more like Christ. It is sad but true that we cannot change others, only ourselves. As we change and become more Christ like, our spouses will change because of that, not because of nagging, or complaining. (I am sorry guys but I’m speaking to the women here because I am one.) Even an unbeliever may change.
… that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife? 1 Corinthians 7: 12b-14, 16

Love has four forms, agape (godly love), phileo (brotherly love) between friends, storge (familial love) between parents & children, husbands & wives, and siblings, and eros, (sexual, romantic love). Eros, in marriage, is not “luv.” Eros, sexual love, designed by God for marriage, does not fade when experienced within the marriage covenant and, in addition, storge love also develops. “Luv” is only lust and will always fade!
Last Fall when I visited Auschwitz I learned of a good example of love. A Polish Priest, Fr. Kolbe was imprisoned in Auschwitz for aiding Jews when there was an escape attempt. The Nazi’s had a way if discouraging this. When one prisoner escaped, ten prisoners were killed even if they did not know of the escape. The prisoners were put into a starvation bunker (windowless, small cell) without food or water until they all died one by one. When one man’s name was called as one of the ten he cried—what will happen to my wife and children? Fr. Kolbe stepped forward and begged the guards to take him instead. The guard accepted and the man lived to tell F. Kolbe’s story. He was the last to die and spent the time waiting for death to pray and minister to the others. When finally died they found his body in a corner of the cell with a beautiful smile on his emaciated face. That is love!
When a poor mother says she is not hungry so her children can have the small amount of food she could afford, that is love! When a father works two or more jobs just to keep his family fed, that is love! When a family chooses life for an unexpected baby, even when it means they will have to give up some “pleasures,” that is love! When a sidewalk counselor goes regularly to the killing place to stand in the heat and cold just to offer hope through Jesus to women, many of which will reject her offer, that is love! When someone cares for their ailing or aged parent or spouse even when it means round-the-clock service, that is love! When two people who have made a covenant before God to be faithful, as long as they both shall live, weather the hard times together, that is love and it is the kind of love that only gets stronger through time—true love!!
I would like to propose that we use Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, to commit to remain pure until marriage, if we are single, and faithful to the marriage covenant, if we are married. Think of it as a Valentines gift to your spouse (or future spouse.) I am sure this will mean more than any Hallmark card you can find!