Happy 75th Birthday, Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood just celebrated their 75th “birthday.” Ironic, because they take the birthdays away from hundreds of thousands of babies every year. Yes, they do some good things in my eyes like provide affordable contraceptives to the public. Unfortunately, even when I have been broke and uninsured, I have been unable to take advantage of these things because I can’t get past the truth behind Planned Parenthood. You see, I believe that all people from the moment their own DNA is coded (at conception) are valuable and have the right to live regardless of age, social status, abilities, or race. Since I feel it is extremely important to be a voice for those who have none and to protect the unprotected, I can’t bring myself to add to the numerical statistics or an organization who so strongly works against the sanctity of human life.

Quotes from Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood:


“We are failing to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying . . . a dead weight of human waste . . .an ever-increasing spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.” -Margaret Sanger
“Every feeble-minded girl or woman of this hereditary type should be segregated during the reproductive period. Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children … we prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is absolutely prohibited to the feeble minded.” -Margaret Sanger
“Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents…….to breed out of the race the scourges of transmissible disease, mental defect, poverty, lawlessness, crime … since these classes would be decreasing in number instead of breeding like weeds….such a plan would … reduce the birthrate among the diseased, the sickly, the poverty stricken and anti-social classes, elements unable to provide for themselves, and the burden of which we are all forced to carry” -Margaret Sanger
“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”  -Margaret Sanger
“The purpose in promoting birth control was to create a race of thoroughbreds,” -Margaret Sanger
“More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.”  -Margaret Sanger
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population”
-Margaret Sanger
“When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.” -Margaret Sanger
“The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.” -Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood, founded on the principles of eugenics, I hope you have a happy birthday with my tax dollars.

Definition of EUGENICS (per the Merrium-Webster Dictionary)

noun: a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed 

4 thoughts on “Happy 75th Birthday, Planned Parenthood

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  1. I wish I had a comment for you. This is one of those posts where there is a lot I could say, but I mostly just want to support you in what *you* say. I think a lot of comments don't happen just because the reader thinks they have nothing to add, or don't have time. I don't really have time, myself. But I want your first comment to be a positive one! Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, and abortion are a scourge on our society. I would urge you to reconsider whether or not contraception is the good you think it is, or if perhaps it leads so many to regard human life and reproduction as *optional*, thus encouraging abortion and the eugenic mindset of PP and M. Sanger.

    Thanks, though, for speaking out about the horror of abortion and PP. 🙂


  2. Where's the little standing-ovation emoticon when I need it?! Here-here, m'lady! Margaret Sanger is the equivalent of an old world Nazi, and her target is the defenseless unborn. So sad. Protecting the unborn has always been a deep passion of mine. I have never been a bumper sticker person, but when I found a classy, factual pro-life sticker, I snatched it up and put it on my brand new car last year: Abortion stops a beating heart. I've received the middle finger for it more times than I can count, but I've also had people pull up beside me in traffic, flag me to roll my window down, and thanked me for speaking out for the unborn. I was waiting for my car to be keyed for it while I lived in Ithaca. When my children aren't so young and dependent on me, I plan to become as much of an activist in my area as I can, but for now, I speak out whenever and however I can, and plan for the future when I can be more of a voice in the community and world at large.
    It became even more of a passion for me when we were told our unborn baby had Trisomy 18, and the perinatologists (as well as some family members) encouraged us to abort. They truly felt that my child was sick, and there fore did not deserve the chance to live. Even looking at my profoundly handicapped nephew, knowing the way he has suffered every hour of every day for three and a half years, I could never tell my child that his/her life was not worth living just because it may be harder or significantly shorter than others.


  3. I have to wonder how much of Margaret Sanger's anger came from coming from a large, poor Catholic family that did not believe in birth control. I suspct that a large part of her simply wanted to prevent others from growing up the way she did. I personally believe that the advent of the birth control pill led to great cultural changes for women, and that it is one of the greatest discoveries of our times.
    Planned Parenthood has its plusses and negatives, including, one might argue, pushing women towards abortion instead of helping them investigate other options that may be open. But I personally would not hold an organization's founder's dubious statements(that seem to me to come from a bitter and possibly mentally disturbed woman) against it, when the organization itself does so much good in providing low cost and free birth control as well as often being the only sexual abuse and rape crisis counseling and advocacy in an area(such as ours; the only rape crisis advocacy and counseling in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties is run through Planned Parenthood). Obne may wish that a place like a Crisis Pregnancy Center(which is filled with propaganda of its own) would fulfill this need and also offer contraceptive advice as well, but until they do, PP continues to fill an important void in many rural communities.


  4. Taken out of context, those quotes do seem harsh, extreme even. I'm not here to argue, but I do want to say I hear an awful lot of judgment in the preceding comments when perhaps some compassion might be more appropriate. I don't think anyone takes the decision to have an abortion lightly. While I do understand why someone would be anti-choice, women not supporting* each other only hinders alliance among mothers, which is what we really need. Just thought I'd offer another perspective. 🙂
    *I'm not suggesting support the cause, only the woman.


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