Who’s behind the public policies that have led to millions dead from abortion?
When the killing of human beings becomes a pre-meditated methodical policy – put forward as a public good – massive slaughter results and can be called a “holocaust.”
History puts a face on leaders who considered mass murder a political “good” – leaders like Adolph Hitler of Germany, Mehmet Talaat of Turkey, Pol Pot of Cambodia, Mao of China, and Joseph Stalin of Russia.
But what about American leaders responsible for our own ongoing holocaust: abortion? History has yet to put a face to them, but those who value the sanctity of human life are obligated to ferret them out and hold them responsible.
This is part of the California Catholic Daily series, Faces of the American Holocaust, in which we put faces to those behind the mass murder of innocents in the U.S.
Philip Darney, M.D. 69, considered to be one of the early pioneers of abortion and population control, is the director of the University of California San Francisco – Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.
The center is the sponsor for the controversial project, HWPP #171, to train nurses, physician assistants, and midwives to be abortionists in California.
(This project is now a bill, SB-1338, before the California legislature, sponsored by state senator, Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego.)
Far from being an independent, non-vested interest academic, Darney, has had a “life-long relationship with Planned Parenthood” as a determined activist, wearing medical garb and advancing a political agenda for population control.
Darney stated in a 2004 that while attending UC Berkeley as a student in the 1960s he read Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb and became so motivated that he went to volunteer at the local Planned Parenthood clinic.
“I wanted to do something with Planned Parenthood, and that started a life-long relationship with Planned Parenthood. I’ve never, from then on, not been involved in some way with Planned Parenthood, “said Darney.
After a divorce from his first wife, Darney married Uta Landy, who had been the director of the National Abortion Federation in New York. The federation had been set up by Planned Parenthood. After leaving that position, Landy became president of the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. She now works for UCSF and is involved with the HWPP 171 project.
In March 2012, Darney and Landy received the Margaret Sanger Award, the highest honor that Planned Parenthood can bestow. Sanger was a prominent American proponent of eugenics.
Darney’s zeal is demonstrated in his affection for illegal abortionist, Harvey Karman.
Darney describes Karman as a psychologist, but Karman was not a practicing psychologist, but an early promoter of abortion during the time when abortion was illegal.
“Karman’s name is not known, yet his ingenuity and to some extent his courage has made safe abortion available to literally millions of women round the world,” said Darney, in his book,Surgical Abortion in the First Trimester.
Karman’s name was known to Joyce Johnson, Los Angeles prosecutors, and to Jerry Brown. His rap sheet included nine felonies in Los Angeles County, many of these connected to his career as an abortionist. He had managed to kill Joyce Johnson in 1955 by performing an illegal abortion on her with a nutcracker in a hotel room. He was sent to prison for two and a half years, but was pardoned by Jerry Brown when he became governor in 1975.
Darney accompanied Karman to Bangladesh in 1969 where they aborted thousands.
Karman orchestrated the Philadelphia Massacre in 1972 with abortionist Kermit Gosling, now in jail for murder. The two of them conspired to hold an abortion promotion news event with a busload of women, predominantly pregnant black women, who would be aborted on Mother’s Day. Nine of the thirteen patients suffered serious complications from Karman’s “supercoil abortions.”
Karman went on to affiliate with the Feminist Women’s Health Centers, do-it-yourself abortion advocates who later changed their name to Women’s Health Specialists, one of the sites that helped train nurses to become abortionists – to pave the way for the Kehoe bill, SB 1338.
Karman died in 2008.
Darney is scheduled to testify on behalf of the Kehoe bill in Sacramento this week.
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