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‘Father of abortion rights’ called self a ‘disciple’ of Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger

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Planned Parenthood founder

Larry Lader, rightly dubbed the “father of the abortion rights movement,” influenced the women’s movement of the 1960s to push abortion. Lader was a writer by trade and became the biographer for Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, even referring to himself as her “disciple.” The two eventually parted ways over abortion. Watch to learn more:

In his biography, Lader said Sanger’s obsession with eugenics (an ideology the two shared) originated with her introduction to Henry Havelock Ellis in 1914, a psychologist and author of several books on sex, with whom Sanger was rumored to have had an affair. At the time Lader’s biography was published, it received some favorable reviews with Sanger herself arranging book signings. It was also reportedly distributed through Planned Parenthood offices.

 

Image: Lawrence (Larry) Lader

Lawrence (Larry) Lader

But, in co-authoring his second book on Sanger, Lader can be credited for remaking her from a eugenic fanatic into, as Planned Parenthood describes her, a heroine. Thanks to Lader, Sanger “the eugenicist” became known instead as Sanger “the birth control pioneer.”

Lader’s books barely mention the word eugenics and certainly fail to connect the evil philosophy to Sanger. But the Planned Parenthood founder admitted to meeting with members of the Ku Klux Klan, openly advocated eugenics, and supported the use of sterilization to rid the planet of the “unfit.”

Forced sterilization as a permanent solution was, in Sanger’s mind, a preferred solution to procreation of the so-called “unfit” over abortion.

Image: Margaret Sanger Story by Lawrence Lader

Margaret Sanger Story by Lawrence Lader

In his push for legalizing the abortion pill RU486, Lader recounted that Sanger had “skimpy” knowledge about abortion and claimed the topic caused a split between the two. “Ironically, I would eventually split with Margaret over abortion – only in a theoretical sense since, by 1963, she was too ill to carry on our old discussions,” Lader wrote in “Abortion II.”

“Margaret had always opposed abortion…. Naturally, she was right in the context of her time,” he continued.

According to the LA Times, Lader had observed Sanger’s strong opposition to abortion, “seeing the horrors of the women on the Lower East Side, with $5 in their hands, submitting themselves to butchers.” To Sanger, “birth control was a solution to abortion,” Lader realized.

Lader’s abortion activism birthed with Sanger 

Nonetheless, Lader’s time with the Planned Parenthood founder seems to have been the catalyst for Lader’s own abortion obsession. “I hesitated to deal with the subject after writing my biography of Margaret Sanger,” Lader wrote in “Abortion II.” “In 1955, I evaded it again…. By 1962, I made the first step, soliciting dozens of editors to write a magazine article on abortion, but being rejected by all. A year later, still concerned that I could be damaged as a writer by this connection, I started work on a book that was published under the blunt title, ‘Abortion,’ in early 1966.”

Image: Abortion written by Lawrence (Larry) Lader 1966

Abortion written by Lawrence (Larry) Lader 1966

On April 14, 1966, during a discussion about abortion recorded by WNYC in New York, Lader was asked about his feelings on abortion. He said:

I did a biography of Margaret Sanger of the birth control movement ten or twelve years ago and from that point on I’ve been extremely interested in anything that denies to women — and to men also, but basically to women — what I consider their basic right to decide whether they should or should not become a mother.

I think this is summed up very well by a great phrase of Margaret Sanger’s which she stated, ‘No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.’

Image: Margaret Sanger quote

Margaret Sanger quote

And then I add in my book, I state my own statement, the laws that force a woman to bear a child against her will are the sickly heritage of a feminine degradation and male supremacy. In brief, I believe that the right of a woman to bear or not to bear a child is one of the basic human rights and that this cannot be taken away from her….

Lader reiterated the Planned Parenthood founder’s influence in his book, “RU486.” He wrote (emphasis added), “My first book on Margaret Sanger indicated I had a feminist bent. Three crowded years of talking and working with Sanger had completely convinced me that a woman’s freedom in education, jobs, marriage, her whole life, could only be achieved when she gained control of her childbearing. I came gradually to understand that birth control required abortion as a backup measure when contraception failed or wasn’t used at all.”

Prior to the Roe decision, Lader took part in an illegal underground abortion referral service called the “Clergyman’s Consultation Service on Abortion,” founded by the Reverend Howard Moody. Lader made more than 2,000 referrals for women seeking illegal abortions while participating in this “service.”

Then, in 1967, Lader, along with former abortionist Bernard Nathanson (who later became pro-life) hijacked Betty Friedan’s 1960’s women’s movement and influenced the so-called feminist icon to add a pro-abortion plank to the National Organization for Women (NOW), which she founded. Soon after, in 1969, Lader helped Nathanson to found NARAL, originally called the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, and remained active until 1976, when Lader left NARAL for reasons “no one chooses to discuss,” as the LA Times noted.

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

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Part of series on Larry Lader.

  • ( Part one) ‘Father of abortion rights’ called minority children in America ‘unwanted’
  • Larry Lader and Margaret Sanger (here) (here)
  • Larry Lader on Planned Parenthood (here). (here) (here)
  • Larry Lader, Bernard Nathanson and NOW, Betty Friedan and NARAL – Here and here.
  • Men like Larry Lader who pushed abortion and helped Roe (here)
  • Lies about illegal abortion (here)

Pro-Abortion Hypocrisy

Posted in Abortion, Black Genocide, Religion, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by saynsumthn

Liberal Open-Minded and “Tolerant” Pro-aborts attack pro-lifers who protest abortion by picketing or even blocking entrance to abortion clinics, calling their right to protest and speak “incitement”. In their typical biased way, they fail to remember that many of those who did abortions before Roe, were doctors who did them illegally and lay people who illegally referred and had “underground railroads” of sort to challenge state laws.

The icon of the pro-choice movement, Margaret Sanger herself was arrested in her effort to challenge state laws on dispensing contraception. She is the founder of the nation’s top abortion provider: Planned Parenthood and to this day they esteem her as a hero.

It is interesting that when those same measures (like were used with the Civil Rights Movement, Woman’s movement, pro-abortion movement, and even the homosexual rights movement) are used by pro-life people, that so-called liberal, open-minded, “get your laws off my body” pro-choicers scream to have the heavy hand of Gov’t used against them.

This does not surprise me given the fact that Margaret Sanger and her pro-abortion/eugenic lot were some of the loudest promoters of “control” of recent day. Sanger and her Eugenic Board and Eugenic and racist Friends wanted to have final say over who could or could not bear children. She and her Planned Parenthood friends were among some of the most closed minded- control freaks I have ever heard. Members of the Sanger band of followers formed Eugenic boards and dictated who would be forcefully sterilized, who could marry whom, and toyed with the idea of placing birth control agents in rural water supplies to limit the reproduction of those they deemed “unfit” and “Feeble minded.”

Sanger herself called for paupers and the poor to be “segregated on farms and open spaces” and put forth an idea that would allow the general public to only be able to have one child unless they appealed to a board of her racist and eugenic friends. Sanger spoke to at least one Klan Rally and many of her friends corresponded and even supported the Nazis.

If rhetoric, words, and associations are the parameters of a person or group, someone should look closely at the pro-abortion gang. Margaret Sanger’s organization, Planned Parenthood, has a definite connection with racists who wanted to control Jews, Asians, and Blacks (to name a few). Planned Parenthood’s founder and many of it’s board members were members of the American Eugenic Society.

So, while you examine the so-called loose connections that Operation Rescue has to extremists, ask yourself why the media fails to list the names of the Eugenic Connections, associations, and writings of Margaret Sanger the founder of Planned Parenthood to the Klan and eugenics and why, with those racist and eugenic ties, our government gives Planned Parenthood over $ 1 million dollars of tax payer money a day!