Planned Parenthood’s Racist Roots


The other day I noticed that someone I barely know “liked” something about Planned Parenthood on facebook. I wondered if she would like that ghastly organization if she knew its history. It’s anything but likable. Planned Parenthood is rooted in racism and bigotry. The whole reason for that organization’s being is to rid the world of “undesirables” like black people and the mentally infirm. And it’s working just as planned.

For decades, our culture of abortion on demand, at any time and for any reason, has adversely affected black women and their families. This is not ancient history. It is Virginia history, right now. The most recent abortion statistics for Virginia from 2011 show that while blacks make up 19.8 percent of the Commonwealth, they account for almost 42 percent of its abortions.

Planned Parenthood knows the statistics, yet they blame black women for the circumstances that lead to abortion — that is, poor use of birth control. Leaving the subtle racism behind that assertion aside, it’s deeply troubling that the persistently higher rate of abortions among blacks sparks only self-defense from the abortion industry.

Planned Parenthood has never confronted its founder’s profoundly troubling history, instead annually presenting their most prestigious award in her name — the “Maggie.” She is their modern heroine, but they ignore her unsettling record.

Historian Edwin Black presents a careful assessment of [Margaret] Sanger’s ruthless career. In his history, “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race,” he writes, “Sanger surrounded herself with some of the eugenics movement’s most outspoken racists and white supremacists.” The most prominent was Lothrop Stoddard, a thoroughgoing bigot who wrote a book called “The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy.” Sanger did not merely stand near Stoddard on public platforms, she invited him onto the board of her American Birth Control League.

In her book, The Pivot of Civilization, and throughout her career, she called for the elimination of “human weeds,” for the segregation of “morons, misfits, and maladjusted” and for the sterilization of “genetically inferior races.” She believed in mandatory segregation and forced sterilization of these inferiors.

Read the whole thing, especially if you’re about to publicly “like” such a racist organization.

How sad is it that in our current culture so many ignorant people support groups with such blatantly racist and anti-human histories? Planned Parenthood is responsible for the deaths of millions of black babies with no voice, but ignorant people on facebook like them just fine.

This reminds me, my friend at The Looking Spoon posted this graphic in response to the SCOTUS ruling on DOMA. It’s just as applicable here as it is on gay marriage.