The Other Side
With over 850 abortion clinics in the U.S. and abroad, Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in the world. Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1921 as the American Birth Control League, Planned Parenthood was renamed in 1942. Sanger was a eugenicist and an avowed racist. Her goal as a leader in the birth control movement was to exterminate “the feeble-minded”, including non-whites, the disabled, and other targeted groups from society. In her publication Woman, Morality, and Birth Control, she wrote, “Birth control must ultimately lead to a cleaner race.” (1922, page 12) In Birth Control Review, she wrote, “The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.” (Oct. 1921, page 5) In a 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, she wrote, “We want to hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social service backgrounds and engaging personalities. The most successful approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the 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.”
Today, Planned Parenthood’s racist legacy continues, as almost 80% of its clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. Sting operations by pro-lifers, most notably the group Live Action, have exposed Planned Parenthood as they routinely break laws to report the rape of minors and distort the facts of pregnancy, fetal development and abortion. Planned Parenthood received over $1 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2007-2008, profiting $85 million, and received $350 million of our tax dollars. (Report here, page 18)
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Formerly the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws and now widely known as simply NARAL, this activist group has been working against common-sense, common ground abortion laws for 40 years. Among other legislative actions, NARAL fought against the Hyde Amendment ban on federal funding for abortion in the 1970s and helped write the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). One of their founders, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist, became pro-life after the development of ultrasound technology, and was a major pro-life advocate until his death in 2011.
Its name an acronym for “Early Money Is Like Yeast,” EMILY’s List is essentially the pro-abortion counterpart to the Susan B. Anthony List; its mission is to elect pro-abortion Democratic women to office. Founded in 1985 by Ellen Malcolm, the first candidate to benefit from EMILY’s List support was Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who continues to be one of the most outspoken advocates of abortion in the Senate today. Other radical pro-abortion women supported by EMILY’s List include Sen. Barbara Boxer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton, who was endorsed by the group for President in 2008. Known as the original “Year of the Woman,” in 1992, EMILY’s List poured millions of dollars into congressional races across the country, resulting in a historic number of wins for women candidates, not a single of whom was pro-life. It was the results of the 1992 elections that ironically led to the start of the Susan B. Anthony List. Since its founding, EMILY’s List has raised over $78 million and has supported 95 congressional candidates and 481 candidates at the state and local levels.