(Found at argusleader.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor.)
Linda D. Schauer, state director, Concerned Women for America of South Dakota, Leola
Published 2:23 p.m. CT Jan. 12, 2017
A passionate leader in the eugenics movement, Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood. She and her fellow eugenicists held the belief that in order to create the best and brightest society, you must actively eliminate the least intelligent and “unfit” of society. In Sanger’s own words, she believed that the intellectually inferior were minorities, the mentally and physically handicapped, and the poor.
Fast forward to today and you’ll see that Planned Parenthood is still targeting specific communities. Locating their facilities in black neighborhoods, it’s not surprising that over 30 percent of all Planned Parenthood abortions are performed on black mothers.
Planned Parenthood receives $528 million in taxpayer dollars from the federal government. Your taxpayer dollars are funding over 300,000 abortions per year through Planned Parenthood – which is a third of all abortions in the U.S. What’s more, since money is fungible, the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, earns $957,952 a year, complements of the taxpayer.
In 100 years, Planned Parenthood has aborted over seven million babies. Ask Congress to redirect our taxpayer dollars to the Federally Qualified Health Centers that are more numerous and provide more comprehensive care for women and their unborn children.