Pathfinder International trains for eugenics in Ghana

Ghana News Reports: Pathfinder International trains midwives on safe abortion
July 13, 2010

Pathfinder International, an NGO working in the area of healthcare delivery, has organized a week’s training workshop on safe abortion care in Bolgatanga, Upper East for midwives in public and private health institutions.

It was aimed at contributing towards reducing maternal deaths in the country particularly in the Northern Regions.

The workshop, which attracted participants from the Upper West and Upper East Regions, treated topics such as, comprehensive abortion care, adult learning skills and youth-friendly abortion services, management of complications as well as overview and guiding principles including legal perspectives.

Welcoming participants to the workshop, Mr. John Lazame Tindanbil, Pathfinder’s Programme Officer, said about 22 to 30 out of 100 maternal deaths were as a result of unsafe abortion, globally.

He said despite challenges, the organisation had continued to educate the general public on both Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) and Post Abortion Care (PAC) through durbars, health talks with organised groups, and sign boards that direct patients in need of safe abortion to the health facilities where such services could be accessed.

Mr Tindanbil announced that the CAC which began in 2006 in the Northern Region would soon scale up from the current 13 districts to 15 districts. There are 16 facilities in the Upper East Region.

Professor S. W. K. Adedivoh, an obstetrics and gynaecology expert, said the dismissal of pregnant Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates by school authorities, was another factor that had continued to increase the annual figures of unsafe- abortion deaths and mutilation of the female reproductive organs throughout the country.

He urged parents and school authorities to counsel their wards to avoid abortion.

Dr. Peter Baffoe, a gynaecologist at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, expressed dismay about how some pregnant teenagers and women torture themselves in their attempt to get rid of unwanted pregnancies.

According to him, some girls and women in the act of desperation insert broken bottles, several-inches-long rough sticks into their private parts, drink all sorts of concoctions as well as push them into their uterus in their attempts to terminate unplanned pregnancies.

He narrated an incident of a teenager in Bawku who in 2008 was rushed to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital with some of her intestines hanging out in-between her thighs as a result of an unsuccessful attempt to pull out a foetus from her womb with a 30cm-long, spiky, spiral-shaped stick by somebody who claimed to be carrying out the abortion for her.

Dr. Baffoe said although the teenager survived, she lost her womb through puncturing with the stick.

He said a lot more such tragedies happened each passing day and emphasised the need for family planning and consultation with only qualified health professionals for safe abortion care, to avoid needless deaths and irreversible deformities and disabilities.

“Safe abortion does not affect future infertility, preterm delivery, breast cancer or severe psychological reactions as some think or misconceive.

“If we turn our backs on needy bearers of life-threatening pregnancies, pregnancies being carried by mental patients as well as pregnancies as a result of rape, defilement, incest, teenage sex and lack of family planning, and they too run away from us because of stigma and religion, it would be a mirage to make a headway in reducing maternal deaths in Ghana,” he added.

Dr. John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Upper East Regional Director of Health, said the Ghana Health Service (GHS) strongly believed it was totally unacceptable for a woman to lose her life whilst giving life.

He said despite an appreciable measure of improvement made over the past ten years in the region, maternal mortality was still of a great concern which should engage the attention of all and measures need to be put in place to ensure that more pregnant women had access to skilled birth attendant.

The Regional Director commended Pathfinder International for such a workshop and entreated the participants to translate the knowledge and skills acquired into professional actions devoid of personal beliefs and principles that would benefit the needy population.

Source: GNA

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All this sounds good, but it is exactly what happened before abortion was made legal in the US. What the US discovered is that the so-called back alley abortions were not happening in the numbers to profitable abortion industry claimed.

But- if you want to know what Pathfinder is – look no further than how they staff the board of the anti-immigration organization: Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

If you take a simple look at their history and their website you will note that many on FAIR’s board are former Planned Parenthood members and leaders, abortion clinic workers, and Zero Population Control Activists ! Just Google John Tanton– FAIR’S founder and see his links to Planned Parenthood in Michigan- In Fact, FAIR’s board member, Sarah G. Epstein, now serves on Planned Parenthood’s board in Washington. Epstein also serves on the Pathfinder International board founded by eugenics financeer, Clarence Gamble. In fact, Epstein is the daughter of Gamble, and as she serves on Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR’s) Board : According to the North Carolina Winston-Salem Journal, “Gamble helped found the Human Betterment League of North Carolina in 1947 to promote eugenic sterilization, and Journal research shows a long history of abuses in the N.C. sterilization program – abuses that Gamble consistently glossed over..” One major eugenics promoter which Gamble linked up with was Margaret Sanger.

In 1939, Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger , and member of the American Eugenics Society, began The Negro Project. The Negro Project was but a precursor to what eugenicists wanted to implement on a much larger scale, by convincing leaders in the African American Community to support Planned Parenthood under the guise of “helping the black man.”

“The main objectives of the [proposed] Population Congress is to…apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”

– Margaret Sanger, “Plan for Peace”, 1932 Senate hearings


Read to what Planned Parenthood Founder, Margaret Sanger, wrote in a letter to Pathfinder Founder, Clarence Gamble ,

“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. The minister’s work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation [of Eugenicists] as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. 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.”

Pathfinder Founder, Clarence Gamble, mentioned above funded the North Carolina Eugenics Society. Click Here : Clarence Gamble. Gamble also supported Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Movement. Sanger and many of her board members and presidents were members of the American Eugenics Society.

Listen to what the State of North Carolina’s Eugenic Board (Funded by Sanger supporter- Clarence Gamble) did to this “African American woman” : Elaine Riddick
( Interview From the film: Maafa21)

Pathfinder International is currently run by board members who are supporters of Planned Parenthood, doctors for Planned Parenthood, or are Board members of Planned Parenthood, and other population control organizations. In May of 2010, Pathfinder International , which Epstein served with and also issued a The Memorandum of Understanding with International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). According to a press release, the MOU establishes a jointly agreed framework for continued collaboration between the two organizations. The documents reads in part, “IPPF and Pathfinder share a common commitment to improve the lives and promote the reproductive health and rights of individuals and couples. Together, Pathfinder and IPPF have entered into this agreement to facilitate deeper collaboration to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights globally…” Reproductive Rights is code for abortion on demand !

According to the nation’s largest abortion clinic – Planned Parenthood: Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963, Johnson signed the Fulbright bill into law, which funded international population research and assistance. In 1964 Johnson said, “America’s progress toward a society of decency has been marked and measured by our attitudes toward the role and toward the rights of women.” Remembered for the Vietnam War, the War on Poverty, and the Great Society, Johnson was also the first U.S. president to back federal support for birth control in social welfare and public health programs (at the urging of a Republican representative from Texas, George H. W. Bush). Margaret Sanger died midway through Johnson’s presidency in 1966, shortly after the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which legalized birth control for married people. Also in 1966, Johnson accepted a Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Margaret Sanger Award, our highest honor, for his foreign policy on family planning (although he didn’t show up at the event).

(LBJ) Lyndon B. Johnson accepts the Margaret Sanger Award and it is mentioned that Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman are co-chairs of a Planned Parenthood honorary council- here
( SOURCE: Lodi News-Sentinel – Oct 10, 1966)

And here ( SOURCE: Tri City Herald – Oct 10, 1966 )

LBJ Birth Control Cited: “President Johnson has been the major force in shaping a virtual revolution in government thinking to help meet the global population crisis. ” Planned Parenthood- World Population ( Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Oct 11, 1966)

Margaret Sanger , founder of Planned Parenthood was an avowed racist who admitted she gave speeches to the Klan.

For more on Planned Parenthood – watch Maafa21

LBJ Faces up a Crisis: Johnson also stated, “Nations with food deficits must put more of their resources into voluntary family planning programs.” ( SOURCE: Lewiston Evening Journal – Feb 2, 1967 , from Johnson’s 1967 State of the Union Address )

On December 10, 1974, the United States National Security Council promulgated National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM-200), also called The Kissinger Report. This document explicitly laid out a detailed strategy by which the United States would aggressively promote population control in developing nations in order to regulate (or have better access to) the natural resources of these countries.

In order to protect U.S. commercial interests, NSSM-200 cited a number of factors that could interrupt the smooth flow of materials from lesser-developed countries, LDCs as it called them, to the United States, including a large population of anti-imperialist youth, who must, according to NSSM-200, be limited by population control. The document identified 13 nations by name that would be primary targets of U.S.-funded population control efforts.

According to NSSM-200, elements of the implementation of population control programs could include: a) the legalization of abortion; b) financial incentives for countries to increase their abortion, sterilization and contraception-use rates; c) indoctrination of children; and d) mandatory population control, and coercion of other forms, such as withholding disaster and food aid unless an LDC implements population control programs.

While the CIA and Departments of State and Defense have issued hundreds of papers on population control and national security, the U.S. government has never renounced NSSM-200, but has only amended certain portions of its policy. NSSM-200, therefore, remains the foundational document on population control issued by the United States government.
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Guttmacher Institute is the Research Arm for the largest provider of abortions nationally and internationally – Planned Parenthood and was named after one of Planned Parenthood’s President – Alan Guttmacher. Alan Guttmacher , who was also a Vice President for the American Eugenics Society, and said this in 1969, as then President of Planned Parenthood-World Population: “ I would like to give our voluntary means of population control full opportunity in the next 10 to 12 years. Then , if these don’t succeed, we may have to go into some kind of coercion, not worldwide, but possibly in such places as India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, where pressures are the greatest…There is no question that birth rates can be reduced all over the world if legal abortion is introduced…” ( SOURCE: Family Planning: The needa and the Methods, by: Alan F. Guttmacher; The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 69, No. 6. (June, 1969) PP. 1229-1234)

And in February of 1970 Alan Guttmacher was interviewed by the Baltimore Magazine and said this
Our birth rate has come down since we last talked.. I think we’ve hit a plateau- the figure’s not likely to drop much more unless there is more legal abortion. , or abortion on request as we call it…My own feeling is that we’ve got to pull out all the stops and involve the United Nations…If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the dammed Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the Black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.”

It is all coming along just as they planned – Simply listen to the words of Guttmacher told a symposium at the University of California Medical Center in 1966 he stated that, “the belief that the white middle class was coercing their own poor and people with black and yellow skins to reduce family size because the middle-class whites are frightened of being outnumbered.”

The only way the mounting feeling that birth control is a tool of racism can be handled, is to involve knowledgeable leaders from the minority groups who understand and are favorable to the philosophy of birth control. They, in turn, must translate their appreciation of the contribution which birth control can make toward family stability to their own people.” (SOURCE: New York Times: Doctor blames his profession for delays on Family Planning: 1/16/1966)

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