By Ryan Bomberger, Co-Founder of The Radiance Foundation and husband to a true feminist
If Planned Parenthood were a patient (at least one they haven’t aborted), it could be diagnosed with one of many behavioral disorders. But the primary diagnosis would be…mythomania. This psychological disorder is marked by an “excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating.” In other words, fake feminism.
The billion-dollar abortion giant blatantly lies about basic biology and human development, peer-reviewed medical studies on birth control’s increased risk of breast cancer, overpopulation, and deliberate racial targeting. But the pathological lying, fed by billions of our tax dollars over the years, knows no end.
Women’s history has to be radically altered for the abortion-centered “nonprofit” to generate millions in profit. One would think that Planned Parenthood’s most recent president, Cecile Richards, with a degree in History, would easily know the claims made on their site are ludicrously false. But this is what it means to Richards and others, who make a living off of abortions, to “trust women”. They fear people knowing the truth of their racist eugenic origins and their primary mission of population control that their mythomania kicks into high gear.
Founding feminists‘ prolife profiles, like that of Susan B. Anthony, are ignored because they represented true feminism. She called abortion “child murder”…not illegal abortion…simply abortion. In her fierce publication, The Revolution (March 12, 1868, pg 146), she declared: “There must be a remedy even for such a crying evil as this.” Leading feminists, many of them proud mothers, embraced everything that made them women while fighting fearlessly for equality.
Planned Parenthood has nothing but antipathy toward women who believe like the founding feminists and the abortion chain shows, daily, how much it truly distrusts women to make informed decisions. It’s why fake feminists and their legislative allies have worked, so desperately, to shut down pregnancy resource centers that offer mothers and their children compassionate (and completely free) care through pregnancy and years beyond. In America, 85.6% of women become mothers by the age of forty, yet abortion mills offer virtually no care for pregnant women. (Prenatal care at Planned Parenthood is less than .1% of all of its alleged total medical services.) An activist movement that touts itself as “pro-choice” has tried and failed (see here, here, and here) to force pregnancy centers to promote abortion or close down. It’s like forcing a fitness center to promote gluttony.
Pro-abortion activists are deeply anti-free speech and religious liberty. You know, those pesky First Amendment rights just keep getting in the way. But Planned Parenthood, and its allies, passionately believe in utilizing their own freedom of expression to spew their lies.
In the About Us section on Planned Parenthood’s website (see the screenshot which is now only available as an archived page as of 2018), they made the following outrageous claims: “In [Margaret] Sanger’s America, women cannot vote, sign contracts, have bank accounts, or divorce abusive husbands.”
Let’s start with the first one. Margaret Sanger, mother of Planned Parenthood, lived from 1879 to 1966. Women’s right to vote, enshrined in the 19th Amendment, was ratified in 1920, just four years after Sanger established her first population control clinic in New York City. This was 2 years before she published her eugenics-laden Birth Control manifesto, Pivot of Civilization. She was a prolific writer, with numerous published works, all of which required her, as a woman, to enter into numerous contracts.
Does anyone believe that this female “pioneer” had to rely upon men to conduct her contractual affairs of business?
In fact, the Texas State Historical Association states: “From the time of the early republic, a single woman enjoyed basic civil liberties. Although she could not vote or serve on juries, she had the right to make contracts, to sue and be sued, to choose her domicile, to own and control property…” As usual, Planned Parenthood deliberately distorts history by conflating the rights of married women in Texas (under certain circumstances) with all women.
By the way, the whole debacle over Texas defunding abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, in its effort to fund real medical care for Texas women resulted in far more funded options for women’s healthcare. Title X funded clinics only amounted to 300 statewide before the Texas Women’s Health Program, an initiative to fund the full range of reproductive health care for low-income women, expanded the number of medical facilities to 3,000 statewide. Abortion, since it is not healthcare, is not included. Women are far better off now that billion-dollar Planned Parenthood isn’t siphoning off millions to do what its DNA compels it to do: abortions.
Our tax dollars fund the exorbitant salary of a former history student whose organization exhibits all the signs of mythomania. In fiscal year 2014, former Planned Parenthood prez, Cecile Richards, pulled in $957,952 for her abortion mogul salary, apparently most of which is spent lying to the American public. Leading Planned Parenthood’s propaganda machine is a full-time job.
And just like women during Margaret Sanger’s time, Richards can do all of the banking she desires. According to an article from Time Magazine in 1936, women controlled “80% of U. S. life insurance, 65% of savings accounts, 48% of railroad securities, 44% of utility stocks, 40% of real estate.”
This abuse of truth continues with Planned Parenthood’s claim about women being unable to divorce abusive husbands. In 1851, California enacted divorce laws that allowed divorce for reasons of “impotence, adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion or neglect, habitual intemperance, fraud, and conviction for a felony.” Until 1873, Indiana had one of the most liberal divorce laws in the nation as people flocked to the state to separate their union, for nearly any reason.
Lying is endemic in the abortion industry. It cannot possibly justify profiting from the killing of innocent human life. So it must, through Planned Parenthood, conjure up an alternate universe, untethered by historical veracity or statistical accuracy.
They love touting, too, a deceptive 2013 WSJ/NBC poll that found “7 in 10” supported keeping Roe (see the full survey here). What they fail to mention is that in the same poll, on Question #20, when asked about whether they “approve or disapprove the Roe versus Wade U.S. Supreme Court Decision”, 41% (the largest percentage) didn’t know enough to have an opinion. In other words, they didn’t KNOW what the ruling was. The poll blatantly misinformed those surveyed on what Roe actually established, which was allowing the killing of an unborn child through the 6th or 7th month of pregnancy (the point, determined at that time, of viability). This is how the survey question (#21) was dishonestly worded, however: “The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe versus Wade decision established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe versus Wade decision, or not?” This is why we can’t trust this poll or Planned Parenthood, but it’s not stopping the entire abortion lobby from using the ludicrous “7 in 10” mantra. It’s easy to fool people into supporting something they know so little about.
The most recent Quinnipiac poll (July 2, 2018) tries to push the same “hands off Roe v. Wade” narrative (as the unbiased assistant director of the poll put it), without ever asking those surveyed if they actually know what Roe held. Interestingly, the support for a law that most know few accurate details of has fallen from 70% (in Quinnipiac’s own 2017 polling) to 63% in 2018.
Let’s not forget that Doe v. Bolton, decided the same day as Roe, allowed abortion–for any reason–up until birth. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion and clarified in that document what “health of the mother” meant: “We agree with the District Court, 319 F.Supp. at 1058, that the medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors –physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the wellbeing of the patient. All these factors may relate to health. This allows the attending physician the room he needs to make his best medical judgment.”
So, the abortionists profiting from the killing of the unborn child gets to use their “best judgment”? Really? No conflict of interest there at all. Convicted murderer Gosnell used his best judgement. Medicaid-defrauder Tyrone Malloy used his. Recently imprisoned Robert Rho did, too (for killing Jaime Lee Morales in a botched abortion). Nicola Riley used hers. And Mandy Gittler (Planned Parenthood abortionist) did, too, as she refused to call 911 after she botched aborting Tonya Reaves’ child, letting the mother of a one-year-old bleed to death for five and a half hours.
Doe also allowed partial birth abortion which was finally banned (via the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003) and finally upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in Gonzalez vs. Carhart. Every pro-abortion group, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NOW, and the ACLU, vehemently fought to protect this heinous act of violence. Even the NAACP stepped into its public pro-abortion advocacy over partial birth abortion. Every pro-abortion group fights against even the provisions in Roe that allow the State to regulate abortion, abortion facilities, and hold them to medical standards. They’ve created the self-policing billion-dollar industry that produces abortionists like Gosnell, then wave their hangers and cry “back alley” if Roe is reversed. The back alley is here, now.
The Prolife Movement trusts women enough to present them the whole unvarnished truth. The Radiance Foundation is passionately committed, like so many other like-minded abolitionists, to the national creed that we’re all created equal. It’s why the violence of Roe must be aborted. People who say “I’m personally against ______, but I don’t want to force my views on anyone else” would never have abolished slavery, or enabled women the right to vote, or ended racist Jim Crow policies, or ensured the right of all citizens (of age) to vote, or stopped abusive child labor practices. Those with the personal/political chasm don’t bring about justice; they delay it.
Abortion profiteers’ revisionist history doesn’t change the urgent needs of the present. Women facing unplanned pregnancies need honesty, not hucksters who send people on their way before they realize, too late and with irretrievable personal investment, that they’ve been sold a lie.