CHAPTER 67 — PLANNED PARENTHOOD QUOTES
American Life League

The pill, in my opinion and that of my colleagues, is an important prophylaxis, perhaps the most important, against one of the gravest sociomedical illnesses extant. That, of course, is unwanted pregnancy.

Alan Guttmacher, M.D., former Medical Director of thePlanned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).[1]

Anti-Life Philosophy.

Planned Parenthood is the greatest boon to poor women and children in the world. It is also the largest pro-family, pro-life organization in the United States. Planned Parenthood, through its many public assistance programs, helps families out of poverty by preventing unwanted pregnancies, aids women and men in preventing sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), and is a leader in helping women secure the fundamental right of controlling their own reproductive destinies.

Planned Parenthood: The Ultimate Anti-Life Organization.

Introduction.

Planned Parenthood, of all the anti-life organizations in the world, deserves special attention. PP has active branches in more than 70 countries, and tirelessly pushes its detailed anti-life agenda literally everywhere, from Alaska to Argentina, from Moscow to Mozambique, and from Boston to Buenos Aires.

PP's minions are uniformly committed to every unethical and immoral activity imaginable: abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, organized atheism, incest, pornography, racism, and homosexuality, just to name a few.

All Planned Parenthood organizers and executives are stamped out of the same rotten mold. They literally cannot rise in the PP organization unless they are totally loyal to Margaret Sanger's ultimate goal of "a race of thoroughbreds."

It is literally impossible to find a Planned Parenthood worker who is pro-life.

The Quotes Speak for Themselves.

Instead of wasting energy condemning Planned Parenthood, it is more instructive to allow this hideous organization to speak for itself. The remainder of this chapter lists just a very few Planned Parenthood quotes, divided into categories. References are included with each quote.

These revealing quotes show just how evil Planned Parenthood really is, and how long it has been deeply involved in the destruction of the unborn and of society in general. These are not isolated instances; every Planned Parenthood organization must adhere to these principles.

The following sections give examples of more than one hundred Planned Parenthood quotes on the following subjects.

THIS CHAPTER CONTAINS PLANNED PARENTHOOD QUOTES REGARDING;

(1) Abortion
(2) Forced abortion and coercive population control
(3) Sex-selection abortions
(4) Pregnancy
(5) Informed consent
(6) Husband's rights
(7) Teenage promiscuity
(8) Ineffectiveness of sex education/contraception
(9) Euthanasia
(10) Incest
(11) Sex with animals (bestiality)
(12) Homosexuality
(13) Racist eugenics
(14) Religion
(15) Respecting the law
(16) Mother Teresa
(17) Those who disagree with them
(18) Children

(1) Planned Parenthood on Abortion.

An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health. it may make you sterile, so that when you want a child you cannot have it ... Birth control merely postpones the beginning of life.

Planned Parenthood pamphlet entitled "Plan Your Children," 1963.

One sperm plus one egg = one baby.

Planned Parenthood/World Population pamphlet entitled "ABCs of Birth Control," 1973, page 4.

In the mid-1960's, Planned Parenthood's attitude towards the unborn changed dramatically from that shown in the above quotes. It established as a firm goal the increase of abortions in its clinics from 45,000 per year to 80,000 per year.

Michael Schwarty, "Bringing the Sexual Revolution Home: Planned Parenthood's Five-Year Plan." America, February 18, 1978.

How come they [right-to-lifers] don't get upset over a little kid having its tonsils out? That's worse than having an abortion any day!

"Abortion Eve," 1973 comic book by Chin Lyvely and Joyce Sutton, promoted by Planned Parenthood.

For all women who are faced with unwanted pregnancies, Planned Parenthood is committed to preserving the constitutionally protected right to obtain medically safe, legal abortions.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, "The Facts Speak Louder: Planned Parenthood's Critique of 'The Silent Scream'," 1985, page 1.

Until we reach the millennium when we have a perfect contraceptive, when every pregnancy is planned and all children are born wanted, Planned Parenthood will continue to provide not only sex education and contraception but also abortion.

Planned Parenthood spokesman, quoted by Richard D. Glasow, Ph.D. "Ideology Compels Fervid PPFA Abortion Advocacy." National Right to Life News, March 28, 1985, page 5.

The only avenue the International Planned Parenthood Federation and its allies could travel to win the battle for abortion on demand is through sex education.

Alan Guttmacher, May 3, 1973, quoted in Humanity Magazine, August/September 1979, page 11, and in ALL About Issues, December 1979, page 2.

Most professionals and volunteers associated with Planned Parenthood have accepted, for a long time, the necessity of abortion as an integral part of any complete or total family planning program.

Richard D. Glasow, Ph.D. "Planned Parenthood 1969-1972: Assuming an Activist Posture on Behalf of Legalized Abortion." National Right to Life News, January 31, 1985, page 6.

First as you know, as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our outrageous and our courageous leader we will probably find a number of areas in which we may want to find more about Margaret Sanger than we thought we wanted to know ... we should be very proud of what we are and what our mission is. It is a very grand mission ... abortion is only the tip of the iceberg.

Transcript of the address given by Faye Wattleton, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, at its annual luncheon in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 5, 1979.

We know that the abortion issue is our issue.

Faye Wattleton, Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1984.

... it seems to me that there are clearly increasing concerns out there that we need to address ourselves to if we ultimately want to come down with the reality that in spite of all those concerns, in spite of all those changes in viability, in spite of those capacities to intercede in fetal developments, that the ultimate choice about carrying a pregnancy to term can only be made by the woman who is pregnant, we will lose it [the right to choose].

Alfred Moran, executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood of New York, at the 1983 National Abortion Federation annual meeting in Minneapolis. Quoted in National Right to Life News. "Technical Advances to Make Pro-Abortion Position Tougher." May 26, 1983, page 12.

Is the fetus alive? Is it alive? Algae is alive, and earthworms, and your appendix. Mold on the bread in the refrigerator is alive. People are not agreed on what a life is ... If you look at pictures of human, chicken, pig, and turtle embryos at the same stage of development, it is difficult to tell them apart.

Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood booklet entitled "Let's Tell the Truth About Abortion."

Note that the "Let's Tell the Truth" booklet definitively declares that "mold on the bread in the refrigerator is alive," then states baldly that nobody knows what life is. Since, according to Planned Parenthood, mold is alive and the preborn are only "potential life," mold therefore has a higher status than a nine-month preborn baby in the eyes of Planned Parenthood.

Curiously, former Planned Parenthood president Faye Wattleton admits that the preborn are alive in her recent book:

There are many sperm cells in the [seminal] fluid. If one of them meets an egg cell inside the mother, new life can begin to grow ... If one of your friends is pregnant, ask her to let your child 'feel the baby move.' ... A baby grows in a special place inside the mother, called the uterus not in her stomach. In nine months it is born.

Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). How to Talk with Your Child About Sexuality. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986, 150 pages. A detailed review of this book may be obtained from Jim Sedlak, Director, Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), Post Office Box 8, LaGrangeville, New York 12540.

In July of 1989, the United States Supreme Court allowed individual States to slightly limit access to abortions. Faye Wattleton, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, complained that "This decision leaves abortion to the vagaries of our residents."[2]

Several months later, Wattleton (who was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association in 1986) wrote in The Humanist that "We need to remove the abortion issue forever from the legislative arena. We need a universal recognition that our civil liberties are off-limits to partisan debate!"[3]

In other words, Planned Parenthood doesn't trust either the legislatures or the people to make up their own minds on issues that PP wants to declare "off limits." This is a prime indicator of a totalitarian or Fascist organization.

(2) Planned Parenthood on Forced Abortions and Coercive Population Control.

The following quotes from Planned Parenthood are especially frightening when one realizes that the first two already reflect cold reality and the others recommend forced abortions right here in the United States!

I predict the possibility that eventually coercion [in population programs] may become necessary. [Such force may be required] in areas where the pressure is the greatest, possibly in India and China.

Planned Parenthood spokesman, quoted by Richard D. Glasow, Ph.D. "Ideology Compels Fervid PPFA Abortion Advocacy." National Right to Life News, March 28, 1985, page 5.

It will be difficult to control world population if contraceptive methods are not combined with abortion ...

Benjamin Viel, M.D., International Planned Parenthood Foundation, 1971.

Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, proposed an "American Baby Code (ABC)," which included the following articles;

Article 3. A marriage shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood.

Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.

Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

Margaret Sanger. "The American Baby Code." The American Weekly, May 27, 1934, pages 3 and 4. Quoted by Randy Engel during United States Senate hearings entitled "Declaration of U.S. Policy of Population Stabilization By Voluntary Means, 1971." Special Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Labor & Public Welfare, United States Senate, 92nd Congress, First Session, on S.J.R. 108, August 5, October 5, 8, and 14, and November 3, 1971.

Planned Parenthood has also seriously proposed much more recently the following population control measures for the United States;

• institute a substantial marriage tax;
• provided bonuses for delayed marriage and childbearing;
• require women to work but provide few child care facilities;
• reduce or eliminate all maternity leave or benefits;
• limit or eliminate public financed medical care, scholarships, housing, loans
   and subsidies to families with more than a certain number of children;
• compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies;
• stock certificate-type permits for children;
• payments to encourage contraception;
• payments to encourage sterilization;
• payments to encourage abortions; and
• compulsory sterilization for those who have had two children.

Memo dated March 11, 1969, entitled "Examples of Proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility by Universality or Selectivity of Impact." From Frederick S. Jaffe, Vice President of Planned Parenthood/World Population, to Bernard Berelson.

These two documents, of course, are an outline of the Draconian population control and one-child policy currently being vigorously enforced in the People's Republic of China. Refer to Chapter 50, "Forced Abortions," in order to see the remarkable similarity between the above documents and what is actually happening elsewhere in the world. No wonder Planned Parenthood applauds China's inhuman population control policy it was originally Planned Parenthood's idea!

Keep in mind that the above articles were intended for implementation in the United States, not in China!

(3) Planned Parenthood on Sex-Selection Abortions.

... once the state of the fetal diagnostic art moves from second to first trimester, so abortion falls within the menstrual extraction period. Planned parenthood will increasingly connote planning the sex as well as the spacing of offspring.

Planned Parenthood spokesman, quoted in Lisa Andrusko. "A Fact of Life: What Are "Sex-Selection Abortions?"" National Right to Life News, March 14, 1985, page 3.

(4) Planned Parenthood on Pregnancy.

Unwanted pregnancy is transmitted sexually, is socially and emotionally pathologic ... and has many other characteristics of the conventional venereal diseases. The incubation time, defined as the period between exposure (mid-cycle coitus) and the development of initial symptoms (usually missed menses), averages approximately two weeks.

Willard Cates Jr., M.D., et al. "Abortion as a Treatment for Unwanted Pregnancy: The Number Two Sexually-Transmitted Condition." Address presented to the Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, November 11-12, 1976.

The pill, in my opinion and that of my colleagues, is an important prophylaxis, perhaps the most important, against one of the gravest sociomedical illnesses extant. That, of course, is unwanted pregnancy.

Alan Guttmacher, M.D., Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Senator Gaylord Nelson's (D-Wi.) Hearings on Competitive Problems in the Drug Industry, by the Senate Subcommittee on Monopoly Select Committee on Small Business, Part 16, page 6,572, February 25, 1970.

We have yet to beat our public health drums for birth control in the way we beat them for polio vaccine; we are still unable to put babies in the class of dangerous epidemics, even though that is the exact truth.

Mary S. Calderone, M.D., Medical Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and founder, Sex Education and Information Council of the United States (SIECUS). Medical Morals newsletter, February-March 1968.

[Pregnancy] is an episodic, moderately extended, chronic condition ... May be defined as an illness ... treated by evacuation of the uterine contents.

Warren Hern, M.D. "Is Pregnancy Really Normal?" Alan Guttmacher Institute's Family Planning Perspectives, January 1971, page 9.

Opponents of oral contraceptives always talk in terms of the treatment of 'healthy women.' Those of us who have to treat women who are pregnant with an unwanted baby do not feel that she can be considered to be healthy.

Elizabeth B. Connell, M.D., Planned Parenthood Medical Advisory Council, New York City, 1964. Senator Gaylord Nelson's (D-Wi.) Hearings on Competitive Problems in the Drug Industry, by the Senate Subcommittee on Monopoly Select Committee on Small Business, Part 16, page 6,523, February 25, 1970.

Many parents are shocked to find Planned Parenthood giving their daughters birth control pills. The point is still under debate as to whether pregnancy is a disability, a disease, a choice or a right.

Rachel Cressman, Program Director, Planned Parenthood, quoted in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegram, July 20, 1978.

It's hard work to have a baby! Then two years of slave labor and 16 years of responsibility! You never have a moment's freedom! The simplest trip to the grocery store has to be planned like a military campaign! From the moment you decide not to have an abortion, that kid is going to determine your life!

"Abortion Eve," 1973 comic book by Chin Lyvely and Joyce Sutton, promoted by Planned Parenthood, pages 14 and 15.

In early 1966, the present writer attended a conference at which the Population Crisis Committee was trying to persuade certain groups within the National Institute of Health to give greater priority to family planning in their mental health programs. The writer and others found it somewhat embarrassing to have to confess that there was little clear evidence that unwanted conceptions were in a worse light than other conceptions.

Professor Edward Pohlman, Social Science Committee of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "Unwanted Conception: Research on Desirable Consequences." Eugenics Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 2, 1967.

(5) Planned Parenthood on Informed Consent.

I am all for educating the American medical professional. I have rather dim enthusiasm for attempting to educate the recipients of therapy. I think the dispenser of the therapy is the person who must be educated and not the recipient ... Now, I do not think that you are going to be able to educate the American woman as to what she should or should not do with regard to the pill. I think you can educate the American doctor. He is educatable ... My feeling is that when you attempt to instruct American womanhood in this, which is a pure medical matter which I am afraid she has not the background to understand, you are creating in her simply a panic reaction without much intellectual background.

Alan Guttmacher, M.D., Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Senator Gaylord Nelson's (D-Wi.) Hearings on Competitive Problems in the Drug Industry, by the Senate Subcommittee on Monopoly Select Committee on Small Business, Part 16, page 6,523, February 25, 1970. Pages 6,610, 6,568 and 6,572.

(6) Planned Parenthood on a Husband's Rights.

When interviewed about the rights of husbands to protect their own preborn children, Louise Tyrer, vice-president of medical affairs at Planned Parenthood, reacted in a manner typical of the utter callousness that pro-abortionists show towards any rights other than their own.

But it doesn't matter how much men scream and holler that they are being left out [of the abortion decision]. There are some things that they are never going to be able to experience fully. I say, 'tough luck.'

Quoted in John Leo. "Sharing the Pain of Abortion." Time Magazine, September 26, 1983, page 78.

(7) Planned Parenthood on Teenage Promiscuity.

We are not going to be an organization promoting celibacy or chastity.

Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood. Quoted in the Los Angeles Times, October 17, 1986, Part V, page 1. Also quoted in Judie Brown. "The Wattleton-Sanger Tradition: Deception." ALL About Issues, May 1988, pages 18 and 19.

Notice the quote below, which is by Louise Tyrer, Planned Parenthood's assistant director of medical affairs. She is recommending birth control for girls who have not yet begun to menstruate and in this country, first menstruation occurs at an average age of 13!

Girls who have not begun to menstruate need to be told they can become pregnant. Advise using condoms with foam if intercourse is sporadic or OCs [oral contraceptives] if is occurs regularly ... Oral contraceptives can be safely prescribed prior to menarche [first menstruation].

Louise Tyrer, M.D., Vice President for Medical Affairs for Planned Parenthood. "What Every Teen Should Know About Contraceptives." Contemporary Pediatrics, October 1989, pages 68 to 82 and 94.

Our alternative solution is to be ready as educators and parents to help young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage. By sanctioning sex before marriage, we will prevent fear and guilt. We must also relieve those who have them of their fears and guilt feelings, and we must be ready to provide young boys and girls with the best contraception measures available so they will have the necessary means to achieve sexual satisfaction without having to risk possible pregnancy. We owe this to them.

Dr. Lena Levine. "Psychosexual Development." Planned Parenthood News, Summer 1953, page 10.

If, however, you have separated your sex and love needs ... then you could have a hundred partners and still be a perfect candidate for a good close relationship later on. So having multiple sexual partners in itself doesn't mean anything.

Harvey Caplan, M.D., staff clinician at Planned Parenthood/ World Population of Alameda-San Francisco. Quoted in The Joy of Birth Control by Stephanie Mills, PPFA board member.

Premarital intercourse does have its definite values as a training ground for marriage or some other committed relationship ... to make everyday comparisons again, it's like taking a car out for a test run before you buy it.

Wardell Pomeroy, Ph.D. Boys and Sex. Delacorte Press, New York, 1981. Page 117. This book is used in numerous public school systems in the United States.

Do you want a convenient warm body? Buy one. That's right. There are women who have freely chosen that business; buy one. Do you want a virgin to marry? Buy one. There are girls in that business, too. Marriage is the price you'll pay, and you'll get the virgin. Very temporarily.

Sheri Tepper, "You've Changed the Combination!" Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Denver, Colorado, 1977, page 18.

No religious views, no moral standards, are to deflect the child from the overriding purposes of self-discovery, self-assertion, and self-gratification.

Planned Parenthood Sex Education and Mental Health Report, 1979.

Sex is too important to glop it up with sentiment. If you feel sexy, for heaven's sake, admit it to yourself. If the feeling and the tension bother you, you can masturbate.

Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood pamphlet, "The Perils of Puberty."

According to Planned Parenthood, of all the health care services that teens may require, the four services most needed are abortion, contraception, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and obstetric care. In fact, Planned Parenthood asserts that ten-year olds have the right to contraception, sterilization, and abortion without their parents' knowledge!

International Planned Parenthood Foundation, Adolescent Fertility, London, 1983, page 31.

Masturbation is a natural and harmless expression of sexuality ... Even many church groups have modified their stand, seeing it more as a healthy, normal release of sexual tension than as the sinful, unnatural act it was once considered to be.

Our advice, the first time you see a small child fondling himself, is to take this teachable moment and try to get across the message that masturbating is something practically everyone does because it feels good, that there's nothing wrong with it, that it's okay with you (if it is), but that it is something to be done in private.

Adolescent boys and girls would both welcome reassurance from their parents people whose values they trust that solitary sexual activity is okay. They would be even more relieved to hear that it actually has undeniable benefits.

Many boys, at some point in their development, make it a group event with one or more [other] boys.

Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). How to Talk with Your Child About Sexuality. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986, 150 pages. A detailed review of this book may be obtained from Jim Sedlak, Director, Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), Post Office Box 8, LaGrangeville, New York 12540.

Discussing contraception which is vitally important, we stress again does not mean and is seldom interpreted by teenagers to mean that you have given permission for them to have intercourse.

[You must say] "We hope very much that you won't get sexually involved until you're mature enough to handle it, but if you ever decide to, please use one of the kinds of birth control we told you about." Once this has been said, teenagers know they need not be afraid that buying or using contraceptives is going to bring on parental wrath.

If parents do not want their children to become pregnant or to make someone pregnant while they are teenagers, they must give them information about contraception and, by so doing, give them permission to use it when they have sex.

Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). How to Talk with Your Child About Sexuality. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986, 150 pages. A detailed review of this book may be obtained from Jim Sedlak, Director, Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), Post Office Box 8, LaGrangeville, New York 12540.

Let's assume that Freddy and Imogene are involved and they have talked about family planning and they're out at Waller Park and it's 10:30 at night and they've got about half their clothes off and they are sexually aroused and stimulated, and is Imogene going to say, "Freddy let's get our family planning. Let's drive back and we'll get my diaphragm and come back to Waller Park?" Is that ironic?

Talk given to a freshman-sophomore health class on January 7, 1983, at Righetti High School, Santa Maria, California, by Robert Webber, Director of Santa Barbara North County Planned Parenthood.

There are certain things that you do not want to talk about to your parents. There are certain things they don't want to talk about to you. The only thing you owe anyone is courtesy. You don't owe anyone 'love.' If you think your parents are great, that's wonderful. If you don't get along, that's too bad but it's no lifetime tragedy. How you feel about them isn't nearly as important as how you feel about yourself. And if you start thinking and talking about them all the time, you may find yourself still doing it at age fifty with no one listening.

Sheri Tepper, "You've Changed the Combination!" Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Denver, Colorado, 1977, page 18.

Why, if they have acknowledged the ineffectiveness of sex education and contraception for teenagers (see below), does Planned Parenthood continue to advocate teenage promiscuity? There is a very logical and fundamental reason for this advocacy: Self-perpetuation. According to their Annual Service Reports, Planned Parenthood has performed more than 1,100,000 abortions since 1970 and these abortions, performed in their 55 abortion clinics, have hauled in more than a quarter of a billion dollars of revenue!

The above quotes are typical of the value-free garbage Planned Parenthood forces onto your teenagers. They are smart enough to know it is garbage, and they also know it is wrong. Perhaps the most compelling evidence of this is that Planned Parenthood's president, Faye Wattleton, would not dare send her own precious daughter into the morass that she herself has been instrumental in creating; "My daughter is ten, and like other ten-year olds, she has got the world on a string. My solace in confronting her sexual maturation is the knowledge that she attends an all-girl school, and that's exactly where I intend to keep her for as long as I can."[4]

(8) Planned Parenthood on the Ineffectiveness of Sex Education and Contraception.

Too many of us are focused upon stopping teenage sexual activity rather than stopping teenage pregnancy ... Sexuality education must be a fundamental part of the school curricula from kindergarten through twelfth grade in every school district in the country ... Easier access to contraception must be another priority access without any barriers. We must establish many more school-based health clinics that provide contraceptives as part of general health care.

Faye Wattleton, PPFA President. "Reproductive Rights for a More Humane World." The Humanist, July/August 1986 page 7.

In early 1966, the present writer attended a conference at which the Population Crisis Committee was trying to persuade certain groups within the National Institute of Health to give greater priority to family planning in their mental health programs. The writer and others found it somewhat embarrassing to have to confess that there was little clear evidence that unwanted conceptions were in a worse light than other conceptions.

Professor Edward Pohlman, Social Science Committee of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American. "Unwanted Conception: Research on Desirable Consequences." Eugenics Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 2, 1967.

The number of abortions per 100 pregnancies experienced, and the percentages of total reproductive wastage due to induced abortion, are from three to four times greater, generally speaking, among contraceptors than among non-contraceptors ... The results are based upon the women's own admission of the extent to which they have resorted to induced abortion. They probably understate the true facts.

Raymond Pearl, M.D., The Natural History of Population. Oxford University Press: London and New York. 1939, pages 222, 240, and 241. Dr. Pearl was a member of Planned Parenthood in the 1930s, and used as the basis of his above quote information collected from 31,949 women who had delivered in the obstetrical wards of 139 hospitals.

At the risk of being repetitious, I would remind the group that we have found the highest frequency of induced abortions in the group which, in general, most frequently uses contraception.

Famous sex researcher Dr. Alfred E. Kinsey, at the April 1955 Conference on Induced Abortion, sponsored by PPFA.

It was recognized by conference participants that no scientific evidence has been developed to support the claim that the increased availability of contraceptive services will clearly result in a decreased illegal abortion rate.

Concluding statement signed by the leading sex researchers of the day at the April 1955 Conference on Induced Abortion, sponsored by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Cosigners included Alan Guttmacher, M.D.; Alfred E. Kinsey, M.D.; Christopher Tietze, M.D.; John Rock, M.D.; and Abraham Stone, M.D.

Evidence of rising abortion rates with the expanding use of contraceptives is now available for Korea, India, Taiwan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, and some parts of Latin America.

Malcolm Potts, M.D. (Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation), and Clive Wood, editors. New Concepts in Contraception. Baltimore: University Park Press, 1972. Page 12.

(9) Planned Parenthood on Euthanasia.

No such thing as a constitutional "right to life" exists for anyone, born or unborn.

Planned Parenthood lawyer Harriet Pilpel, in testimony before the United States Committee on Constitutional Amendments, March 1975.

(10) Planned Parenthood on Incest.

... incest between adults and younger children can also prove to be a satisfying and enriching experience. Incestuous relationships can and do work out well.

Wardell B. Pomeroy of Planned Parenthood. "A New Look at Incest," Forum Magazine, November 1976, pages 84 to 89.

(11) Planned Parenthood on Sex With Animals.

I have known cases of farm boys who have had a loving sexual relationship with an animal and who felt good about their behavior until they got to college, where they learned for the first time that what they had done was 'abnormal.' Then they were upset.

Wardell Pomeroy, Ph.D. Boys and Sex. Delacorte Press, New York, 1981. Pages 171 and 172. This book is used in numerous public school systems in the United States.

(12) Planned Parenthood on Homosexuality.

Note that, in the first quote shown below, Planned Parenthood acknowledges that sodomites are not "born that way," but instead choose to live their particular perverted deathstyle.

Most people are heterosexual. Some people choose to be homosexual or bisexual. A few adults choose not to have sexual relations, which is okay, too. We have no right to condemn a person because of his or her sexual preferences. Letting yourself be bothered by fear of homosexuality in yourself or others is irrational ...

A lot of people wonder about oral and anal sex (mouth to penis, vagina or anus; or penis to anus). Some say that such acts are perverse or degrading. Other people consider them to be a normal part of foreplay, or a substitute for intercourse. We say, no one has the right to condemn a person on the basis of that person's manner of sexual expression.

Sol Gordon, "Ten Heavy Facts About Sex" (comic book for teens), Ed-U Press, Syracuse, New York, 1975.

The chances are we all have homosexual or lesbian relatives, friends, or acquaintances ... The most positive approach to this subject is to remember that same-sex relationships may be equal to heterosexual relationships in their capacity for loving and caring.

Girls and boys need especially to be reassured that sexual play with a friend of one's own gender is fairly common and that it is not an indication of future, adult homosexuality.

Most sex educators would tell kids that oral sex is a form of sexual expression which many people find pleasurable and many others find unthinkable. Sexual behavior that is mutually agreed upon and harmful to neither partner is not considered a perversion.

Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). How to Talk with Your Child About Sexuality. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986, 150 pages. A detailed review of this book may be obtained from Jim Sedlak, Director, Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), Post Office Box 8, LaGrangeville, New York 12540.

Planned Parenthood has recommended homosexuality as a means of population control, i.e., "Universal impact (on population): Percentage increased homosexuality."

Memo dated March 11, 1969, entitled "Examples of Proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility by Universality or Selectivity of Impact." From Frederick S. Jaffe, Vice President of PP/World Population, to Bernard Berelson.

(13) Planned Parenthood On Racist Eugenics.

No one can really interpret what Sanger meant because she's dead.

Faye Wattleton, former president of Planned Parenthood. Quoted in the New York City Tribune, February 23, 1988, page 1. Also quoted in Judie Brown. "The Wattleton-Sanger Tradition: Deception." ALL About Issues, May 1988, pages 18 and 19.

Eugenics" is defined by the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary as "A science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed.

This so-called "science" has been discredited in large part because eugenics theory was the foundation of the Nazi extermination program in World War II.

Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League (later Planned Parenthood) was an avowed eugenicist whose principles have never been disavowed by any latter-day Planned Parenthood spokesperson. Many of her views and quotes supporting racist eugenics are listed and described in Chapter 68.

In fact, Sanger's grandson, Alexander C. Sanger, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of New York City in January of 1991. This organization has a budget of $18 million a year and 250 workers. Sanger boasted that

I intend to be out on the front lines of our issues. That is why I'm here ... Right now, we have three clinics in this city and I want ten more. We currently have a small storefront office in central Harlem, and it is my first priority to see if we can transform that into a clinic ... With all her success, my grandmother left some unfinished business, and I intend to finish it.[5]

Seeing how his grandmother desired to "exterminate the Black race," a clinic in Harlem would be a great way to "finish it."

And, of course, the former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Faye Wattleton, has said that "I believe Margaret Sanger would have been proud of us today if she had seen the directions that we have most recently in this organization taken."[6]

Keep this avid support in mind when reading the following quotes.

Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage 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 ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.

Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization. 1922. Chapter on "The Cruelty of Charity," pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.

In passing, we should here recognize the difficulties presented by the idea of 'fit' and 'unfit.' Who is to decide this question? The grosser, the more obvious, the undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind. But among the writings of the representative Eugenists [sic], one cannot ignore the distinct middle-class bias that prevails.

Margaret Sanger. Quoted in Charles Valenza. "Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?" Family Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, page 44.

The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.

Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do. The Proceedings of the First American Birth Control Conference. Held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City, November 11-12, 1921. Published by the Birth Control Review, Gothic Press, pages 172 and 174.

Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

I think you must agree ... that the campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics ... Birth control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the eugenic educator.

As an advocate of birth control I wish ... to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the 'unfit' and the 'fit,' admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation.

On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.

Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take the burden of the insane and feeble-minded from your back. [Mandatory] sterilization for these is the answer.

Margaret Sanger, October 1926 Birth Control Review.

Give dysgenic groups [people with 'bad genes'] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.

Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review.

[Slavs, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are] human weeds ... a deadweight of human waste ... [Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a] menace to the race.

Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.

Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the 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.

Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also discussed in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

Sanger's letter was in response to a memorandum by Dr. Gamble that stated, in part; "There is a great danger that we will fail because the Negroes think it a plan for extermination. Hence let's appear to let the colored run it as we appeared to let the South do the conference at Atlanta."

November 1939 memorandum by Dr. Clarence Gamble entitled "Suggestions for Negro Project." Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts.

I cannot overemphasize the importance of utilizing Negro professionals, fully integrated into the staff of this organization. This key professional worker could interpret the program and the objectives to them in the normal course of day to day contacts; could break down fallacious attitudes and beliefs and elements of distrust; could inspire the confidence of the group; and would not be suspected of the intent to eliminate the race.

Dr. Dorothy B. Ferebee. "Planned Parenthood as a Health Measure for the Negro Race." Address at the 1942 Birth Control Foundation of America (later Planned Parenthood) annual meeting. Source: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Margaret Sanger Collection.

[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children.

Sanger's credo of women's rights: "to live ... to love ... to be lazy ... to be an unmarried mother ... to create ... to destroy."

The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order.

The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

Even Marxist theorists, though apparently blind in other areas, recognize the obviously racist nature of the programs promulgated by Planned Parenthood and the other population controllers;

The not-so-concealed theme of some major figures in NARAL [National Abortion Rights Action League] and NOW [National Organization for Women] was that abortion should be legal because the most prolific breeders were welfare mothers from the dangerous classes ... the leader of NARAL in New York lobbied against the provisions to protect poor minority women from involuntary sterilization, and so did Planned Parenthood.

Alexander Cockburn, quoted in Proletarian Revolution, Fall 1989, page 28.

(14) Planned Parenthood on Religion.

Myth If you're very careful about rhythm, it always works.
Fact Tell that to a Catholic mother of ten kids."

Planned Parenthood advertisement placed in the Dallas Observer, January 30, 1986, entitled "Since Your Parents Are Afraid to Talk to You and Your School's Hands Are Probably Tied, Here's Some Hard Facts." Also quoted in ALL About Issues, August-September 1986, page 52.

On the back cover of a comic book promoted by Planned Parenthood and entitled "Abortion Eve" was a caricature of a pregnant Virgin Mary with an idiot Alfred E. Neuman face, saying "What, me worry?"

"Abortion Eve," 1973 comic book by Chin Lyvely and Joyce Sutton, promoted by Planned Parenthood.

In a 'bigot pack' of cartoons given to college newspapers, one drawing showed a Catholic bishop, holding a can of gasoline and some matches, saying, "now we're losing the flock on the subject of abortion but we're not worried we've got the faithful out burning down the clinics."

Chicago Area Planned Parenthood Association text accompanied by cartoon caricatures of religious leaders, April 8, 1978.

"ecause some people, some religious and semi-religious groups dominated by elderly men, simply cannot deal rationally with sex. They can't talk about it rationally, can't think about it rationally, and above all, can't give up the power which controlling other people gives them. They control other people through sex.

What groups? The Roman Catholic Church, the Mormon Church ...

Chicago Area Planned Parenthood Association text accompanied by cartoon caricatures of religious leaders, April 8, 1978.

Those old guys that make the rules, they never raised any kids. You can't let them boss you around when you got problems they don't know nothing about! ... I've been confessin' and confessin' and all it does is get me Hail Marys and more kids ...

Evita, a Hispanic "Catholic" woman, ridiculing the Catholic Church in "Abortion Eve," a 1973 comic book by Chin Lyvely and Joyce Sutton, promoted by Planned Parenthood, pages 3 and 16.

One Planned Parenthood poster, distributed in Latin America, shows a Catholic woman praying to the Virgin Mary. The caption reads, "O Mary, who conceived without sin, help me to sin without conceiving."

Planned Parenthood showed its utter contempt for religion in general and Catholics in particular when it bitterly condemned a proven and effective sex education program, Coleen Kelly Mast's Sex Respect, as shown below.

The [Sex Respect] program is inappropriate because it is a text with a religious point of view. A major portion of the references are from authors, organizations or publishers with specific religious agendas:

Couple to Couple League-----------------------CATHOLIC
Human Life Center------------------------------CATHOLIC
Hayes Publishing Co.----------------------------Pro-Life
Franciscan Herald Press-------------------------CATHILIC [sic]
Augsburg----------------------------------------LUTHERAN
Our Sunday Visitor Press------------------------CATHOLIC
Womanity Publications--------------------------Pro-Life
Dr. J.C. Willke----------------------------------Right to Life
Tyndale House Pub.-----------------------------Biblical
Pearson Institute---------------------------------CATHOLIC
Life Cycle Books--------------------------------Pro-Life

The question is; can you use any or all of a textbook with strong religious leanings? I think that utilization of this text violates the separation of church and state.

Undated form letter entitled "The Sex Respect curriculum, and alternatives." To: "Interested individuals." From Susan Newcomer, Director of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

(15) Planned Parenthood on Respecting the Law.

Planned Parenthood leaders constantly whine about the 'unconstitutionality' of various pro-life actions, and is especially fond of condemning such unlawful acts as rescue missions and the burning of abortion mills. This must mean that PP respects the law, right?

Guess again ...

We will disobey laws requiring notification to parents of minors receiving contraceptive drugs or devices.

Faye Wattleton, Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Human Right to Family Planning, 1984.

Family Planning Associates [the 180 United States Planned Parenthood affiliates] and other nongovernmental associations should not use the absence of law or the existence of an unfavorable law as an excuse for inaction; action outside the law, or even in violation of it, is part of the process of stimulating change.

International Planned Parenthood Federation. The Human Right to Family Planning, 1984. Co-signed by PPFA president Faye Wattleton.

It goes without saying that Planned Parenthood affiliates have long been involved in programs of abortion information counseling and referral [before abortion was legal]. Before the recent change in abortion laws, these activities were necessarily unpublicized ...

George Langmyhr, M.D., Medical Director, Planned Parenthood/World Population. "The Role of Planned Parenthood/World Population in Abortion." Implementation of Legal Abortion: A National Problem. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology series, medical department, Harper & Row, Volume 14, Number 4, December 1971.

There are some laws that can and should be broken ... restrictive abortion laws ... are as obsolete and irrelevant to the contemporary world as the New York State statute which makes it a crime to have a deck of cards in an apartment within a one-mile radius of an armory.

Malcolm Potts, M.D., former director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). "Population Growth and Abortion," in Gerald I. Satuchni, John J. Sciarra, and J. Joseph Speidel (editors). Pregnancy Termination: Procedures, Safety and New Developments. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1979, page 424.

Planned Parenthood provides suggestions and assistance for bypassing and disobeying various local and national laws restricting abortion.

Donald P. Warwick, "Bitter Pills: Population Policies and Their Implementation in Eight Developing Countries." Cambridge University Press, London, 1982, page 64.

(16) Planned Parenthood on Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa is revered all over the world for her tremendous efforts on behalf of the most helpless and downtrodden of the earth's citizens lepers, discarded children, the destitute dying, and AIDS patients. She and her Sisters have saved thousands of lives.

The following Planned Parenthood quote demonstrates the utter and complete contempt shown by Planned Parenthood to anyone who does not accept their warped world view, and just how inverted their picture of reality has become.

This very successful old and withered person, who doesn't look in the least like a woman, especially when she raises her clenched fists in prayer, and who, for us, is a very suspect holder of the Nobel Prize ... has become for us the symbol of all that is bad in motherhood and womanhood an image with which we do not wish to be associated. Mother Teresa is the perfect image of a sexless, religious woman. This is, however, not the image of womanhood that we want. Show us instead the mother or daughter who can take delight in the most enjoyable of all worldly pleasures, sexual intimacy. You, you nightmare of women! You unliberated, enslaved wives, mothers, nuns and aunts, what do you want from us, who have finally decided that we are going to take control of our bodies, our children, and our destiny into our own hands? Do you not realize that you are all merely puppets of the devil?

"Mother Teresa, the Woman of My Nightmares." Sexualpedagogik, the official monthly publication of "Pro Familia," the West German Planned Parenthood affiliate, March 1986.

(17) Planned Parenthood on Those Who Disagree With Them.

As you can see from the above quotes, Planned Parenthood is very proud of its open-mindedness, and bitterly criticizes anyone who dares to condemn anyone else. Does this mean that PP is similarly open-minded towards those who disagree with it? Read on ...

In every generation there exists a group of people so filled with bigotry and self-righteousness that they will resort to any means even violence to impose their views on society. Today, such fanatics dominate a movement ironically called 'the Right-to-Life,' a movement which threatens the most basic of human rights.

Planned Parenthood pamphlet, "The Justice Fund," 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10019.

In 1985 and 1986, Planned Parenthood spent more than a million dollars on hysterical, hate-filled full-page ads in major magazines and newspapers throughout the country. A full-page ad in the December 19, 1985 New York Times shows a pair of Nazi jackboots and shrieks:

TODAY THE CLINICS.
TOMORROW THE CHURCHES!

Another full-page ad shows a professional woman saying,

WITHOUT ABORTION, NONE OF MY OTHER RIGHTS WOULD BE POSSIBLE!"

In these ads, anyone who dares oppose them are called "dangerous fanatics" who seek to "destroy the Constitution", "attack pregnant women," "destroy your freedom to worship," and "force their narrow views on everyone."

So much for the self-proclaimed Planned Parenthood attitude of nonjudgmentalism and tolerance!

(18) Planned Parenthood on Children.

Planned Parenthood's newest (and most used) slogan is "PRO-CHILD, PRO-FAMILY, PRO-CHOICE." So how 'pro-child' is Planned Parenthood really?

Let's journey to a typical Planned Parenthood affiliate to find out.

[Children at our office] are both a nuisance and a safety/liability risk. Children will not be allowed in any patient service area, and they may not be left unattended in the waiting room. If a client arrives with a child or children but without a caretaker, her appointment will be rescheduled.

For obvious public relations reasons, we will not be posting the policy, but we need to translate it into a message that can be given to patients when making an appointment over the phone.

Syracuse Planned Parenthood memo, described in "PP: Kids Are a Nuisance." People Concerned for the Unborn Child Newsletter, July-August 1992, page 5.

Babies are not sweet little things. They wet and dirty themselves, they get sick, they're very expensive to take care of.

Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. "The Perils of Puberty." Denver, 1974, page 15.


References: Planned Parenthood Quotes.

[1] Alan Guttmacher, M.D., Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Senator Gaylord Nelson's (D-Wi.) Hearings on Competitive Problems in the Drug Industry, by the Senate Subcommittee on Monopoly Select Committee on Small Business, Part 16, page 6,572, February 25, 1970.

[2] "Ray Kerrison." New York Post, July 4, 1989.

[3] Faye Wattleton. "Reproductive Rights Are Fundamental Rights." The Humanist, January/February 1991, page 21.

[4] Faye Wattleton. "Reproductive Rights For a More Humane World." The Humanist, July/August 1986, page 6.

[5] "Another Sanger Leads Planned Parenthood." The New York Times, January 23, 1991, page B2.

[6] Faye Wattleton, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), at PPFA's annual luncheon in St. Louis, on May 2, 1979.


Further Reading: Planned Parenthood Quotes.

Birth Control Review.
DeCapo Press, a division of Plenum Press, 227 West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011. Telephone numbers: 1-(800) 321-0050, (212) 620-8000, and (212) 620-8495. Yes, it still exists, although Planned Parenthood fervently wishes it didn't; DeCapo Press still publishes the complete set of Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review. This is the ultimate resource for settling arguments about what Sanger did and did not say and do. Volumes 1 and 2: 1917 and 1918. Volume 3: 1919. Volumes 4 and 5: 1920 and 1921. Volumes 6 and 7: 1922 and 1923. Volumes 8 and 9: 1924 and 1925. Volumes 10 and 11: 1926 and 1927. Volumes 12 and 13: 1928 and 1929. Volumes 14 and 15: 1930 and 1931. Volumes 16 and 17: 1932 to September of 1933. Volumes 16 through 24: October 1933 to January 1940.

Elasah Drogin. Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society.
New Hope, Kentucky: Catholics United for Life. 1979, 112 pages. Reviewed by John Cavanaugh-O'Keefe on page 12 of the August 18, 1980 National Right to Life News.

Margaret Sanger. Woman and the New Race.
Reprinted in 1969 by permission of the Sanger Estate by the Maxwell Reprint Company, Fairview Park, Elmsford, New York 10523. Any pro-life activist who wants to become familiar with the real attitudes and philosophy of the anti-life movement and Neofeminism in general should read this book. It is an utterly fascinating treatise by one of the original Neofeminists.


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