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Planned Parenthood attempts to separate from its racist founder Margaret Sanger


April 19, 2021: Left with no choice but to own its racist and eugenicist roots, Planned Parenthood is attempting to erase its origins in order to live up to its self-assigned claim of being a “progressive organization”. To do so, however, they have also been forced to deal with the ultimate racist and eugenicist, their founder Margaret Sanger.


On April 17, Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill officially started the process of covering up the filthy beginnings of this company by ‘choreographing’ an op-ed through the equally disgraceful New York Times. According to Planned Parenthood’s McGill,


Up until now, Planned Parenthood has failed to own the impact of our founder’s actions. We have defended Sanger as a protector of bodily autonomy and self-determination, while excusing her association with white supremacist groups and eugenics as an unfortunate ‘product of her time.’ Until recently, we have hidden behind the assertion that her beliefs were the norm for people of her class and era, always being sure to name her work alongside that of W.E.B. Dubois and other Black freedom fighters. But the facts are complicated.” (NYT – Alexis McGill; April 17)


Of course, past claims by Margaret Sanger and the scoundrels who pioneered the racist operative known as Planned Parenthood, have forced them to do far more than hiding behind the lame excuse that their founders and original executive lineage were a ‘product of their time’. If they expect to prance around wearing the sanctimonious label “progressive” and “BLM” plastered all over their branding and PR spins Planned Parenthood must own their past.


Sanger was most notorious for her full and vocal endorsement of the 1927 Supreme Court ruling (Buck v. Bell) allowing all States to sterilize people deemed ‘unfit’ without their consent and even without their knowledge. This eugenicist-based ruling led to the sterilization of tens of thousands of people in the 20th century, most of whom were society’s most vulnerable people and a disproportionately large share of people of color. But Sanger’s twisted supportive views on eugenics was not to be outdone by her disgusting history of racism. For example, Sanger’s racism carried through in a variety of openly racist actions including her regular speaking circuit which included keynote speeches at the ‘Women’s Auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan’. (Trending Politics - Kyle Becker; April 18)


Fallowing Sanger’s attempts to distance herself from her years of blatant racism, the McGill-NYT op-ed further commented on her ‘evolution’ from her earlier years,


The first human trials of the birth control pill — a project that was Sanger’s passion later in her life — were conducted with her backing in Puerto Rico, where as many as 1,500 women were not told that the drug was experimental or that they might experience dangerous side effects. We will no longer make excuses or apologize for Margaret Sanger’s actions.” (NYT – Alexis McGill; April 17)


Given the racist undercurrents that have been hidden behind the curtain of eugenics over the past century, Planned Parenthood cannot ‘scrub’ their origins and simply move on.

Unfortunately, the act of ‘cancelling’ their founder and their management lineage (who are no longer alive) does not go far enough. The NYT falls well short of accountability by conspicuously avoiding the reality of Planned Parenthood’s ‘business model’ today: a model that disproportionately and devastatingly impacted members of the black community over the decades and continues to do so to this day. (Trending Politics - Kyle Becker; April 18)


To fully appreciate the character of the founder of Planned Parenthood, consider her chilling words in a most disturbing letter to one of her colleagues Dr Gamble. In her letter, Sanger openly writes about her ambition to utilize the Planned Parenthood pulpit to pull the wool over black people’s eyes. Sanger wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” When questioned about her letter to Dr Gamble later, Sanger became infamous for her ‘compassionate’ public statement, “The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.” These are the words of a sick racist hiding behind the cloak of eugenics – and this is the ‘genetic make-up’ of the disgraceful, sickening, and evil organization known as Planned Parenthood.


Pressure hit a breaking point when (in July 2020) over 300 former and current Planned Parenthood members wrote an open letter decrying Sanger’s racist past, also noting a highly “toxic” environment under the New York’s CEO Laura McQuade. The open letter stated,

Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist, white woman. That is a part of history that cannot be changed. While efforts have been made to undo some of the harm from its [Planned Parenthood’s] institutional racism, many of these issues have worsened under McQuade’s tenure. After years of complaints from staff about issues of systemic racism, pay inequity, and lack of upward mobility for Black staff, highly-paid consultants were brought in three separate times to assess the situation.” (Trending Politics - Kyle Becker; April 18)


The damage that Planned Parenthood has imposed on the black community is incalculable. According to the CDC, a projection of 33.6% of all babies aborted are black babies, although blacks are only 13% of the US population. (CDC website; April 2021) The CDC also estimates that Planned Parenthood aborts an average of 247 black babies a day. Despite these tragic numbers and blatant systemic racism, Planned Parenthood feigns its allegiance (and current branding spin) to the statement ‘Black Lives Matter’. Clearly, the racist roots of this organization are alive and well today as the devastation they are inflicting on the black community is essential to their business model, profit margins, and eugenic vision.


Planned Parenthood was spawn out of an evil concept by a sick group of founders. Its past and present make this ‘business’ unrecoverable and a disgrace to anyone who cares about all people, all infants, and all races. The Planned Parenthood organization should be dissolved immediately, and their current executive team should be hauled into a high court to explain their sickening and targeted crimes against the most vulnerable people in our society. Keep in mind that global power brokers like Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, George Soros, Hillary/Bill Clinton, George Bush, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Jack Dorsey are all eugenicists, transhumanists, and full supporters of Planned Parenthood, arguably one of the most racist organizations on the planet. By: Extremely American Colin Wright