The largest abortion performer is Planned Parenthood, which was founded by Margaret Sanger. What was her agenda? She wanted to suppress the reproduction of blacks and others who she viewed as unfit.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America makes a futile effort to deny that its founder Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist. Eugenics is a pseudo-science that claims some races are genetically superior and more fit to survive than others. As a eugenicist, Sanger’s goals were to discourage the “unfit” and “inferior” from reproducing. In her 1922 book Pivot of Civilization, she called for segregation of “morons, misfits, and the maladjusted” and sterilization of “genetically inferior races.”Today's feminists should listen to the original feminists, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Can you guess which race in particular she considered genetically inferior?
Sanger even suggested that the federal government pay “obviously unfit parents” not to have children and advocated limiting and discouraging “overfertility of the mentally and physically defective.”
In 1916, Sanger founded the Birth Control League, the forerunner of Planned Parenthood. She appointed a man named Lothrop Stoddard, a Nazi sympathizer, fellow eugenicist and author of The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy to the Board of Directors. At some point, after Adolph Hitler’s atrocities against the Jews became known, Sanger changed the league’s name to Planned Parenthood, because “birth control” was too closely associated with eugenics.
More controversial is Sanger’s “Negro Project,” devised in 1939. The eugenicist set out to implicate black ministers and doctors in her efforts to spread her message of contraception, sterilization, and abortion in the black community. “The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it occurs to any of their more rebellious members,” she wrote.
Suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton would certainly be cheered that women’s voting rights lead to women’s political leadership. But their elation would have been tempered by the content of the current top female leaders’ abortion position. Anthony and Stanton held positions that were internally consistent. They opposed slavery, supported voting rights for women, and opposed abortion. They acted as if they believed that authentic human rights could not be built upon the broken rights of other human beings. Or in the words of Stanton: "When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." (Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a letter to Julia Ward Howe, October 16, 1873. Recorded in Howe's diary at Harvard University Library.) They would have agreed with Alice Paul, original author of the Equal Rights Amendment, who was reported to have labeled abortion “the ultimate exploitation of women.”