Tell Penguin Random House Publishing Maragret Sanger is NOT a saint!

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  1. MaryM

    MaryM Well-Known Member

    http://www.tfp.org/act/petition/tel...his+book+portrays+Margaret+Sanger+as+a+saint!

    The farthest thing from a saint is someone who publicly promotes abortion.

    A recent book published by Penguin Random House, The Little Book of Feminist Saints, depicts pro-abortion advocates and activists like Cecile Richards, her mother Ann Richards, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem as feminist “saints.”1

    The promotion of abortion is in direct contradiction with Catholic Doctrine.

    What are even worse, are the images that depict these abortion advocates as “saints.” Mocking the way the Church depicts real saints, images of women with halos behind their head and some of them giving a sign of blessing with their right hand.2

    Tell Penguin Random House to Pull this Mockery of Real Saints!

    This is nothing but a mockery of the Catholic Church and Her saints! How dare Penguin feature pro-abortionists as “saints”.

    Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parent has said:

    • “But for my view, I believe that there should be no more babies.”
    • “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
    • “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population...”
    This is not the behavior of a saint!

    It is inconceivable that Cecile Richards, who as CEO of Planned Parenthood oversaw 3.5 million abortions, could be portrayed as a saint under the guise of “women’s reproductive rights.”

    Please sign this petition to defend the meaning of sainthood and show your opposition to the portrayal of pro-abortion advocates as “role models”.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.li...ichards-matron-saint-of-mothers-and-daughters

    October 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A feminist author has taken it upon herself to elevate former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards and a variety of other pro-abortion figures to sainthood.

    Released in March by Penguin Random House, Julia Pierpont’s The Little Book of Feminist Saints is billed as a collection of “short, vibrant, and surprising biographies” matched to “stunning full-color portraits of secular female ‘saints’: champions of strength and progress.”

    “The idea came from the Catholic saint-of-the-day book, the kind one might read as a source of daily inspiration throughout the calendar year,” Pierpont explained.

    “The achievements of women haven’t been documented for nearly as long or as widely as those of their male counterparts,” the author claimed in an interview with Virago. “The more familiar their stories become, the more empowered future generations of women will be.”

    While many of the book’s selections are women who made universally-recognized contributions to the world, such as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, radiation pioneer Marie Curie, and novelist Jane Austen, it also elevates several pro-abortion figures.

    The latter include failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former First Lady Michelle Obama, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Planned Parenthood founder and eugenics proponentMargaret Sanger, pro-abortion activist Gloria Steinem, and Cecile Richards and her mother Ann, a former governor of Texas. Pro-life leader Abby Johnson first highlighted their inclusion in the book on September 30, stunned that “someone actually wrote this.”

    Pierpont dubs Cecile and Ann Richards the “Matron Saints of Mothers and Daughters.” Their one-page entry, which is readable here via Google Books, consists of a handful of “inspirational” quotes that say little about parenting.

    “The most discouraging thing we are facing is the thought that our daughters and granddaughters could have fewer rights than we do – Mom never would have stood for it, so I can’t either,” Cecile is quoted as saying. The context is unknown, but similar quotesfrom the former abortion chief referred to abortion “access” rather than actual “rights.”

    During her 12-year tenure at Planned Parenthood, the younger Richards presided over the abortions of an estimated 3.5 million pre-born babies (almost half of whom were likely female), whose lives she dismissed as not “really relevant” to discussing abortion.

    Her time leading the abortion giant also saw sharp declines in actual medical services like breast cancer screenings or prenatal care while abortions rose 11 percent. Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling aborted babies’ organs was also revealed during her tenure.



    “Planned Parenthood in truth violently separates mothers and daughters by ending the lives of unborn children, male and female,” EWTN Pro-Life Weekly host Catherine Hadro responded. “This dramatically contrasts with whom the Catholic Church offers as the patron saint of mothers: St. Gianna Molla. The modern-day woman was a physician who sacrificed her own life to save that of her unborn child.”

    “That is love, and that is what saints are made of,” Hadro continued. “St. Gianna is just one of the many strong women the Catholic Church recognizes as a saint – women whom you won’t find in this blasphemous book for children.”

    Pierpont also told Virago that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, was among the women she would have loved to fit in the book. Gillibrand is a pro-abortion lawmaker who supported and campaigned with former President Bill Clinton as recently as 2016, then claimed he should have resigned for his treatment of women one year after his wife lost the White House to President Donald Trump.