Reader says Planned Parenthood promotes ‘culture of death’
To the Editor:
This is regarding Joe Tribulas letter in the Jan. 13 Tri-City times. I have a few questions for him.
Do you know who Margaret Sanger is?
She was the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was a racist and believer in eugenics. Her intent was to create a better race by controlling fertility of those she thought inferior: the poor, the disabled, the "feeble-minded," the sickly, etc. She visited Hitler's Germany and applauded his programs. She strategically had abortion mills planted in low socio-economic, urban areas and in the South. As a result of this "smart" planning by Planned Parenthood, in the defense of "reproductive freedom," the abortion rate of black women, who comprise only 13% of the U.S. population, account for nearly 40% of the total number of abortions performed in America. If you consider that there have been 48 million + abortions since 1973, that's nearly 20 million African Americans who have never existed.
We have Barack Obama in the White House who claims to be an African American. Why does this statistic not infuriate him? What a zealous advocate he would be for the biggest civil rights issue of our time. What a shame.
Do you know what Planned Parenthood is?
It is the biggest abortion provider in the United States aborting over 240,000 babies every year, puts minors on birth control and provides abortions to them without their parent's consent. They also receive $336.7 million dollars a year in our tax money. I don't want a penny of my tax money funding abortions, do you?
Did you know that since Roe v. Wade, the law that was going to decrease the incidence of abortion by providing "safe" abortions for women, that the number of abortions has just continued to increase every year since its inception? It hasn't decreased the incidence of abortion: 1.2 million abortions a year, 3,288 per day, 137 per hour, 9 every 4 minutes, 1 every 26 seconds.
Did you know that abortions are the most common and frequently performed surgery and in many states can be performed without a parent's consent?
Did you know that it's against the law to perform a surgical procedure on a minor without their parent's consent (even piercing their ears), but it's not when the invasive surgical procedure is an abortion?
You speak of the era preceding Roe v.Wade as having the highest death rate of women, what about the highest death rate of unborn babies since Roe v.Wade— over 48 million people? Men, women, children, great scholars, healers, inventors, leaders, theologians, artists, who will never have the opportunity to be productive American citizens. Don't you think the economy of our country has been drastically affected by over 48 million people not being a part of it? It would be like taking 5 states with the population of Michigan off the map. I think that would definitely affect the socio-economic workings of a country, don't you?
Did you know that women who have abortions have increased incidences of depression, anger, anxiety, psychosis, homicide and suicide? They are fed a tale of lies that "it's not a baby," that "it's just a ball of tissue," that "it (the baby) will destroy your life." The opposite occurs, these women (and men) are hurt, damaged, broken. They realize too late that the "choice" they made will stick with them forever. Their psychological, emotional and spiritual health is forever compromised, because deep down they know that what they were told was untrue. It was a baby, a person, a human being.
The pro-life movement is all about saving babies and these wounded men and women. It's about raising awareness to what John Paul II called the "culture of death." It's about charitably answering questions, like the few I've listed above with facts, not fiction. I pray, Joe, that this helps you and many others who are uninformed about the true goal of the pro-life movement in this country. May God bless the most vulnerable among us from conception to natural death.
Editor's note: The assertions in this letter are not verified as fact and therefore are considered the opinions of the writer.
January 27, 2010