Planned Parenthood and Tuskegee-No Difference
In 1932 an experiment was begun using taxpayer funding. It involved a group of 600 impoverished black men, most of whom had the sexually transmitted disease syphilis, all of whom became human guinea pigs used at taxpayer expense for reasons that are both atrocious and inhumane. To this day, these experiments remain a black mark on the history of our government.
Fast forward to 2015.
Imagine reading a headline in your local newspaper today that stated that, if the Tuskegee experiments were being run by Planned Parenthood, Congress would increase their funding! Would you be outraged? Of course you would! But, given the history, this idea is not that far-fetched.
Let’s examine the facts. Planned Parenthood’s foundress, Margaret Sanger, actively supported the practice of eugenics. The record is well documented. In one exposé on this subject, Tanya Green wrote about Sanger’s “Negro Project,” telling the reader:
The aim of the program was to restrict—many believe exterminate—the black population. Under the pretense of “better health” and “family planning,” Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What’s more shocking is Sanger’s beguilement of black America’s créme de la créme—those prominent, well-educated and well-to-do—into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race, and garner the respect of whites.
This is a vital part of Planned Parenthood’s history. Though denied, the truth continues to be exposed and the underlying philosophy continues to be perpetrated on minorities. You can see the documentation for yourself on our video entitled Margaret Sanger: Planned Parenthood’s Racist Founder.
By the same token, when the Tuskegee experiment began in 1932, nobody understood what was happening and nobody knew that taxpayers were funding the grave injustices perpetrated during those experiments. It wasn’t until 40 years later that the whole story was finally exposed.
Of the 600 men involved in the Tuskegee experiments, 399 had syphilis. Not a single patient was properly informed or asked to consent. Nor were those with syphilis told that there was treatment available for their condition. They were told the study was about “bad blood,” which was a blatant falsehood.
Anyone with eyes to see can immediately understand that there are undeniable philosophical similarities between what the researchers in Tuskegee did and how Sanger and her successors view minorities—not to mention all those who compose their patient base. In each case, the equality of the human person is denied.
Today Planned Parenthood uses the same sort of tactic on our young people that was employed at Tuskegee. Yet Planned Parenthood’s tactics are far more devious. Even though these kids are not herded into a particular government facility to participate in a test, the results are similar. Much like the Tuskegee research subjects, today’s young people who are unfortunate enough to visit a Planned Parenthood facility do not receive adequate information about the birth control pill prior to ingesting it. They are not informed that the pill can kill a preborn child. They are not warned that the pill can harm them physically, emotionally, and even—depending on their medical history—result in their death. Just as the black men in the Tuskegee experiments were deceived and experimented upon, our teens are human guinea pigs who are being deceived by an organization that receives more than a third of its funding from the federal government.
Planned Parenthood does not provide informed consent to its patients. Nor does it deal in facts about sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, or abortion. And yet the American taxpayer pays.
There is no difference between the victims of the Tuskegee experiments and the victims of the Planned Parenthood’s business. In both cases innocent people die because proper, honest information is not provided.
The federal government took more than 60 years to apologize for the role it played in the unfortunate Tuskegee experiments. We demand that the federal government apologize now for funding Planned Parenthood and cease in its funding immediately. There is absolutely no reason why another Tuskegee—in the form of Planned Parenthood programs—should continue a single minute more.