For years now ...
Black Conservatives have called out the history of Planned Parenthood, its Founder, Margaret Sanger, and their connections to the Eugenics Movement of the 20th century.
And for years, apologists within today's Planned Parenthood told communities such criticisms were unfounded. They point to Black Civil Rights Leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., and argue since he supported Sanger, then surely her organization could not be racist.
Well, it seems Planned Parenthood couldn't escape the backlash any longer; and in an attempt to suppress the ongoing negative PR, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, wrote an opinion piece called "I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood. We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder."
Johnson, a Black woman, opens the piece by discussing Sanger's first major contribution to women's health: "Sanger, a nurse, opened the nation’s first birth control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in 1916, and dedicated her life to promoting birth control to improve women’s lives." (Source)
For historical context, let me highlight some data:
Historically, Sanger's reputation has been to infiltrate poverty-stricken areas with birth control to stop the increase of the "unfit." In fact, according to Johnson's opinion piece, "[Sanger] endorsed the Supreme Court’s 1927 decision in Buck v. Bell, which allowed states to sterilize people deemed 'unfit' without their consent and sometimes without their knowledge — a ruling that led to the sterilization of tens of thousands of people in the 20th century." (Source)
According to Johnson, Planned Parenthood today can no longer escape its racist founding. And one would think her article would present a viable solution to address the systemic damage the organization has done to the poor and minority communities.
Instead, this piece was nothing more than an apologist work meant to pacify rather than rectify.
Johnson continues, "We don’t know what was in Sanger’s heart, and we don’t need to in order to condemn her harmful choices." That's interesting considering the Left seems to know what's in the heart of every Conservative, Black or White. They readily refer to the entire conservative base as the white supremacist group whose actions directly reflect what's in their heart.
I love the way Jesus addressed knowing the heart of men: "For out of the heart come evil thoughts--murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander" (Matthew 15:19 NIV).
It's not hard to ascertain what was in Sanger's heart.
We know EXACTLY what was in Sanger's heart. Yet this progressive apologist wants to absolve and deflect from this accurate assessment, because she is now the Black face representing the national Planned Parenthood Federation.
Johnson further adds insult to injury when she suggests the following: "Whether our founder was a racist is not a simple yes or no question. Our reckoning is understanding her full legacy, and its impact. Our reckoning is the work that comes next."
Oh, how sway!
So, instead of focusing on WHY Sanger started Planned Parenthood (because she wanted the unfit to stop reproducing), Johnson argues we must focus on Sanger's legacy and its impact ... because surely that is what's important.
Well, let's do just that, shall we? Here's Sanger's legacy in Black communities in a nutshell:
That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Earlier today in Twitter Class, I told Beloved Conservatives they have their own issues regarding abortion to think about. Today, more White women are embracing single motherhood as a trend and obtaining more and more abortions.
So, this isn't just a problem occuring in Black America.
Progressivism's "charitable outreach" continues destroying our communities; and not a single Margaret Sanger apologist can erase this legacy, no matter how hard she tries.
Johnson's idea of reckoning the organization's racist ties is to erase history altogether. In fact, she stated, "And the first step is making Margaret Sanger less prominent in our present and future. The Planned Parent Federation of America has already renamed awards previously given in her honor, and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York renamed its Manhattan health center in 2020. Other independently managed affiliates may choose to follow" (emphasis added).
In other words, she believes "renaming" awards and other artifacts that speak to Sanger be removed. Allow me to translate what that really means: By renaming and removing, younger generations won't recognize Planned Parenthood's racist history.
Johnson then conflates her previous argument with more word-salad: "We will no longer make excuses or apologize for Margaret Sanger’s actions. But we can’t simply call her racist, scrub her from our history, and move on. We must examine how we have perpetuated her harms over the last century — as an organization, an institution, and as individuals" (emphasis added).
What do you mean we can't simply call her racist? These folks threw out the "racist" trope so freely against Trump and Conservatives, but people can't simply call Sanger a racist?
I have no grace for these apologists, because they are liars disguised as helpers in our communities.
Progressivism is NOT Charity. It is Oppression.
I will continue shouting this mantra until it becomes as powerful as can be: Progressivism is not charity. It is oppression, systemic oppression. And it uses racism (a social construct) to oppress people, namely the poor, so the "fit" can only remain.
The only solution to combating this nonsense is to present a competing ideology, one that focuses on empowerment.
Notice, when I address the problems plaguing our Black communities, I don't attack the community. I don't chastise or condemn the people.
I'm after the godless agents that propagate these godless ideologies, which cause our communities to be destroyed.
I know all too well what it's like to be given abortion as an option for my unexpected pregnancy. Many in the Beloved Tribe know I took the abortion pill before becoming pregnant with Aaliyah Amore. I know that when women are dealing with severe trauma, their minds can't think in the same way as a woman whose life is going well.
I get that.
For this reason, women receive my compassion and empowerment. They receive my support and training. I don't condemn a single mother for giving birth to her child when she had options to kill it. Instead, I work to help her establish new economic opportunities while rebuilding her life after dealing with trauma.
In other words, I present viable, life-giving solutions.
And unless Conservatives get on the ball with this same strategy of bringing solutions, Progressivism will continue destroying lives.
And Progressives will send lying apologists who look like you and me to tell us why Progressivism is in the business of providing "healthy" services to our nation.
We have to do the work. We have to be the change.
And when you see people out here doing the outreach, support our efforts, because conservatism is the best solution.
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