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Steinem stumps for Kerry - The truth about Margaret Sanger?

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posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 09:48 PM
Well all of you ultra liberals love this chick huh?

Kerry Voters, this is what you are backing, not to mention NAMBLA and other sick folks.....

By JANET ZINK, Times Staff Writer
Published October 4, 2004


TAMPA - At 70 years old, Gloria Steinem cannot be considered the poster child for punk rock music.

But that didn't stop the famous women's rights activist from partnering with, a Washington, D.C., collective of punk bands campaigning against President Bush. invited Steinem to join it in Tampa on Sunday for a concert stop at an Ybor City club. But before taking the stage with the bands Anti-Flag, Strike Anywhere and others, she swung by a Michael Moore rally at the University of South Florida and spoke at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser at the Columbia Restaurant.

"This is the most antireproductive freedom president we've ever had," Steinem said.

As evidence, she pointed to Bush's decisions to spend millions on "abstinence only" sex education, restrict access to the morning-after pill that prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex, and prohibit countries that receive U.S. aid from talking about abortion.

She hopes to mobilize women who normally don't vote to get out and vote for Sen. John Kerry.

"He is a good person with a good heart and a good head," Steinem said of Kerry. "He's always been a feminist."

She also praised his environmental record.

According to polls, Steinem said, 65 percent of single women between the ages of 18 and 65 oppose Bush.

"If those 22-million women had voted (in the last election) at the rate of married women, Bush would not be in office," she said.

Steinem will be back in Florida several more times this month for Kerry rallies organized by Planned Parenthood, said Stephanie Grutman, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood.

This year, for the first time, Planned Parenthood's political arm has endorsed a presidential candidate, Grutman said.

"Women's health care is on the line in this election," she said.

More than 200 people, mostly women, turned out for the fundraiser. They included Alex Sink, a retired banking executive and wife of former gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride; former state Sen. Helen Gordon Davis; and Phyllis Busansky, a Democratic Executive Committee member and former Hillsborough County commissioner.

Stormy Rich, a 21-year-old Florida State University student, said she and two friends drove from Tallahassee to spend just a few hours in Tampa so they could see and hear "the greatest woman in the world."

"We couldn't pass up this opportunity," Rich said. "If it weren't for her, we wouldn't have the rights we have. And with Bush in office, we're still fighting for the same things."

[edit on 4-10-2004 by edsinger]

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:01 PM
I take it that you don't love that chick. Why?

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:05 PM

Originally posted by curme
I take it that you don't love that chick. Why?

Simple - Planned Parrenthood

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:06 PM
Are you seriously comparing Gloria Steinem to NAMBLA? Do you even know who Gloria Steinem is? Isn't the motto of this board "Deny Ignorance"?

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:07 PM
Why does it have to be love or hate?

Gloria Steinem is successful, opinionated, and a champion for women's issues. A truly great woman. I don't have to agree with all her politics to appreciate the significant contributions she has made.

Just my 2 cents.

BTW - A small biography on Steinem

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:24 PM

Originally posted by edsinger

Originally posted by curme
I take it that you don't love that chick. Why?

Simple - Planned Parrenthood

Again let me repeat - PLANNED PARENTHOOD
more details then?

Planned Parenthood
founder Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger: Intellectual moron
Mike S. Adams (archive)

September 23, 2004 | Print | Send

For months, readers have been asking me to do a profile of the life of Margaret Sanger, in order to expose the truth about an evil woman who has been protected for decades by the likes of Planned Parenthood, radical feminists, and various media elites. If you just log on to after reading this editorial, you will see how far some are willing to go to whitewash her reputation, perhaps merely to preserve the “credibility” of the pro-abortion movement.

Contrary to the wishes of some of my readers, I will not be writing a profile of Sanger’s life now or at any time in the future. That is because my friend Dan Flynn has done it to perfection in his outstanding new book, Intellectual Morons. If the 21-page chapter on Sanger were the only chapter in the book, Flynn’s latest (published by Crown Forum) would be well worth the purchase price. Anyone interested in saving the life of the unborn simply cannot afford to miss Dan’s latest work.

Flynn’s characterization of Sanger as a “world-class liar” who “embraced tenets of Nazism, terrorism-and abortion for any reason at any time” sounds harsh at first glance. Regardless, Flynn doesn’t sound harsh for long, because he provides quote after quote to substantiate his allegations. Sometimes he quotes those whose articles Sanger published in The Woman Rebel (TWR). For example, Flynn quotes a TWR article by Robert Thorpe, opining that “lower forms of life must give place to higher forms,” in the context of Thorpe’s call for the assassination of John D. Rockefeller.

But, mostly, Flynn directly quotes Sanger, who, for example, advised women to avoid pregnancy by consuming quinine (a medicine used to fight malaria) and laxatives “to assist with the menstrual flow.” Apparently, in the twisted mind of Margaret Sanger, a bowel movement a day keeps the baby away. Unfortunately for some unsuspecting women, Sanger’s advice didn’t flush out in the final analysis.

Of course, laughing at Margaret Sanger becomes impossible when one gets into Sanger’s ideas about uprooting “human weeds” and establishing work camps for the “unfit.” In 1937, Sanger gave a speech on behalf of those “too inarticulate to speak for themselves.” In her speech, she said the following about blocking the procreation of so-called undesirables:

“(It) makes possible the spread of scientific knowledge of the elements of sound breeding. It makes possible the creation of a new race; a new generation brought into this world consciously conceived. It makes possible the breeding out of human weeds-the defective and criminal classes-(and) the breeding in of the clean, strong and fit instruments to carry the torch of human destiny.”

Margaret Sanger’s following two-step plan (which she proposed to the U.S. Congress) to establish a “Parliament of Population” is also well-documented in the pages of Intellectual Morons:

1. To “control the intake and output of morons (apparently excluding Sanger), mental defectives, epileptics.”
2. To “take an inventory of the secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; classify them in special departments under government medical protection, and segregate them on farms…”

Sanger then went on to summarize her plea to Congress by saying that “fifteen or twenty millions of our population would then be organized into soldiers of defense-defending the unborn against their own disabilities.”

Sanger also had a pretty negative view of Australian, Jewish, and Italian families. She called aboriginal Australians “the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development.” She said the following of the “Jewish people and Italian families”:

“(They) are filling the insane asylums, (they) are filling the hospitals and filling our feeble-minded institutions, (they) are the ones the tax payers have to pay for the upkeep of, and they are increasing the budget of the State, the enormous expense of the State is increasing because of the multiplication of the unfit in this country and in the State.”

Is it any wonder that Sanger spoke at a KKK rally in 1926? Is it any wonder that she said that “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it”?

Dan Flynn tells the truth about Margaret Sanger. And he does it with fairness. He admits to at least one case where a quote of Sanger has been taken out of context by her enemies in order to accuse her of racism. But he uses other quotes properly and honestly to show that the accusations are indeed founded. He does not whitewash Sanger, nor does he smear her reputation unfairly because he disagrees with her politics.

After you read the whitewashed account of Sanger’s life on, read the truth in Dan Flynn’s new book. Then call your local Planned Parenthood office and ask the following questions: Are you proud that Margaret Sanger is your founder? How many black babies do you abort every year? Is an unborn baby a “human weed” or just a sub-human clump of cells? And, finally, how can you look yourself in the mirror every day before you go to work?

posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:27 PM
It is funny how you libearls AVOID this subject!

The Truth about Margaret Sanger

(This article first appeared in the January 20, 1992 edition of Citizen magazine)

How Planned Parenthood Duped America

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.

SNIP per admin req

Sanger set out to have such legislation abolished or amended. Her initial efforts were directed at the Congress with the opening of a Washington, D.C., office of her American Birth Control League in 1926. Sanger wanted to amend section 211 of the U.S. criminal code to allow the interstate shipment and mailing of contraceptives among physicians, druggists and drug manufacturers.

COntinued here if you dare....

[edit on 5-10-2004 by edsinger]

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 09:18 AM
Margaret Sanger was an evil woman. She hated
blacks and her legacy is the millions of dead black
babies who never lived because of abortion.
Thanks for posting the facts about her.

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 10:08 AM
I'm donning my flame retardant suit for this post.Yes, it is true that Margaret Sangar had views that we, today, would and do disagree with heartily. I am the first to condemn racism,bigotry, and ethnic hatred of any kind. With that said, you must put her views, no matter how objectionable, within the context of the times in which she lived. She was a progressive on birth control..which was sorely needed. Her other views, unfortunately, mirrored prevailing American views of the time.
After all these years, I believe that PP should not be held to blame for Sangar's original ideas. Many of our Presidents, of that time period, expressed similar bigoted and ethnically slanted views. In judging today's Planned Parenthood and womens' health issues,we should focus on the present and not be dragged into a fighting match about the work of a woman long dead..whose ideas on many issues have been discredited...especially among the Planned Parenthood organization.
If you feel you can't support PP because of your beliefs on abortion, I can understand that. However,I find it useless to make the argument based on Sangars long-discredited views ...which I repeat..were the prevailing views at that time. That doesn't make those views right. It just means that the American people have not always been champions of democracy, equality, and equal rights for all people.
The difference between Sangar and Steinham is enormous. If you read Steinham's writings, you will find that she, too, is appalled by many of the earlier views on the reasons why birth control should be used.
I cannot understand why birth control should be an issue. Abortion, ok, people have moral qualms about that, but birth control is a sensible alternative to a world in which teenagers are having children and the social issues that arise out of that.
If this post angers some people,I'm sorry, but, as a woman, I find it really incredible that the entire birth control movement is being judged on something that is historically irrelevant today. People who use and advocate birth control do not do so for the reason Sangar proposed, but for family planning reasons, to avoid unwanted pregnancies and ,thus,cut the abortion rate etc. etc. etc. And, I'm a Catholic. So, the Pope can damn me for my views on birth control.
As a college teacher, I saw far too many young women struggling to make it who had 3 children by the age of 20. They didn't choose abortion (and,morally,I'm on their side for that),but proper birth control would have avoided a world of hurt for them and for others as well.

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 11:03 AM

Originally posted by joey
I cannot understand why birth control should be an issue.
I'm a Catholic. So, the Pope can damn me for my views on birth control.

Birth Control is condemed by the Catholic church for many reasons,
but if you want the biblical reason, it's Onanism. The bible says
'no' to artificial birth control. It was a 'sin' according to God and
punishable by death in the old testament. There is a discussion
about this going on here at ATS on the 'is homosexuality a sin' thread
in the religious conspiracy forum.

Birth Control is an issue because it goes against the bible and
against the Christian religion. It was illegal in America up until
75 years ago or so. EVERY Christian group (yes, even the
protestants) said it was a major sin and could not be practiced.

In the eyes of many people, Margaret Sanger pulled people
away from the word of God. Birth Control = unwed sex =
go to hell.

(Don't shoot me, I'm just the messanger of info)

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 08:55 PM
I know the doctrine of the Catholic Church well. However, I do not agree that the doctrine of Our Church should be the laws of the land. Catholics should practice their Church's teachings (as I do by the way) but not impose them upon the rest of the populace. Most Protestant Churches no longer condemn birth control and I believe that they should be allowed to practice those beliefs.This is not a Catholic Theocracy but a democracy comrpised of many religions. I'm not going to shoot the messenger.

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 09:19 PM

Originally posted by edsinger
"This is the most antireproductive freedom president we've ever had," Steinem said.

As evidence, she pointed to Bush's decisions to spend millions on "abstinence only" sex education, restrict access to the morning-after pill that prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex, and prohibit countries that receive U.S. aid from talking about abortion.

Sorry, but teaching abstinence only to teens can't be all bad. I truly believe having sex at too young an age is not productive or emotionally healthy, in general.
It's quite obvious teens know how to have sex and if they indulge they need to have safe sex. But, they shouldalso know how to just say no!
Just my opinion.

BTW, thanks for the truth about Ms. Sanger. Too bad history is not taught in schools. 'Cause that sure ain't what I learned about her

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 09:50 PM

Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe

BTW, thanks for the truth about Ms. Sanger. Too bad history is not taught in schools. 'Cause that sure ain't what I learned about her

Thanks, I was asked to CUT the quotes, so I hope folks will follow the links and learn the truth. It IS the GLOBAL agenda of these elistist.

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