Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sometimes Liberals Tell Us Who They Really Are

Every once and awhile liberals give us a peek into the real reasons behind so many of their policies. In an interview in the New York Times Justice Ginsburg discusses what she thought Roe v. Wade would do:

Q: If you were a lawyer again, what would you want to accomplish as a future feminist legal agenda?

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that had changed their abortion laws before Roe [to make abortion legal] are not going to change back. So we have a policy that affects only poor women, and it can never be otherwise, and I don’t know why this hasn’t been said more often.

Q: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong.

Can you even believe that?! Admitting what we Conservatives knew all along, that liberals believe there are certain "people" that we shouldn't "have to many of." Considering that abortion clinics were built in inner city and poorer areas, we have a pretty good idea of what "populations" she was referring to.

This is truly chilling and comes as no surprise to me.

At least she does admit that her perception was wrong. But that was after years and years of believing it.

I might add that this was exactly what Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had in mind. When it came to reproduction she believed "More for the fit and less for the unfit."

Who were the unfit? Well, I'll let her tell you.

In 1939 a researcher for Planned Parenthood wrote a memorandum titled "The Negro Project." It was a project to get charasmatic black preachers to preach birth control among their congregations.

Sanger wrote to Gamble; "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Right. Not "exterminate," just reduce those we don't want "too many of."

via HotAir