PP pretends that Sanger's policies no longer impact the organization she birthed which they try to portray as compassionate and concerned about women. But their modern history is just as sick as their distant past. And Randy illustrates it.
In 1969 then Vice President of PP, Frederick Jaffe, sent a memo to the head of the Population Counsil, Bernard Berelson. It included a table of "Proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility." These included discouraging marriage, indoctrinating children in schools, encouraging homosexuality, economic disincentives, and more draconian actions like compulsory abortion/sterilization, requiring permits to have children, and putting sterilizing agents in the water.
Here's what Randy writes about the memo:
The infamous Jaffe/Berlelson Memo from Planned Parenthood Vice President Frederick S. Jaffe to Bernard Berelson, President of Rockefeller’s Population Council describes various means of population control including increasing homosexuality and compulsory abortion and sterilization. The Memo was first made public in 1970 by the U.S. Coalition for Life. The Memo was taken from “A Family Planning Perspectives Special Supplement” published by Planned Parenthood-World Population. A copy of the Memo in its original format is available from the USCL Research Library at the above link. Make sure your Representative and Senators get a copy of the Memo.PP is not now and never has been about "helping women." It is about population control and eliminating "unwanted" and "undesirable" elements in our society. They have always worked hand in hand with the population controllers. The irony is that many of these "undesirables" are helping to advance PP's agenda.
The Significance of the Jaffe/Berelson Memo
The Jaffe/Berelson Memo was drawn up by Jaffe as a companion piece to Berelson’s paper, “Beyond Family Planning,” published in the Population Council’s February 1969 issue of Studies in Family Planning. According to Berelson, federal family planning programs are “the first step to population control.” Why? Berelson answers, “Probably because from a broad political standpoint it is the most acceptable one: since closely tied to maternal and child care it can be perceived as a health measure beyond dispute; and since voluntary it can be justified as a contribution to the effective personal freedom of individual couples.” Is Berelson saying that Congress was duped into supporting Title X birth limitation programs in 1970 under the guise of maternal health care and volunteerism, when in fact, Congress was taking its first step toward population control, which unlike “family planning” includes a wide range of compulsory means of population reduction including compulsory abortion and sterilization and social constraints such as “encouraging increased homosexuality?” If federal “family planning” programs are indeed stepping stones to totalitarian population control by the State, then it is time, indeed, that Uncle Sam got himself out of the birth limitation business. Cutting Planned Parenthood funding is an excellent first step toward this goal.
Contact your representatives in Congress and your senators. Demand that they defund this eugenics group (that particularly targets poor minorities) in any upcoming continuing resolution or budget bill. Send them the link to the Jaffe/Berelson memo. Keep your message short and polite but firm. DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!