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Eugenic thought? “Family planning saves us millions”

Posted in Eugenics, Lyndon B Johnson, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2010 by saynsumthn

Read this letter to the editor published by the Washington Herald and signed by Amanda L. Reykdal:

Family planning saves us millions
I am dismayed to see The Herald quoting a statement made by Ed Mohs at the budget forum held by Gov. Gregoire last week. (Thursday article, “Gregoire hears from 400 on budget at EvCC forum” and Monday letter, “Defund Planned Parenthood.”)

The statement Mr. Mohs made about defunding Planned Parenthood to save the state millions of dollars is absolutely not true. What is true is that Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics save the state millions of dollars in unplanned pregnancy costs. To be precise, for every state dollar invested in family planning services such as birth control, Washington saves $4.39 in pregnancy care costs, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Funding Planned Parenthood, and family planning in general, is one of the most common-sense approaches the state can take to balancing our budget.

The theme of the budget forum was about efficiency and essentials, both being qualities of Planned Parenthood. Not only does Planned Parenthood save the state money, it offers vital and basic health care services. These services include annual exams, birth control, and breast and cervical cancer screenings that individuals in our community rely upon, especially in recessionary times.

Amanda L. Reykdal
Everett

So….I did a little digging and located this FaceBook page belonging to a Amanda Reykdal

And lo and behold- under “Employers” I found this:

Employers
Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington June 2008 – Present http://www.ppvw.org

The website states, Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington (PPVW) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization educating Washingtonians and policy-makers about reproductive health issues. VOTES! lobbies and educates to advance Planned Parenthood’s mission and also engages in limited electoral activities.

And here Amanda writes that she will be “With PP Votes”

This “connection” to the nation’s largest abortion provider and advocated of black genocide through abortion is not surprising given Planned Parenthood’s known history of eugenics and racism.

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson stated in a speech, that every five dollars the government spent on population control was worth more than a hundred dollars invested in economic growth. In 1966, Johnson accepted Planned Parenthood’s highest award (the Margaret Sanger Award) for his policies pushing family planning on foreign countries. (Sanger founded Planned Parenthood, was a racist member of the American Eugenics Society who admitted she gave a Klan Speech)

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

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

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

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

There is a powerful documentary which exposes why this thought of “saving millions with family planning” is nothing less than EUGENICS.

The documentary is called: Maafa21, I urge you to get it (clip below)