“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”[1.
Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (New York: Brentano’s, 1920).] – Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood
Even though Margaret Sanger said this and many other cruel things, Planned Parenthood has never distanced themselves from her nor condemned her writings; rather they continue to honor her.
For example, every year Planned Parenthood gives awards to those who encourage and support their agenda. The top award which they give is called The Margaret Sanger Award.[2. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report 1999-2000.] To journalists who encourage and support their agenda, they give The Maggie Award referring to Margaret Sanger.[3. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report 1999-2000.]
Alan Guttmacher, who succeeded Margaret Sanger as president of Planned Parenthood, said “We are merely walking down the path that Ms. Sanger has carved out for us.”[4. Quoted in Morgan Scott LaTrobe, The Path of Destruction (Cleveland: The Ohio Life Alliance Fund, 1974).]
And Faye Wattleton, who was the president of Planned Parenthood until 1992, said that she was “proud” to be “walking in the footsteps” of Margaret Sanger.[5. Faye Wattleton, “Humanist of the Year Acceptance Speech”, The Humanist, July-August 1986.]
One of Planned Parenthood’s largest abortion clinic is located in New York City, and it is called The Margaret Sanger Clinic.[6. Margaret Sanger, Center 26 Bleecker St., Manhatten New York, New York.]