Abortion giant acknowledges founder's racist nature

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Margaret SangerPro-life groups are saying if Planned Parenthood really wants to change its racist image, it needs to do more than erase its founder's name from buildings.

Planned Parenthood's clinic in Manhattan is named after eugenicist and racist Margaret Sanger (pictured), who referred to African-Americans as "weeds" that needed to be eliminated. Now, the abortion conglomerate is going to remove the Sanger name from the building. Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life of America tells OneNewsNow that doesn't go far enough.

Hamrick

"Margaret Sanger's images need to be removed from the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery, from Margaret Sanger Square in Manhattan – and the Margaret Sanger statue should be taken out of the Old South Meeting House in Boston, Massachusetts," she argues.

According to Jim Sedlak of American Life League, the push to remove Sanger's name originated with those who work at the facility.

"We know that the real impetus came from the employees of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, who put out a public letter about the racism of Planned Parenthood," Sedlak explains. "[They] said in that letter that one of things they wanted was Margaret Sanger's name taken off of the Manhattan clinic."

"Planned Parenthood was founded under Margaret Sanger's vision to eradicate a race, and that mission is still prevalent as it targets minority communities. But you don't remove the eugenic foundation of @PPFA by only removing a name from a building."

Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma)
(tweeted on July 21, 2020)

Students for Life recently launched a campaign calling on pro-life Americans to demand the removal of Sanger's statues and symbols wherever located. But simply changing the name of the Manhattan abortuary won't erase Planned Parenthood's racist history, says Hamrick, because the organization has a racist present.

"There are all kinds of abortion vendors located in minority neighborhoods. The abortion rate among the minority community is way higher than the general public," says the pro-life leader. "What's really tragic is that Margaret Sanger's racist legacy continues, but she does not deserve honor for that."

The abortion company has been making subtle changes in the past by dropping its annual Margaret Sanger award for outstanding pro-abortion leaders, as well as its "Maggie" awards to celebrate press that supports them. But for years pro-life groups have been saying to change its image further, Planned Parenthood could move most of its clinics out of minority neighborhoods, stop paying huge salaries to executives, and stop making a profit most years. The abortion giant operates as a non-profit.

Sedlak, Jim (American Life League)"Planned Parenthood has a long way to go – [and] we're very happy that they've begun to publicly recognize the racist nature of the organization," Sedlak concludes. "Now if they would just close the organization down completely, we would certainly have a great 2020."

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