Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood founder: Republican Party is pro-choice
Posted on 09/23/2005 3:20:12 PM PDT by Crackingham
Republicans who support abortion rights should take back their party, the grandson of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger told a Peoria audience Thursday. Alex Sanger, 57, spoke at the 40th anniversary celebration and awards dinner of Planned Parenthood Heart of Illinois at the Hotel Pere Marquette.
"Reproductive freedom is in the hands of the Republican Party," he said. "No freedom, no right is safe if one party platform opposes it."
Sanger said polls show 73 percent of registered Republicans support abortion rights in at least some circumstances.
"The Republican Party is pro-choice," he said. This group must be encouraged to "show up in primaries and precinct meetings and vote that way."
Sanger, the married father of three adult sons, lives in New York City, and is an author and activist in the reproductive rights movement. He wrote "Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century," chairs the International Planned Parenthood Council and serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. His grandmother's greatest achievement, he said, was to make birth control respectable and discussed by everyone.
"We failed to do that with abortion," he said.
The debate should be reframed, he said, and not in the way the Democratic Party has in mind. "We've got to be rid of the shame. We should be asking why we should have reproductive freedom."
The answer, he said, is to put reproductive freedom in a biological context, "about wanting children, healthy babies and grandchildren," so that all children are wanted.
"The vast group in the middle," the 60 percent of people who support abortion rights in some or most circumstances, can be reached in this way, he said,
The time for exercising choice is before one's knickers hit the floor.
Rape and incest are not "some circumstances", they are instead extreme circumstances.
Assuming people are to stupid to see through propaganda of the most ignorant kind, is and will be the libs total demise.
Yes in cases of incest, rape and the life of the woman.
If that is Pro Choice I guess I am!
*****His grandmother's greatest achievement, he said, was to make birth control respectable and discussed by everyone.******
"We failed to do that with abortion," he said.*****
Abortion is not birth control you dumb basturd --Its murder.
****We've got to be rid of the shame.*****
I hope we never get rid of women being ashamed that they killed their unborn.Murder is nothing to be proud of.
Choose Eugenics, Alex?
Explain to Republicans that abortion = eugenics, and guess what? 0% would accept it under any circumstances.
I also think 50% of Dems would reject it.
Well, grandma was an evil fool so what's the surprise here?
The key phrase here is some circumstances. The Aboslutely no abortion whatsoever anytime, anyplace under any circumstances crowd is not a large constituency.
Most people at the very least would support emergency abortion if the mother's life is in dire peril. And I'd bet money that no less than 50%+1 of the adult population supports elective abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Many of these folks vote Republican. A few even post on this forum.
Go to hell Alex...I'm sure you'll meet grandma Sanger there.
Hmmm...incest..a brother and sister? Both adult? Rape..Don't the raped women know they have been raped? Don't they get cleaned out?
Life of mother. I agree with that. But the only thing I can think of is a tuble pregnancy. The baby will die, too.
I bet polls show that 73% Democrats want to restrict abortion in at least some circumstances as well.
After reading the marketing of evil. The word, choice, is one of their catch words. It's said to deceive you.
How does a grandson end up with his grandmother's last name?
How does a grandson end up with his grandmother's last name? - I have the last name of my fathers mother/my grandmother
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