Thursday, April 29, 2010

Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood

American Life League who constantly monitor the evils of planned parenthood report in their April 19 edition of pro-life today report on an article that appeared in the Savannah Morning Post Savannah now and the subsequent exchange between the author Geveryl Robinson and the local Planned Parenthood director Kay Scott, who tried both to dismiss the article as being extreme and to distance planned parenthood from Margaret Sanger

Sanger column backed by facts

But had I not researched eugenics and Margaret Sanger, I might not be able to provide the following quotes, taken from, get this, Margaret Sanger's article, "The Eugenic Birth Control Propaganda," printed in Birth Control Review, Oct. 1921, page 5. "Eugenics is ... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems." Then there's this quote: "As an advocate of birth control I wish ... 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.... On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective."