Charisse Marison

United States

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Message to Readers

I am more than willing to hear your opinions in the comments. Please remember to be respectful.
I'm sorry if my speech came across as hateful or intolerant of the beliefs of others. I know I have written about this subject before, and I wrote this keeping what you all said in mind.
Thanks for reading. Love you all (no matter what you believe!)
-Char <3

For the Children of America Draft 2

October 6, 2020

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
This was said by a person who met with the female version of the KKK. This was said by a person who supported eugenics, a movement that wanted to "purify" babies by getting rid of "inferior races and traits". A person who wanted to rid society of disabled people.
This is a person who society worships and puts on a high pedestal. This is Margaret Sanger, the founder of the birth control organization Planned Parenthood.

Before I express my beliefs, I know a lot of people will disagree with my speech. A lot of people will find this offensive. But, as the prompt states, I wish to be heard. Although this may be considered an unpopular opinion, that does not make it any less valid. Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Malala made a difference by voicing their opinions, even though there were people who disagreed. So why shouldn't I do the same?

There has been a lot of public outcry recently following the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Many citizens are fighting for a more equal and fair system of law enforcement as they believe it is systemically racist. Mascots and names are being changed if they are even slightly related to the period of slavery.
While I may not support all of these changes, I do support equality and justice to all. And, because of this, I refuse to look over the fact that the most unsafe place for an African American is in its mother's womb.

Although Black women make up 13.3% of the US population, about 36% of abortions are from them. Not to mention the fact that 79% of surgical abortions come from minority communities. Here we are arguing over the 14 unarmed Black Americans killed a year, while Planned Parenthood is taking the lives of millions upon millions.

Margaret Sanger, in her speech "My Way To Peace" said that Congress should "Open the gates of the U.S.A. to those countries whose inhabitants have the inherent talents and national characteristics desirable." A lot of people believe that when she was discussing this, she meant disabilities and not color of skin. The answer to that lies in her own words: “We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.” 

It is my belief that no human being is without worth. No matter their color of skin, mental and physical abilities, or sex, everyone has value. The fact that this organization, funded by the government and supported by many, is rooted in such cruel and revolting beliefs, is a testament to the state of America. It's a testament to the fact that human life has little to no respect anymore, and that people will brush over the real facts and focus on what they want to believe. People want to believe that Planned Parenthood is in people's best interest and they ignore any evidence suggesting otherwise.

Imagine if your dog got pregnant. What if you didn't want the puppies? What if no one you knew wanted the puppies? Using the logic of Planned Parenthood, the puppies deserve to die before being born. How would that make you feel? How would you feel knowing that the puppies will never have a chance at life, never have a chance to find a loving owner? You may be wondering why I am using this example. The answer is that people have more love and respect for their pets than an unborn baby. There are more pets than there are babies in San Francisco due to the number of abortions that occur there. If someone were to start killing off animal offspring, there would be a huge uproar. So why isn't it this way for a human life?

The most common argument for abortion is that it should be the woman's choice whether or not to abort the baby. People believe women should be able to have the pleasure of sex without dealing with the consequences, and they believe that women have the right to get rid of the fetus. I want to start off by saying I understand where they are coming from. With how the world portrays sex, it's not a surprise that people want to make love before marriage. However, I think that if you decide to have this experience, you have to accept the consequences of your actions. It's the same concept as if you fail a test because you didn't study; that F is yours, that F is what you earned, and that F is the result of you failing to study. If someone gets themselves pregnant, that is the consequence for their actions. And, if they are not ready to become parents, there are always adoption agencies to look into. There are many people that cannot have biological children, such as couples with fertility issues or gay couples, that still want to have a family.

There is no situation that is black and white, including this one. A common point I hear made is about the victims of r*pe getting pregnant. While it is unfortunate, and I wish that it would never happen, less than 1% of Americans get pregnant from it. We cannot legalize a birth control organization because of less than one percent of the population. It just doesn't make sense.

For every heartbeat you have, a baby dies in America. A baby with the ability to one day change the world. A baby who could live a long, happy life like you and I. Only they aren't given the chance. This murder needs to stop. Let's protect the children of America.
Sources Used:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/disturbing-resilience-scientific-racism-180972243/ 
https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2020/02/25/abortion-the-overlooked-tragedy-for-black-americans/
https://www.grrtl.org/genocide/
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/9214/7612/8734/Sanger_Fact_Sheet_Oct_2016.pdf
https://www.bustle.com/articles/104606-was-margaret-sanger-a-racist-eugenics-supporter-as-republicans-claim-the-planned-parenthood-founders-beliefs-arent
https://thelifeinstitute.net/learning-centre/abortion-facts/issues/the-numbers
https://docs.house.gov/meetings/JU/JU10/20171101/106562/HHRG-115-JU10-Wstate-ParkerS-20171101-SD001.pdf
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lets-talk-about-the-black-abortion-rate-1531263697
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/margaret-sanger-wasn-t-just-a-racist-she-also-targeted-disabled-people?gclid=CjwKCAjwiOv7BRBREiwAXHbv3CbcPyCyo-Rb13avwWFvdLjoIXcM_bf6Tf4k3KlJysdtJFpaTbXxsRoC1MQQAvD_BwE
https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/webedition/app/documents/show.php?sangerDoc=129037.xml
https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/03/police-black-killings-homicide-rates-race-injustice-column/3235072001/
https://libex.smith.edu/omeka/files/original/d6358bc3053c93183295bf2df1c0c931.pdf
https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/webedition/app/documents/show.php?sangerDoc=306638.xml

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13 Comments
  • RemovedUser1

    I just submitted a review! If you want to read (maybe review, XD?) my speech, here's the link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/194651/version/396087 .


    5 months ago
  • Nathaniel G. Williams

    Replying: Thank you for understanding. I just wanted to point out why the rates of abortion are higher in black communities and that some of your sources are very biased and/or possibly unreliable. I appreciate that you didn't try to insult me or anything like that.


    5 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    Replying: No problem! I’m also surprised to see so many people who are pro-life. I’m glad they are though!
    Also, I was telling my parents about your speech, and they were shocked to hear that there are more pets than babies in San Francisco. My mom says there’s a website called “One Planet One Child,” or something like that, where they want to make it illegal for Americans to have more than one child. :o. But, that’s REALLY far. It just shows the depravity of this world.
    Ok, now I made this comment really sad, XD. Sorry!


    5 months ago
  • Coolgirl2020 (LOVE YA ALL)

    Beautiful


    5 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    Replying: Thank you! I also LOVE Candace Owens.
    Oh, I wasn’t trying to attack you or him. I just, I’ve dealt with that before, and I was really upset about it. Granted, I had 15+ different people, but I want to rally around my fellow Conservatives who have the gumption to post something like this. If I came across wrong, that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted you to know that there’s other people out here that agree with you!
    And, I’ll be sure to tell you, :)!


    5 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    Also, I read Nathaniel’s comment. A lot of the stuff he said was about the sources, and not your piece. He is also part of the Black Lives Matter movement, which says Abortion is fine. And, abortion clinics are almost always placed in Black communities, and almost half of all abortions are Black children. Many women don’t know what is happening with their body or their baby, and they don’t realize how horrific abortion is until they have been told. Also, I don’t understand how Margaret Sanger was pro-life. She started Planned Parenthood, if I’m correct. She was a Neo-Nazi and a racist, who used sweet talk and “compassion” to spark one of the greatest genocides in the history of the world. (Although I am more familiar with abortion today than Margaret Sanger, and what I know I have learned through conversations with my parents, so I need to do more research.) A genocide of not only Black and special needs people, but of children.
    He’s allowed to have his own beliefs and so are you. I think he is more compassionate towards the parents than the children, which is at least good intentioned. There are people who cannot care for children and those children would most likely not be properly taken care of. He is right in that. But, I would say that adoption is the loving option, like he said, and that abortion is never good for either parent or baby, and a lot of the time mothers have physical and mental problems after they have an abortion. So, we come to a cross roads when it comes to how to handle these situations.
    I wanted to tell you this because I have dealt with this many times, and it usually doesn’t end well. Abortion is one of those things that I’m not really willing to debate, because you’re either pro-life or anti-life, you either love babies or you don’t. If you are going to debate him, I would check out this piece: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/194361/version/394854 . It is by one of my friends and very insightful on how to debate.
    Sorry this comment is so long, XD! Have a great day!


    5 months ago
  • RemovedUser1

    Oh my gosh!!!!!! This is an AYMAZING speech! I am vehemently pro-life, so I agree with this SO much. I actually went to a “prayerful protest” Sunday against abortion. It’s so sad, and a lot of people don’t realize how absolutely RACIST Planned Parenthood is. I think maybe you could mention that Margaret Sanger was a Neo-Nazi, too. I will DEFINITELY review this! It NEEDS to be heard!
    I’m actually doing my speech on Special Needs people in America, which goes hand-in-Hans with abortion. I just think it’s interesting that we’re doing such closely related topics!


    5 months ago
  • If you died right now, where would you go? (Kit-Kat Sully)

    So true! Amazing! Best of luck to you in the competition!


    5 months ago
  • Livsnjutare (#words)

    re: awwww! Thank you!! That means a lot!
    Not sure if I am going to make a part 2 tho.
    I'll see!
    :D


    5 months ago
  • Nathaniel G. Williams

    I understand what you're trying to say here, and I agree with a few of your points. Adoption is a great alternative to abortion, but let me just point out a few things.

    1. Black abortion rates aren't higher because people are trying to commit genocide. Your sources don't have sources to prove that. Black abortion rates are higher because black poverty is higher, and therefore more black mothers will have abortions because more black mothers don't have enough money to take care of the babies. I am not saying that those black mothers are murderers. I am simply saying that because of higher poverty rates, more people will not be able to take care of a child. Again, your point on adoption is a good point.

    2. Many of your references are from pretty biased sites. One in particular that I would like to point out is the Arizona Capital Times. Most people commenting were very obviously very right-leaning. Also, that site has no proof that a particular doctor had killed babies that were born alive. That paper cites no sources whatsoever on that. Also, a lot of their attempt to convince you that abortion is bad is from one particular clinic. If that story is true, it only happened in one clinic!

    3. I agree with BLM. I really do and I understand BIPOC and LGBTQIAP+ lives matter. I am just trying to fact check your information and I suggest using different sources.

    4. Sanger was racist, yes. Your sources for that are reliable. Also, she was a white lady who did believe disabled people shouldn't have babies. Yes, she probably also targeted black people. However, she was what we would now consider pro-life! She strongly believed that abortion was wrong. Her story has nothing to do with abortion.

    I know this might sound kind of harsh, but you do need to fact-check your sources. I realize that I can't force you to agree with me, but I am just giving you the facts.


    5 months ago
  • Livsnjutare (#words)

    This is so powerful!!!
    You did an amazing job and used the perfect words!
    I love it!!


    5 months ago
  • ~Zoe N~

    Nice job! I will review this. Do you mind reviewing mine?


    5 months ago