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Justice Clarence Thomas: Abortion is tool of modern-day eugenics

Posted in Black Genocide, Eugenics, Margaret Sanger, Margaret Sanger and AES, Margaret Sanger Legacy Society, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2019 by saynsumthn

 

Part One of Two.

In deciding the recent case Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc., United States Supreme Court Justice sent a warning to the Court, suggesting that states have a “compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics,” even going as far as to implicate Planned Parenthood’s founder and leaders. In the decision, the Court allowed one provision of an Indiana law requiring the humane burial of aborted children to stand, while denying another provision to bar abortions on the basis of sex, race or disability.

Justice Thomas penned a multi-page response to address the Court’s decision, which began (emphasis added):

I write separately to address the other aspect of Indiana law at issue here—the “Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban.”… Each of the immutable characteristics protected by this law can be known relatively early in a pregnancy, and the [Indiana] law prevents them from becoming the sole criterion for deciding whether the child will live or die. Put differently, this law and other laws like it promote a State’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.

He then pulled no punches, making it plain that Planned Parenthood — the defendant in the case — was founded in eugenics:

The use of abortion to achieve eugenic goals is not merely hypothetical. The foundations for legalizing abortion in America were laid during the early 20th-century birth control movement. That movement developed alongside the American eugenics movement. And significantly, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger recognized the eugenic potential of her cause.

Sanger was a known member of the American Eugenics Society. In addition to speaking at a Ku Klux Klan meeting by invitation, about which she wrote in her autobiography, the Planned Parenthood founder also advocated forced sterilization to rid the planet of those she deemed “unfit.” Despite this involvement, as Live Action News previously documented, Sanger’s namesake is listed on two current Planned Parenthood awards as well as Planned Parenthood facilities and Legacy Societies, with no condemnations from the abortion-friendly media.

Justice Thomas went into great detail, recording for posterity and for the public the truth about Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger. While we will not list all of the comments in detail here, some are more notable:

  • Sanger viewed birth control as a way to reduce the “ever increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
  • Sanger argued that “Birth Control . . . is really the greatest and most truly eugenic method” of “human generation.”
  • In her view, birth control had been “accepted… as the most constructive and necessary of the means to racial health.”
  • Sanger accepted that eugenics was the best way toward a “solution of racial, political and social problems.”
  • Sanger believed that the imbalance between birth rates of the “fit” and “unfit” was “the greatest present menace to civilization.”
  • Sanger believed in “stopping not only the reproduction of the unfit but upon stopping all reproduction when there is not economic means of providing proper care for those who are born in health.”
  • In Sanger’s view, frequent reproduction among “the majority of wage workers” would lead to “the contributing of morons, feeble-minded, insane and various criminal types to the already tremendous social burden constituted by these unfit.”
  • [I]n 1939, Sanger initiated the “Negro Project,” an effort to promote birth control in poor, Southern Black communities.
  • In a report titled “Birth Control and the Negro,” Sanger and her coauthors identified Blacks as “the great problem of the South.”
  • She recruited Black clergy to reassure the Black community on the benefits of controlling their birth rates and to keep them from the idea that Sanger “want[ed] to exterminate the Negro population.”

Justice Thomas correctly points out that Sanger herself did not advocate abortion but regarded “the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year [as] a disgrace to civilization.” He made it clear that “[…]Sanger’s arguments about the eugenic value of birth control in securing ‘the elimination of the unfit’ apply with even greater force to abortion, making it significantly more effective as a tool of eugenics.”

“Whereas Sanger believed that birth control could prevent “unfit” people from reproducing, abortion can prevent them from being born in the first place,” he said, noting that abortion is a mere extension of Sanger’s eugenic mindset.

For further reading, Live Action News has detailed Planned Parenthood’s eugenic history in articles below:

“This case highlights the fact that abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation,” Thomas wrote.

In part two – we will review the Justice’s view of PP’s former doctor and president, Alan F Guttmacher.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a longer – edited- version of one also published by Live Action News. 

Is Planned Parenthood scrubbing its eugenicist founder’s name from its awards?

Posted in Maggie Award, Margaret Sanger Award, Margaret Sanger Legacy Society, Margaret Sanger PP Facilities, Media Excellence Award, Pelosi, Planned Parenthood Maggie Award, Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award, Planned Parenthood Media Excellence, Planned Parenthood media mouthpieces, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2019 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a notorious eugenicist whose namesake has been used on Planned Parenthood’s top awards to journalists and others who help the organization push its pro-abortion ideals in society. In addition to meeting with members of the Ku Klux Klan, about which Sanger wrote in her autobiography, the Planned Parenthood founder also advocated forced sterilization to rid the planet of those she deemed “unfit.”

Despite knowing Sanger’s associations with the Klan and eugenics, Planned Parenthood not only named their top awards in Sanger’s honor – they “honored” complicit media, journalists and politicians with no outrage from civil rights organizations or the rest of the media. The presentations fell under two award categories: the “Maggie Award” and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America “Margaret Sanger Award.”

It seems, however, that these awards may have been retired — at least temporarily. The reason is unknown.

2014 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award

Recently awarded were notable media outlets and journalists from MSNBC, Yahoo-Health, Buzzfeed, The New Yorker, CBS, Washington Post, Austin Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Plain Dealer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, US News & World Report, Waco Tribune-Herald, Chicago Tribune, CNN, NBC, New York Daily News, PBS Frontline, The Kansas City Star, People magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, ABC News, Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Metro Times, Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Houston Chronicle, Concord Monitor, The Philadelphia Daily News, The San Diego Union, San Francisco Examiner, Newsweek Magazine, Lifetime Television, ABC Radio, Arkansas Gazette, Los Angeles Times, NBC Radio, The Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Bergen Record, Charlotte News and Observer, and Gannett News Service.

Maggie Award:

According to a Planned Parenthood 2015 press release, the “Maggie Award” was “inaugurated in 1978 and named after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.” A cached PP website reveals that the award recognized “exceptional contributions by journalists in print, online, and broadcast media that enhance the public’s understanding of reproductive rights and health care issues, including contraception, sex education, teen pregnancy, abortion, and international family planning.”

Today, if you search for the “Maggie Award” which was last issued in 2015, you won’t find it on Planned Parenthood’s website.

Planned Parenthood search Maggie Award (PPFA website 05132019)

The reason?

Planned Parenthood quietly seems to have erased Sanger’s name from that portion of the website. Planned Parenthood simply exchanged the word “Maggie” with “Media,” as demonstrated below.  They did this without fanfare or explanation, offering no denunciation, despite knowing Sanger’s associations with the Klan and eugenics. In fact, Sanger’s name was listed as recently as 2016 — which means that the awards these journalists received were issued in the name of Margaret Sanger, not “Media” — and to date, it seems no one has returned the award or publicly rejected the “honor” named after the eugenicist founder.

Margaret Sanger by PPFA (Image: Twitter)

This cached version at Way Back Machine is proof to how the website originally read. You can see that the current “Media Excellence” page mirrors the old version referencing the “Maggie Award,” and Sanger is no longer located on the PPFA website.

PPFA Maggie Award now called Media Award

Margaret Sanger Award

For years, pro-life groups have criticized the fact that Planned Parenthood’s highest award was named after Sanger. The corporation’s “Margaret Sanger Award” is still showing on Planned Parenthood’s website, and reveals it was issued to abortionist Willie Parker, a beloved abortionist recently accused of sexual misconduct in 2015.

Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi received the infamous Sanger award the previous year.

Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award last issued 2015 (Image PPFA website May 13, 2019)

Image: Nancy Pelosi receives Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award Twitter

Nancy Pelosi receives Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger Award Twitter

What is interesting is that the Maggie Award page (now scrubbed) and the Margaret Sanger Award page both reveal that neither award has been given since 2015. One can only speculate why that is. Perhaps Planned Parenthood is no longer offering the “honors” named after their founder — or is it possible that, because of the exposure by pro-life organizations, few are willing to receive it? The latter seems unlikely, but whatever the reason, Planned Parenthood continues to view Sanger as a heroine, even naming Planned Parenthood facilities after her, as well as several Margaret Sanger Legacy Societies which fundraise for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

PPFA Margaret Sanger Center of NY website accessed 05132019

Margaret Sanger’s name on Planned Parenthood building

The NY Margaret Sanger Society claims the money they raise will “ensure our future for generations to come.”

The Margaret Sanger Society in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, will “create opportunities to recognize Sanger Society members throughout the year, including an annual event each spring. These events provide members with the opportunity to meet our staff, receive updates on our programs, and visit with other like-minded supporters.”

PPFA Margaret Sanger Legacy Society ND accessed 05132019

Planned Parenthood’s legacy is eugenics; their own ties to the disturbing philosophy run very deep, as Live Action News has previously documented.  And the media and PP’s political supporters, which have been regularly “honored” in the name of Sanger, continue to funnel half a billion in taxpayer dollars into the abortion corporation’s coffers year after year.

Planned Parenthood’s founder will never be the kind of person society should “celebrate” — instead she and her eugenics ideology should be denounced.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.