“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” – Margaret Sanger to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 1939.
We talked this week about how Democrats are eager to sweep some of their icons under the rug. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, being themselves slave-owners, are no longer fit to represent the party. After all, if Democrats are going to launch a campaign against the Confederate flag, it’s only fitting that they take those same scissors to their own history.
Democrats may be fine with dropping the founding fathers, but they are nowhere near ready to address their problematic support of Planned Parenthood. Not only are there few (any?) liberals willing to express disgust for the undercover videos, they are also unwilling to face the facts about the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger. But that doesn’t mean conservatives aren’t going to try.
Dr. Ben Carson addressed Sanger in an interview with Fox News this week. “Maybe I’m not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood,” Carson said. “But you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people. And one of the reasons that you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population.”
Well, that’s political poison, so it’s no wonder the pro-abortion crowd is so eager to ignore these attacks. But surely Carson is off the mark, right? There’s no way Hillary Clinton would speak publicly about how much she “admires” Sanger if these things were true. It’s just Carson, stirring the pot with his wild conspiracy th–
Oh, it’s not just him?
Ah, it turns out that STAND, a group of conservative black ministers, is making similar allegations about the Planned Parenthood founder. In a letter to the Smithsonian Institute, they said:
We are writing to ask that Margaret Sanger’s likeness be removed from all National Portrait Gallery exhibits[…]Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward those she regarded as “the feeble minded,” speaking at rallies of Ku Klux Klan women, and communications with Hitler sympathizers.
Or perhaps they are fully aware of these facts and are nonetheless devoted to her triumphs. The triumphs that gave America easy access to abortion. What a gal. What a legacy!
This isn’t just dredging up the past for the sake of mud-slinging, by the way. Carson is right when he talks about the concentration of Planned Parenthood clinics in black neighborhoods. Black abortions account for an outsized percentage of the pie, especially when compared to overall population demographics. Planned Parenthood is, indeed, carrying out Sanger’s vision of black population control. Black lives matter? Prove it, protesters. Stand up to this evil institution.