Black Leaders: Remove Planned Parenthood Founder from Taxpayer-Funded Museum

African-American leaders and pro-life activists are calling for the Smithsonian to remove the bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from the National Portrait Gallery.

Bishop E.W. Jackson, president of STAND and Ministers Taking A Stand, said Sanger is responsible for the death of about 285,000 black babies each year.

“No wonder the KKK loved her. She began her career by trying to reduce the population for black and other minorities through eugenics,” Jackson said at a press conference outside of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

“The sterilizations that later happened in this country were largely inspired by Margaret Sanger's movement. One of her most favorite slogans was, 'More children from the fit, less from the unfit,’” he added.

Jackson challenged the media to inform the public about Margaret Sanger’s beliefs.

“I challenge the press to take seriously this issue of racial disparity because we apply it in every other circumstance,” he said. “We’re killing 37 percent of the babies that are impregnated in the black community; 37 percent of them are being killed by abortion and we’re only 11 percent of the population. Why doesn’t the press ask why?”

Jackson said the coalition of activists has gathered 14,000 signatures in support of removing the bust from the taxpayer-funded “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.