Planned Parenthood Wants to Remove a “Racist” Statute. But What About Its Racist Founder?

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 14, 2017   |   1:44PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood just loves to shout about the evils of racism. Perhaps, it’s because the abortion chain’s leaders think they will be able to cover up their own racist roots if they shout loud and long enough.

Recently, the abortion chain’s New York City branch joined a protest calling for the removal of a statue in Central Park that honors Dr. J. Marion Sims, according to the Gotham Gazette.

Sims is considered the “father of modern gynecology,” but many believe he also was a racist who performed surgical experiments on enslaved black women without anesthesia.

“PPNYC strongly condemns the statue of Dr. Sims because it sanctions racism, hate and abuse of black women. We stand with the many groups calling for its immediate removal,” wrote Christina Chang, vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood of New York City.

In her op-ed, Chang claimed her abortion chain wants the statue removed because it represents violence and hatred against a targeted group of people.

“PPNYC is more committed than ever to delivering compassionate care, and to building a city where no one has to live in fear of exclusion, harassment or violence,” Chang wrote.

Yet, her abortion business has vehemently refused to end the violence it commits daily against another group of human beings — unborn babies. And it has never even hinted about changing the name of its major New York City abortion facility, the Margaret Sanger Health Center, or disavowed Sanger’s racism.

Many believe Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist who wanted to target the black community with birth control and sterilization. She openly promoted eugenics through her writing and speeches, and once spoke at a KKK rally.

Prominent black leaders, including the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have called for the removal of a statue of Sanger at the Smithsonian because of her racist agenda. They said Sanger supported eugenics to rid the nation of people she deemed “defective” and “feeble-minded” by stopping the growth of their populations, particularly blacks and other minorities.

They pointed to Sanger’s book “Pivot of Civilization, in which she describes racial minorities and immigrants as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”

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Then, in her book “Woman and the New Race Sanger argued that people should not have large families because they perpetuate poverty and illness. 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.

Sanger wrote, “[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.”

The Smithsonian refused to grant the black leaders’ request.

Sanger’s abortion chain still targets minority women and their babies for abortions. Today, black women have a disproportionately high number of abortions in the United States. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of African American and Latino neighborhoods.

Planned Parenthood tries to bury its ugly roots by joining the fight to end racism. But behind close doors, it continues to butcher and destroy hundreds of unborn black babies every day and profit from their deaths.