on July 16, 2015 in World News

Yes, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was a pro-Nazi racist

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Yes, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was a pro-Nazi racist

Source: Poor Richard’s Blog

Regardless of how you feel about Planned Parenthood, there is no denying the fact that one of Margaret Sanger’s primary goals was to weed out the undesirables, or as she put it, the “unfit”. And just who were the unfit? She had a pretty broad definition, unfortunately. It ranged anywhere from people with slight genetic health problems to people who were not well-off economically to children who were simply not wanted by their parents.

Now, I do not subscribe to the idea that an entity which has had an imperfect founding or founder should be automatically and necessarily discarded forever. It’s usually much more nuanced and complicated than that. However, if we are, as a society, to remain consistent, if we are going to treat every piece of Confederate history with utter disdain and contempt, shouldn’t we do the same for Planned Parenthood?

Led by a mainstream media in full-emotional racial-blackmail mode, we just had a national debate about the Confederate Flag. With the news that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in dead baby parts — news our mainstream media is almost certain to ignore or downplay — the time seems proper to reexamine the racist, pro-Nazi roots of Planned Parenthood, an organization found by vile racist Margaret Sanger, an organization that receives nearly a half-billion dollars a year in taxpayer dollars.

Sanger was the birth control proponent who founded Planned Parenthood nearly 70 years ago. Her motives had nothing to do with liberating women or women’s rights, she was a eugenicist — someone who believed that through abortion, birth control, and forced sterilization society could “assist the [human] race in the elimination of the unfit.”

In a piece titled “Birth Control and Racial Betterment,” Sanger wrote in part:

Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.

Eugenists emphasize the mating of healthy couples for the conscious purpose of producing healthy children, the sterilization of the unfit to prevent their populating the world with their kind and they may, perhaps, agree with us that contraception is a necessary measure among the masses of the workers, where wages do not keep pace with the growth of the family and its necessities in the way of food, clothing, housing, medical attention, education and the like.

We who advocate Birth Control, on the other hand, lay all our emphasis upon stopping not only the reproduction of the unfit but upon stopping all reproduction when there is not economic means of providing proper care for those who are born in health. The eugenist also believes that a woman should bear as many healthy children as possible as a duty to the state. We hold that the world is already over-populated. Eugenists imply or insist that a woman’s first duty is to the state; we contend that her duty to herself is her duty to the state.

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