Clarence Thomas Exposes Planned Parenthood

Jun 16, 2019

If Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had her way, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas might never have been born. That's the hard-to-escape conclusion from the eye-popping opinion Thomas recently issued.

Read more below and stand with Liberty Counsel as we defend Sandra Merritt from the abortion giant's fierce legal assault on this pro-life hero —Mat.

In a riveting 20-page opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas summarized the history of the eugenics movement and the leading role played by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.

"Sanger recognized the eugenic potential of her cause," Justice Thomas wrote. In her view, "birth-control advocates and eugenicists were 'seeking a single end'—'to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.'"

And the "unfit," Thomas adds, were often defined "along racial lines."

Sanger placed her first birth control clinic in Harlem. Thomas wrote that she launched her "'Negro Project,' an effort to promote birth control in poor, Southern black communities,” in 1939.

Thomas, incidentally, grew up in one of those poverty-stricken communities -- Pin Point, Georgia.

Sanger recognized that some blacks were suspicious of her motives, as Thomas observed:

She later emphasized that black ministers should be involved in the program, noting, "'We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.'"

And Sanger is not the only Planned Parenthood leader linked to eugenics. Justice Thomas notes that "Planned Parenthood President Alan Guttmacher . . . endorsed abortion for eugenic reasons and promoted it as a means of controlling the population and improving its quality."

Justice Thomas also revealed the staggering disparity in abortion rates between African-American and white women—nearly 3.5 times higher for black women.

“There are areas of New York City," he stated, "in which black children are more likely to be aborted than they are to be born alive—and are up to eight times more likely to be aborted than white children in the same area.”

What’s happening approaches genocide. And there's a likely reason. Some 79 percent of Planned Parenthood's abortion facilities are within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods, as Protecting Black Life reports.

Despite its past, Planned Parenthood today is a wealthy $1.7 billion business with abortion at the "core" of its mission. It commits some 330,000 abortions annually and took in $563 million from taxpayers in 2017.

Now it's suing Sandra Merritt in a retaliatory lawsuit designed to crush her First Amendment freedom. The abortion firm is furious because Sandra exposed Planned Parenthood's grotesque trade in human body parts taken from the preborn babies the abortion giant kills nationwide.

+  +  Desperate attempt to silence Sandra...

This outrageous lawsuit is a desperate attempt to silence Sandra and protect the hideous business of selling baby body parts.

There is no question that Planned Parenthood's lawsuit should be dismissed. The motions for summary judgement hearing is July 17 in a San Francisco federal court. And the full trial, if it takes place, will start in late September and go on for weeks.

Your generosity now is crucial as we prepare for the mid-July hearing.

We are also defending Sandra against criminal felony charges brought by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has taken in thousands in campaign donations from the abortion provider.

Both California and Planned Parenthood have put a huge target on Sandra's back. We are fighting in hostile territory (San Francisco), but we must defend Sandra, who did nothing wrong.

+  +  Legal expenses soaring.

Liberty Counsel lawyers have already taken part in some 40 depositions in these cases, each requiring the direct involvement of our legal team. Planned Parenthood attorneys, for example, deposed Sandra for 11 hours!

Because our legal team must travel to California—and stay there for extended periods—we face soaring airfare, hotel and car rental expenses.

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