How many proponents of planned parenthood know that its founder was a staunch eugenicist who believed in creating a superior race of human beings?
How many know that the founder was invited to speak at women’s KKK meeting and not only accepted the invitation, but was invited to speak at twelve more after delighting attendees with her speech?
In case you’re unaware, I’m talking about Margaret Sanger, the founder of the organization that would come to be known as Planned Parenthood. This despicable icon of “women’s liberation” has been celebrated by staunch feminists and “progressives” the world over. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as many others were recipients of Sanger’s “prestigious” award.
Planned Parenthood doesn’t deny their founder or try to hide her from the public, on the contrary, she is glorified as a pioneer of women’s rights.
Although Sanger never came right out and said she wanted to cull the black race, the evidence points in that direction, and her view on eugenics in general is damning enough on its own merit. In a letter Miss Sanger penned (or typed) to a Dr. C. J. Gamble (who was working with her in some capacity on the “Negro Project”) Sanger writes the following:
While not explicitly stating that their goal was to “exterminate the negro population”, the wording would certainly suggest something along those lines: “…that idea if it ever OCCURS to any of their more rebellious members” leads one to believe she feared some of the more skeptical of the Black community might mistaken (or rightly see) the “Negro Project” as a means of reducing their people.
What Margaret Sanger did emphatically state was that “undesirables” should be culled from the herd. Her definition of undesirable included:
Feebleminded, the poor, immigrants, idiots, morons, Insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and delinquents among others– in her own words. One would imagine ignorants might fall comfortably in the mix, which incidentally she used to describe African Americans in this same letter to Dr. Gamble:
This is a blatant call to deception. Sanger suggests hiring an indoctrinated “Negro physician” to garner the trust of African Americans who might be suspicious about having a white doctor recommend birth control.
It should also be noted that Margaret Sanger spoke at women’s auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) meeting and was so well received that the organizers invited her to speak at 12 more events…now, I’m no detective, but this compels one to imagine the possible topics she could have chosen to speak about to garner such admiration from an organization known for racism…It couldn’t possibly have been on the subject of Eugenics aimed at African Americans… could it?
Every single case of inherited defect, every malformed child, every congenitally tainted human being brought into this world is of infinite importance to that poor individual; but it is of scarcely less importance to the rest of us and to all of our children who must pay in one way or another for these biological and racial mistakes.
– Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization, Chapter 12: Woman and the Future
After skimming some of Sanger’s books, I don’t believe she was openly racist but instead believed in ridding humanity of the poor, degenerate, ignorants, unfit and morons (as she states on numerous occasion) regardless of color. With that being said, it’s interesting to see she desired birth control in the African American community enough to open clinics in all-Black Harlem N.Y and aided the “Negro Project”, the aim of which was to popularize birth control in the Black community.
According to Planned Parenthood’s own statement, Southern Blacks were among America’s poorest people and according to Sanger’s own statements, the poor were a burden to society and were a “dead weight of human waste” that the rest of society had to pay for.
Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.
– Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race, Chapter 18
The logical deduction is that although Sanger may not have been overtly racist, she was highly pragmatic and understood that the “Negro” population was a prime contender of eugenics as it was producing “unfit” human beings.
It encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.
– Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization, Chapter 5: The Cruelty of Charity
Although Margaret Sanger is dead, she would be awestruck to see where her foundation now stands.
It’s no secret that 79% of Planned Parenthood centers are in minority neighborhoods and that there are more black babies aborted than are born in New York, the headquarters of Planned Parenthood as well as home to America’s first “Family Planning Clinic”… It’s also no secret that minority neighborhoods house some of the poorest Americans.
While Sanger, if alive today, would undoubtedly state that population culling was not limited (or even motivated) by race, a massive amount of her focus was on the poor, and these minority groups are the among America’s poorest.
It should therefore be no secret that Planned Parenthood desires what it’s founder espoused so profusely– the elimination of society’s unfit (Primarily Blacks, Hispanics and other minorities as they tend to be the poorest) in order to breed a more perfect race for the betterment of humanity!
BlackGenocide.org makes the following statement regarding Sanger:
It is easy to see why there is some antipathy toward Sanger among people of color, considering that, given our nation’s history, we are the people most frequently described as “unfit” and “feebleminded.”
Many African American women have been subject to nonconsensual forced sterilization. Some did not even know that they were sterilized until they tried, unsuccessfully, to have children. In 1973, Essence Magazine published an expose of forced sterilization practices in the rural South, where racist physicians felt they were performing a service by sterilizing black women without telling them. While one cannot blame Margaret Sanger for the actions of these physician, one can certainly see why Sanger’s words are especially repugnant in a racial context.
But let’s be real, the Progressive Left and logic go together like controversial speakers and Liberal Universities…that is, they don’t.
We have mountains of history that show us the consequences of Social Planning– Stalin, Lenin and Hitler to name a few– and like usual it is the poorest and most vulnerable members of society which are first to suffer (though they aren’t the last).
Margaret Sanger based her entire life’s work on Social Planning, and Planned Parenthood carries on her legacy with pride. Thanks to Liberal Academia we now have a growing portion of the American population that believe in Marxist ideology (Social Planning) as a means to man-made Utopia. This same segment of the population will not listen to arguments that threaten their glass castle of ideology and have now become radicalized and violent.
The question which begs is: What do we do when a portion of our citizenry not only desires, but demands a pathological ideology be thrust upon us all, while violently opposing anyone who tries to convince them otherwise?
In incredibly ironic style, the “unfit and feeble minded” human beings Margaret Sanger decried are now the exact sort that subscribe to her teachings.