Take the Quiz: Who Said It ... Margaret Sanger or Ayn Rand?

  1. “I am certainly in favor of abortion. Or rather, I do not mean that everyone should have an abortion, I meant that I am in favor of woman’s perfect moral right to have one if she so decides.”
  2.  “I regard abortion as the most important issue, because the anti-abortionists have such evil motives. They have no interest in human beings, only in embryos.”
  3. “I do not approve of abortion, nor can I give the address of anyone who will perform this operation.”
  4. “But the question of race betterment is one of immediate concern, and I am glad to say that the United States government has already taken certain steps to control the quality of our population through its drastic immigration laws, whereby our gates are closed to those whom she considers undesirables.”
  5. “That these foreigners who have come in hordes have brought with them their ignorance of hygiene and modern ways of living and that they are handicapped by religious superstition is only too true.”
  6. “How can I advocate restricting immigration when I wouldn’t be alive today if our borders had been closed?”
  7. “The most serious charge that can be brought against modern ‘benevolence’ is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devastating curse on human progress and expression.”
  8. “The retarded should not be allowed to come near children, who cannot – and should not have to – deal with the tragic spectacle of a handicapped human being.”
  9. “The presence in public schools of the mentally defective children of men and women who should never have been parents is a problem that is becoming more and more difficult, and one of the chief reasons for the lower educational standards.”
  10. “The American public is taxed, heavily taxed, to maintain an increasing race of morons, which threatens the very foundations of our civilization.”
  11. “Handguns are instruments for killing people – they are not carried for hunting animals – and you have no right to kill people”
  12. “Like the advocates of birth control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.”
  13. “Modern studies indicate that insanity, epilepsy, criminality, prostitution, pauperism, and mental defect, are all organically bound up together and that the least intelligent and the thoroughly degenerate classes in every community are the most prolific.”
  14. “Ladies and gentleman, should that monster [Ronald Reagan] succeed in 1980 – and I hope to be dead by then, because I don’t want to see such a day – I damn any of you who vote for him.”
  15. “It [philanthropy] encourages the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.
  16. “I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit’ … can never be rectified by inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up to emulation to the mentally and physically fit though less fertile parents of the educated and well-to-do classes.”

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