Everyone – including liberals – acknowledge Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s close ties to eugenics. What is not as widely accepted is that Sanger was intent on diminishing the minority population through contraception, sterilization, and even abortion.
In an interview with Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center – a pro-life center – Christian NFL star Benjamin Watson of the Baltimore Ravens weighed in on the abortion debate. Here’s some of what he had to say:
“We are buying it hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing. It’s just amazing to me and abortion saddens me, period. But it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do,” Watson asserted. “In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy.
“It’s like when black girls are pregnant, it’s like a statistic, but when white girls get pregnant, they get a TV show,” he added.
“We sit here and talk about advancing the black agenda, whatever that means, we talk about our interests, and what’s important to us — like having political power and advancement and all those things — and then we are turning around and we are killing our children,” Watson said. “And we are buying the lie that it’s our personal decision to make.”
The founder of Planned Parenthood said, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” She was one of eleven children and associated all sorts of social ills with having large families. She thought that if people would just keep their families limited to two children, we wouldn’t have to deal with domestic violence, poverty or unemployment.
Sanger’s solution – which was shared by other eugenicists – was to curb the population rate of those who were “unfit” and “feebleminded” through the distribution of birth control and access to sterilization and eventually abortion. She talked about ways to solve the “Negro problem” in the U.S., since she viewed them as “human weeds” and “reckless breeders.” She even thought that there were some people who were so “unfit” that they should not be allowed to have any kids at all and should submit to forced sterilization.
In her opinion, those who chose sterilization should be rewarded. It sounds pretty harsh, but she was only being consistent with Darwinism and its “survival of the fittest” mentality, since she viewed blacks as inferior to whites and therefore “unfit.” For the past several decades, the left have cleverly turned this into a woman’s rights, “my body, my choice” issue and have conveniently forgotten about the original racist agenda.
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