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What a gal (sarcasm alert)

Huh. I knew Margaret Sanger said some racist things, but I didn’t realize she, the founder of Planned Parenthood, actually attended Ku Klux Klan rallies.

A bunch of pro-life folks are protesting her bust, sitting alongside Rosa Parks in the National Portrait Gallery in DC. (Which is, incidentally, my favourite DC museum.)

Sanger, a proponent of eugenics, founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942.

In an article titled “Birth Control and Racial Betterment,” published in 1919, Sanger wrote that the “diseased and incompetent masses” threaten to “overwhelm all that eugenics can do among those whose economic condition is better.”

“Birth Control, on the other hand, not only opens the way to the eugenist, but it preserves his work,” Sanger wrote.

Sanger wrote in her book “Woman and the New Race” that the population control methods she advocated would bring about the “materials of a new race.”

“Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives,” Sanger wrote.

What a legacy.


Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood



Why, hello, Mr. Cain

I didn’t know anything about him before breakfast this morning, but the more I learn about Herman Cain, the more I like. The former CEO of Godfather Pizza is thinking of running for U.S. President and among the many reasons why I like this idea very much is this:

In a new interview, Cain tells American Family Radio’s “Focal Point” program that he is pro-life and opposes the agenda of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business.

“I absolutely would defund Planned Parenthood — not because I don’t believe in planning parenthood, [but because] Planned Parenthood as an organization is an absolute farce on the American people,” he said.

Cain, who is African-American, accused the abortion business of engaging in a racist agenda.

“People who know the history of Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, they know that the intention was not to help young women who get pregnant to plan their parenthood. No — it was a sham to be able to kill black babies,” he added.

He told the program that proof of the agenda is seen in the fact that  “75 percent of all Planned Parenthood facilities are located in black neighborhoods.”

On “moral hygiene”

In a culture that’s big on personal hygiene–and really, who can find fault with that–we tend not to look at the spiritual side of life. But basics of moral  hygiene must also be maintained.

Brigitte writes about ACORN here. A great little article.

As as aside, three cheers for James O’Keefe! He was the racist donor on the phone who caught Planned Parenthood happily accepting his money to get rid of black babies, and played the pimp who caught ACORN. Love that kind of chutzpah. And since the mainstream media ain’t exposing it, someone has to.


Brigitte adds: Funny, the first comment on that piece is from a dude in Australia who wonders why he’d never heard about this story, which neatly proves my point.

One thing leads to another

Today, a group of African-American pastors will march in Washington demanding that both the Democrats and the Republicans reject campaign funds from Planned Parenthood. Why? Because they believe they are racist, something we discussed here

In other (related?) web meanderings I stumbled across this YouTube video–Nick Cannon thanks his mom for life. (No judgment, he says, he’s just telling his story. Hard to argue with that. He speaks, in a way, for those who don’t live, and never get to argue their case. Too bad, that.)

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Brigitte wonders: Am I the only one in tears after watching this?


Andrea adds: No, you’re not. It started out kind of so-so for me, and if I had not watched the whole thing, I would not have posted it. But by the end, I found the story he tells very moving, indeed. Especially when his real-life mom shows up.

An intolerant update

Remember that story about Planned Parenthood representatives being caught accepting money to abort black babies? Here’s more, via Michelle Malkin:

I’ve written several times before about Lila Rose’s pioneering undercover journalism. If left-wing reporters are going to use their positions to engineer bigotry stings, then there’s most certainly room for independent journalists to expose racism where the Left doesn’t want to go. In February, Rose released undercover tapes of her discussion with an Idaho Planned Parenthood official eager to accept money from a racist donor who supported aborting black babies. Now, Rose is back with new video of PP clinic officials in New Mexico and Oklahoma willing to take money from a blatantly racist donor. One PP staffer openly admits that “for whatever reason, we’ll accept the money.”

Sympathy for eugenics isn’t just an aberrent occurrence. It’s embedded in the historical DNA of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger would be so proud.


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Andrea adds: The average Canadian may not be aware that Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood is also author of Birth Control and Racial Betterment. Sure, she lived in an era when eugenic science was popular, but she maintained her racist zeal long after it went out of style, and even spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally. These taped admissions of racism in Planned Parenthood offices would be horrifying without that history. With it–makes you wonder whether eugenic pruning of whoever they consider the underclass isn’t still on their books as official policy.

Tanya adds: This article mentions some early initiatives taken by Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood:

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

The article is called “Planned Parenthood Founder Sanger Would Love Pro-Abortion Barack Obama.”

When the open-minded and tolerant are, well, not

Interesting piece by Michael Coren in the Toronto Sun today.

In the United States a pro-life magazine has just published an article that has sent shockwaves through the media. The magazine in question, The Advocate, had an actor telephone Planned Parenthood in seven different states and pose as a racist bigot who wanted to donate money to the largest pro-abortion organization in North America. The reaction was extraordinary.

In Ohio the potential donor began by stating that, “There’s definitely way too many black people in Ohio, so I am just trying to do my part.”

Planned Parenthood: “Okay, whatever.”


… at no time did Planned Parenthood decline the donation or express concern at the appallingly racist sentiments of the caller. One conversation involved not merely an employee but a director of development and in some instances other workers were consulted to make sure the donations were acceptable. They were. Some of the Planned Parenthood staff eagerly supported the apparently racist caller’s views.

Reminds me of something my dear husband wrote a while ago in the now-defunct Western Standard (and in the National Post) about St. Tommy Douglas wanting to sterilize (I kid you not) mental defectives.

It’s not like I’m shocked to discover that there are racists, imbeciles and bigots everywhere. But it annoys me no end to be lectured on tolerance and open-mindedness by people whose ideological side practises such appallingly poor political hygiene. I know there are kooks and bigots and whatnot on the right (and among pro-lifers). But I don’t believe these people are at the forefront of the movement. It’s hard to claim Planned Parenthood is marginalized by the mainstream pro-choice movement as being too extreme for polite company…


Andrea adds: Planned Parenthood marginalized? Au contraire! We fund them with our tax dollars within Canada and since that’s just not quite enough, our federal government gives to Planned Parenthood International, too.