Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people. Planned Parenthood has been a target on the campaign trail after a series of sting videos was released alleging the organization illegally profits from selling aborted fetal tissue. Carson, a famed neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate, has been a vocal opponent of the group. He was also in the news this week after reports surfaced that he once used aborted fetal tissue for research. Here's a closer look at Carson's comments:. What Carson said. On Fox News Wednesday , Carson was asked about Democrats' criticism that Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are waging a "war on women. " He responded:. "Maybe I am not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but, you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people. "And one of the reasons you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger who founded this place — a woman Hillary Clinton by the way says that she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany thought about her. It's not the first time Planned Parenthood has faced criticism about its founder and the placement of its clinics — former presidential candidate Herman Cain made a similar statement in 2011. What Planned Parenthood said. In response, Planned Parenthood said Carson was not only "wrong on the facts, he's flat-out insulting. " Alencia Johnson, assistant director of constituency communications, told NPR:. "Does he think that black women are somehow less capable of making the deeply personal decision about whether to end a pregnancy than other women. It's a shame that a doctor, who should understand the barriers black women face accessing high-quality preventive and reproductive health care services, would pander so clearly to anti-abortion extremists on the right. Did Margaret Sanger believe in eugenics. Yes, but not in the way Carson implied. Eugenics was a discipline, championed by. Source: www.scpr.org
'Diana in a crash. They must have greased the brakes': New book reveals the Queen's astonishing words that lay bare her troubled relationship with the woman her son called 'mad, mad, mad' New book looks at the complex relationship between the Queen and Diana... When messages began to filter through from Paris to the Royal Family’s Highland retreat at Balmoral during the small hours of August 31, 1997, that Princess Diana had been involved in a serious car crash, the Queen could barely believe what she... At first it was thought that, though the car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel was serious, Diana had not been killed. According to one witness present when the Queen heard the initial news, she mused out loud: ‘Someone must have greased the brakes. That astonishing remark reveals something of the extraordinary and complex relationship between her and Diana — a relationship brought into sharp relief this week with the publication of never-before-seen photographs of Diana’s wedding day. Taken behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, they show Diana and the Queen walking side by side down a corridor in the aftermath of the ceremony. Yet despite the joyous occasion, there is little evident warmth between the two women or even a flicker of happiness on either face — a glimpse, perhaps, of their underlying anxieties and the great emotional gulf between two such differing... So what did the Queen truly make of her daughter-in-law. The answer, I discovered while researching an in-depth new biography of our monarch, is utterly intriguing. On September 9, the Queen will surpass the 63 years and seven months that her great-great-grandmother Victoria was queen — making her the longest reigning monarch in British history. It seems unimaginable that anything could cast a cloud over her rule. It is difficult now to realise. Source: www.dailymail.co.uk
EXCLUSIVE: Parents sue hospital for 'psychological trauma' of failed abortion and cost of bringing up daughter, now 14 - who SUPPORTS their £700,000 claim despite knowing she was never wanted Elisa Bellandi, now 14, survived an abortion when her... They should provide for her study and indispensable needs until she is 18' Elisa has always known she was a 'mistake' and supports her parents By Hannah Roberts In Rimini, Italy For Mailonline. Elisa Bellandi is a 'smart and beautiful' teenager according to her doting father. Like many 14-year-olds around the world her favourite band is One Direction and she loves singing. Elisa dreams of one day being a lawyer or psychologist. And it is not hard to understand why. Because in many ways she is very different from many teenagers. She has had to come to terms with the knowledge that not only was she a 'mistake' baby, conceived when her mother had already passed 40, but that she survived both a miscarriage and a failed abortion. And if that were not bad enough to deal with, her parents are suing the hospital claiming that a botched operation caused 'psychological trauma' to Elisa's mother and father - in a case that has shocked Italy. Giuseppe and Aurora Bellandi, who live in the Italian beach town of Rimini with Elisa, are demanding £700,000 (€1m) in compensation for not just the psychological trauma of having a second child, but also the material deprivation it caused to... Elisa, who is mature beyond her years, incredibly supports their decision to sue and insists she has always felt 'loved'. The failed abortion took place in 2000 after the couple, who already had a grown-up son, unexpectedly discovered that they were expecting a baby. The Bellandis were told it was medically necessary to save the life of Aurora, already 43. They also felt that they could simply not afford another. Source: www.dailymail.co.uk
Couple holding pregnancy test and pacifier (Photo: Creatas Images, Getty Images) Hi, Carolyn: I’ll be 38 when I deliver my first child next year, and I’m thrilled about being a mom but also a ... suggestions on parenting books, I’d love to know ...