The Real Racists: Margaret Sanger, the Left, and the Abortion Debate

One of the Progressive Left’s favorite tactics is to pull out the race card and hurl it at conservatives, especially if they are losing a debate or an election. Sadly, many Establishment Republicans have employed the same strategy against their more conservative, Tea Party-backed opponents in recent years.

Supporters of Thad Cochran have tried throughout the Mississippi Senate campaign to tag Senator Chris McDaniel as a racist and a bigot, namely by dredging up nearly decade-old audio clips from his former radio program days. The attempt is as silly as it is pathetic and desperate.

But who are the real racists in our country today? Is it really tea partiers and right-wingers, as the Left and the GOP Establishment claim? One way we can find out is by determining who supports abortion rights and who doesn’t.

Since the legalization of abortion by the Supreme Court in 1973, more than 17 million black babies have been terminated in the womb, nearly 1,500 each day. By contrast, it is estimated that anywhere from 9 to 15 million Africans died in the Atlantic slave trade during their passage to the New World over a 300-year period.

This black genocide was the ultimate goal of the murderous Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, still the nation’s leading abortion provider, and a Progressive Leftist who believed passionately in eugenics, a program that sought to control who could breed and who could not.

And she is still a hero to liberals today, despite what we know of her. Perhaps the nation’s leading feminist politician, Hillary Clinton, is a big admirer of Sanger. When she received Planned Parenthood’s highest award in 2009, named after Sanger, the Secretary of State said this:

“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision … And when I think about what she did all those years ago … taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her.”

You admire Sanger’s vision, Ms. Clinton? And what was that vision?

Let’s look at Sanger’s own words. Under the guise of population control, Sanger wanted to abort as many babies as possible, particularly those of races she considered inferior and those deemed unfit.

In 1939 she wrote in a letter to Clarence J. Gamble, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social service backgrounds and with engaging personalities … We don’t want the word to get 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.” Isn’t that just like a leftist, to attempt to mask what they really believe?

In fact, in her autobiography, Sanger discussed speeches she had given to KKK groups:


“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…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”

But it was not just blacks that Sanger despised. In her book, The Pivot of Civilization (1922), Sanger wrote:

“The complex problems now confronting America as the result of the practice of reckless procreation are fast threatening to grow beyond human control. Everywhere we see poverty and large families going hand in hand. Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly. People who cannot support their own offspring are encouraged by Church and State to produce large families. Many of the children thus begotten are diseased or feeble minded. Many become criminals. The burden of supporting these unwanted types has to be borne by the healthy elements of the nation. Funds that should be used to raise the standard of our civilization are diverted to the maintenance of those who should never have been born.

“Moreover,” she continued, “we realize that each feeble-minded person is a potential source of an endless progeny of defect, we prefer the policy of immediate sterilization, of making sure that parenthood is absolutely prohibited to the feeble-minded.”

Later on in the book, she wrote that “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.”

In another work, Women and the New Race (1920), she wrote, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Hitler and his Nazi thugs believed exactly the same thing and the Fuhrer wrote in a similar vein in Mein Kampf, written in 1925, years after Sanger’s works were already well known in Germany:

“There must be no half-measures; the gravest and most ruthless decisions will have to be made. It is a half-measure to let incurably sick people steadily contaminate the remaining healthy ones. This is in keeping with the humanitarianism which, to avoid hurting one individual, lets a hundred others perish. The demand that defective people be prevented from propagating equally defective offspring is a demand of the clearest reason and if systematically executed represents the most humane act of mankind. It will spare millions of unfortunates undeserved sufferings, and consequently will lead to a rising improvement of health as a whole. The determination to proceed in this direction will oppose a dam to the further spread of venereal diseases. For, if necessary, the incurably sick will be pitilessly segregated-a barbaric measure for the unfortunate who is struck by it, but a blessing for his fellow men and posterity. The passing pain of a century can and will redeem millenniums from sufferings.”

Yet even after the horrors of Nazi Germany were revealed after the war, Sanger never changed her radical tune. In a 1957 interview with Mike Wallace she said, “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world–that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin — that people can — can commit.”

So what are we to make of all this? If this is what the Left really believes, why are we called racists? Why do they attack us with the race card? According Sigmund Freud, this is known as psychological projection, which is projecting one’s problems or flaws onto others. For example, a thief is likely to call everyone else a thief, as a way to get the light off him. This is the Left’s prime tactic against conservatives.

As for the Mississippi Senate race, which candidate has been a steadfast supporter of the rights of the unborn and has spoken at pro-life rallies? And which one has a record that the National Right to Life organization has called “mixed”?

Thad Cochran is on record as having associations with segregationists and has worked to provide federal funding for abortion in Washington, DC. As we have documented here, three times in the 1980s, and as recently as 2009, Senator Cochran voted to kill amendments that would have prevented federal funds from being used for abortion in the nation’s capital. Why is that significant? Washington is a predominately black populated city, is it not? And, let us not forget, many of the bloated spending bills supported by Thad Cochran throughout his career have included funding for Sanger’s Planned Parenthood, and he has yet to speak out against it.

Senator McDaniel doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. He has never associated with segregationists, nor has he attended any racist meetings, despite the lies of Cochran’s minions, like Y’all Politics.  He is 100 percent pro-life and has never, ever supported abortion in any case. His policies would save black babies, not exterminate them.

So, to my fellow conservatives and pro-lifers, never again will we allow the Secular Progressive Left, or their useful idiots in the Republican Party, to denounce us as racists and bigots. The next time they do, respond with this: If we conservatives had our way all these years, 17 million black children would be alive today. Can you Liberals say the same thing?



  1. […] the Margaret Sanger Dinner?  No, she was a racist who hated black people so bad that she pushed abortion as a way to exterminate the black […]

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