Send Planned Parenthood Federal Funds to Help the Fight Against Zika

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Many debates have surprisingly simple resolutions if we would just step back and identify the priorities.  We would often find that two supposedly separate issues can easily be merged into one solution.

Such is the case of the Senate battle involving a bill to fund research in the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats are currently fighting it because, while the bill would allocate $40 million to community health centers to assist in this endeavor, it does not send funds to one of the Democrats’ favorite social agenda provider, Planned Parenthood.1

Their support for the organization which kills 300,000 unborn babies annually is legendary.2  In a way, it’s not surprising that they are willing to hinder Zika research in favor of one of their pet projects.

Their argument is that Planned Parenthood can provide contraception which would prevent the creation of any babies which might display the damage caused by Zika.  However, those willing to accept the use of artificial means to prevent conception do not have to be reliant on Planned Parenthood.

Step  Back  to  See  the  Resolution

The debate can be boiled down to two aspects.  On one hand, we have a potential health calamity which has numerous health impacts including birth defects.  On the other, we have an organization which receives $500 million in federal subsidies annually and whose primary mission/ source of income is the indiscriminate killing of unborn babies.

This becomes simple:  stop giving the $500 million of taxpayer money to the killing organization and apply it to the $1+ billion needed to prevent the suffering of babies and their families as a result of the Zika virus.

Sure, we’ll hear how Planned Parenthood might not be applying the $500 million directly to abortions.  But what this subsidy does is free their other financial assets to the killing processes and go to the bottom line of the anti-life organization.

Not convinced?  Here’s an analogy.  Suppose there’s a Senate bill written to fund orphanages, especially those who have children with special needs.  In this theoretical case, let’s say the Mafia also had a medical arm through which it launders money via medical device companies.

Would these pro-Planned Parenthood individuals be willing to allocate federal funds to these Mafia-sponsored medical companies. After all, the money is not going directly to their criminal activities.

Does anyone NOT see the serious moral problems with such an arrangement?3

Case closed, no federal funds for any organization engaged in first-degree killing regardless of the other activities it may be involved with.

 

 

1 – “Finally, and probably most importantly, Senate Democrats are upset that the Zika appropriations bill does not allocate funding for Planned Parenthood, arguing that it leaves women without care options. But, that’s not true. The bill allocates $40 million for community health centers that are more plentiful and offer a wider range of care, plus $6 million for the National Health Service Corps and $95 million to the Social Services Grant Program that can distribute funds for preventive care to the most at-risk areas. It is simply not the job of the federal government to fund the nation’s largest abortion provider, and it is unconscionable that Senate Democrats would block funding aimed to help protect pregnant women and babies because their friends at Planned Parenthood don’t get a cut.”  “Roby: Democrats are blocking Zika funding because Planned Parenthood doesn’t get a cut,” by Martha Roby, http://yellowhammernews.com/politics-2/roby-democrats-blocking-zika-funding , 8/7/2016.

2 – “Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions and received $553.7 million from U.S. taxpayers during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, according to its most recent annual report.”

“Although it saw 200,000 less patients and provided 11 percent fewer services than the previous year, its taxpayer subsidy increased by nearly $25 million.”

“Abortions are down from 2013, when the industry performed 327,653 abortions.”The stability of Planned Parenthood’s abortion count – between 324,000 and 334,000 since 2008 – is remarkable, given that national figures for abortions have been in a nosedive since 2008,” the National Right to Life Committee noted. ‘They have dropped 13 percent in just three years.’”  From “Planned Parenthood reveals its 2014 stats: 323,999 abortions, $553.7 million from US taxpayers, by Ben Johnson, https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-performed-323999-abortions-and-received-553.7-million-fr, 1/4/2016.

3 – Here come the objections! “Abortion is legal.” Concentration camps in Nazi Germany were legal, too… So much for blind faith in fallible human court systems.

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The Zika Threat, Planned Parenthood, Hitler and Democrats’ Tolerance

Dr. Denise Jamieson, chief of the Center for Disease Control’s Women’s Health and Fertility Branch, acknowledged that the Zika virus will lead to difficult decisions for some expectant parents.   What sort of decisions are these?  Could it possibly involve “terminating a pregnancy”?

A little background first.  The article in question explained what geographic areas are at the greatest risk and the birth defects resulting from this virus. It then quoted Dr. Jamieson who said, “Abortion is a legal medical procedure in the U.S., and in the context of Zika, couples need to make complex, highly personal decisions about their pregnancies.”1  So, the expedient way to deal with this disease is to kill the affected human?  Despite its prevalence in today’s society, it is still unsettling to realize that some, perhaps many, parents do not want children with birth defects.

Sanger  and  Birth  Control

Unfortunately, eradicating unwanted human qualities was Margaret Sanger’s philosophy.  She founded the American Birth Control League in 1921 which eventually became Planned Parenthood. Her goal was to improve the world with birth control because it “is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”   She also proposed that governments should “apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”

 Planned  Parenthood  Morphs  to  Killing,  Hitler 2.0

Surprisingly, as late as 1963, Planned Parenthood was opposed to abortion: “An abortion kills the life of the baby after it has begun.”  But in December, 1971, George Langmyhr wrote: “We support the view that when an unwanted pregnancy has occurred, abortion services should be available, with the decision essentially being made by the patient and her doctor … . In summary, Planned Parenthood hopes that abortion will become even more available and supports the efforts of others in seeking reform and repeal of outdated laws.”5  It is likely that many parents, fearing possible birth defects from the Zika virus in their babies, will turn to PP to provide a Hitlerian “final solution” for the burden they wish to discard.6

This is the same organization which several ranking Democrats, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, have expressed a strong loyalty for continuing its annual federal funding of just over $500 million.

But don’t they belong to a political party which professes inclusiveness and tolerance for all humans?

Democrats’  “Tolerance”  Must  be  Granted

Obviously, there are qualifications before someone is eligible to receive “tolerance” from the Obama/ Clinton Party of Death.  The most critical one is that a human not have a defect which would make him/her disposable at the hands of organizations like Planned Parenthood.  The irony is that imperfect humans have seized the power of life and death over the most defenseless and most innocent of humans — the unborn.

Thus, we have the legal killing of those deemed undesirable.  How is it that the United States of 2016 is like Germany of the 1930’s?

 

1 – “What You Need to Know About ZIKA + How to Beat the Virus – and the Mosquitoes that Carry It,” by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time magazine, May 16, 2016 issue.

2 – “Takedown,” by Paul Kengor, PhD, WND Books, Washington D.C., 2015, page 55.

3 – “Margaret Sanger Quotes, History, and Biography,” http://liveaction.org/research/margaret-sanger-quotes-history-and-biography

4 – “A Plan for Peace,” a summary of address before the New History Society, 1/17/1932 New York City as published in Birth Control Review, April 1932.

5 – “40 Years: Planned Parenthood Becomes Abortion Empire,” by Randall K. O’Bannon, PhD, National Right to Life News, Winter 2013, http://www.nrlc.org/archive/news/2013/201301/AbortionEmpirePage8.html#.V3_PXvkrKN0

6 – “The Nazis frequently used euphemistic language to disguise the true nature of their crimes. They used the term “Final Solution” to refer to their plan to annihilate the Jewish people.” From “‘Final Solution’: Overview,” https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005151

Democratic Candidate’s Research Paper Position is Not Unforgivable

“Local  Democratic party leaders decided not to impede the campaign of an upstart state representative candidate, but many still aren’t forgiving Ben Lindy for the anti-research paper he wrote in law school.”

The article proceeded to explain that the resolution to strip him of “the essential benefits provided a candidate in order to run a fair campaign” failed by just a few votes, 26-21.  Additional fuel for this uproar stemmed from the fact that “it was discovered last month that his Yale University research paper has been cited in a legal brief used in a U.S. Supreme Court case that could weaken unions’ collective bargaining agreement nationwide, including in Ohio.”1

Purpose  of  Research

It’s understandable that the party which counts on the backing of unions would be apprehensive of possible fallout from some of their supporters over this.  But let’s step back for a moment.  The purpose of the academic world is to make clear previously undiscovered conclusions.  It aims to shed preconceived notions in order to reach these conclusions objectively.

The fact that a research paper is “anti-union” does not make it intrinsically evil, worthy of disdain.  The presence of labor unions may or may not be beneficial.  Unions are not inherently good or bad because it depends on the circumstances and application.

Intrinsic  Evil  vs.  Prudential

This conflict exemplifies the confusion which has existed in our nation for a long time.  For example, Prohibition was instituted because a majority was not able to understand that alcoholic drink is a prudential issue.2,3  A drink for an adult is not necessarily a bad thing.  It can be if the person is predisposed to addiction or excessive use, but a drink itself is not inherently evil.  Thus, the 18th Amendment was not only inappropriate for the purpose of the Constitution but it incorrectly labeled all alcoholic drinks as something to prohibit under all circumstances.

Abortion, on the other hand, is intrinsically evil despite attempts to rationalize it with reasons ranging from “privacy”to the erroneous assertion that we don’t know when human life begins.5,6  The act of abortion is always morally wrong even though the level of moral responsibility may vary for each individual involved.

An “anti-union” research paper does not carry the same moral liability.  The subject of unions is a prudential issue requiring discernment for each situation.  Each position deserves to be evaluated on its own merits.  Regardless, “unforgiving” is not an admirable attitude.

Of course, if the Democratic Party strongly opposes a person’s views on this, perhaps he should switch parties.

 

 

1 –“Democrats back off sanctioning candidate,” by Jason Williams, The Kentucky Enquirer, 2/6/2016

2 – “Intrinsically evil acts are always immoral, regardless of the intention or purpose for which the act was chosen, regardless of the circumstances or consequences of the act, and regardless of the other acts that are chosen before, during, or after the intrinsically evil act. Nothing can cause an intrinsically evil act to become moral.” By Ron Conte, contributor to Catholic Answers Forums, http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=476417, 7/16/2010.

3 – Prudential issues are not clear-cut, but require sound judgment.  “Man is sometimes confronted by situations that make moral judgment less assured and decision difficult.” From paragraph 1787 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,” Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1997.

4 – “On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians.”  https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/abortion-access/roe-v-wade/

5 – “I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the Church have not been able to make that definition.” spoken by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to Candy Crowley of CNN’s “State of the Union,” http://www.cnsnews.com, 7/28/2014 as reported in “Pelosi Blatantly Lied Regarding Church’s Teaching on Abortion, So Why Not Misrepresent Hamas, Too?” https://cartaremi.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/pelosi-blatantly-lied-regarding-churchs-teaching-on-abortion-so-why-not-misrepresent-hamas-too/, 8/7/2014.

6 – “Furthermore, what is at stake is so important that, from the standpoint of moral obligation, the mere probability that a human person is involved would suffice to justify an absolutely clear prohibition of any intervention aimed at killing a human embryo. Precisely for this reason, over and above all scientific debates and those philosophical affirmations to which the Magisterium has not expressly committed itself, the Church has always taught and continues to teach that the result of human procreation, from the first moment of its existence, must be guaranteed that unconditional respect which is morally due to the human being in his or her totality and unity as body and spirit…” from the second paragraph of section 60 of “Evangelium Vitae,” by Pope John Paul II, http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031995_evangelium-vitae.html, 3/25/1995.

If Planned Parenthood’s Baby Parts Business is OK, Why Not Expand to the Adult Market?

In the forty-two years since the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court, fifty-five million legal murders have been committed in “land of the free.” Several recently released videos revealed how the leading execution firm, Planned Parenthood, has increased its profits by skillfully extracting baby body parts during the annihilation process for sale.

We have heard a numerous comments on this ranging from reasonable outrage to Hillary Clinton’s “obviously find them disturbing… (but) Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services.”1 However, contrary to her claim, “Women can’t walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic and get a mammogram on the spot. The clinics don’t have mammography equipment.”2

Meanwhile, proponents of Planned Parenthood continue to perpetuate this lie and it received in excess of $500 million in federal funding during 2013.3

Planned Parenthood’s directors have given their clinics orders to double their abortions in order to bring in more revenue.3 But, there’s another way they can improve their bottom line easily. They are really missing a great opportunity right in front of them. In keeping with their founder’s beliefs, Margaret Sanger, there are many adults and children they could declare not worthy of living. As she said:

“In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation…” and “Referring to immigrants and Catholics, she wrote: ‘[They’re] an unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.’ plus “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”3

There you go. Planned Parenthood could kill off, I mean, “euthanize” thousands of “unworthies” already born and sell their body parts to improve its bottom line while at the same time alleviating the organ donor shortage. This could be accomplished in concert with current efforts in several states to enact euphemistically named “Death with Dignity” legislation so that they can coerce more people into committing suicide. This should be easy to do because our culture of death gives them no hope and says they are wasting valuable resources better suited for more “productive” members of society.4

Margaret Sanger and the Fuehrer would be proud!

1 – “Hillary Clinton Calls Planned Parenthood Video ‘Disturbing’,” by Sam Frizell, http://time.com/3976736/hillary-clinton-planned-parenthood-video/, 7/29/2015

2 – In addition, “Obama used a similar line again on Oct. 18, telling a Manchester, N.H., crowd: ‘Governor Romney said he’d end funding for Planned Parenthood, despite all the work it does to provide women with mammograms and breast cancer screenings.’”…” To test the president’s statement in the real world, I called several Planned Parenthood offices in the New York City area today to ask about scheduling a mammogram. ‘We actually don’t offer that here,’ one office told me. ‘You might want to call 311, they actually have lists of places you could go to.’ When I asked, ‘You don’t provide them like the president said?,’ I was told ‘No.’”, by Steven Ertelt, http://www.lifenews.com/2012/10/19/planned-parenthood-admits-it-does-not-do-mammograms-for-women/, 10/19/2012

3 — $528,400,000 to be precise, “Top 12 Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood Now,” http://www.sba-list.org/suzy-b-blog/top-12-reasons-defund-planned-parenthood-now

4 – “Another master-of-the-universe drafter of Obamacare was Ezekiel Emanuel… Emanuel also drew attention for his recent adolescent rant in a men’s magazine about the desirability of everyone dying at 75 to save society the expense of maintaining what he sees as the unproductive elderly.” from “Meet the Snobocrats,” by Victor Davis Hanson, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393018/meet-snobocrats-victor-davis-hanson, 11/20/2014

Chemical Warfare: Stop the Newcomer or the #1 Current Perpetrator?

Human combat has existed since pre-historic days.  The basic concept has remained the same, only the technology has become deadlier.

The 20th century saw a significant change in that some “ground rules” were established.  After World War I, countries agreed to ban a method of killing, chemical warfare.1

Although the ban has not been 100% effective, it was a step in the right direction.  Events in the Middle East have now engulfed us in the current debate:  should the U.S. or any other country send military strikes against Syria for using one of these banned substances?

The situation has been made more complicated since it appears that Al-Qaeda and other inhumane groups are now part of the Syrian government’s opposition.  A wimpy slap-on-the-wrist strike would only embolden Assad & Co.  (To add to the dilemma, it has become ”if” they are actually the perpetrators, because doubt has been cast on their guilt.3)  A more appropriately severe strike would be our favoring one barbaric group for another.  And, some of our ideological opponents would likely take issue with this and threaten retaliation possibly leading to the much-feared Final Conflagration.

President Obama has put himself in a no-win situation.

But a different win-win opportunity has been staring us in the face.  We can still thwart those who have been employing chemical warfare against the innocent for years.   All we have to do is take humane, constitutional and legal strikes against…  Planned Parenthood.

1 – “The world’s horror led the League of Nations in 1925 to draft the Geneva Protocol, banning chemical weapons in war and declaring that their use ‘has been justly condemned by the general opinion of the civilized world,’” from “A brief history of chemical warfare,” by Harold Maass, The Week, 9/7/2013

2 – “A top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee on Sunday cautioned against arming Syrian rebels, saying ‘al Qaeda elements have a lot of control’ within the Middle Eastern nation’s opposition groups… It is in ‘everyone’s interest’ to see the current Syrian leadership leave power, but ‘by arming the rebels, we could be strengthening al Qaeda,’ Mr. King said on CNN,”  from “Rep. King Warns of ‘Al Qaeda Elements’ in Syrian Opposition,” by Ryan Tracy, www.blogs.wsj.com, 5/5/2013

3 – “According to an article published on Sunday in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, a German spy ship intercepted repeated communications from forces loyal to Assad asking for permission to use chemical weapons; however, their requests were consistently denied,” article by David Stout entitled “Report Claims Syrian Troops Used Chemical Weapons Without Assad’s Approval,” www.world.time.com, 9/9/2013

In Memory of Modern Day “Holy Innocents” *

January 22, 2013, the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s infamous “Roe v. Wade” decision.  This monstrously flawed decision to officially recognize the non-existent right to murder has legalized the killing of 55,800,000 U.S. babies in the four decades since.  Meanwhile, similar disregard for the dignity of human life has claimed the lives of 1.28 billion worldwide since 1980.

The United States death toll has equaled the number of lives lost during World War II.The Land of Opportunity can now be compared to some notable 20th century’s madmen as follows: Mao Zedong (45 million murders)3,  Josef Stalin (15+ million)4, Adolf Hitler (5.7 million)5.

The abortion numbers cannot describe the totality of this human tragedy.  Here we are in the midst of a deep recession, both economic and social.  Imagine the talents and ability to love that have been destroyed over these forty years.  (Yes, all human life is precious.  I am attempting to appeal to those cold-hearted individuals who view life as a mere commodity.)

And this on-going tragedy is not only about those who have lost their lives by a “procedure.”  The often forgotten victims are the mothers.Abortion cannot be equated to a trip to the dentist to have one’s teeth cleaned.  It violates the supernatural built-in control system we have (otherwise known as our conscience).  We may be able to rationalize and mislead our brain, but not the truth which dwells deep within us.

On this somber anniversary, may we strive to return the rule of law to protect ALL human life, from conception to natural death.  May we bring healing to every woman and man who has been wounded by an abortion.  And, to the memory of our departed little ones, we ask God for forgiveness and for the strength to face the dangers inherent with bringing moral decency to His world.

*– “Holy Innocents” refers to the children King Herod had executed when he realized that the Three Wise Men were not going to return with the information he had requested regarding the exact location of the newborn King.  Matthew 2:12 “And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.”  Matthew 2:16 “When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious.  He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.” (from The New Catholic Answer Bible, Fireside Catholic Publishing, Wichita, Kansas, 2005)  The Catholic Church remembers these martyrs every December 28.
2www.numberofabortions.com
3 – Arifa Akbar, www.independent.co.uk, 9/17/2010
4 – “[Robert] Conquest states that while exact numbers may never be known with complete certainty, the various terror campaigns launched by the Soviet government claimed no fewer than 15 million lives. Others maintain that their earlier higher victim total estimates are correct.” The earlier estimates mentioned in the same article went as a high as 60 million.  Differences are partially attributed to “This categorization is controversial however, as historians differ as to whether the famine was a deliberate part of the campaign of repression against kulaks and others or simply an unintended consequence of the struggle over forced collectivization.” (from Wikipedia)
5www.necrometrics.com, total represents Jews only and the number was taken from the Nuremberg indictment and accepted by Britannica
6 – Despite Planned Parenthood’s claims and quoted studies to the contrary, there is much evidence for concern.  Afterabortion.org reported on 2/23/2011, “In a study of post-abortion patients only 8 weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decision, and 11% had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor… Since many post-abortive women use repression as a coping mechanism, there may be a long period of denial before a woman seeks psychiatric care.” From Nlrc.org, “Wanda Franz, Ph.D., in a March 1989 congressional hearing on the impact of abortion. ‘They report horrible nightmares of children calling them from trash cans, of body parts, and blood,’ Franz told the Congressional panel.  ‘When they are reminded of the abortion,’ Franz testified, ‘the women re-experienced it with terrible psychological pain … They feel worthless and victimized because they failed at the most natural of human activities — the role of being a mother.’”  Outreach programs are being formed to deal with the emotional trauma stemming from an abortion.