By Mary Starrett
November 27, 2003
The “advice” you gave in a recent column to “Alone and Terrified”, the pregnant teen from Columbus, Georgia, shows, that like your mother before you, you have no problem using your forum in hundreds of papers across the country to convey misinformation and advance a most horrifying political agenda.
Now that you, Jeanne Phillips, have taken over where your mother Pauline Phillips (Abby) left off, it’s plain to see you are embracing the typical rhetoric of the left in your pro-abortion stance. It’s interesting to note how you - and Mommy dearest before you- use your column for other social and political spin fests as well. (neither of you ever missed a chance to demonize gun owners, either, I’ve noticed over the years).
Back to “Alone and Terrified”. You advised her to seek help at Planned Parenthood. There was no mention of seeking out counsel at a local Crisis Pregnancy Center. You defended that omission by saying you wouldn’t want the girl to be “force (d) to look at color videos of aborted fetuses”. Well, now Abby, I mean, Jeanne, seems to me you’re denying the reality of what the girl would be agreeing to do to her baby, uh fetus, (which by the way means “little one” in Latin) by suggesting she not look at exactly what would be happening as her baby was suctioned, scraped or burned during the procedure we’ve elevated to a sacrament under the guise of protecting a woman’s right to her body. (wonder why you don’t use this “it’s my body” argument when it comes to legalizing drugs or prostitution?)
Jeanne, let’s face it, dismembered baby pictures are gruesome. But so is abortion. And it continues to amaze me that the leftists who push Planned Parenthood as if it were the holy of holiest places forget to mention that it was founded by a woman who had no use for black people, brown people, mental “misfits” or the poor. In fact, Margaret Sanger, who advocated sex at an early age was such a player in the Eugenics movement of her day that her original writings on why people she considered oh-so-icky shouldn’t reproduce have been sanitized, excused by apologists and mostly glossed over and ignored.
Margaret Sanger, in founding the American Birth Control League (which became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942) was, at one point, concerned that her plan to equip women with contraceptives would backfire and that only the rich and socially “fit” would limit their family size leaving, again, the ‘ icky’ people the only ones breeding. Nice sentiment, Ms. Sanger.
H.G. Wells predicted in 1931 that Margaret Sanger’s movement “would grow to become, a hundred years from now, the most influential of all time”.
H.G. was right.
“Abby”, Jeanne, NARAL Hollywood, the media and the wimps in the Church have helped that prediction come true.
In your “advice” to the girl who found herself alone and pregnant you never mentioned Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) and how too many who’ve opted for the termination of a pregnancy find themselves prone to substance abuse, suicide attempts, “replacement baby” syndrome as well as increased promiscuity and eating disorders. You, “Abby”, took up where your mother left off in saying that women who have abortions simply experience “relief”.
The kind of relief your mother would have felt had she opted to exercise her right to “choose” when she found out she was carrying you?
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Mary Starrett was on television for 21 years as a news anchor, morning talk show host and medical reporter. For the last 5 years she hosted a radio program. Mary is a frequent guest on radio talk shows. E-Mail M123STAR@aol.com
"...dismembered baby pictures are gruesome. But so is abortion. And it continues to amaze me that the leftists who push Planned Parenthood as if it were the holy of holiest places forget to mention that it was founded by a woman who had no use for black people, brown people, mental “misfits” or the poor."