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Women's Birth-right Under Attack by Fem-Socialists
December 16, 2003
by Carey Roberts

Socialist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, once made this cold-blooded remark, "The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it." And when asked about China's policy of compulsory abortion after the first child, Molly Yard, former head of the NOW, admitted in a 1989 interview, "I consider the Chinese government's policy among the most intelligent in the world."

So the disclosure of secret documents from the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), recently published in the federal Congressional Record, only confirms our worst fears.

Fem-socialists have long believed that childbearing is the linchpin of female oppression. As Frederick Engels wrote, "the first expropriation of labor was that between the sexes, in the reproduction of the human species." To the radical feminist mind, the solution to this exploitative arrangement is to prevent reproduction.

But women in free societies fiercely object to being told whether they can have children. So radical feminists have devised a variety of covert strategies to overcome these objections.

These tactics were outlined in a series of secret strategy meetings held this past Fall. Copies of these 3 memos and other reports were recently obtained by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM).

Most troubling is how the memos reveal the close working relationships among the CRR, the ACLU, and a variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that work with the United Nations. The word "conspiracy" certainly comes to mind.

The memos show how the United Nations has been co-opted to support the abortion crusade. One document provides a laundry list of the UN-backed treaties -- including the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) -- that are being used as a platform to strengthen abortion services.

One document recounts how the International Women's Health Coalition has focused on "inserting a gender perspective into international policies and agreements."

The documents provide many other examples of the subversive feminist-socialist agenda:

1. One memo claims that treaties such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantee women's right to "reproductive health," which is a well-known code phrase for "abortion on demand." Clearly, there is something frightening about claiming a treaty designed to protect human rights provides the legal justification for the elimination of life.

The memo also admits the deceptive nature of the pro-abortion lobby: "there is a stealth quality to the work: we are achieving incremental recognition of values without a huge amount of scrutiny from the opposition."

2. A second memo specifically targets under-age girls. The CRR advocates provision of reproductive health services for girls without parental knowledge or consent, and admits this "has always been one of our priority areas."

3. One secret planning document admits the existence of "hostile majorities" in most states, so the "protection of the judiciary" will be needed to thwart the will of the people.

4. One paper outlines recommendations from the CRR directors. One unnamed director ordered that CRR programs be "ruthlessly prioritized." Another admonished, "We have to fight harder, be a little dirtier."

The objective of the abortion advocates is not to protect women's human rights. Rather, as revealed by the comments of Margaret Sanger and Molly Yard, their ultimate goal is to progressively restrict women's reproductive choices, that is to take away their birth-right.

In entering these documents into the Congressional Register, representative Christopher Smith of New Jersey commented, "It is especially important that policy makers know, and more fully understand, the deceptive practices being employed by the abortion lobby...These papers reveal a Trojan Horse of deceit."


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