Who is Margaret Sanger? (1879 – 1966)
Before I answer the question I want to say “Don’t take my word for it”. You can go online and type in “Margaret Sanger” on any search engine and read all about her yourself. There is a whole lot more to her story and NONE of it is good. Who is she? She is a racist, abortionist, eugenicist who’s goal In life was to rid the “weeds” out of our population, a criminal, and the founder of Planned Parenthood.
She was a birth control, population control, and eugenics activist that changed the world for the worse by participating in radical groups and causes, being influenced by anarchist, socialist, and labor activists who adamantly supported the use of violence to achieve political, economic, and social goals.
In Sanger’s own account she tells a story about a bomb accidentally exploding prematurely in a Harlem apartment, killing three men and one woman. The plan was devised at the Ferrer Center, which served as the meeting place for a movement of radicals and where she lectured. In March 1914, Sanger published the first issue of her own paper in which she wrote, calling the deaths a display of “courage, determination, conviction, a spirit of defiance”. After the failed terrorist attempt, she again argued the “real tragedy” was “the cowardice and the poisonous respectability of the movement’s leaders who offered apologies, rather than defiance, and urged those in the movement to accept and exult in every act of revolt against oppression,” including terrorist acts. She also published an article that defended the assassination of political or industrial leaders. Instead of facing the charges when she was indicted for inciting murder and assassination, and for violating obscenity laws, she fled the country to England, and returned once the charges were later dropped. In October 1916, Sanger opened America’s first birth control clinic, but it was closed a month later after she was charged with maintaining a public nuisance. In February 1917, she was convicted and given a thirty day prison sentence. From February until 1929, her “The Birth Control Review”, was published, where she promoted both birth control and eugenics, which in her eyes were one of the same.
Medical Definition of EUGENICS
- A science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed
- A science that tries to improve the human race by controlling which people become parents
The Eugenics movement comprised both “Positive Eugenics” and “Negative Eugenics”, Sanger rejected the Positive Eugenics and embraced the Negative Eugenics. The word Eugenics means “well born”. The Positive movement was an attempt to improve population by only encouraging the “fit” people to reproduce. The Negative movement attempted to improve the population by discouraging the “unfit” people who included the sick, the disabled, the poor, the black, the feeble minded, the idiots, the morons, and the insane, by use of force if necessary. In 1929, under court order, she was banned from giving a speech while attending an public meeting with tape over her mouth to mock the establishment, after which she bragged that the more she was banned from speaking, the more the people listened to her.
Sanger advocated birth control backed up by forced sterilization or segregation to achieve her aims, writing, “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. 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.” The bottom of the matter was “to create a race of thoroughbreds.” So the government, Sanger concluded, needed “to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring” and “to give certain degenerate groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.”
Sanger wrote in her book in 1920 “Woman and the New Race”, that birth control “is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.” In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The previous names were changed when Nazi Germany had implemented racial hygiene policies, including mass fterilizations, inspired by the eugenics movement in America. “Birth control” was to create a new public image, even though the agenda stayed the same. In 1948, Sanger helped form the International Committee on Planned Parenthood, which (in 1952) became the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
She attacked charity as dangerous and counterproductive, for helping the poor to produce even more “human waste “ In her 1922 book, “The Pivot of Civilization”, she wrote, “Organized charity is itself the symptom of a malignant social disease.” and, “Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks [of people] that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.”
In a 1925 book, “Birth Control: Facts and Responsibilities”, Sanger contributed an essay, writing, “Birth Control is not merely an individual problem; it is not merely a national question, it concerns the whole wide world, the ultimate destiny of the human race… All that they have said has been said before; all that they have done has been done better before. Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.” Then in 1926, Sanger spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally where she bragged about her success in receiving “a dozen invitations to speak to similar groups”.
In 1939, she initiated the “Negro Project” to weed out the unfit from the black population. Her goal was to control the poor (i.e. unfit) population of the South. Sanger hoped to significantly reduce the black population. The “Negro Project” was dear to Sanger’s heart, as shown by an odd December 1939 letter she wrote to Dr. Clarence Gamble of Milton, Massachusetts. The Planned Parenthood foundress alerted the doctor: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”
In a 1957 interview with Mike Wallace, she said, “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. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin – that people can – can commit.”
Sanger’s impact during her lifetime was highly negative, and included the cruelty of forced sterilization, which became a common practice. In America, over 60,000 people were sterilized against their will. And most occurred during the 1930s and 1940s when Sanger and the birth control and population control movements were pushing states hard to enact and enforce compulsory sterilization laws. Among the victims were the blind, the deaf, epileptics, the mentally retarded, the mentally ill, and people with low IQs diagnosed as “feeble-minded.” Sanger’s legacy today, which is being carried on by Planned Parenthood, includes the devastating impact of “birth control” on the black community. Planned Parenthood has continued the practice of targeting the black population. Since Roe v. Wade was enacted, an estimated 16 million black babies have been aborted. Abortions have killed more black Americans than cancer, diabetes, aids, heart disease, and violent crime combined. More black babies are aborted in New York City than are born alive. The latest statistics tells us that more than 50 percent of all abortions in Michigan were performed on black babies?
Planned Parenthood successfully created a public image of an organization working to help the poor, while hiding the reality that it targets the vulnerable and the unborn. I’m sure if Margaret Sanger were still alive today, she would be very proud of her achievements that have lasted for over a hundred years and well into 2015.
Does the Agenda Still Remain the Same Today?
People you may recognize as receiving the “Margaret Sanger Award”, are Hillary Clinton who was the recipient of the award in 2009 and Nancy Pelosi who won the award in 2014 – both who were overjoyed in such an “Honor”, giving praises to the determined and achieved person they perceived Margaret Sanger was.
Sec. Clinton Praises Eugenicist Margaret Sanger
(Article written 1:25 PM, Apr 15, 2009 • By Kevin Vance from “The Weekly Standard”)
“Last month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accepted Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, named after the founder of the American Birth Control League, which changed its name to Planned Parenthood in the 1940s. In her remarks, Clinton singled out the namesake of the award for praise:”
“Now, I have to tell you that it was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision … And when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her.”
Nancy Pelosi Receives Planned Parenthood Award Named After Eugencisit Margaret Sanger
When it comes to Nancy Pelosi giving a statement, she never addresses an issue directly and just talks around it and starts bashing whoever is on the opposite side of the fence, like the comment upon receiving her Sanger prize. Referring to pro-lifers : “When you see how closed their minds are, or oblivious, or whatever it is — dumb — then you know what the fight is about.” What we do know about her is that It is no secret that Nancy Pelosi stands with Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business. It has been a symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship. Pelosi has steadfastly defended Planned Parenthood’s interests in Congress (more than $540 million in taxpayer dollars annually) despite a series of scandals including whistleblower-exposed incidents of fraud, incidents of health and safety violations, allegations of sex trafficking and child sex abuse cover-ups, and the 2012 death of abortion patient Tonya Reaves.