Tuesday, January 19, 2016


JungleWatch was originally founded to "watch" everything that was going on in "the jungle" (society, the culture, etc.) And every once in a while I like to break from the main "conversation" and comment on other things that I believe matter, and this is one of them:

Now that Martin Luther King day has passed, there is an anecdotal event that should not go without mention - particularly since pro-lifers are using MLK's life as a rallying point, and particularly since his name will probably be invoked again at the many pro-life rallies across the nation to mark the Roe v Wade decision (January 22, 1973) which has left us more than 55 million dead.

In 1966, MLK was one of the first four recipients of the Margaret Sanger award. As you may know, Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation (about 330,000 per year).

MLK was not able to attend the award ceremony, so his wife accepted the award in his behalf saying:
"I am proud tonight to say a word in behalf of your mentor, and the person who symbolizes the ideas of this organization, Margaret Sanger. Because of her dedication, her deep convictions, and for her suffering for what she believed in, I would like to say that I am proud to be a woman tonight."
MLK himself later wrote Planned Parenthood:
"Words are inadequate for me to say how honored I was to be the recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award. This award will remain among my most cherished possessions." (Read the rest here.)
As you may also know, before Planned Parenthood was called Planned Parenthood, its founder called her organization "The Negro Project."

"The aim of the program was to restrict–many believe exterminate–the black population. Under the pretense of 'better health' and 'family planning,' Sanger cleverly implemented her plan."
And here is how MLK probably got suckered in:
"What’s more shocking is Sanger’s beguilement of black America’s créme de la créme–those prominent, well educated and well-to-do–into executing her scheme. Some within the black elite saw birth control as a means to attain economic empowerment, elevate the race and garner the respect of whites."
So just a note to pro-lifers. I know it's tempting to want to latch on to the famous to help promote your cause, but probably best not to elevate any man or woman to hero status. Keep the cause rooted in principles, not people.


  1. Sharon E. O'MallanJanuary 19, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Dear Tim,
    Thanks for the information. I've heard of Margaret Sanger but did not know about the MLK information in regards to Sanger. As usual, thank you for sharing your information.

  2. Janet B - MangilaoJanuary 19, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Tim states: "...probably best not to elevate any man or woman to hero status. Keep the cause rooted in principles, not people."

    It seems to me this applies so clearly to the kiko problem as well. Their guy Kiko and gal Carmen are worshiped by their followers. Catholics who convert to this cult will do anything because these two have been foisted to hero status. The average kiko is a lobotomized, brain dead follower of these two. And when they turn out to be evil leaders, these poor zombies are powerless to think for themselves.

    And Rome seems to be perfectly happy letting this happen as long as other goals (vocations) are met. Rome fails to also see what a sham these vocations are.

  3. As for many things in life, you realize that the people pretending to care about your cause, are in fact taking you for granted, and many times abuse your trust. (catholics on Guam, know the feeling well)
    This is definitely the case on this issue. A sad and terrible fact.

  4. Tim, I’m wondering however, if MLK were to have been properly informed -- and not “suckered in” as you are most likely correct to surmise as to how MLK could have been pulled into the mentality of the early 60’s era of fears about population explosion, about flying saucers and aliens and in the midst of the most embarrassing time in U.S. history of how the black community were treated, etc; the same era within our Church wherein ignorance about contraception prevailed, and wherein there was clergy hesitancy to clearly speak to the Catholic stance and issues on contraception (let alone abortion) -- would he (MLK) today, be a Pro-life advocate alongside his niece, Dr. Alveda C. King who not only wrote a Pro-life book entitled: How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children? but she is today, an staunch, avid and very publicly proactive Pro-life advocate?

    I often wonder about this! We can read more about Dr. Alveda C. King’s very Catholic and proactive stance on abortion in from this link: http://www.priestsforlife.org/staff/alvedaking.htm

    1. MLK’s “confusion” wasn’t confusion and he wasn’t mis-informed. He was exactly informed. Planned Parenthood has never shown itself to be an abortion provider, only a purveyor of “planned” parenthood, thus its name.

      PP’s clear mission has always been “birth control.” And MLK, like most, saw birth control as a means to social and economic advancement. Thus MLK’s wife, upon accepting the award for MLK, would say:

      “For the Negro, therefore, intelligent guides of family planning are a profoundly important ingredient in his quest for security and a decent life. There are mountainous obstacles still separating Negroes from a normal existence. Yet one element in stabilizing his life would be an understanding of and easy access to the means to develop a family related in size to his community environment and to the income potential he can command.”

      Like most today, including many Catholics, MLK did not see the connection between birth control and abortion. In fact, birth control is promoted as a solution to abortion, even though decades of data empirically refute this. (Abortion rates skyrocketed after the introduction of The Pill and the general availability of contraception.)


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