Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, a racist eugenicist who sought to decrease the populations of blacks, Latinos and the poor in general — anyone she deemed “unfit.” Planned Parenthood today is still following that plan.
Try telling that to liberals and watch their heads spin off their shoulders.
To most pro-abortionists, the idea of Planned Parenthood engaging in eugenics is outrageous. Isn’t that the thing that Hitler was doing with the Holocaust?
Yes it was. Unfortunately, defeating Hitler didn’t make the ideas of eugenics go away, and those ideas have been put into effect in many countries, including the old Soviet Union and China. And it crops up under different guises in modern liberal thinking, such as when environmentalists and United Nations types start talking about population reduction, global overpopulation or “sustainability.”
All of the above current topics are just code for “some people gotta go.”
But liberals will steadfastly deny that Planned Parenthood is engaged in anything other than “women’s health care.”
It’s time to take the blinders off.
First, a definition. This is the first thing that popped up on a Google search for the word “eugenics.” Capitalization is mine, for the sake of emphasis.
“Eugenics — noun — the SCIENCE of improving a human population by CONTROLLED BREEDING to increase the occurrence of DESIRABLE HERITABLE CHARACTERISTICS. Developed largely by Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, it fell into disfavor only after the perversion of its doctrines by the Nazis.”
From the founding principles of the American Birth Control League, which changed its name to Planned Parenthood. These are among Planned Parenthood’s stated goals:
* To enlighten and educate all sections of the American public in the various aspects of the dangers of UNCONTROLLED PROCREATION and the imperative necessity of a WORLD PROGRAMME OF BIRTH CONTROL.
* To correlate the findings of scientists, statisticians, investigators, and social agencies in all fields.
* To enlist the support and cooperation of legal advisors, statesmen, and legislators in effecting the REMOVAL OF STATE AND FEDERAL STATUTES which encourage DYSGENIC BREEDING.
Definition of dysgenic. Again, this is just the first definition that popped up on Google.
“Dysgenic — adj — exerting a detrimental effect on later generations through the inheritance of UNDESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS.”
So by its own founding statements, ABCL/Planned Parenthood is against 1) uncontrolled breeding, and 2) dysgenic breeding. Which means it is for: 1) controlled breeding, and 2) breeding that produces desirable heritable characteristics. And it states that it intends to use science to do so.
Therefore, Planned Parenthood, by its own founding statements, is involved in “the SCIENCE of improving a human population by CONTROLLED BREEDING to increase the occurrence of DESIRABLE HERITABLE CHARACTERISTICS” — i.e., eugenics.
So how does Planned Parenthood engage in its eugenics program? How does it target the populations it needs to target?
Margaret Sanger listed the principles of the organization in her book “The Pivot of Civilization.” Among those principles is this:
“To send into the various States of the Union field workers to enlist the support and arouse the interest of the masses, to the importance of Birth Control so that laws may be changed and the establishment of clinics made possible in every State.”
So Planned Parenthood furthers its eugenics program by strategically establishing clinics wherever they can “enlist the support and arouse the interest of the masses to the importance of Birth Control.”
And where exactly does that happen? According to the Guttmacher Institute, 60 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in majority white neighborhoods. According to Life Issues Institute, 80 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are within “walking distance” of minority neighborhoods.
The historical fact is that Sanger early on worked with black community leaders to locate her clinics in their neighborhoods. As she wrote to Clarence Gamble:
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not 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.”
From the horse’s mouth. However, we should judge the program by its actual outcome.
Today, young white women are the largest group of abortion patients served by Planned Parenthood. However, black women receive abortions in numbers that far exceed blacks’ representation in the general populace. While approximately one-fourth of all American women are non-white, according to the Guttmacher Institute, black, Asian and Latino women account for 60 percent of all abortions.
In 2014, statistics from New York City revealed that almost a third more black babies were aborted than were born in that town.
Cutting across the ethnic lines, however, there is one trait that is shared by the majority of abortion patients: poverty. That should come as no surprise, since Sanger had an even bigger ax to grind against poverty than she did against non-whites. In fact, poverty was a frequently cited reason in her writings for her animus against non-whites. She viewed poverty as the breeding ground of mental illness, crime and all manner of social ills.
Rather than try to help people climb out of poverty, Sanger’s solution was to prevent it from happening by preventing the “unfit” (her word) from reproducing. Among the ideas she favored was involuntary sterilization and segregation in order to produce what she called a “cleaner race.”
Planned Parenthood has never disavowed Sanger’s views. What it has done is issued “fact sheets” and other materials whitewashing (yeah, I went there) Sanger’s career. Of course there is denial that Sanger was ever involved in eugenics or that she was a racist. (Simple test. “People of dark skin color are more likely to commit crimes, be mentally unstable and be unfit to be members of general society, so it’s best to just kill their babies, sterilize the adults and segregate the population so it breeds out of existence. True or False?” Hint: If you answered true, you’re a racist.)
There is also a good deal of spin. Trying to reduce the populations of the “unfit” by planting clinics in majority non-white neighborhoods becomes “community outreach” to African-Americans. Handing out contraceptives to prevent the undesirables from breeding becomes “creating access to birth control for low-income, minority and immigrant women.”
I’m certain some people work for Planned Parenthood with what they consider good intentions. Whether the people working today for Planned Parenthood understand or intend it, however, the organization is acting out Sanger’s eugenics program, with massive budget help from the United States federal government.
And that doesn’t sound like an accident.