The Smithsonian is encountering another wave of pressure to remove Planned Parenthood's founder from its tax-supported gallery.
A bust honoring Margaret Sanger, the founder of what is now Planned Parenthood, is housed in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in DC, despite of the fact that Sanger was an avowed racist and eugenicist.
"We launched a national campaign in June calling upon the National Portrait Gallery, particularly in light of the national conversation on race and racial justice that we are seeing take place in America, to remove the Sanger display," relays Pat Mahoney, chief strategist for the Stanton Public Policy Center.
The bust, however, remains in place, so Congressman Russ Fulcher (R-ID) has written a second hard-hitting letter making the same request to the tax-supported museum.
Planned Parenthood recently took action because of its racist image, including its past and present internal accusations of racism.
"Think about this for a moment: The organization that Margaret Sanger founded, Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the world, has demanded that Sanger's name be removed from their flagship center, which they did, in New York," Mahoney notes.
So he finds it difficult to understand why the Smithsonian continues to honor a woman who considered Blacks and the poor to be "weeds" that needed to be removed from society.
The Stanton Public Policy Center and Congressman Fulcher are demanding again that the display be removed.