The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, said, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” She was one of eleven children and associated all sorts of social ills with having large families. She thought that if people would just keep their families limited to two children, we wouldn’t have to deal with domestic violence, poverty or unemployment.
Sanger’s solution, which was shared by other eugenicists, was to curb the population rate of those who were “unfit” and “feebleminded” through the distribution of birth control and access to sterilization and eventually abortion. She talked about ways to solve the “Negro problem” in the U.S., since she viewed them as “human weeds” and “reckless breeders.” She even thought that there were some people who were so “unfit” that they should not be allowed to have any kids at all and should submit to forced sterilization.
In her opinion, those who chose sterilization should be rewarded. It sounds pretty harsh, but she was only being consistent with Darwinism and its “survival of the fittest” mentality since she viewed blacks as inferior to whites and therefore “unfit.” For the past several decades, the left have cleverly turned this into a woman’s rights, “my body, my choice” issue and have conveniently forgotten about the original racist agenda.
CNS News reported on one such politician receiving an award named after Margaret Sanger:
Next week, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America will present House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with the Margaret Sanger Award. The award is the group’s “highest honor” and is named for a woman who believed in breeding better humans through eugenics.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading abortion provider, having performed 327,166 of the procedures in 2012, according to its latest annual report.
Pelosi, a Catholic, will receive the Margaret Sanger Award at the PPFA’s annual gala in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 27. She is being honored, according to PPFA, because of her “leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement over the course of her career.”
Here’s one choice excerpt from one of Sanger’s papers on birth control highlighted by CNS News:
“In the limited space of the present paper, I have time only to touch upon some of the fundamental convictions that form the basis of our Birth Control propaganda, and which, as I think you must agree, indicate that the campaign for Birth Control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical in ideal with the final aims of Eugenics. As an advocate of Birth Control, I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation to the mentally and physically fit though less fertile parents of the educated and well-to-do classes. On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective. Birth Control is not advanced as a panacea by which past and present evils of dysgenic breeding can be magically eliminated. Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupidly cruel sentimentalism.”
I suppose congratulations are in order for Leader Pelosi for her award named after a racist eugenicist who advocated abortion, contraceptives and sterilization for the “unfit” people.