Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ephesians 5:11
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

taken from Jill Stanek

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) fabulously called out Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing:

First, the stellar Congressman Smith:

In receiving Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger's award in Houston on March 27th, you said that you were in "awe" of Margaret Sanger; you said that Sanger's "life and leadership" was "one of the most transformational in the entire history of the human race" and that Sanger's work both here and abroad was "not done".

With all due respect, Madam Secretary, transformational yes; but not for the better if one happens to be poor, disenfranchised, weak, disabled, a person of color, an unborn child, or among the many so-called undesirables Sanger would exclude and exterminate from the human race. Sanger's prolific writings drip with contempt for those she considers to be unfit to live....

I've actually read many of Sanger's articles and books. Sanger was an unapologetic eugenicist and racist who said "the most merciful thing a family does for one of its infant members is to kill it." And said on another occasion, "eugenics is the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems."

In her book, Pivot of Civilization, Sanger devoted an entire chapter, which she entitled the "Cruelty of Charity," to explaining a shockingly inhumane case for systematic denial of prenatal and maternal health care for poor, pregnant women.

"Such benevolence is not merely superficial and near-sighted" Sanger wrote "it conceals a stupid cruelty" and leads to a "deterioration in the human stock" and "the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents."

So it is extraordinarily difficult how anyone especially a Secretary of State could be in "awe" of Margaret Sanger, a person who made no secret whatsoever of views that were antithetical to protecting human rights and that suggest that "her work" remains undone here and around the world.

In 2007 alone PP killed over 305k children by abortion in the United States and millions more worldwide.

As part of "Sanger's work" that remains undone, is the Obama Administration seeking to weaken or overturn pro-life laws and policies in African and Latin America countries either directly or through multilateral organizations including and especially the UN, African Union, or the OAS, or by way of funding NGOs like PP?

And so we have total transparency, does the United States' definition of the term 1) "reproductive health" or 2) "reproductive services" or 3) "reproductive rights" include abortion?

large_Hillary-Clinton-Hands-Jan13-09.jpgSecretary of State Hillary Clinton responded:

Congressman, I deeply respect your passionate concerns and views, which you have championed and advocated for over the course of your public career. We obviously have a profound disagreement.

When I think about the suffering that I have seen of women around the world - I've been in hospitals in Brazil where half the women were enthusiastically and joyfully greeting new babies and the other half were fighting for their lives against botched abortions. I've been in African countries where 12- and 13 year-old-girls are bearing children. I have been in Asian countries where the denial of family planning consigns women to lives of oppression and hardship. So we have a very fundamental disagreement. And it is my strongly held view that you are entitled to advocate and everyone who agrees with you should be free to do so anywhere in the world, and so are we.

We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women's health. And reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal, and rare. I spent a lot of my time trying to bring down the rate of abortions and it has been my experience that good family planning and good medical care brings down the rate of abortion. Keeping women and men in ignorance and denied access to services actually increases the rate of abortion.

During my time as First Lady I helped to create the Campaign Against Teenage Pregnancy, and while we were working to provide good information, access to contraception, and decision-making that would enable young women to protect themselves and say no, the rate of teen pregnancy went down. I'm sad to report that after an administration of 8 years that undid so much of the good work, the rate of teenage pregnancy is going up.

So, we disagree. And we are now an Administration that will protect the rights of women, including their rights to reproductive health care.

Jill's follow-up for Mrs. Clinton:

Prove your claim that in Brazilian maternity wards half the women are delivering babies and half being treated for botched abortions.

So your concern is that 12- and 13-year-olds be able to abort when the real problem is they're being RAPED.

And exactly why do you want abortion to be "rare"? Why have you "spent a lot of my time trying to bring down the rate of abortions"?

Doesn't it just amaze you how blinded and irrational the leaders of our country are becoming? It seems common sense is going out the window in every area, along with compassion and charity. Instead of working through issues and helping people, just get rid of the issue and the person. (baby) There also is the problem of sexual promiscuity and sexual disease that everyone seems to be fine with. As long as we have Planned Parenthood all of our problems are solved. They aren't solving the problems, they are only creating more problems for the women using their reproductive health services. Why aren't we addressing the core issue of the main problem here in the U.S.? And that would be the promoting of sexual promiscuity in every media and entertainment outlet there is. People are told constantly to have sex. That is what drives our country. Then we kill what comes out of this terrible sin, the innocent babies. What is going to happen to our country? Where are we headed?



Beth in NC said...

You're right Pam. Great points. The sin in this country is the underlying root issue. Who fears the Lord?

Pam said...

If it is ok, why are 4000 unborn babies being killed a day? We have a blood bath on our hands.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Wow. Eye-opening.