July 29, 2020
Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi are both recipients of Margaret Sanger awards. Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood. On their website, Planned Parenthood says, "Sanger was a true visionary. In her lifetime, she convinced Americans and people around the world that they have basic human rights." Yes, she was a visionary, but her vision was very dark, and her legacy is unspeakably devastating.
In 1960, there were about 20,000,000 African Americans in this country. Since 1973 (when Roe v.Wade was passed) 20,000,000 African American children have been aborted. Margaret Sanger's vision for abortion on demand was based upon a deep belief in eugenic ideology. Her vision has resulted in a disproportionate amount of abortion clinics working in areas that carry out the evils of white supremacists by murdering millions of black babies before they are born. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pointed this out when he wrote last year: "Sanger's arguments about the eugenic value of birth control in securing 'the elimination of the unfit' apply with even greater force to abortion." Abortion and racism go together. If you support the one, you support the other.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is admitting this. They announced their plans to remove Margaret Sanger's name from their Manhattan clinic because they can no longer ignore her racist legacy. Planned Parenthood getting rid of Sanger? Sanger was the founder! That's like Marxism repudiating Karl Marx, or Nazism shaming Hitler. Hey, I am glad they want to distance themselves from Sanger because she was such a racist, but if they really want to confront the evils of racism, they will close the doors on their abortion clinics and grieve over the blood on their hands. Perhaps Hillary and Nancy will return their awards, but I'm not holding my breath.
This past Sunday night, in our Member's Meeting, Jon Clarke reminded us that we are supporting Care Net Pregnancy centers. One of the gospel-centered locations provides some hopeful options to women, many of whom are black, who have been targeted by abortion mills. I am also glad that many of you support and serve ministries that display that abortion is not a political issue to us. It is an outgrowth of the gospel. The gospel and life go together. It is a beautiful marriage.
Grace, peace, and life!