Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Major U.S. Newsweekly Offers Sanitized Version of Racist Margaret Sanger

Entirely omits racist motivation behind vehement commitment to birth control, abortion, sterilization

By Elizabeth O'Brien

WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The third largest U.S. newsweekly published a highly skewed historical account of Margaret Sanger, entirely omitting the racist motivation behind her vehement commitment to birth control, abortion and sterilization.

U.S.News & World Report, a rival of Time magazine and Newsweek, published an article on Sunday entitled, "The Passions Behind the Pill, helping women in poverty is what drove the development of the oral contraceptive." The story makes no hint of the fact that Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist who wanted the complete eradication of the black population. Rather it portrays the heroic struggle of a woman seeking to empower female victims of social circumstance.

The article begins by referring to the fact that Sanger was born into a penniless family of 11 children, and as a result, she felt a special calling "to help poor women have fewer children to be brought up." It speaks of the resistance she received during the early 1900's when she was accused of "obscenity" for mailing pamphlets on birth control. It also sardonically notes that she was "rewarded" for her efforts by 30 days in jail for spreading information about contraceptives.

The also article fails to mention the fact that this warrior for women's so-called rights was also connected with the Nazi fascist regime with which she shared her ideas on eugenics in the 1930's. In fact, she changed her organization's original name from the Birth Control League to Planned Parenthood in order to better maintain the illusion that her goals were much more family "friendly" than the publicly condemned Nazi policies.

Rooted in the philosophy of sexual liberation and Social Darwinism, Sanger viewed the physically and mentally handicapped, illiterates and poor people as hereditarily "tainted" people who must be removed from society. In addition, referring to the black communities in the Southern United States as a "dysgenic horror", she also believed that black people were subhuman and must be eradicated.

In the "Negro Project" of 1939, for example, Sanger encouraged black ministers to propagate the pill in their own communities-in essence, to unknowingly wipe out their own people. She is quoted as saying, "The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the Minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their rebellious members."

Through this movement of massive deceit and manipulation, clinics that provided the pill and offered family "planning" information spread rapidly throughout the American black communities.

The U.S.News story describes some of the social and political hurdles that Sanger overcame, including the Pope's condemnation of contraception in the 1960's. The article further states, "Because the pill's popularity coincided with the beginnings of the feminist movement, it became a symbol of the sexual revolution."

Quoting historian Elizabeth Watkins, the articles continues, the "pill alone didn't cause the sexual revolution, but…it did cause a contraception revolution." It then goes on to describe the pill's great impact that "forever changed the lives of American women."

Finally, the article concludes without any mention of the fact that as foundress of the world's largest eugenics movement, Sanger advocated not only the widespread use of contraception, but also the legalization of abortion and sterilization in order to wipe out those who were considered "unfit" for normal human society. In this way, by participating in the deception that has surrounded Sanger and her movement for decades, the article omits any reference to the main ideology that fueled her life's career.

Read the U.S.News & World Report story on Margaret Sanger

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