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How the March of Dimes Neutralized Pro-life Opposition

Posted on 03/16/2009 7:45:13 PM PDT by Coleus

From: U.S. Coalition for Life
To: International Pro-Life Community
Date: January 30, 2009
Subject: MOD’s Early Anti-Life History (1968-1976)

Dear Friend of Life,

On April 26, 2009, the March of Dimes, the number one promoter of eugenic abortion in the United States, will be launching its annual walkathon, Walk America, recently renamed “March for Babies.”  Among the recently released files of the USCL is the MOD/Voss Memorandum titled “Pro-Life Agitation” released by the MOD National Office on March 16, 1976.

The document spells out how the MOD used the Catholic bishops’ NCCB/USCC Family Life Office in Washington, D.C. to neutralize pro-life opposition to its early anti-life policies and programs including the promotion and financing of non-therapeutic fetal experimentation, human embryo research, and eugenic abortion.

The complete text of the Voss Memorandum is contained in the USCL report

“Who Will Defend Michael? Part I, available for the first time online at

“Who Will Defend Michael?” Part II, also online at,

· Maternal dangers and fetal complications associated with mid-trimester amniocentesis including premature births, the leading cause of neonatal death, second only to induced abortion.

· The severed heads/ experiment of MOD grantee, Dr. Peter Adam, carried out in Finland on live fetuses, 12 to 20 weeks gestation obtained by hysterotomy abortions.

· Use of TBA (to-be-aborted) women in MOD-funded fetoscopy trials.

· Tay-Sachs - MOD’s prototype program for eliminating genetic disorders by eliminating the affected unborn child, aka, “search and destroy mission” and the “health by death ethic.”

Additional USCL documentation on MOD anti-life activities can be found at:



According to Randy Engel, Director of the U.S. Coalition for Life, prolifers should continue to boycott the March of Dimes, and encourage other Americans to do the same.

“The MOD has not changed its anti-life spots in 40 years,” said Engel, “but, luckily, we have a pro-life alternative to the March of Dimes in the International Foundation for Genetic Research/Michael Fund (”

“The pro-life community and parents of children with Down syndrome has been at the forefront of financially supporting the prolife genetic research program of the IFGR/Michael Fund since its founding in 1978,” Engel said. “Hopefully, 2009 will mark the year that we are joined in this worthy endeavor by individual Catholic bishops and other religious leaders,” Engel concluded.

TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; democrats; eugenics; evil; fdr; marchofdimes; mod
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To: brytlea

United Fund/United Way. Many but not all, support planned parenthood, the second biggest organization of baby killers in the U.S.

The first biggest being the democratic party.

21 posted on 03/16/2009 9:17:11 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: Salamander; All
Please consider Goodwill Industries as well as the Salvation Army for your donations. Goodwill helps make tax payers out of tax consumers by providing job training to folks with disabilities and disadvantages. It's a great conservative charity because it teaches personal responsibility and gets people off of welfare and into the workforce.
22 posted on 03/16/2009 10:42:15 PM PDT by centexan (Welcome back 4th ID - great job. Go 1st Cav)
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To: centexan

All the employees at all the local Goodwills know my name.

[Where do you think I get all my freaky, “Mad Max” culturally anachronistic black clothes from? They don’t sell stuff like that in *this* century]...LOL!

23 posted on 03/16/2009 11:26:09 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: Coleus

OMG! I didn’t know this. The company that I work for is right now collecting money for the March of Dimes up until May I think. I just donated 5 bucks for a baked potato lol. Money will be raised from each department. Each department will raise money either from a garage sale, food sales, bake sales, etc.

Now that I know about this, I will boycott and let my other coworkers know about this.

All this time, I thought March of Dimes was going into research for babies health. Now I see what they have their intention to do in curing ailments in babies.

24 posted on 03/17/2009 12:15:43 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Coleus
A much better charity to donate to (after FreeRepublic): VirtueMedia.
25 posted on 03/17/2009 12:51:49 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: Coleus

My mother taught me that UNICEF is anti-semitic back when I was a child.

26 posted on 03/17/2009 12:54:23 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Salamander
"Then I tell them why and they look....well, stupefied."

Yup - same look I get when I tell people that they kill babies in abortion clinics - just doesn't seem to register - that same stupified blank stare.

27 posted on 03/17/2009 3:49:22 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Graybeard58

We stopped donating to United Way back in the 80s when that info came out. I hate the way they get you over a barrel with employers also. It’s none of an employers business if and to whom you donate. It should be illegal for them to even take it out of your check, it allows too much pressure to be put on an employee to donate to charities they disagree with.

28 posted on 03/17/2009 4:55:39 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

When I was fifteen, making 75¢ an hour at a fast food restaurant, they told me they’d fire me if I didn’t contribute to United Way. I did that year, but I’ve never contributed another dime.

29 posted on 03/17/2009 4:57:46 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Yaelle
My mother taught me that UNICEF is anti-semitic back when I was a child. >>>

since unicef is part of the un i would say that your mother was absolutely correct.

30 posted on 03/17/2009 1:17:15 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
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31 posted on 03/18/2009 12:25:12 PM PDT by (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at
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