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Governor Deval Patrick former member of racist founded Planned Parenthood

Posted in Planned Parenthood Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2012 by saynsumthn

The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts hosted an event Tuesday night at the Mandarin Oriental to honor Governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane Patrick,thanking the Democrat for his support

Dear Gov. Patrick- you are siding with an organization who was founded by a racist Klan speaker. Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, was a member in good standing with the racist American Eugenics Society. Sanger had board members who were known for their racist writing and Sanger published many of those in her publications. Sanger called for parents to have a QUOTE: LICENSE TO BREED controlled by people who believed in her eugenic philosophy. She wanted all would be parents to go before her eugenic boards to request a “PERMIT TO BREED“.

In addition, Planned Parenthood’s top award is called the Margaret Sanger Award, despite the fact that Sanger was an admitted Klan speaker. This is what Sanger wrote in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366 Read it here http://library.lifedynamics.com//Autobiography/Chapter%2029.pdf)

Below is Planned Parenthood’s press release:

On Feb. 7, nearly 400 supporters of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM) came together to honor Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick for their long-time support of women’s health. Event co-chairs were Nonnie and Rick Burnes and Laura DeBonis and Scott Nathan, all of Beacon Hill.
Dianne Luby, President/CEO of PPLM, began her remarks by recognizing the overwhelming support Planned Parenthood has received over the past week. “Our supporters stood up and spoke out on social media, in the press, and with their congressional representatives, and look what a difference it made in having the Komen Foundation rethink their position, reverse their policy, and agree to work collaboratively with Planned Parenthood.”

Luby and Ronni Cohen-Boyar, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, began a dialogue about how to work together locally before Komen’s national office reversed its decision last week. Cohen-Boyar attended Celebration of Choices as Luby’s guest.

“The timing of this Celebration could not have been better to honor Governor Deval and First Lady Diane Patrick for their shared commitment to women’s health and their long standing courage,” Luby continued. “They stand up and speak out for women’s health even at times when it isn’t as easy or as mainstream as it was last week.”
“Planned Parenthood’s commitment to providing quality, affordable care makes our Commonwealth healthier and their advocacy makes our Commonwealth stronger,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “I am grateful for this honor and look forward to a continued successful partnership.”

“It is truly an honor to receive this award from the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts,” said First Lady Diane Patrick. “Planned Parenthood is a vital organization in this community because of its commitment not only to women’s health but to their dignity.”

Both Governor and Mrs. Patrick have been long-time champions of women’s health, advocating for expanded access to affordable health care for the hardest-to-reach populations. The Governor prosecuted abortion clinic violence as Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration and was a member of PPLM’s Board of Directors in the early 1990s. More recently, Governor Patrick signed into law the 2007 Buffer Zones legislation and has championed comprehensive sex education. Mrs. Patrick is outspoken about ending violence against women and mental health issues.

PPLM raised $300,000 through sponsorship and ticket sales for Celebration of Choices. These donations will contribute to life-saving preventive health services offered to women, men and families across the state, as well as PPLM’s sexuality education programs for parents and young people.

For more on Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s attitude toward eugenics and race- watch Maafa21


Forced Sterilization in Massachusetts reveals eugenics leader quoted in book written by Planned Parenthood founder

Posted in Eugenics in Massachusetts, forced abortion, Forced Sterilization, Margaret Sanger, Walter E. Fernald with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2012 by saynsumthn

State led way in blocking patients from breeding
By Erin Smith
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 –

Massachusetts historically led the way in the movement to sterilize or incarcerate the mentally ill to prevent them from breeding — inadvertently inspiring Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s own eugenics agenda.

“All of this is abhorrent and really sounds bizarre to us today, but at the time it was considered scientific, and to many people it was considered progressive,” said Michael D’Antonio, author of “The State Boys Rebellion,” the shocking tale of boys held at the Fernald State School in Massachusetts in the mid-20th century.
There were about 50,000 court-ordered sterilizations nationwide between 1900 and the 1940s, according to D’Antonio.

Walter E. Fernald, who ran the Waltham mental institution later named in his honor, was a leader in eugenics — a movement aimed at removing what were seen as defective or undesireable traits from the gene pool.

“At state fairs in Massachusetts there would be exhibits promoting eugenics and the best families. You could win a prize if you had the best looking, smartest, happiest children. It was in the very same vein as prized pigs. You’d get a blue ribbon,” said D’Antonio.

Children at the Fernald School were abused and locked away for life as a form of birth control, according to D’Antonio.

A 1927 Supreme Court decision upheld sterilization for the mentally ill, in which Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

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In Planned Parenthood’s Founder Margaret Sanger’s Pivot of Civilization

We read:

The curious situation has come about that while our statesmen are busy upon their propaganda of “repopulation,” and are encouraging the production of large families, they are ignoring the exigent problem of the elimination of the feeble-minded. In this, however, the politicians are at one with the traditions of a civilization which, with its charities and philanthropies, has propped up the defective and degenerate and relieved them of the burdens borne by the healthy sections of the community, thus enabling them more easily and more numerously to propagate their kind. “With the very highest motives,declares Dr. Walter E. Fernald, ``modern philanthropic efforts often tend to foster and increase the growth of defect in the community….The only feeble-minded persons who now receive any official consideration are those who have already become dependent or delinquent, many of whom have already become parents. We lock the barn-door after the horse is stolen. We now have state commissions for controlling the gipsy-moth and the boll weevil, the foot-and-mouth disease, and for protecting the shell-fish and wild game, but we have no commission which even attempts to modify or to control the vast moral and economic forces represented by the feeble-minded persons at large in the community.

Also Read: Another Eugenics monster is the recipient of Planned Parenthood’s “Margaret Sanger Award”

Eugenics sterilization proponents had ties to Planned Parenthood,received awards,funded Sanger

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Agency Defends Seeking Abortion Order:

The head of the state Department of Mental Health is defending her agency’s efforts to arrange a court-ordered abortion for a 32-year-old schizophrenic woman, saying the request was made in the patient’s best interest and at the behest of her parents and doctors.

“The Department conveyed the request of health-care providers and the parents’ wishes in order to ensure the safety of a patient with severe mental illness,” DMH Commissioner Barbara Leadholm said in a statement to the Herald.

Her response came a day after the state appellate court overturned a ruling by just-retired Norfolk Probate and Family Court Judge Christina L. Harms that not only gave the woman’s parents permission to consent to an abortion but ordered that she be sterilized as well. The appellate court threw out the sterilization and handed the abortion decision to another judge.

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Court Nixes Order for Mentally Ill Woman’s Abor…, posted with vodpod

Court strikes decision for mentally ill woman’s abortion
Backs rights those ruled incompetent

By Peter Schworm JANUARY 17, 2012
Earlier this month, a Norfolk probate judge declared a pregnant woman with schizophrenia incompetent and ordered her to undergo an abortion, stating she could be “coaxed, bribed, or even enticed’’ into the hospital for the procedure.

Unbidden, the judge further directed that the 32-year-old woman be sterilized “to avoid this painful situation from recurring in the future.’’

Yesterday, the state’s appeals court struck down the decision in unusually harsh terms, saying the woman had clearly expressed her opposition to abortion as a Catholic.

“The personal decision whether to bear or beget a child is a right so fundamental that it must be extended to all persons, including those who are incompetent,’’ the opinion stated, citing a 1982 ruling by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

In sharp words, yesterday’s decision also denounced the sterilization order, a directive that several legal specialists said they had not heard of in recent memory.
“No party requested this measure, none of the attendant procedural requirements has been met, and the judge appears to have simply produced the requirement out of thin air,’’ wrote Appeals Court Judge Andrew Grainger.

The case provides a rare window into the wrenching ethical issues involved in treating pregnant women with chronic mental illness and the delicate balance between respecting their autonomy and protecting their best interests and those of an unborn child.

Specialists said the Norfolk judge, identified in the decision as Christina Harms, overstepped her bounds, and praised the higher court’s swift and unsparing reversal.
“It’s a case that stands out for protecting the rights of the mentally ill,’’ said Frank Smith, chairman of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section. “The record seems clear that she did not want to have an abortion.’’

Douglas Boyer, the woman’s court-appointed lawyer, said the appeals court “acted appropriately’’ to make sure his client’s wishes are heeded.

The case, which Boyer called the most agonizing of his career, will return to family court, he said. The woman is up to five months pregnant.

The woman, identified in court records by the pseudonym Mary Moe, described herself to court officials as “very Catholic,’’ and said she would never have an abortion. When asked about an abortion at a December hearing, she replied that she “wouldn’t do that.’’

At the same time, she denied to court officials that she is pregnant and has refused obstetrical care and testing. She became “agitated and emotional’’ when discussing a previous abortion that came to light, the opinion stated.

As a result, Harms ruled that the woman was not competent to make a decision about an abortion, citing “substantial delusional beliefs,’’ and concluded she would choose to abort her pregnancy if she were competent.

The woman would “not choose to be delusional’’ if competent, Harms ruled, and would choose to have an abortion “in order to benefit from medication that otherwise could not be administered due to its effect on the fetus.’’

She ordered that the woman’s parents be appointed coguardians to give their consent to the abortion and sterilization. The parents, who have custody of the woman’s son, believe that terminating the pregnancy is in their daughters’ best interests, according to court records.

But the appeals court concluded that Harms improperly decided the matter of the woman’s competence, and noted that a court-appointed specialist had determined that the woman would “decide against an abortion if she were competent.’’ Without conducting a hearing, Harms found the specialist’s report inconclusive.

Legal specialists said courts must base such decisions on what they believe the woman would decide if she were competent.

“The judge is not supposed to determine what is in the person’s best interests or in her child’s,’’ said Frank Laski, executive director of the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee in Boston. “The judge has to determine what she would do if she were competent.’’

Laski called the initial decision extreme, and other specialists said they believed it was an anomaly.

Daniel Pollack, a professor at Yeshiva University who has studied the issue of consent in such cases, said it is not clear how often such orders are issued.
“My guess is it happens a lot more than we know,’’ he said.

Still, courts are far more likely today to recognize the autonomy of the mentally ill than in the past, he said.
Because of the sensitive nature of the case, previous court records, including Harms’s decision, have been sealed. Harms, who a court official said retired earlier this month, could not reached for comment yesterday.
The plight of the woman became a legal matter in October, when she appeared at a hospital emergency room and was found to be pregnant. Doctors concluded that taking her off the medication would be risky for her.
The state Department of Mental Health then filed a petition to have the woman’s parents named as guardians so they could give consent for an abortion.

The woman mistakenly maintained she had given birth to a baby girl, Nancy, and wrongly said she had met the judge before.

The woman, who also has bipolar disorder, has been pregnant twice before. In the first pregnancy, she had an abortion. In the second she gave birth to the boy.

At some point between her abortion and the birth of her son, she had a “psychotic break’’ and has since been hospitalized numerous times for mental illness, court records say.

There is a disturbing history of eugenics being replayed in this story- learn more watch: Maafa21

Citizens Riled by State-Funded Sex Education Website which refers to Planned Parenthood

Posted in Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by saynsumthn

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The Boston Herald explains:

A state-funded sex education Web site that tells teens an abortion is “much easier than it sounds” has drawn fire from outraged pro-lifers who say mariatalks.com is glossing over ugly truths, steering teens toward the controversial procedure and counseling them how to keep mom and dad in the dark.

“The commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell kids how to get a secret abortion, and that’s wrong,” said Linda Thayer, a former Boston schoolteacher who is vice president for educational affairs of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, which this week took aim at the site.

“This is a misuse of state funds, especially for parents who are taxpayers,” said Thayer, who also blasted the Web site for “deception by omission” for describing abortion simply as “when the contents of the womb (uterus) are removed.”

Mariatalks.com, featuring fictional hip teen “Maria,” who addresses teens in a breezy tone, has been produced since 2008 by the AIDS Action Committee with $100,000 annual grants from the state Department of Public Health. The money also covers a sex-crisis hotline and other outreach efforts.

AIDS Action Committee chief Rebecca Haag, in a statement defending the Web site, said, “We feel strongly that the issues that are addressed through the Maria Talks Web site are essential in safeguarding the general, sexual health of youth by informing them of their risk for unintended pregnancies, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.”

Maria tells teen readers abortion is a “hot topic” but that the procedure is “more common than you might think” and “safe and effective, though some people may experience temporary discomfort.” The site’s discussion of risk is limited to advising that it is better to get an abortion sooner rather than later.

In another segment, Maria says to Massachusetts teens, “The reality of getting an abortion is much easier than it sounds here.” In contrast, a more cautionary Maria counsels on another page that adoption “can be pretty tough for some people, especially emotionally.”

Of conflicted feelings over abortion, Maria counsels that one of her fictional friends found it a “difficult decision” but decided the procedure was the “best choice . . . for herself, her boyfriend, her family and her future.”

Of bypassing parental approval, Maria says, “It may be really hard for you to imagine talking to either your parents or a judge about getting an abortion, but there are people who can help you through it.”

The site then directs teens to Planned Parenthood, saying that agency will either help them talk to parents or provide a lawyer to guide them through the judicial process.

Another Constitutional Erosion: Bypass the Electoral College

Posted in Constitution, Electoral College with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2010 by saynsumthn

New York Magazine: Electoral College One Step Closer to Death

With the signing of legislation passed today, Massachusetts will become the latest state to join the National Popular Vote movement, an interstate compact among states who agree to give their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote. The compact will only take effect once enough states sign on so that their collective electoral votes surpass 270, the minimum number required for a presidential candidate to win. With Massachusetts joining Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington, that number is now up to 73. (New York’s Senate passed the bill last month, but Sheldon Silver has yet to bring it up for a vote in the Assembly.) Even though Massachusetts is one of many states routinely ignored by presidential candidates under the current system, not all the lawmakers there are comfortable with change. According to the Boston Globe, “Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was ‘tried and true’ since the founding of the country.” Tried, yes. True? Is that a joke?

Mass. Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College

Listen to 7-27-2010 Mark Levin Show explain why this would hurt the country- here

Daniel Lowenstein teaches Election Law, Statutory Interpretation & Legislative Process, Political Theory, and Law & Literature. A leading expert on election law, he has represented members of the House of Representatives in litigation regarding reapportionment and the constitutionality of term limits. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the award-winning theatre troupe Interact and regularly brings the company to the School of Law to perform plays with legal themes, such as Sophocles’ Antigone, Ibsen’s Rosmerholm, and Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.

Professor Lowenstein worked as a staff attorney at California Rural Legal Assistance for two and one-half years. While working for California’s Secretary of State, Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 1971, he specialized in election law, and was the main drafter of the Political Reform Act, an initiative statute that California voters approved in 1974, thereby creating a new Fair Political Practices Commission. Governor Brown appointed Professor Lowenstein as first chairman of the Commission. He has served on the national governing board of Common Cause and has been a board member and a vice president of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: The US Constitution is ‘Dead’

‘Senate Wannabee’ Martha Coakley to pro-life Catholics , “You probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

Posted in Abortion, Anti-abortion, Health Care, Left Wing, Liberal, Politics, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

Martha Coakley was on with Ken Pittman from WBSM in Massachusetts on Thursday. She told Ken that if you object to abortion then “You probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don’t want to do that.

Martha Coakley: No we have a separation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.

Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.

Martha Coakley: (……uh, eh…um..) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.

FRONT ROYAL, VA, Jan. 15 /Christian Newswire/ — “Thank you, Martha Coakley!” said Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, upon hearing the Massachusetts Attorney General and Democratic US Senate Candidate’s frank admission that the health care reform legislation being debated in the US Congress will have no protection for those who refuse to cooperate in anti-life medical procedures.

The Washington Times reported today that Coakley’s gaffe came in response to a radio host’s statement about freedom of religion for Catholics who work in emergency rooms and who actually pay attention to Church teaching on life issues. Coakley’s response was, “The law says that people are allowed to have that [freedom of religion]. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

Anyone who respects life and freedom must abhor Coakley’s disregard for these basic human rights, as well as her cynicism,” said Rev. Euteneuer. “But we must be grateful when truth is revealed, when a gaffe shows the heart of those who champion this life- destructive agenda and flies in the face of their false assurances that conscience rights will be defended in the new legislation.”

“These congressional cowards are hiding behind closed doors, afraid to show the American people how abhorrent this legislation really is. Not only is there no protection for conscience rights, there is NO protection for unborn human beings, NO guarantee of protection for the elderly and severely disabled whose lives will be deemed too inconvenient for the rest of us to continue to pay for,” said Rev. Euteneuer.

How can any Catholic still defend this anti-democratic and anti-life legislation? What more could those who actually know what it contains do to prove that they have no regard for freedom, transparency, honesty, life or even good faith?” said Rev. Euteneuer. “Catholics should unite against this destructive bill, and insist on real health care reform that actually protects life and conscience rights, and does so without destroying the livelihoods of this nation’s citizens.

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More on Coakley Interview Here
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A Coakley thug roughs up a reporter outside of a Coakley fundraiser at a Capitol Hill bar.

Judge Napolitano on Forced Vaccinations in Massachusetts

Posted in Constitution with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by saynsumthn

Massachusetts bill allows police to break in and vaccinate without warrant

MORE FORCE – Daycare Worker Told She’ll Be Fired For Refusing Mandatory Flu Shot