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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).
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.
- Purity, Pornography and Eugenics in the 1930s (Part I) by Ronald Ladouceur