[Editor’s note: Make sure to read Daniel Greenfield’s masterpiece contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]
Only a week after taking office, Biden rushed to repeal the ‘Mexico City Policy’ which banned foreign aid from going to abortion groups, stating that this would “support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health”.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) celebrated the resumption of cash. IPPF had lost an estimated $100 million due to the foreign abortion group funding ban and complained that, “53 healthcare projects in 32 countries were impacted… with some Member Associations losing up to 60% of their funding.”
It is unknown whether that included Pro Familia: Germany’s IPPF affiliate. In 2020, the State Department had cited Pro Familia in its human rights report despite its ugly history of pedophilia or the fact that it had been founded by a racial eugenicist who had served the Nazis.
In 2013, the UPI wire service had noted that “Pro Familia, Germany’s leading family planning group, published articles years ago that appeared to advocate for pedophilia.” The former chair of Pro Familia had been a member of the board of trustees of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Humane Sexualität (AHS): a pedophile organization which advocated for “consensual” sex with children.
Pro Familia’s magazine published materials defending and normalizing pedophilia including from Rüdiger Lautmann, a German sociologist whose “Die Lust am Kind” (The Lust for a Child) is popular among pedophiles. Lautmann had complained about the “the misery of a forbidden love” and challenged the idea that “the small person is damaged” during sexual abuse.
“I believe that pedophiles – or more accurately, those whom we questioned – do expend a great deal of effort to obtain the child’s consent, and also, take ‘no’ seriously,” Lautmann argued.
“It would be a crass error, and downright heterosexist, to see pedophilia as failure and shortcoming relative to adult sexuality. What we have here is not a deficient but rather a differently-configured sexuality,” he contended in another chapter.
Last year it was revealed that Lautmann was on the board of an LGBTQ kindergarten in Berlin which had been formed to teach children about the sexual identity movements.
In 2013, Pro Familia claimed that it had put all the ugly pedophilia behind it, but it had made similar claims in 1998 only to continue running Lautmann’s articles. Pro Familia’s chairwoman however claimed that she took the allegations very seriously and that pedophilia would have no place within the organization.
Now parents were outraged after a day care center announced “body exploration rooms” where children would be encouraged to undress and “pet and examine each other”.
“All children, especially preschoolers, are aware of the places in the facility where nudity and body exploration can take place,” a day care center associated with one of the country’s largest worker organizations announced. “Each child decides for themselves whether and with whom they want to play physical and sexual games.”
According to one father, “there was a so-called children’s space where the children were allowed to play unsupervised. The windows were darkened for this. I can’t imagine what happened there.”
The premise for such an idea had allegedly come from Pro Familia’s magazine. A Pro Familia sex ed expert then appeared to defend the concept. A guide from Pro Familia titled “hands in pants” depicts a young boy in that position and argues that “child sexuality” pursues “maximum pleasure” and describes “children imitating sexual intercourse” which, according to the guide, should not concern adults because “both are happy to be involved in this game”.
The latest scandal involving the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) affiliate raises serious questions about the determination of the Biden White House to keep the funding door open for overseas abortion mills. Pro Famila has remained a member in good standing of IPPF despite its history of pedophilia. And Planned Parenthood of America stayed with the IPPF and cheered the restoration of funding to the group despite its past pedophilia and Nazism.
The twisted origins of the relationship between Planned Parenthood and Pro Familia go back to Margaret Sanger, the eugenicist visionary behind the abortion group, who co-founded Pro Familia with Hans Harmsen. Much as Sanger had been willing to address a KKK event, she worked with Harmsen: a eugenicist who had served the Nazi regime’s sterilization campaign.
Planned Parenthood had since disavowed Sanger and Pro Familia has disavowed Harmsen, much as it supposedly disavowed pedophilia, but the underlying ideas had not changed.
The Left has ridiculed conservative concerns about the sexual grooming of children through sexualization in schools even as it fights to keep graphic pornography and other sexual materials in classrooms and school libraries, but the example of Pro Familia and IPPF shows there’s a thin line between sexualizing children and justifying the sexual abuse of children.
Biden launched his 2024 presidential campaign with an ad attacking Republicans for keeping a book featuring a 10-year-old performing sex acts out of schools. “’Lawn Boy‘, one of the books that the Biden ad accuses Republicans of censoring, includes lines like, “I was ten years old, but it’s true. I put Doug Goble’s d___ in my mouth.”
Some have pointed to photos and videos depicting alleged inappropriate behavior by Biden around children. A diary by Ashley Biden, his daughter, allegedly described inappropriate behavior by her father. But beyond the speculation about Joe Biden’s personal habits, there is no question that his administration has fought to enable the sexualization and abuse of children.
And not just in the United States of America.
By lifting the Mexico City policy, Joe Biden enabled the funding of IPPF including potentially that of Pro Familia. And while we may not directly fund abortions abroad, American taxpayers could be funding the sorts of nightmarish abuses and sexualization of children described in Germany.
Biden’s decision opened the door to Americans funding sexual games for children.