“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley
There are those among us whose greatness is hidden, like a pearl in a clam shell, there are others whose greatness is worn on their sleeves, and there are those whose greatness must be shown to them. Nancy Pelosi is just such a person whose greatness must be shown to her. Nancy Pelosi is a public servant, and a driver of change. She has devoted her life to protecting a woman’s right to choose. Her fights have been fierce. She has endured many battles in which she has been painted as the enemy, a rude, maniacal queen bee. But we know better.
According to Dr. Susan Berry:
“Planned Parenthood Federation of America has announced that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will receive its Margaret Sanger Award, the organization’s highest honor, at its annual gala event in Washington, D.C., on March 27th.“
Planned Parenthood, an organization dedicated to women’s health, is certainly honoring the right lady. What an achievement to be given the Margaret Sanger award! Just for reference, for those who may not know, Sanger was the woman who started it all. Here are some of my favorite Sanger quotes:
“[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
“The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
“Give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.”
Wow, what a lady! If ever there was a woman after whom all other women should model their lives, it’s Sanger. She strove for a clean race, segregation of the unfit, and eugenics. As of now, Nancy Pelosi has not accomplished what Sanger accomplished in her lifetime. Nancy Pelosi does have a sterling record on abortion, however. This proud, Catholic woman has been a leader in the movement to allow all women–regardless of race–to end the lives of their children.
While Sanger’s legacy is difficult to match, Pelosi could strive for new ground. She could expand the ways in which abortions are carried out. Rather than the ho-hum methods of clamping off limbs, or burning the children alive with saline, she could advocate something fresh, and fun, like repeated stabbings through the head of the child, or some sort of crushing device. Or—and I’ll admit that this is outside the box–she could advocate post-birth abortions.
All I’m saying is that Nancy Pelosi is indeed a great woman. Without her tireless efforts, I wonder how many women would be burdened with an unwanted child? How many women would have lost out on the joy of seeing their child’s brain exiting their uterus through a suction tube? The Margaret Sanger award is going to a stellar lady.
If we are judged by the good we do on this earth, I think it’s safe to say where Nancy Pelosi is going.