Since February 2013, the nation’s oldest civil rights group, the NAACP, has spent over half a million suing the black organization, The Radiance Foundation and Life News founder, Steven Ertelt, for what it charges as “trademark infringement, confusion and dilution.” This so-called infringement included The Radiance Foundation’s news articles that detailed the NAACP pro-abortion actions and the NAACP’s ties to Planned Parenthood.
Read those details here.
It was also interesting to learn that Planned Parenthood sent an open letter to the NAACP to attack pro-lifers who tied the abortion giant to eugenics. In that letter, Planned Parenthood admits that their founder, Margaret Sanger’s eugenics belief were wrong.
In a letter published in a 2011 NAACP Newsletter, Jessica Bearden Laurenz, the Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, attacks pro-lifers for exposing the racist agenda of abortion and writes, “In recent years, instead of working with reproductive health advocates to address these inequalities, individuals and organizations opposed to legal abortion have resorted to divisive messages based on race to further their agenda.”
Laurenz continues, “The most widely publicized effort is the “Black Children are an Endangered Species” billboards put up in Atlanta last year. Most recently, billboards appeared in New York with the message “The most dangerous place for an African-American child is in the womb.” These messages suggest that comparatively higher abortion rates in African-American communities are the result of insidious targeting by providers like Planned Parenthood. That’s completely inaccurate. Planned Parenthood health centers provide affordable health care to every woman who comes to us, regardless of her race or ethnic background. Planned Parenthood views these billboards as a reprehensible attack on the right of African-American women to make deeply personal medical decisions based on the advice of doctors in consultation with loved ones and in accordance with their faith. They obscure black women’s agency and trivialize the very real violence and discrimination that threatens African- American children in the United States.“
She goes on to say that the eugenics statements of Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, was wrong and then attempts to convince the Black organization that Planned Parenthood never had anything to do with eugenics, “I do want to be clear: Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, did make statements nearly a century ago on the issue of eugenics that were wrong then and are still wrong today. These ideas have never been part of Planned Parenthood’s mission or the care it offers to women of every community. The abhorrent history of eugenics, when women—many of whom were African-American—were forcibly sterilized and robbed of their ability to have children, is a stark reminder that real reproductive freedom is not just about abortion, but about the ability to decide when and if to become a parent, [abortion] and the right to parent your children when you choose to have them. In South Carolina, there is much work left to do to make reproductive freedom [abortion] a reality.”
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She goes on to state, “When the South Carolina legislature addresses reproductive health issues, it is usually only to launch divisive attacks on access to abortion care. We’re committed to partnering with the NAACP to change the conversation in South Carolina…We look forward to increasing collaboration between our two organizations and engaging in a dialogue on how to achieve better reproductive health outcomes for all South Carolinians.”
Research conducted by Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation which was sued by the NAACP seems to contradict the claim that Margaret Sanger’s eugenics agenda was never a part of Planned Parenthood.
In addition a powerful documentary produced by the Texas group, Life Dynamics, entitled, Maafa21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America clearly ties Sanger’s views to Planned Parenthood. The 2.5 hour film has gained traction in the Black Community and it would seem that the NAACP was not going to allow a black man like Ryan to continue to point this out.
Sanger was an admitted Klan speaker. This is what Sanger wrote in her autobiography, “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366 Read it here https://library.lifedynamics.com//Autobiography/Chapter%2029.pdf)
In addition, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was an active member of the American Eugenics Society:
Below you will see that the Jan 1942 Eugenics Review sends congrats to Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League which later became known as Planned Parenthood
In fact, Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL) as well as her Birth Control Federation used to embrace the Eugenics label. Below is an article clearly showing that the media knew their agenda at this time:
But, what about Planned Parenthood?
Research this blog has conducted clearly proves that Planned Parenthood was deeply soaked in eugenics.
Even the Planned Parenthood “Every Child a Wanted Child” slogan may originate from Eugenics Society founder, Frederic Osborn, who once stated that, “Eugenic goals are most likely attained under a name other than eugenics.” Read more on that here.
It was also clear that as the ABCL morphed into Planned Parenthood they also embraced Eugenics.
Here is a Director of the American Eugenics Society, Robert Carter Cook, being invited by Planned Parenthood to speak at their lunch:
Here is Henry P. Fairchild a past president of the American Eugenics Society, a VP of Planned Parenthood;
Vice President of the American Eugenics Society Dr. Alan Guttmacher was also president of Planned Parenthood
Above: Planned Parenthood ad inside the Eugenics Review Volume 52(4); January 1961
ABOVE: International Planned Parenthood add in Eugenics Review Volume 60(3); September 1968
In conclusion- even if you are to take Planned Parenthood’s words in any way seriously, why is it that their top award is named after Margaret Sanger? Why do they continue to prop up the very person they say was wrong and others say was extremely racist? And given that, why does the NAACP continue to allow it?
LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli is the author of the blog Saynsumthn, where this article originally appeared.