I was discussing the Obama birth control mandate with a friend who is less “political” than me and posed the question of why Obama would mandate free birth control. Was it to please the Feminist left? My friend responded immediately that Obama already has the support of the Feminist left, so that can’t be the reason. We speculated about deals with Big Pharma, or Planned Parenthood. It is hard to imagine a rational, national public interest, in the creation of a “free birth control culture”. We know Obama is politically shrewd. If pandering isn’t his rationale, the motive of this birth control entitlement, when coupled with other policies, begins to appear sinister.
Tag Archive: eugenics
These articles are concerned with two separate but related things: the eugenics roots of the pro-abortion movement, and the connection between modern legalized abortion and the specter of eugenics. The Specter Of Pro-Choice EugenicsNat Hentoff, The Washington PostPro-choice forces are so intent on removing all obstacles to abortion that eugenics is no specter to them.The eugenics roots of the pro-abortion movementMargaret Sanger was a pioneer of legalized abortion and the founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the U.S. Sanger was also a well-known eugenicist whose writings make clear the historic connection between abortion on demand and eugenic thinking.Planned Parenthood has published a web page purporting to show that Sanger did not hold the abhorrent views attributed to her. Although some of Sanger’s quotes have been taken out of context, her writings speak for themselves:The full text of Margaret Sanger‘s The Pivot of Civilization