Opinion: Black Lives Matter, Just Not to Democrat Politicians: Part V, (Eugenics, Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger)

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FILE – In this Oct. 1916 file picture, founder of the birth-control movement Margaret Sanger poses before leaving Brooklyn Court of Special Sessions after her arraignment in New York. From its defiant origins in 1916, Planned Parenthood has not shied away from controversy _ fighting to legalize birth control, offering candid sex education to adolescents, evolving into America’s largest provider of abortion. (AP Photo)

Up until now in this series, with a little…OK a lot of effort, we could twist and strain to give the left the widest possible benefit of the doubt, as far as their intent when they inflicted such abject misery on those least able to endure it. For any who had some doubt, this episode should remove such.

Meet Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood as we all know, murders over 300,000 children in the womb every year.

Of those, the Family Research Council using CDC data reports, 36 percent are Black

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Abortion Surveillance report revealed that between 2007 and 2010, nearly 36 percent of all abortions in the United States were performed on black children, even though black Americans make up only 13 percent of our population. A further 21 percent of abortions were performed on Hispanics, and 7 percent more on other minority groups, for a total of 64 percent of U.S. abortions tragically performed on minority groups.

How did we get to this point? It starts with Margaret Sanger and her belief in — nay, active promotion of — eugenics. Her stated desire was the same as a certain well-known Austrian Corporal. According to a number of quotes laid out in, The Strange World of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review: Part I.

Her aim was to prevent the procreation of those she deemed unfit “To Create a Race of Thoroughbreds.”

From one of Sanger’s own articles

Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control.  Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit….Birth control of itself, by freeing the reproductive instinct from its present chains, will make a better race….Eugenics without birth control seems to us a house built upon the sands.  It is at the mercy of the rising stream of the unfit.(1)


Sadly for Sanger, the Austrian Corporal made eugenics an untouchable subject. Deftly moving the goalposts….or more accurately taking a step back to her starting position, her goal became to rid women of the tyranny of unwanted childbirth. Again, in her own words

Woman’s instincts are fundamentally creative, not destructive.  But her sex‑bondage has made her the dumb instrument of the monster she detests.  For centuries she has populated the earth in ignorance and without restraint, in vast numbers and with staggering rapidity.  She has become not the mother of a nobler race, but a mere breeding machine grinding out a humanity which fills insane asylums, almshouses and sweat shops, and provides cannon fodder that tyrants may rise to power on the sacrifice of her offspring. (2)

From her birth in 1879, until her death in 1966, Margaret Sanger left a long trail of writings and actions. Some of the words you see above. Her actions were along the same sordid path. In one notable instance, a speaking engagement for the “women’s auxiliary” of a local Ku Klux Klan. It kind of makes you wonder just how the Democrat Party gets away with even today, publicly casting her as a hero.

As time has passed, the left has had to modify its attack on American institutions and human values. Eugenics is out of favor, as is their paramilitary arm, the KKK. That doesn’t stop them in their forward march to decouple the nuclear family and all the societal institutions that once advocated for such. Next up, the redefinition of human biology. Stay tuned.


(1) Margaret Sanger.  “Birth Control and Racial Betterment.”  Birth Control Review, Volume III, Number 2 (February 1919), pages 11 and 12.

(2) Margaret Sanger.  “Woman and War.”  Birth Control Review, Volume I, Number 6 (June 1917), page 5.

Previous Articles in this series:

Opinion: Black Lives Matter, Just Not To Democrat Politicians (Part I)

Opinion: Black Lives Matter, Just Not To Democrat Politicians (Part II, Minimum Wage and Union Vote Buying)

Opinion: Black Lives Matter, Just Not to Democrat Politicians (Part III, War on Poverty and Welfare State)

Opinion: Black Lives Matter, Just Not To Democrat Politicians: (Part IV, Fatherlessness, Poverty and Crime)


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