Politics, Court Decisions, and the Despicable Sanger Legacy
In this newsletter we normally stay away from anything purely political. We do not endorse or oppose any candidates and we do not report on campaigns. But, this week, there was a congressional primary race that we will mention in passing. A Republican representative had claimed in the past to be pro-life and gathered much pro-life support. However, in the last two years, this representative stood in the way of legislation supported by many pro-life groups. As a consequence, she was challenged by a strong pro-lifer in a primary election and lost. This is a clear message to all political candidates that, if you are going to claim to be pro-life, you had better actually be pro-life, or you will not get elected. We ask our readers to carry this philosophy into the November elections and vote only for the truly pro-life candidates.
Four months and counting. In just four months, Planned Parenthood Federation of America will celebrate its 100th anniversary. PPFA recognizes its beginnings as October 16, 1916, when its founder Margaret Sanger (and two of her friends) opened an illegal birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. It was quickly closed down by authorities, but that day began the decline and fall of moral values in America.
This week was the 51st anniversary of one of Sanger’s legacies. On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Griswold decision (in a case brought by Estelle Griswold, head of PP in Connecticut). Griswold struck down all the laws against contraception in the United States. More significantly, the court justified its decision by inventing a right to privacy in sexual matters emanating from the shadows of the Constitution. Griswold was cited by SCOTUS as justification for decriminalizing abortion, striking down sodomy laws, and allowing homosexual “marriages.”
In announcing this week that Kesha will sing at its 2016 National Conference, Power Purpose: 100 Years Strong, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America said, “Planned Parenthood is rooted in empowerment, equity and individual rights and freedoms, all things that Kesha has stood for throughout her career. As we celebrate 100 years of Planned Parenthood and look toward our future, we’re proud to have her join us in our fight.”
As you read about all of Planned Parenthood’s celebrations and galas in cities across the United States over the next four months, remember the real legacy of this organization. Planned Parenthood, especially through its judicial and political muscle, has brought this once great nation to its knees—literally. We must pray. Pray that the eyes of people in this nation are opened and that Planned Parenthood will be so abhorred that it will have no choice but to close its doors and get out of every town in the nation.