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Abortion, Birth Control Biases Exposed by Proponents' Original Intentions
Project 21 ^ | Bob Parks

Posted on 01/13/2007 1:53:49 PM PST by wagglebee

Because so many things seem to get lost among the political minutia when laws and policies are created, it's wise to look back to find the "original intent" that began the process. When it comes to the original intent of liberal abortion and birth control policies, the motivations of their proponents can be downright shocking.

Most people probably think the original intent behind the movement to legalize abortion, for instance, was to give women control of their bodies. It was all about a woman's right to choose, right? Wrong.

To understand the abortion lobby's original intent, one must start with the world's leading provider of abortion - Planned Parenthood. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, believed that the poor were a burden on society and that a cleansing of the gene pool through birth control was in order. In the 1930s, Sanger targeted blacks with "The Negro Project" that strategically placed birth control clinics in poor and minority neighborhoods.

Why bring up the past? Besides uncovering original intent, they say that those who don't learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them.

Recently uncovered documents from the Clinton Presidential Library shed new light on the modern motivations of those who pushed the Clinton Administration to expedite bringing RU-486, often called the "morning after pill," into the American marketplace. Mincing no words, one document quotes a leading abortion and birth control advocate who told President-Elect Bill Clinton that he should "start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of the country."

Ron Weddington, the man who successfully helped argue the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in America, made that statement.

Pointedly advocating the legal distribution of RU-486, Weddington wrote in a cover note to Clinton advisor Betsy Wright, "Something's got to be done very quickly. Twenty-six million food stamp recipients is more than the economy can stand." In the attached letter, Weddington urged the future president to use his powers of persuasion to push for new birth control policies. He said President Clinton could begin "reforming our country" by "start[ing] immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of the country... Our survival depends upon our developing a population where everyone contributes. We don't need more cannon fodder. We don't need more parishioners. We don't need more cheap labor. We don't need more poor babies."

In his first official act, President Bill Clinton ordered the government to begin paving the way for RU-486 to be marketed to the American public. It would appear that Weddington's letter may be a foundation document - evidence of original intent - for President Clinton's decision to rush to make RU-486 available in the United States.

Today, over a decade later, RU-486 is again in the headlines. The Food and Drug Administration - one of the federal agencies pushed to make RU-486 readily available back in 1993 - issued a health warning last July because five American women died after using RU-486. This past March, more maternal deaths were linked to RU-486, in addition to the countless potential lives extinguished through the use of this drug.

It's sad that there are still so many in our society who believe they are morally superior and should determine who should and should not be born simply because of a parent's economically-inferior status. To them, it really never seems to have been about a woman's right to choose. But using this rallying cry gets women all worked up, and that's half the battle. Whatever works.

Considering that he grew up poor, given that so many people agree with this rationale, Bill Clinton himself is lucky to have been born.

Think about it. Think about the original intent of these people.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; blackconservative; eugenics; moralabsolutes; prolife
Pointedly advocating the legal distribution of RU-486, Weddington wrote in a cover note to Clinton advisor Betsy Wright, "Something's got to be done very quickly. Twenty-six million food stamp recipients is more than the economy can stand." In the attached letter, Weddington urged the future president to use his powers of persuasion to push for new birth control policies. He said President Clinton could begin "reforming our country" by "start[ing] immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of the country... Our survival depends upon our developing a population where everyone contributes. We don't need more cannon fodder. We don't need more parishioners. We don't need more cheap labor. We don't need more poor babies."

Certainly shows how much the "enlightened" 'Rats care about African Americans.

1 posted on 01/13/2007 1:53:51 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: cgk; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback; Coleus; narses; 8mmMauser

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This is an incredible commentary on just how racist the pro-abortionists are.


2 posted on 01/13/2007 1:55:25 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: mhking

Black Conservative Ping


3 posted on 01/13/2007 1:55:55 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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This is a fantastic commentary on the racist nature of abortion.

4 posted on 01/13/2007 1:59:12 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

"Birth control" was just a means of applying eugenics, by keeping the "inferiors" out of the gene pool, and improve the general health, capabilities, and, well, smartness of the race of humanity at large.

Abortion is an extreme form of birth control, stopping the effects of an unplanned mating before it continued to the point where euthanasia would be needed on a live infant, or child, or even adult, if need be.

Sterilization and vows of chastity were also used before the widespread use of hormone treatments which bring on a temporary state of sterility, and the concept of "choice" became quite widespread.

But abortion was the backstop of failed contraception, and it is nothing more or less than applied eugenics.


5 posted on 01/13/2007 2:03:30 PM PST by alloysteel (Character is a private trait. Reputation is the public aspect that is revealed.)
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To: wagglebee

Considering that it is women who are always asked to take the risks (the world over), birth control is not, and has never been, about women's progress ... but rather women's domination.


6 posted on 01/13/2007 2:11:51 PM PST by Lorianne
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7 posted on 01/13/2007 2:33:42 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: alloysteel
continued to the point where euthanasia would be needed on a live infant, or child, or even adult, if need be.

The salient question is this: Why would it be "needed?"

Answer that and you have uncovered the true M.O. of the entire birth control industry, indeed of so-called "liberated sexuality."

8 posted on 01/13/2007 2:50:51 PM PST by Lexinom (Duncan Hunter 2008 - www.peacethroughstrengthpac.com)
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I find it stunning that such a concise article contains such eye-opening information. Thank you.


9 posted on 01/13/2007 5:58:50 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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10 posted on 01/13/2007 6:08:47 PM PST by Coleus (RU-486 Kills babies and their mothers, Bush can stop this as Clinton started it through exec. order)
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Pro-Life/Pro-Baby ping!

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11 posted on 01/13/2007 6:09:06 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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Thanks. I didn't realize that Bob Parks was a FReeper.

This is one of the best commentaries I have ever read outlining the abortionists' racist/eugenics agenda.


12 posted on 01/13/2007 6:29:44 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
Not so much care about African Americans as their complete and utter lack of ethics and moral reasoning. Of course, this coming from the party which has been actively attempting to destroy ethics and morals for the past two or three decades. Between embryonic Stem cell research, abortion, and other eugenics geared programs the Democrats have going, people such as Jesse Jackson and Barack Hussein Obama are merely nothing but puppets.
13 posted on 01/13/2007 8:24:54 PM PST by benjibrowder (Insert tagline here!)
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To: cgk

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 01/13/2007 8:55:08 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee
To understand the abortion lobby's original intent, one must start with the world's leading provider of abortion - Planned Parenthood. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, believed that the poor were a burden on society and that a cleansing of the gene pool through birth control was in order. In the 1930s, Sanger targeted blacks with "The Negro Project" that strategically placed birth control clinics in poor and minority neighborhoods. Why bring up the past? Besides uncovering original intent, they say that those who don't learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! I am the great and powerful... wizard.. of..."

15 posted on 01/13/2007 9:07:44 PM PST by Terriergal (All your church are belong to us! --- The Purpose Driven Church)
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To: wagglebee
Pointedly advocating the legal distribution of RU-486, Weddington wrote in a cover note to Clinton advisor Betsy Wright, "Something's got to be done very quickly. Twenty-six million food stamp recipients is more than the economy can stand." In the attached letter, Weddington urged the future president to use his powers of persuasion to push for new birth control policies. He said President Clinton could begin "reforming our country" by "start[ing] immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of the country..

OK, I'm having a hard time understanding why the Rats are so hell bent on eliminating a large part of their voting bloc.

16 posted on 01/13/2007 9:13:05 PM PST by Marathoner
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To: wagglebee

BTTT!


17 posted on 01/13/2007 9:34:46 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Marathoner

Probably because they know that these people are unlikely to vote full stop


18 posted on 01/14/2007 8:02:38 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: wagglebee

You know, this was presented to me a few years ago- at the time, I just said "Huh..." and reserved judgment on the matter as being somewhat conspiracy-minded. Now, however, I'm a lot more inclined to completely accept the comparison with Eugenics.


19 posted on 01/14/2007 1:23:03 PM PST by capt.P (Hold Fast! Strong Hand Uppermost!)
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"RU-486, often called the "morning after pill," "

I stopped reading at that point. People who think these two are the same drug after all this time, don't know what they're talking about.


20 posted on 01/15/2007 3:21:10 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

RU-486, in smaller than standard dosages, can be used as an emergency contraceptive. That's not it's most common purpose, and I would agree the author of the article misspoke.

Anyone have a link to the report to the Clinton Administration that's discussed? I'd like to reat that whole puppy.


21 posted on 01/15/2007 9:07:46 AM PST by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: Deut28

http://judicialwatch.org/archive/2006/jw-ru486-report.pdf

That's the closest I can find for now. It involves going through a lot of documents though. They start at page 18, before then, it's a summary basically.


22 posted on 01/16/2007 2:09:24 AM PST by Nevernow ("No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Deut28

It's not the same drug. Mifepristone, RU-486, is used on established pregnancies, not as a morning-after pill (which is a concentrated dosage of normal birth control pills). You seem to share the author's misconception (terrible pun, I know).


23 posted on 01/16/2007 5:04:39 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

Linda,

I understand your point. But I never said they were the same drug. I pointed out, accurately and without misconception, that RU-486 can be used for the same purpose when taken in smaller doses.


24 posted on 01/16/2007 9:19:04 AM PST by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: Deut28

I have really not heard that before. If you have something I can read, I'd appreciate it.


25 posted on 01/16/2007 9:25:33 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003
Linda,

Not a big deal, I don't think it's used as emergency contraception very often.

Wiki page for Mifepristone

NIH study of different dosages of Mifepristone as an emergency contraceptive
26 posted on 01/16/2007 9:39:36 AM PST by Deut28 (Cursed be he who perverts the justice)
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To: Deut28

Thanks very much. It does seem to be an unusual use; also interesting are the articles on its possible use for treatment of breast tumors and of Cushing's disease.


27 posted on 01/16/2007 9:46:28 AM PST by linda_22003
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