What better time than Black History Month to recall the roots of Planned Parenthood. The brainchild of Margaret Sanger, who believed in the eugenics of “refining” the “Aryan” race.
Beginning with the ABCL (American Birth Control League). The ABCL became a legal entity on April 22, 1922, in New York. Before that, Sanger illegally operated a birth control clinic in October 1916, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, which eventually closed. The clinic serviced the poor immigrants who heavily populated the area—those deemed “unfit” to reproduce. In 1942, the ABCL became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Margaret Sanger aligned herself with the eugenicists whose ideology prevailed in the early 20th century. Eugenicists strongly espoused racial supremacy and “purity,” particularly of the “Aryan” race. Eugenicists hoped to purify the bloodlines and improve the race by encouraging the “fit” to reproduce and the “unfit” to restrict their reproduction. They sought to contain the “inferior” races through segregation, sterilization, birth control and abortion.
It was Margaret Sanger’s goal to abort as many Black babies as possible. To eliminate “the dangers of uncontrolled procreation.” If you’ve never heard this before, this article, The Negro Project and Margaret Sanger, sums it up nicely. It shows how she used prominent Black leaders to buy into her idea by deceiving them.
Sanger suggested the answer to poverty and degradation lay in smaller numbers of blacks. She convinced black civic groups in Harlem of the “benefits” of birth control, under the cloak of “better health” (i.e., reduction of maternal and infant death; child spacing) and “family planning.” So with their cooperation, and the endorsement of The Amsterdam News (a prominent black newspaper), Sanger established the Harlem branch of the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau. The ABCL told the community birth control was the answer to their predicament.
The ethnic cleansing in New York City is, by Margaret Sanger’s standards, moving along nicely. In 2012, there were more Black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the Black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple. Despite the fact Blacks represent less than 15 percent of the population.
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