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Children and consent: How eugenics is parallel in James Younger case

Posted in Parental Rights, Transgender Issues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2019 by saynsumthn

Written by: Carole Novielli

What happens when a state or a judge for that matter orders the bodies of young children to be forever altered under the guise of medicine? Well, I think we already know because history is a great teacher. After all, under eugenics programs targeted at poor whites and a majority of minorities we witnessed the abuse of state eugenics courts who ordered the surgical sterilization of men, women and children (too young to consent) in the name of public health. And, while some were complicit in this monstrous part of our history, many others said and did nothing to stop it. Today, the James Younger case out of Texas parallels this tragic time in history and reveals how the state can potentially yank children from a parent and pump them full of hormones to force them to become another gender.

Jamers Younger (Image: SaveJames.com)

Past is reflection of the Present:

“Unnamed patient records from the 1920s document hundreds of individuals in their late teens and early 20s sterilized for…feeblemindedness, or mental deficiency. A notable percentage of these young patients were typed as masturbators or incest perpetrators if male and as promiscuous—even nymphomaniacal—or having borne a child out of wedlock if female,” noted a report on coercive sterilizations, ironically titled, Sterilized in the Name of Public Health.

This targeting of vulnerable children continued for years. Wallace Kuralt who influenced the opening of a Planned Parenthood facility in North Carolina, headed a coercive eugenic sterilization program in the state when he served as Mecklenburg County’s welfare director from 1945 to 1972. Eugenics has been a cornerstone of Planned Parenthood’s history, and its ugly roots continue to be revealed. According to a report by the Charlotte Observer:

Kuralt retired almost 40 years ago and died in 1994. His key aides also have died, and memories have faded of the decisions that changed hundreds of lives. Some women came forward willingly. Some patients were little more than children who didn’t understand what was to take place. Today, it is impossible to tease out the exact mix of good intentions and overzealous execution, prejudice and paternalism that let such a crusade run unchecked.

A coercive program put in place by the German Nazi Party also targeted children-unable to consent.

Nazis plan to sterilize children under eugenics program (Image: NYTs Jan 5, 1934)

In the 1970’s, a lawsuit was filed to petition federal agencies to draw up guidelines which would prevent the economic coercion of poor women seeking medical care under Medicaid and other programs. A 1973 report by the Aiken Standard report on the case states that,  “The action amends a suit seeking to prevent the forced sterilizations of minors and mental incompetents, stemming from three minors, two of whom were allegedly sterilized without their consent and one who received experimental birth control shots in Alabama.

Aiken lawsuit to stop forced sterilization of children

In referring to the aforementioned Mecklenburg County case, the Charlotte Observer also discussed the issue of “consent,” writing, “Records show patients signed consent for 317 of the 430 sterilizations brought by the Welfare Department. Those without consent were often the youngest patients. All told, the department got sterilization orders for 54 children 16 and younger. The youngest was a 10-year-old girl with a mental age of 4 who had begun menstruating the year before. The parents, who signed the consent for surgery, “appear to give her good supervision but she frequently eludes her parents and wanders away,” the summary says.”

What about today?

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 a judge will make the final determination on whether the mother of a young seven year-old boy, James Younger, can begin the process of chemically altering his gender to “transition” him into being a girl. You heard correctly- 7 years-old – a child that can hardly consent nor understand the consequences that could change his life and his body forever. The case has garnered a ton of attention over the last year but exploded on social media this week after the boy’s father, Jeff Younger, lost his battle in court to protect his son from this experimental procedure.

James Younger with his father Jeff Younger (Image: SaveJames.com)

According to the Daily Caller, “Jeff Younger said his son is happy being a boy and does not desire to be a girl, according to The Texan. James Younger’s pediatrician mother, Anne Georgulas, as well as counselors and therapists who testified on her behalf, told the court that the 7-year-old is transgender and had expressed to each of them that he wished he were a girl.”

LifeSite News, has been following the case and reported that, “Dr. Georgulas [the boy’s mother] has been telling James he’s a girl since he was three. She enrolled him in kindergarten as a girl named “Luna.” He uses the girls’ restroom and all of this classmates believe he is a girl. Dr. Georgulas wants to subject James to puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones as well as legally force his father to treat him as a girl. ”

“Multiple character witnesses for Mr. Younger testified that James presents as a boy when he is with his father and that they have never seen reason to believe James wants to be a girl,” LifeSite News also reported.

On Monday, a consensus of 11 of the 12 jurors in a Dallas court ruled against granting Younger [the father] sole managing conservatorship over James and his twin brother Jude, reported the Daily Wire, adding:

According to the LifeSiteNews, Georgulas has been granted authority to move forward with puberty blockers, which can cause chemical castration, and, potentially, hormones, if she so chooses.

The case is raising questions about the ability for young children to “consent” to permanent and often surgical changes to their bodies.

History has shown us that courts and the medical community have made troubling decisions for others in the past. It wasn’t that long ago when the State was forcefully sterilizing men, women and children under eugenics programs that continue to haunt society to this day. In many cases, children who were forcefully castrated or sterilized with “permission” of their parents have since decried the ghoulish experiments.

 

In the summer of 1923, 16 year-old Carrie Buck was raped and became pregnant. She was unmarried and the daughter of an inmate at the Lynchburg Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. After her foster parents dubbed her she  “peculiar” since birth, Carrie was classified as “feebleminded.” According to Facinghistory.org:

On March 28, 1924, Carrie Buck gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Vivian. A few months later, Carrie was admitted to the Lynchburg Colony. Not long after her arrival, Virginia passed a law allowing involuntary sterilization of those labeled as “feebleminded.” Officials at the Lynchburg Colony decided to sterilize Carrie Buck under the new law with the approval of Albert Priddy, the superintendent of the colony. But first, he and his colleagues arranged for her to appeal the decision in the Virginia courts. Although the appeal was in her name, Carrie Buck had no voice in the process. Priddy and other eugenicists were in charge. They hired an attorney for her as well as one for themselves. The two lawyers were in constant contact with one another and with Priddy before and during trial proceedings even though such collaborations are unethical.

The case, later known as Buck v. Bell, was first heard in the Circuit Court for Amherst County on November 18, 1924.

At the trial Aubrey Strode, the lawyer for Priddy and the Lynchburg Colony, offered “scientific evidence” that Carrie Buck ought to be sterilized. The evidence came from the Eugenics Record Office and was prepared by Harry Laughlin.

Laughlin, who never met the young girl, was published by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger in her Birth Control Review. He also signed the Citizen’s Committee on Planned Parenthood and in 1936, according to researcher Paul A. Lombardo, “Laughlin received an honorary degree from the Nazi-controlled University of Heidelberg as “a pioneer in the science of race cleansing.”

 

Laughlin’s “evidence” claimed that Carrie came, “from a shiftless, ignorant, and worthless class of people…”

After watching her seven-month-old daughter for a short time, a nurse decided that the baby was “not quite normal.” Based on this testimony, the judge decided that Carrie’s mother, Carrie herself, and her infant daughter were all “socially inadequate.”

Irving Whitehead, Buck’s lawyer, did little on her behalf. He called no witnesses to dispute Laughlin or other “experts” who favored sterilization. Not surprisingly, a judge upheld the decision to sterilize Carrie Buck. Whitehead promptly filed an appeal on her behalf in the Virginia Court of Appeals. It was just eight pages long, compared with the 44-page document the colony’s lawyers prepared. In November 1925, the appeals court also ruled against Buck.

In April of 1927, the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. By then, Albert Priddy was dead. The new superintendent of the Lynchburg Colony was his former assistant, a Dr. Bell. So the case that began as Buck v. Priddy went to the Supreme Court as Buck v. Bell. The justices saw only the records from the original trial and the appeals court. Based solely on what they read in the court transcripts, they voted 8-1 to uphold the sterilization of Carrie Buck.

Oliver Wendall Holmes

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. who delivered the opinion of the Supreme Court, stated in part, “We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. . . . Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Carrie Buck was sterilized in October 1927.

In 1928, Virginia officials also sterilized Carrie Buck’s sister. She was told that the operation was to remove her appendix. Only in 1980 did she learn why she was never able to have a child. “I broke down and cried,” she said. “My husband and me wanted children desperately. We were crazy about them. I never knew what they’d done to me.”

The ruling encouraged other states to enact sterilization laws. By 1930, 24 states had passed similar measures and about 60,000 people were sterilized under these statutes. Virginia alone sterilized more than 7,500 people between the Supreme Court ruling in 1927 and 1972 when the law was finally replaced.

As recent as the 1960’s state decisions which forever altered children reached deep into the heart of North Carolina and impacted a young Black teen by the name of Elaine Riddick.

Riddick’s tragic story also included a horrific rape as a young girl where she became pregnant.

NC state social worker Sue L. Casebolt discovered her pregnancy and referred Elaine’s case to the state’s Eugenics Board. One of the prominent supporters of the NC eugenics program was Clarence Gamble, a director of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League, which later changed its name to Planned Parenthood. Casebolt had been installed as the Executive Secretary of the North Carolina Eugenics Board in 1961 and was on the board in 1968 when it approved the sterilization of Riddick.

According to ABC News, “Riddick’s illiterate grandmother, was told that they were doing a “procedure” that was necessary to help the young girl and signed the sterilization papers with an “X”. The state authorized and paid for the procedure, and without her consent or even her knowledge, Riddick was sterilized shortly after giving birth. She was 14 years old.”

In an interview in the documentary film on eugenics, Maafa21, Riddick stated:

“I asked the State of North Carolina why they did this to me…They sterilized kids, my understanding…-as young as eight years of age. I don’t know what an eight year-old can do that could cause them to do this to them? The only reason I can give myself is that [it’s] because they’re Black.”

According to Maafa21:

At a board meeting held three weeks later, she stated that she intended to keep a file on every child whose name reached her desk so that they could be picked up as soon as they reached childbearing age.

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Sue Casebolt on eugenics board that sterilized Elaine Riddick (Image credit: Maafa21)

“I did not find out that they had sterilized me until I was nineteen years old,” Riddick states in the documentary film on eugenics, Maafa21.

“They cut me open like I was a hog,” Riddick emotionally told lawmakers in a hearing on reparations for eugenics victims.

Lillie Ann Buelin was also a victim of the terrible NC Eugenics Program, she told DigTriad.com that welfare workers told her that if she didn’t go to school they would operate on her and have her sterilized.  She says they also tested her and labeled her retarded.

“I was just 13 years old,” she emphasized.

In 2005, NBC News reported how, “Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.”

The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It was most widespread in the 1990s as foster care agencies sought treatments for their HIV-infected children that weren’t yet available in the marketplace.

The practice ensured that foster children — mostly poor or minority — received care from world-class researchers at government expense, slowing their rate of death and extending their lives. But it also exposed a vulnerable population to the risks of medical research and drugs that were known to have serious side effects in adults and for which the safety for children was unknown.

According to a report from the Catholic News Agency (CNA), “Pediatric endocrinologists are warning that despite a lack of medical tests to determine its safety, U.S. doctors are increasingly injecting children who have gender dysphoria with a powerful hormonal suppressant normally used to treat prostate cancer.” And, a recent NBC News report highlighted a study that, “found that transgender women, who are assigned the male sex at birth, were twice as likely as cisgender men or women to have the blood clot condition venous thromboembolism. Transgender women on hormone therapy were also found to be 80 to 90 percent more likely to have stroke or a heart attack than cisgender women.”

A review of several studies, by the BMJ, concluded, that “There are significant problems with how the evidence for Gender-affirming cross-sex hormone has been collected and analysed that prevents definitive conclusions to be drawn…The development of these interventions should, therefore, occur in the context of research, and treatments for under 18 gender dysphoric children and adolescents remain largely experimental. There are a large number of unanswered questions that include the age at start, reversibility; adverse events, long term effects on mental health, quality of life, bone mineral density, osteoporosis in later life and cognition…”

On Thursday, Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh tweeted, “And yes puberty blockers are chemical castration. It’s the same drug they use to chemically castrate sex offenders. Yes this is shocking and hard to believe but it’s also true. This is the world we live in now. Wake up and start paying attention.”

Matt Walsh tweet over James Younger (Image: Twitter)

Public outrage over the ruling in the Jeff Younger case prompted Texas Governor Greg Abbott to tweet on Wednesday that, “FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.” But, according to the Washington Examiner, “There are no laws currently preventing a legal guardian from giving a minor puberty blockers or hormones.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweets about the James Younger transgender case (Image: Twitter)

It also prompted Texas Representative Rep. Chip Roy to draft a letter to to the US Attorney General over his concern for the “lack of research studying the long-term impacts of the experimental use of medical treatments for so called gender dysphoria on young children, including hormones on children as young as 8 and double mastectomies on girls as young as 13…”

 

 

Rep. Roy then tweeted, “A 7-year-old shouldn’t be subjected to barbaric medical procedures because of an irresponsible adult.”

Rep Chip Roy sends letter to US Justice Department over transgender issue (Image: Twitter)

That sentiment was repeated by Washington Examiner columnist Brad Polumbo who wrote, “A 7-year-old boy cannot be transgender. At least, not with anywhere near the certainty necessary to justify life-altering, potentially irreversible physical changes such as hormone therapy or puberty blockers.”

This is insane and has understandably led to conservative backlash and widespread denunciation. As Kaylee McGhee observes, “[T]his is the logical conclusion of the transgender movement: Affirm our agenda or lose your rights to freedom of speech, association, conscience, and even your parental rights.”

McGhee is exactly right, which is why gay people should denounce transgender radicalism and separate ourselves from a movement that would strip away parental rights and force confused children into radical, life-altering decisions, all in the name of adults’ ability to show off how “woke” they are.

Polumbo continued, “First, let’s dispense with the narrative that a 7-year-old can even be transgender at all. Such a young child cannot even truly understand what sex and gender are, let alone sexuality or gender identity. Of course, a child can experience gender confusion: Many children do, and if James wanted to go by the name Luna, wear dresses, or so on, his parents would be wrong to shame him or otherwise stifle him. But that’s a very far cry from making radical, permanent physical changes based on the whims of a young child who, as McGhee notes, doesn’t even meet the medical criteria for a gender dysphoria diagnosis. Moreover, numerous studies show “that a substantial majority [of gender-confused kids] — anywhere from 65% to 94% — eventually ceased to identify as transgender.”

But, those stats did not dissuade the boy’s mother who, according to the Washington Examiner, secured a letter of recommendation for transition for James from a woman associated with a gay children’s therapy center, the Examiner reported.

“This is a letter of recommendation that my client, James Younger, aka Luna, begin the process of becoming a patient of the GENECIS clinic so that she can receive a full psychological assessment for gender dysphoria and potentially take hormone blockers,” said a letter from Rebekka Ouer from Dallas Rainbow Therapy.

A judge is set to rule on the matter Thursday October 24, 2019.

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The media pretends 100,000 late abortions every year is no big deal. They’re wrong.

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Reason, Abortion stats, CDC, Guttmacher Abortion Stats, Late term abortion, Late term abortion reasons, Warren Hern with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2019 by saynsumthn

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While early abortions reportedly comprise a large percentage of abortions committed every year, late abortions — those that take place in the second and third trimesters — are not as “rare” as the media and abortion industry claim. Rather than describe the violence of abortion, the media instead fixates on whether anti-abortion advocates are using “medically accurate” terminology. They have claimed that terms such as “partial-birth abortion” and “late-term abortion” were invented by pro-lifers to somehow stigmatize these procedures. But Live Action News previously dispelled this deceptive talking point, documenting how the media and abortion industry have used the term “late-term abortion” for years (many still do). A few examples are below.

Image: Warren Hern uses term later abortion

Warren Hern uses term “late-term abortion”

IMage: NARAL Tweets late term abortion (Image: Twitter)

NARAL Tweets late term abortion (Image: Twitter)

What is a “late abortion?” 

Simple answer: An abortion at or greater than thirteen weeks.

Abortionist and abortion researcher Dr. Daniel Grossman told Parents.com that most Americans view an abortion to be “late-term” if it is performed after 12 weeks, or 3 months. Grossman is on staff at the Bixby Center at the University of California, San Francisco, which trains abortionists — and as Live Action News has documented, Grossman is saturated in the abortion movement.

As you can see in this image published on Planned Parenthood’s website (fetal development page separate from the corporation’s abortion page), babies at 13 weeks and older are more developed.

Image: Planned Parenthood fetal development at 13-14 and 17-20 weeks (Image: PPFA)

Planned Parenthood fetal development at 13-14 and 17-20 weeks (Image: PPFA)

What abortion procedures are used in late abortions?

Live Action has documented two procedures used to commit late abortions:

  • D&E: dilation (dilatation) and evacuation abortion. The abortionist dilates the woman’s cervix and uses instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus.
  • Induction abortion. The abortionist will usually kill the baby in utero by injecting a substance that causes cardiac arrest, and induces the mother’s labor to deliver her baby stillborn.

D&E abortions are particularly gruesome, as described by former abortionist Anthony Levatino in the video below.

How many late abortions occur annually?

For that answer, we turn to the two reporting agencies on abortion: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute, a former “special affiliate” of Planned Parenthood.  There is no federal requirement that all abortions are reported and no requirement that abortions are reported by gestation. In addition, these two reporting agencies vary in their numbers. Live Action News previously explained some of the reasons for the variation:

  • The CDC’s overall abortion numbers are generally much lower than numbers released by the Guttmacher Institute. CDC uses data from states, and since not every state requires abortion reporting — and those that do differ in what information is collected — abortions by trimester (gestation) will vary.
  • Guttmacher gathers its figures from surveys, which it claims it sends directly to all known abortion facilities, categorized by type. Despite more comprehensive figures, Guttmacher neglects to break down reported abortion data beyond 21 weeks of pregnancy.

CDC reported late abortions by gestation (2015): 38,000

In 2015, 638,169 abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. But not all states specified abortion by gestational age. The numbers below exclude 12 reporting areas:

  • 8 weeks or less: 279,999 (65.4%)
  • 9-13 weeks: 109,860 (25.7%)
  • 14-15 weeks: 15,146 (3.5%)
  • 16-17 weeks: 9,030 (2.1%)
  • 18-20 weeks: 8,410 (2.0%)
  • 21 weeks or greater: 5,597 (1.3%)

In 2015, 8.9% of children aborted — 38,183 — were past the first trimester of pregnancy.

Guttmacher estimated late abortions by gestation (2017): 100,000

In 2017, Guttmacher reported a total of 862,320 abortions, claiming that two-thirds of abortions occurred at eight weeks or earlier. Using the same percentages from Guttmacher’s graph below (2016), we discover that over 100,000 (100,891) abortions took place in the second trimester or later.

  • 8 weeks or less (65.4%) – 563,957 abortions
  • 9-10 weeks (14.7%) – 126,761 abortions
  • 11-12 weeks (8.2%) – 70,710 abortions
  • 13-15 weeks (6.3%) – 54,326 abortions
  • 16-20 weeks (4.1%) – 35,355 abortions
  • At or greater than 21 weeks (1.3%) – 11,210 abortions
Guttmacher 2016 abortion by trimester (Graph: Guttmacher Institute)

Guttmacher 2016 abortion by trimester (Graph: Guttmacher Institute)

That 100,000 annual late abortion statistic is not small. It’s equal to the…

 

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Baby at 20 weeks, the age at which Dermish commits abortions

Why do women get late abortions?

The media deceptively leads the public to believe that late abortions only happen in cases of fetal anomalies or because of a health reason (as opposed to an early delivery), but even the abortion industry admits that late abortions are often done on perfectly healthy babies and moms.

Dr. Eleanor Drey, the medical director of the Women’s Options Center of San Francisco General Hospital which commits abortions into the second trimester, admitted in an abortion training module published by Innovating Education, ” […] there was a study that showed women’s reasons for presenting at 16 weeks or beyond after their last menstrual period. And what they saw was that women often didn’t realize that they were pregnant.” She goes on to list additional reasons, and as you can see, fetal anomaly is the lowest on the list.

Abortion trainer Eleanor Drey on reasons women obtain late second trimester abortion

Eleanor Drey on reasons women obtain late second trimester abortion

According to Guttmacher’s report, “Seventy-two percent of clinics offered abortions up to 12 weeks’ gestation in 2014, 25% up to 20 weeks and 10% up to 24 weeks.” (There are facilities which provide abortions even later in gestation; those abortions are not specifically referenced in the report.) Live Action has previously documented that late abortions often occur for reasons of personal choice. The video below is a compilation of an undercover investigation into several U.S. late abortion facilities conducted by Live Action. More on that investigation here.

The fact is that late abortions (some on preborn babies who are potentially able to survive outside the womb) happen daily in America. These figures reveal that over 100,000 uniquely designed and distinctly human beings die violently from second and third trimester abortion inside abortion facilities each year. This represents nearly 274 babies each day and at least 11 babies every single hour whose lives are ended by late abortion.

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

5 facts the media isn’t telling you about Planned Parenthood’s Title X family planning funding

Posted in Title X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2019 by saynsumthn

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Last week, the 9th Circuit Court allowed the Trump administration’s new Title X Family Planning funding rule (dubbed by opponents as the “gag rule”) to go into effect. The mainstream media is attempting to paint the new rule requiring a clear separation between a provider’s abortion business and family planning business as a horrible obstacle for people with low income, but the truth is, even more funding was given for Title X providers this year than the previous year. They just won’t be going to abortion providers. Those Title X Family Planning funds cover:

  • Contraceptives and natural family planning services
  • Infertility services
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention
  • STD and HIV prevention education, counseling, testing, and referrals
  • Adolescent abstinence counseling
  • Other preventative health services

The new HHS rule only affects facilities that commit or refer for abortions — which means it would potentially strip Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider (320,000+ abortions annually) which holds 35% of the abortion market share in the United States, of approximately $60 million annually — and then reroute those funds to other providers.

THE FACTS the media isn’t telling you:

Fact #1: 87% of Title X family planning services providers are NOT Planned Parenthood facilities.

Planned Parenthood’s website even states that its facilities make up just 13 percent of all Title X family planning provider facilities. That means the vast majority of Title X providers aren’t Planned Parenthood facilities! But you wouldn’t know that from Planned Parenthood’s rhetoric or its reinforcement by the media.

Fact #259% of patients getting Title X services are NOT getting them from Planned Parenthood.

Again, Planned Parenthood’s website states that 41% of patients qualifying for Title X services receive care through Planned Parenthood. A definitive majority get those services elsewhere. When it comes to contraception, 68% of contraceptive patients use other publicly funded providers instead of Planned Parenthood.

Fact #3Planned Parenthood’s Title X qualified services have DROPPED 60% over eight years.

In a recent interview on FOX, HHS Secretary Alex Azar made this statement: “Cancer screenings and preventative services [at Planned Parenthood facilities] are down 60 percent over the last eight years.” (Video below.)

Fact #4Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) outnumber Planned Parenthood centers 20 to 1.

FQHCs, which also receive Title X family planning funds, offer a broader range of healthcare than Planned Parenthood. (Data on FQHCs v PP has been previously documented by Live Action News.) In 2018, Planned Parenthood operated 600 facilities while FQHCs rose to 12,000 facilities. Planned Parenthood serves approximately 2.4 million patients annually, while FQHCs serve approximately 27 million.

Fact #5: Under the Trump administration, Title X is still fully funded at $400M — an increase in funding.

This $400 million is an increase of $114 million from previous estimates. So what’s the issue? Abortion providers must now separate their businesses physically and fiscally to qualify. No money has been reduced — it is simply being rerouted to the thousands of other qualified Title X facilities. In 2019, Planned Parenthood made up just nine percent of the 90 HHS approved Title X Family Planning grant recipients. Planned Parenthood still gets Title X funds and can continue to qualify if they maintain physical and fiscal separation of their family planning and abortion business.

The above five facts were alluded to by HHS Secretary Alex Azar in the video interview below, and they’re facts the mainstream media isn’t telling the American people. That’s because they don’t serve the abortion industry’s agenda, or that of its friends in the mainstream media.

READ: ‘Major blow to Planned Parenthood’: Appeals court lets Trump admin defund abortion providers as lawsuits 

 

While the federal Hyde Amendment prohibits federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortion directly, money is fungible, and this is why the Title X rule change was necessary. Money given to Planned Parenthood helps to pay for salaries, facility rent, and general overhead of the same facilities and employees who also participate in abortions.

Abortions and taxpayer dollars at Planned Parenthood have been increasing, generating millions in revenue for Planned Parenthood (while national abortion totals decrease). Planned Parenthood actually pocketed $244.8 million in excess revenue over spending (profit) in 2017, a nearly 149 percent increase from $98.5 million the year prior.

Between 2016 and 2017, Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding (over half a billion dollars annually) rose nearly four percent (3.69%) even though the abortion vendor has been embroiled in numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators and alleged discrimination against pregnant employees.

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

Abortion Weaponization Playbook: strategy to enshrine and expand abortion in America

Posted in Abortion Pill Connections, ANSIRH, expand abortion, Guttmacher, Gynuity, Hollywood, Hyde Amendment, Pro-choice Strategy, RHA, Self Managed Abortion, self-managed abortion, Tax Payer Funding of Abortion, Teen Abortion, Teen Pregnancy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2019 by saynsumthn
When Planned Parenthood and the media claim “abortion laws” are part of a long held strategy to dismantle Roe and ban abortion- as demonstrated in these Tweets….remind them that it is the abortion lobby that has had a long held strategy to weaponize abortion, as I will demonstrate below.

REMIND them that the abortion lobby and Planned Parenthood want to WEAPONIZE abortion and there has been a strategy to expand abortion: 

#1) Click to READ: EXPOSED: Abortion groups’ plan to ‘increase supply and demand’ for abortion   

A 92-page report on the Tara Health Foundation website should be reviewed by pro-life advocates across the nation, as it details upcoming strategy from abortion supporters, which includes the push for “home use” abortions. The document, as detailed at Live Action News reveals pro-abortion legislative and litigation strategies suggested in the report include:

  • REMS removal strategy (This is the risk management system that governs the abortion pill RU486)
  • TRAP laws removal advocacy
  • Gestational bans removal advocacy
  • Criminality of self-induced abortion removal advocacy
  • Organizing led by women of color (WOC)
  • Reproductive health or democracy reform PAC donations
  • Reproductive justice PAC donations
  • The plan committed to “increasing access for people with low incomes” even “where abortion… becomes inaccessible or is banned completely.”

TARA Health Foundation Abortion strategy

 

#2). Click to Read: Planned Parenthood’s 3-part plan for 2019: Abortion, Abortion, Abortion 

This Live Action News piece, documents that earlier this year, Planned Parenthood released its plan for 2019, and despite  declining clients and health services, the plan reveals the organization’s continued obsession with abortion. The “multi-million dollar” plan was announced by the group’s political advocacy arm, Live Action News reports.
According to PP’s document and the Live Action News article, the largest provider of abortion planned to do the following:

Expand abortion using a Regional Access Network the abortion chain’s plans include:

  • A Regional Access Network anywhere abortion either becomes inaccessible or is banned completely
  • Facilitate telehealth care and transportation for patients facing obstacles to abortion
  • Opening new abortion facilities
  • Expanding medication abortion services
  • Expanding telemedicine services to increase abortion access for clients in remote communities

Legislative efforts to expand tax funded abortion, the plan will target 10 states, including:

  • Illinois, where Planned Parenthood is pushing public funding of abortion and ways the state can “codify the right to abortion in state law”
  • Maine, where Planned Parenthood is “moving to ensure women insured through public programs can have… abortion”
  • Rhode Island. where Planned Parenthood “will work in the 2019 legislative session to codify the right to…abortion in state law”
  • Oregon, where Planned Parenthood “is implementing the Reproductive Health Equity Act to guarantees no-cost coverage for… abortion”
  • Hawaii, where Planned Parenthood “is working to expand access to…abortion by advancing comprehensive coverage of… abortion”
  • Washington, where Planned Parenthood “is focusing on passing the Reproductive Health Equity Access bill” to remove barriers to abortion

Use Hollywood and media to “destigmatize abortion” the plan vows to:

  • Work with “content creators” on portraying abortion positively in film and television
  • Create resources to encourage, “accurate, non-judgmental conversations about abortion…”
  • Use technology to “help people understand the reality of safe, legal abortion and what patients experience when having an abortion”

#3) Click to Read Guttmacher Institute releases plan to expand abortion in 7 ways 

Live Action News documents how, the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s former “special affiliate,” has published a new “policy review,” titled, “Ensuring Access to Abortion at the State Level.
The document is broken down by several strategy subjects:
  • Affirming and Protecting the Right to Abortion
  • Providing Abortion Coverage
  • Ensuring Access to Information
  • Supporting Adolescents’ Access
  • Preventing Clinic Violence
  • Expanding the Pool of Abortion Providers
  • Creating a Safe Policy Environment for Self-Managed Care
  • Expanding Online and Telehealth Access

Paraphrased by Live Action News as follows:

  • 1) Push statutory and constitutional measures to codify abortion
  • 2) Increase taxpayer-funded abortion
  • 3) Force insurance companies to cover abortion
  • 4) Eliminate informed consent 
  • 5) Increase abortion customers
  • 6) Allow non-physicians to commit abortions
  • 7) Push “self-managed abortions”

#4) Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Gynuity Health Projects, and Ibis Reproductive Health  

According to another Live Action News report, “A consortium of abortion organizations — Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Gynuity Health Projects, and Ibis Reproductive Health — published a report entitled, “A roadmap for research on self-managed abortion in the United States.” The report suggested, [M]edication abortion could be even further demedicalized through pharmacy dispensing and expansion of telemedicine models—or even making it available over the counter (OTC)—which have the potential to expand access greatly.”

And…what do you know? Abortion organizations are pushing to expand abortion like never before, by attempting to influence the FDA to remove important safety regulations, called REMS which will enable them to sell the dangerous abortion pills online.

The Document claims these groups are planning to: 

  • Expand direct-to-patient telemedicine with various options, such as:
  • Use of phone rather than videoconferencing. 
  • Web-based interface for patient interactions and for recording clinical and research data.
  • Provision of medication abortion pills from a central pharmacy rather than from each clinician’s office.
  • Elimination of the requirement for screening ultrasound and lab tests (i.e., implement screening based entirely on history).
  • Home-based follow-up methods using urine pregnancy testing.
  • Study the uptake, safety, and effectiveness of advance provision of medication abortion pills.
  • Undertake an OTC label comprehension study and develop and implement an actual use study in a simulated OTC environment.
  • Identify ways to improve access in legally restricted settings using data from research with online providers and smartphone apps.

All pro-life groups need to read the abortion weaponization playbooks outlines above.

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Does abortion impact future pregnancies what are the risks?

Posted in Abortion, Abortion and infertility, Abortion clinic, Abortion complication, Abortion Consent form, abortion facility, Abortion future pregnancies, abortion risks, Infant Mortality, infertility, Maternal Mortality, Pregnancy risks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by saynsumthn

It’s no myth: Studies, documents say abortion can cause infertility, miscarriage

miscarriage, infant loss

Can abortion negatively affect future pregnancies or possibly even contribute to infertility? Conflicting claims abound. While some, like one author at Yahoo.com, believe any potential negative effects on future fertility caused by abortion are just a “prevailing myth,” multiple studies say otherwise. And women deserve to know this.

Karen Fratti, the Yahoo! author, has tweeted her support of abortion, and chose to pepper her article with images of Planned Parenthood tweets. She also tipped her hand when she referred to pro-lifers as “anti-choice,” and dismissed the abortion-breast cancer link (which even a pro-choice filmmaker found compelling) without citing an ounce of proof. Fratti concluded:

“[…T]here have been no studies that show having an abortion, whether it is a surgical or medical abortion, will negatively affect your chances of getting pregnant later on in life…. As long as abortion remains legal and safe going forward, a woman’s future fertility will most likely not be affected whatsoever.”

Image: Karen Fratti tweet on abortion (Image: Twitter)

Karen Fratti tweet on abortion (Image: Twitter)

But this “health expert” must not be aware of studies which show that women who have abortions are at higher risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can cause infertility. Abortion has connections to endometritis, infections, and PID, all known to cause infertility.

In 2015, Live Action News contributor Calvin Freiburger detailed studies that showed abortion can affect future pregnancies:

  • British Journal of Gynecology, 2006: Post-abortive women have a 60% higher risk of future miscarriage.
  • International Journal of Epidemiology, 2003: “prior history of induced abortion was significantly associated with increased risk of miscarriage (<28 weeks of gestational age) and first-trimester miscarriage (<14 weeks of gestational age).”
  • British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991: Post-abortive women have a 1.5-1.7% higher risk of ectopic pregnancy compared to women who’ve previously carried a pregnancy to term.
  • Journal of the American Medical Association, 1980: “Women who had had two or more prior induced abortions had a twofold to threefold increase in risk of first-trimester spontaneous abortionloss between 14 to 19 and 20 to 27 weeks,” although “No increase in risk of pregnancy loss was detected among women with a single prior induced abortion.”
  • “Why Can’t We Love Them Both?” — by Dr. John and Barbara Willke — identifies nine additional studies from between 1971 and 1983, published in the above and other mainstream medical journals, linking abortion and miscarriage.

Fratti acknowledged that the “risk of damaging the cervix or uterus can go up if a woman gets multiple surgical abortions,” but failed to point out that repeat abortions are becoming more common.

Yahoo’s “expert” Dr. Jennifer Wider, actually admitted to Glamour:

There is some research that suggests that women who have had multiple surgical abortions may be more likely to have future pre-term births or infants with low birth weight…. More studies are needed to further delineate to get a clearer picture.

Women deserve to know about this research. “Myths” don’t usually appear in multiple medical journals.

In the video below, former abortionist Anthony Levatino explains that future pregnancies are “at a greater risk for loss or premature delivery due to abortion-related trauma or injury to the cervix.”

Live Action News previously discovered that what abortion facilities tell women in the fine print of consent forms are quite different than Fratti’s conclusions.

1. Sterility is listed as a possible “complication” for surgical and medical abortion on this Planned Parenthood abortion consent form.

Planned Parenthood abortion consent form risks

Sterility means “failing to produce or incapable of producing offspring.” Note that it is listed as a risk even for “medical/non-surgical abortion” — something Fratti denies in her article.

2. A second Planned Parenthood parental consent form shows sterility as a risk of surgical abortion.

Planned Parenthood abortion consent of minor form risks of surgical abortion Sterility

3. Under medication abortion, the form states, “Fertility can be diminished in very rare instances as a consequence of infection.”

Planned Parenthood abortion consent of minor form — medication abortion fertility diminished

3). Maryland’s Gynemed Surgical Center abortion facility consent form states that a surgical abortion can result in a lacerated uterus, infection, perforation, scar tissue and even death, and “inability to have children.”

Scar tissue can occur in the cervix…and may require repeat dilation. Scar tissue in the uterus… may result in the inability to have children.

Gynemed consent form abortion affects ability to have children

4. If seeking a medication abortion, the patient is notified that “no guarantees about my future fertility can be offered to me…. I understand that there is evidence that women who have more than three induced abortions may be at increased risk for premature labor.”

Gynemed consent form abortion future pregnancy premature labor

 

The abortion industry has one thing in mind, and it’s not a woman’s “fertility” or “future pregnancies.” Its concern is to portray abortion as a safe or minimally risky procedure, close the deal, collect the money, and kill the developing baby. If a woman’s future pregnancies are affected, or she experiences infertility, the industry will simply blame it on other causes, while they count their profit.

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

Gov exposes deficient care at Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Missouri

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion clinic closed by state, Illegal abortion, Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood inspected with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood in St Louis, Missouri may lose it’s license to commit abortions following numerous reports of emergency responses summoned to the abortion clinic and claims of health deficiencies by state authorities. If the license is rejected, Missouri could become the first state without a single abortion facility, a concern PP’s president called, “Not a Drill.” But, president Leana Wen is known for her over-the-top and often deceptive language surrounding abortion, prompting the Washington Post to grant her four Pinocchios for using fabricated stats on illegal abortion deaths.  For those interested in the truth on this topic, Live Action News has broken down this data in more detail previously, including also debunking Planned Parenthood’s false claims multiple times.

Planned Parenthood St Louis abortion facility

Instead of the media joining with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson in calling for PP’s dangerous St Louis abortion facility to remain closed until serious problems are corrected, they are instead lauding Planned Parenthood as almost invincible and incapable of placing women at risk. Of course, the media are the same ones that routinely censor reports of women being killed by abortion, and specifically those who die after abortion care at Planned Parenthood facilities.

 

 

A report published by Live Action News sheds light into the reason the media should be exposing PP, not protecting them:

“The real public health crisis is what’s been going on unchecked at this abortion facility for years, and which Wen conveniently doesn’t mention. This particular Planned Parenthood facility has had more than 72 ambulance calls since 2009. Not only are they killing preborn babies at this Planned Parenthood, but they’re also maiming women. In addition, multiple health violations have been racked up over the years at this one facility.”

Governor Mike Parson also gave detailed reasons for why Planned Parenthood’s license was not being renewed (watch here).

According to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson:

March 27, 2019: Statement of deficiencies issued by Missouri Health Department for violating the law and providing safe care for women….Health officials identified a series of deficiencies…which needed to be addressed prior to their license renewal deadline of May 30th.

April 3, 2019: State health department started investigation into PP St Louis relating to series of incidents raised concerns about:

  • Quality of care
  • Patient Safety
  • Statutory and Regulatory compliance

April 11, 2019: State Health Department requested (in writing) to conduct interviews with seven physicians performing abortions at Planned Parenthood St. Louis

April 16, 2019: A PP attorney responded saying PP was not obligated to make physicians available for interviews with state health department officials.

April 22, 2019: A PP attorney informed state health department regulators that physicians would now be represented by their own counsel and Department should attempt to schedule interviews with their individual attorneys.

May 16, 2019: PP submitted license renewal applications, final day to be accepted by DHSS a deadline PP was aware of. State Heath Department notified 5 or the 7 physicians declined to cooperate with the interviews.

May 28, 2019:  Two PP Physicians agreed to cooperate with interviews.

“Planned Parenthood has been actively and knowingly violating state law on numerous occasions…In addition, there is concern for the standard of care due to the fact that the significant medical evidence showing at least three failed surgical abortions…records provided by PP indicate that these failed abortions also include the patients returning to PP after realizing they were still pregnant. In another case, a patient’s safety was jeopardized and rushed to an ambulance from PP where an emergency surgery was needed…” Missouri Gov. Mike Parson stated.

The Governor said that the following concerns needed to be addressed prior to any license renewal:

  • Planned Parenthood’s apparent disregard for the law
  • Failure to complete complication records
  • Accuracy of medical records.

“No judge should give special treatment to PP in this instance…If you break the law- there are serious consequences. If you don’t provide a standard of care that ensures the safety of women you shouldn’t be allowed to operate, its that simple…” Gov. Parson said.

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According to the pro-life watchdog organization, Operation Rescue:

[T]he number of medical emergencies requiring ambulance transport have increased dramatically.

Most recently, three women were transported by ambulance to hospital emergency rooms in a 22-day timespan ending on May 15, 2019.  Other recent medical emergencies occurred at RHS Planned Parenthood on April 24 and April 26, 2019.  In all, 74 medical emergencies have been documented at this Planned Parenthood in the past ten years.

The most common abortion complication suffered by women transported by ambulance from RHS Planned Parenthood is hemorrhaging, a life-threating, yet avoidable, condition.

The RHS Planned Parenthood has experienced other major issued in the past year or so:

  • Inability to conduct chemical abortions due to failure to meet new safety regulations.
  • CEO Mary Kogut resigned last October and has not been replaced.  Postings several other positions also remain unfilled.
  • Failure to expand abortions into Springfield and Joplin as planned, due to inability to meet licensing requirements.
  • Up to a 20-day wait to obtain surgical abortions, as confirmed by Operation Rescue, perhaps because the current medical director is moonlighting at an abortion clinic in Illinois.
  • Failed inspection report in 2017 with multiple safety violations, and where the Medical Director questioned whether hand-washing between glove changes was a new standard.

Below is the press release from the state regarding Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility in St. Louis.

Planned Parenthood files unprecedented lawsuit against Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with licensure renewal process still ongoing

 Planned Parenthood refuses to fully cooperate with investigation into concerns about patient safety

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood has filed suit against the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) while its application for renewal is still under review.

DHSS received Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region’s application for renewal on Thursday, May 16, 2019, which was the last day that it would be accepted by DHSS. The St. Louis, Missouri, facility’s license, which is renewed annually, is set to expire on May 31, 2019. Last year, the organization submitted its renewal application on April 27, 2018, with a May 31 renewal date.

Planned Parenthood’s statutorily required inspection occurred March 11-13, 2019, and an investigation has been ongoing since. Planned Parenthood was notified in early April that due to ongoing concerns about potential deficient practices, interviews would need to be done with the physicians providing that care. These concerns are not limited to, but include: 1) violations of Missouri law; 2) violations of applicable Missouri regulations; 3) standard care for patient safety as evidenced by, but not limited to, at least one incident in which patient safety was gravely compromised; 4) failed surgical abortions in which patients remained pregnant; 5) concerns about quality control and communication with a contracted pathology lab; and 6) failure to obtain informed consent.

The continued refusal of several physicians to cooperate in interviews regarding DHSS’s ongoing complaint investigation obstructs the State’s ability to verify that this facility is in compliance with all requirements of applicable statutes and regulations, which Missouri law requires DHSS to do before renewing a license.

Only on May 22 did Planned Parenthood change their previous position and agree to comply with Missouri regulations which require pelvic exams at the screening prior to abortions so that information learned from the pelvic exams could increase the safety of the procedure.

On May 28, only after filing their lawsuit did Planned Parenthood again change another previous position to comply with Missouri law that the same physician who does the preoperative counseling will also perform the abortion.

As of May 29, Planned Parenthood has still not agreed to full compliance.

“DHSS will continue to act in good faith to do our statutorily required duty to regulate facilities to help keep people safe and assure compliance with the law,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “The unprecedented refusal by Planned Parenthood to fully cooperate as they have in the past heightens our regulators’ concerns about what their investigation has revealed to date.”

 

Planned Parenthood leaders saw abortion for eugenics reasons according to Justice Clarence Thomas

Posted in Eugenics, Guttmacher, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood Eugenics Connections, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2019 by saynsumthn

 

Part Two of Two.

Abortion for eugenics reasons was advocated by Planned Parenthood leaders such as Alan F Guttmacher according to a multi-page summary written by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the case Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc. In part one, we detailed how Justice Thomas linked eugenics ideology to Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger. Here we will include additional statements from the Justice.

In his opinion, Thomas wrote a lengthy history of eugenics and touched upon one of Margaret Sanger’s notorious directors, Lothrop Stoddard. Thomas wrote, “[…E]ugenicist Lothrop Stoddard argued that the “prodigious birth-rate” of the nonwhite races was bringing the world to a racial tipping point…Stoddard feared that without “artificial barriers,” the races “will increasingly mingle, and the inevitable result will be the supplanting or absorption of the higher by the lower types….Eugenic arguments like these helped precipitate the Immigration Act of 1924, which significantly reduced immigration from outside of Western and Northern Europe….”

Read more about Stoddard’s views at Live Action News (here).

Thomas also implicated former PP president and eugenics VP, Alan F Guttmacher, writing, “Many eugenicists therefore supported legalizing abortion” adding how “abortion advocates—including future Planned Parenthood President Alan Guttmacher— endorsed the use of abortion for eugenic reasons…Even after World War II, future Planned Parenthood President Alan Guttmacher and other abortion advocates endorsed abortion for eugenic reasons and promoted it as a means of controlling the population and improving its quality…”

Image: Alan Guttmacher 1973

Alan Guttmacher 1973 (Image credit: WGBH)

Thomas went on to address PP leaders on eugenics, “One journal declared that “abortion is the one mode of population limitation which has demonstrated the speedy impact which it can make upon a national problem.” …Planned Parenthood’s leaders echoed these themes. When exulting over “‘fantastic . . . progress’” in expanding abortion, for example, Guttmacher stated that “‘the realization of the population problem has been responsible’ for the change in attitudes. ‘We’re now concerned more with the quality of population than the quantity.’”

Live Action News has documented how Guttmacher was instrumental in the decriminalization of abortion and then pushed PP into committing abortions.  The fact is that Guttmacher’s ideas of forced or compulsory population control measures were in lock-step with Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger. After all, they were both members of the very racist American Eugenics Society, with Guttmacher serving as the group’s vice-president. As Live Action News has documented in the past, Sanger made sure that Planned Parenthood was knee deep in eugenics.

Image: Planned Parenthood president Alan F Guttmacher VP of eugenics society

Planned Parenthood president Alan F Guttmacher VP of eugenics society

The Justice, a Black man himself, spoke about the suspicion that Blacks had about “family planning” and abortion becoming a tool of Black genocide, mirroring examples pointed out previously by Live Action News:

“Avoiding the word “eugenics” did not assuage everyone’s fears. Some black groups saw “‘family planning’ as a euphemism for race genocide” and believed that “black people [were] taking the brunt of the ‘planning’” under Planned Parenthood’s “ghetto approach” to distributing its services,” the Justice wrote.

Image: Article Blacks Charge Genocide from abortion

Blacks Charge Genocide from abortion

Thomas pointed out how eugenicsts were cited in the Roe v. Wade case, writing, “Similarly, legal scholar Glanville Williams wrote that he was open to the possibility of eugenic infanticide, at least in some situations, explaining that “an eugenic killing by a mother, exactly paralleled by the bitch that kills her misshapen puppies, cannot confidently be pronounced immoral.” …The Court cited Williams’ book for a different proposition in Roe v. Wade.”

Live Action President, Lila Rose pointed out that Live Action has seen first hand how the abortion industry targets vulnerable and minority demographics as evidence in the undercover call below:

 

“I applaud Clarence Thomas’ assertion that ‘Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation, the [c]ourt will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana’s…. Enshrining the constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th Century eugenics movement.’ Rose stated.

Although Thomas concurred with the Court’s decision to not rule on the discrimination portion of the case at this time, he recognized that this issue of eugenics must be addressed by the Court, writing, “Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation, the Court will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana’s…Although the Court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever. Having created the constitutional right to an abortion, this Court is dutybound to address its scope.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a longer – edited- version of one also published by Live Action News.