Planned Parenthood's 1969 'Jaffe Memo' Aimed To Curb American Population Through "Abortion On Demand," "Increased Homosexuality," And Encouraging Women To Work

The conversation on abortion has grown larger and larger ever since the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade was overturned earlier this year. While many women support Planned Parenthood and its goal of making abortion available on demand across the country, few people know the true goals of the organization and how the racist founder planned on using abortion as a form of eugenics.

By Gina Florio2 min read
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You'd be hard pressed to find a major celebrity that doesn't openly support Planned Parenthood and encourage people to donate to the organization. We're told by the media, Hollywood, influencers, and many politicians that abortion is a woman's right and we need access to it for basic healthcare. Of course there is nothing about abortion that is healthcare, as it's the intentional killing of an innocent human life, but there are countless people that still support women having unfettered access to abortion anyway. What most people don't know, though, is that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was an avowed racist and eugenicist who made it her life mission to eliminate certain demographics from American society, such as people of color and individuals who lived in poverty. Abortion was the very tool Sanger used to achieve this goal and she was open about her plan. A 1969 memo from Planned Parenthood explains exactly how the organization planned to control the birth rate, especially amongst people of color.

Planned Parenthood's 1969 'Jaffe Memo' Aimed To Curb American Population Through "Abortion on Demand," "Increased Homosexuality," and Encouraging Women to Work

The Jaffe Memo was an infamous document in 1969 that was released by Planned Parenthood, which was founded in 1916. Sanger died in 1966 so this memo was a continuation of her mission. The document revealed how the organization planned to reduce the birth rates and promote selectivity in terms of who would be giving birth. Planned Parenthood had a division called "Population Control" that Frederick Jaffe was in charge of, and his memo laid out specific goals on how to prevent certain women from having more children.

The chart was titled "Proposed measure to reduce fertility, by universality or selectivity of impact in the US." The subheaders included "universal impact," "selective impact depending on socio-economic status," and "measures predicated on existing motivation to prevent unwanted pregnancy." There were three main categories in which Planned Parenthood suggested the birth rate could be controlled: "social constraints," "economic deterrents/incentives," and "social controls."

Under "social constraints," there was a clear goal to restructure the family and this was meant to be done by postponing marriage or avoiding it altogether and altering the "image of the ideal family size." Compulsory education of children was another measure taken in order to provide a social constraint on pregnancy and birth, which really makes you stop and wonder why so many people on the left advocate for more funding for public schools rather than focusing on school choice or providing resources for charter schools or even homeschooling. The other suggestions included:

  • Encourage increased homosexuality

  • Educate for family limitation

  • Fertility control agents in water supply

  • Encourage women to work

When people have pointed to the increased encouragement of homosexuality and the push for women to join the workforce as factors that have diminished the nuclear family, they have been called conspiracy theorists, and yet Planned Parenthood explicitly stated that these were used as tools to curb the birth rate and destroy the nuclear family.

Economic deterrents/incentives include tax policies such as a "substantial marriage tax," taxing married people more than single individuals, implementing a "child tax," and imposing additional taxes on parents who have more than one or two kids in school. Others include:

  • Reduce/eliminate paid maternity leave or benefits

  • Chronic depression

  • Require women to work and provide few child care facilities

This is starting to sound a lot like our current society.

The social controls included housing policies that would discourage private home ownership and limit childbearing to "only a limited number of adults." Planned Parenthood also advocated for "compulsory sterilization of all who have two children except for a few who would be allowed three," without stipulating how they would decide which parents would qualify for the ability to have a third.

Finally, the memo laid out measures that would prevent certain women from giving birth, including:

  • Payments to encourage sterilization

  • Payments to encourage abortion

  • Abortion and sterilization on demand

  • Make contraception truly available and accessible

Virtually everything on this memo is being pushed today, but it's being marketed as liberation, women's rights, and freedom. Planned Parenthood has successfully implemented its mission deep into American society, but they've simply changed the packaging to make it seem like all of these measures are taken for women's liberation. Live Action, a pro-life non-profit organization, reminded us that we pay Planned Parenthood more than half a billion dollars each year in taxpayer dollars, and more than $8,700,000,000 has been granted to the organization since 2000.

Sadly, these truths will never be spoken about by major celebrities and mainstream media outlets, but Planned Parenthood's history and documents speak for themselves.