Planned Parenthood and Baby Parts: How Did We Get Here? The Racial Eugenic Past of Planned Parenthood, Part 2

In the first installment of my two-part blog series, I discussed Margaret Sanger’s radical past, specifically how she embraced eugenics to cleanse the world of “inferior” races. In this continuing piece, I connect Sanger’s turn-of-the-century tactics to rid the world of “human weeds” with Planned Parenthood’s rabid allegiance to abortion on demand. The gruesome Planned Parenthood videos have not only exposed the abortion giant for harvesting preborn baby parts, but they’ve also shined a light on the organization’s dark history. Founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger and two other women, Planned Parenthood continues to carry out Sanger’s depraved philosophy by targeting impoverished minority communities to this day. Sanger coined the term “birth control” and went on to start an organization known as the American Birth Control League in 1923. This organization was eventually renamed Planned Parenthood. Indeed, Planned Parenthood was started by a social radical who was a tireless champion of eugenics. She wanted to rid society of “human weeds,” and in 1925 she wrote, “We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.” In my book, Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women, I provide extensive background on Sanger’s belief that the human race needs “improving” through strategic breeding. Here’s a brief excerpt from my book: “The most urgent problem,” according to Sanger, “is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.” And coercion, she made clear, was a tool to be considered: “Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from...