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April 21, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Margaret Sanger, called Margaret Slee in this clip as Slee was her second husband’s name, was founder and first president of Planned Parenthood. Sanger is such an icon on the left today that Planned Parenthood has named an award in her honor, and both Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi have both been awarded it.

The clip is from 1947, just two years after World War II ravaged civilization. The timing is therefore interesting. The world was certainly not overpopulated, not after the Soviet famine, not after the Nazis and the Holocaust.

In the 1947 interview, eugenicist Sanger called for a full ban on all childbearing in the developing world for 10 years.

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The clip is among a collection of 85,000 recently uploaded to YouTube by British Pathé.

When Hillary Clinton proudly accepted the Margaret Sanger Award a few year ago, she said: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision, when I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I am really in awe of her.”

Pelosi accepted her Margaret Sanger Award in 2014.

h/t Daily Caller

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated." - Margaret Sanger.

That about sums up the Democrat support for Planned Parenthood.
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Margaret Sanger Quote
Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the N**** is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the N***** population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
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Ironically, 1947 was the year of Hillary's birth. If her parents had only listened.
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My spouse was born in one of those developing countries not long after the 'no-birth period" called for by Margaret Sanger.

Should the philosophy of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and Sanger awardee Pelosi endear me to the Left?
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"Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated." - Margaret Sanger.

That about sums up the Democrat support for Planned Parenthood.
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I confess to not having paid much attention to the woman, probably because I have very minimal agreement with most of that stuff. I support abortion because it's not my business. I'm not carrying the kid and see no reason to start thinking like I am and giving advice on a subject I know nothing about. My and many others preference would be to avoid abortion. It's okay to be against abortion, it's not okay to try to criminalize it.

As for the stop the baby movement, IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, the Chinese obviously found that a suitable program for slowing population growth. With contraceptives of today there should be no need for any increase in abortions to slow population growth. If one considers the full context of Ms. Sanger's comment, it's consistent with the big concerns of the day.

While there were some 30-40 million people died in WWII, there was also complete and utter destruction of farms, crops and most sources of food. Starvation was rampant even with our best efforts to supply food to many of these people. From the standpoint of logic, it doesn't make sense to not advocate for a great reduction in childbirth until food supplies can catch back up with the current populations needs.

One commenter said that the article was correct with no lies. That may be, but it doesn't present the quotes in their proper context and the result is a slanted dishonest view of the woman's ideas.
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So forced abortions and infanticide are OK with you? Because that's what the Chinese did.
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"It's okay to be against abortion, it's not okay to try to criminalize it."

"It's okay to be against slavery, it's not okay to try to criminalize it."

"It's okay to be against rape, it's not okay to try to criminalize it."

"It's okay to be against child molestation, it's not okay to try to criminalize it."

"It's okay to be against murder, it's not okay to try to criminalize it."


Either it is a blob of tissue, or it is a person. If a blob of tissue, it's hard to see why it would even be okay to be against it (except, perhaps, on medical grounds).

If it is a person, your comment is essentially, "Unless he's murdering somebody I happen to know and like, it's okay to commit murder."

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Howdy Mark v
My problem with making a crime of abortion is the autonomy of the woman involved. There is no similar context to pregnancy in which one person has to provide her body for another person's use.
The blob of tissue vs person argument has weight, but consider this.
"Around half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost (aborted) spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant. Among women who know they are pregnant, the miscarriage rate is about 15-20%. Most miscarriages occur during the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. The rate of miscarriage drops after the baby's heart beat is detected." http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm
It's hard to know how exact that 50% figure is; I'd heard 25% before but I don't know how rigorous that is either. In any case, nature itself seems to end a lot of pregnancies among humans.
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"The blob of tissue vs person argument has weight, but consider this."

It's the only thing that matters, Geoff.

If that is a PERSON in there, then the only justification for killing him or her is self-defense. If the continuation of the life of the baby presents medical complications that would result in the death of the mother, then choosing to kill the baby may be legally and morally considered self defense.

Any other reason is simply murder. Rape, incest, inconvenience, all of these are simply rationalizations for murder.

But how do we define personhood? You don't know? Can't say? Not sure?

Fine, then we must err on the side of preserving innocent life. If we are about to push the button that will blow up a building, and someone tells us to stop because there are people in there, we must stop until we are absolutely certain that there are no people in there. To do otherwise, if there are people in there, is murder.


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'My problem with making a crime of abortion is the autonomy of the woman involved. There is no similar context to pregnancy in which one person has to provide her body for another person's use.'

Even your words won't allow you to advocate on the side of abortion, saying, ...'one person has to provide her body for another PERSON'S use.'
Interesting, no?

As to the autonomy of the woman, consider the absolute right to subjugate another, enshrined in law. Again, your words are evidence of your innate understanding that the feminist cant, 'a woman's right to make decisions about her own body' are false. You understand, rightly, that the woman is making decisions about another person.

That one person's existence---particularly in the case of later term abortion---
should be subject to the will and pleasure of another, is an abomination.

As to spontaneous miscarriage, we don't hold nature to account any more than we would put her on trial for a hurricane or an earthquake. That people die in those events does not relieve us of culpability should we inflict death upon innocent people.





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"Even your words won't allow you to advocate on the side of abortion, saying, ...'one person has to provide her body for another PERSON'S use.'
Interesting, no?"
And I haven't advocated for abortion. Very few do. I'm saying it should not be a crime. Not at all the same thing.
My point about the rate of spontaneous miscarriage is that nature itself doesn't cherish human embryos so very much. I wish all humans would, I pray all humans will. But I'm not going to compel a woman to carry a pregnancy.
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Thanks for responding, Geoff.

No, nature is hardly a respecter of persons and we have no right to demand anything of her. We must acknowledge her and, quoting Rand, "nature to be commanded must be obeyed." We acknowledge nature's creation and destruction. But neither does nature destroy herself.

To 'compel a woman to carry a pregnancy...' is to compel her not to destroy what nature HAS SEEN FIT to bring into existence, if you will. To 'compel,' in this case, is lawful action requiring a woman to cease and desist an enterprise designed to bring harm to a child before birth.

Maybe you're on the 'blob v. tissue' side of the argument. It's fair to argue that the topic would never have entered the broad public sphere if abortion had been limited to the first trimester. Abortion-On-Demand literally threw millions of us into the fray because, at that point, the gray areas no longer existed. You can kill your child as it's being born, literally. So, the lines were drawn and we chose.
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Howdy T57
I'm on the "living being" side of the moral issue. If my daughter brought the situation to me, I'd be working on how to make her child welcome, not how to eliminate the child.
But --
If my daughter refused to use her person to carry the baby, I would not call that a crime. Sin and crime are not synonyms.
As for trimesters -- I agree with those who think it's a sin or crime or tragedy, whichever term you choose, regardless of the trimester. It seems more striking when the baby is recognizable in an image, but I think it's just as tragic at six weeks.
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Thanks, Geoff.

I'm not without understanding of another person's situation. It was later term abortion that brought the issue into the public domain. The 'right' chose to err on the side of life. The left believes that any attenuation of a woman's
'absolute right to choose' is a slippery slope.

Of course, those on the side of life see ourselves as having slid passed the slope and down the abyss.

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what exactly would be the right context? Look at MT Geoff's "Margaret Sanger quotes" link below and see if you can find the right context for us please. On all of them.

She was given ample time to provide context in her interview and she did not preface her statement with the context you seem so anxious to find...
21 weeks ago
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I call for a full ban on progressives and all their bilge, either speaking or written or communicating or reproducing as well, or attempting to interact in any way with any other human beings -- a full combined civic exile, banishment and permanent boycotting and silencing of their toxic rants until they learn how to conduct themselves in a civilized society. Let's just ignore them forever, from here on out and let the rising Oceans or advancing glaziers swallow them whole. They won't be missed.
21 weeks ago
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Margaret Sanger Quote
Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the N**** is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the N***** population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
21 weeks ago
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Ironically, 1947 was the year of Hillary's birth. If her parents had only listened.
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Even her daughter Chelsea seemed to agree with that a few months back when she said she wished her grandmother's generation had access to today's birth control and abortion. In fact, if I'm remembering correctly, she specifically wished her grandmother had had access to abortion instead of having to give birth to a child she didn't really want. (I'm not clear if that child was Hillary or some other child and whether this other child is still alive. Maybe Chelsea was actually referring to an aunt or uncle, not her own mother as being the recipient of an abortion....)
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Typical liberal mind: "Freedom for me, none for thee."
21 weeks ago
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A soulmate for Paul Krugman.
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Interesting. She comes off as a complete dunce. Her rebuttal to his points is pretty much "Well, I said so. So that's the way it is."

Obviously the left hasn't progressed much in all these years.
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..."the left hasn't' progressed much...". You mean the "Progressives" haven't 'progressed'? LOL
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Because shut up.
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Can some one clarify this - I had understood that Sanger had one decent thing about her - opposition to abortion. Is this true or not?
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http://www.quotesby.net/Margaret-Sanger
Hardly an exhaustive search, but the first few quotes here seem to show Ms. Sanger as at least hoping for an alternative to abortion.
I think very few people are actually in favor of abortion. A significant majority remains very squeamish about making it a crime, though, and that's where I find myself. I would imagine that Ms. Sanger would have said much the same thing.
There are grim elements in Ms. Sanger's life. We can examine those and evaluate them without making stuff up -- not that you did.
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Yeah, she was a real gem:

"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)


I think very few people are actually in favor of abortion.

That's the party line. I think it's true of many, but it's very much NOT true of many more. The proponents of abortion fight alternatives tooth and nail.



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Howdy Mark v
There's a thread among "progressives" to devalue human lives and families. That group probably does like the idea of abortion as a weakening of families. Partaking equally of sad and wicked, to my mind.
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It's not just a "thread", Geoff. It's the overwhelmingly dominant paradigm, and woe be to the Dem politician that dares to go against that tide.

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