In 2006, the Kansas City Star won Planned Parenthood’s top editorial award, “The Maggie,” for its role in protecting the state’s thriving late term abortion industry. Indeed, George Tiller and his allies and accomplices had made Kansas the world’s late-term abortion capital.
Although fully indifferent to the fate of unborn babies, the Star editors are appalled that the Kansas Chiefs would hire “convicted dog torturer Michael Vick” as a coaching intern. Vick, to be sure, is guilty as charged. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to a variety of related charges and served 19 months in prison.
“True, the man served his time,” opines the Star. But his actions were so “monstrously cruel” that the Star editors cannot forgive him. These are the same editors who beat their chests about the high rate of incarceration for black men and fret about the discrimination they face upon release.
But Michael Vick killed dogs, and that monstrous cruelty brings us back to the “Maggie.” What Planned Parenthood founder Margaret “Maggie” Sanger found “cruel” was the “sentimentalism” that allowed the “unfit” to have children.
“The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective,” wrote Sanger in her book Pivot of Civilization. “Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupid, cruel sentimentalism.”
A Star online poll run out of the Sports department found that about 89 percent of more than 1,600 who voted believed in “Vick’s right to a second chance in life.”
The editors apparently don’t, but until they remove that Maggie from their trophy case, no one will take them seriously on what is cruel and what is not. The fact is that Planned Parenthood kills more babies every day than Michael Vick killed dogs in his entire life.