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Letter: Planned Parenthood founder was an advocate of eugenics

Planned Parenthood founder was an advocate of eugenics

In the letter, “Many Christians in favor of safe and legal abortion,” the writer defends Planned Parenthood and praises its “initial purpose and long-term goal.” It is obvious that the writer, in speaking on behalf of “most Christians” and in the same breath praising Planned Parenthood, has simply projected his subjective and prejudiced views rather than facts.

Regarding Planned Parenthood, I must point out some often neglected facts. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, referred to immigrants and poor people as “… human weeds, reckless breeders” and “human beings who never should have been born.” Sanger was a eugenicist and held strongly to Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” and devoted herself to introducing that into the human species. This also intrigued and influenced another like-minded eugenicist, Adolf Hitler. We know his method of eugenics!

Reading Sanger’s “A Plan for Peace,” published in April 1932, would be most insightful as to her true “purpose and goals” as founder of Planned Parenthood. Let the facts speak for themselves.

David J. Dissette

Chairman, WhyLifeMinistries