If I use the word hypocrisy again in a blog about Planned Parenthood, please bare with me.
Today, I came across this tweet from the abortion on demand for any reason especially disability organization, Planned Parenthood.
Imagine an organization which embraces killing babies for any reason – especially “health” reasons suggesting one listens to what disabled women are saying – the very people they would work to kill in the womb.
Planned Parenthood’s tweet linked to this Daily Beast article:
The article rightly claims that the feminist movement or shall I say the pro-abortion feminist movement is leaving disabled women behind.
From the article, “When Stephanie Woodward blogged about #YesAllWomen, she was excited to join the movement and share her own life experiences as a woman with a disability. She never expected her post to spawn hostile messages from activists scolding Woodward for trying to “detract from the real issue” and instead make it about disability.”
Author Elizabeth Heideman makes this observation for which I agree, “But when it’s not physical accessibility, it’s a lack of empathy or understanding that excludes disabled women.”
Feminist blogger, Elsa S. Henry, tells Heideman that disabled feminists are troubled by the language they hear from abortion supporter, “Every time that we see abortion policies in the news, someone inevitably brings up the fact that abortion should be legal so that people can abort their disabled babies,” Henry says.
That is where Planned Parenthood’s hypocrisy enters. As recently as last year, Planned Parenthood uploaded a series of videos promoting abortions on imperfect or seriously disabled unborn children.
In fact, Planned Parenthood was once accused by their own staff of firing a woman because of her disabilities (read here) Planned Parenthood of Central Washington was ordered to pay the former employee more than $106,000 in damages.
Her lawsuit claimed that Planned Parenthood fired her from her job as a regional manager after she was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in her neck and back that required ongoing medical treatment.
ABORT THEM THEN LET THEM DIE
If an unborn child brought to Planned Parenthood to be executed has the tenacity to survive, Planned Parenthood indicated they would just leave them to die.
Alisa Laport Snow, a lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, once testified that Planned Parenthood believes the decision to kill a baby who survived an abortion should be left up to the woman seeking and her abortion doctor.
“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,” said the Planned Parenthood lobbyist.
This is not surprising, given that Planned Parenthood’s prez could not even tell you when life begins.
Cecile Richards who earns a six digit salary killing babies as president of Planned Parenthood was asked by Fusion’s Jorge Ramos when life begins.
“This is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries…it is not something that I feel is really part of this conversation. I think every woman has to make their own decisions.”
When asked why it is so controversial for her to say when she thinks life starts, Cecile Richards responded, “Yeah, well, I don’t know if it is controversial . I don’t think its really relevant to the conversation. But for me, I’m a mother of three children. For me, life began when I delivered them…”
The entire concept of killing off the weak, disabled, or feebleminded came out of the eugenics movement which Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger was a member.
In fact, Planned Parenthood’s “Every Child a Wanted Child” slogan originated in Eugenics as I detail here. Planned Parenthood’s eugenics roots date back to Sanger who was a member of the American Eugenics Society, however, they remained connected to that movement long after Sanger was out of the picture. (details here)
As disability advocate, Deborah Geesling points out,”Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is the antithesis of care for disabled. I am keenly aware of her views on the “feeble minded” and what she considers the greatest sin.”
Geesling goes on to quote Sanger who once told news anchor Mike Wallace that the greatest sin was to bring essentially disabled children into the world, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world, that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being, practically; delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin people can commit.”
Today, proponents of abortion say child killing in the womb needs to be publicly funded partly because a disabled child will cost taxpayers money.
Listen to Planned Parenthood’s research arm, The Guttmacher Institute, “If public funds are not available to pay for abortions, a far greater amount of money will be spent to provide maternity care,medical care for the infant…and nutritional assistance to women on Medicaid”. (AbortionandWomen’sHealth)
Heideman was correct to point out the hesitation disabled women have to a radically pro-abortion feminist movement. One can only hope they will continue to distance themselves from the abortion lobby and their to provider, Planned Parenthood.