As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reaches out to the undecided women voters with just a couple weeks to election day, those in the pro-life camp supporting GOP rival Donald Trump are doing their best to unearth the real Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger to show who she really was and what she really stood for.
Even though many pro-life advocates and African Americans called Clinton to reject and denounce the Margaret Sanger Award she received in the not-so-distant past, the former first lady ignored such pleas in order to press forward with her extremist pro-abortion agenda and champion the so-called “women’s reproductive rights” movement.
With the 2016 election also coinciding with Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary, more attention is being drawn to Sanger’s 1947 video that resurfaced in 2014, where the notorious eugenicist made the demand for “no more babies” to be born in developing nations for 10 years.
During the last election year, Sanger was named (postmortem) one of TIME magazine’s 2012 “20 Most Influential Americans of All Time” – the same year President Barack Obama, who pro-life leader Dr. James Dobson dubbed “the abortion president,” won his second straight election bid.
No lover of life …
Spearheading and driving the eugenics movement in the United States and abroad during the 1930s and 1940s, Sanger played an integral part in forwarding what Americans know as the population control agenda – which ultimately led to legalized abortion several decades later via 1973’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe V. Wade.
“Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to compulsory sterilization laws in 30 U.S. states that resulted in more than 60,000 sterilizations of vulnerable people, including people she considered ‘feeble-minded,’ ‘idiots’ and ‘morons,’” the Washington Times’ Arina Grossu reported.
It is also reported that she felt at home and enthusiastic to be with other notorious racists of the 20th Century, including the Ku Klux Klan. She presented for the group in Silver Lake, New Jersey, back in 1926, and even noted the experience in her autobiography.
“I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan,” Sanger recounted. “I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses … I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak … In the end, through simple illustrations, I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
Her sentiments on eliminating other races that she deemed inferior were also recorded in a letter she wrote to a colleague about the “Negro Project.”
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members,” Sanger wrote to Dr. Clarence Gamble in 1939.
Writing herself off as a racist
Decades ago, Sanger’s television appearances and articles explained her deep commitment to purging the world of those she considered undesirable. Back in 1917, she founded The Birth Control Review and wrote subsequent articles over the next decade, including “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics,” “The Eugenic Conscience,” “The Purpose of Eugenics,” “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” and “Birth Control: The True Eugenics.”
Sanger felt that her eugenics movement was just the tip of the iceberg, as she believed that many more populations were unfit to live.
“While I personally believe in the sterilization of the feeble-minded, the insane and syphilitic, I have not been able to discover that these measures are more than superficial deterrents when applied to the constantly growing stream of the unfit,” Sanger wrote in her 1919 article titled “Birth Control and Racial Betterment,” from The Birth Control Review. “They are excellent means of meeting a certain phase of the situation, but I believe in regard to these, as in regard to other eugenic means, that they do not go to the bottom of the matter.”
She was always adamant that certain ethnic groups needed to curb their reproduction, as she believed they were unworthy to share the planet with her.
“Eugenics without Birth Control seems to us a house builded upon the sands,” Sanger continued. “It is at the mercy of the rising stream of the unfit.”
Sanger was also quoted essentially saying that people are on the same level as refuse.
“Stop our national habit of human waste,” the eugenicist urged in her article, “Woman and the New Race” that she wrote in 1920.
In fact, she took Charles Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” to another level.
“By all means, there should be no children when either mother or father suffers from such diseases as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, syphilis, cancer, epilepsy, insanity, drunkenness and mental disorders,” she added. “In the case of the mother, heart disease, kidney trouble and pelvic deformities are also a serious bar to childbearing … No more children should be born when the parents, though healthy themselves, find that their children are physically or mentally defective.”
Sanger’s legacy lives on …
Roughly 80 years ago, when population control measures were much less accepted than today, Sanger had an ideology that is embraced by the pro-abortion extremists today and other modern activists of the culture of death.
“The main objects of the Population Congress would be … to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization,” Sanger expressed in her 1932 article “A Plan for Peace.”
When interviewing with Mike Wallace back in 1957, Sanger actually argued that women giving birth is the “greatest sin” known on the planet. In fact, she deemed people with afflictions to be subhuman.
“I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world – that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically,” the champion of death shared. “Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin – that people can – can commit.”
It is contended that Sanger’s philosophy of life is carried on by Planned Parenthood.
“This line of thinking from its founder has left lasting marks on the legacy of Planned Parenthood,” Grossu asserted. “For example, 79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black or Hispanic communities.”
She added that the statistics coming out of Planned Parenthood support Sanger’s mission to depopulate African American and other minority communities.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Abortion Surveillance report revealed that between 2007 and 2010, nearly 36 percent of all abortions in the U.S. were performed on black children, even though black Americans make up only 13 percent of our population,” Grossu informed. “Another 21 percent of abortions were performed on Hispanics and seven percent more on other minority groups, for a total of 64 percent of U.S. abortions tragically preformed on minority groups. Margaret Sanger would have been proud of the effects of her legacy.”
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.