Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Praises Racist Founder Margaret Sanger

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 29, 2016   |   9:56AM   |   Washington, DC

Here at we’ve covered just about every angle of Cecile Richards’ speech to Georgetown University last week. One aspect we wanted to make sure we highlighted was Richards’ praise for racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.

Some pro-life advocates may wonder if the current Planned Parenthood abortion company still reveres the woman who founded it and saw its mission as one to limit the black population. The answer is yes.

“It is kind of interesting now to see these sepia-toned photos and from day one, there were women lined up down the block pushing baby strollers with babies on their shoulders,” she recalled of Sanger’s clinic in New York City. “Ten days later, an undercover cop who was posing as a mother busted Margaret and threw her in jail.”

As LfieNews previously noted, Richards equated defending abortion with fighting racism.

“Our history with race in America is something that we all have to address, including Planned Parenthood,” she said. “It’s important that we understand our collective history and the legacy that it leaves on those that are still living in an unjust system. Lack of access to healthcare and reproductive rights is a result of many factors—race, gender, sexual orientation, geography and immigration status. In order to build true equity in America we have to address it all.”

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Yet Sanger clearly had a racial component to her advocacy at Planned Parenthood and modern-day Planned Parenthood hides behind a false memory of Sanger.

From “Plan for Peace” from Birth Control Review (April 1932, pp. 107-108)

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Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit…
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

From “America Needs a Code for Babies,” 27 Mar 1934

Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.

From April 1932 Birth Control Review, pg. 108

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

With its racist history, it’s no wonder Planned Parenthood opposes legislation to ban abortions that specifically target black babies.