Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi accepts Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, a US politician who is well-known for her public love for abortion, accepted an award from Planned Parenthood last night which is named after its founder, Margaret Sanger. This is the highest “honor” that Planned Parenthood awards to anyone. Margaret Sanger’s eugenic beliefs are well-documented, and generally – aside from this annual awards night – keeps Sanger’s memory under lock and key, and for good reason.

Margaret Sanger was an unsavory character in more ways than one, but perhaps most telling are her eugenic beliefs regarding minorities and the impoverished. Sanger audaciously broadcast her support for the elimination of populations she viewed as unfit. Some of her most shocking quotes can be found here.   Nancy Pelosi even famously claimed that abortion is “sacred ground” (see below).

Her claims to ascribe to Catholic teaching are thus delusional, and she has a brazen disregard for the Church’s moral compass on all issues relating to the dignity of human life. Pelosi was lauded by Planned Parenthood, not for safeguarding the sacredness of human life, but for diametrically shifting the debate to suggest  that there is something “sacred” about the choice to end that life.

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation, said this about Nancy Pelosi being chosen as the Margaret Sanger Award recipient:

No one is more deserving of this honor than Leader Pelosi, who has fought tirelessly throughout her career to protect and expand women’s access to health care. As the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House, Leader Pelosi recognized that women’s health is a mainstream issue impacting women and families. Her leadership in passing the Affordable Care Act and her ongoing commitment ensures that the promise of the law is realized for millions of women as the greatest advancement for women’s health in a generation.

To translate those serpentine semantics, Cecile is explaining that Nancy Pelosi’s pro-abortion stance and belief that abortion is “sacred ground” has helped to ensure that, on a federal level, pre-born Americans remain bereft of the right to life and can potentially be killed right up until the day they are due to be born. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, accurately sums up the gravity of Pelosi’s stance:

…in accepting the Sanger award, Pelosi takes her bond with Planned Parenthood to a new level. The award aligns Pelosi not only with the interests of the abortion enterprise but, perhaps unconsciously, with its founder, a self-avowed devotee of negative eugenics.

Not only did Sanger help to form and nurture the eugenics movement in the United States – through her writing and public speaking – but she preached the eugenic gospel of decrying charitable efforts on behalf of the poor as a form of “cruelty,” because such efforts helped them breed more of their kind and drain resources and attention from the well-born.  Naturally, social forces that favored such philanthropy, mainly religious entities offering homes and shelters for unwed mothers, became objects of her severe scorn.

  • Ingrid Heimark

    They hate charity, because more poor people will survive, no wonder they hate CPCs…

    • MamaBear

      But, they want the poor who do survive to be dependent on them through welfare, too. If the CPC helps the mother get a job or stay in school, or after counseling of them both, the father takes responsibility to help support, or even to marry the mother, or the mother’s parents are convinced to stand by her through this, those are things that will break that cycle of poverty.

      • Basset_Hound

        Oh but we CAN’T have women building stable relationships with men and getting married to their children’s father (or better yet, getting married THEN having children). Women are supposed to be “free and equal”. That means they have to enjoy “no rings, no strings” one night stands just as much as irresponsible men do.

        • MamaBear

          Even though how we built this country was through men and women who were in stable relationships (married) and having children.
          Those covered wagons were not typically single men or women.

          • Basset_Hound

            Though sometimes the single women came out by themselves to seek eligible men. It was also quickly realized that nurturing women provided a civilizing effect on lawless Western towns.

          • MamaBear

            Also, something I found out from dabbling in genealogy for a few years, it was typical for one or two young men of an extended family to go west, seek out a good place to settle, then send for the rest of the family and often other friends and neighbors. It was not unusual for them to have left a wife and kids behind in the care of the extended family.
            There were a lot of Boones at Booneville, Kentucky, besides Daniel Boone’s wife and kids.
            You have to have a great deal of family stability for that to work.