Planned Parenthood founder wanted to merge with Eugenics Society

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This letter written by Margaret Sanger was published in her Birth Control Review and details her meeting with American Eugenics Society representative, Leon Whitney, to merge her publication with that of the Eugenics Society. Whitney, the former Executive Secretary of the American Eugenics Society was a colleague of Sanger’s and she published his writings in the Birth Control Review. Adolf Hitler was so influenced by Whitney that he sent him letter complimenting him for a book he had written on sterilization. SangerMergeABCLwithEugenics

Case for Sterilization

In his book, The Case for Sterilization, Whitney said, “No one can deny that our present trend is toward a planned society planned biologically as well as economically; and no planned social order is attainable without careful consideration of the kind of people we want to ‘have forming the race of the future. Inevitably the question arises, How are we to achieve the desired effect? And the answer is: Cut off the useless classes by preventing their reproduction…”

One example of the American Birth Control League passing resolutions to join forces with the American Eugenics Society.

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Acclaims Hitler

In 1934, Adolf Hitler sent a letter to American eugenicist, Leon Whitney, complimenting him for a book he had written on sterilization. Whitney was the former Executive Secretary of the American Eugenics Society and a colleague of Margaret Sanger’s. Sanger also published his writings in the Birth Control Review.

In the book that Hitler was praising, Whitney had written that America could eliminate what he called the “slum elements” of society by sterilizing the lowest 25 percent of its population. He claimed this was necessary because such people are too stupid to comprehend or carry out even simple methods of contraception. Besides, he said, the country would “hardly miss” them. ( Watch Maafa21)

Here is Margaret Sanger in 1925 attempting to merge the two groups:

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Planned Parenthood’s founder was an active member of the American Eugenics Society:

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6 Responses to “Planned Parenthood founder wanted to merge with Eugenics Society”

  1. […] Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics says, “These ties between eugenics and Planned Parenthood’s founder were so well established that Sanger, who was a long standing member of the American […]

  2. […] 1935, Sanger’s American Birth Control League published a resolution to unite with the American Eugenics […]

  3. […] eugenics connections, rants about immigrants, push for forced sterilization and her failed goal of merging with the Eugenics […]

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