The 'wisdom' of Margaret Sanger
Good and moral people can make a difference
Planned Parenthood exposed
Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are human weeds ... a deadweight of human
waste ... Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a menace to the race." "Eugenic
sterilization is an urgent need ... We must prevent Multiplication of
this bad stock."
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"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."
letter to Dr. C. Gamble
December 19, 1939
"(Our objective is) unlimited sexual gratification without the burden
of unwanted children ... (Women must have the right) to live ... to
love ... to be lazy ... to be an unmarried mother ... to create ...
to destroy ... The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in
the social order
... The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant
members is to kill it."
The Woman Rebel,
Volume I, Number 1
"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying
... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ...Philanthropists
encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder
the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which
brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human
waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that
are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends
to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for,
and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly
spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."
The Pivot of Civilization
"There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the
intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take the burden
of the insane and feeble-minded from your back. (Mandatory) sterilization
for these is the answer."
Margaret Sanger, October 1926
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