Mythomania and Women’s Equality
By Ryan Scott Bomberger
If Planned Parenthood were a patient (at least one they haven’t aborted), it could be diagnosed with one of many behavioral disorders. But the primary diagnosis would be . . . mythomania. This psychological disorder is marked by an “excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating.”
The billion-dollar abortion giant blatantly lies about basic biology and human development, peer-reviewed medical studies on birth control’s increased risk of breast cancer, overpopulation, and deliberate racial targeting. But the pathological lying, fed by billions of our tax dollars over the years, knows no end.
Women’s history has to be radically altered for the abortion-centered nonprofit to generate millions in profit. One would think that Planned Parenthood’s President, Cecile Richards, with a degree in history, would easily know the claims made on their site are ludicrously false. But this is what it means to Richards and others, who make a living off of abortions, to “trust women.” They fear people knowing the truth of their racist eugenic origins and their primary mission of population control that their mythomania kicks into high gear. Founding feminists’ pro-life profiles, like that of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, are ignored because they represented true feminism. They called abortion “child murder” . . . not illegal abortion . . . simply abortion. In their fierce publication The Revolution (March 12, 1868, pg 146), they declared: “There must be a remedy even for such a crying evil as this.” Leading feminists, many of them proud mothers like Mrs. Stanton, embraced everything that made them women while fighting fearlessly for equality.
Planned Parenthood has nothing but antipathy toward women who believe like the founding feminists and the abortion chain shows, daily, how much it truly distrusts women to make informed decisions.
In the About Us section on Planned Parenthood’s website, they make the following outrageous claim: “In [Margaret] Sanger’s America, women cannot vote, sign contracts, have bank accounts, or divorce abusive husbands.”
Let’s start with the first one. Margaret Sanger, mother of Planned Parenthood, lived from 1879 to 1966. Women’s right to vote, enshrined in the 19th Amendment, was ratified in 1920, just four years after Sanger established her first population control clinic in New York City. This was 2 years before she published her eugenics-laden Birth Control manifesto, Pivot of Civilization. She was a prolific writer, with numerous published works, all of which required her, as a woman, to enter into numerous contracts.
Does anyone believe that this female “pioneer” had to rely upon men to conduct her contractual affairs of business?
In fact, the Texas State Historical Association states: “From the time of the early republic, a single woman enjoyed basic civil liberties. Although she could not vote or serve on juries, she had the right to make contracts, to sue and be sued, to choose her domicile, to own and control property.” As usual, Planned Parenthood deliberately distorts history by conflating the rights of married women in Texas (under certain circumstances) with all women. By the way, the whole debacle over Texas defunding abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, in its effort to fund real medical care for Texas women resulted in far more funded options for women’s healthcare. Title X funded clinics only amounted to 300 statewide before the Texas Women’s Health Program, an initiative to fund the full range of reproductive health care for low-income women, expanded the number of medical facilities to 3,000 statewide. Abortion, since it is not healthcare, is not included. Women are far better off now that billion-dollar Planned Parenthood isn’t siphoning off millions to do what its DNA compels it to do: abortions.
Our tax dollars fund the exorbitant salary of a former history student whose organization exhibits all the signs of mythomania. Cecile Richards pulls in over $583,000 annually for her Planned Parenthood work, apparently most of which is spent lying to the American public. Leading Planned Parenthood’s propaganda is still a full-time job.
And just like women during Margaret Sanger’s time, Richards can do all of the banking she desires. According to an article from Time Magazine in 1936, women controlled “80% of U.S. life insurance, 65% of savings accounts, 48% of railroad securities, 44% of utility stocks, 40% of real estate.”
This abuse of truth reminds me of Planned Parenthood’s claim about women being unable to divorce abusive husbands. In 1851, California enacted divorce laws that allowed divorce for reasons of “impotence, adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion or neglect, habitual intemperance, fraud, and conviction for a felony.” Until 1873, Indiana had one of the most liberal divorce laws in the nation as people flocked to the state to separate their union, for nearly any reason.
Lying is endemic in the abortion industry. It cannot possibly justify profiting from the killing of innocent human life. So it must, through Planned Parenthood, conjure up an alternate universe, untethered by historical veracity or statistical accuracy.
They love touting, too, a (deceptive and sloppy) 2013 WSJ/NBC poll that found “7 in 10” supported keeping Roe. What they fail to mention is that in the same poll, on Question #20, when asked about whether they “approve or disapprove the Roe versus Wade U.S. Supreme Court Decision,” 41% (the largest percentage) didn’t know enough to have an opinion. In other words, they didn’t KNOW what the ruling was. The poll didn’t help either, because it blatantly misinforms those surveyed on what Roe actually established, which was allowing the killing of an unborn child through the 7 month of pregnancy (the point, determined at that time, of viability). This is how the survey question (#21) was worded, however: “The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe versus Wade decision established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe versus Wade decision, or not?” This is why we can’t trust this poll or Planned Parenthood, but it’s not stopping the entire abortion lobby from using the ludicrous “7 in 10” mantra. It’s easy to fool people into supporting something they know so little about.
The pro-life movement trusts women enough to present them the whole unvarnished truth. The Radiance Foundation is passionately committed, like so many other like-minded abolitionists, to illuminate the truth. Abortion profiteers’ revisionist history doesn’t change the urgent needs of the present. Women facing unplanned pregnancies need honesty, not hucksters who send people on their way before they realize, too late and with deep personal investment, that they’ve been sold a lie.
Ryan Scott Bomberger is a multiple award-winning creative professional, journalist, factivist, and cofounder of the life-affirming Radiance Foundation. He was conceived in rape, yet his birthmom courageously gave him the beautiful gift of adoption. Ryan grew up in a loving, Christian, multiracial family of 15 in which 10 were adopted. He is the author of the newly released book Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong—a work of fearless journalism and powerfully creative visuals that addresses abortion, Planned Parenthood, adoption, #BlackLivesMatter, LGBT and judicial activism, and the war on common sense. He and his wife Bethany are proud homeschooling parents of four children (two of whom were adopted).
This article has been reprinted with permission and can be found at theradiancefoundation.org/womensequality/.