Planned Parenthood, American Eugenics Society, Birth control, Abortion, Forced sterilization
Darwin, Sanger, Hitler, and Eugenics
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“The history of PP [Planned Parenthood] cannot be studied without first considering the American Eugenics Society (AES). After the Civil War, many wealthy, former slave owners sought a solution to what they deemed the ‘Negro Problem.’ The first idea was to send all former slaves back to Africa. It was termed ‘colonization’ and was abandoned shortly after its conception. Then Francis Galton, cousin to Charles Darwin, birthed the idea and coined the term ‘eugenics.’
“Eugenics is defined as ‘the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable characteristics.’ In laymen’s terms this means people in power give reproduction permission to the ‘fit’ while refusing it to the ‘unfit.’ Out of this idea was born the AES.
“The AES used ‘research’ and legislation at state and federal levels for birth control, abortion and forced sterilization. They were so successful with forced sterilization that from 1907 to 1963, some 64,000 ‘unfit’ were sterilized, many without giving their consent.
“AES leaders soon decided they needed a front man. They needed someone whose hatred for blacks and misfits matched or rivaled their own, a person who would be willing to play the role of muscle while they played the role of mastermind. Margaret Sanger stepped forward and was quickly chosen.
“She believed so strongly in eugenics that she said in 1921, ‘The eugenics and civilization value of birth control is becoming apparent to the enlightened and the intelligent. . . . [T]he campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical in the ideal with the final aim of eugenics.
“Sanger quickly began what she designated the “Negro Project.” [. . .] Sanger’s project led to the American Birth Control League (ABCL). The driving concept was to diminish the birth and fertility rates of blacks to remain consistently below replacement until they were extinct. In 1929 Margaret Sanger’s reputation for racism and her well-known desire to end the lives of all blacks earned her an invitation to speak at a Ku Klux Klan meeting. [. . .]
“Sanger believed, as many of her associates did, that those on welfare should be given a choice: accept sterilization for yourself and children or no longer receive governmental assistance. [. . .]
“She also moved for everyone to be forced to apply for a birth permit. She desired the U.S. government to decide who could have a child and who could not. If a woman became pregnant without the permit, the child would be aborted. Each permit was good for a single child. [. . .]
“Since Hitler’s praise of the ABCL was in print and widely publicized, the first step was to change the name. Sanger changed her organization’s name from the American Birth Control League to Planned Parenthood. Though the name was different, the goal was the same. [. . .]
“Because of the family friendly image they project and their well-funded political activism, PP has gotten a vast amount of support from the U.S. government. Federal support began in 1964 under the Great Society programs of President Lyndon B. Johnson. [. . .] [T]he federal government has given over $4.8 billion to PP. [. . .]
“In 2010, PP will receive more than one million dollars every day from the pockets of American taxpayers. Approximately every 30 seconds since Roe v. Wade, a son or daughter has been killed. [. . .] [Planned Parenthood] kills more African Americans in four days that the KKK killed in 150 years.”