Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood on Sanger: She 'Made Some Controversial, Harmful Statements'
Posted on 09/01/2015 6:56:51 PM PDT by markomalley
(CNSNews.com) In an interview with National Public Radio on Thursday focused on black pastors demanding that a bust of eugenicist Margaret Sanger be removed from the museums Struggle for Justice civil rights exhibit, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) criticized the founder of the nations largest abortion provider.
"There is no doubt that Margaret Sanger made some controversial, harmful statements that Planned Parenthood does not uphold, Alencia Johnson told NPR. What we do know is that her fight for birth control access for all women and her partnership with leaders like W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Rev. Adam Clayton Powell has helped millions of women and people to this day.
With far too many black women facing unequal access to proper reproductive health care and sex education, leaders of the faith community of all backgrounds have advocated with Planned Parenthood to provide more access to health care, Johnson said. Unlike those staging the protest today, Planned Parenthood trusts that black women can and will make the best decisions for their lives and families."
But literature from PPFA on its website and elsewhere praise Sanger and defend her against her critics.
In a 2004 Fact Sheet entitled Opposition Claims About Margaret Sanger, PPFA states:
Margaret Sanger gained worldwide renown, respect and admiration for founding the American birth control movement and, later, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well as for developing and encouraging family planning efforts throughout the international community.<
PPFA also defends the infamous Negro Project. The group protesting Sangers bust Ministers Taking a Stand pointed out in a letter to NPG Director Kim Sajet that the project which sought to limit, if not eliminate black births, was her brainchild.
In fact, the Negro Project did not differ very much from the earlier birth control campaigns in the rural South it would have been more racist, in Sangers mind, to ignore African Americans in the South than to fail at trying to raise the health and economic standards of their communities, the fact sheet states.
As for eugenics, the fact sheet states: Although Sanger uniformly repudiates the racist exploitation of eugenics principles, she agreed with progressives of her day who favored voluntary sterilization, prevention of feebleminded in the United States and putting 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.
And while Planned Parenthood said those views are objectionable and outmoded, it is easier for her critics to pick on her than the unassailable reputation of PPFA and the contemporary family planning movement.
The Fact Sheet continues: However, attempts to discredit the family planning movement because its early 20th century founder was not a perfect model of early 21st century values is like disavowing the Declaration of Independence because its author, Thomas Jefferson, bought and sold slaves.
On its website, under the title The Sanger Years, PPFA praises Sanger saying she incorporates the American Birth Control League, an ambitious new organization that embraces the global issues of world population growth, disarmament, and world famine. The two organizations subsequently merge, and later become Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
The National Portrait Gellery has so far refused to remove the bust, but the black faith leaders, who have been joined in the effort by national leaders in the pro-life movements, vow to keep pressure on the museum.
"This symbol, this portrait, this bust of Margaret Sanger is destroying this country because of its racist spirit," the Rev. Iverson Jackson of Zoe Bible Church in Little Rock, Ark., said at a press conference at the portrain gallery on Thursday. "We stand together here today to say Margaret Sanger's bust must go."
Just take a look at the masthead of the Birth Control Review, the Journal of the Birth Control League (predecessor to Planned Butcherhood):
In case you think that the masthead might be inartfully worded pap and not their real agenda, please note the title of an article from another issue of that rag:
Or we have this article from April 1933 ("The Sterilization Issue"):
(My question is which leftist determines who is socially inadequate?)
In case this is not sufficient, here's another example. You've heard, of course, of the Negro Project, right? It was an effort to place their eugenic clinics in black neighborhoods...to make sure that their gene pool would be cut off. In this 12/10/1939 letter to Charles Gamble, founder of P&G, she discloses:
If you take a look at page 102 of the April, 1933 issue of the Birth Control Review (Sanger's Journal of her Birth Control League which, after the war, morphed into Planned Butcherhood) you will note an interesting article titled, Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need. The doctor was Dr. Ernst Rüdin. In case you're not familar, Dr. Ernst Rüdin was honored by Hitler as being the "pioneer of the racial-hygienic measures of the Third Reich." He was one of the collaborators of Margaret Sanger.
PP is now attempting to distance themselves from their foundress. Not possible.
Planned Parenthood has devolved into its current baby parts business. Libs hate the words anchor baby, but refuse to acknowledge the words unborn baby.
Perfect to represent the PP Baby Butchers and Meat Packing Co.
She was really a married international playgirl who frequently left her children in the care of nannies while she cavorted with her boyfriends in Europe.
One time she got a transAtlantic call that one of her sons was very sick and she did not even attempt to get home early. She continued to "play" and her son died.
One of her dandies was Havelock Ellis, the transgender king.
Another of her many lovers was the man who developed the original birth control pill, Gregory Pincus.
As you can see, Sanger had her hands in lots of, >ahem<, back pockets.
She had the heart of a Black Widow who had hundreds of tentacles; each one touching some aspect of evil death.
So, PP admits that she made some "harmful statements."
“’Made Some Controversial, Harmful Statements’”
She also founded an organization that has killed millions of helpless human beings.
Sanger was against abortion.
Quote; “Despite her eugenic leanings, generally drew the line at abortion. She taught clients at her first clinic “that abortion was the wrong wayno matter how early it was performed it was taking a life” [An Autobiography, 1938] and termed “the killing of babiesinfanticideabortion” the “most barbaric method” of birth control. [My Fight for Birth Control, 1931] She referred to abortionists as “The blood-sucking men with M.D. after their names who perform operations for the price of so-and-so.” [The Woman Rebel, March 1914]”
Calling for the elimination of the black race is simply “controversial”, as long as the statement is made by a pro-abort.
Abortion excuses just about everything in these people’s universe.
I should have read your post before I chimed in. I wasn’t aware she was against abortion. But PP does not choose to examine her racist and eugenic beliefs. She’s their founder after all.
Hitler made harmful statements, too.
And they have always defended her, and to this day they continue her atrocities, only worse.
BTW, here is one way in which today’s PP is worse than its founder:
It’s fun to quote Sanger’s abortion position to pro-choice atheists since she is an atheist, against abortion, and the founder of Planned Parenthood. There are more pro-life atheists out there then you would think. Hitchens is another one.
Atheists claim morality is not dependent on a supernatural being, yet when they have the chance to prove that morality and embrace a position like Sanger’s, that life begins at conception and talking life is wrong, they so often waffle.
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