Margaret Sanger’s grandson is following in the Planned Parenthood founder’s footsteps.
Alexander Sanger advocates for abortion as the chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council and previously as an ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, according to his biography.
He proudly shares his “political and social triumphs” to promote the legalized killing of unborn babies, including a program to recruit and train more doctors to perform abortions.
His biography states that under his leadership, he recommended that the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education begin requiring all Ob-Gyn residents to be trained in performing abortions. Sanger also pushed to allow non-doctors to perform abortions in New York State.
While his pro-abortion accomplishments have followed in the infamous legacy of his grandmother, Alexander Sanger also appears to have some inner conflict about the effects of abortion on society, according to Sarah Terzo, writing for Live Action.
In his book, “Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century,” Sanger admits that sometimes women feel compelled to “choose” abortion because a boyfriend abandons them, they lack support or feel stigma from society, Terzo wrote.
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Sanger wrote in his book:
Legal abortion has led to a situation where there is little community pressure for the man to marry the woman and he often disappears, leaving the woman to make the decision on her own. At this point community pressure can have a decisive influence on her decision. Unmarried childbearing may not be acceptable where she lives, and she is forced to have an abortion, even if it is her last chance to have children. (128)
And unlike his grandmother’s discriminatory views of the poor, Sanger challenges the pro-choice argument that abortion is in the best interested of poor teens, Terzo wrote. According to Sanger’s book:
Poor inner-city teens start life with two strikes against them. However, bearing a child while a teenager is not necessarily a third strike. There are even some indications that having a child can enhance the life prospects of a young woman in certain circumstances. One African-American woman in the South Bronx, then aged 22 with a five-year-old child, told me that having a baby as a 17-year-old was the best thing that ever happened to her. Her life was in a rut of skipping school, messing around with many young men, and taking drugs. Having a baby, she said, “made me grow up and fast.” She realized that she was responsible for this child and, even though she had help from her family, she was the one ultimately responsible. She stopped taking drugs, stayed in school, even got a part-time job after school, and, when I met her, was well on her way in adult life. This is by no means a unique story. (130)
But while Sanger admits that abortion kills an innocent life, he still supports it, Terzo wrote. According to his book:
While abortion takes life, it enables life to reproduce itself successfully, not on nature’s terms but on human terms. The unborn child is not just an innocent life. While it is the epitome of human destiny and the greatest potential joy that humanity can create, it is also a liability, a threat, and a danger to the mother and to the other members of its family. (261)
Tragically, recognizing the dire consequences of abortion has not been enough to change Sanger’s mind. His grandmother’s business, Planned Parenthood, aborts more than 300,000 unborn babies every year. It’s been caught failing to report the sexual abuse of minors, lying to women and turning away pregnant women because they didn’t want abortions.
Despite all this, Alexander Sanger’s biography says he is committed to raising awareness throughout the world about the “need” for abortion.