Ever hear the term "abortion industry"? Maybe not, but almost $500 million is spent on abortions each year. Some abortion proponents are probably involved because of their true beliefs on the matter, but a great many are lured in because of the vast sums of money that can be made off the grief of panicked women.

Carol Everett was involved in the abortion industry in the Dallas/Ft.Worth, Texas, area from 1977 untill 1983. As director of four clinics, owner of two, Ms. Everett was responsible for the clinics' daily operation. ...

Q. What is the governing force behind the abortion industry?
A. Money. It is a very lucrative business. It is the largest unregulated industry in our nation. Most of the clinics are run in chains because it is so profitable.

Q. How much money were you making in the abortion industry before you quit?
A. I was getting a commission of $25.00 on every abortion I "sold". In 1983, the year I got out, I would have pocketed approximately $250.000. But, in 1984 we expected to be operating five clinics, terminating about 40,000 pregnancies, and with that projection I planned to net $1 million. Money, Money, Money - that's where my heart was.

Q. Why do you refer to "selling" abortions?
A. The product, abortion, is skillfully marketed and sold to the woman at the crisis time in her life. She buys the product, finds it defective and wants to return it for a refund. But, it's too late. Her baby is dead.

Q. In what way is the woman deceived?
A. In two ways - the clinic personnel and the marketers must deny the personhood of the child and the pain caused by the procedure. Every woman has two questions, "Is it a baby?" and "Does it hurt?" The abortionist must answer "NO". He/she must lie to secure the consent of the woman and the collection of the clinic's fee. The women were told that we were dealing with a "product of conception" or a "glob of tissue". They were told that there would be only slight cramping, whereas, in reality, an abortion is excruciatingly painful.

Read the rest of Carol Everett's Q&A if you've got the stomach for it. I'd recommend not, unless you want to learn how babies were "re-constructed outside the uterus to be certain all the parts have been removed" and how the parts were then "disposed" of.

One of the hidden secrets of the abortion industry is that 33% of its victims are black, even though blacks make up only 12% of the general population. BlackGenocide.org has more details, and BlacksForLife.org has some history of the "Negro Project" initiated by Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger.

Planned Parenthood’s founder and matriarch, Margaret Sanger in the 1930s ingeniously promoted her ideology that the "unfit" should be prevented from reproducing, "by force if necessary." Since the economic plight of many Blacks placed them and their families in the position of living in an environment that Sanger believed breed "unfit" individuals, her organization zeroed in on the "Negro" population. Establishing the "Negro Project," Sanger and her cohorts set out to push their birth control agenda which as she writes "is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives" (The Pivot of Civilization written by M. Sanger)

In November 1939 a "Negro Project" leader feared that the project would be in "a great danger" of failing because "the Negroes think it a plan for extermination." Therefore, "let’s appear to let the colored run it ...." (Gamble memo "Suggestions for Negro Project" excerpted from pamphlet issued by the African American Committee, A.L.L.) Sanger later wrote him back saying, "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population ..." She goes on saying that use of the Negro minister would effectively "straighten ... any rebellious members." (Letter from Sanger to Gamble, excerpted from pamphlet issued by the African American Committee, A.L.L.) "With social service backgrounds, and engaging personalities" the "hired ... Colored Ministers" would "propagandized for birth control ... "through a religious appeal." To help maintain control, the colored ministerial staff would be carefully controlled. "A project director lamented ‘I wonder if Southern Darkies can ever be entrusted with ... a clinic. Our experience causes us to doubt their ability to work except under White supervision’." Through her Negro Advisory Council, Sanger’s dream of discouraging "the defective and diseased elements of humanity" from their "reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning" has been successful. (Excerpts from Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood)

Apparently, Sanger's project is working quite well. It doesn't take a genius to connect the dots from Margaret Sanger, to the "Negro Project", to the modern Planned Parenthood Federation of America. (Here is Planned Parenthood's fact sheet on their founder, which addresses some of these issues, and puts some quotes in a different context.) Although some may claim that American blacks have more abortions than American whites because they tend to be poorer, I'm not sure that's the case. For instance, abortion rates are similar in rich and poor countries -- that may not translate well into America, but it could be indicative. If anyone has a breakdown of abortion rates by socio-economic class, I'd love to see it (I can't find one).

So where does all this money go? Surprisingly, only a few million dollars are given directly to political candidates each year (the vast majority to Democrats), but much more is spent on issue ads promoting "the freedom of choice". I particularly like a quote from an ad mentioned here.

A fifth television ad asked "what will we tell children? . . . That we had the right to choose, but that right is lost? Will we tell them we had control of our bodies, our lives? They never will."

And the new tagline: Abortion, it's for the children!

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