In This Issue
- Planned Parenthood – 105 Years of Sex and Death – I
- Planned Parenthood – 105 Years of Sex and Death – II
- Planned Parenthood’s pill of death
- National network of fighters against Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood – 105 Years of Sex and Death – I
Part 1: The first 40 years
By Jim Sedlak
This special two-part series will briefly examine the impact of one of the deadliest and morally corrupt organizations in the United States.
On October 20, 1916, Margaret Higgins, who dropped out of nursing school in White Plains, New York, to marry William Sanger, joined with two other women to open a birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. The clinic was quickly closed by local authorities, as it was breaking the law. That clinic was the first effort in what was to become the American Birth Control League in 1921. The ABCL became the American Birth Control Federation in 1939 and its name changed to Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942. Except for 10 years when it was known as Planned Parenthood–World Population, PPFA retains that name to this day.
Sanger brought with her to Planned Parenthood three basic philosophies that continue in the organization to the present day. Those philosophies were: uninhibited sex; small family size; and eugenics.
Sanger and her husband lived in Greenwich Village, New York, and she used to attend weekly discussion sessions at the home of Mable Dodge. Dodge would later tell a Sanger biographer, Madeline Gray, that each week the discussion was led by another person and whenever it was Sanger’s turn, her topic for the evening was always about sex. Dodge commented that “Sanger was the only woman I knew that openly talked about the joys of the flesh.”
Sanger was the sixth child in a family of 11 children. Her mother died in her early 50s, and Sanger blamed her mother’s death on the fact that she had to work so hard to take care of 11 children. Sanger worked tirelessly to champion the need for small families. She considered a large family to be any that had more than two children. She was so committed to this that she seriously proposed a law to require birthing licenses in the United States. In 1995, Sanger’s grandson—Alexander Sanger—became head of Planned Parenthood in New York City. The New York Times did an article on Alexander, which contained the following quote from him: “My grandmother very strongly believed that two, at the outside three, was the right number of children to have. So, when my mother was pregnant with me, No. 4, she, and my father flipped a coin over who would call Margaret Sanger to tell her. You know what she said? ‘You’ve disgraced me. I’m going to Europe.’”
Sanger’s third philosophy—eugenics—was expressed in her famous talks about the earth being a garden and the need to stop human weeds from taking over the garden. In 2020, Planned Parenthood president, Alexis McGill Johnson, admitted, for the first time in Planned Parenthood history, that Sanger was a racist and that her racist and White supremacist philosophies still operate inside Planned Parenthood today.
Although Planned Parenthood is now trying to distance itself from Sanger, these three philosophies still operate within the organization—the first through its sex indoctrination programs, the second through its birth control clinics, and the third through its fanaticism concerning abortion.
Margaret Sanger wrote the first sex education book, “What every boy and girl should know,” for children. Beginning in 1948, Planned Parenthood embarked on a mission to bring classroom sex education to the United States from Sweden. Dr. Leena Levine, the person in charge of sex ed inside PP, told a 1952 conference that Planned Parenthood’s intention was to teach children how to obtain sexual satisfaction before marriage.
Planned Parenthood’s early years were spent in relative obscurity. It’s nonacceptance by the general public was demonstrated in the 1950 film, Cheaper By The Dozen, when a representative from Planned Parenthood visited the Gilbreth home and ran out after realizing the family had 12 children. Regrettably, this hilarious scene was not included in the 2003 remake.
In the 1940s, Sanger got courts to strike down the Comstock Laws and allow sex information to be sent through the mail. Playboy later gave PP a donation. Five decades later, Planned Parenthood joined a 1996 lawsuit that led to a court finding the Communications Decency Act unconstitutional. The CDA would have protected children from sexual information and abortion promotion on the internet.
Also in the ‘40s, Planned Parenthood got another judge to rule that physicians could give information about birth control to their patients. After that, Planned Parenthood would open clinics where it had physicians that would agree to head it. Early financial records show its total income in 1956 was $2 million—75 percent of it coming from friends of Sanger’s second husband, oil magnate, J. Noah Slee (who died in 1943).
Although contraception was not, yet, legal in every state, Planned Parenthood began planning for the day when the contraception battle would be over. It knew the next major battle would be to get abortion decriminalized.
We will look at that fight and the growth of Planned Parenthood in Part 2 of this series.
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network.
Planned Parenthood – 105 Years of Sex and Death – II
Part 2: The killing machine
By Jim Sedlak
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the beginning of Planned Parenthood and its march toward getting its three basic philosophies—uninhibited sex, small family size, and eugenics—accepted as societal goals.
During the 1950s, it was successful in getting laws changed and winning not only public opinion but also the support of many in the medical profession to embrace its philosophies. It was ready to turn its attention to its goal of getting abortion accepted in America.
Although Sanger assiduously avoided the topic of abortion in her public speeches and writings, there is much evidence in her private papers and even in her first pamphlet, Family Limitation. The first 1914 edition defended abortion. It is obvious now that the strategy of the organization was first to get contraception legalized and then get abortion accepted as well.
In 1955, 18 years before the Supreme Court’s Roe decision, Planned Parenthood ran a national conference on abortion. The purpose of the conference was to discuss how to get abortion legalized as quickly as possible after contraception was legalized.
During the 1950’s, Sanger and one of her friends financed the development of the birth control pill. The FDA approved use of the birth control pill in 1960, even though it was well known that the pill could cause an abortion. In 1965, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists changed the definition of when pregnancy begins (from fertilization to implantation) to make the pill legal.
The total Planned Parenthood income rose to $8.6 million in 1964 (with over $6.3 million coming from Slee and friends).
Then, on June 7, 1965, the United States Supreme Court issued the Griswold Decision that legalized contraception throughout the country and the floodgates opened for Planned Parenthood. It received is first government funding in 1965 through the Great Society Program of Lyndon Johnson.
The combination of the Griswold Decision and the definition change by ACOG, set Planned Parenthood on a rapid growth curve. In the eight years from 1965 to 1973, Planned Parenthood reported going from 153 affiliates to 189, its 400 clinics grew to 700 clinics, and its number of female birth control customers went from 239 thousand to 735 thousand.
To show the effectiveness of Planned Parenthood’s 1955 conference, after the Griswold decision was handed down in 1965, Colorado decriminalized abortion in 1967, followed quickly by California, Oregon, and North Carolina the same year. By 1970, Hawaii, New York, Alaska, and Washington were added to the list. This kind of quick activity on a very controversial subject does not happen without a plan being in place for many years.
By the time of the Supreme Court decision decriminalizing abortion in 1973, Planned Parenthood was taking in over $61 million annually, with $26 million coming from the government and $21 million from donations. Today, with legalized contraception and abortion, Planned Parenthood’s 2019-2020 Annual Report said it has a $1.6 billion income, with $618 million from the government and $510 million from donations (Gates, Buffet, Turner, etc.).
Despite this increase in funding, Planned Parenthood has suffered several setbacks. Its number of affiliates has gone from 158 in 1995 to 48 today. Its number of individual clinics has gone from 938 in 1995 to 563 at the end of 2020. Its number of unique clients has gone from 3.1 million in 2006 to 2.4 million today. Except for the 2016 election period, its number of individual donors has fallen from 900,000 in 2006 to 590,000 today.
Even with all these setbacks, Planned Parenthood has managed to increase its abortion numbers by 67 percent—from 213,026 in 2000 to 354,871 in 2019. Its income from surgical and pill abortions in 2019 was more than $216 million.
Since 1981, Planned Parenthood has soared to being the largest sex educator in the country— inflicting its brand of uninhibited sex on over 53 million unsuspecting teens.
Planned Parenthood commits 40 percent of all abortions in this country. It killed 345,871 babies in 2019. By the end of 2021, it will have killed over 9,000,000 babies in its own facilities—a disproportionate number in Black women. In fact, the current president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson (a Black woman), says she joined Planned Parenthood after seeing a pro-life billboard she felt would discourage Black women from having abortions.
Planned Parenthood is a major contributor to the fall of the United States’ fertility rate from 2.9 in 1965 to 1.7 in 2019 (approximately 2.1 is needed to replace population). The full disastrous effects this will have on economic growth and Social Security are only now beginning to surface.
Even in the midst of all these horrible abortion numbers, we cannot lose sight of the babies saved. Because Planned Parenthood has closed 375 locations, it is estimated that 642,190 babies have been saved from abortion. As Planned Parenthood closes more clinics, that number is going to increase.
After 105 years, Planned Parenthood’s legacy of uninhibited sex, including pre-teen children, and millions of deaths through abortion, should make one thing clear—it is time for Planned Parenthood to close its doors and get out of town.
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network.
Planned Parenthood’s pill of death
No, we are not talking about the Abortion Pill. We are talking about the birth control pill.
The birth control pill—that thousands of teenagers take without giving it serious thought—can kill them. Those who are outside of Planned Parenthood talking with women and teens often hear, “Oh, I’m not here to get an abortion, I’m just coming for my birth control pills.”
As we mentioned in the first story of today’s Wednesday STOPP Report, it was Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, and one of her friends who paid for the development of the birth control pill. The research was headed by a Catholic doctor (of course). The pill was developed amid ghastly trials in Puerto Rico that killed many women and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960. Its popularity soared after the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) redefined the beginning of pregnancy from “fertilization” to “implantation” to make the drug legal before abortion was decriminalized.
The World Health Organization classifies the combined oral contraceptive (the pill) as a Group 1 carcinogen—meaning it causes breast, cervical, and liver cancer in women—but nobody seems to care. Planned Parenthood still reports that more than one out of every three of its birth control customers chooses the pill. (See the PPFA latest Annual Report, page 33)
Our friends at Human Life International recently published a great information piece about the birth control pill. To simply illustrate just how harmful the pill is, they reprinted a list of possible side effects from the pill, taken from the manufacturer’s patient information pamphlet for Yasmin® hormonal birth control method:
- Heart attacks
- Sudden total or partial blindness
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Early unintended abortion
- High blood pressure
- Dizziness and fainting
- Abdominal discomfort, bloating, and pain
- Gall bladder problems, including gallstones
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fluid accumulation
- Long-term hormonal regulation problems
- Ectopic pregnancies
- Insulin sensitivity
- Elevated potassium levels
- Migraines or severe headaches
- Depression and mood swings
- Breast pain and swelling
- Changes in menstruation patterns, e.g., PMS and dysmenorrhea
- Hair loss
- Loss of libido
- Significant weight gain
- Fatal blood clots
American Life League publishes a great pamphlet on the Pill that will not only give you information, but it makes a great handout in front of Planned Parenthood.
Wherever you obtain the information, please be prepared to respond to the young girl who flippantly tells you, “I’m just here to get my pills.”
National network of fighters against Planned Parenthood
For over three decades, STOPP has been leading a behind-the-scenes effort to continually counter Planned Parenthood’s efforts across America. We call our effort the national network of fighters against Planned Parenthood. Today we are inviting everyone who is fighting Planned Parenthood to join with us in this fight.
There are no dues and no specific obligations. All we ask is that you send us your e-mail address and a couple of sentences telling us what you are doing to fight against Planned Parenthood. It can be anything—from praying to full-blown activism.
Send your e-mail address to Jim Sedlak (firstname.lastname@example.org), put “Fight Planned Parenthood” in the subject line, and you’ll be added to the list.
Then, you will receive periodic e-mails from us letting you know action you can take to thwart what Planned Parenthood is trying to do.
Recently, World News Daily ran an article about our network; below are some excerpts from that article:
It’s not always the huge rallies publicly staged in front of abortion businesses that bring them down fastest, although bringing the public’s attention to industry players can be helpful in letting a community know of its presence.
In fact, a new report shows that it’s sometimes the lone homemaker, the single sports referee, and the like, who can be integral in putting a block on the agenda sought by Planned Parenthood, which terminates hundreds of thousands of unborn infants yearly.
“These everyday individuals” are being credited with huge successes.
For example, when members contacted Habitat for Humanity in Florida, about plans to buy property from Planned Parenthood, the Habitat organization dropped the deal.
Then there was a Walmart in Washington state that was (about to allow) Planned Parenthood to distribute literature on its property. Numerous requests from (national and) local activists resulted in the corporation banning that literature.
And in California, activists asked the Greater Vallejo Recreation District not to allow planned Parenthood to be running its activities at a Children’s Wonderland playground event. The result? “Planned Parenthood was refused permission to participate in the event.”
“These Planned Parenthood watchers follow the activities and communications of local Planned Parenthood groups and pass the information upline to the American Life League’s STOPP – a program exclusively focused on getting Planned Parenthood to ‘close its doors and get out of town.'”
Another target of the league is the sex education programs abortionists lobby to be allowed to give to children in schools.
In one recent case, a Planned Parenthood operation was found to be presenting a sex ed curriculum to Native American youth, and bribing kids with gift cards to attend.
“After 105 years,” Sedlak observes, “Planned Parenthood’s legacy has not changed. It’s about sex, kids, and death – with a heavy dose of racist eugenics tossed in.”
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