|Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)|
This was made light of on the campaign trail recently, when republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson said:
Maybe I am not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but, you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and one of the reasons you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger who founded this place — a woman Hillary Clinton by the way says that she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany said about her.
You have to understand that the goal of progressives was to create a perfect world. In the introduction of her book, Orson Wells wrote: "We want fewer and better children... and we cannot make the social life and the world peace we are determined to make, with ill-bread, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict on us."
Goldberg said that in 1939 she started what she referred to as the "Negro Project," which aimed to get blacks to accept birth control. Through the Birth Control Federation, she even succeeded in convincing black leaders to help pare down the supposedly large black population.
The ultimate goal of progressives such as Sanger, once again, was to create an ideal world, and to establish a "heirarchy of desirable persons," according to Ian Tuttle of National Review. Sanger's Birth Control Federation report reads: “The mass of significant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes . . . is [in] that portion of the population least intelligent and fit.”
Now, if this is not racist, I don't know what is. She must have recognized this, as she went on to say, according to Goldberg: "We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."
Carson encouraged people to read up on Sanger, Just check out her 1922 book, where she also said:
The lack of balance between the birth-rate of the “unfit” and the “fit” [is] admittedly the greatest present menace to the civilization. . . . The example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken, should not be held up for emulation to the mentally and physically fit, and therefore less fertile, parents of the educated and well-to-do classes. On the contrary, the most urgent problem to-day is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.Yes, it is true: she was a leader in the fight to eliminate people she deemed to be inferior and a burden on society, and this included both the mentally challenged and the Negro populations.
Interestingly enough, Sanger's Planned Parenthood was about doling out birth control, not abortions. In fact, she abhorred abortion, calling it "barbaric," an "outrageous slaughter," and "the killing of babies."
What Hitler did during WWII put an end to any eugenics programs that existed on the planet, as the idea was revealed for what it really is. But Sanger's mission to "liberate" women through birth control lived on through the feminism movement. Today, few people know about the woman and the "movement" that gave birth to the organization.
Ironically, today's Planned Parenthood is even more eugenic than Sanger's Planned Parenthood, as one of the services offered by the organization is abortions. Planned Parenthood is now the leading organization when it comes to aborting unwanted un-born children, having killed over 7 million of them since the 1972 Roe -vs- Wade decision.
Abortion rights, or pro choice, advocates say defend this number by saying that abortions are only 3% of what the organization does. Yet an aborted baby is a dead baby who never even had a chance to succeed or fail. That, my friends, is the undeniable truth.
The undeniable truth is, as noted by Goldberg: "Abortion ends more black lives than heart attacks, cancer, accidents, AIDS, and violent crime combined. African-Americans constitute little more than 12 percent of the population but have more than a third (37 percent) of abortions."
Tuttle said that "the abortion industry, intentionally or not, has carried on Sanger’s troubling legacy. Why is it that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, black women are five times likelier than white women to have an abortion?"
Tuttle said that the pro-life organization "Life Dynamics" recorded the ZIP Codes of every Planned Parenthood facility. The organization reported: "We identified 116 ZIP codes with more than one population control facility. Of those, 84 were disproportionately black and/or Hispanic. What this means is that, when the American family planning industry places multiple facilities in a ZIP code, that ZIP code is more than two-and-a-half times as likely to be disproportionately minority as not."
Of course, Tuttle says critics of the study say Planned Parenthood is just building centers where they are needed, and this so happens to be in African-American neighborhoods. However, Planned Parentehood also claims that birth control would prevent unintended pregnancies in these neighborhoods, and that has not happened. In fact, the opposite has happened.
Tuttle said, "In 2011, the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute published the findings of a study comparing rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion in 1994 and 2006. Among women with incomes below the federal poverty line, the unintended pregnancy rate rose by 50 percent. They also experienced an increase in abortions."
So the organization is promoting riskier sexual behavior through its birth control services, and then offering abortion services needed to end unwanted pregnancies. Of when you add in here that that the organization is also illegally selling fetal body parts, the organization seems more and more shay.
If the organization were truly about preventing unwanted pregnancies among impoverished neighborhoods, facilities would be equally dispersed in all impoverished neighborhoods. Because they tend to only be in impoverished African-American neighborhoods, we can see that Margaret Sanger's vision is living on, although "in a new form." said Tuttle.
- Jonah Goldberg: Liberal Fascism, pages 270-277
- National Review: What Ben Carson Knows About Planned Parenthood
- Young Conservatives: Dr. Ben Carson: Planned parenthood was started in order to abort black babies
- Articulating Ideas: The Evils of Planned Parenthood
- Confused Nun Wrong About Abortion
- Young Conservatives: Hilary Clinton Gushed About Love For Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger in Comments from 2009