Celebration of eugenicist with 'major flaws' protected for now
Monday, July 13, 2020
Charlie Butts, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
If statues of our slave-owning Founding Fathers can be yanked down by a mob, what about a feminist icon who wanted to stop blacks from reproducing?
“In our nation's capital,” says Brandi Swindell of the Stanton Public Policy Center, “the taxpayers are funding a bust of an avowed racist, a eugenicist, and somebody who believed that people of color were inferior.”
That person is Margaret Sanger, founder of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, who died in 1966 and left behind a well-documented history of controversial views while championing birth control. Sanger urged women to delay motherhood if it interfered with their own goals, which was itself a rebellious stance in the early 1900s, but the feminist pioneer openly and proudly supported “negative” eugenics, which means weeding out undesirable traits, such as physical disabilities, in the human population.
“I was what I call a born humanitarian,” Sanger, a nurse, told Mike Wallace in a creepy and cold ABC interview from 1957. “I don’t like to see people suffer. I don’t like to see cruelty.”
Today, a bust of Margaret Sanger sits on display in at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
Pro-life activists have denounced Sanger for decades, including her Smithsonian bust, and now Stanton is urging Congress to get involved and finally remove the bust.
That effort comes at the same time the American public is witnessing history being toppled to the ground: a Ulysses S. Grant statue in San Francisco; statues of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington in Portland; a memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Boston; and numerous statues and memorials honoring Christopher Columbus, who is considered by Leftist historians to be a genocidal monster.
Yet the memory of Sanger remains intact, at least for now, such as the Smithsonian bust and Margaret Sanger Square in Manhattan.
A glowing biography of Sanger at the Planned Parenthood website goes into great detail to defend her from accusations of racism and Nazi-like eugenicist views. After three pages of explanation, however, the website states:
Planned Parenthood acknowledges these major flaws in Sanger’s views — and we believe that they are wrong. Furthermore, we hope that this acknowledgment fosters an open conversation on racism and ableism – both inside and out of our organization.
In the TV interview, Sanger repeatedly plays dumb when Wallace reads her own controversial quotes back to her, but she pushes back when he presses her on her religious views.
"I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world," she replies. "That have diseases from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being, practically. Delinquents. Prisoners. All sorts of things. Just marked when they're born."
“We think that it is unbelievable that there would be a celebration of Margaret Sanger,” Swindell says, “who is responsible for the deaths of millions of America's children through the work of Planned Parenthood and her legacy, and specifically of African-American people and people of color, and minorities here in our nation.”
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