Planned Parenthood the nation’s largest abortion provider time and again claims they are not connected to Eugenics. Planned Parenthood received their official name in 1942, but it came as a name change from American Birth Control League, founded by Margaret Sanger. Sanger was a member of the American Eugenics Society and pushed Population Control. In any respect, both the American Birth Control League and Planned Parenthood were knee deep in Eugenics.
Even the Planned Parenthood “Every Child a Wanted Child” slogan may originate from Eugenics Society founder, Frederic Osborn, who once stated that, “Eugenic goals are most likely attained under a name other than eugenics.” Read more on that here.
In fact, Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL) as well as her Birth Control Federation used to embrace the Eugenics label. Below is an article clearly showing that the media knew their agenda at this time:
It was also clear that as the ABCL morphed into Planned Parenthood they also embraced Eugenics.
Here is a Director of the American Eugenics Society, Robert Carter Cook, being invited by Planned Parenthood to speak at their lunch:
Here is Henry P. Fairchild a past president of the American Eugenics Society, a VP of Planned Parenthood;
Vice President of the American Eugenics Society Dr. Alan Guttmacher is also president of Planned Parenthood
Above: Planned Parenthood ad inside the Eugenics Review Volume 52(4); January 1961
ABOVE: International Planned Parenthood add in Eugenics Review Volume 60(3); September 1968
ABOVE The Jan 1942 Eugenics Review sends congrats to Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League which later became known as Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was an active member of the American Eugenics Society:
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.
One example of the American Birth Control League passing resolutions to join forces with the American Eugenics Society.
Here is Margaret Sanger in 1925 attempting to merge the two groups:
According to an article published in the Hartford Courant in 1935 covering a meeting of Planned Parenthood’s founder ( Margaret Sanger’s) American Birth Control League….Statistics concerning families on relief compiled by the Connecticut Birth Control League…The same resolution was adopted at the annual meeting of the League, which was held recently in Chicago and at the annual lunch held in New York…the Resolution reads:
“Whereas the cost of public relief is now over 125 million dollars a month, and
“Whereas scientific research has shown that families on relief have about 50 per cent more children then similar families not on relief. and,
“Where as these children add to the burdens both of their already overburdened parents and of the taxpayers,
“Therefore be it resolved that the American Birth Control League unite with the American Eugenics Society in formulating and securing the adoption of the most effective plans for providing that as a matter of routine, all families on relief shall be informed where they may best obtain medical advice in a strictly legal manner as to the limitation of families by methods in accordance with their religious convictions. ”
(Source: Birth Rate in Families on Relief , The Hartford Courant, 2/15/1935 p.6)