Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was a 'birth control advocate' who, in 1921, founded the American Birth Control League which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. For more details about Margaret Sanger's life, the Wikipedia biography is only moderately sanitized.
And what exactly is the mission of Planned Parenthood today? From their website:
"Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life."
Planned Parenthood is, in fact, the largest abortion provider in the United States, performing some 27.5% - 40% of all abortions performed in the U.S. (statistics vary by source). That said, you might be surprised to know that Margaret Sanger herself did NOT favor abortion. As extreme as some of her views were and are, Planned Parenthood itself is even moreso.
Sanger is lionized by many on the Left as a ground-breaker, fighting for womens' rights, particularly the right for women to 'take control of their own bodies'. Of course, there is a little more to Margaret Sanger. Google 'Margaret Sanger' and you will find much that the MSM and others would rather you not know. A small sample follows.
“[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children… [Women must have the right] to live … to love… to be lazy … to be an unmarried mother … to create… to destroy… The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order… The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
– Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922
“The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.”
– Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do.
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the 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.”
– Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble
- Note that in the United States today, blacks are 5 times more likely to have an abortion than whites.
These quotes were borrowed from ProLife365.com where you can find many additional quotes.
For some more quotes (with some overlap) visit: 13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger.
(03/16/2016) Here is another good article about Magaret Sanger: Margaret Sanger Best Explains what the Left Doesn’t Want Anyone to know.