Hypocrisy on Broadway
With a cast dominated by actors of color, Hamilton is fighting to highlight the roles of immigrants and minorities in early American politics and in today’s society. Its catchy songs appeal to theater geeks while its historical plot draws in political junkies for an entertaining dance through history. Alas, for a show that rallies for diversity and equality, it’s rather hypocritical that Hamilton’s golden boy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is advocating for Planned Parenthood, a corrupt organization born out of a racist, eugenics-driven past.
In today’s update of Planned Parenthood’s desperate attempts to scrape even more money from Americans’ pockets, we have the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer of the Broadway musical hit Hamilton, offering a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience for a $10 donation to America’s abortion Goliath.
In September 2016, Miranda proudly boasted on Twitter about his mom’s affiliation with Planned Parenthood. Lin-Manual Miranda’s mother, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, is on the national board of directors for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. He then encouraged supporters to donate to Planned Parenthood on Giving Tuesday.
And recently, the Broadway star is taking a new angle—bribing Hamilton fans with hotel and air fare, three Hamilton shows, and show paraphernalia. Yup, you too can sell your Hamilton-loving soul with a $10 to $5,000 donation to Planned Parenthood! (Yuck)
Oh this is awkward…
So you know that Planned Parenthood targets minorities, right? No? (Awkwaaaard.) Dear Mr. Miranda, here’s a little wake up call on Planned Parenthood. (I mean, you are fundraising for them, after all.)
- Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, advocated for the “eugenic value” of birth control to resolve the “unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit’” classes. The “inferior classes” included “the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, [and] the poverty-stricken classes.” She also recruited black ministers to advocate for her programs. She defended her choice saying, “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.” Despite such damning quotes and articles, Planned Parenthood honors Sanger every year with the Margaret Sanger Award.
- Nearly 80% of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood affiliates have been caught on multiple occasions stating that they are willing to accept racially motivated donations.
- Based on PP’s 2013 annual report, 94% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services are abortions. Planned Parenthood’s “other services” (i.e. services other than abortion) have dropped significantly in the past 5 years (i.e. fiscal years 2010-2014). Their services have dropped 51.3% in breast cancer screenings, 64.7% in PAP tests, 44% in prenatal care, and 37% HPV treatments.
- Planned Parenthood affiliates have been negligent in the maiming and deaths of women. Take a look for yourself: Cree Erwin (July 3, 2016), Tonya Reaves (July 20, 2012), and other women betrayed by Planned Parenthood.
But you know what, Lin-Manuel. Maybe racism, deceit, abuse, and death doesn’t turn your stomach? Well, then just take a quick peak at how well Planned Parenthood is going to manage your loyal fans’ money. (Hint: $129.7 million of waste, abuse, and potential fraud. HOORAY!)
We will tell their story
Mr. Miranda, you may refuse to defend those who are the most vulnerable in today’s society. You may refuse tell their story. You may even continue to openly advocate for Planned Parenthood and legalized murder in America. But know this…
This January, over 600,000 people will gather in Washington, D.C. We will gather like we have for 40+ years. The media will barely cover our protest. Broadway won’t sing songs. We will tell the story of 60 million preborn children and their mothers.
And guess what? “When our children tell our story,” they’ll tell of the story of how we abolished abortion in America.