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8 ways pro-abortion men pushed legalized abortion on America

Posted in Abortion Funding, Abortion History, Abortion legalization by state, Abortion prior to Roe, Abortion Racism, abortion used as birth control, Abortion Welfare, American Eugenics Society, American Law Institute, Bernard Nathanson, Bush, Bush Family, Cosmo Magazine, Faye Wattleton, Feminism, Guttmacher, Lader, Men and Abortion, Men For Choice, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood President, Population Control, Population Council, Roe V Wade History, Subverted, Supreme Court, Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2019 by saynsumthn

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The media seems to always equate abortion with “women’s rights” — but many people may be unaware that legalizing abortion in America was actually an idea originally pushed by pro-abortion men, many of whom were concerned about the growth of certain people groups. But beyond this, predatory men have benefited significantly from legalized abortion, which has removed male responsibility from unplanned pregnancy situations, and which is used to cover up sexual abuse. And male abortionists continue to be protected by the abortion industry even when they rapeinjure or kill female patients.

Below are eight things everyone should know about the large role certain men played in liberalizing abortion laws in the U.S.:

1. Pro-eugenics men were the primary people discouraging reproduction among “undesirable” groups

Image: Image: American Eugenics Society document

Image: American Eugenics Society document

2. A pro-population control man led the push for abortion at Planned Parenthood 

Image: PPFA president Alan F Guttmacher speaks about abortion, 1965

PPFA president Alan F Guttmacher speaks about abortion, 1965

Image: Faye Wattleton first female Planned Parenthood president (Image: New York Times)

Faye Wattleton first female Planned Parenthood president (Image: New York Times)

3. A misogynistic man influenced the sexual revolution, which primarily benefited predatory males 

  • The sexual revolution of the 1960s pushed by Cosmopolitan Magazine (under direction of Helen Gurley Brown) was inspired by Hugh Hefner, creator of Playboy.
  • Hefner told Hollywood Reporter that Brown approached him for job before joining Cosmo: “She wanted to do a female version of Playboy.
  • The theme of free sex without consequences and no kids, with abortion as a safety net, benefited men.

Cosmo Magazine 1967

Cosmo Magazine 1967

4. Two pro-abortion men hijacked the 1960’s “women’s movement” to legalize abortion 

Image: Larry Lader and Bernard Nathanson

Larry Lader and Bernard Nathanson

  • Most outspoken abortion enthusiasts in the 1960s were men, like Larry Lader and Bernard Nathanson.
  • Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique,” dubbed “mother of the women’s movement,” called Lader “the father of the abortion rights movement.”
  • Friedan founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966 and in 1967, Lader and Nathanson convinced her to add abortion to NOW’s plank, causing a loss in female NOW membership.
  • Lader admitted in his book that “Abortion never became a feminist plank in the United States among the suffragettes or depression radicals. It was ignored, even boycotted by Planned Parenthood women in those days.”
  • 1969: NARAL was established by Lader, Nathanson, and Friedan, who admitted few women attended. (Nathanson later renounced his pro-abortion stance and worked to expose the lies they told.)
  • 1989: Friedan acknowledged it was certain men who pushed to legalize abortion: “I remember that there were some men… that had been trying to reform these criminal abortion laws. And they got a sense somehow that the women’s movement might make everything different…. They kept nagging at me… to try and do something…. ‘We need some organization to take up… abortion rights.’”
Image: Betty Friedan speaks to NARAL history of NOW

Betty Friedan speaks to NARAL history of NOW

5. Pro-eugenics men founded the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s former research arm 

  • Alan Guttmacher, former Planned Parenthood president and Eugenics Society VP, founded the Center for Family Planning Program Development in 1968, which became the Guttmacher Institute, a “special affiliate” of Planned Parenthood.
  • In 1969, Guttmacher acknowledged funding came from “Kellogg, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations.”

6. Men in favor of population control pushed for taxpayer-funded “family planning,” which aids America’s largest abortion business

  • The Title X federal family planning program allocates tens of millions of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.
  • 1965: President Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) supported taxpayer funded “family planning” and was awarded Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award the following year.
  • 1966: Alan Guttmacher proposed a blueprint to force taxpayers to fund birth control for poor.
  • 1968: George N. Lindsay, chairman of Planned Parenthood-World Population, urged President Richard Nixon to federally fund poor people’s “family planning.”
  • 1969: Nixon spoke in favor of “family planning” and the same year, the Senate approved tax funding for it, with the help of Democrat Senator Joseph D. Tydings, a Planned Parenthood supporter granted PPFA’s Margaret Sanger award.
Image: Prescott Bush with his son, George Bush (Image Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)

Prescott Bush with his son, George Bush (Image Credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)

  • 1970: The U.S. House of Representatives authorized federal dollars to pay for family planning services.
  • The chief co-sponsor of the Title X statute was Rep. George H.W. Bush, who later became president. Bush was recruited because his grandfather, Prescott Bush, once sat on a Planned Parenthood board.
  • 1972: Nixon recommended Congress create the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future to study abortion. It was chaired by John D. Rockefeller III, a longtime advocate of population control. The Executive Director was Charles Westoff, a member of the American Eugenics Society and Planned Parenthood’s National Advisory Council.

7. An all-male Supreme Court legalized abortion

  • 1973: U.S. Supreme Court justices, all men, ruled 7 to 2 to vote in the Roe v. Wade case in favor of legalizing abortion on demand.
Image: Supreme Court at time Roe v Wade legalized abortion (Image credit: Oyez)

Supreme Court at time Roe v Wade legalized abortion (Image credit: Oyez)

8. Men pushing eugenics and population control brought the abortion pill to the U.S.

  • The Population Council, founded in 1952 by John D. Rockefeller III, was led by men concerned about population issues and is credited with bringing abortion pill RU-486 to the U.S.
  • Population Council leaders were connected to the eugenics movement (read more here).
Image: RU486 abortion pill Mifeprex (Image credit: Danco)

RU486 abortion pill Mifeprex (Image credit: Danco)

  • 1994: President Bill Clinton’s administration encouraged French pharmaceutical manufacturer Roussel-Uclaf to assign US rights of marketing and distribution of RU-486 to the Population Council.
  • Right to distribute handed over to Danco Laboratories, a sub-licensee of the Population Council.
  • 2000: Larry Lader bragged in a press conference he “plotted” to break the law and smuggle the pills into the U.S.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Senator Lindsey Graham to Dems at SCOTUS hearing “Boy you all want power – I hope you never get it”

Posted in Supreme Court, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 27, 2018 by saynsumthn
Image: Sen Lindsey Graham stands up for Brett Kavanaugh

Sen Lindsey Graham stands up for Brett Kavanaugh

“…This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics…

“…Boy, you all want power, God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham. You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford – NONE!  She’s as much of a victim as you are…

“…To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you’re legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics. You want this seat? I hope you never get it…I hope that the American people will see through this charade.

“And, I wish you well and I intend to vote for you…” Sen. Lindsey Graham

Roe v. Wade violates science, which confirms preborn children are human beings

Posted in Abortion History, Fetal Development, Roe, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2018 by saynsumthn

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Some people, especially those in the pro-choice camp, believe that “personhood” and “being a member of the human species” are two different things. But are they? By creating this artificial divide, society can deem certain members of the human family “persons” while denying that title to others of that same family. During arguments in the Roe v. Wade case before the full U.S. Supreme Court in 1972, Texas Attorney General Robert C. Flowers argued for the state against abortion legalization. Flowers was asked by Justice Thurgood Marshall, “Is there any medical testimony of any kind that says that a fetus is a person at the time of inception?”

In response, Flowers submitted dissenting arguments made by Senior Judge Campbell in a 1971 Illinois abortion case, Doe v.s Scott, which Flowers said was “very similar to the case we have before us.”

READ: Science shows the humanity of preborn children — so why are scientists ignoring it?

Image: Robert C. Flowers (Image: Oyez, 24 Aug. 2018, www.oyez.org/advocates/robert_c_flowers)

Robert C. Flowers (Image: Oyez, 24 Aug. 2018, http://www.oyez.org/advocates/robert_c_flowers)

In that case, Justice Campbell spoke against amending or repealing Illinois’ existing abortion statute. He wrote, “We, as did the Illinois Legislature, have before us the following undisputed facts relating to fetal life.” Campbell eloquently presented facts about the development of the preborn child, quoted in part below (emphasis added):

Seven weeks after conception the fertilized egg develops into a well proportioned small scale baby. It bears all of the familiar external features and all the internal organs of an adult human being. It has muscles; hands with fingers and thumbs; and the legs have recognizable knees, ankles and toes.

The brain is operative…. Brain waves have been noted at 43 days. The heart beats; the stomach produces digestive juices; the liver manufactures blood cells; and the kidneys begin to function by extracting uric acid from the blood.

In the third month it can kick its legs, turn its feet, curl and fan its toes, make a fist, move its thumb, bend its wrist, turn its head, and even open its mouth and swallow and drink the amniotic fluid that surrounds it. Thumb sucking has been noted at this age… with inhaling and exhaling respiratory movements.

In the twelfth week it can move its thumb, in opposition to its fingers. It swallows regularly. It has active reflexes. The facial expressions of a fetus in its third month are already similar to the facial expression of its parents….

In the third month finger nails appear; sexual differentiation is apparent in both internal and external organs….

From the twelfth to the sixteenth week the child grows to eight or ten inches in height and receives oxygen and food from its mother through the placental attachment. In the fifth month it gains two inches in height and ten ounces in weight…. It sleeps and wakes and may be awakened by external vibrations.

In the sixth month the fetus develops a strong muscular grip with its hands; starts to breathe regularly and can maintain a respiratory response for twenty-four hours if born prematurely…. A child has been known to survive between twenty to twenty-five weeks old

“Indeed, as medical science progresses in the field of detection, the date of potential viability moves continually closer to earlier stages of gestation,” Justice Campbell wrote.

He also quoted from Dr. Arnold Gesell, who wrote in his book, “The Embryology of Behavior”:

Our own repeated observation of a large group of fetal infants (an individual born and living at any time prior to forty weeks gestation) left us with no doubt that psychologically they were individuals. Just as no two looked alike, so no two behaved precisely alike. One was impassive when another was alert. Even among the youngest there were discernible differences in vividness, reactivity and responsiveness. These were genuine individual differences, already prophetic of the diversity which distinguishes the human family.

Today, a corporation is considered a “person” and yet the Supreme Court in Roe wrongly determined that a preborn child was not. This irony is reminiscent of the infamous Dred Scott case which ruled a Black man was not a full person.

READ: Harvard Law Journal concludes: The preborn child is a constitutional person

The Fourteenth Amendment, known for giving citizenship and equal rights under the law to former slaves and African Americans, should also apply to the preborn, as Live Action News contributor Kristi Burton Brown previously documented.

Fordham law professor Robert M. Byrn addressed this just prior to the Roe case, in an article published in 1970 in the Notre Dame Review:

From its original intent to safeguard Negroes against discrimination by Whites, the fourteenth amendment has evolved into a broad guarantee of equality both to artificial persons and to all natural persons irrespective of citizenship, sex or race. In an era of increased sensitivity to human rights, it would be the ultimate in irony if the corporation which manufactures the instruments used to abort the unborn human child was entitled, as an artificial person, to equal protection of the law, while the unborn child, who is in all respects qualitatively human, is deprived of that protection.

There is no doubt that the child in the womb is a human person deserving of constitutional protection.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Shame: Abortion supporters to raise $$ off Justice Scalia’s death

Posted in Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2016 by saynsumthn

It only took minutes before abortion supports trounced on the tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who ruled in favor of pro-life laws.

Scalia

Saturday, CNN reported the unexpected death of the Conservative justice:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday…Scalia died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. A government official said Scalia went to bed Friday night and told friends he wasn’t feeling well. He didn’t get up for breakfast on Saturday morning, and the group he was with for a hunting trip left without him.

Scalia and Reagan

Scalia was named to the high court in 1986 by then President Ronald Reagan and he took his seat September 26, 1986.

Rubio Scalia

2016 Presidential GOP candidate, Senator Marco Rubio responded by tweeting, “Justice Scalia will go down as one of the great Justices in the history of this republic.”

While Donald Trump’s message read, “The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!”

But, within minutes of the announcement of the Conservative pro-life Justice’s death, abortion supporters took to Twitter to call for donations for abortion groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood in Scalia’a name:

Scalia abortion groups twwt

Scalia abortion tweet

Scalia donate PP

Scalia PP

Justice Scalia’s death comes on the heels of one of the country’s first major abortion case in 10 years, reports Politico:

The court next month will hear the most significant abortion case since 1992, when the justices ruled states could legally impose restrictions on abortion that did not put an “undue burden” on access to the procedure. This term’s abortion case, which centers on restrictions Texas placed on providers and clinics, will again test how far states can go to limit abortion.

The court is expected to be divided along familiar partisan lines, with Justice Anthony Kennedy serving as a possible swing vote. A 4-4 decision in the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, would leave in place a lower court ruling that upheld the restrictions on clinics.

Pro-lifers know that an Obama nominee would most likely tilt the Court in the wroing direction for years to come.

In response to the news, 2016 presidential candidate and staunch pro-life advocate Senator Ted Cruz called for Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court to be named by the next president, tweeting:

Ted Cruz Scalia

    “Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, and the nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next president names his replacement.”

Hillary Clinton, a radical abortion supporter disagreed and tweeted a statement calling the idea a “dishonor to the Constitution.”

Pres. Obama who vowed to appoint a successor has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

After Scalia’s passing in Texas, Governor Greg Abbot, released a statement calling the former SCOTUS Justice a “unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law:”

    “Justice Antonin Scalia was a man of God, a patriot, and an unwavering defender of the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. He was the solid rock who turned away so many attempts to depart from and distort the Constitution. His fierce loyalty to the Constitution set an unmatched example, not just for judges and lawyers, but for all Americans. We mourn his passing, and we pray that his successor on the Supreme Court will take his place as a champion for the written Constitution and the Rule of Law. Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

Pastors sign open letter to SCOTUS over Marriage

Posted in Church, Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

A broad coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish leaders joined by civic and business leaders from around the nation have signed an open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court vowing they will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court that would force them to violate the biblical understanding of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Pastors sign letter against Homosexual Marriage Texas

The letter was published in an ad in the Washington Post and was signed by many prominent pastors and Christian leaders, many from Texas, including: Pastor Robert Jeffress at First Baptist Church Dallas, Pastor Robert Morris at Gateway Church in Southlake, Pastor Charles Hagee at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Pastor Gregg Matte at Houston’s First Baptist Church, and Pastor Steve Riggle at Grace Church in Houston.

Here is a portion of the letter:

We are Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian pastors, clergy, lay leaders and Jewish leaders, who collectively represent millions of people in our specific churches, parishes, denominations, synagogues and media ministry outreaches. Marriage transcends our various theological differences and unites us together in one voice.

We affirm that any judicial opinion which purports to redefine marriage will constitute an unjust law, as Martin Luther King Jr. described such laws in his letter from the Birmingham Jail.

We are Christians who love America and who respect the legitimate rule of law.

However, we will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.

See more at: http://txvalues.org/2015/06/18/pastors-tell-supreme-court-we-must-obey-god-rather-than-men/#sthash.9zv0a1sy.dpuf

and http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/religious-coalition-vows-not-accept-supreme-court-decision-favor-same-sex

The letter is sponsored by the non-profit Common Good Foundation.

Roe v. Wade of Marriage ?

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-family leaders are calling it the Roe v. Wade of Marriage.

The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the case, Obergefell v. Hodges, on Tuesday, and will most likely announce in June whether to uphold a state’s right to ban same-sex marriage.

Roe vs. Wade is the Supreme Court decision which forced abortion on the nation and triggered decades of activism and division in the country over the killing of unborn babies in the womb and pro-family leaders believe that if the Supreme Court forces gay marriage on the country it will have a similar affect as the infamous abortion decision.

Leaders across the country are calling upon Congress to use the authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to restrain federal judges and the Supreme Court, “from undermining marriage any further!”

Monday, April 27th, the day before the oral arguments on marriage, pro-family leaders from across the nation will host a press conference at the steps of the Supreme Court.

The group says that they will be delivering 300,000 “Restraining Orders” calling for passage of HR 1968, Congressman Steve King’s (R, Iowa) “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act” and S 1080, Senator Ted Cruz’s (R, Texas) “Protect Marriage from the Courts Act.”

Restraining order

According to Faith2Action, one of the groups organizing the event, the following leaders will be in attendance:

    Janet Porter, President, Faith2Action,
    Dr. Steven Hotze, President, Conservative Republicans of Texas
    Pastor Charles Flowers, Faith Outreach, San Antonio
    Andy Schlafly, Attorney, Eagle Forum
    Dr. Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministries
    Greg Quinlan, Ex-Homosexual, New Jersey Family Policy Council
    Pastor Constant Cooley, United Temple Church of God in Christ
    Pastor Corey Shankleton, Ex-homosexual, Emerging Streams
    Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth
    David Pickup, LMFT/Reparative Therapy Center of Dallas
    Janet Boynes, Ex-lesbian, Janet Boynes Ministries
    Rev. Dean Nelson, Fredrick Douglas Foundation
    Grace Harley, Ex-transgender, One Solitary Voice International
    Mark Gurley, The Oak Initiative
    Bill Johnson, American Decency
    Kay Daly, Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
    Diane Gramley, American Family Association, PA
    Rev. Pat Mahoney, Faith In Action

Faith2Action says that Article 3 Section 2 of the Constitution, which states, “The Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make,” gives them a remedy used many times in Congress including the 2004 “Marriage Protection Act” to remove from the federal courts the jurisdiction to undermine DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), which passed the House, but not the Senate.

In 2003, Senator Tom Daschle implemented this remedy in a law to remove jurisdiction from all federal courts to hear cases regarding brush fires in South Dakota.

“Marriage matters more than bush fires,” stated Faith2Actions founder, Janet Porter. “When judges strike down the vote of the people to protect marriage, it ignites a brush fire against our liberty–which has now reached the doors of the church–and must be extinguished immediately by Congress.”

The group plans to hold this banner:

Faith2Action

The National Organization for Marriage and the American Family Association (AFA) are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from hearing the case after officiating same-sex marriages.

Restraining order delivered

“Both of these justices’ personal and private actions that actively endorse gay marriage clearly indicate how they would vote on same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court,said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Congress has directed that federal judicial officers must disqualify themselves from hearing cases in specified circumstances. Both Kagan and Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage but they have also proven themselves to be activists in favor of it. In order to ensure the Court’s integrity and impartiality, both should recuse themselves from same-sex marriage cases. Congress has an obligation to Americans to see that members of the Supreme Court are held to the highest standards of integrity. The law demands it, and the people deserve it.

Ginsburg

Ginsburg has performed several gay marriages. In this clip Ginsburg asks about our past and “who counted as people” however, the same Justice refuses to count unborn babies as people in her radical support for abortion.

Media Matters, a liberal think tank, has been critical of Fox News and Bill O’Reilly for also calling for the Justices to recuse themselves:

http://mediamatters.org/embed/203366

WorldNet Daily has more on the justices and their activism for gay marriage – read it here.

Personhood Loophole : Roe v. Wade arguments make a case for the protection of the Unborn person:

Posted in Personhood, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Personhood USA has released a new video documenting the infamous Roe vs. Wade court case that legalized abortion in the United States. Relevant to today’s battle for human life, the video illustrates the need to recognize unborn children as people.

The video includes actual audio from the court case in which Justice Potter Stewart states, “And the basic Constitutional question, initially, is whether or not an unborn fetus is a person, isn’t it? That’s critical to this case.”

“In 1973, the courts may have had some question as to whether or not an unborn child is a person, but that is certainly not the case today,” explained Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D. of Personhood USA. “Ultrasound technology, along with the many advances in science and medicine, have shown us with certainty that the unborn child is a human being. And, of course, all human beings are people.”

The video highlights a question from Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. “Could Texas, constitutionally, in your view, declare that, by statute, that a fetus is a person for all constitutional purposes?” asked Burger.

Pro-abortion attorney Sarah Weddington agreed, “The state could obviously adopt that kind of statute.”

Efforts to enact personhood measures are currently underway in every state including citizen-led initiatives in Florida, Ohio, Montana, Nevada, and Colorado. Mississippians are set to vote on Amendment 26 which would define the terms “person” or “persons,” as used in the state constitution, to “include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”

The audio from Roe vs. Wade includes what is often coined as the “personhood loophole” of the case in which Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart inquires, “If it were established that the unborn fetus is a person, within the protection of the 14th amendment, you would have almost an impossible case here, would you not?”

“We recognize that the unborn baby is, in fact, a human being, and therefore a person, as has been established numerous times in embryology textbooks and by world-renowned geneticists and scientists,” continued Garcia Jones. “This video brings the personhood of the child in the womb to our attention yet again, confirming our need to recognize the rights of these smallest human beings.”

Personhood USA is a grassroots, Christian organization founded to establish personhood efforts across America to create protections for every child by love and by law. Personhood USA is committed to assisting and supporting personhood legislation and constitutional amendments and building local pro-life organizations through raising awareness of the personhood of the preborn.
Personhood USA’s amendments recognize that every human being is a person, and every person has a right to life. Personhood amendments and bills protect every child, no matter their size or age.