Nancy Pelosi winning the Margaret Sanger Award is kinda like Margaret Sanger winning the Nancy Pelosi Award
The Margaret Sanger Award is an award given annually by abortion-giant Planned Parenthood Federation of America since 1966. The award was created to perpetuate the legacy of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and an early advocate of euthenics and abortion under the guise of “family planning.” It is given to individuals to recognize their contribution to promoting abortion. Abortion is of course the medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the unborn child.
According to Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards this year’s recipient will be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “for her commitment to abortion rights and leadership in passing ObamaCare.”
Past winners include Jane Fonda, Phil Donahue, Henry Morgentaler (the father of unlimited abortion in Canada), former Supreme Court Justice Henry Blackmun (the author of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision) , as well as former Senator (and serial groper) Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Ms. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. She was a fierce supporter of abortion on demand and was a fan of eugenics.
LEARN has more:
“Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as ‘unfit,’ a plan she said would be the ‘salvation of American civilization: And she also spike of those who were “irresponsible and reckless,’ among whom she included those ‘whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers.’ She further contended that ‘there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped’. . . While Planned Parenthood’s current apologists try to place some distance between the eugenics and birth control movements, history definitively says otherwise. The eugenic theme figured prominently in the Birth Control Review, which Sanger founded in 1917.”
Of the famous and infamous awarded very few have done more to push abortion than Nancy Pelosi. Under her former Speakership she even managed to accomplish the long standing goal of pro-abortion folks – taxpayer funding of abortion. A few years later when a bipartisan majority in the House tried to pass legislation to ensure taxpayers wouldn’t be fitting the bill for abortions Rep. Pelosi told anyone who would listen that “Under this bill, when the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene if this bill is passed. It’s just appalling.”
Mrs. Pelosi is not above to exploit her faith to explain her actions. She even has indulged in public prayer. At the time of Obamacare’s passage, in an interview explaining how she does not need the support of pro-life Members of Congress to support her bill, especially if they are Republican (whom she says she doesn’t ever “count on”), Speaker Pelosi, reacting to a statement that the Senate bill would not have Stupak-like language, responded “Thank God.”
Seriously though, her statements on faith have usually gone against Catholic Church teaching. During the 2008 elections Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried to imply the Catholic Church was “flexible” on the whole abortion is a mortal sin thing. This prompted about 8 bishops and a host of Catholic scholars to take her to task – pointing out that “the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: ‘Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law’ (No. 2271)
Ignoring the public scolding Speaker Pelosi continued to misconstrue Catholic teaching during the recent health care debate, stating:
“I have some concerns about the church’s position respecting a woman’s right to choose. . . .I practically mourn this difference of opinion because I feel what I was raised to believe is consistent with what I profess, and that is that we are all endowed with a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And that women should have that opportunity to exercise their free will.”
The Catholic Catechism allows that we are all endowed with free will and the ability to choose evil or good – but we also are then responsible for our choices and bound to them for eternity. Free will does not give human beings the ability to choose what is good or evil, as Speaker Pelosi suggest. Not that it would matter to the Speaker, but the Catholic Church sees abortion as an intrinsic evil – meaning that something is always and everywhere wrong.
Ignoring the facts is not above House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who publicly insulted two of the witnesses of a hearing tried to turn a hearing on religious liberty, Dr. Allison Garrett of Oklahoma Christian University and Dr. Laura Champion of Calvin College Health Services, by insisting the panel didn’t have “any women on the panel.”
The only surprise that Rep. Pelosi is winning the Margaret Sanger Award is how it took so long.