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Eugenicists In California Trained The Nazi Party – had ties to Planned Parenthood’s founder

Posted in ES Gosney, Eugenics in California, Hitler, Human Betterment, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Sanger on Segregation and sterilization, Nazi, Paul Popenoe, Planned Parenthood and Eugenics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by saynsumthn

Eugenicists In California Trained The Nazi Party, posted with vodpod

NOTE the book “Sterilization for Human Betterment” mentioned in this CNN Piece above, that was used to train Nazis was written by ES Gosney and Paul Popenoe – two people Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger spoke highly about in her Birth Control Review:

In the April 1933 BCR – it states, “THE following two bills were prepared by the
Human Betterment Foundation as a revision of the California sterilization is President E S Gosney of this foundation states that bills of this
type, if adopted in any state, would probably cover satisfactorily for the present the necessity of providing not merely for the sterilization of patients In any state hospital or institution but also for sterilization of the indigent the defectives not committed legally, who particularly need and desire such sterilization.”


And in July , 1931, Gosney was published by Sanger’s BCR again about Sterilizations and Contraception and he writes this in support of state forced sterilization , Eugenic sterilization is applied by the state to persons who are, for the most part, Irresponsible Contraceptives can be used only voluntarily by people who are responsible.”

Read this lovely letter by : E.S. Gosney (Human Betterment Foundation) letter to L.I. Dublin (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company), about pending NY sterilization bill (5/8/1934)

We are advised that a sterilization bill is being prepared for introduction in the next session of your state legislature. The basic reasons for such a law are deep-rooted in the problem of race progress or degeneracy; therefore should be of interest to every earnest citizen. Knowing the wide-spread misunderstanding as to the purpose and results of eugenic sterilization, we should be glad to aid in disseminating the facts proved by California’s twenty-five years experience. Can you tell us something of the trend of public sentiment on this measure, the opposition to the bill, if any, and the parties actively interested in it? Cordially yours, [signed] E. S. Gosney, President B [handwritten in] Note to Davenport [end]

Paul Popenoe was on the 1938 Committee for Planned Parenthood – Published in Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review- April 1938 , He was also on Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Federation Advisory Board in 1939, the American Birth Control later changed its name to Planned Parenthood.

The German Sterilization Law,”” by Paul Popenoe, The Journal of Heredity, American Genetic Association, page 257″

The German Sterilization Law By Paul Popenoe Human Betterment Foundation,

Pasadena Germany’s eugenic sterilization law, which went into effect on January 1, 1934, is no hasty improvisation of the Nazi regime. It has been taking shape gradually during many years, in the discussions of eugenicists. From one point of view, it is merely an accident that it happened to be the Hitler administration which was ready to put into effect the recommendations of specialists. But Hitler himself – though a bachelor – has long been a convinced advocate of race betterment through eugenic measures. Probably his earlier thinking was colored by Nietzsche, but he studied the subject more thoroughly during his years in prison, following the abortive revolutionary movement of 1923.

Here, it is said, he came into possession of the two-volume text on heredity and eugenics, by E. Baur, E. Fischer, and F. Lenz, which is the best-known statement of eugenics in the German language, and evidently studied it to good purpose.

In his book, “Mein Kampf”, most of which was written during these prison years, and which outlines most of the policies since adopted by the Nazis as a political party, he bases his hopes of national regeneration solidly on the application of biological principles to human society. “He who is not sound and worthy in body and mind, should not perpetuate his handicaps in the bodies of his children,” Hitler declares in this book. “The state must take care that only he who is sound shall be a parent. “To prevent defective persons from producing equally defective offspring, is an act dictated by the clearest light of reason. Its carrying out is the most human act of mankind. It would prevent the unmerited suffering of millions of persons, and above all would, in the end, result in a steady increase in human welfare.”

That he has no illusions about producing immediate and miraculous results, but is taking the long time view, is evidenced by his remark that “If for only 600 years the reproduction of the physically defective and mentally diseased were prevented, not only would mankind be freed from an unmeasurable misery, but it would reach a vigor which today is hardly dreamed of. “In an age when races are poisoning themselves,” he concludes, “any state which devotes itself to the care of its best racial elements must some day dominate the earth.” He recognizes, however, that negative measures are not enough to safeguard the racial values of a people.

There must be an encouragement of sound parenthood, and he declares that “the fertility of sound women must not be limited by the disgusting materialism which transforms the blessing of children into a curse for their parents.” While he points clearly to the need for financial reforms, such as the family wage, he seems to lay the greatest stress on educational changes and reforms in public opinion, that will promote earlier marriage and larger families among the fit. Since the Nazis came into full power, changes have been so frequent that it has been difficult to keep track of them. The sterilization law was one of the first eugenic measures to be adopted. Its text, in full, is as follows:
Section I (1) Anyone with hereditary disease may be rendered sterile by surgical means, when, according to medical experience, it is highly probably that the offspring of such person will suffer from sever inherited mental of bodily disorders.
(2) The law applies to all who suffer

For more on the eugenics connections to the Nazis and Planned Parenthood watch Maafa21

California’s dark legacy of forced sterilizations, posted with vodpod

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