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   ,    ,    order line    --.. Founded in 1983, Family Research Council is anonprot research and educational organizationdedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life. In addition toproviding policy research and analysis for thelegislative, executive, and judicial branches of thefederal government, FRC seeks to inform the newsmedia, the academic community, business leaders,and the general public about family issues that affectthe nation.Family Research Council relies solely on thegenerosity of individuals, families, foundations,and businesses for nancial support. The InternalRevenue Service recognizes FRC as a tax-exempt,501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to FRCare therefore tax-deductible in accordance withSection 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.To see other FRC publications and to nd out moreabout FRC’s work, visit www.frc.org  . amily research council Washington, DC  B  C 1   0  H 0  1   Planned Parenthood  What Every Parent, Teacher, Woman, Community Leader and Elected Ofcial Needs to Know  Thank you or choosing thisresource. Our pamphlets aredesigned or grassroots activ-ists and concerned citizens—inother words, people who want to make a dierence in their amilies, in their com-munities, and in their culture.History has clearly shown the inuence that the“Values Voter” can have in the political process.FRC is committed to enabling and motivating indi-viduals to bring about even more positive changein our nation and around the world. I invite you to use this pamphlet as a resource or educatingyoursel and others about some o the most press-ing issues o our day.FRC has a wide range o papers and publica- tions. To learn more about other FRC publicationsand to fnd out more about our work, visit our website at www.rc.org or call 1-800-225-4008.I look orward to working with you as webring about a society that respects lie and pro- tects marriage. PresidentFamily Research Council planned parenthood: what every parent, teacher, woman,community leader and elected ofcial needs to knowby jeanne monahan© 2010 amily research councilall rights reserved.printed in the united states Planned Parenthood  What Every Parent, Teacher, Woman, Community Leader and Elected Ofcial Needs to Know Introduction  To many Americans, Planned ParenthoodFederation of America (PPFA) is a benign oreven benevolent healthcare agency that is advo-cating for patient “reproductive rights.” Othersknow that Planned Parenthood is connected withabortions, but do not know much beyond thisinformation. Even those who are aware of thenegative impact of PPFA on communities andindividuals are often unsure of how to work pro-actively to defund the local chapters. There are many aspects of Planned Parenthoodthat you will not nd by searching its websiteor reading through its annual reports. For ex-ample, you will not nd that the current PlannedParenthood CEO, Cecile Richards, formerly  worked as Assistant Chief of Staff to Nancy Pelosi,Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. You will also have to look hard – and read thesmall print in PPFA’s Internal Revenue Service990 tax return form from 2008 – to nd that,though the organization is non-prot, it had rev-enue of approximately $106,000,000 in the ec-onomically-constrained environment from July,  jeanne monahan is the Director o the Center or HumanDignity at the Family Research Council. She researches, writesand speaks on the culture o lie, with a ocus on the sanctity o human personhood rom conception until natural death. Prior  to FRC, Jeanne worked or the U.S. Department o Health andHuman Services in the Ofce o the Secretary. Her ederalgovernment experience includes global health policy, as well asdomestic and international health care issues. Beore workingin public policy, Jeanne worked or the Catholic Church in avariety o positions involving educating on lie issues, humansexuality, marriage and amily. Jeanne has an undergraduatedegree in psychology rom James Madison University and aMasters degree in the theology o marriage and amily rom thePope John Paul II Institute or Studies on Marriage and Family. by jeanne monahan  23 2008-July, 2009. 1 You certainly will not ndthe fact that the founder of Planned Parenthood,Margaret Sanger, was once the guest lecturer ata Ku Klux Klan (KKK) meeting in Silver Lake,New Jersey, and that her eugenics message wasso well received that she was immediately invitedto speak at 12 additional KKK chapter meetings. 2  Planned Parenthood claims that it does “morethan any other organization in America to pre- vent unplanned pregnancies and to protect wom-en’s health and safety.” 3 The organization’s lit-erature primarily discusses family planning, sexu-ally transmitted disease (STD) testing and sexualeducation. It is critical to know that PPFA isthe nation’s largest abortion provider. Thispamphlet will provide the truth about PlannedParenthood, its dangerous and deadly impact on women and culture, and your role in defundingPlanned Parenthood. The Early Days: Margaret Sanger,Eugenics and the “Negro Project”  Any successful organization begins with a goodmission statement. Over time, most organiza-tions and mission statements evolve, but the rootsand srcinal goals remain the foundation upon which it strategizes, grows and ourishes. The founding of Planned Parenthood is directly tied to the eugenics movement, which had as itsultimate goal the elimination of certain groups of “unt” or “feeble-minded” people. According to the  Encyclopedia Brittanica  ,eugenics is:…the selection of desired heritable char-acteristics in order to improve futuregenerations, typically in reference to hu-mans. The term eugenics  was coined in1883 by the British explorer and naturalscientist Francis Galton, who, inuencedby Charles Darwin’s theory of naturalselection, advocated a system that wouldallow ‘the more suitable races or strainsof blood a better chance of prevailingspeedily over the less suitable.’ SocialDarwinism, the popular theory in thelate 19th century that life for humans insociety was ruled by ‘survival of the t-test,’ helped advance eugenics into seri-ous scientic study in the early 1900s. By  World War I, many scientic authoritiesand political leaders supported eugenics.However, it ultimately failed as a sci-ence in the 1930s and 1940s, when theassumptions of eugenicists became heav-ily criticized and the Nazis used eugen-ics to support the extermination of entireraces. 4  45  The founder of Planned Parenthood, MargaretSanger, wrote in 1921:  As an advocate of Birth Control, I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity to point out that the unbalance betweenthe birth rate of the ‘unt’ and the ‘t,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectied by the inaugurationof a cradle competition betweenthese two classes. In this matter,the example of the inferior classes,the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-strickenclasses, should not be held up for emulation to the mentally and physically t though less fertile par-ents of the educated and well-to-do classes. Onthe contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of  the mentally and physically defective. 5   Margaret Sanger was born in 1879 in New  York, and was raised in a large, Catholic fam-ily. Margaret was number six out of eleven chil-dren. Perhaps as a response to her upbringing,Sanger developed strong ideas about family sizeand in 1916, she opened the rst family planningclinic in the United States, in Brooklyn, New  York. She went on to found the predecessor toPPFA and International Planned ParenthoodFederation (IPPF), the American Birth ControlLeague (ABCL), in 1921. The ABCL changedits name to Planned Parenthood Federation of  America in 1942. A number of founding directors of the ABCL were actively involved in advancing the eugen-ics movement, including but not limited to,Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, Lothrop Stoddard andDr. Harry Laughlin. 6 Dr. Stoddard authored abook entitled, Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy  . The Birth Control Review was themonthly magazine of the American Birth ControlLeague. Many articles published in the Review  promoted and defended eugenics themes, includ-ing “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics,” pub-lished in June, 1920; “The Eugenic Conscience,”published in February, 1921; “The purpose of Eugenics,” published in December, 1924; “BirthControl and Positive Eugenics,” published in July, 1925; “Birth Control: The True Eugenics,”published in August of 1928, as well as others. 7  The American Birth Control League workedpointedly and actively to eliminate black  Americans through the “Negro Project.”Manipulating black leaders (including religiousleaders) to help with this endeavor, MargaretSanger once said, “We do not want the word togo out that we want to exterminate the Negropopulation, and the minister is the man who canstraighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” 8    Margaret Sanger  Margaret Sanger, seated, surrounded by staff members of the American birth Control League, ca. 1921 (Library of Congress)
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