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Is What I’m Feeling Okay?

There’s been a lot of changes in my life since two years ago, when I was still in high school and youth group and still dealing with the hardships of juggling my fun life and school life as well as homework assignments and whatever other extra curricular activities I had going, like karate. They were definitely good times, but there also came a lot of hardships involving the church I grew up in. I won’t go into too much detail, for it’s a longer story that I’ve intended for the article, but after 13 years of knowing almost everyone, growing up alongside people I knew too well, and meeting some good friends that kept my spirits high, I had to tear myself away from the conflict and the unbiblical teachings and behavior the church was showing to the congregation and their own pastor. It was incredibly hard to witness after so many years of knowing these people.

It’s also incredibly hard to know that this kind of situation, though not exact, was not something new to my family, and that they’ve been dealing with church conflicts, splits, and other issues since for a very long time, and after witnessing various Christian’s behavior, the Baptist teachings, and the way people have twisted the Bible, I’ve become very hard to the concept of “church”.

Don’t get me wrong, I understand church is important and that we should honor God by going to church and meeting other Christians who can help strengthen and encourage us, but when almost none of that is taking place within the church and making it so that there’s a certain level of mistrust towards a particular denomination and other Christians, it’s really hard to talk myself into going to church again.

However, I have not stopped going to church and exploring with my family to various new church locations here at my new home in Florida. There are a lot of possibilities out there, and any one of those could be a good fit for me and my family as we try to figure out where the best place to go to church is, but I still am unable to shake off the level of distrust I have. Is what I’m feeling alright?

I’ve often asked myself this as I’ve socialized with other Christians, whether online or offline. Certain conversations and theological discussion and opinions have raised barriers for me that I find extremely difficult to want to break down, and really, SHOULD i break these barriers down? Is it okay for me to be cautious about these types of situations I find myself in? Is this distrust I have logical or uneven understandable? Do I look ungodly?

I’ve stopped really caring about what I’ve looked like a long time ago, really. I’m scarred, and I’ve accepted that; now I am working on healing from the wounds I have dealt with. But there are people’s doctrine I run into, things I see that come across my dashboard or feed, certain conversations……….I begin to despise those types of things.

It’s become incredibly hard to accept the Baptist beliefs. I hate the things the majority of them stand for. I despite the level of negativity it seems that denomination seems to hold. Yes, I acknowledge not all denominations or even people are perfect, but when the Baptist church you’ve come out of after knowing the majority of your life is borderline a freakish cult, you begin to question certain things. And you begin to wonder why these people bother in these denominations.

I could go on and on with what I disagree with in the Calvinistic mindsets of the Baptists. I’d have an extremely long list, but I also have an extremely long list of things I disagree with in a lot. I disagree with Godspeak, with flowery language from the Bible, of people who don’t say “thank you” for a compliment and instead say “it’s all God.” But right now, I’m merely only asking myself “is what I feel okay?”

Those three things I mentioned above are some of the distrust I deal with when watching the Christian community. It gets tiresome. It gets angering. And all the while, I ask myself if the emotion is okay to face, if it’s ungodly. I’ve often asked myself “why am I so different from other Christians? I don’t even THINK like they think. They quote such flowery Biblical speech, and I never once thought of doing something like that.” I don’t post verses, or small sermons, or little theological ideas. Heck, I don’t even mention my faith on sites like Tumblr. My opinions, my views, are so different from other people’s. Maybe it has something to do with the pain I’m still trying to struggle through.

After a lot of thought on this topic, I’ve finally concluded that it’s okay to feel hurt, to feel scarred, to be cautious, just as long as I make sure I’m healing and not holding onto to the past. I don’t think I’ll ever be completely healed; even almost two years later, I’m still battling the feelings I am today of betrayal, mistrust, anger….but that’s okay. I’m allowed to feel these emotions. I don’t have to think like all the other Christians, don’t have to overly spiritualize like they do, and that is okay. It’s alright to be cautious too, even, because rather than throwing yourself into a church you barely know a thing about, you can research their morals and principles, their doctrine, and decide what best fits your beliefs. I am no longer a Baptist, and to be honest, I’m not sure I really was one. I don’t have to choose a denomination to obey God. It’s not needed.

If anything, I understand why people walk away from the church. I understand the hurt they’ve faced, the confusion that they have to deal with. I also understand why they choose to walk away from God. It’s a painful process to see your childhood church split up, and then in the next church be told you had too much baggage to participate. It’s hurtful to see this kind of action be done to so many already hurting people.

Unless you’ve been in the same situation as I have, I’m not quite sure a lot of people can relate to the types of feelings I’ve been facing. The betrayal and suspicious activity of cultish churches seem somewhat hidden for whatever reason, but I hope that by allowing my thoughts and emotions to spill out, I’d be able to reach out to someone who doesn’t know what it’s like but would like to help hurting Christians in some way. The world is already harsh enough on us, let’s not make it so the church is as well.

The Pro-life Project

Fetus- offspring; brood.

I wanted to make a journal on one of the things I most strongly fight for right now; the life of an unborn child. These children are very special and dear to many people, but the decisions of others and of Planned Parenthood have lead many people to abort their babies, leaving them with many struggles, doubt, and sadness. This can be prevented, even with just a little knowledge on what the pro-life movement is about and how saving the life of a baby can also save the life of a mother.
Edit: added a diagram of 4-week old fetus and information on growing organs within the fetus as well as meaning of the word ‘fetus’.

Proof of Life?
One of the most popular arguments I have been approached with is “there is no life in an unborn child. They are just a clump of cells in a womb.” I’ve also heard people go to the extent to say that a fetus is a “parasite”. All of these claims are very false, and with a little scientific backup, this can be proven. Let’s look at a few facts, then!

The life of a child begins at the moment of conception. Forty-six chromosomes are needs to make up a person, as well as similar DNA to that of the parents. You are the same as you were at conception. Therefore, we are unchanged, even today!
The website also outlines the seven characteristics that define life: responsiveness to environment, growth and change, metabolism and the ability to breathe oxygen, homeostasis, be composed of cells, and a capability to have offspring.

Medical experts have also been able to prove this. James Bopp, writer of Human Life and Health Care Ethics, vol. 2 (Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985) states the following:

“The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of conception (fertilization) when one living sperm from the father joins with one living ovum from the mother. It is in this manner that human life passes from one generation to another. Given the appropriate environment and genetic composition, the single cell subsequently gives rise to trillions of specialized and integrated cells that compose the structures and functions of each individual human body.
“Every human being alive today and, as far as is known scientifically, every human being that ever existed, began his or her unique existence in this manner, i.e., as one cell. If this first cell or any subsequent configuration of cells perishes, the individual dies, ceasing to exist in matter as a living being. There are no known exceptions to this rule in the field of human biology.”
Another argument many have presented to me is the concept of “when personhood begins.” This is foten something controversial among pro-lifers and pro-choicers but the answer once again comes back conception. All life, whether in animals or humans, starts at conception. Male and female cells come together to unite and create a new creature. In this case, this creature is the human, homo sapien.”

Here is an article I like to refer back to when the argument of personhood comes up:

Human Beings Aren’t Necessarily Human Persons
Objection: Well, okay, maybe the unborn are human beings—but they’re not human persons, and therefore they don’t deserve the full benefit of the law.
Response: This is a metaphysical argument that acknowledges the obvious biological justification of the pro-life movement but subverts it in favor of pro-choice philosophy. In the eyes of many pro-choicers, the unborn are not “persons” because they have not yet reached an arbitrary benchmark of personal performance: they do not have self-awareness, they cannot speak, they cannot do anything on their own, they have not yet developed certain organs or begun certain biological processes.
Ultimately this is a distinction without a difference. For one, the pro-choice “personhood” criteria generally apply equally to newborns, who are helpless, not self-aware, incapable of speech, underdeveloped, and for all practical purposes functionally indistinguishable from most of the unborn. Yet, for obvious and self-evident reasons, you will be hard-pressed to find pro-choicers who believe you should be able to stab a newborn in the head with an ice pick. The inconsistency betrays the fallacy.
More to the point, a civilized human society does not assign “personhood” on the basis of functionality and capability. A human being in a deep but temporary coma fits most of the criteria for non-personhood. Is it okay to kill him? What about those who are in a deep sleep? What about the severely retarded and disabled? A criteria-based philosophy of human personhood must inevitably be okay with executing all of these people on the basis of their non-personality.
Pro-lifers tend to believe otherwise: most of us assign personhood not on the basis of functionality or capability but rather innate capacity and intrinsic essence: we believe the unborn (possessing the full capacity of humanity) and the disabled (who are intrinsically ordered to that capacity, even if their specific individuality differs from it) are all persons, all worthy of life, and all worthy of protection under the law

Okay, it’s a human, but it’s not a person.

The shockingly bloody history of legal personhood

From Personhood:
A criterion for personhood that depends on certain functions of human activity implies that individuals who perform the chosen function more excellently should have higher human value. Individuals suffering from severe Alzheimer’s disease or under general anesthesia, who may not be self-aware or able to create future expectations, could no longer be considered persons. We know, however, that the human under general anesthesia retains his personal identity despite his temporary lack of self-awareness, so his personhood must cohere in his underlying nature. Legally speaking, “persons” are guaranteed the fundamental rights of individuals, including the right to life. Historically, abuses of personhood have led to the genocide of groups deemed “non-persons” by more powerful political or social groups. For example, up until the 14th Amendment, African-American slaves were legally considered three-fifths of a person. Native Americans were exploited because they were treated as less than full persons. The racial distinctions used to label these groups as “non-persons” were conveniently invented to justify the violation of human rights.

As you can see by even the last sentence there, every person who claims those in the womb have no personhood, they are violating every human right to it. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Of course. This is why personhood starts at conception, because at the moment the male and female’s cells unite, the offspring of those two forms and begins life then and there.
“It’s underdeveloped though,” is also something a lot of people have brought to the table to me. If we’re going that route, would you call a plant’s sprig not a plant? No, because it’s still a plant, even though it’s forming. Even though humans are obviously not plants, the same applies to the developing child. An unborn baby is not just going to automatically become full-sized instantly. It still has to grow and form.

Here we have a diagram of a 4 week old embryo. As you can see, there are a number of developing organs already beginning to form. The aorta, the part of the heart, which keeps humans alive, is already beginning to form. You can also see the umbilical arties. The umbilical attaches the mother and child so that the mother can feed her growing baby through that, as well as exchange blood to eachother. A baby’s cells can actually help heal the mother’s body too should she become injured.
So this brings another question in? If we’re violating the child’s rights, doesn’t that technically mean we just violated our own rights. If we’re the ones trying to dictate when life begins, and we call something that’s living a “parasite” or “an animal,” aren’t we technically violating our own rights? Shouldn’t we, full grown humans, be considered an animal still too? Pro-choicers have the belief that they know when life begins, and they dictate when it starts, but their beliefs are all over the place. Some believe life begins after a few couple weeks, others believe the unborn child is alive when it exits the womb. It’s never stayed consistent. This is mind boggling because, if we’re going to have a consistent argument, we first have to have a solid basis.

Blogger Peter Kreft outlines reasons why the medical ethic is crucial to understanding when life begins:

First, the personhood of the fetus is clearly the crucial issue for abortion, for if the fetus is not a person, abortion is not the deliberate killing of an innocent person; if it is, it is. All other aspects of the abortion controversy are relative to this one; e.g. women have rights—over their own bodies but not over other person’s bodies. The law must respect a “right to privacy,” but killing other persons is not a private but a public deed. Persons have a “right to life,” but non-persons (e.g. cells, tissues, organs, and animals) do not.
Second, abortion is a crucial issue for medical ethics because the right to life is the fundamental right. If I am not living I can have no other rights. Corpses have no rights. The two sides on this issue are more intransigently opposed to each other than on any other issue—rightly so, for if pro-lifers are right abortion is murder, and if pro-choicers are right pro-lifers are fanatic, intolerant and repressive about nothing. We must intolerantly kill both intolerance and killing.
Third, medical ethics is crucial for our civilization, for our lives are more closely touched here than by any economic, political, or military issue. For instance, artificial immortality would change mankind more radically than a nuclear war, and surrogate motherhood, which brings us to Brave New World, is a more radical development than totalitarian dictatorship, which brings us only to 1984.”

When is Abortion Okay?

My automatic answer to this is always going to be NEVER. Abortion might be legal right now, but just because it’s legal DOES NOT mean it’s right or safe. Abortion can be a dangerous procedure for both the mother and the child, and this effects women in many many negative ways.
The argument for this is usually, “Well my body, my choice.” This is true…only up to a certain point. It IS your body, but the child growing inside the mothers womb is not. It is a separate entity. At this point, some might even dare to say “It’s a parasite” but calling a child a parasite is not only scientifically wrong but it’s also sick to suggest. It’s a normal occurrence in women that happens after the man and woman unite.
“My body, my choice” is a rather dangerous statement to say. Yes, you have your own body, yes, you have your own choice, but there’s a crossing point there when you’re putting yourself and someone else at risk. When you are young, your parents warn you of things that might hurt you or cause you pain. Would you tell them,”my body, my choice” in defiance? Absolutely not. Your parents know what will cause your body harm and they try to stop it.

As the website Lifeteen outlines , the argument of “my body, my choice” is an implication nobody else is involved except for you, and nobody else matters in this. Problem is this: someone else is always going to be involved. Abortion is ALWAYS going to affect another person, whether it be a relative, a spouse, a child, the nurses and doctors working on it. Someone is always going to be affected. It’s just HOW.

The most popular argument I have ever seen is “what if it’s rape?” It’s not an excuse to abort even then. Rape is horrible, and rapists should be severely punished for what they do, but do not make your womb a grave and punish the developing child just because you did not want it. It’s selfish, it’s wrong. It’s understandable that taking care of a child will be hard, but when is it not hard? Even mothers who planned and had children have a hard time caring for their offspring. It’s just the way of life. Financial trouble may indeed come, but don’t be afraid to ask for help. The family and/or other caretakers should be willing to help you on you and your child’s path. But do not murder an innocent life who could not control a situation just because you don’t want it. Trustworthy and safe adoption services should be approached if you decide to give your child to a family who would love a little boy or girl.
A similar outlook can be placed upon disabled children. This is called “ableism”, and it is the belief that a disabled child should be aborted due to health issues. ALL children, health issues or not, are deserving of life. An assumption that the child won’t be happy because they have a health issue is simply just not even a good reason to kill it. I’ve seen many kids with health issues live happy and healthy lives, even though outwardly they are different. It proves that even their life is precious, just like all of our lives.
Alright, so now for why abortions CAN’T be safe procedures. There are many ways of abortion, including sucking the child out, taking limbs apart, breaking the skull of the developing child, and so forth. Each abortion ALWAYS ends in the death of the developing child. It’s always going to; there’s no way around that. The murder of those developing in the womb are often gruesome and violent, and they are killed in many disgusting ways.

Students for Life gives quite a few examples of how unsafe abortions can be. They acknowledge that, although abortion can place a relief on the woman for a short time, symptoms have proven that some women have suffered immensely For the mother, though, abortions can also have affects on them. Women who have had abortions can develop what’s called PAS (post-abortion syndrome). This is a form of PTSD. Women with PAS are unable to cope with the reality of the abortion they have had. PAS can sometimes form years after an abortion has taken place, but whenever PAS takes place, it MUST be treated right away.
Another symptom researches have met with is “post-abortion numbness.” This is when the woman can’t feel anything any emotions at all, and they become numb to the abortion. The only emotion that can feel is the “relief” from the situation, but they become paralyzed from everything else.
Another point is that only 18% of women are able to get pregnant once they have had an abortion. 33% of women have been proven to want to have another child, but only 18% were able to get pregnant again.

Other symptoms of abortion might include:
Depression and suicidal thoughts
Sadness
Reduced motivation
Anxiety over childbearing issues
Alcohol and drug abuse
Eating disorders
And many many other symptoms exist after an abortion has taken place. This proves that abortion is a HUGE risk to every woman who has it, and therefore, it can not be deemed a safe procedure, because in the end, inward and outward health will always be affected.

But it’s a parasite!

Wrong. Any good and educated doctor will tell you this is false information. You cannot compare a normal occurrence and something that bears children and call it a disease.
The definition of parasite is:
1. an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.
2.a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful or proper return, as one who lives on the hospitality of others

Most pro-choicers would probably look at the first sentence and say, “There it is. That’s it. It says it lives on or in an organism from which it gains nutrients.” But if you go on and read the second sentence, it goes on to say ‘without giving any useful or proper return.” Well, I’m going to jump back to what I said in a statement: The umbilical attaches the mother and child so that the mother can feed her growing baby through that, as well as exchange blood to eachother. A baby’s cells can actually help heal the mother’s body too should she become injured. ”

Let’s look at what another site says about the definition of “parasite”. Parasites are: plants or animals that live on or in a host getting their nutrients from that host. Notice key words here: plants or animals. Was human listed? No.

It also might be helpful to look at a few types of parasites and how we can compare it to the argument of a fetus being a parasite.

Here we see a single-celled “protozoa”, which is a tiny organism found in food or water that has been contaminated. The side effects of receiving this type of organism will usually involve weight loss and dehydration, as well as severe infections and other bodily functions that are messed up. Does a single-celled organism fit the criteria. So how many cells does the fetus contain here? At the first stage, a zygote, the structure that forms when fertilized, two cells are formed, which then jumps into mitosis and double the number of cells, creating the human being. An organism, however, like the protozoa featured here, cannot perform mitosis, and their form remains static.This therefore concludes that a fetus cannot fit the criteria for being a parasite.

This here is an image of a child at 12 weeks. This is usually when the child is aborted/murdered.

Anything after the 12 weeks involve procedures such as salt water, urea, potassium chloride, are used as well as dismembering the child. Tell me, if the child is not alive, why do we need to go to such levels to take out a “parasite.” Surely we don’t need to do all THAT.

n this section, I was mainly discussing how a fetus is an actual human, and I referred to the first diagram’s picture of the unbiblical cord as an example of what I was trying to get across. Those who do not fully understand how pregnancy and birth work believe that the baby is literally just feeding off the mother’s nutrients and whatever she ate. The baby, to them, is a host of some type, sucking all the important and beneficial nutrients out of the mother. This is highly uneducated but fear not: I have many examples as to why this is proven false.
First off, like I had mentioned, a baby’s cells can actually help heal the mother’s body should she get hurt and fend off future diseases. The baby passes embryonic stem cells to the mother, which protects her from breast cancer and other diseases. AND GET THIS. The cells are still there EVEN AFTER THE CHILD IS ABORTED. In other words, your baby is still with you, even if you decide to have it killed. The cells are still there, protecting you from harmful disease.

Another example of how a child in the womb can help give back to the mother is through DNA. A fetus can transfer its DNA to the mother’s brain, and the remnants of it fight against neurological disease. Also, if the mother suffers organ damage, the fetus can actually send stem cells to go and heal the injured organ.

If you’re pro-life, you should at least support protected sex and sex ed.

I actually don’t support either of these things, nor do I think children need taught this. It literally has nothing to do with abortion. Why? Because you evidently didn’t care if you would bear a child or not since you didn’t bother controlling yourself to have sex. You knew that you might possibly have a child and yet that didn’t stop you.

Children should not be taught what sex is unless it’s in their own homes and they want to learn or their parents decide to teach them. The schools, and even the government, should have no say in teaching our children what should be private.

So no, I don’t believe protected sex should be a thing, because you need to even GET MARRIED before you even consider that, and I don’t think sex ed should be a public lesson.

What if its a rape situation?

My answer to this will always be the same: NO. Even in a rape situation, having an abortion is wrong and immoral. The rapist should be the one facing the consequences of his actions, not the growing baby within the mother’s body. The baby cannot control when his conception begins, so do not make your womb a grave just because the circumstance in which the woman came from. Many children who came from rape have even become successful. Here’s a list of these people who have become famous and/or gone out and made a difference and were either raped or conceived from rape:
-John Cox (Presidential candidate. Conceived from rape)
-Kelly Wright (co-anchor of Fox’s and Friends Weekends. Conceived from rape)
-Layne Beachley (Seven-time World Champion swimmer. Raped.)
-Valeria Gatto ( Miss Pennsylvania. Conceived from rape.)
-Faith Daniels (TV personality. Raped.)
-Jesse Jackson (Civil Right’s Activist. Conceived from rape.)
The list goes on and on, but each person has proved one thing: they were raped and still chose to go on, or they were conceived in rape and lived to tell the tale during their careers. Rape situations are awful and the rapist should be severely punished, but do not make your womb a grave for the sake of where the child came from.

What about the disabled?

Yet again my answer to this will always remain the same: NO NO NO. This is called ableism, which is defined as: discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities. Pro-choicers out there might say,” Do you want them to suffer?” No, I don’t, but disabled people don’t have to be unhappy individuals.

 

What if the child is abused?

If this question is being asked, shouldn’t we be questioning that for every family. The chances of a child being born into an abusive family are very low. It’s just a poor assumption and argument.
What about the women? It’s THEIR body.
This is something I get approached with a lot, actually. Pro-lifers are thinking about the women as well, and due to the trauma of abortions, many women are faced with the symptoms I listed in the link. If a child is not able to be kept, abortion should STILL never be the option. Women with not enough money should be helped by friends and family for their financial obstacles, and if the mother is unable to keep the child, it should still be born and given to a good and trusted adoption center, where another family who are unable to bear their own child or willing to adopt another child to the family, can be loved and cherished.

What about the women? It’s THEIR body.
This is something I get approached with a lot, actually.  Pro-lifers are thinking about the women as well, and due to the trauma of abortions, many women are faced with the symptoms I listed in the link. If a child is not able to be kept, abortion should STILL never be the option. Women with not enough money should be helped by friends and family for their financial obstacles, and if the mother is unable to keep the child, it should still be born and given to a good and trusted adoption center, where another family who are unable to bear their own child or willing to adopt another child to the family, can be loved and cherished.

Okay, well, I’m pro-choice, not pro-abortion.

Pro-choice according to Merriam Webster dictionary: favoring the legalization of abortion
Pro-choice according to Dictionary: supporting or advocating legalized abortion.
Pro-choice according to Oxford Dictionary: Advocating legalized abortion.
Pro-choice according to Collins Dictionary: Someone who is pro-choice thinks that women have a right to choose whether or not to give birth to a child they have conceived, and to have an abortion if they do not want the child.

Actually yes you are pro-abortion.

 

Verses supporting the right of a fetus to live:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. And before you were born, I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. -Jeremiah 1:5

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me. -Psalm 139:16

For I knew the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my Mother’s womb. -Psalm 139:13

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart. -Jeremiah 1:5

Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers. -Job 31:15

This is what the LORD says–He who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you … -Isaiah 44:2

You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; Wonderful are your works! My very self you knew; My bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, Fashioned as in the depths of the earth. Your eyes foresaw my actions; In your book all are written down; My days were shaped, before one came to be. -Psalms 139:13-16

“Yahweh called me when I was in the womb, before my birth he had pronounced my name.” -Isaiah 49:1

“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.” -Luke 1:39-44

This next part is my research and studies on Planned Parenthood. I went back into the olden days when it was first began, and I studied that to now, in which Planned Parenthood is going behind the scenes for illegal activity, much like what happened in the days of Margaret Sanger.

I am not here to force you into my opinion, rather, to open up eyes and tell the truth on what Planned Parenthood really stands for. I’m going to go through their history and make notes on what they’re hiding, and what they do to children, their parents, and the lives at stake.
Planned Parenthood’s ‘Who We Are’ page states the following:

 

“Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s history would not be complete without first mentioning the pioneering efforts of Margaret Sanger.  In 1916, two years after coining the term “birth control,” Sanger began a revolution in a Brooklyn storefront. She opened America’s first birth control clinic, laying the groundwork for what is now Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She was then jailed for 30 days for breaking the “Comstock Law,” which forbade the discussion and dissemination of birth control. Today we celebrate her accomplishments, her pioneering work and her ideas. Margaret Sanger’s vision has inspired the availability of reproductive health care for women in Iowa and Nebraska, and across the nation.”

They fail to mention a lot about Margaret Sanger.

Sanger was born on September 14, 1879. She went to nursing school, married an architect, and had 3 children of her own. By using her nursing skills, she created a “magic pill”, in which she would use it to undergo back alley abortions or allow ladies to self-terminate their pregnancies. In 1914, she started a feminism publication called The Woman Rebel, which promoted the right for women to use birth control. During that time, it was illegal to send information on contraception. The Comstock Act of 1873 prohibited trade ins and circulation of “obscene or immoral materials.” Any devices, publications, or medicine related to contraception and abortion was deemed immoral, and anything being mailed with this kind of content was illegal. For this action, Sanger received a 5 year jail sentence, but instead she ran away to England and continued trying to provide birth control. She worked on researching forms of diaphragms and later smuggled them into U.S.. Sanger separated with her husband during that time and started having affairs with other men. In 1951, Sanger and her sister started an abortion clinic but was arrested during a raid shortly after it opened. She and her sister were charged with providing information on contraception and diaphragms, and they were in prisoned for 30 years. After pleading for release, the court made an exception and allowed doctors to provide contraception. In 1921, Sanger opened up the American Birth Control league and served as president.

Margaret Sanger, however, is surrounded by a lot of controversy because of her racist and downright immoral beliefs. Planned Parenthood has responded to these allegations:

“Was Sanger racially motivated?

Despite the admiration that African-American heroes like DuBois, Powell, and King held for Sanger, arguments continue about whether or not her outreach to the black community was racially motivated. The patriarchal racism of the social policy of the time and the well-intentioned paternalism of philanthropists to “lift up” AfricanAmericans, may have influenced Sanger. But there is no evidence that Sanger, or the Federation, intended to coerce black women into using birth control: The fundamental belief, underscored at every meeting, mentioned in much of the behind-the scenes correspondence, and evident in all the printed material put out by the Division of Negro Service, was that uncontrolled fertility presented the greatest burden to the poor, and Southern blacks were among the poorest Americans. In fact, the Negro Project did not differ very much from the earlier birth control campaigns in the rural South … it would have been more racist, in Sanger’s mind, to ignore African Americans in the South than to fail at trying to raise the health and economic standards of their communities (“Birth Control or Race Control,” 2001).”

This was a claim Planned Parenthood made to the argument that Sanger racially motivated to kill black people. Let’s look at some history behind this.

“At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. Sanger’s other colleagues included avowed and sophisticated racists. One, Lothrop Stoddard, was a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy. Stoddard was something of a Nazi enthusiast who described the eugenic practices of the Third Reich as “scientific” and “humanitarian.” And Dr. Harry Laughlin, another Sanger associate and board member for her group, spoke of purifying America’s human “breeding stock” and purging America’s “bad strains.” These “strains” included the “shiftless, ignorant, and worthless class of antisocial whites of the South.” Not to be outdone by her followers, Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as “unfit,” a plan she said would be the “salvation of American civilization.: And she also spoke of those who were “irresponsible and reckless,” among whom she included those ” whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers.” She further contended that “there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.” That many Americans of African origin constituted a segment of Sanger considered “unfit” cannot be easily refuted.”

Planned Parenthood has a long and well-documented history of racism beginning with its founder, Margaret Sanger. More African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined. And in America today, a black child is three times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white child. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25%. Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80% of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13% of American women are black, but they submit to over 35% of the abortions.

Margaret’s “Plan for Peace” pushed for coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation and concentrated rehabilitative camps for all “dysgenic stock”. In 1922 her book The Pivot of Civilization became a best-seller, one of the first such popular works to openly support Malthusian Eugenics. In the book, she urged the elimination of “human weeds”, the “cessation of charity”, the segregation of “morons, misfits, and the maladjusted,” and the sterilization of “genetically inferior races.”

“Also missing is Sanger’s fear of her racist views being exposed, as recorded in a 1939 letter to an ally: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Which is exactly what she set out and succeeded in doing. Planned Parenthood is largely the reason why black babies are aborted in America three times more often than white babies, and Hispanic preborns are killed 1½ times more often than whites. In fact, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research compiled by TooManyAborted.com, “Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in the United States. More than HIV. More than heart disease. More than cancer. Abortion snuffs out more black lives than all other causes of death combined.”

Listen as a former black employee of PP reveals what takes place: “Planned Parenthood targets minorities for abortion with the specific goal of keeping down (or lowering) the birthrate of Black babies…. Over twenty million African American babies have been aborted.”

Planned Parenthood today has also been revealed to do sex trafficking.

“In 2011, a Live Action undercover investigation gathered evidence of eight Planned Parenthood staffers in seven abortion clinics who appeared willing to aid and abet the trafficking of minors. Posing as child-sex traffickers, Live Action investigators visited Planned Parenthood facilities in New York, Arizona, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., inquiring about obtaining abortions, contraception, and STI tests for underage girls. The investigation footage shows Planned Parenthood employees assisting these supposed traffickers, outlining the best ways to get abortions and birth control for 14- and 15-year-old victims. The staffers said that Planned Parenthood clinics would always ignore parental-consent laws and perform abortions for underage girls involved in sex work, and they explained illegal methods of obtaining from clinics both birth control and abortions for minors without health insurance.”

After the pimp informs a Planned Parenthood staffer that he runs a prostitution ring, the staffer ensures him that Planned Parenthood is the right place for him to be. “We see people from every walk of life. So for a while we were treating all the girls at Paper Moon (strip club) and various places around town, so no judgement. No sharing of information.” The pimp reveals more: “Now the more complicated part of it though is some of the girls, they’re around like 14, 15, and some of the girls are from out of state and out of country.” At this point, Planned Parenthood’s employee begins coaching the man on the process of getting his sex slaves through the legal and medical systems without being caught. “We can give them the same information, the only thing that requires a legal guardian is abortion. I mean, you can get birth control, testing, like anything without a parent. The only thing that requires [someone] over 18, if they’re a minor, is an abortion. But there’s also ways, like judicial bypass, that we can get around that if you guys ever need.” No concern is shown at any point for the girls’ well-being. Only for the successful smuggling of them through the abortion clinic without being caught.

“We’re involved in sex work,” the man tells Planned Parenthood manager Amy Woodruff. “Some of [the prostitutes] are like, ah, they’re kind of young. Some of them are like 15, 14, and some of them don’t speak any English,” he continues, asking Woodruff why the prostitutes shouldn’t be worried they’ll be reported while coming in for Planned Parenthood’s services. “As long as they just lie and say, ‘Oh, [my sexual partner is] fifteen, sixteen.’ You know, as long as they don’t say ‘fourteen’ and as long as it’s not too much of an age gap then we just kind of like–then we just kind of play stup[id],” says Woodruff.

This is how they empower? By selling girls off as sex slaves? By lying?
It only gets worst though. On 3/27/2018, Planned Parenthood tweeted this out, to which it got deleted shortly after.

I don’t agree with any of these points, and I don’t think Disney should be getting politics involved into their shows, which they have actually been aiming for in their recent films, but what strikes me in this whole tweet is the comment ‘we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion’. Really? Do we? Abortion is a gruesome experience and event involving tearing the child to pieces. It doesn’t even matter if you think the fetus is alive or not, tearing a child up is disgusting and I don’t think we should be showing our children such gruesome events. STOP INVOLVING POLITICS INTO YOUR MOVIES AND TV SHOWS FOR CHILDREN.

On top of all this, baby parts are being sold off once the baby has been aborted and torn apart.

“It should be pointed out that back in 2000, National Right to Life reported that Planned Parenthood actually “supported the harvesting of baby parts for research and had at least one clinic that helped supply aborted babies to firms featured in Wallace’s 20/20 report” – a detail that the Federalist’s Denise C. McAllister pointed out in a July 15, 2015 item. A July 2008 report by CNS News (a division of the Media Research Center) confirmed that Dr. Jones’s firm “held a contract with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri to dispose of the clinic’s fetal tissue.”

A callous PP Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, talked about selling baby parts after they kill the baby in a way that makes the parts more useful. We now have another doctor saying the same thing.The Center for Medical Progress, an organization of Pro-Life doctors, released a new video this week which exposes the callous and illegal selling of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood, long believed to be profiting from abortions while pretending they only care about women’s health.

An undercover video released today shows Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how her organization sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions – a felony punishable by imprisonment – to harvest intact body parts. In the video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Nucatola is at a business lunch with a man and a woman posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Services division, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood clinics since 2009. She also trains new abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks, Life News reports. The commercial trafficking in any kind of human body parts is a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a $50o,000 fine, or both. Also, partial-birth abortion is a federal felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Dr. Deborah Nucatola is a top medical official overseeing abortions with Planned Parenthood. Nucatola admits on hidden camera that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses illegal partial-birth abortion procedures to get salable parts, and is aware of its own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up.

Not enough information. Check out these climbing stats of just how many babies are being murdered today.

www.numberofabortions.com/

I will be updating this as I find more information, so if you’d like to contribute to this project, please comment with links below! Let’s stop this racist, immoral, and disgusting organization.

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Summer Is Done, Fall Has Come

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Since the beginning of creating this blog, I’ve had the chance to delve into topics I had never really thought about. From my very first blog post,’The Hobbit Movies’ to the latest post, ‘An Organization Guide for the Struggling, I’ve gotten to expand on opinions of books and movies, giving tips for writing and poetry, and share some of my latest inspirations. It’s been a great few months!

This month, though, I will not be posting anything for about a month. This will give me a chance to write on some new topics and catch up on some posts so I can create some new ideas! Don’t worry, though, I’m planning on coming back around August 28, so when that date comes, you’ll see some new book and movie reviews, more writing tips and advice, and other stuff!

I want to thank everyone who read through my posts and visited my site. I didn’t really imagine that anyone would read this, but I was proved wrong. Your visits, comments, basically anything you do on here mean a ton to me, so on account of everything that has happened in the past four months, thank you!

Hold on, ladies and gentleman, there’s another wave of topics coming soon!

See you on August 28!