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 MAAFA21 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 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 nation’s most prolific champion for it—Margaret Sanger, member of the American Eugenics Society (AES) and founder of Planned Parenthood. Most Planned Parenthood affiliates, staffed with AES members, clearly reflected their true objectives such as the Arkansas Eugenics Association (which became the Planned Parenthood Association in 1942).
In state after state and city after city, Planned Parenthood affiliates pushed for the heinous crime of forced sterilizations as well as racially targeted birth control efforts such as the Negro Project. Today’s mainstream media (spun by Planned Parenthood’s multi-million dollar PR machine) refuse to acknowledge the irrefutably historical involvement Planned Parenthood played in eugenic crimes against humanity.
The Mother of Planned Parenthood and the birth control movement, Sanger, was one of many wealthy “progressives” who embraced the long-debunked racist pseudoscience. They often exploited the mythology of overpopulation to justify implementing anti-human eugenic practices. Alan Guttmacher (Vice President of the American Eugenics Society, founder of the Guttmacher Institute, and President of Planned Parenthood from 1962-1974) was another key figure involved in pushing for the sterilization of those considered “unfit” or “dysgenic”. Claiming support for forced sterilization, then after World War II, publicly advocating “voluntary” sterilization, Guttmacher and Planned Parenthood engaged in epic campaigns of unscientific propaganda that remain the hallmark of each organization’s efforts today. (We expose them in a 3-part video series here, claiming that we’ve been Guttmacher’d all these years.)
For those who’d like to pretend that eugenics is something of the past, The American Eugenics Society still exists today. It merely changed its name to The Society for the Study of Social Biology. Effective euphemisms are evil’s strength. Frederick Osborn, President of the American Eugenics Society and close colleague of Alan Guttmacher, described their intensified focus on population control: “Birth control and abortion are turning out to be great eugenic advances of our time.”
NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams missed a huge opportunity to expose the continued growth of the eugenics movement, led by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Guttmacher Institute. They can use all of the euphemistic buzzwords they want to in their attempts to hide the historic nature and direction of their roots. But truth has a way of making it to the surface.
North Carolina’s current pro-abortion Governor, Bev Purdue (D), has been deliberately stalling on compensation for those forcibly sterilized. Purdue, who has fought against every effort to defund Planned Parenthood, perhaps could use that ill-spent taxpayer money to begin to apologize for yet another act of injustice committed by population control practitioners.
What eugenicists couldn’t achieve, morally, through public opinion and forced sterilizations, they’ve achieved, politically, through decades of propaganda and the massive taxpayer funding of the nation’s largest abortion and population control chain.
Eugenics, thy name is Planned Parenthood.