When Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood, she reportedly believed that abortion was the barbaric taking of unborn life. But Sanger harbored such deep racism that she wanted nothing more than to take proactive measures and prevent African-American population growth.
“I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan. I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak,” Sanger reportedly stated. “In the end, through simple illustrations, I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
Whether everyday citizens agree with the widespread protests and violence linked to the police-involved killings of Black Americans, no one can deny we are in the midst of a racial reckoning. That may be why Planned Parenthood president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson strategically placed an Op-ed with the abortion-friendly New York Times. The liberally biased media outlet gave Johnson a soapbox to stand on and distance the fetus-killing organization from its racist origins.
The timing couldn’t have been more contrived. It came on the heels of the damaging Roe v. Wade movie release. The film stars giants such as Jon Voight, Nick Loeb, Tomi Lahren, William Forsythe, Stacy Dash, and Steve Guttenberg and traces the abortion rights decision to its roots. It highlights Margaret Sanger speaking to a women’s group of Ku Klux Klan members about ways to stop African-Americans from having children.
“We don’t know what was in Sanger’s heart, and we don’t need to in order to condemn her harmful choices. What we have is a history of focusing on white womanhood relentlessly. Whether our founder was a racist is not a simple yes or no question. Our reckoning is understanding her full legacy and its impact. Our reckoning is the work that comes next,” Johnson reportedly stated. “Sanger remains an influential part of our history and will not be erased.”
It’s interesting how so-called “cancel culture” tactics don’t apply when a left-wing organization gets caught truly perpetuating racism. The New York Times half-hearted apology clears the way for those on the left to sidestep responsibility. Planned Parenthood was specifically designed to put “systematic” and “institutional racism” to work harming minority women and their families.
Sanger certainly accomplished her “purpose” of killing African-American babies before they saw the light of day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of all abortions target Black children. Yet, African-Americans comprise approximately 13.4 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census. All told, 64 percent of abortions are routinely performed on minority women even though upwards of 70 percent of the population is White.
Planned Parenthood disproportionately integrates abortion centers into predominately Black neighborhoods and offers financial assistance for a reason. The most recent leader can walk-back the abortion corporation’s founding principles all she wants. But you can’t un-ring Sanger’s racist bell or the fact Black women outpace their White counterparts by having 4-times as many total abortions. Planned Parenthood was born out of a hatred of Black Americans and never changed.