immigrants and indigents:
"...human weeds,' 'reckless
breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born."
Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial
"purification," couples should be rewarded who chose
sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret
Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.
On the right of married couples to bear children:
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child,
she wrote in her "Plan for Peace." Birth Control Review,
On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of
thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov.
1921 (p. 2)
On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial
"More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the
chief aim of birth control." Birth Control Review, May
1919, p. 12
On religious convictions regarding sex outside of marriage:
"This book aims to answer the needs expressed in thousands on thousands of letters to me in the solution of marriage problems... Knowledge of sex truths frankly and plainly presented cannot possibly injure healthy, normal, young minds. Concealment, suppression, futile attempts to veil the unveilable - these work injury, as they seldom succeed and only render those who indulge in them ridiculous. For myself, I have full confidence in the cleanliness, the open-mindedness, the promise of the younger generation."
Margaret Sanger, Happiness in Marriage (Bretano's, New York,
On the extermination of blacks:
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro
population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more
rebellious members." Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social
History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon
On respecting the rights of the mentally ill:
In her "Plan for Peace," Sanger outlined her strategy for
eradication of those she deemed "feebleminded." Among the
steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions;
compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. Birth
Control Review, April 1932, p. 107
A woman's physical satisfaction was more important than any marriage
vow, Sanger believed. Birth Control in America, p. 11
On marital sex:
"The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the
social order," Sanger said. (p. 23) [Quite the opposite of God's
view on the matter: "Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed
undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
"Criminal' abortions arise from a perverted sex relationship under
the stress of economic necessity, and their greatest frequency is among
married women." The Woman Rebel - No Gods, No Masters, May
1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.
On the YMCA and YWCA:
"...brothels of the Spirit and morgues of Freedom!"), The
Woman Rebel - No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.
On the Catholic Church's view of contraception:
"...enforce SUBJUGATION by TURNING WOMAN INTO A MERE
INCUBATOR." The Woman
Rebel - No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.
"I cannot refrain from saying
that women must come to recognize there is some
function of womanhood
other than being a child-bearing machine." What Every Girl Should
Know, by Margaret Sanger (Max Maisel, Publisher, 1915) [Jesus said: "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep... for your
children. For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall
say, Blessed (happy) are the barren, and the wombs that never bare,
and the breasts which never gave suck." (Luke 23:24)]
"The most merciful thing that a large family does
to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger,
Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)
|Editor of The Birth Control Review from
1917 to 1938.
Founder of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the
Her goal in life:
Sanger admitted her entire life's purpose was to promote birth
control. An Autobiography, p. 194
Helped to establish the research bureau that financed "the pill," she
contributed toward the work of the German doctor who developed the IUD. "Ernst Graefenberg and His Ring," Mt. Sinai Journal of
Medicine, July-Aug. 1975, p. 345, in Margaret Sanger: Father of
Modern Society, by Elasah Drogin
Sanger espoused the thinking of eugenicists -- similar to Darwin's
"survival of the fittest" -- but related the concept to human
society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor, and minorities, for
example, was inferior. Pivot of Civilization, by Margaret
Sanger, 1922, p. 80
On mandatory sterilization of the poor:
One of Sanger's greatest influences, sexologist/eugenicist Dr.
Havelock Ellis (with whom she had an affair, leading to her divorce from
her first husband), urged mandatory sterilization of the poor as a
prerequisite to receiving any public aid. The Problem of Race
Regeneration, by Havelock Ellis, p. 65, in Margaret Sanger:
Father of Modern Society, p. 18.
Ellis believed that any sex was acceptable, as long as it hurt no
one. The Sage of Sex, A Life of Havelock Ellis, by Arthur
Calder-Marshall, p. 88
On eradicating 'bad stocks':
The goal of eugenicists is "to prevent the multiplication of bad
stocks," wrote Dr. Ernst Rudin in the April 1933 Birth Control
Review (of which Sanger was editor). Another article exhorted Americans to "restrict the
propagation of those physically, mentally and socially inadequate."
Sanger featured in Life magazine, 1937, "Margaret Sanger
celebrates Birth Control Victory."
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD TODAY
"We are not going to be an organization promoting celibacy
Faye Wattleton, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
Times, Oct. 17, 1986
"If your parents are stupid enough to deny you access to
birth control, and you are under 18, you can get it on your own.
Call Planned Parenthood."
Planned Parenthood advertisement, Dallas Observer, Jan. 30, 1986
"There are only 2 basic kinds of sex: sex with victims and
sex without. Sex with victims is always wrong. Sex without is
You've Changed The Combination, Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Denver, Colo.
"The question of whether or not to sell ourselves to men is
a false one: The real question is how to sell ourselves in the
way that is least destructive to ourselves and our sisters.
Prostitutes don't need our condescension. What they need is our
alliance. And we need theirs."
The New Our Bodies, Ourselves, Boston Women's Health Collective, p 113
"Sex is too important to glop up with sentiment. If you
feel sexy, for heaven's sake admit it to yourself. If the
feeling and the tension bother you, you can masturbate.
Masturbation cannot hurt you and it will make you feel more
The Perils of Puberty, Rocky Mountain Planned
Parenthood, Denver, Colo.
"At Planned Parenthood you can also get birth control
without the consent or knowledge of your parents. So, if you are
14, 15 or 16 and you come to Planned Parenthood, we won't tell
your parents you've been there. We swear we won't tell your
Planned Parenthood employee lecturing students of
Ramona High School, Riverside, Calif., April 21-22, 1986
FACTS on Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood on Adoption:
Of 6,000 clinic visit records examined from a Texas PP clinic, only 3
referred for adoption. (Aborting Planned Parenthood, by Robert H.
Ruff, New Vision Press, 1988)
Planned Parenthood's on Homosexuality & Marital Rights:
PP has encouraged homosexuality and advocated compulsory sterilization
of all who have two children. (Family Planning Perspectives (a PP
publication), June, Oct. 1970)
Planned Parenthood's Goal:
Dr. Lena Levine in 1953, concerning Planned Parenthood's purpose and
planned course of action: "... to be ready as
educators and parents to help young people obtain sex satisfaction
before marriage. By sanctioning sex before marriage we will prevent fear
and guilt. We must also relieve those who have these ... feelings, and
we must be ready to provide young boys and girls with the best
contraceptive measures available so they will have the necessary means
to achieve sexual satisfaction without having to risk possible
pregnancy." (Planned Parenthood News, Summer 1953)
." ("Psycho-Sexual Development," quoted in Planned
Parenthood News, Summer 1953, pg. 10)
Planned Parenthood on Pregnancy:
PP has an unhealthy concept of pregnancy,
as it views the state of gestation as an abnormal condition or disease.
Speaking for the organization, Dr. Warren Hern refers to human pregnancy
as "an episodic, moderately extended chronic condition ... May be
defined as an illness ... Treated by evacuation of the uterine
contents..."("Is Pregnancy Really Normal?" Family
Planning Perspective, Planned Parenthood, vol. 3, No. 1, Jan. 1971,