President Barack Obama’s advocacy for abortion has been unparalleled by any American president in history – he’s on record, while he was a state senator, of even opposing instructing doctors to try to save an infant who survives an abortion procedure.
But the “awe” possible Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has for the woman who is credited with launching Planned Parenthood is nothing less than a “ticking time bomb,” according to surgeon and GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
Planned Parenthood has been in the headlines over the last two weeks because of undercover videos that revealed two executives discussing the prices for the body parts of unborn babies.
One of those executives even said that while prices didn’t really matter much, “I want a Lamborghini.”
So the issue arose recently for 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson, who was being interviewed on a Des Moines, Iowa, radio show.
According to published reports, Carson was asked by a WHO radio host to comment on an Obama speech from a short time ago when he said, “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
“You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people,” Carson said. “That was the whole purpose of it.”
He also recalled Hillary Clinton’s appearance from 2009 before a Planned Parenthood audience.
“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision,” Clinton said. “I am really in awe of her.”
“I am delighted to have her saying that on tape because if I am a nominee and we are in the race, believe me, that quotation that she just said will come back and it will be in a context that people can understand. She has done us a great favor right there… That is a ticking time bomb and of course, her whole relationship with Saul Alinsky,” Carson said.
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Not, however, by Arina Grossu, of the Center for Human Dignity in Washington.
“Sanger shaped the eugenics movement in America and beyond in the 1930s and 1940s. Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to compulsory sterilization laws in 30 U.S. states that resulted in more than 60,000 sterilizations of vulnerable people, including people she considered ‘feeble-minded,’ ‘idiots’ and ‘morons,'” Grossu found.
“She even presented at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1926 in Silver Lake, N.J. She recounted this event in her autobiography: ‘I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan … I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses … I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak … In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose.'”
Grossu uncovered a 1939 letter, Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
She also said, “The main objects of the Population Congress would be to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.”
Grossu noted even now, nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black or Hispanic communities.
And she noted figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show from 2007 to 2010, more than one third of all abortions destroyed unborn black babies. That’s even though black Americans make up only 13 percent of the population.