Judie Brown
Planned Parenthood and Tuskegee -- no difference
By Judie Brown
April 5, 2011

The disturbing parallels that exist between a government cover-up decades ago and the lies propagated by Planned Parenthood today should serve as a wake-up call to those who may not yet know the frightening reality behind what Planned Parenthood practices. Today's commentary examines the Tuskegee experiment and endeavors to show that history is, indeed, repeating itself.

Imagine reading this headline in your local newspaper: If the Tuskegee experiments were being run by Planned Parenthood today, Congress would increase its funding!

Would you be outraged? Presumably, you would be. Yet the sad fact is that this idea is not too far-fetched. Let's look at the facts.

Planned Parenthood's foundress, Margaret Sanger, was a huge supporter of eugenics. The record is well documented. In one exposé on this subject, Tanya Green wrote about Sanger's "Negro Project," telling the reader,

    The aim of the program was to restrict — many believe exterminate — the black population. Under the pretense of "better health" and "family planning," Sanger cleverly implemented her plan. What's more shocking is Sanger's beguilement of black America's créme de la crème — those prominent, well educated and well-to-do — into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites.

It was a black mark on Planned Parenthood's history. Though denied, the truth continues to be exposed and the underlying philosophy continues to be perpetrated on minorities even today. You can see the documentation for yourself on ALL's video, "Margaret Sanger: Planned Parenthood's Racist Founder."

By the same token, when the Tuskegee experiment began in 1932, nobody understood what was happening and nobody knew that taxpayers were funding the grave injustices perpetrated during those experiments. It wasn't until 40 years later that the whole story was finally exposed. And, when the story was finally exposed, people were outraged — as they should have been.

The original Tuskegee experiment involved a total of 600 black men — 399 of whom had syphilis. Not a single patient was properly informed or asked to consent. Nor, when treatments were finally found years later, were those with syphilis told that there was treatment available. They were merely told the study was about "bad blood," which was a blatant falsehood.

These men were human guinea pigs for a government study.

Taxpayers paid for that propagandizing that led to so many deaths.

Anyone with eyes to see can immediately understand that there are undeniable philosophical similarities between what the researchers in Tuskegee did and how Sanger and her successors view minorities — not to mention all those who compose their patient base.

In each case the equality of the human person is denied.

Today, Planned Parenthood uses the same sort of tactic on our young people that was employed at Tuskegee. Even though these people are not herded into a particular government facility to participate in testing, the results are similar. And Planned Parenthood's tactic is far more devious.

Much like the Tuskegee research subjects, the young people who are unfortunate enough to visit a Planned Parenthood office do not receive adequate information about the birth control pill prior to ingesting it. They are not informed that the pill can kill a preborn child. They are not warned that the pill can harm them physically, emotionally or even — depending on their medical history — result in their death.

Our teens are human guinea pigs who are being deceived by an organization that receives more than a third of its funding from the federal government.

Taxpayers are subsidizing the propagandizing of our children.

Planned Parenthood does not provide informed consent to its patients. It does not deal in the facts about sexually transmitted diseases, birth control or abortion. And yet the American taxpayer pays.

There is no difference between the victims of the Tuskegee experiments and the victims of Planned Parenthood's business. In both cases innocent people die because proper, honest information is not provided.

The federal government took more than sixty years to apologize for the role it played in the unfortunate Tuskegee experiments.

We demand that the federal government apologize now for funding Planned Parenthood and cease and desist in that funding immediately. There is absolutely no reason why another Tuskegee, in the form of Planned Parenthood programs, should continue for a single minute.

© Judie Brown


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