Following the death of journalist and reporter Mike Wallace, an interview he conducted with Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger made the rounds across the Internet over the weekend.
Below are clips from the interview Margaret Sanger gave to Mike
Wallace in 1957. During the interview, the full version of which can be seen here,
Sanger talks to Wallace about why she became an advocate for birth
control, abortion, stopping so-called overpopulation, and talks about
the Catholic Church, and morality.
Angela Franks is one of the foremost authorities on the life and pro-abortion and pro-eugenics views of Sanger. She profiled Sanger for LifeNews in February:
Margaret Sanger was many things admirable: a vibrant personality, a
brilliant organizer, a canny reader of the temperature of the times, a
woman who built powerful institutions in a man’s world. But she was also
many things ugly and even despicable: an egotist who frequently clashed
with others; a free-love advocate who had a dizzying number of affairs
and who hurt many men as a result; and a eugenicist who argued that
“birth control is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the
process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives
or of those who will become defective.”
Even Planned Parenthood has had to drop the denials of Sanger’s
commitment to eugenics and now urges us all instead to avoid judging
those of another historical era. After all, as Hillary Clinton basically
said in 2009, Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and he still did some
pretty nifty things. Take what you like and leave the rest, that’s the
new approach to Sanger.
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