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In 1939, Margarent Sanger initiated the Negro Project. It was acollaborative effort between the American Birth Control League (later renamed Planned Parenthood) and Sanger’s Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau. Sanger, a eugenicist, believed this was integral to the elimination the ‘unfit’. (Eugenics is “the study and practice of selective breeding applied to humans, with the aim of improving the species.”)
Negative eugenics focused on preventing the birth of those it considered inferior or unfit. This was the foundation of Sanger’s Birth Control Policy and advocated throughout her writings, speeches, and her periodicals including “Pivot of Civilization”, “Plan for Peace” and countless Birth Control Review articles. The pseudo-science (racial hygiene theory) of negative eugenics influenced eugenics-based legislation (Immigration Act of 1924, segregation laws, sterilization laws). Moreover, manifold evidence exists to show thatAmerican eugenicists influenced the Nazi racial hygiene theory. For instance, noted eugenicist Eugen Fischer, funded by The Rockefeller Foundation (one of many same organizations that also financially supported Sanger’s work), was responsible for the Nazi adoption of racial hygiene theory at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute that led to the eugenics implementation of the holocaust.
Although Sanger decried the Holocaust after WWII, her own description of the goal of her work are chilling.
“The main objectives of the [proposed] Population Congress is to…apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny isalready tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” (Sanger, “Plan for Peace”)
Sanger persuaded a few reluctant (but influential) black ministers to join in her Birth Control movement. To dispel the rising doubts among those who objected to Birth Control on religious and moral grounds, Sanger wrote that “the ministers work is also important…”and offered to train them in her ideals because “we do not want wordto 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”.
“Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease… Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks [of people] that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.” (Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, Chapter V, “Cruelty of Charity”)
With the help of elite and famous African-Americans Mary McLeod Bethune, W. E. B. DuBois, and Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., the Negro Project was able to be sold as a solution to poverty and high birth rates. It is crucial, however, to understand this endeavor in conjunction with Sanger’s dominant efforts to eliminate the unfit, and her hatred of charitable organizations. (She devotes an entire chapter on charities and how those who finance them “are dropping millions into rosewater philanthropies and charities that are silly at best and vicious at worst.”)
Black Children are an Endangered Species.
Here is the simple truth: Sanger’s Negro Project is succeeding. Nearly 40% of all African-American pregnancies end in induced abortion. Abortion kills more black people than the seven leading causes of death combined (heart disease, cancer, strokes, accidents, diabetes, homicide, and chronic lower respiratory diseases) according to CDC data. The African-American abortion rate is three times that of the white population and more than twice that of all other races combined. Sounds like a crisis, doesn’t it? Under the false liberty of ‘reproductive freedom’ we are killing our very future.
References (all full text, available free)
“Birth Control or Race Control? Sanger and the Negro Project,” #28, Fall 2001.
“Plan for Peace” by Margaret Sanger
“Pivot of Civilization” by Margaret Sanger, pg 264
2006 Abortion Surveillance Report, CDC
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008.