Last month, actress and producer, Lena Dunham, came out with “100 Years,” a cartoon mini documentary that celebrates the history of Planned Parenthood and the “women who sacrificed everything to bring us safe and affordable reproductive health care.”
Narrated by a long list of celebrities—including America Ferrera, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and many more—the short tells the story of Margaret Sanger and her motivations behind creating Planned Parenthood.
One of these motivations being eugenics, the science of “purifying” the human race through controlling breeding for the outcome of desired genes. This racist ideology rose to prominence under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Dunham addresses the strong tie between Sanger and eugenics with a casual “ugh.” Attempting to brush over this horrible association, she goes on to say, “Way back in the early 20th century, eugenics was an immensely popular social movement”—an argument that has never done anyone much good.
While Dunham took a measly twenty seconds to cover her bases on this issue, she doesn’t take any time to address the fact that “reproductive rights” equate to ending lives of babies and, more often than not, manipulating women for the sake of profit and political gain.
The cartoon is undoubtedly well-made with the touch of Hollywood marketing that Planned Parenthood relies on in its scheme of deception. It doesn’t take much to look through this pastel facade and see the truth—that Planned Parenthood is culpable for decades of death and manipulation.
As the single largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood is directly responsible for the deaths of over 7 million human beings since its founding, not to mention the 53 million more lives claimed by other abortionists as part of an industry for which Planned Parenthood paved the way.
No matter how well-done and appealing, a seven minute cartoon will never capture the devastation and grief women and families have suffered at the hands of the abortion industry.