Ignore Man Behind Curtain, Planned Parenthood is About Abortion

Opinion   |   Ciara Matthews   |   Jul 29, 2011   |   11:56AM   |   Washington, DC

Margaret Sanger, founder of what is now today’s Planned Parenthood Federation of America, made no secret about her reasons for wanting to expand the availability of birth control and abortions in the United States. In her book Birth Control Review, Sanger explains that the purpose of birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds.”

She was a staunch” advancer” of the cause to create a perfect race of people. She believed the only way to accomplish her goal was to prohibit, or at least discourage, certain groups of people which she called, “human beings who never should have been born,” from reproducing. Sanger saw birth control and abortion as the most effective means of accomplishing her goals, and thus Planned Parenthood was born (no pun intended).

For decades, Planned Parenthood has branded itself as an organization primarily concerned with “women’s access to safe and affordable health care” as opposed to revealing openly to the public its abortion centered business model. For decades the organization has been telling the public, “Sure, we do abortions, but mostly we are a low-cost health clinic.” This attempt to direct people’s attention to something “positive” the organization claims it is doing reminds me of something…

The great and powerful Oz.

The “man behind the curtain” that convinces Dorothy and her trio of friends that he is going to grant them all the things they came to ask of him, as it turned out, was not the wizard he fools all of Oz into thinking he is. He was only a mortal man using deceptive trickery to fool the world into seeing what he wanted them to see.

In much the same way, Planned Parenthood’s abortion driven agenda is really the force – or “the man behind the curtain” – leading the organization; it is not the “pro-woman” mantra they simply use as a tool of disguise.

When Planned Parenthood says, “Abortions only make up 3 percent of the service we provide,” or “greater federal funding for the organization leads to few abortions,” or they “provide a wide range of safe, reliable health care,” what they are really saying is, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”

The “man behind the curtain,” of course, are the numbers Planned Parenthood doesn’t want you to see:

Planned Parenthood may be trying to fool us all into thinking it is The Great and Powerful Oz, but the curtain has been opened and people are starting to pay attention.