By now most people are familiar with the left-wing, population control, racist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, aka Murder, Inc., who embraced the idea that women who were poor, disabled or black shouldn’t be allowed to have children. Elements of Sanger’s philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in 27 states.
Her ambition to rid the world of the “unfit” didn’t even raise an eyebrow in a world where scientists from prestigious universities like Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton preached race theory and race science backed up with fake data to serve their aim or where wealthy individuals and businesses such as the Carnegie Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune were willing to fund it. It was the Rockefeller Foundation that helped found the German eugenics program, and funded the experiments that Josef Mengele performed at Auschwitz.
Hitler studied America’s eugenics laws and tried to legitimize his anti-Semitism by wrapping it in the more palatable American pseudoscientific facade of eugenics. His hatred of the Jewish race sprang from his own mind but the intellectual outlines of it were made in America.
Eugenics never truly died, it reinvented itself in the form of Murder, Inc. And now, thanks to ObamaCare, it is reinventing itself once again as a necessary element to cutting health care costs.
Last August an advisory body to the US Department of Health and Human Services adopted a Medicaid quality measure for women ages 21 to 44 who were “at risk of unintended pregnancy.” If these new standards are enacted, Medicaid providers will be required to see that their patient’s use “effective” contraception, especially LARCS, in order to meet quality standards. The government’s promotion of LARC to low-income women isn’t limited to just Medicaid. The Title X family planning program will also have a disproportionate impact on minorities nationally as they fund nearly 4,200 centers nationwide that are actively promoting the use of LARCs, as is ObamaCare’s nationwide home visiting program.
LARCs, such as IUDs and implants, have a 99% effectiveness rate. In effect, they chemically sterilize young women from age 15 up for years. For IUDs, the sterilization lasts as much as five to ten years; for implants, it’s up to three years. Unlike other contraception, which a woman can discontinue using whenever she likes, if she wants to stop using a LARC, she must return to a healthcare professional to have it removed and since that healthcare provider is under the thumb of Uncle Sam, well, you get the idea.
While American women are not “yet” subjected to population control policies like those in China, the government’s interference in family planning for low-income women is an alarming harbinger of things to come for all women of child-bearing age.
The Department of Health & Human Services already has an Office of Population Control through which they push abortion, sterilization for both sexes, along with a vast array of contraceptive choices and even a search engine to help one locate the closest clinic where they can murder their unborn child.
Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the Office of Population Affairs says that there is a “single theme” behind all the work at the “Office” and that is to “reduce population levels,” because once it is out of control, it “requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it.” Ferguson has also stated that “the quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through diseases like the Black Death.” Not your typical government employee – or is he?
“Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license … All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” David Brower, first Ex. Dir. Of Sierra Club