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Coretta Scott King Praised Racist and Elitist Founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger
Townhall ^ | 02/09/2017 | Ryan Bomberger

Posted on 02/09/2017 3:44:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Skin color doesn’t confer upon anyone omniscience or protection from criticism. So, I’m an equal opportunity scrutinizer, especially when it comes to some of our civil rights icons. I can appreciate and celebrate their courage and accomplishments while still criticizing their words or actions steeped in lethal contradictions.

“Progressive” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) wanted to continue the long-debunked attacks on Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as Attorney General.  Warren was silenced by the GOP-led Senate during her attempt to read a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King and continue to smear Senator Sessions with the same old disproven accusations. Evidence isn’t necessary. King’s a civil rights hero.

Even heroes are wrong. Dead wrong.

Coretta Scott King praised the nation’s leading eugenicist, Margaret Sanger, the founder of the leading killer of unarmed black lives--Planned Parenthood. Before accepting the 1966 inaugural Margaret Sanger award on behalf of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta said these words: "I am proud tonight to say a word in behalf of your mentor, and the person who symbolizes the ideas of this organization, Margaret Sanger. Because of her dedication, her deep convictions, and for her suffering for what she believed in, I would like to say that I am proud to be a woman tonight."

Sanger, a member of the undeniably racist and elitist American Eugenics Society, espoused many vile views of humanity advocating forcibly sterilizing people (like my friend Elaine Riddick, sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina), segregating the “dysgenic” (people who were “unfit” to reproduce) onto farms for the entirety of their lives, targeting poorer blacks with birth control promising to erase poverty (it was called The Negro Project and it failed miserably), and “preventing the birth of defectives”.

Yes. Those were Sanger’s words. The Mother of the Birth Control Crusade described, unapologetically, what birth control was all about in Chapter 18 of her book, Women And The New Race: Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, 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.”

Perhaps Warren should’ve read those words to help clarify to the American people the heroes that liberal Democrats hold in high esteem.

These words made Coretta Scott King “proud to be a woman”? Really? Or, how about Sanger’s view of immigrants? The Planned Parenthood founder lobbied adamantly against allowing the legal immigration of those who didn’t fit into her eugenicist mission: “Keep the doors of Immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feeble-minded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.” Oh, but it didn’t stop there. Sanger continued: “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. The whole dysgenic population would have its choice of segregation or sterilization.”

She called this her “Plan for Peace”. If that was peace, what was war? Actually, it is violently waged within the walls of taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood abortion facilities which daily carry out state violence in the name of “equality”—in over 320,000 abortions a year. The abortion chain is merely fulfilling its original mission of preventing the birth of “defectives”, otherwise known as children falsely labeled “unwanted” and whose deaths massively profit the abortion chain.

But King supported Planned Parenthood and many other pro-abortion organizations. In typical contradictory fashion for a civil rights Leftist, King spoke about ending bigotry and discrimination while supporting the most violent form of it. She hosted the second annual conference for the National Organization for Women in 1967, overseeing the passage of their pro-abortion “Bill of Women’s Rights” during the event. In that declaration, NOW demanded the repeal of all abortion laws: The right of women to control their own reproductive lives by removing from penal codes the laws limiting access to contraceptive information and devices and laws governing abortion.”

Speaking at an LGBT conference—Creating Change in 2000—Coretta Scott King showed the blatant hypocrisy of a leftist movement that selectively fights discrimination and inequality: “My husband, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, ‘We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny... an inescapable network of mutuality... I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be.’ Therefore, I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people.” Who is tied together more beautifully and closely than a mother and unborn child? And how can anyone be who they “ought to be” if they can be ripped from their destiny by the violence of abortion?

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corettascottking; margaretsanger; plannedparenthood; racism

1 posted on 02/09/2017 3:44:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Margaret Sanger—Eugenicist and Hillary’s idol. Lovely woman.

2 posted on 02/09/2017 3:47:16 PM PST by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Coretta Scott King’s judgment wasn’t that great.

3 posted on 02/09/2017 3:50:47 PM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: reasonisfaith

RE: Maybe Coretta Scott King’s judgment wasn’t that great.

You can say that again. But then Elizabeth Warren insist on quoting her when she attacked Jeff Sessions.

4 posted on 02/09/2017 3:53:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind (q)
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To: SeekAndFind

Professional widow. Libs eat their own.

5 posted on 02/09/2017 3:56:23 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Memo to townhall and everybody else:

1. NOBODY cares about Martin Luther King. The man's been dead for 50 years.

2. NOBODY cares about his family.

3. NOBODY cares about the Civil Rights movement or anything else that happened over 50 years ago.

4. N.O.B.O.D.Y. cares about Margaret Sanger. Nobody knows who she is. She was an activist nearly ONE HUNDRED years ago.

5. Everybody is tired of being bashed over the head in the name of a "Civil Rights Legend" that's been dead for 50 years.

Whenever a liberal wants to win an argument, they invoke Martin Luther King and everybody falls to their knees and prays.

That's Baby Boomer silliness. That kind of stuff is coming to an end.

6 posted on 02/09/2017 4:30:12 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: SeekAndFind

Mrs.King must have missed this Margaret Sanger writing.

“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”

Does the wife of a minister apply?

7 posted on 02/09/2017 4:38:18 PM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: jazminerose

Yes, Coretta, kill THOSE black babies!! Idiot!

8 posted on 02/09/2017 4:47:35 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sasparilla
December 5, 2003: "Abortion: Black Genocide!" By Jesse Lee Peterson. "After reading up on its history, I discovered that the idea of legal abortion was first popularized by a white women, Margaret Sanger, who was the founder of the National Birth Control League, which is now known as Planned Parenthood.

Sanger was a lifelong champion of birth control and Eugenics (the movement devoted to "improving" the human species by control of hereditary factors in reproduction). For a number of years she edited a magazine called the Birth Control Review. Here she gave a platform for numerous articles on these issues, often written by racists, Nazi sympathizers, and/or Eugenicists.

(Note: Margaret Sanger was also a vocal admirer of Adolph Hitler, at least until 1939. I really wish more people understood that Planned Parenthood's roots are deeply and firmly planted in the same eugenics movement that gave the world Auschwitz.)

Margaret Sanger called for the sterilization of "genetically inferior races". In 1939, she organized her "Negro Project" and wrote "the poorer areas, particularly in the South... are producing alarmingly more than their share of future generations." Sanger wrote "The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. 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". I was shocked to learn the number of black women who have had an abortion since the United States Supreme Court legalized it in 1973.

Since that time, the number of pre-born lives extinguished is approximately 32 million which includes over ten million black babies. That is about one third or more of the black population in the United States! Over the past ten years, I have counseled and picketed at abortion clinics across the country. I was particularly struck one Saturday morning at a clinic in Virginia. We arrived there at 8 AM to counsel and demonstrate.

The clinic opened at 9 AM. Within a one hour period, I saw at least thirty to forty young black women (some with men and some without) entering this clinic to have abortions performed as if it were NOTHING. It was like getting up and going to a restaurant for Saturday morning breakfast. They had no shame attached to their actions. As a matter of fact, these young women and their boyfriends were angry at us for reminding them that they had another choice.

I will never, ever forget the story of a young black girl I met at an abortion clinic in Los Angeles one Saturday morning. I was protesting near the clinic when I saw the young lady approach the front door. I talked to her, and tried to encourage her to put her baby up for adoption. She said it was too late to make that decision. The young lady then told me her story. She said she had gone into the clinic that Thursday. The doctor had injected something into her womb. For three days the baby KICKED AND GASPED FOR LIFE. On the third day, the baby died.

She told me that when the baby expired, it was devastating to her. She also told me she would never ever be able to overcome the experience. I asked the girl why she chose to go through the process. She said she was encouraged to do this by her mother and boyfriend. That employees in the clinic told her she wouldn't feel anything. They said that she was carrying a fetus and NOT A BABY and that she could not afford to take care of a baby at her age. I asked how old she was. She replied that she was thirteen!

9 posted on 02/09/2017 5:24:25 PM PST by LouAvul (The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do not believe Mrs. King didn’t know Sanger thought her sub-human. Wonder where the real bread was buttered at that event?

10 posted on 02/09/2017 5:31:28 PM PST by major-pelham
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s with these rappers and tribesmen?

11 posted on 02/09/2017 5:35:01 PM PST by jr3000
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