The Jaffe Memo: Planned Parenthood's frightening anti-population agenda
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2011-11-30

Former Planned Parenthood manager Abby Johnson reminded us this week of the Jaffe Memo, a document produced by Planned Parenthood in 1969 at the request of the U.S. government. Frederick Jaffe, whose name the memo bears, was vice president of Planned Parenthood-World Population at the time.

The memo lists proposals for population reduction, many of which we see tragically fulfilled today. Among them: Restructure family: a) postpone or avoid marriage, b) alter image of ideal family size; encourage increased homosexuality; educate for family limitation; require women to work and provide few child care facilities; abortion and sterilization on demand; allow certain contraceptives to be distributed non-medically; improve contraceptive technology; make contraception truly available and accessible to all.

Other Planned Parenthood suggestions in the memo include: compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies, compulsory sterilization of all who have two children except for a few who would be allowed three, confine childbearing to only a limited number of adults, and stock certificate type permits for children.

Abby says that this memo truly reflects Planned Parenthood’s agenda today.

The memo is, of course, kept hush-hush at Planned Parenthood. She and fellow Planned Parenthood workers were not allowed to mention the Jaffe Memo. It came to mind as she was contemplating the fact that, under Obamacare, private insurance plans are not allowed to cover maternity care, something she confirmed by calling 18 insurance companies. Almost, she thought, as though the government is trying to discourage pregnancy.

The Jaffe Memo is one more confirmation of the evil that lurks beneath the surface of Planned Parenthood. STOPP founder Jim Sedlak produced, with David Bereit, a DVD series on Planned Parenthood that is available online at Entitled Stop Planned Parenthood, the series sheds light on what Planned Parenthood is all about and how to eliminate it from your community.

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