Earlier this week, Lena Dunham released a “film” online about the history of Planned Parenthood and all the supposed good it has done for women over the last 100 years. Even before watching it, I knew I was embarking on 6 minutes of social justice warrior lunacy, as that seems to be the only thing Dunham is capable of making, and that’s exactly what it was.
Complete garbage which was neither honest, inspiring or informative – and can only be described as propaganda.
It opens with a story of Margaret Sanger nursing a dying woman back to health after a botched abortion, portraying Sanger as some saint – nevermind the fact that she just murdered her child, but let’s get back to how she’s a feminist hero of the 20th century.
The video continues with the motherless woman asking the doctor, who is male (Dunham clearly has a problem with educated men), how to not become pregnant again, and his advice was to not be intimate with her husband – sounds reasonable, right? Well, not according to Lena Dunham or Margaret Sanger, because this was the incident that sparked Sanger’s interest in birth control and later the development of Planned Parenthood. She then goes on to make Margaret Sanger out to be some civil rights champion on par with MLK or Gandhi.
The “film” did mention Margaret Sanger’s views on eugenics, but in the most milquetoast wishy-washy way she could. In the video, Dunham tried explaining away Sanger’s views on eugenics by saying, “back in the 20th Century, eugenics was an immensely popular social movement, one with the kind of widespread legitimacy Margaret craved for her own birth control campaign.” As if that’s supposed to make obscene violations of human rights okay. She continued with “Let’s make something clear, racism and ableism do not have a place at Planned Parenthood.” In doing so she completely ignores the woman who started it all and never directly states, or condemns, the fact that Margaret Sanger was horribly racist and an elitist – which she was.
The following is an excerpt from a speech that Margaret Sanger gave in New York City November 18th, 1921, which perfectly portrays her disgusting elitism and the implications of her idea of eugenics. Lena Dunham conveniently left it out:
“Society is divided into three groups. Those intelligent and wealthy members of the upper classes who have obtained knowledge of birth control and exercise it regulating the size of their families. They have already benefited by this knowledge, and are today considered the most respectable and moral members of the community. They have only children when they desire and all society points to them as types that should perpetuate their kind.
The second group is equally intelligent and responsible. They desire to control the size of their families, but are unable to obtain the knowledge or to put such available knowledge into practice.
The third are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequence of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded and are of the pauper element dependent entirely upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. THERE IS NO DOUBT IN THE MINDS OF ALL THINKING PEOPLE THAT THE PROCREATION OF THIS GROUP SHOULD BE STOPPED.”
How progressive of Margaret Sanger to believe that if someone is“feeble-minded”—A.K.A. unable or unwilling to control your numbers—then you and your bloodline should cease to exist. And how progressive of Dunham to praise this woman.
If that wasn’t bad enough for you, here is just one of the many racist statements made by Sanger in her lifetime.
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
In other word, Margaret Sanger looked to use members of the black community to manipulate their own people in order to hide her true agenda.
Sanger has certainly succeeded. According to Abort73.com, black children are aborted at three times the rate of white children, and abortion clinics such as Planned Parenthood can often be found in poor and high minority populated areas.
She goes on to vilify those who wish to see abortion ended by making them out to be violent extremists— overlooking the churches, adoption agencies, crisis pregnancy centers and organizations such as, EndAbortionNow.com, which are completely peaceful.
With this, Lena Dunham attempts deceive her audience into praising the overtly racist and evil woman that founded Planned Parenthood, to be her own sick eugenics program, and to hate or ignore those who are opposed to such institutions. History will judge Lena Dunham, along with her work, as a propagandist.
In conclusion – I’ll leave you with this, which perfectly sums up the problem we currently face.
“One thing I found so striking about David Daleiden’s sting videos (showing how Planned Parenthood makes money by selling the body parts of aborted babies) was how the entire abortion industry is run by women. They are not just the clients. The abortion doctors are women, the nurses are women, the CEO’s are women, the people doing the under-the-table deals to buy and sell body parts… all women. American mothers have outdone Stalin for body count, outstripped Hitler, run circles around Pol Pot. American mothers have waged a war on motherhood itself, and this is a war with real casualties, with real blood, and with fifty-eight million unmarked graves in our nation’s landfills. And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living—and we Americans have insisted on hacking away the fertility of Eve so that the name Eve itself might become meaningless.” (Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity, 198-99)
Please watch the video for yourself below: