Margaret Sanger is an interesting character. In life she called for the sterilization of the poor, the weak, and the "unfit" with a focus on minorities. Yet today she is a hero for leftists, which makes just about as much sense as Jews idolizing Nazis because they knew how to keep order. Still, that didn't stop Hillary Clinton from praising her:
"The 20th century reproductive rights movement, really embodied in the life and leadership of Margaret Sanger, was one of the most transformational in the entire history of the human race," Clinton had said. She also said that Sanger's work "is not done."
Hey guys it's ok to love a woman who wanted to abuse and violate the people we claim to fight for because she gave us planned parenthood and birth control!
Maybe Hillary Clinton was referring to this when she says Sanger's work isn't done:
"The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind."
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
Or maybe this...
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
When you take a look at the things Sanger has said or done there's virtually nothing redeemable about her. It's understandable why neo-feminists would find her to be a hero: She created Planned Parenthood, she believes that the key to "female freedom" lies in sexual freedom, and she views children as some sort of curse. I'm not a fan of any of those beliefs to begin with, but when you include eugenics and racist tendencies it crosses the line and becomes outright evil.
For those of you who don't know what eugenics is: It's the belief that the Human race can be purified by deliberately removing the weak or impure elements. Nazi Germany, for example, was a strong believer in eugenics and justified it's slaughter of homosexuals, Jews, gypsies, Slavs, and others under the pretense of creating a master race.
Sanger was a believer of less extreme version of eugenics and described her views in her 1920 book Woman and the New Race as "nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or those who will become defectives.". By sterlizing or otherwise preventing these "defectives" from breeding you could solve the problems of poverty, disease, racial tension, and overpopulation. In other words: By doing away with those you deem weak you could create the perfect society.
"Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupidly cruel sentimentalism." - Sanger advocating the use of forced sterilization
Eugenics is a fundamentally anti-American belief. It essentially creates two classes, with one class being totally and utterly inferior to the other. Rather than all people being equal because they are all subject to the law, one group of people is ruled by a completely different set of rules. They are told they are inferior, virtually sub-human, and thus must be controlled for the good of the race. In its tamest form eugenics encourages these people to not procreate or sterilize themselves voluntarily. In it more extreme forms it ranges from Sanger's belief that people can be forcefully sterilized, to the Nazi's campaign of extermination.
Sanger's work would lead to the creation of Planned Parenthood, an organization that we all know of today. This organization was her ideological child, and other founders were just as radical if not more so. Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, for example, warned of the black and yellow "peril" and was an advocate of eugenics.
The Planned Parenthood of today isn't free of Sanger's influence. One of Sanger's first clinics was set up in Harlem, an overwhelmingly black area. They distributed contraceptives and justified their work by pointing out that blacks had a higher rate of unemployment, a higher infant mortality rate, and a higher death rate to tuberculosis. She would eventually work with black leader W.E.B DuBois (rival to Booker T. Washington if you remember) and develop the "Negro Project" who's goal was specifically target blacks when distributing contraceptives. Blacks became a prime target for her belief that the socially and economically lower classes were inferior, and had to be prevented from breeding in order to ensure a strong human race. Through her clinics should could actually put her work into practice.
What started out as one clinic is now hundreds. Today 78% of all Planned Parenthood clinics are set up in minority neighborhoods. Blacks make up 12% of the population and 35% of all abortions. They are the only minority on the decline.
I doubt it's a coincide that woman who said "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated." would found an organization that, today, kills a disproportionate amount of black babies.
Margaret Sanger is yet ANOTHER example of what is either liberal hypocrisy, or their ignorance. To support someone so abhorrent is shocking, but when you claim to protect the very people your idols sought to destroy it becomes dangerous. I'm not suggesting that Hillary Clinton wants to kill all black or poor people, but I most certainly believe that her, and the neo-feminists like her are friendly to Sanger's radical beliefs. Eugenics must never, ever, be treated as a serious science again and by glorifying someone like her you leave the door open to her ideas becoming viable once more.
"[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children..."
The groundwork is already there, you just have to know what to look for.