They are pro-abortion.
Reducing birth defects by killing children before they are born is hardly an accomplishment. Did I just have to type that?! Apparently so.
From the book, “Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood,” by George Grant. It explains the Downs Syndrome abortions:
“Since the early sixties, [the March of Dimes] has increasingly turned its attentions away from curing genetic disorders and birth defects to detecting and eliminating them. And, as a result, amniocentesis and abortion have become its chief concerns, consuming a vast majority of its funding. Instead of trying to solve
the problem of birth defects, the March of Dimes now disposes of those problems by funding ‘search and destroy’ missions.
“Eighty-eight percent of all March of Dimes geneticists favor abortion-on-demand. Seventy-one percent argue that if amniocentesis diagnostic tests prove a child to be defective, he should be terminated regardless of the stage of pregnancy. A large number even revealed that they were involved in live fetal experimentation and fetal harvesting. This despite the persistent claims of the organization that it is ‘abortion neutral.’
“The connection between the March of Dimes and Planned Parenthood is not just philosophical. Many faithful donors would be shocked to discover that the money they have given over the years to ‘help fight birth defects’ has actually wound up in Planned Parenthood coffers. …
“In response to pro-life criticism of its close relationship with Planned Parenthood, the national office of the March of Dimes called its critics ‘ideological zealots eager to invent new enemies.’
“Today, the kinship between the two groups is friendlier than ever. They display and distribute each other’s literature. They refer clients back and forth to each other’s programs. They cooperate in sponsoring genetic research and perinatal medical conferences. And they support each other in their political lobbying efforts.”
I think I got all that from Glenn.
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I remember typing all that up, but it must have been for a in a comment response to one of your posts some time ago, because I don’t have those quotes yet on my quote blog! The reference in that book is p.156-157.
This will eventually get on my quote blog, but I have many quotes from that book to post first!
Thanks for helping to spread the news about March of Dimes.
I never knew that about March of Dimes. But then, they weren’t a destination for my charitable dollars (or dimes) anyway. I do, however, remember fund raising drives for them when I was a wee lad.
I read “Grand Illusions” many years ago. Although I have always opposed the death mongers who support abortion, his book opened my eyes even more about those who have supported killing children while still in the womb. I have long thought that it’s just a matter of time before post-birth children are killed as well. If murder can be justified inside the mother, it can be justified outside the mother.