You Can’t Oppose Sterilization and Support Abortion

But my local independent paper thinks you can. The Independent (Indy) Weekly devoted a recent three-part series to study forced sterilization and eugenics in America after World War II.

On “Eugenics”
Before I examine what was said and how it relates to abortion, let me first note that I am no supporter of eugenics. Note especially this article on how Planned Parenthood is founded upon eugenics and white supremacist lies.

“Eugenics” is always a case of humans trying to storm heaven’s throne (at which God laughs, Psalm 2), and often is racist murder clothed as social conscience. From a God-less point of view, the Indy Weekly focuses on the second sin, and we’ll agree with them there. Eugenics is a genocide as filthy, hateful, and sickening as the Holocaust.

But Wait, Where’s Abortion?
The reason we ought to re-examine the Indy’s point of view and motivations isn’t that they deride eugenics (they should) but that they fail to make the connection to abortion. Eugenic sterilization is to child-bearing before conception what abortion is after conception: cold-blooded killing.

The Indy (and many other papers, we may estimate) would have us believe that they are an upstanding social watchdog, barking at the sterilized flies on the wall while the bloody pro-choice man bulldozes our front door.

Some watchdog.

Time and time again, the Indy and its writers have supported abortionist policies, candidates, procedures, and funding. They even have ads for Planned Parenthood on their site! This is hardly unbiased reporting. The Indy prefers to use a “nevermind that” policy of failing to connect to eugenics, racism, and genocide to abortion (as others have done masterfully and I’ve done in short here).

Abortion is Racist
“But you haven’t actually connected racist eugenics to abortion, yet, either,” you might say. Here goes:

  • In the year 2000, African-American women made up 12.3% of the US population but accounted for 36.4% of our abortions in 2006.
  • The Guttmacher Institute (AGI) reports that Hispanic women made up 25% of all U.S. abortions in 2008, though they made up just 12.5% of the female population in 20007.
  • Non-Hispanic, white women account for 69% of America’s female population, but make up little over half that number (36%) of all U.S. abortions.
  • Finally, the founder of America’s largest abortion provider, Margaret Sanger, said herself that abortion and child control was all about genocide.
  • All these considered, Planned Parenthood situates themselves in inner-city, poorer areas for good reason. Impoverished minorities are their biggest customers.

(Thanks to the excellent site for many of these stats.)

See, the Indy acts like they stand up for the rights of the oppressed, but they care nothing at all for unborn, minority children, who are being murdered by the hundred-thousands every year. So don’t boo-hoo about sterilization when you hate the unborn. Save us the lies, Indy.

One More Time, For the Record

So next time you read a teary-eared account of how someone struggled through racist sterilization or an “unwanted” pregnancy, remember this: abortion isn’t about (grown) women’s rights, personal choice, peace, privacy, dreams, or “saving the future.” Fighting against it is about the strong protecting the weak, the voices speaking for the voiceless, the rich (in life) caring for the poor who are ready to die, the hero saving the day, parents being parents, and fighting for life, love, family, unborn women’s rights, a mother’s honor, and good versus evil. Carrying, bearing, and loving children is about giving ourselves for the good of another, and that’s what were made in God’s image to do.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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