Jan Schakowsky and Mika Brzezinski have both recently come out commenting on the recent contraception mandates on the Catholic Church, saying it’s a matter of “women’s health,” not just religious freedom.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D – IL) went as far as to say, “There's no controversy around contraceptives for almost 100% of Americans. There's few in the -- some in the Catholic Church and maybe some other evangelical churches, I don't know, that think it's wrong. But none of the American people follow that.”
To which Glenn said, “Some in the Catholic Church …but they’re not American?” He followed that up with, “It’s their right of conscience.”
Mike Brzezinski had a similar take on the topic, attempting to turn it into a male vs. female issue, bringing up a well-known fact that the Catholic hierarchy is male. “Which means of course that they hate women and that’s all this is about,” Pat responded.
Glenn pointed out that this debate over Planned Parenthood goes back about one hundred years, citing Michele Malkin’s recent article on Margaret Sanger and her motivations behind Planned Parenthood.
Glenn noted, “As she wrote in her autobiography, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916 to stop the multiplication of unfit. This she boasted it would be ‘the most important and greatest step towards race betterment.’ She conspired with eugenics financier and businessman Clarence Gamble to, quote; hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with Social Service backgrounds and engaging personalities. The outright murder wouldn't sell, but wrapping it under the cloak of, quote, women's health, and adorning it with the moral authority of black churches would. Sanger and Gamble called their campaign the ‘negro project’.”
As Glenn points out, “it's the same people. The controversy is Planned Parenthood. Outright murder wouldn't sell, so they cloaked it with “women's health,” what did she just say, Jan Schakowsky just said it was about women's health. That's the same thing that Nancy Pelosi is saying. So, Planned Parenthood, women's health, and they adorn it with the moral authority of churches.”
That’s exactly what is going on right now with the attack on the Catholic Church via Obamacare contraception mandates. Those few “Catholics” in power that are pushing for these mandates, the media trying to make those Catholics who are loyal in their faith look like extremists, and the churches who aren’t standing against these mandates, are all pushing the same narrative to isolate the Catholic Church and force them to accept these mandates.
Glenn concluded by saying, “The playbook is here. This just happens to be from 1916. But the playbook is here. This is what they're doing.”