Smithsonian Refuses to Remove Margaret Sanger Statue: We Don’t Care She Was a Eugenicist

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Aug 22, 2015   |   1:39PM   |   Washington, DC

Earlier this month, a group of African American pastors asked the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to remove a sculpture of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger. The museum has the Sanger bust in their “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which is supposed to honor those of the past who were “champions of justice.” A sign beneath the sculpture says that Sanger was “profoundly affected by the physical and mental toll exacted on women by frequent childbirth, miscarriage and self-induced abortion.”

The pastors wrote the Smithsonian a letter explaining that Sanger was far from a champion for their race because of her strong ties to the eugenics movement.

However, CNA News reports that their request to have the bust removed has been denied. In a response, Smithsonian director, Kim Sajet, said, “I received your letter regarding the legacy of Margaret Sanger and respectfully decline to remove her portrait from the museum. The Struggle for Justice gallery brings attention to major cultural and political figures from the 19th century to the present day who fought to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.”

Later she adds, “Her association with the eugenics movement shadowed her achievements in sex education and contraception, making her a figure of controversy, one whose complexities and contradictions mirror her times. There is no ‘moral test’ for people to be accepted into the National Portrait Gallery.”

Thankfully, the ministers do not plan to give up on their fight to have the bust removed and mentioned that Sanger should be featured in an exhibit for proponents of mass genocide, such as such as Stalin, Mao, Mengele and Hitler, instead of at the Smithsonian. Additionally, CNS News shared that the Smithsonian receives funding from the federal government. In fact, their 2014 fiscal annual report showed that 64 percent of the their funding came from federal allowances.

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As LifeNews previously reported, Margaret Sanger wrote a few books that revealed how she viewed minorities and the poor. In her book, “Pivot of Civilization, she describes African-Americans and immigrants as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” and “spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

Then, in “Woman and the New Race, Sanger argues that people shouldn’t have large families because they tend to involve poverty and illness. In fact, she said it is better for everyone involved if a child’s life is snuffed out before he or she has a chance to cause problems for their family. She said, “[We should] 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.”

Although some are unaware of the skeletons in Sanger’s closet, the mainstream media often ignores facts about her beliefs because it doesn’t fit in with their agenda. This is why in the letter the pastor’s wrote, “Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers.”

They added, “Also the notorious ‘Negro Project,’ which sought to limit, if not eliminate black births, was her brainchild. Despite these well- documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. The obvious incongruity is staggering!”

Today, Planned Parenthood continues Sanger’s work by placing 79% of their abortion facilities near minority neighborhood. Tragically, since 1973, approximately 13 million black babies have been killed in abortions. The pastors conclude by explaining that the videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s fetal organ trafficking scheme shows that the organization is keeping Sanger’s vision alive. They said, “The fact is that the behavior of these abortionists, their callous and cavalier attitude toward these babies, is completely in keeping with Sanger’s perverse vision for America.”

In the first expose’ video from The Center for Medical Progress, actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company ask Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, if altering procedures really produce better results for Planned Parenthood. They ask, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?”

She replies, “It makes a huge difference. I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.”

Nucatola adds, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Additional sequel videos expose more shocking tactics of Planned Parenthood executives, with one director haggling over the price of body parts and joking about buying a Lamborghini. Unbelievably, the seventh video catches the abortion company harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive; and the eighth features the CEO of StemExpress who admits that Planned Parenthood sells fully intact aborted babies.

The pastors who wrote and signed the letter to the Smithsonian are from Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. The niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Alveda King, signed the letter as well. In 2014, Dr. King said the following about Planned Parenthood: “Right now in America almost half of our babies are being killed in the womb, and in certain parts of America more of our babies are being aborted than being born. While we were marching in the sixties, a place was being prepared for us at Planned Parenthood. We were trying to get off the back of the bus, and they were going to have a space for us in the front of the abortion mill.”

ACTION: Contact the Smithsonian here.