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Margaret Sanger

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Margaret Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) founded Planned Parenthood. Since this organization became pro-choice after her death, the Religious Right works itself into a lather itself by quote mining her speeches into portraits of a racist eugenicist madwoman (despite the fact that in reality she worked with W.E.B. Du Bois in Harlem and Martin Luther King accepted an award bearing her name). A few examples of quotes that have been misattributed to Sanger can be found on Wikiquotes.[1]

Negative eugenics?[edit]

Sanger said some pretty kooky shit in regards to the woo that was a popular 1930s fake medical trend, eugenics. She believed that people with hereditary disabilities should be encouraged to use birth control. This was not the same as Hitler's state-enforced eugenics program and she decried the Nazi euthanasia programs.

She and other abortion proponents wrote for the Eugenics Publishing Company.[2]


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