Pro-life students in the state of Missouri are celebrating a victory today. They successfully got the cam[pus library at the University of Missouri to take down a poster honoring racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
Mizzou Students for Life announced today that Ellis Library, the on-campus library, has removed a poster of Margaret Sanger from the Ellis Library. The removal is the end result of a request by Students for Life to remove Sanger from the library, because of her support for eugenics. The library originally said they were going to remove it during their next review, but has immediately removed it.
Kristen Wood, president of Mizzou Students for Life, applauded the library for its move.
“We applaud the library for removing the poster and no longer celebrating Margaret Sanger and her eugenicist views. At the same time, we have told the library we expect they will never put the poster back up again, and if they do we will continue with our petitions and public pressure. The university should never be celebrating and promoting someone who publicly opposed people in poverty and racial minorities from having children, and someone who supported putting people on birth control to prevent them from having children,” she told LifeNews.
Ceci Haberdash, the group’s Public Relations Chair noted another benefit of the decision to take down the poster.
A well-known eugenicist, Sanger wrote and spoke frequently about how certain groups of human beings were less valuable than others.
Sanger’s thoughts about the poor, immigrants and others were just as ugly. She described them as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning … human beings who never should have been born” in her book “Pivot of Civilization.”
Sanger also wrote about getting rid of people with diseases and disabilities through sterilization and segregation, describing these “morons” as “a dead weight of human waste.”
“The main objects of the Population Congress would be to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization,” Sanger wrote.
Sanger’s writings show a clear contempt for human lives, one that continues to play out at Planned Parenthood today. Through its abortion practices, Planned Parenthood pushes the dangerous view that not all human beings are equal or deserving of protection.