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Minimizing Evil

By Judie Brown

America has been confronted with a great deal of evil, especially in recent days, and the national yawn is audible. Even in the case of the aborted babies’ bodies found and then buried, there is no interest in digging to the bottom of this horrific example of our national obsession with abortion.

Historically, organizations like Planned Parenthood have paved the way for these atrocities, and yet too few seem to be interested. It is as if the immorality of killing little babies prior to birth is simply not recognized for the dastardly reality that it is. In today’s hypersensitive culture, we are told that racism is a national sin, but at the same time people turn a blind eye to the many racist actions of Planned Parenthood itself.

Carol Swain writes:

Abortion is devastating the black community. Eighty percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics are within easy walking distance of minority neighborhoods and 60 percent are in minority zip codes. According to Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute, “In the United States, the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women.” This is troubling: Black women constitute 13 percent of the female population, but they are getting 36 percent of the abortions.”

Yet the very idea of labeling Planned Parenthood as a racist business is not of interest to the nation’s top social engineers. It seems that eliminating minority babies while pointing the finger elsewhere suits its purposes quite well.

Jim Sedlak, the late founder of Stop Planned Parenthood International, knew this better than anyone. He wrote about it consistently, and in one article he pointed out that Planned Parenthood’s racism is so obvious that simply quoting its own words exposes the extent of its bias.

In the 2020 report “Planned Parenthood’s Racism in Their Own Words,” we see PP’s bigotry firsthand. Two examples follow:

Planned Parenthood of California Central Coast opined:

“Planned Parenthood . . . is reckoning with racism in our history, and looking inward to address our historical inequities. . . . Margaret Sanger was a part of a eugenics movement that was rooted in ablest and racist ideals. . . . We cannot condone that behavior. And we cannot ignore how her behavior and associations have shaped Planned Parenthood today. . . . Planned Parenthood is committed to racial justice. We also recognize that we cannot address structural racism or white supremacy in this country and communities without addressing our own.”

And Planned Parenthood of the North Central States proclaimed: “We are owning our organization’s history and are committed to addressing the implicit bias and structural racism within our organization and communities. . . . Sanger’s promotion of eugenics was egregious and wrong.”

Here we have two prime examples of Planned Parenthood’s effort to minimize the evil of their work while continuing to kill babies and maim mothers of every race and religion. The sad fact is this: Making a profit on murder will make a liar out of anyone. This is why we pay heed to the profound words of St. John Paul II in his Letter to Priests on Holy Thursday in 2002:

A failure to speak the truth because of a misconceived sense of compassion should not be taken for love. We do not have a right to minimize matters of our own accord, even with the best of intentions. Our task is to be God’s witnesses, to be spokesmen of a mercy that saves even when it shows itself as judgment on man’s sin. “Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord’, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Mt 7:21).

As people of life, we too are obliged to be God’s witnesses as we expose the cruelty too many define as choice. Cruelty is what it is; the word choice is an attempt to call evil good, never changing it or altering the outcome of death for the innocent.