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Secretary Clinton Praises Margaret Sanger: 'In awe of her' Comments

Secretary of State Clinton expresses admiration for Margaret Sanger and confusion about Our Lady of Guadalupe. Continue Reading

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  1. mark
    5 years ago

    Margaret Sanger, although wrongly supported contraception and eugenics was not an abortion advocate:
    It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of abortion and infanticide.
    Woman and the New Race, Chapter 2.
    [It is] the most barbaric method [of family planning], the killing of babies — infanticide — abortion.
    My Fight for Birth Control, 1931

    ...we explained simply what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way — no matter how early it was performed it was taking a life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way — it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun. An Autobiography, 1938
    Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure... It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion. Woman and the New Race, Chapter 2.
    While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization. Woman and the New Race, Chapter 10.

  2. Mary
    5 years ago

    Many public officials are deliberately ignorant. When you are "ignorant" you have ignorance as an "excuse" for ignoring important questions.

  3. anne
    5 years ago

    I wonder what is the reason for Hillary C. to visit Guadalupe-- anyway - may God's plans prevail and May the power of God, through the intercession of Mary help her to open her heart to grace-- and she and K Sebelius and Tom Dasche all be converted to Truth

    here is part of the letter I wrote this morning to the department of health and human services about conscience protection--

    If a person, rich or poor, can't get an abortion from just any doctor they go to-- is that a crime on the part of the doctor? This is an unbelievably bold push for a certain agenda that does not respect our American heritage, but tries to force individuals to follow a party line adopted by legislators who no longer represent us, and, as we have seen in recent months are susceptible to being massively bought off for personal and political gain. 

    The organizations who are promoting this rule change are based in ideas that are contrary to civilization as we have known it in America. Americans are free. Americans have always enjoyed their individual consciences and choices that are responsive and responsible to others. We have never had, until the last 35 years, the right to murder, and we have always had the right to life, whether we are old, or incapacitated or poor. 

    We don't end poverty by eliminating the poor through genocidal  abortion or euthanasia.

    In the 1920's in America, people began to look at the supposed need to limit competition in the market place... many accepted then-current social ideas that resources are limited, that we only have so big a life boat, and that some need to be denied a ride in it.  

    The more we study the beginnings of acceptance of eugenics, birth control and abortion movements in the last century, the more we can see the flaws. It is important that we recognize evidence of the effects of these movements on women and children, since these arguments are put forward supposedly on behalf of poor women and children.

    These same philosophical underpinnings are still operative. But now we find that for an economy to work we need people. It is not in the best interest of society to kill off the upcoming generation..(think of social security) This rule change that would have to potential to increase abortions and euthanasia in this country would be lethal not only to the persons who were victimized, but to our American society . 

    Is the genuine concern of abortion providers is for the poor? The financial reward is great and effects their prudential judgement. Let us find a loving way to facilitate the healthy pursuit of happiness for poor people. Americans are bright and thoughtful people and we can find another way-- 

    A legal  intrusion like this rule change  can make the doctor be forced to follow the party line of the government and make life threatening choices for Americans, whether they are very young or very old... the whole range of us!

    This whole suggested rule change needs to be examined completely... for short and for long range implications. Because we are still a democracy of sorts, to be thoroughly clear any rule should include statements of exactly what would and would not permissible in this potential new american fascism. Communicating clearly, following the meaning to the end is very important. Clarity doesn't guarantee goodness, but it does help the people to decide. 

    The department of Human Services would be wise to reverse this line of thought and begin instead to look at wellness and health brought about by generosity and non violence. We don't need to coerce doctors to take human life.... We can instead reach out to our American community and  educate ourselves about choices and consequences. When people live with the consequences of their choices, they begin to find a good path compatible with goodness for themselves and all those in their families and neighborhoods pretty quickly.  

    Even proposing this kind of rule changes takes away from the impetus and the need for real legitimate and needed health care reform. This proposed rule change denies the cherished American freedom to the exercise of the individual conscience and implies the beginnings of a stronger state that requires conformation to official state philosophy (now we call it an agenda) 

    Our reasons for continuing to respect individual freedom are not flaky, marginal, poorly thought out, or harmful to society. Instead the reasons to protect the free consciences of those who deal with life and death issues are based on 2000 years of western civilization. Please.

  4. Cathleen
    5 years ago

    There are many good comments that I have read today with regard to this article. I only want to add one point: Mrs. Clinton may be very knowledgeable in terms of the secular world; but sadly she knows little of Our Lord and Savior. I can only imagine that the heavens weep as she promotes death for precious victims that will never have a voice. Who knows? that person may have been a great future leader who could help to restore peace among mankind.

  5. PaulG
    5 years ago

    I find nothing wrong with a Catholic news report mentioning how a visiting US Secretary of State made a mistake in asking about the tilma's origin. The fact is notable, particularly given her position, the cultural and religious importance of this manifestation of Our Lady, and the juxtaposition to her receipt of the Sanger award (with comments citing the importance of reversing the Mexico City policy). The true irony is pointed out by another person: Our Lady is manifested as pregnant with Our Lord. May God illuminate us all on these Life issues!

  6. Donna
    5 years ago

    I don't see how this article empowers hatred or minimizes generosity. Clinton is "in awe" of *Margaret Sanger*, and has evidently done a fair amount of reading about this horrific individual. However, she doesn't bother to get a five-minute briefing on OLG before (or even during) her trip to Mexico. Seriously, c'mon. She doesn't have someone on her staff who knows how to Google? Her comments aren't ignorant mistakes. Isn't she, like, some important Obama cabinet member, like, the Secretary of State,or something? Shouldn't she, like, *prepare* before she heads off *to represent the US worldwide*? Or is that considered old-fashioned these days?

  7. William Coda
    5 years ago

    I thought that Sanger's philosophy sounded familiar; Hitler had the same philosophy. It is great to know that these politicians are so blinded by ambition that they are carrying on Hitler's vision in the U.S.
    They always talk about right, I will have to re-read the constitution where it says we have the right to murder innocent people; I must have been absent that day when I got my Political Science degree. I pray for Secretary Clinton and all other politicians who are afraid to do what is right so they can hold onto their political power.

  8. John Michael Rizzio
    5 years ago

    If Hillary Clinton really knew who is on the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe she would have known that she is the Queen of the Unborn.

  9. Bulbajer
    5 years ago

    I think making fun of Clinton for not knowing about Our Lady is unjustified. After all, she is not Catholic. Yes, maybe she should have known about Our Lady going to Mexico, but we all make mistakes about other peoples' faiths. Calling her out on that particular point is like saying that it's only people on the left side of the political spectrum that make stupid mistakes, which seems to be the opinion of most of the writers here.

  10. Holly
    5 years ago

    Im afraid Mrs. Clinton isnt very charitable toward our Lady Im afraid.
    Its good to be informed.

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