Racist Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Was Not so “Pro-Choice”

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, is often hailed as a champion of women’s rights in historical texts and classes.  However, chronically neglected is her true disdain for minority groups in America and how she saw birth control as a way of limiting the populations of those she deemed unworthy of bearing children, even going so far as to advocate that married couples must submit applications in order to have children!

Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

Sanger published articles in her newsletter, the “Birth Control Review,” that depicted her opinions that certain groups of people should have “never should have been born” and  that birth control was intended to “create a race of thoroughbreds,” and ensure that society had “more children from the fit, less from the unfit.”

Eugenics-advocate groups like the American Eugenics Society, of which Sanger was a listed member until 1956, suggested that the government should consider putting birth control chemicals in the food and water supplies in certain areas of the nation, specifically in urban areas that were dominated by minority groups.  Sanger even suggested imposing a law that would disallow women from having children without first obtaining a permit from the government—a permit that would good for only one baby—and if approved, the couple would receive an antidote to counter the effects of the involuntarily ingested birth control chemicals.

The Planned Parenthood founder made her views even more blatantly obvious in a letter she wrote to a woman named Katherine Dexter McCormick in 1950, saying she thought that “…there should be national sterilization for certain dysgenic types of our population who are being encouraged to breed and would die out were the government not feeding them.”  McCormick was very wealthy and she later went on to assist Sanger in developing and funding the birth control pill.

That’s funny, because Planned Parenthood never mentions any of these views upon which they were founded in 1942.  Although they honor Margaret Sanger annually (with the “Maggie Award”), they conveniently pick and choose which of her values to publicly celebrate and which to sweep under the rug.  They would never consider condemning the twisted ideologies of this woman.

However, Sanger’s opinions are still apparent today in Planned Parenthood, and the true intention of birth control is still deliberately hidden under the guise of “women’s liberation.”  Their most recent epitome of this was portrayed when Planned Parenthood built the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere in the center of four heavily minority areas; they blatantly showed that they still to this day target minority groups and continue to play out Sanger’s intentions for the organization.

For more information on the eugenic and racist aspects of Planned Parenthood, check out the Maafa21 documentary.

  • Marleijoh

    Anyone else think Hitler?

    • Jobin Thomas

      Hitler is exactly what I was thinking as I was reading this article. Thanks Jennie again for a good article and capturing these important details. I can’t believe the words in the articles and books and views she had. They are so barbaric, so Hitler-like. Ugh! And to poison people with ‘birth-controlled’ water? Hello! Didn’t we learn that all birth control pills contain carcinogens? She was delusional to say the very least and the whole thing sounds very sci-fi movie like or matrix like where machines are controlling us or something. I’m appalled, I just have no words.

      • Jennie

        Eugenics advocate groups were very supportive of the idea to force birth control chemicals into the water supply of urban areas, including AES, of which Sanger was a listed member until the mid 1950s. Everyone should really check out maafa21- order the DVD, or watch it on YouTube. It’s pretty horrifying to see how Planned Parenthood came to be.

  • Dirtdartwife

    Marleijoh- Hitler actually idolized Margaret Sangers views and thought she was on to something with the whole “final solution” but he applied it what he hated.  They were both a match made in Hell.  

  • Pambanks53

    Thanks for bringing this info to LIGHT!!  I never knew this!!!  Once again THANKS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MartFerguson Martha Ferguson

    I’d not be surprised if the Gov’t didn’t consider her ideas…

  • ThinkerBeforeSayer

    Does anyone realize that minority groups, in general, have the least access to medical care of any kind? Planned Parenthood isn’t just a place to go get an abortion or free birth control — they actually perform medical exams there for free or very low cost. Women can get pelvic and breast exams and pap smears to detect early signs of cancer and other problems. Just because they put one of their centers in the middle of a “heavily minority area” does not mean that they don’t want minorities to “breed.” Take a second to look up household income statistics and you find that minority households make a smaller percentage of what white households make, and half the time, it’s much less. Minorities are the most at risk for not being able to find adequate medical care. Why wouldn’t you put a free to low-cost medical facility in the center of an area rich with minorities?

    • Lea B

      They can also get the same thing at many hospital run clinics. In our city we have a program called Care Net that provides care for those who make too much to qualify for medicaid. Catholic hospitals provide millions in free care for  the indigent population as do many county clinics that also receive government funding. That large Planned Parenthood is in Houston and I am aware of many Catholic and University clinics there that provide free and low cost medical care.

    • Jebland

      Over 75% of their income comes from abortion. That’s why they are in the poor neighborhoods. They pass out birth control and then when the birth control fails they are there for the abortion. Great free health care!

      • jennie

        Planned Parenthood garners about $143,000,000 annually from abortions, and over $300,000,000 in taxpayer dollars each year.  That’s over one-third of their earnings (not 75%).  98% of PP’s pregnant clients receive abortions, and 12% of their overall clients receive abortions (although they claim that”only 3%” of their services have to do with abortion).  It’s all in the numbers- one just needs to look at their annual reports.

    • Gmomma

      Do they offer services to men? 

      • jennie

        For men, they offer STD testing and some cancers screenings.  They promote themselves as a “women’s health care” organization, though.

    • jennie

      Read my reply to Jebland below.

      Although about 13% of America’s population is black women, 36% of abortions are performed on these women.  That’s severely disproportionate.  I’ll say this: if Planned Parenthood stopped systematically killing babies by the hundreds and up to a thousand each and every day (there are almost 4,000 abortions each day, and PP performs 27% of abortions in America), then I would leave them alone.

      The American Birth Control League was founded by Margaret Sanger after she joined forces with the American Eugenics Society.  Her main priority was making sure that birth control was given to minorities, even forced upon them, in order to decrease their numbers.  When people (especially the newly-freed blacks) started catching on to what she was up to, she changed the name of the ABCL to something that sounded more appealing- “Planned Parenthood”- in 1942.  Sanger was a listed member of the AES until 1956.  This means that the founder of Planned Parenthood was a member of the most active eugenics group in america for 14 years.  I find this telling.

      • Anonymous

        Jennie, “the blacks” were not “newly-freed” when Sanger started the ABCL in 1922.  Some of “the blacks” (specifically, the elderly) would have been former slaves, but most of “the blacks” would have been the freeborn children or grandchildren of former slaves.  If you want anyone to take your lectures on race seriously, you probably should learn what century the Civil War happened.

        Being pro-life doesn’t have to mean being ignorant, you know.  If you’re willing to buckle down and do some reading instead of watching a video, you might find the link below instructive.  I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you aren’t, and won’t.

        http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/secure/newsletter/articles/bc_or_race_control.html

    • HEAVEN

      You totally miss the point. They celebrate a woman who discriminately HATED! You are putting the fact that they have other exams, before their principals.. YOU AND YOUR LACK OF VALUES is the reason this hypocrisy is allowed to breed more hate. You are just as guilty as her of being a racist

    • Fred Knapp Copier Guru

      Obama said this in his campaign and it was disproved multiple times. PP DOES NOT provide mammograms, cervical exams, etc.you don’t know what you are talking about.

      • Justmeandmine

        Um. Yes they do. I’m pretty sure that I did not imagine the exams I had there when I was young and unable to afford care at a doctor’s office or hospital. And no, I never had an abortion. I just received quality care on sliding economic scale. As did many, many other women I knew at the time.

        • Fred Knapp Copier Guru
          • Justmeandmine

            Exactly. As the article you shared states, “Planned Parenthood performs gynecological exams, including breast exams, and refers women to other facilities to have mammograms performed, much like women are referred to radiological centers by their gynecologists or primary care physicians.According to Planned Parenthood, its medical staff performed 747,607 “breast exams/breast care” in 2010, the most recent statistics available. As for cervical cancer screenings, as the president mentioned, it performed 769,769 Pap tests.”

          • Fred Knapp Copier Guru

            So THEY DON’T do mammograms. And you’re wrong.

  • Anonymous

    That’s funny, because Planned Parenthood never mentions any of these
    views upon which they were founded in 1942…They would never consider condemning the twisted
    ideologies of this woman.

    Actually, Jennie, they do mention them.  PP disputes the characterization of Sanger’s views as racist, and denounces her support for eugenics.  Whether or not you agree with PP’s defense of Sanger’s work, it’s unforgivably lazy of you to not spend five minutes on their webpage doing the research for yourself instead of parroting whatever Life Dynamics says.  Let me guess–someone told you that clicking on the PP website causes cancer, right?

    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/PPFA/OppositionClaimsAboutMargaretSanger.pdf

    Sanger was, of course, against abortion.  The Third Reich opposed her work for the same reason that modern-day pro-lifers do: they could not abide Sanger’s belief that a woman is the best judge of if and when she should have children.

    • LittleDeb

      Actually LY112…

      They are your sources that are in complete error. Since PP owns the rights to her writings, most of her racist books are hard to find. The author of the article is correct in that PP sweeps all of her twisted ideologies under the rug. If you check the sources of the book, “Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society” by Elasah Drogin, You will find that author has early editions of Sanger’s books in her possession. Drogin’s helpful book contains prints from the pages of Sanger’s own writing. Sanger’s book, “The Pivot of Civilization,” is still available and has made the number one spot on many of those, “Most disturbing works ever written” lists. One of the categories it is filed under: “ethnic cleansing.”

      Please check out http://www.blackgenocide.org for more transcripts of her writings for eliminating blacks.

      Sanger was very pro-abortion. She was against *illegal* abortion because she believed those doctors were just in it for the money. She believed it needed to be legal so the “cheap doctors” would get in on it. In one of her letters to the Birth Control Review, Sanger is quoted as saying that while she could discuss contraception with the wives of the KKK, she knew that she could not bring up the idea of abortion to them because they would be outraged at the thought of killing babies. Get that? She was more pro-murder than the KKK!

      And again, your sources about Hitler have also led you astray. That is easy to rectify. Get the lists of Hitler’s eugenics group and the list of Sanger’s eugenics group and compare them side by side. Many of the names match. The most vile and disgusting of Hitler’s “experimentation” doctors gave more than one lesson to Sanger’s people. It is absurd to try to prove that Sanger and her ilk were rejected by Hitler when they believed the same things, during same time period, and worked closely with the same people.

      LY112. I seldom comment on articles, but your misinformation was too much to bear. Please get to know the real Planned Parenthood. Yes, even some of it is still on their own pages. Please read with your eyes and heart open next time.

      • Anonymous

        Since PP owns the rights to her writings, most of her racist books are hard to find.

        Like I told Jennie, being pro-life doesn’t mean that you have to be ignorant.  PP does not own the rights to Sanger’s writings, and they are only “hard to find” if you are either not near a decent library, or are near a library but are too lazy to go there.  Some of her books are widely available on the internet for free, and her articles and papers (which she left to Smith College and the Library of Congress) are being published by a research project unaffiliated with PP.  The editor of the Sanger papers has published several articles demonstrating the quotes offered by Drogin, blackgenocide, and similar organizations are either fabricated or taken out of context.  This does not mean that she defends Sanger’s eugenic writings.

        I doubt that you’ll bother reading anything that doesn’t confirm what you already believe, but useful links are below.

        http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/secure/newsletter/articles/bc_or_race_control.html
        http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/secure/newsletter/articles/sanger-hitler_equation.html
        http://nyu.academia.edu/EstherKatz/Papers/489358/The_Editor_as_Public_Authority_Interpreting_Margaret_Sanger

        • LittleDeb

          Thanks for the links LY112. I had read the first two before. Nothing new there except putting a spin on her writings by calling it “editing,” though the third was quite enlightening. She was a racist and her writings continue to prove that. Obviously when you read it, you had a different way of looking at it than I do. The author, on pg 47 of your link notes her beliefs as “unfortunate statements.” Really? “Unfortunate statements?” Sanger supported eugenics with everything she had. Her agenda was very clear. “Choice” only applied if she and her followers said it applied. Forced sterilization is not a choice, LY112. Having known that my grand-aunt was forcibly sterilized (against her family’s wishes) for being “unfit” and “feeble-minded” turned me against eugenics when I was very young.

          Are you in favor of the common practice of encouraging abortion in the case of Downs-Syndrome? Sanger certainly was against allowing the birth of anyone who was less than superior. It isn’t only what Sanger said; it is what she did. She planted her clinics among minorities. What does contraception lead to in minorities, LY? Fewer people of that minority being born. Contraception doesn’t prevent maternal fatalities. If they aren’t pregnant, they aren’t among the group in question. To prevent maternal death, one must first be in a state of *maternity*. Abortion obviously doesn’t prevent fatality, since it is by definition, a death. The proper prevention of death is *prenatal care*. THAT is what the minorities wanted. They wanted care; they did not want to artificially limit their numbers to keep them in the minority. *Sanger* wanted them un-bred out of existence. That is a huge piece of eugenics; it is artificial selection of who is allowed to reproduce and who is not.

          Sanger wanted to create a master race. I am even willing to go so far as to say that she didn’t care what that race looked like in the end, as long as as they were free from “defectives”. My grand-aunt was one of those people Sanger deemed defective. If Sanger had her way, a wonderful woman named Margaret Lachowsky would have never been born. Because of Sanger and her horrible followers, Margaret was never allowed to become a mother. She would have been an amazing mother. Tell me again how Sanger wasn’t about eugenics? Margaret Lachowsky wanted to choose to be a mother. Margaret Sanger took away that choice.

          If you want to defend Sanger on some stable ground, please do so. But if your argument continues to be that she wasn’t all about eugenics, then our conversation can’t go anywhere. You know she wanted to eliminate the “unfit.” And, she was the judge and jury of who belonged in that category. SHE defined “unfit, human weeds, and feeble-minded.” And most often those unfit, were people of color. “Those feeble-minded Italians with their hyper fertility,” cannot be read too many different ways. I am Italian-American, 3rd generation. You have already called me ignorant. Are you going to call me feeble-minded too?

          • LittleDeb

            So you do not miss the thrust of my argument, I am highlighting this particular line, “And most often those unfit, were people of color.”

          • ram0n1

            Over 30 years ago my X and I couldn’t afford the cost of maternity doctor visits so we went to a PP clinic for the “free” care. The staff tried to convince us that we could not afford a child and insistently tried to convince us to have an abortion. Even when we said, “no, we want this child” they kept trying to con us into one.

        • LittleDeb

          You know, LY112. I keep going back and reading your post and your links. Upon rereading, I think my last remarks to you do not do your argument justice. Part of your argument is that Sanger’s eugenics policies were not *solely* based on race. On that we can agree. For clarity sake, my grand-aunt whom I referred to in my last post, was white. Sanger did not want her eliminated based on her color, but on her “defectiveness.” Please accept my apologies for missing that key point.

          The original article that we are commenting on is that Sanger was “racist and not so pro-choice.” Your own link confirms that the best thing that can be said is that Sanger may have only been “as racist as her times,” to put it in gentler terms. But Jennie Stone’s article mainly references Sanger’s desire to have “more from the fit, less from the unfit.” While there is the argument that that term might not originate with Sanger, it is in fact, an apt description. Were those policies about “choice” or not?

          I have read most of “Pivot,” on the web, though I did struggle to finish it, based on sheer revulsion. I do apologize that I mistaken on who owned the rights to the rest of her works. They are finally out there in digital form now. They weren’t just a few short years ago. On your suggestion, I did a new search and hurray, there they are! I’m not lazy; originals used to be very hard to find. I am showing my age.

          The basis of your argument is that the horrible things Sanger stood for, PP has clearly denounced. Do I finally have that correct? You disagree with Stone’s article:

              
          “That’s funny, because Planned Parenthood never mentions any of these
          views upon which they were founded in 1942.  Although they honor
          Margaret Sanger annually (with the “Maggie Award”), they conveniently
          pick and choose which of her values to publicly celebrate and which to
          sweep under the rug.  They would never consider condemning the twisted
          ideologies of this woman.

          However, Sanger’s opinions are still apparent today in Planned
          Parenthood, and the true intention of birth control is still
          deliberately hidden under the guise of “women’s liberation.”  Their most
          recent epitome of this was portrayed when Planned Parenthood built the
          largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere in the center of
          four heavily minority areas; they blatantly showed that they still to
          this day target minority groups and continue to play out Sanger’s
          intentions for the organization.”

          So, the clinics are still in poor neighborhoods. Their target groups are still minorities. They still give more contraception and abortion than pregnancy support.  More black children, come from broken homes, not fewer. Abortion currently outnumbers live births in the heart of black communities. And, it has been proven, by Live Action, that that many PP workers are racist. So please show how PP current policies are not just sanitized versions of Sanger’s originals? Please explain how keeping minority populations from growing has improved their lives?

          PP still seeks to carry out, “more from the fit, less from the unfit.” And if PP has the funding, they hold the power to decide who is fit and who is unfit. The message PP has for minorities is not in the best interest of minorities…exactly like Sanger’s agenda. Her opinions, even her racist ones, are still very apparent today.

          • ram0n1

            I know a woman who used to own an abortion mill. She told d group of us when business/profits were down due because women weren’t having abortions the clinic would pitch a “safe sex” talk to local schools. Several months later business would pickup. Many of the kids who heard the lecture were clients.
            Abortion was also used as a way to provide parts for research. I’ve seen the documents first hand listing prices for those parts. PP is in this to make $ any way they can. They only care about profits, not people’s lives.

    • Anonymous

      When has Planned Parenthood denounced eugenics? Please cite.

      • Anonymous

        In the article that I linked.  Please read.

        • Anonymous

          I did. They denounce other things. Please paste their eugenics denouncing quote here. I look forward to your response.

          • Anonymous

            Although Sanger uniformly repudiated the racist exploitation of eugenics principles, she agreed with the “progressives” of her day who favored

            · incentives for the voluntary hospitalization and/or sterilization of people with untreatable, disabling, hereditary conditions

            · the adoption and enforcement of stringent regulations to prevent the immigration of the diseased and “feebleminded” into the U.S.

            · placing so-called illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, and dope-fiends on farms and open spaces as long as necessary for the strengthening and development of moral conduct

            Planned Parenthood Federation of America finds these views objectionable and outmoded.

          • Anonymous

            So PP is against the 3 things you listed. It doesn’t say PP is against eugenics in general. These are just a couple extreme things. There are many more part of eugenics. PP never clearly says that they oppose eugenics. The word “eugenics” isn’t even int he list of things that PP finds objectionable.

            Where does PP clearly say that they are against eugenics? Please cite.

          • Anonymous

            So PP is against the 3 things you listed. It doesn’t say PP is against
            eugenics in general. These are just a couple extreme things. There are
            many more part of eugenics…The word “eugenics” isn’t even int he list of things that PP finds objectionable.

            Yes, there are many parts of eugenics, and the PP factsheet discussed several of them before inserting the list.  The author of the factsheet seems to have made the assumption–clearly unfounded in your case–that the reader understood the list in context.  If you’re ever going to read anything other than a dictionary or a ‘Dick and Jane’ book, you are going to have to learn how to hold thoughts from one sentence to the next.

            Where does PP clearly say that they are against eugenics? Please cite.
            Given that you couldn’t follow the factsheet linked above, I don’t think there’s anything I can cite that is within your ability to understand.

            My posts in this thread have been about whether young Miss Stone is
            correct when she says that Planned Parenthood “never mentions” Sanger’s
            views, and my posts have shown that Miss Stone’s claims are demonstrably
            false.  That’s pretty much the sum of my interest here.

          • Anonymous

            With all the controversy, why can’t Planned Parenthood simply say they oppose eugenics?

            Instead of showing me what I ask for, you attack me. I am honestly unconvinced and offended. I ask honest questions and I get spin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzjess Jessie Christopher

    Hmmmmm

  • thefinaldays

    Say hello to Hitler for me down there in hell Maggie….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashley-Moralez/100002475741749 Ashley Moralez

    hell naw

  • Dano

    To down cast the idea of population is to thinking on a small scale. This country has a major problem with population growing at an accelerated rate and our economy unable to keep up. While it is in human to be racist I think its acceptable to place the clinics in low economy areas. The majority of the people living in these area will not work hard to sustain their family. They will more then likely depend on the our social security department to supplement an income they never had until they had children and now it qualifies them for benefits to live a life they didn’t earn.

  • Johnny Bailey

    I looked at a documentary that undersocres that the fact the Sangers vision was to destroy the african american.  This agenda still exits today under the auspice of Planned Parenthood.  It is interesting that our government hides from direct involvement by funding millions of dollars to planned parenthood.  Ask yourself this question, why are most planned parenthood centers located in Latino and Black communities?    Planned Parenthood and abortion is nothing more than black genocide!

  • Biggdubblu

    someone playing God !!!!!!! Hitlersyndrom…. man seen to be own worst enemy….what a shame…

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborrah.cooper Deborrah Cooper

    Oh please. There are so many lies in this article its not even funny. You twisted the truth and have no proof of the documents you claim she made all these statements in. You are taking the word of other idiots on the internet and using them as facts. Don’t you know Sanger split from the eugenics movement BECAUSE of their outlandish twists and turns? 

    With the large number of sexually abused, abandoned, dumped into foster care children in this country, it would seem her approach makes more sense. For a true and controverting fact-based documentary on this subject, look at the PBS website.

  • Mawmaw02

    What does Planned Parenthood and African-Americans have in common?
    The Democratic Party!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VASKZBU6AJS7MYJ3PQPQ4IQNPA Fender Bass Fan

    Man, from her appearance I’d say, Missing Link! Ugly! So according to her standards, ugly people like her shouldn’t have children?

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/frankmarshall.davisjr.3 Christian Christian

    Was Planned Parenthood not open for business in Hawaii in December 1960? If so, O’Bomba would have been aborted before August 4, 1961. Schadenfreude!

  • Janie

    This woman was so twisted! Evil to the CORE! Probably most people don’t have a clue about her. She hated the black population.

  • Janie

    This woman was so twisted! Evil to the CORE! Probably most people don’t have a clue about her. She hated the black population.

  • JJ_Chester

    You know what, if the groups Sanger targeted are OK with it, so am I.

  • CSwanc

    Planned Parenthood also ignores the fact that Margaret Sanger was opposed to the practice of abortion. “While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.” Chapter X of Woman and the New Race (1920).

  • Eddie Coyle

    Hate to say it, but there is some truth to what she said, even if the messenger is so vile. In this country we penalize and exhaust the productive members, and basically subsidize the procreation by those who clearly are incapable and unproductive. The effect of this over generations is obvious, and we can see some of it’s effects now.