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Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood [Hardcover]

George Grant
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GRAND ILLUSIONS is a dramatic and challenging wake-up call to complacent Christians. -- Paige Comstock Cunningham, Attorney

GRAND ILLUSIONS should be a key resource for everyone who works in, or supports the pro-life movement. -- Colleen Parro, Republican National Coalition for Life

If facts can make a difference, this book should put an end to the debate about the social value of Planned Parenthood. -- Connie Marshner, Focus on the Family

No one has done more to expose the deceitfulness of Planned Parenthood's contribution to this genocide of the pre-born than George Grant in his book GRAND ILLUSIONS. -- Darrow Miller, Food for the Hungry

This book demands a response. -- Michael Card, Recording artist and author --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Thoroughly researched, carefully written, and comprehensively documented, "Grand Illusions" has already made its mark as the single best-selling volume of all time on Planned Parenthood's role in the controversial matters of abortion and sex education. No other book has so thoroughly surveyed the divisive issues, dominating personalities, legal and judicial precedents, educational and political initiatives, social consequences, and global impact of this organization and the great debates it has engendered worldwide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book and a Must Read! July 24 2003
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I read this book in three days, it was a page-turner, very informative, well researched and well written. Dr. Grant dedicated ONE chapter of the book to the founder of Planned Parenthood, but you can read more about her in: "Killer Angel: A Short Biography of Planned Parenthood's Founder, Margaret Sanger" by George Grant. Grand Illusions is factual, and I can't imagine how anyone can argue that point. All you have to do is look at the end notes. There are hundreds of them, including many of Planned Parenthood's own publications. Grand Illusions is written with a Christian worldview and understandably this will not go well with many. If you have your children in the public school system, then you need to read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars There is nothing like this June 8 2000
This book is probably Grant's most important work, and it is absolutely unique among all the literature on the pro-life/pro-choice debate. No one interested in the pro-life cause has any business being without Grand Illusions, and no one interested in the pro-choice cause has any business not reading this and trying to refute it (they can't, but if they want to claim even the slightest degree of intellectual honesty, they must try).
Pro-lifers are unarmed without Grand Illusions: no joke.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better books on the subject exist, but not bad April 22 2003
I found this book very helpful in my research of the legacy of abortion, but I have found more helpful books. This book contained lots of information, but could definately have been presented with out all the flowery words and catchy phrases. I would recomend Intended Consequences by Donald Critchlow
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1.0 out of 5 stars Flawed and hystetrical June 15 2001
In the rush to point fingers at Planned Parenthood for being influenced by the sentiment of the time in which it was trying to shape public policy, Grant resorts to emotionally laden vocabulary and fails to distingush the organization was hardly alone in it's ambiguty towards race and ethnicity prior to the civil rights movement.
While it was encouraging Blacks and Hispanics to limit their families, the organization well into the 1960's, was encouraging white middle class familes "Let us help you plan your next child" and openly infered that they wanted clients to have large families. Decriminalization of birth control and relegalization of Abortion broadened the organization's mission and the women of color health movement pioneered a multifaced class-concious lens through which to work.
Ironically, the standard of measurement blindly advocated in this book would also require public schools and accomodations to be under attack with the same venom, because they also had several policies now recognized as elitist.
Disagree with Sanger if you must, but don't run around confusing the current organization with earlier operations.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Grand Illusions of scholarship Nov. 21 2000
This book, complete with impressive numbers of references, provides for compelling reading. As a person with pro-life sentiments, I was initially captivated. However, upon closer examination, I realized I was reading nothing more than an elaborate ad hominem of Margaret Sanger. In addition, the book overgeneralizes its "revelations" to paint present day Planned Parenthood with a black brush.
This book is may be pro-life, but it is unfortunately not pro-truth. It is progaganda.
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