By Stephen E. Broden
Part II (continued from yesterday)
Eugenics is alive and well and, in more cases than not, blacks are their targets. In 2005, Life Issues Institute completed a study that concluded there is a strategic intent behind Planned Parenthood’s placement of its abortion facilities.
In 2011, Life Dynamics examined, zip code by zip code, the placement of abortion centers throughout the United States. Again, it was concluded that race is a factor in the location of abortion centers, with the lion’s share of them located in urban areas where blacks reside.
Nothing was more chilling than the interactive map created by the Chiaroscuro Foundation that reveals where abortions are occurring in New York City. Using 2010 data, a zip code analysis shows blacks are leading in the rate of abortion. The 60 percent abortion rate confirmed that more black babies are aborted than are born alive. In American Life League’s “Introduction to Eugenics,” the author says, “The principal manifestations of eugenics are racism and abortion; eugenics is the basis for scientific racism, and laid the foundation for legalizing abortion. It is the driving forces behind euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, and embryo and fetal research.”
The name eugenics in the modern contexts has a negative connotation largely because of The Third Reich and Hitler’s experiments. So, Frederick Osborn, who was a force in the eugenic movement for years and was considered a “master propagandist,” moved to take eugenics underground. In 1956 he said, “People won’t accept the idea that they are, in general, second rate. We must rely on other motivations.” He called the new motivation “a system of voluntary unconscious selection.” The way to persuade people to exercise this new motivation was to appeal to the idea of wanted children. Osborn said, “Let’s base our proposal on the desirability of having children born in homes where they will get affectionate . . . care. . . . Eugenics must follow new policies and state its case anew, and that from this rebirth we may, even in our own lifetime, see it moving at last toward the high goals which Galton set for it.”
Thus was born what is known as crypto eugenics. Suffice it to say, population control has played itself out unfettered in the black community. Through sophisticated marketing and slick advertisements, crypto eugenicists have convinced black women abortion is the only answer for unintended pregnancy—a phrase coined to further disguise the true intent of abortionists and other eugenicists.
Some of the more famous eugenicists were not able to fully disguise their population control intent. Some of their comments clearly delineate the agenda. Here are just a few: In the 1880s, Ernst Haeckel, imminent biologist and popularizer of Darwin’s theory, said: “I consider the negro to be a lower species of man and cannot make up my mind to look upon him as 'a man and a brother,' for the gorilla would then also have to be admitted into the family.”
In 1927, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who ruled on the infamous Carrie Buck trial that was used to establish forced sterilization upon the unwitting, declared, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
In 1939, Margret Sanger helped create the eugenic agenda in the black community when she launched Planned Parenthood’s Negro Project. She is known to have said in a letter to Dr. C.J. Gamble, “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population should it occur to any of their more rebellious members.”
In 1970, I.I. Gottesman, an American Eugenics Society director, defined eugenics this way: “The essence of evolution is natural selection; the essence of eugenics is the replacement of ‘natural selection’ by conscious, premeditated, or artificial selection in the hope of speeding up the evolution of ‘desirable’ characteristics and the elimination of undesirable ones.”
And just three short years ago, sitting Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed her understanding of the Roe v. Wade case when she said: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want too many of.”
As you have heard today, the eugenic agenda of controlling the black birth rate through birth control and abortion is succeeding. Black women are being pushed into abortion centers by hundreds of thousands each year. You have heard the reality, and now have heard the history. We pray you will hear and act as we demonstrate abortion’s devastation in America’s black community.
This speech was given by Pastor Stephen E. Broden at a recent meeting of black leaders on Capitol Hill.
Stephen E. Broden is the founder and senior pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. Pastor Broden has been a frequent speaker at Tea Party rallies advocating a return to Constitutional principles in government and a respect for the Judeo-Christian values underlying the founding of our nation. A leader in the black pro-life movement since 1983, Pastor Broden received, in 2011, the Pro-Life Recognition award from the National Pro-Life Religious Council for continuous leadership in the cause of life.