America is unique in all the world, in all of history. This constitutional republic declared her independence from Britain officially in July 1776, the Declaration of Independence defining the purpose of government:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Those two sentences defined a radical precept, a first principle: America acknowledged God as the creator of life, and life was given preeminence. Without life there can be no freedom nor pursuit of happiness. Our government was meant to be the protector of life and the securer of liberty, wherein citizens were free to pursue happiness.
In direct opposition to America’s founding principle of life, Planned Parenthood’s first iteration, “The American Birth Control League,” was established in 1921, by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, “to rid our nation of the criminal element and ‘inferior races’ through abortion and breeding programs.” The organization changed its name to The Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942 with Sanger as president.
From its inception, Planned Parenthood, under the guidance of Nazi-inspiration Margaret Sanger, championed abortion, the taking of innocent life. Today Planned Parenthood is the single largest provider of abortion in America, killing 324,000 unborns annually.
Sanger is famous for saying:
The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.
In her 1920 book, Woman and the New Race, Margaret Sanger titled a chapter, “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families.”
Consider that America’s settlers and founders espoused a biblical worldview that revered such verses:
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
At the heart of the America v. Planned Parenthood battle are two diametrically opposing worldviews: America’s founders and the founding documents they penned revered life and the Author of life.
Planned Parenthood upholds death, the murder of innocents, and embraces freedom FROM conscience and unlimited sexual activity divorced from consequence. Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, labeled larged families as wicked.
The United States of America was founded by a people who honored God and recognized the intrinsic value of life. The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment was written to safeguard the faith of Americans:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
To ask American taxpayers to subsidize Planned Parenthood directly countermands the full intent of the Declaration of Independence and the First Amendment.
Roe v. Wade was a shameful and wrongly decided opinion. Compelling citizens’ taxes to pay for an evil, unbiblical law is equally abhorrent.
The time has come to restore America’s birthright as wisely written by our forebears:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The time has come to choose life, not death.
We must defund the depraved organization, Planned Parenthood, whose inception, purpose, and mission opposes America’s founders, founding documents, and the faith of millions and millions of taxpayers.
And we must defund Planned Parenthood now.
First published at Illinois Family Institute.
Image credit: Tami Jackson.