Abortion is big business and has grown into a hundred billion dollar industry a year worldwide. More than one hundred and twenty thousand women each day, almost fifty million per year, resort to abortion and then to its various birth control subsidiaries. It has thus become the most frequently performed surgical operation. And to the forefront is International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and its 140 world-wide affiliates, called Family Planning Associates (FPAs), of which the Irish Family Planning Association is one.
Founded in Bombay in 1952, IPPF is the world's largest non-governmental organisation promoting abortion and population control and has its headquarters in London. It is an international federation of family planning associations. Its beginnings date to October 16, 1916 when Margaret Sanger, one of her sisters, and a friend, opened a clinic in Brooklyn, New York, when the entire shoestring operation consisted of a two-room makeshift clinic in a rundown neighbourhood. It has expanded dramatically into a multi-billion-dollar international conglomerate with programmes and activities in one hundred and twenty nations on every continent.
Utilising this considerable wealth, manpower, and influence, Planned Parenthood has muscled its way into virtually every facet of modern life. It now plays a strategic role in the health and social services community. It is actively involved in both advertising and programming in the mass media. It exerts a major influence on public and private education.
IPPF believe that "legal, good quality abortion services should be made easily available to all women" (Statement on abortion by the IPPF International Medical Advisory Panel, October 1983. Approved by the IPPF Central Council November 1983). However, they do not stop at advocating legal abortion. In the 1984 IPPF leaflet, The Human Right to Family Planning, they state: "Family Planning Associations ... should not use the absence of law or the existence of an unfavourable [i.e. pro-life] law as an excuse for inaction; action outside the law, and even in violation of it, is part of the process of stimulating change".
IPPF is funded mainly by governments, wealthy foundations and through bodies like the National Lottery in the UK. The China Family Planning Association, which plays a central role in that country's [coercive] population control policy, is also an IPPF affiliate (IPPF website, April 03)
Margaret Sanger was born on September 14, 1879 in the state of New York. She was the 6th of 11 children. She was confirmed in the Catholic Church in 1894. She later attended Claverack College of the Hudson River Institute, where she got her first taste of radical politics, suffragette feminism, and unfettered sex.
Mrs. Sanger quickly moved from socialism to anarchy, adultery and free love. She pronounced "the marriage bed" to be "the most degenerating influence in the social order," and advocated a "voluntary association" between sexual partners. Society would have to change, for Margaret often declared that "only individuals count, not families."
A trip to England in the autumn of 1914 brought Margaret Sanger into contact with the group of thinkers and lovers who were to cement the course of her life and career. Dr. Havelock Ellis, famous author and sexologist introduced her to his highly developed eugenical solutions to social problems and to the American Oneida Community founded in 1841 by John Humphrey Noyes, which practiced regulated marriages to breed genetically superior children. Their attempts were identical to those of the Lebensborn breeding houses under the Nazi regime.
Havelock Ellis, a user of the hallucinogenic drug, Mescaline, believed in an impersonal pantheistic diety and taught that all sexual behaviour was normal that did not result in physical harm. This is identical to the philosophy expounded by Sol Gordon in his booklet Ten Heavy Facts About Sex which is distributed widely by Planned Parenthood today. Ellis' writings, which also advocated "voluntary" sterilisation of the poor and euthanasia, appeared for years in the monthly Birth Control Review which was edited by Sanger. Ellis and Sanger entered into a sexual relationship. Ellis also introduced Margaret to Hugh de Selincourt, Karezza expert, part-time poet and hedonist.
Upon meeting him Margaret declared, "If you like my religion, birth control, we shall be friends." They were lovers for 30 years! Ellis also introduced Mrs. Sanger to H. G. Wells and into the group known as Wantley Circle which occupied a four hundred year old house at Wantley, Sussex once owned by the poet Shelley. Here, Margaret "united the basic instincts of nature with the goal of a planned and eugenic society which would carry men and women to a new perfectibility."
It was also here, in the "tangled web of Wantley, that Margaret decided to divorce her husband. She was now consumed with her "cause" and felt that her husband and children had to be sacrificed upon its "altar.
Margaret Sanger published and distributed her Family Limitation pamphlet which held forth her belief that abortion is justifiable. Ellis later cautioned Margaret to change her public stance on abortion and not continue to give outcries about a woman's "right to destroy." Margaret adjusted her rhetoric and began claiming that birth control would end abortion once and for all.
Today we hear from the Planned Parenthood clarions that a woman has a "right to choose" and that if the "delivery of contraceptives would become a commonplace part of daily life" then teenage pregnancy and "unwanted" pregnancy would diminish, thereby doing away with the need for abortion.
Sanger's Birth Control Review published in November of 1921 carried the by-line, "Birth Control: to create a race of thoroughbreds."
Top banner from Sanger's Birth Control Review
This illustrates the fact that from its inception the movement of birth control, coupled with abortion and "voluntary" sterilisation, was really designed to be a mechanism whereby social elitists would keep down the numbers of the lower echelons of society. Out of that Margaret Sanger began a clinic in the Brownsville section of New York City in 1916 because she witnessed the ravages and death by self-inflicted abortion, it must be pointed out that it was this very area which held many Slav, Latin and Hebrew immigrants which she branded in 1922 as "human weeds" whose indiscriminate fertility bring "a dead weight of human waste." In only six years Sanger had done a turn-about and was in reality no longer on the side of the poor.
Sanger suggested imposing a law that would disallow women from having children without first obtaining a permit from the government—a permit that would good for only one baby—and if approved, the couple would receive an antidote to counter the effects of the involuntarily ingested birth control chemicals. She made her views even more blatantly obvious in a letter she wrote to a woman named Katherine Dexter McCormick in 1950, saying she thought that "...there should be national sterilization for certain dysgenic types of our population who are being encouraged to breed and would die out were the government not feeding them." McCormick was very wealthy and she later went on to assist Sanger in developing and funding the birth control pill.
She even commissioned Dr. Ernst Rudin, the director of the Nazi Medical Experimentation program, to write for the Review himself. In 1931, Sanger founded the Population Association of America, headed by Henry Pratt Fairchild, the leading academic racist of the decade.
The Radiance Foundation's website www.toomanyaborted.com outlines how Margaret Sanger founded the “Negro Project” to reduce the number of African-American births. It also links her to the eugenics movement, which advocated the sterilization of the unfit and was closely related to racist Nazi ideology.
These headlines are taken directly from a large featured article written by Margaret Sanger in the American Weekly Magazine in 1934. This article outlines Planned Parenthood's plan to rid the world of "inferior" human group.
Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code should be to provide for a better distribution of babies. To assist couples who wish to prevent overproduction of offspring and thus to reduce the burden of charity and taxation for public relief and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Article 2. Birth control clinics shall be permitted to function as services of government health departments or under the support of charity, or as nonprofit, self-sustaining agencies subject to inspection and control by public authorities.
Article 3. A marriage license shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.
Article 5. Permits for parenthood shall be issued by government authorities to married couples upon application, providing the parents are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and on the woman's part no indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.
Article 7. Every county shall be assisted administratively by the state in the effort to maintain a direct ratio between the county birth rate and its index of child welfare. When the county records show an unfavorable variation from this ratio the county shall be taxed by the State... The revenues thus obtained shall be expended by the State within the given county in giving financial support to birth control...
Article 8. Feeble-minded persons, habitual congenital criminals, those afflicted with inheritable diseases, and others found biologically unfit should be sterilized or in cases of doubt should be isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding.
Flyer for benefit gig for Sanger
"No More Babies', taken from a 1947 'One Minute News' reel by British Pathe.
This is filmed in the Dorchester Hotel in London. Mrs Margaret Slee is the President of America Planned Parenthood Federation, interviewed by Pathe's John Parsons.
Although this clip is cut short, Mrs. Slee's proposition was actually that there were no more babies in developing countries for the next ten years.