In the 1950s, Planned Parenthood Called Abortion Killing

When Roe v. Wade passed, legalizing abortion in America, the procedure was supposed to be rare and used only in extreme cases. Today, many modern women view it as a form of birth control --- and there's no bigger enabler than Planned Parenthood. Twenty years before the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion, Planned Parenthood had a much different message about abortion.

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A 1952 pamphlet from Planned Parenthood Federation of America revealed the true nature of abortion.

"'Is abortion birth control?' Here's the answer from Planned Parenthood: 'Definitely not. An abortion requires an operation . . . it kills the life of a baby, after it has begun,'" Glenn read Wednesday on radio.

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GLENN: The story on Planned Parenthood. Maybe I have it printed too. Story on Planned Parenthood is truly amazing because Planned Parenthood, they won't admit that their own children, after they're born, are children. Here it is. Here it is. I have it.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Okay? So they won't admit that their own children are children.

PAT: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

GLENN: Earlier this week, the Founder of President of Culture for Life in Africa uncovered a 1952 pamphlet from Planned Parenthood Federation of America that reveals the abortion provider hasn't always been so deceptive about the nature of abortion and the risks involved with terminating pregnancy. This is from the Resurgent.

In the pamphlet, the topic of birth control is discussed in a question-and-answer format. After defining birth control as a safe and simple way to plan for your children and to have them when you want them, the question is asked, "Is birth control -- is abortion birth control?"

Here's the answer from Planned Parenthood: Definitely not. An abortion requires an operation. Quoting, it kills the life of a baby, after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health. It may make you sterile.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So when you want children, you cannot have them. Birth control merely postpones the beginning of life. Abortion kills life.

Hmm.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Is that a problem for anyone? Now --

PAT: It doesn't even seem to be a problem for Planned Parenthood. And it's their pamphlet, showing the contradiction between they once thought and now.

GLENN: There is such a disconnect in what -- where we are headed.

For instance, look at the -- look at the uterine bag that is being developed by scientists to keep premature babies alive.

Well, once it's viable, one place it's viable, you're not supposed to be able to kill it. But as long as it's not viable -- well, we're going to get to the point where that egg, once fertilized -- and that egg even not fertilized can be fertilized in the lab and the baby grown from start to finish, most likely in a bag.

When we get there, is it life?

STU: Right. Because, I mean, science continually moves this line up. Roe vs. Wade tried to make a line of viability. And science has improved upon it already.

GLENN: Our Founders -- our Founders all wrote about abortion. There are many documents about abortion and how abortion is wrong and illegal and you go to jail after the quickening. Well, what's the quickening? The quickening is that moment when you know that there's life in you. You didn't necessarily know that there was life until the baby moved. As soon as the baby moves, that's when our Founders said, well, that's when you know it's a baby. So anybody that harms that baby in any way, that baby's life is protected from the moment of the quickening. Well, we know now a lot earlier. And we can save the baby a lot earlier.

We're now advocating for murder of children, according to their own -- their own pamphlet, it kills the life of the baby after it has begun. It kills the life of the baby after it has begun.

Now, tell me in 1956, they'll say, "Well, that was an old pamphlet." Have we discovered that that tissue is not a baby?

STU: No.

GLENN: Have we -- have we developed things that show that that -- that 15-week-old thing inside of you is not a baby? No, we found just the opposite.

PAT: We found the opposite, yeah.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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