In today’s world, one of the major topics of discussion is that of Planned Parenthood and their harvesting of aborted fetuses for profit.
Depending on which side of the fence you are on, as with every topic you can go online and find websites supporting your point of view. There are always at least two sides to every story. The videos that have come to light, and edited or not, they have been verified by legitimate nonpolitical sources, can leave no doubt as to what was going on behind some closed doors.
In finding the truth, one has to do due diligence and research many different sources. Just like in interrogating foreign prisoners of war, many are questioned and many answers are given. The information given by prisoners is always collaborated, and the story told by the most prisoners is most likely the one that is true.
So it is with researching any bit of information. One needs to check many sites, weeding out the wheat from the chaff and obviously putting more weight on the reliable sites, until a sensible conclusion can be reached.
Without a doubt, PP has in the past provide a much-needed service to women who couldn’t receive treatment elsewhere. In today’s world, it is my understanding those services are provided by many different organizations, so PP isn’t as vital as it once was.
If videos that surfaced were animals being abused like these fetuses are, there would be an uprising and the guilty punished before sundown.
The argument is the fetuses are used for research, how much research do we need? There has to be a better way to perform research than to use aborted fetuses.This only leaves the door wide open for misdeeds when fetuses are sold for profit. There seems to be something grossly immoral about this also.
The time-worn argument rages on about when life begins, at conception or at birth. This will go on for a while as there is no way to determine that in today’s world.
Life no doubt begins at conception, that is when the body begins its journey. When the soul actually enters the body is a different question.
Whether or not a person gets an abortion or not is a matter of personal choice, they are the ones who have to deal with it and come to terms with their choices. As for the issue with PP, after researching a lot of evidence, no one can determine if what Sanger is accused of saying is true or not, there is no way of knowing. I couldn’t find anything legitimate stating she did make that statement. Having said that, it could have been edited out by a writer sympathetic to the cause, no one knows for sure, but most articles do point to the fact that PP may have had, and still do have ulterior motives.
I think a friend of mine, Bill Rake summed it up perfectly.
(Did you know Planned Parenthood started as a way to eliminate blacks from the US? Here’s a quote from Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
So do you understand why I don’t want government money going to this organization?
I’m not asking to eliminate a safety net program, and I don’t hate women. But this particular one has the best publicist in history and I don’t want my money going to an organization created with an evil intent. Period.)
1. Sanger was a eugenist. 2. Eugenists believed in a “higher race” and “lower races”. 3. Sanger was very aware of how she communicated her message in public and was always cautious not to put things in a way that could be viewed by her target audience as an attack. Indeed, the quote I used above is an example, in the full quote she describes exactly that and that by using black clergy to help distribute her message she could use religion to get her point across to the uneducated black women. 4. In the Cain article, factcheck (funded by the Annenberg Foundation, asking me to think they are unbiased would be like me asking you to think Americans ForProsperity is unbiased) makes almost no mention of eugenics and never refers to her as a eugenist, only says she has “ties to eugenics”, and never what that implies. Kind of an important omission if we’re going to be truthful on her views on race. 5.That same article refers to a Veronica Byrd, who says “For all her positive work, Margaret Sanger made statements some 80 years ago that were wrong then and are wrong now.” In their article. Wouldn’t knowing what those statements are be helpful? No mention. 6. Sanger wrote openly about her desire to improve the “race” by eliminating the “unfit”. I would direct you back to my points 2 and 3. At a bare minimum, you should feel that you cannot say that PP was not founded to be a eugenist vehicle to limit black reproduction any more than I can say it is. If you are going to be intellectually honest, you have to admit to a level of interpretation of her words that can legitimately go either way.
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.