Thursday, February 28, 2008

still think it's a fundamental right?

the founder of planned parenthood, margaret sanger, was a well-known proponent of eugenics and minority abortions. she said, in 1921, that eugenics through abortion is "the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems." at another point, she lamented "the ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all." (Emphasis added.)

planned parenthood has located 79% of its clinics nationwide in minority neighborhoods. about 35% of all abortions are performed on blacks, even though they comprise less than 13% of the population. almost half of all black pregnancies are aborted. black women are 4.8 times as likely as non-hispanic white women to have an abortion, and hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely. Jones RK et al., Abortion in the United States: Incidence and access to services, 2005, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2008, (forthcoming). under the legal theory of disparate impact, planned parenthood is engaged in a form of racial genocide.

further note that abortion disproportionately targets the poor: the abortion rate among women living below the federal poverty level ($9,570 for a single woman with no children) is more than four times that of women above 300% of the poverty level (44 vs. 10 abortions per 1,000 women). Jones RK, Darroch JE and Henshaw SK, Patterns in the socioeconomic characteristics of women obtaining abortions in 2000–2001, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2002, 34(5):226–235.

here's the real and frightening shame on the church: forty-three percent of women getting abortions identify themselves as protestant, and 27% as catholic. (Jones, 2002).

1 comment:

emprtex said...

Ben are you familiar with the book "Freakonomics?" Levitt and something or other draw the conclusion that the severe drop in crime that the U.S. experienced in the 90's, bucking the upward trend and forecasts of our nations law enforcement officials, can be attributed to Roe v. Wade and the lack of a generation of criminals who would have been coming of age about the time crime begins to decrease.

I agree with your assessment that abortion is legalized eugenics. I further add that it is difficult to put the blame squarely onto any one group in the political realm, because all of the groups benefit from the existence of abortion; i.e. Dem: womans right to chose, Rep: lower crime rates and birth rates = lower taxes less crowding in prisons etc.

My observation is that these days the church is to quick to side with a group/individual and not realize the inconsistencies in policy that abound. Or maybe they do realize and don't care which is even worse.