The founder of Planned Parenthood remains a controversial
figure, even decades after her death.
point to her widely published views as proof that her vision
of "birth control" was really an attempt to limit the elements
of the population she considered undesirableracial
minorities and others she labeled "feeble-minded."
Planned Parenthood today takes great pains to distance itself
from its founder, hiding behind such statements as:
Sanger also entertained some popular ideas of her own
time that are out of keeping with our own. Finding it
easier to undermine her character than to confront the
message she conveyed, the anti-family planning movement
has seized upon some of these ideas, taken them out of
context, and exaggerated and distorted them in order to
discredit Sanger and the organization she founded.
Noble sentiments, perhaps, but just plain wrong.
And to show that we're
not afraid of the truth, we hereby invite you to read
two of Sanger's works in full:
of Civilization and
the New Race
Planned Parenthood will assert that comments such as the
following are twisted by "anti-choice extremists."
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.
We sayread the books yourself.
The catch is...you can't read them on Planned Parenthood's
web site. Planned Parenthood only allows you to see excerptsthe
ones they've selected. These books were very hard to
get when Planned Parenthood held the copyrights; they
didn't want anyone checking on what their master propagandist
actually thought. But now the copyrights have expired,
and the books are in the public domain.
See for yourself. As one of the cable news channels likes
to say, "we report...you decide!"