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

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.



Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:00 AM By Clinton
The state of California is seriously considering ending the death penalty. And yet, the state finds no problem with the death penalty of the unborn. Those on death row received a trial, numerous appeals and the actual execution, if it ever does happen, takes many years. The unborn receive no trial, no appeals, no clemency from the governor and are executed immediately. Cruel and unusual punishment indeed!

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 2:49 AM By Peter
CCD thank you for this series. Education is necessary to win against evil.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:07 AM By ken
These people are not crazy and they know full well what they are doing. They know it is murder and enjoy taking human life. I feel sorry for them being that far under the control of the Devil, Satan. All the rest of us can do is to pray that these people wake up frm their blood lust induced coma to rational thought and realize that they have been seduced by the Deciever himself or one of his many helpers and repent for the sins they have comitted and beg the Lord’s forgiveness and ours as well.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:26 AM By JMJ
Abortion has NEVER become ‘legal’ due to the fact of what the so-called Supreme Court Justices did, was illegal, just as what has happened with the blessings of then Gov. Romney when the Mass. Supreme Court forced homosexual “marriage” down our throats and our so-called ‘catholic’ politicians denied us the right to vote this garbage out. Judges are NOT ALLOWED to make laws from the bench, only to judge if they are constitutional or not. +JMJ+

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:50 AM By Catherine
Evil personified!

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:01 AM By respectlife
Thank you California Catholic Daily for putting a face on abortion. Simply said, it is a Holocaust and the killing continues. The public needs to know who the people are behind this slaughter of innocent life and the killing killing of the innocent who cannot speak for themselves. Please folks, vote according to Catholic teachings. Bad laws need to be abolished. This is the “change” we need in America!

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:02 AM By Angelo
I remember a priest speaking on abortion saying, “If God does not punish the US, He will owe Adolph Hitler an apology.” When will they stop this uncivilized evil practice? Our Lady at Fatima prophezied, “Various Nations will be anniahlated”. I wonder if she was not speaking of the US being one of them? By whats happening in the US today, we have become the most barbaric nation in the world.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:16 AM By JLS
The alabi called “population control” is merely that, an alabi used by people whose actual goal is mass murder. How it works is this: They abort countless millions using the excuse that population growth will destroy humanity … but since the sixties, global population has more than doubled …. and humanity is not being destroyed by it. The destruction is by these human sacrificing demoniacs, not by reducing population but by deranging and dementing it. They are not reducing the number of souls but increasing the number of damned souls. The Philip Darneys of this world are leeches attached to the devil.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:22 AM By Ted
In California, this bill may actually have a very good chance of becoming law. There is already a huge contingent of quacks and hacks performing abortion, and they want it to become even more dangerous. It’s just awful how far California is sinking into the moral and societal sludge.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:44 AM By Dan
Philip Darney, you’re 69 and closer to Judgment Day. You should be thinking of these things — there is still time to repent, do serious penance, and hear from the great Shepherd of the Sheep, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Whatever humiliations it costs you do do this will be well worth it.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:49 AM By Patrick
Copying the actions of doctors in German concentration camps, having non-doctors kill people, seemed inevitable for the same type of thinking prevails which is to destroy all life deemed inferior, in this case targeting Mexicans and Blacks for destruction.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:07 AM By Dana
Thank you for this superb article. By putting faces and stories to the the real face of abortion we can see who is responsible for the planning and carrying out of broad range planning just as Himmler his ilk decided how to achieve their goals in eliminating whole populations of ‘undesirables’. The German people were apparently just ‘spectators’ at this point. We must be actively involved in bringing an end to this horrendous and devasting movement. God have mercy on us.

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:23 AM By Amy
God help these people who are truly godless. Only our good and loving Lord can judge their deviant actions. It is beyond comprehension how they became who they are. They were not created this way but somewhere along the line were taken over by the devil. Beware. It can happen to anyone.