Friday, January 20, 2006

Unintended Coincidence

The Raving Atheist is taking heat in his comments section for using 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown's murder as the launch pad for a satire on Planned Parenthood's stance against "unwanted" children.

As usual, the most offensive thing about his satire — which presents Planned Parenthood's view that violence against children may be blamed on the children's being born — is that it's based on real statements by Margaret Sanger's organization.

Just yesterday, as The Raving Atheist published his parody, the public-affairs director of Planned Parenthood of Central Pennsylvania wrote in a letter to the editor published on a Pennsylvania Web site, "Intended pregnancies lead to healthier pregnancies, children and families."