Thursday, May 11, 2006

Never Had One Moment of Regret

If you don't believe there is a culture war. If you don't believe Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood have a eugenic past or present. If you believe the "Religious Right" and the Catholic Church are trying to force their views on you. If you don't believe the Democratic party is the party of death, then this memo is for you. See Tab F.

Below is a sampling from this recently released memo from Ron Weddington (ex-husband to Roe v. Wade litigator Sarah Weddington) to the Clinton White House Transition Team that turned up in a Judicial Watch review of documents related to the FDA approval of RU-486.

Discussing creation of a non-profit to market and distribute RU-486 in the United States:

It's possible that such an endeavor could be a vehicle for a number of birth control efforts. Something's got to be done very quickly. 26 million food stamp recipients is more than the country can stand.
Discussing how to create a "better educated, healthier, wealthier population":

...[Y]ou can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country...

I'm not proposing that you send federal agents armed with Depo-Provera dart guns into the ghetto. You should use persuasion rather than coercion. You and Hillary are a perfect example. Could either of you gone to law school and achieved close to anything close to what you have if you had three or four or more children before you were 20? No! You waited until you were established and in your 30s to have one child. That is what sensible people do...

You made a good start when you appointed Dr. Elders, but she will need a lot of help. You will have to enlist the aid of sports and entertainment starts to counteract the propaganda spread by church officials seeking parishioners...

Condoms alone won't do it. Depo-Provera, Norplan and the new birth control injection being developed in India are not a complete answer, although the savings that could be effected by widespread government distribution and encouragement of birth control would amount to billions of dollars. No, the government is also going to have to provide vasectomies, tubal ligations, and abortions...RU-486 and onventional abortions. Even if we make birth control ubiquitous as sneakers and junk food there will still be unplanned pregnancies.

The memo was directed to Donna Shalala to "handle" it.

Then there's the post script...

In direct mail marketing the post script is usually the most important part of a letter. It includes the call to action and is the heart of the appeal. Even though fun to read, you can usually skip the 4-page introduction and go right to the P.S. to see the purpose of the appeal and the unvarnished point of the letter. Mr. Weddington's letter to Bill Clinton isn't a true direct mail piece but the post script to this letter seems to tell it all.

P.S. I was co-counsel in Roe v. Wade, have sired zero children and one fetus, the abortion of which was recently recounted by my ex-wife, in her book A Question of Choice. I had a vasectomy in 1969 and have never had one moment of regret.

A number of pages recounting Sarah Weddington's abortion "choice" and Ron Weddington's role in it are available at Amazon. I never thought I'd say it, but I kinda feel sorry for Sarah Weddington.



3 comments:

GrannyGrump said...

Not that they have an agenda...

Mary E. said...

Oh no. They are just trying to help people.

Lee Anne said...

with friends like that, who needs enemies!!! These people frost me!