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ahandsomenerd asked: Why are you not worried about grown human live that are thrown away every day, like what is happening in Ferguson

Why do you assume that I’m not worried about grown human life that is thrown away every day? Pretty harsh assumption. You’ll note that I haven’t been posting on this blog about what’s going on with the persecution of Christians in the middle east, either. I’m a strong Catholic myself; just because I’m not posting about something doesn’t mean that I don’t have concern about said something. This is a pro-life blog focused on a specific area of the pro-life movement, namely the war on the unborn.

You put those words in my mouth; I never said anything that even implied that I don’t care about other offenses against human life. Good try though. Really.

by-grace-of-god:

Sign Language Interpreter at Planned Parenthood Shares Heartbreaking Story of Having to Interpret Abortion
I was eighteen when I took a job as a sign language interpreter at Planned Parenthood. I was raised Roman Catholic, but I was Catholic in the same way that Olive Garden is an authentic Italian restaurant: just because you throw some fancy words on the menu doesn’t make it genuine.
For me, abortion was not a choice that I would make personally, but the way I saw it, who was I to judge another woman for having one? I didn’t know her life. I didn’t know her circumstances, and I had prided myself my whole life on not judging people without knowing their full story.
A deaf friend referred me to the job opening at a Boston clinic, and it paid well. I averaged about $100 an hour for my services! That’s all it was to me, a job to make money for my upcoming college tuition. I didn’t work often, maybe one or two days a week, and traveled around to the Boston-area clinics when needed. For the most part, I interpreted for women seeking counseling, getting prescriptions for birth control, or just getting general information about sexual health. It all seemed innocent enough.
Deep down, however, I must have known I was doing something wrong. I told people I worked for a “family services counseling center.” I figured that wasn’t completely a lie. The trouble was, most people took that to mean that I was going into the world and doing good: interpreting for families living in poverty, or families who were trying to keep themselves together. Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood offered all kinds of services, in the back of my mind I knew that at the root of it they really were just an abortion clinic.
The worst day of my life—and an anniversary I never forget when it comes every year—is Thursday, November 1, 2012. I was called in to interpret for a “medical procedure.” I arrived early, and chatted with the receptionist as I did every day. I grabbed a cup of coffee and waited for the client to arrive. While I waited, I went over her file. I’ll call her Kate. She was twenty-three and had been deaf since birth. Kate estimated that she was about eighteen weeks pregnant.
At 10:30 sharp, we entered the operating room. That’s when my stomach started to turn. Previously, when I’d read “medical procedure,” it had been for ultrasounds. But this was different – we were in an OR. The lights were too bright for the size of the room. There were cold-looking metal objects on a table. I was in an abortion.
I tried to remain calm. I interpreted back and forth, but when the murder began, I lost it. As I watched the doctor pull this life out, limb by limb, I couldn’t help but let the tears start to fall. What I had thought would be just lumps of blood clots were body parts. Arms, a torso, legs, and a head. I felt as if I was suffocating. As soon as it was over, I ran from the room. I collapsed in the hallway and sobbed uncontrollably. To this day, I haven’t cried like that since. A security guard rushed me into his office. I realize now that it was probably not to console me, but because I was scaring the patients.
I quit my job that afternoon. I went into the manager’s office and signed my papers. Abortion was not a strong enough word for what I had witnessed. Murder wasn’t even good enough a word. To me, murder implied that the person might have been capable of fighting back. No, this was a slaughter.
I don’t think I will ever fully recover from what I saw that day. A human life, a BABY, had been ripped from its mother’s body, piece by piece. It is the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think of before I go to bed. I still have nightmares about it sometimes. Whenever I see a child around two, I imagine that that is how old the aborted baby would be now. I can’t help but wonder who that baby would have become. Maybe she would have been an artist. Maybe he would have dreamed of being a firefighter. Maybe she would have gone on to become a doctor who saved lives; maybe he would have become a teacher.
With counseling, I have come to accept that God forgives me for the act that I was a part of, but I am still working on forgiving myself. The only thing that consoles me on the nights that it keeps me up is knowing that that baby is now in Heaven, enjoying Eternal Life. After what this world put it through, I think that’s a good place to be.

by-grace-of-god:

Sign Language Interpreter at Planned Parenthood Shares Heartbreaking Story of Having to Interpret Abortion

I was eighteen when I took a job as a sign language interpreter at Planned Parenthood. I was raised Roman Catholic, but I was Catholic in the same way that Olive Garden is an authentic Italian restaurant: just because you throw some fancy words on the menu doesn’t make it genuine.

For me, abortion was not a choice that I would make personally, but the way I saw it, who was I to judge another woman for having one? I didn’t know her life. I didn’t know her circumstances, and I had prided myself my whole life on not judging people without knowing their full story.

A deaf friend referred me to the job opening at a Boston clinic, and it paid well. I averaged about $100 an hour for my services! That’s all it was to me, a job to make money for my upcoming college tuition. I didn’t work often, maybe one or two days a week, and traveled around to the Boston-area clinics when needed. For the most part, I interpreted for women seeking counseling, getting prescriptions for birth control, or just getting general information about sexual health. It all seemed innocent enough.

Deep down, however, I must have known I was doing something wrong. I told people I worked for a “family services counseling center.” I figured that wasn’t completely a lie. The trouble was, most people took that to mean that I was going into the world and doing good: interpreting for families living in poverty, or families who were trying to keep themselves together. Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood offered all kinds of services, in the back of my mind I knew that at the root of it they really were just an abortion clinic.

The worst day of my life—and an anniversary I never forget when it comes every year—is Thursday, November 1, 2012. I was called in to interpret for a “medical procedure.” I arrived early, and chatted with the receptionist as I did every day. I grabbed a cup of coffee and waited for the client to arrive. While I waited, I went over her file. I’ll call her Kate. She was twenty-three and had been deaf since birth. Kate estimated that she was about eighteen weeks pregnant.

At 10:30 sharp, we entered the operating room. That’s when my stomach started to turn. Previously, when I’d read “medical procedure,” it had been for ultrasounds. But this was different – we were in an OR. The lights were too bright for the size of the room. There were cold-looking metal objects on a table. I was in an abortion.

I tried to remain calm. I interpreted back and forth, but when the murder began, I lost it. As I watched the doctor pull this life out, limb by limb, I couldn’t help but let the tears start to fall. What I had thought would be just lumps of blood clots were body parts. Arms, a torso, legs, and a head. I felt as if I was suffocating. As soon as it was over, I ran from the room. I collapsed in the hallway and sobbed uncontrollably. To this day, I haven’t cried like that since. A security guard rushed me into his office. I realize now that it was probably not to console me, but because I was scaring the patients.

I quit my job that afternoon. I went into the manager’s office and signed my papers. Abortion was not a strong enough word for what I had witnessed. Murder wasn’t even good enough a word. To me, murder implied that the person might have been capable of fighting back. No, this was a slaughter.

I don’t think I will ever fully recover from what I saw that day. A human life, a BABY, had been ripped from its mother’s body, piece by piece. It is the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think of before I go to bed. I still have nightmares about it sometimes. Whenever I see a child around two, I imagine that that is how old the aborted baby would be now. I can’t help but wonder who that baby would have become. Maybe she would have been an artist. Maybe he would have dreamed of being a firefighter. Maybe she would have gone on to become a doctor who saved lives; maybe he would have become a teacher.

With counseling, I have come to accept that God forgives me for the act that I was a part of, but I am still working on forgiving myself. The only thing that consoles me on the nights that it keeps me up is knowing that that baby is now in Heaven, enjoying Eternal Life. After what this world put it through, I think that’s a good place to be.

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  • Pro-Choice: Your body your choice!
  • Pregnant teen: I want to keep my baby!
  • Pro-Choice: Are you sure? It's really hard to be a teen parent!
  • Pregnant teen: You're right, it is going to be hard. Maybe you can-
  • Pro-Choice: ISN'T IT SO GREAT THAT WE'RE HERE FOR YOU? YOU CAN SCHEDULE YOUR ABORTION RIGHT NOW!
  • Pregnant teen: Actually, I was kind of thinking maybe you could give me some sources for diapers or something? Because they're expensive.
  • Pro-Choice: THIS IS WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAY FOR CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION! DIAPERS ARE EXPENSIVE!
  • Pregnant teen: Yeah, they are, and I want help with THAT, not with-
  • Pro-Choice: BABIES ARE SO EXPENSIVE! LET'S PREVENT THEM FROM HAPPENING! YOUR BODY YOUR CHOICE!
  • Pregnant teen: Ok but I'm choosing to keep the baby!
  • Pro-Choice: HAVE SOME GOVERNMENT CONTRACEPTIVES! THEY'LL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER! WE ALSO COVER ABORTIONS!
  • Pregnant teen: BUT DO YOU COVER MATERNITY LEAVE? DO YOU COVER DAYCARE? DO YOU COVER PEDIATRICIANS? GYNECOLOGISTS? DIAPERS? BLANKETS? PACIFIERS?
  • HOW IS IT A CHOICE IF ALL YOU'LL HELP ME WITH IS CONTRACEPTIVES OR ABORTION?
cultureshift:

Pro-abortion activists like to claim that Gosnell was in business because of Pro-Life laws. The reality is that Gosnell’s abortion clinic went 17 years without an inspection because of ‘pro-choice’ politics. Those in favor of killing unborn children refuse to accept any regulations or laws that restrict those who do the killing. And that is the cold hard truth.

In 1999, high-level Pennsylvania officials met to consider starting up regular inspections again but decided not to, state lawyer Kenneth Brody testified, according to the grand jury report. He told the grand jury that officials were concerned that abortion clinics wouldn’t meet inspection standards and then there “would be less abortion facilities.”

Learn more.

cultureshift:

Pro-abortion activists like to claim that Gosnell was in business because of Pro-Life laws. The reality is that Gosnell’s abortion clinic went 17 years without an inspection because of ‘pro-choice’ politics. Those in favor of killing unborn children refuse to accept any regulations or laws that restrict those who do the killing. And that is the cold hard truth.

In 1999, high-level Pennsylvania officials met to consider starting up regular inspections again but decided not to, state lawyer Kenneth Brody testified, according to the grand jury report. He told the grand jury that officials were concerned that abortion clinics wouldn’t meet inspection standards and then there “would be less abortion facilities.”

Learn more.

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cultureshift:

It only takes basic common sense to know that abortion kills an innocent living human being, not a ‘blob of tissue’. Reject the lies required to accept the killing of little unborn boys and girls.
Stand for Life.

cultureshift:

It only takes basic common sense to know that abortion kills an innocent living human being, not a ‘blob of tissue’. Reject the lies required to accept the killing of little unborn boys and girls.

Stand for Life.

oregonrighttolife:



This photo was taken at the University of Minnesota by photographer Robert Wolfe in 1972. It was taken during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. No one can deny the humanity of the unborn even in these early stages.A doctor who was present for the surgery later shared this testimony:“Years ago, while giving an anesthetic for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy (at 2 months), I was handed what I believe was the smallest living human ever seen. The embryo sac was intact and transparent. Within the sac was a tiny human male swimming extremely vigorously in the amniotic fluid, while attached to the wall by the umbilical cord. This tiny human was perfectly developed, with long, tapering fingers, feet and toes. It was almost transparent, as regards the skin, and the delicate arteries and veins were prominent to the ends of the fingers. The baby was extremely alive and did not look at all like the photos and drawings of ‘embryos’ which I have seen. When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost its life and took on the appearance of what is accepted as the appearance of an embryo at this stage, blunt extremities, etc.” —Paul E. Rockwell, M.D.

oregonrighttolife:

This photo was taken at the University of Minnesota by photographer Robert Wolfe in 1972. It was taken during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. No one can deny the humanity of the unborn even in these early stages.

A doctor who was present for the surgery later shared this testimony:

“Years ago, while giving an anesthetic for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy (at 2 months), I was handed what I believe was the smallest living human ever seen. The embryo sac was intact and transparent. Within the sac was a tiny human male swimming extremely vigorously in the amniotic fluid, while attached to the wall by the umbilical cord. This tiny human was perfectly developed, with long, tapering fingers, feet and toes. It was almost transparent, as regards the skin, and the delicate arteries and veins were prominent to the ends of the fingers. The baby was extremely alive and did not look at all like the photos and drawings of ‘embryos’ which I have seen. When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost its life and took on the appearance of what is accepted as the appearance of an embryo at this stage, blunt extremities, etc.” 

—Paul E. Rockwell, M.D.

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asker

Anonymous asked: no one uses "clump of cells" arguments on pc side. am p sure pl need to convince themselves is more than that so they keep saying it. every pl argue comes with "clump of cells" man. you fail at this.

cultureshift:

This ask references this post.

You are deluding yourself. Watch this video to see the true face of your ‘movement’.

As disgusting as the woman was in that video, she is a shining light on the hill compared to you. At least she is ignorant to the life that grows within the womb. You know the humanity of the unborn child and yet you champion for their destruction. You are the worst kind of human being. You would see another die so that you could live as you please.

If we do not forcefully confront the evil of human abortion, we will all someday be consumed by its toxic ideology. When we fail to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, who will speak for us when our voice is too weak to be heard?

"No one uses ‘clumps of cells’ arguments on PC side."

What planet is this anon living on???

asker

Anonymous asked: why do you even give a shit about what other people do with their bodies, it's their body it should be their choice

cultureshift:

Why do you even give a shit about what other people do with their newborns? It’s their newborn it should be their choice.

That is why I care. Because our value as a human being did not change just because we slipped through our mother’s cervix. Killing a child while they are receiving nourishment through their umbilical cord is the same as killing a child while they are receiving nourishment through their mother’s breast.

Dependence on one’s mother does not erase one’s humanity.

I don’t care what people do with their bodies. I care what they do with their children living in their bodies.

Let me ask you, anon. Why do YOU care if people self-harm, have eating disorders, or even commit suicide? Are those actions not (ACTUALLY) done to someone’s own body?

My husband gave me an ultimatum: go and get an abortion or he would leave. As the sole parent’s pension was an absolute pittance in those days, I felt that I had no choice… Inside myself I was thinking, “Oh, please don’t let this happen – I want to keep this child; I think it will be a boy, a little brother for my daughter. I wish my husband would accept this child too and not make me have it aborted.” Each night when my husband came home from work, I begged him, “Please don’t make me have an abortion. Please don’t make me kill our child. Please, why can I just have this baby?

A woman describes being coerced into abortion. After she aborted her baby, their marriage later broke up anyway.

Melinda Tankard Reist Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief after Abortion (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 2007) 25

Women being pressured to abort by their partners is very common. In fact, one study shows that 64% of women going in for an abortion had been coerced and were not making the choice completely by their own free will. This is not “choice” like the feminists say. Read more about coerced abortion here.

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cultureshift:

mnprolife:

Life before birth.Click here to watch a video about when life begins.

Embrace the reality of the unborn child - of what you once were. Embrace Life. Protect Life. Stand for Life.

cultureshift:

mnprolife:

Life before birth.

Click here to watch a video about when life begins.

Embrace the reality of the unborn child - of what you once were. Embrace Life. Protect Life. Stand for Life.

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mediamattersforamerica:

Jon Stewart gets it right on Hobby Lobby. 


You are aware that Hobby Lobby is providing 16 of the 20 approved (that’s 80%, y’all) birth control methods and that the only ones they are not providing are pills that are actually abortifaicents, right? And nobody’s keeping HL’s employees from getting the other four kinds. HL also hasn’t forbidden their employees from seeking the abortifaicents; they just don’t want to pay for the abortifaicents.

mediamattersforamerica:

Jon Stewart gets it right on Hobby Lobby. 

You are aware that Hobby Lobby is providing 16 of the 20 approved (that’s 80%, y’all) birth control methods and that the only ones they are not providing are pills that are actually abortifaicents, right? And nobody’s keeping HL’s employees from getting the other four kinds. HL also hasn’t forbidden their employees from seeking the abortifaicents; they just don’t want to pay for the abortifaicents.

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by-grace-of-god:

brokenxan:

lythar-wolfe:

brokenxan:

daeva-agas:

by-grace-of-god:

iowamama:

by-grace-of-god:

iowamama:

I can name a whole list of people that I personally know that used 2 forms of birth control and still got pregnant. So clearly they made the choice to not have a baby before the intercourse.

I’m not denying that they were trying to prevent the pregnancy. I recognize what you’re saying.
I would say that their intent was clear that they didn’t desire to have a baby by using birth control but by having intercourse which by its very nature has the possibility of creating new life, they are taking the risk that they will conceive. 
Once human life has been created (and they have already become parents once the sperm has fertilized the egg) the choice then becomes:
‘Do I recognize that this is a human? Do I have the right to end this life?’ Sadly, in too many cases, the choice is made to ignore the child’s humanity and to destroy the life they created, (whether they desired/intended to create life in the first place or not.)

I thank you for your calm response. I do have a very different opinion than you though. I don’t think anyone is denying that the fetus is a human. They’re denying it is a human being. Which is very different. I still support the right to an abortion for anyone who wants one. I mean, I was just 19 when I became pregnant. I continued my pregnancy because I felt it was best for me at that current moment. Had I fallen pregnant any sooner than what I did, I can say with most certainty I would’ve had an abortion. I do not think that if people don’t want to get pregnant that they shouldn’t have sex. Wanting to have sex is natural. It is an instinct. There is nothing wrong with it. And it certainly does not condone pregnancy as a punishment for it.

That is awesome that you chose life for your child and inspiring that you did so at the age of 19! Yet you still stand for the right for a woman to end the life of her own child? 
Isn’t your notion of differentiating between a human vs. a human being simply an attempt to split hairs to justify the act of killing a preborn child? You admit the child is ‘human’, isn’t that enough?
And I agree that sex is beautiful and natural and that pregnancy is NOT a punishment for it. It is the logical, wonderful conclusion of the act of creation.

You know… this will probably invite hate, but I agree that “if you don’t want to get pregnant, don’t have sex” is a perfectly sensible argument.
"Wanting to have sex is natural. It is an instinct. There is nothing wrong with it."
True. And human beings also have this thing called reason, rational thinking, and self-control. “Because instincts” is not an excuse. That’s how animals behave. We aren’t animals. We can control our instincts.
People committed to a diet can resist the urge to eat food that will ruin the diet. Athletes wake up terribly early to train even though their instincts probably tell them they want more sleep. Humans are above instincts. That’s what make us better than animals.
"And it certainly does not condone pregnancy as a punishment for it."
That’s not punishment. That’s natural order of things. Fire burns your hand if you touch it. If you don’t eat, you get hungry. You grow older. You die. If you have sex, there’s always a chance that you get pregnant.
Just because you can have sex casually doesn’t dismiss the fact that sex is still means for reproduction. That’s just how things work in this universe.

The argument these keep using is over CONSENSUAL SEX…. not the one that really hits home for me. Getting pregnant via rape. You say you have a choice? Well, not if you are raped. Rapists do not always use protection, rude of them, I know. The closest mine got was bashing my head with a rock and wrapping his hands around my throat and squeezing tightly. Guess my body didn’t understand at the time I had a choice on if I got pregnant or not.

This is honestly the calmest fucking discussion of abortion pros and cons I’ve ever seen in my life jfc.
You guys rock.

Well calm until it got to mine but really, who fucking cares about the rape survivor, right? God… I wish my attacker succeeded to kill me.

I’m truly sorry that you had to suffer through a rape. I cannot imagine the pain you’ve been through. This meme is NOT referring to those who had no choice but to those who did. Of course, you did not choose it.
I’m saddened to hear you say you wished your attacker had succeeded in ending your life. I hope and pray that you find healing and peace.

by-grace-of-god:

brokenxan:

lythar-wolfe:

brokenxan:

daeva-agas:

by-grace-of-god:

iowamama:

by-grace-of-god:

iowamama:

I can name a whole list of people that I personally know that used 2 forms of birth control and still got pregnant. So clearly they made the choice to not have a baby before the intercourse.

I’m not denying that they were trying to prevent the pregnancy. I recognize what you’re saying.

I would say that their intent was clear that they didn’t desire to have a baby by using birth control but by having intercourse which by its very nature has the possibility of creating new life, they are taking the risk that they will conceive. 

Once human life has been created (and they have already become parents once the sperm has fertilized the egg) the choice then becomes:

Do I recognize that this is a human? Do I have the right to end this life?’ Sadly, in too many cases, the choice is made to ignore the child’s humanity and to destroy the life they created, (whether they desired/intended to create life in the first place or not.)

I thank you for your calm response. I do have a very different opinion than you though. I don’t think anyone is denying that the fetus is a human. They’re denying it is a human being. Which is very different. I still support the right to an abortion for anyone who wants one. I mean, I was just 19 when I became pregnant. I continued my pregnancy because I felt it was best for me at that current moment. Had I fallen pregnant any sooner than what I did, I can say with most certainty I would’ve had an abortion. I do not think that if people don’t want to get pregnant that they shouldn’t have sex. Wanting to have sex is natural. It is an instinct. There is nothing wrong with it. And it certainly does not condone pregnancy as a punishment for it.

That is awesome that you chose life for your child and inspiring that you did so at the age of 19! Yet you still stand for the right for a woman to end the life of her own child? 

Isn’t your notion of differentiating between a human vs. a human being simply an attempt to split hairs to justify the act of killing a preborn child? You admit the child is ‘human’, isn’t that enough?

And I agree that sex is beautiful and natural and that pregnancy is NOT a punishment for it. It is the logical, wonderful conclusion of the act of creation.

You know… this will probably invite hate, but I agree that “if you don’t want to get pregnant, don’t have sex” is a perfectly sensible argument.

"Wanting to have sex is natural. It is an instinct. There is nothing wrong with it."

True. And human beings also have this thing called reason, rational thinking, and self-control. “Because instincts” is not an excuse. That’s how animals behave. We aren’t animals. We can control our instincts.

People committed to a diet can resist the urge to eat food that will ruin the diet. Athletes wake up terribly early to train even though their instincts probably tell them they want more sleep. Humans are above instincts. That’s what make us better than animals.

"And it certainly does not condone pregnancy as a punishment for it."

That’s not punishment. That’s natural order of things. Fire burns your hand if you touch it. If you don’t eat, you get hungry. You grow older. You die. If you have sex, there’s always a chance that you get pregnant.

Just because you can have sex casually doesn’t dismiss the fact that sex is still means for reproduction. That’s just how things work in this universe.

The argument these keep using is over CONSENSUAL SEX…. not the one that really hits home for me. Getting pregnant via rape. You say you have a choice? Well, not if you are raped. Rapists do not always use protection, rude of them, I know. The closest mine got was bashing my head with a rock and wrapping his hands around my throat and squeezing tightly. Guess my body didn’t understand at the time I had a choice on if I got pregnant or not.

This is honestly the calmest fucking discussion of abortion pros and cons I’ve ever seen in my life jfc.

You guys rock.

Well calm until it got to mine but really, who fucking cares about the rape survivor, right? God… I wish my attacker succeeded to kill me.

I’m truly sorry that you had to suffer through a rape. I cannot imagine the pain you’ve been through. This meme is NOT referring to those who had no choice but to those who did. Of course, you did not choose it.

I’m saddened to hear you say you wished your attacker had succeeded in ending your life. I hope and pray that you find healing and peace.

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badwolfcomplex:

darcylewisinthetardis:

rightwinged:

profuckingchoice:

If you are pro life, you are most definitely misogynist, ableist, and classist.

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This “argument” gets thrown around all the time, yet it’s pro-“choicers” who support both the “medical procedure” that deliberately and systematically eliminates girls, the disabled, the poor, and people of color, and the organization, Planned Parenthood, that Margaret Sanger founded to further her white supremacist, eugenicist agenda. 

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