In the days that the Nazis were taking over Germany, a woman named Margaret Sanger was endorsing some of their most abhorrent beliefs back home in the United States.
Her virulent racism was evident in her books, where she endorsed the scientifically-untenable and morally-reprehensible theory of eugenics: The ability to scientifically select for more favorable human traits while simultaneously getting rid of undesirable ones. These are the beliefs that make way for a holocaust. They did in the case of Nazi Germany, and they did in the case of Margaret Sanger as well: Her organization – the American Birth Control League – lives on today as Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Planned Parenthood executives have done little to distance themselves from Sanger’s loathsome legacy over the last several decades; how could they, when their entire business model is based around carrying out their founder’s favorite practice?
But with the country up in arms about anything that could conceivably be construed as racism, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is finally beginning to worry about their lingering association with Sanger. Oh, they’re going to keep aborting babies by the thousands, mind you. They’re just not going to do it with Margaret Sanger’s name on the building.
“The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” said board chair Karen Seltzer.
“Margaret Sanger’s concerns and advocacy for reproductive health have been clearly documented, but so too has her racist legacy,” continued Seltzer. “There is overwhelming evidence for Sanger’s deep belief in eugenic ideology, which runs completely counter to our values at PPGNY. Removing her name is an important step toward representing who we are as an organization and who we serve.”
Thousands of black babies can now be aborted each year under a much more benign banner: The Manhattan Health Center. Apparently, this is what qualifies as “progress” to the morally-confused feminist left.
In a statement, the Rev. Dean Nelson of the Human Coalition Action group said, “This Planned Parenthood chapter’s decision to remove its founder and infamous eugenicist Margaret Sanger’s name from its Manhattan abortion clinic is long overdue.
“However, it’s just a small step,” he continued. “You cannot acknowledge the racist person and history without admitting to the racist vision that has resulted in nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facilities being located within walking distance of Black neighborhoods. This is the fulfillment of Margaret Sanger’s vision.”
And while Democrats are more than happy to talk about defunding the police, they will never – ever – consider the possibility of defunding Planned Parenthood. Let that say all there is to be said about where their priorities really lie.