Eugenics / Race-Linked Abortion / Reproductive Racism

Infant Euthanasia Practiced in North Korea on Disabled Children (2006)

A North Korean refugee has said [Times] that “racially mixed” babies born in the isolated communist state are regularly killed by doctors. A North Korean doctor, Ri K., told the UK paper that babies conceived by Chinese fathers are targeted in the North Korean government’s racial purity program. “There are no people with physical defects in North Korea,” Ri said. Such babies were put to death by medical staff and buried quickly, he said at a forum on human rights in Seoul. The revelation follows previous reports that the children of female prisoners in forced labour camps are killed either after or before birth by forced abortion. A survey conducted by the Korean Bar Association showed that of 100 North Koreans who had defected to the South, over half indicated they had witnessed or heard of imprisoned pregnant women who were forced to have abortions. In 2005 the Office of the United Nations High commissioner for Human Rights included forced abortion and infanticide in its 2005 report on human rights violations in North Korea. A report says that from cradle to grave, “North Korean citizens are surrounded by the all-encompassing presence of the ‘Great Leader’ (the late Kim Il Sung) and his son, the ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong Il.” The Times quotes one woman, 30-year-old “Han,” who said she was sold into sexual slavery to a Chinese farmer near the Great Wall and caught by Chinese police and deported back to Korea. She has since escaped with assistance from Helping Hands Korea and has testified that her unborn child was killed by Korean prison guards. Related: Report Shows Forced...

Pediatric Neurosurgeons Criticize Dutch Euthanasia on Babies with Spina Bifida (2008)

Dutch paediatric neurosurgeon Rob de Jong, in collaboration with peers from several other countries, has expressed his concern at the practice in the Netherlands of carrying out euthanasia on some babies born with spina bifida in an article in the medical journal Child’s Nervous System. According to a report by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the lives of a small number of babies are terminated each year by doctors who, together with the parents, believe the infant is experiencing unbearable suffering and will continue to suffer in this way in the future. In his article “Deliberate Termination of Life of Newborns with Spina Bifida, a Critical Reappraisal”, Dr. de Jong argues that it is difficult to prove that the suffering of a baby or infant is or will remain unbearable, and cites a number of cases of physicians who, in retrospect, have been forced to acknowledge that their initial diagnosis was incorrect. Dr. de Jong says he bases his case on medical evidence, not on ethical arguments that have normally been at the centre of nearly all discussions about euthanasia. The Dutch Paediatric Association’s guidelines for the active termination of life, that is, the performance of euthanasia on babies and infants, known as the Groningen Protocol, states that: the diagnosis and prognosis must be certain; hopeless and unbearable suffering must be present; the diagnosis, prognosis and unbearable suffering must be confirmed by at least one independent doctor; both parents must give informed consent; the procedure must be performed in accordance with the accepted medical standard. Dr. de Jong contends that such a medical diagnosis/prognosis cannot be given with the requisite certainty...

North Korean Killing of Disabled Babies Exposes ‘Racial Purity’ Eugenics (2006)

Accounts from North Korean escapees continue to collect that disabled babies are being routinely killed soon after birth and pregnant women whose babies are suspected of having Chinese fathers are being subjected to forced abortions. Escapees say that this selective killing is part Kim Jong-il’s policy of racial purity and supremacy. Ri Kwang-chol, a North Korean doctor who escaped last year, recently told a forum in the southern city of Seoul, “There are no people with physical defects in North Korea.” He said that medical staff kill disabled newborns and bury them quickly. Other witnesses said that they saw infants being thrown into boxes with plastic sheeting and left to die. After two days, two of the babies were still blinking, so a guard beat them with forceps. The aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières left the country in 1998 after the government refused to let the group enter the “9-27 camps,” where disabled and ill children were being dumped. [The Sunday Times (London), 10/15/06; Int’l Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Update 2006, Vol 20, No...

Publicly Funded Eugenics (2010)

Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak is spearheading pro-life opposition within his party to House passage of the Senate’s health-care bill, which provides for publicly funded abortions. While leaving the members of his “Stu-PAC” unnamed, Stupak tallied them at 12 until this past weekend, when he said he had lost one or two due to “having both of their arms twisted,” as he told National Review Online, and “getting pounded by our traditional Democratic supporters, like unions.” Still, the Stu-PAC Ten might be enough to stop socialized health care in the House. In November its version, with Stupak’s pro-life amendment included, passed with only a margin of five, 220-215. Without it, as the Senate’s version excludes? Tough. In motion is a dizzying array of both legitimate and nefarious factors that might sway some votes. But the Democratic pro-life caucus is key, one way or the other. Pro-abort Democratic leadership stopped trying to strike a compromise with Stu-PAC late last week, finally realizing, as House GOP Minority Leader John Boehner put it, abortion is “one of those issues that, literally, can’t split the baby.” (Well, pro-aborts wouldn’t mind, but pro-lifers do.) But along the way, pro-abort Democratic leadership apparently engaged Stupak in some interesting conversations. Over the weekend, Stupak relayed one he had with Rep. Henry Waxman, as quoted by Fox News: “I gave him the language. He came back a little while later and said, ‘But we want to pay for abortions.’ I said, ‘Mr. Chairman, that’s – we disagree. We don’t do it now, we’re not going to start.’ “‘But we think we should,'” Stupak said Waxman told him. Waxman...

Eugenics Silently Returns to Germany (2012)

I read a very disturbing article titled “New prenatal test is bringing eugenics back to Germany,” and I could not help but think of the famous quote from American philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This month a new prenatal blood test for Down syndrome created by biotech business LifeCodexx was launched in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, and it very possibly may lead to the repeat of mainstream eugenics in German-speaking Europe. The new Prenatal Test is “targeted exclusively toward women in their 12th week of pregnancy and beyond who are at an increased risk” of having a child born with Down syndrome, and the reality of this test is that it places unborn children with Down syndrome at a higher risk of abortion. “In the near future, the PrenaTest will also be able to identify other chromosomal mutations such as trisomy 13 and 18,” said Dr. Michael Lutz, CEO of LifeCodexx, and the goal seems to be a society free of perceived culturally mandated “imperfections.” Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, very strongly criticized the test by stating: “The issue here is artificial selection or eugenics, pure and simple. Is the infernal term ‘life unworthy of life’ going to become reality again?” The German Down Syndrome Information Centre sums up the issue well and put out this statement: “People with trisomy 21 will, in the long run, be the first people with a different genetic makeup to disappear from our society, and with the tacit approval of the majority.” Eugenic history in German-speaking Europe is recent and very well...

Reproductive Racism is a Reality

Every year in February, we celebrate Black Americans past who propelled liberty and justice in our country, we have to remember that today, abortion is the greatest destroyer of black lives. This extreme injustice, alive and well decades after the Civil Rights Movement made so much progress, kills more African-Americans than all other leading causes of death combined. While the abortion industry claims to care about the black community, it unashamedly accepts funding earmarked for the elimination of black lives. Live Action’s shocking investigative video exposes Planned Parenthood’s readiness to bankroll racism, ending the lives of our littlest black Americans. What does Planned Parenthood do when it is offered money to reduce the number of black Americans through abortion? Watch investigative video — http://liveaction.org/the-planned-parenthood-racism-project/ The Planned Parenthood Racism Project Dr. Alveda King, Niece of Martin Luther King “The most obvious practitioner of racism in the United States today is Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by the eugenicist Margaret Sanger and recently documented as ready to accept money to eliminate black babies” – Dr. Alveda King Live Action investigated the financial dealings of Planned Parenthood and made some shocking discoveries about the clinic-owning “nonprofit.” We obtained the information by having an actor call clinics across the country and pose as a donor. The actor communicated to the Planned Parenthood representative a very racist agenda—the one that Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, had envisioned. He then asked to donate money specifically for the abortions of African-American babies in order to “lower the number of blacks in America.” Despite his bigoted requests, no Planned Parenthood employee (or director of development, in one...

Three Generations of Eugenics: Sterilizing California Prisoners (2013)

Three Generations of Eugenics: Sterilizing California Prisoners The early 20th century saw hundreds of thousands of so-called “defective” Americans forcibly sterilized in the name of “improving” the human race. In one of the darkest chapters in its history, the Supreme Court sanctioned the process in Buck v. Bell, declaring that “three generations of imbeciles is enough.” Some people would say three generations of imbeciles on the Court is enough; of course, I would never say that. Not surprisingly, the people deemed “imbeciles” were nothing of the kind. They were simply the most vulnerable people in their communities. Thankfully, we’ve learned our lessons, and nothing like that can ever happen again. Right? Wrong! According to a shocking new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting, between 2006 and 2010, “doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates” without the approval of top medical officials in Sacramento as state law requires. The reason for these restrictions should be obvious: the possibility of coercion and manipulation. According to the report, that’s what happened at the California Institution for Women and Valley State Prison for Women. According to former inmates and prisoner advocates, prison medical staff targeted those they deemed most likely to re-offend. Targeted prisoners were pressured to have tubal ligations. As one former inmate told the Center, “As soon as he found out that I had five kids, he suggested that I look into getting it done . . . He made me feel like a bad mother if I didn’t do it.” While some of the medical staff justified the sterilizations as...

UnExpected Outcomes: Is there a "Conflict of Interest" within the Black Community & Black Leaders?

[NOTE: This series of historical research articles include commentary from Pastor Walter Hoye of California. This is not a political article, although it discusses political issues and agendas.] UnExpected Outcomes: In the abortion debate, is there a "Conflict of Interest" within the Black community and among her leaders? "In 1960, [Democratic] Senator John F. Kennedy defeated sitting [Republican] Vice President Richard Nixon in the bid to become President. The Black vote swung the tide!" — Alveda King, Niece Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1 Why Black America Votes Democratic "Nearly all (95%) Black voters cast their ballot for Democrat Barack Obama. Among Latino voters, 67% voted for Obama while 31% voted for Republican John McCain. Among Asian voters, 62% supported Obama and 35% voted for McCain. In contrast, white voters supported McCain (55%) over Obama (43%)." — Pew Research Center Publications 2 The first Black man to vote in America was Thomas Mundy Peterson. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and is buried in its graveyard. Mr. Peterson voted in the Perth Amboy mayoral election on March 31, 1870, one day after adoption of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. 3 The 15th Amendment was the final of three (3) post-war Civil Rights amendments and the first ever constitutional expansion of voting rights that recognized Black Americans. It is important here to note that of the 56 Democrats in Congress at that time, NOT A SINGLE ONE voted for the 15th Amendment. 4 Ever wonder why Black America votes Democratic? Ever wonder why Black America votes for the party founded by the Ku...

Commentary — State of Same: Eugenics Still Drives the Abortion Industry (2011)

Commentary — State of Same: Eugenics Still Drives the Abortion Industry NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams produced an incredible and moving news feature, “State of Shame”, on the horrific and racist eugenics practice of forced sterilizations. The story centered on a central figure in the MAAFA 21 documentary, Elaine Riddick, a black woman who was forcibly sterilized after being raped at age 13. I had the wonderful privilege of meeting Elaine and serving on a panel about abortion and eugenics targeting the black community, which is the heart of our www.TooManyAborted.com  campaigns. She’s a remarkable and passionate individual, stripped of part of her humanity by a racist ideology that continues today through its main perpetrator –Planned Parenthood. Brian Williams begins the disturbing segment declaring: “Most Americans would agree that government has a lot to learn from that physicians’ [Hippocratic] oath to ‘do no harm’. It’s tougher to explain this…doctors and government officials conspiring on a project so horrible, it is hard to believe it happened in our country and not that long ago. We have a story here, tonight, about cruelty in the name of science and about the government, in effect, trying to play God.” I applaud NBC’s Brian Williams and producer Ami Schmitz for telling Elaine’s story. She’s one of over 66,000 people forced to lose their God-given procreative ability to bring forth new life, simply because eugenicists determined these individuals were “unfit”. But, Mr. Williams…the horror continues today under the guise of “choice”. How could a journalistic media powerhouse miss the obvious? One can’t possibly speak of Eugenics without attributing its tragic successes to our...

Facts about Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood

Quotes, Historical Information…   Margaret Sanger said about her 1939 <Negro Project>, "We do not wantword to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population andthe minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." [1]   Clarence Gamble, president of the American Eugenics Research Association, said: "There is a great danger that we will fail because the Negroes think it a plan for extermination.  Hence lets appear to let the colored run it as we appear to let [the] south do the conference in Atlanta."[2] Under this policy, Planned Parenthood of America hired a full-time "Negro Consultant" in 1944.[3] The entire operation [Sanger's 1939 Negro Project] then was a ruse–a manipulative attempt to get Blacks to cooperate in their own elimination. The project was quite successful.  Its genocidal intentions were carefully camouflaged beneath several layers of condescending social-service rhetoric and organizational expertise. . . Soon clinics throughout the South were distributing contraceptives to Blacks and <Margaret's dream of discouraging "the defective and diseased elements of humanity' from their 'reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning" was at last being fulfilled.>[4]* In a 1926 speech at Vassar, Sanger said the nation needed to follow the "drastic immigration laws" of 1924 with methods "to cut down on the rapid multiplication of the unfit and undesirable at home."[5] In a March, 1939 letter, Margaret Sanger explained to Frank Boudreau, director of the Milbank Memorial Fund: ".  . . That is not asking or suggesting a cradle competition between the intelligent and the ignorant, but a drastic curtailment of...

Racial Targeting of Minority Communities: Articles & Studies (2011)

Racial Targeting by Planned Parenthood and the American Abortion Lobby Documented Reproductive Racism? Racial Targeting? Population Control? Most U.S. Planned Parenthood Businesses Located in Minority Communities: Report Report Proves Planned Parenthood Targets Blacks, Hispanics Mainstream Media Ignores Report on How Abortion Businesses Target Minorities…               Racial Profiling by Planned Parenthood and the American Abortion Lobby Documented A New Life Dynamics Expose confirms what was said in Maafa21. The report just released entitled: Racial Targeting and Population Control, documents that Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby has targeted black and/or Hispanic communities by placing facilities in areas where those minority populations are disproportionately represented. For the entire report, Racial Targeting and Population Control, visit — http://www.prolifeamerica.com/Racial-Targeting-Population-Control.pdf Reproductive Racism? Racial Targeting? Most U.S. Planned Parenthood Businesses Located in Minority Communities: Report A survey of all U.S. ZIP codes where Planned Parenthood clinics are located in the United States has found that most are located in areas with a minority population significantly higher than the state average. Authored by Life Dynamics president Mark Crutcher with the help of researcher Carole Novielli and production assistant Renee Hobbs, the report, “Racial Targeting and Population Control,” aims to bolster the group’s claims made in its 2009 documentary Maafa 21. The film outlined how the family planning movement is rooted in 20th-century eugenicism that aimed at reducing minority populations, a goal Planned Parenthood’s business strategy reflects to the present day. In the abstract, Crutcher writes that the film’s findings had been battled back by the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), a research institution financially affiliated with Planned Parenthood, which claimed that...

Discrimination & Racism: Part of the Culture of Death (5/10) UPDATE: PP Aborts AA

Abortion-Racism Link http://med.studentsforlife.org/abortion-racism-link/   "The new PPAbortsAA mass media campaign [http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/sep/10092308.html] is the latest effort to target Planned Parenthood's racist agenda. When will Americans and others in the world finally realize how very racist this organization is? "If you have not read it yet, our very popular Special Report of a number of years ago, The Inherent Racism of Population Control [http://www.lifesitenews.com/waronfamily/Population_Control/Inherentracism.pdf] is a must read. "Forward it to others. Print it out and give it to students in classes and other groups to study and discuss." [23 Sept 10, LifeSiteNews.com] www.PPAbortsAA.org Fact Sheet — http://www.ppabortsaa.org/media/Abortion_Facts.pdf "I am a life" commercial — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6KcQJAPeS8 37-second commercial Ultimatum to encourage pregnant women to give their babies life — http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/sep/10092308.html The Inherent Racism of Population Control — http://www.lifesitenews.com/waronfamily/Population_Control/Inherentracism.pdf       Discrimination & Racism Coming Your Way from the Culture of Death By Judie Brown Discrimination and racism are very bad words in today’s politically correct parlance but, apparently, this is not so when the promoters of such attitudes are pursuing an agenda focused on more abortions for black mothers. It came as no surprise to me when columnist Star Parker recently revealed to her readers the starkly anti-African American baby actions of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The group did an about-face quicker than you can spell bigot. Here’s the story. Recently, the Georgia Senate passed the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, SB 529. The bill, which is not by any means a perfect piece of legislation, nonetheless makes it a crime to abort a child because of the preborn baby’s race or gender in most cases. When...

National Black Pro-Life Union & AAPLOG (Press Conference 8/09)

Abortion-Racism Link http://med.studentsforlife.org/abortion-racism-link/   The National Black ProLife Union, a group of African-American religious leaders, held a press conference in Washington D.C. on August 18, 2009. Listen to 3 short video clips at http://www.criticalmention.com/vg/crc/WIN/   www.nationalblackprolifeunion.com Also for the complete AAPLOG statement, go to… http://www.aaplog.org/latebreakingnews.aspx Note:  Black unborn babies are killed at a rate THREE TIMES that of non-black unborn babies.  The AAPLOG [American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists] written statement for the press conference follows, in part:     Caring for each patient, by first doing no harm, has been a core precept of the medical profession since the time of Hippocrates. The Hippocratic oath distinguishes doctors and other health care professionals from social engineers; those who want to use medical care as a kind of tool to manipulate society. Any health care reform bills must not force health care professionals to violate the trust at the core of the physician-patient relationship…     We call on the Administration to amend the Health Care Reform bills to explicitly exclude funding of abortion from the national health care plans. Abortion not only kills the unborn child, but also increases the mother's risk of suicide, depression, substance abuse and other adverse mental health outcomes. The woman who aborts increases her risk of preterm birth and cerebral palsy in subsequent pregnancies. The woman undergoing RU-486 abortion has increased risks of death from infection and massive hemorrhage…     We also call on the Administration to explicitly confirm and defend the health care professional's right to refuse to participate in procedures which violate that health care professional's conscience, include procedures explicitly forbidden under the Hippocratic...

The Inherent Racism Of Population Control

“MUST READ” REPORT ON POPULATION CONTROL — Document reveals the why of attacks against life & family over past decades: The Inherent Racism Of Population Control link: http://www.lifesite.net/waronfamily/Population_Control/Inherentracism.pdf This 58-page document is a MUST READ for all persons concerned about life, family and even freedom. For the vast majority, it provides the all-important “big picture”. Without this understanding, most will continue to fight against shadows, ignore real culprits and perhaps be too harsh towards opponents who do not realize they are being used. How could all the negative social changes of recent decades have happened so fast? Why are they being allowed to happen? Why are our governments, courts, educational institutions, the media and even the United Nations so powerfully behind destructive policies against life, family, traditional religion and even certain freedoms? In the late 1960’s and early 70’s abortion began to proliferate in western nations. It was accompanied by an explosion of divorce, contraceptive use, so-called 'sexual liberation' and a continuing decline of general morality, family life and respect for human life. The result has been a massive drop in birthrates worldwide and the now looming economic and social consequences of a demographic crash. Soon after abortion was legalized in North America those who became involved in the pro-life struggle did not yet realize who and what they were they were actually fighting. They had no idea then, and sadly, most social conservatives still don’t, that abortion was only one part of much wider, international agendas supported by various organizations and individuals with some common interests and ambitions.  Planned Parenthood has been the most influential of all and...

Black History Month for Life / Resources Related to Black Abortion… Alveda King (updated 1/11)

New Study on Black Genocide http://www.protectingblacklife.org/abortion_genocide/index.html   The Inherent Racism Of Population Control http://www.lifesite.net/waronfamily/Population_Control/Inherentracism.pdf   Too Many Aborted http://www.toomanyaborted.com/   The National Black ProLife Union www.nationalblackprolifeunion.com   Urban Outreach Director Arnold Culbreath                        www.protectingblacklife.org   ProLifeNews.tv Interview with Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VDuiLu6Sdg   JUSTICE!!!  MAAFA 21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America — "incredibly horrendous tragedy" www.maafa21.com Black Genocide — James T Harris' The National Conversation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCW-cuWVVk4 JUSTICE!!!  MAAFA 21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA43T5ogsD4&feature=player_embedded http://blackgenocide.org/ http://blackgenocide.org/home.html Interview with Clennard Childress: http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-02-03/us-abortion-african-american.html?fullstory#   Video about black genocide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG94YKnzSdI People are catching on!   Blood Money — http://www.bloodmoneyfilm.com/ Maafa 21 — http://www.maafa21.com “MUST READ” REPORT ON POPULATION CONTROL — Document reveals the why of attacks against life & family over past decades: The Inherent Racism Of Population Control link: http://www.lifesite.net/waronfamily/Population_Control/Inherentracism.pdf   The National Black ProLife Union www.nationalblackprolifeunion.com    The National Black ProLife Union, a group of African-American leaders, held a press conference in Washington D.C. on 18 August 2009. Listen to 3 short video clips at http://www.criticalmention.com/vg/crc/WIN/    Also for the complete AAPLOG statement, go to http://www.aaplog.org/latebreakingnews.aspx Note:  Black unborn babies are killed  at a rate THREE TIMES that of non-black unborn babies. The AAPLOG written statement for the press conference follows, in part:     Caring for each patient, by first doing no harm, has been a core precept of the medical profession since the time of Hippocrates. The Hippocratic oath distinguishes doctors and other health care professionals from social engineers; those who want to use medical care as a kind of tool to manipulate society. Any health care reform bills must not force health care professionals to violate the trust at the core...

Racism, Abortion, & the Urgent Need for Urban Initiatives (9/09)

Making abortion unwanted now and unthinkable for future generations   Racism, Abortion, and the Urgent Need for Heartbeat’s Urban Initiatives 1859      The complete, original title of Charles Darwin’s book: On The Origin Of Species By Means Of Natural Selection Or The Preservation Of Favored Races In The Struggle For Life. 1922     “We are paying for and even submitting to the dictates of an ever increasing spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.” – Margaret Sanger, Founder, American Birth Control League (renamed Planned Parenthood in 1942), The Pivot of Civilization, page 189, Swarthmore College Library edition. 1972     “The only possible way of decreasing the Negro population is by means of controlling fertility,” and “…birth control facilities could be extended relatively more to Negroes than to whites.” – Nobel Laureate and eugenics advocate Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma Volume II: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, Transaction Publishers, 1996 edition, pages 170 and 176. 1973     “It takes little imagination to see that the unborn Black baby is the real object of many abortionists.” – Erma Clardy Craven, Secretary of the Urban League, Abortion, Poverty and Black Genocide: Gifts to the Poor? Sheed & Ward Publishers. 2009     “If the Dream is to live, our babies must live, and our mothers must choose life.” – Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Board Member of Heartbeat International. [Heartbeat International Lifelines Special Report, Making abortion unwanted now and unthinkable for future generations — September,...

Calling Out the Abortion Goliath (9/09)

http://ow.ly/E6QR Making abortion unwanted now and unthinkable for future generations The abortion industry giant, Planned Parenthood, is mighty in power from every angle. Last year, income topped one billion dollars. This Goliath was fed one million dollars each day in tax payer-supplied federal funds. It fattened itself selling abortion to 305,310 frightened women in difficult circumstances. This is approximately one-third of all the women who procured abortions in the USA. The downfall of the abortion business is in sight when the Black and Latino Christian communities not only join the pro-life movement but lead it. We call this anticipated surge, the Third Wave. The first wave of the pregnancy help movement was primarily a Catholic effort arising in the late 60’s. As abortion “rights” emerged, Catholic doctors, ethicists, and lay people opened educational offices to explain fetal development. Soon they also provided “emergency pregnancy services” to those at risk for abortion. In the early 80’s, the second wave rushed in as Evangelical Christians flooded the cause. One tributary formed in the late 70’s when Francis Shaeffer and C. Everett Koop (former Surgeon General) introduced to the Evangelical community a book and film series called Whatever Happened to the Human Race? Evangelicals awakened to abortion as the diminution of human life. They rushed in to write, preach, and start “crisis pregnancy centers.” In the convergence, Heartbeat International emerged as the one place where Catholics and Evangelicals would labor side by side. Acknowledging real and important differences, we nonetheless agreed on the call of God: “Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:3-4)....

Blood Test Could Replace Amniocentesis, Save Unborn Children From Miscarriage — OR — Result in More Abortions…

The British National Health Service is working on a new blood test that could replace amniocentesis and save countless unborn children who are normally threatened by them. The amniocentesis test puts the lives of unborn children at risk and can lead to abortions that may not have occurred otherwise. The London Guardian indicates NHS has put about $3 million into new technology and that the blood test could become the standard and replace amniocentesis. Although the test would not alleviate concerns about increased abortions based on the test results, the newspaper indicates it would save as many as 265 babies in the United Kingdom alone who die as a result of premature delivery brought on by it. The new test involves a sample of maternal blood and is called a non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD). It would be easier to administer, provider faster results and be able to be used earlier in pregnancy. “NIPD is exciting because it could mean that in future many thousands of women will not have to undergo invasive tests, which carry a risk of miscarriage, to diagnose genetic and chromosomal conditions in developing babies,” Professor Lyn Chitty told the newspaper. During the current procedure, amniotic fluid is withdrawn from a woman’s uterus to test for certain problems in the unborn baby such as genetic defects, fetal infections, fetal lung immaturity, or Rh sensitization. A needle is typically inserted through a mother’s belly into the sac of amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby and a small amount of the fluid is removed. The fluid contains skin cells the baby has shed and biochemical substances the developing...

Girl with Half Her Brain Missing Lives Normal Life: Researchers Amazed

Scientists are stunned to discover that a ten-year-old German girl’s brain has rewired itself to allow her to see out of one eye as though she has two, even though half of her brain tissue was entirely missing from birth. In a report published this week in the online version of the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Lars Muckli, a neuroscientist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, said, “Despite lacking one hemisphere, she’s capable of living a normal life.” The girl, called AH in the study, was born with only one cerebral hemisphere after the right side of her brain stopped developing at seven weeks gestation. She was also missing most of her right eye. Neurological researchers are astonished that an fMRI revealed her retinal ganglion-cells “changed their predetermined crossing pattern” and re-mapped in her brain to create nearly normal bi-scopic vision. “The human cerebral cortex,” the report says, “contains continuous topographic maps” that help the person process visual, auditory and other sensory information. “It is believed that these maps result from a self-organizing process that is supported by complex interactions between molecular cues and neuronal activity.” The fact that AH’s vision was nearly normal, “suggested a drastic reorganization” of her sensory or receptor neurons, “from the normal left eye to the intact left hemisphere.” AH, described by the researchers as a “unique” case, lives a normal life, attending school with other children her own age and participating in sports. She has a history of seizures in early childhood and suffers only a slight weakness on her left side. Dr. Muckli said, “This study...

Margaret Sanger, Eugenics, and Planned Parenthood : The Ethic of Control

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), despite coming under frequent attacks by pro-lifers, remains one of the most respected and well-funded organizations in the country. Add the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to the equation, and you’ve got a billion-dollar industry in human fertility. One would expect that the aims and agenda of such a huge organization would come under severe scrutiny, but Planned Parenthood has been immune from such questions, largely because its stated goals of population control and family planning are supposedly in agreement with America’s interests at home and abroad. But is PPFA’s stated agenda the whole story? One way of determining PPFA’s real agenda is to study its history. PPFA was founded with the establishment of the nation’s first birth-control clinic in 1916 by Margaret Sanger. The clinic was located in Brownsville, New York, a poor neighborhood of mostly Jews and Italians, establishing a pattern of targeting poor and minority populations for family planning. The organization went through various name changes — the American Birth Control League (ABCL), the Clinical Research Bureau, the National Committee for Federal Legislation for Birth Control (NCFLBC), the Birth Control Federation of America — before becoming Planned Parenthood in 1942. [http://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5480&Itemid=48 Inside Catholic; ALL Pro-Life Today,...