Is Planned Parenthood Really Needed in Our Community?

June 10, 2010 - 3:23pm

With all the talk of health care recently, given the new Obamacare plan, Planned Parenthood as a large benefactor of federal money comes up a lot. Are they really what they say- providers of health care to a community who otherwise would have none? Or is there a deeper, darker side to why they exist?

As you may or may not know, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood had some radical beliefs on eugenics, birth control and large families. Here are some quotes from Margaret Sanger herself taken from the site

On the extermination of blacks:
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
"...human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born." Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people.

On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On adultery:
A woman's physical satisfaction was more important than any marriage vow, Sanger believed. Birth Control in America, p. 11

On marital sex:
"The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order," Sanger said. (p. 23) [Quite the opposite of God's view on the matter: "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." (Hebrews 13:4)

On abortion:
"Criminal' abortions arise from a perverted sex relationship under the stress of economic necessity, and their greatest frequency is among married women." The Woman Rebel - No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On the Catholic Church's view of contraception:
"...enforce SUBJUGATION by TURNING WOMAN INTO A MERE INCUBATOR." The Woman Rebel - No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On motherhood:
"I cannot refrain from saying that women must come to recognize there is some function of womanhood other than being a child-bearing machine." What Every Girl Should Know, by Margaret Sanger (Max Maisel, Publisher, 1915) [Jesus said: "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep... for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed (happy) are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts which never gave suck." (Luke 23:24)]

On Large Families:
"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

So, Planned Parenthood has a shady and sinister beginning. Today Planned Parenthood states that they are there to provide health care to women and men who don't have any options. They believe that if they didn't exist then women and men would have no place to turn to for medical services. So what are some quotes from Planned Parenthood of today?
(also taken from the site

"We are not going to be an organization promoting celibacy or chastity."
Faye Wattleton, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 17, 1986

"If your parents are stupid enough to deny you access to birth control, and you are under 18, you can get it on your own. Call Planned Parenthood."
Planned Parenthood advertisement, Dallas Observer, Jan. 30, 1986

"There are only 2 basic kinds of sex: sex with victims and sex without. Sex with victims is always wrong. Sex without is ALWAYS right."
You've Changed The Combination, Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Denver, Colo.

"The question of whether or not to sell ourselves to men is a false one: The real question is how to sell ourselves in the way that is least destructive to ourselves and our sisters. Prostitutes don't need our condescension. What they need is our alliance. And we need theirs."
The New Our Bodies, Ourselves, Boston Women's Health Collective, p 113

"At Planned Parenthood you can also get birth control without the consent or knowledge of your parents. So, if you are 14, 15 or 16 and you come to Planned Parenthood, we won't tell your parents you've been there. We swear we won't tell your parents."
Planned Parenthood employee lecturing students of Ramona High School, Riverside, Calif., April 21-22, 1986

From a prominent ex abortionist who was trained by Planned Parenthood, Carol Everett, we know that Planned Parenthood has a plan for our teens. The first goal is to be involved in talking with teens about sex. They want to be in the schools, making sex something that is easily talked about in the open with mixed company- erasing barriers to sex. Next, they work to separate the family by making it seem as though parents don't know what's best for their teens and that Planned Parenthood will be there to help a teen with "health care" and birth control- all without their parents consent or knowledge. When a girl comes to PP for birth control she is intentionally put on a low dose birth control, which won't be taken regularly because, after all, teens aren't exactly great at doing things consistently, and won't be effective because of it's low dose. When a girl becomes pregnant she will certainly go to PP to "fix" the problem and will be offered an abortion as a solution. Planned Parenthood's goal is for every teen to have had at least 3 abortions by the time they enter "adulthood".

But what about Texas' Parental Notification Law? On Planned Parenthood's Website ( they go to great lengths to explain, in detail, how to get around this notification law- even going as far as to list step by step procedures for receiving a waiver from a Bexar County judge. Does this sound like an organization working for the betterment of society?

If Planned Parenthood is providing for a need to a community who has no other option for health care, then what services do they provide?

If you have a cold can you go to a PP for care? No. If you may have pneumonia can you go to a PP for a chest ex-ray to confirm this? No. If you have a broken bone can you go to PP to get it set and cast? No.

Well, what do they offer?

From the PP Website here is a list of what they do provide: Abortion "Care", Birth Control, Well Woman Checks, STD testing and treatment, Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Testing, Men's Health Services, and General Health Care. Okay, so we can say they are offering some services that are needed to a community such as well woman checks and STD testing and treatment.

But is it really cost effective for you to go to a PP for any of these tests? Let's take a pregnancy test for example: Planned Parenthood charges $15 for a urine test and $35 for a blood test to confirm pregnancy. Today you can walk in to any grocery store and get a urine test for about $4. You can even go to a dollar store and get a urine test for $1!! Is Planned Parenthood all that needed to those who can't afford health care after all? Better yet, are they the only resource for women and men in need of care?

No, they are not. In most cases there are Federally Qualified Health Care Center's, like San Antonio's local Metro Health Centers, ready and able to provide true comprehensive healthcare- ex-rays, broken bones, pneumonia and all- generally on the same sliding scale basis that PP claims to provide and usually at a cheaper rate than PP can offer.

So don't be fooled by all the talk coming out of the PP office. Now you know the truth....go ahead and spread the word.