08 Apr Facts about Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood
- Margaret Sanger first coined the term “birth control” and fought to get it widely accepted. She wrote in 1914: “Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity freed someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism.”
- Sanger repeatedly denounced marriage.
- The U.S. Post Office suspended Sanger’s postal privileges and she was indicted for violating federal anti-obscenity laws.
- In her book, “Women and the New Race”, Sanger wrote, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is kill it.”
(Source: “Grand Illusion: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood”, by George Grant)
Planned Parenthood does not try to hide its association with its founder. In fact, one of its centers in New York is named after Sanger, in addition to the organization’s top annual award (the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award).
Fact: The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, was paid $957,952 in 2014, as reported on Planned Parenthood’s IRS Form 990 (Source: LifeNews.com).
What do you think about the past and current leaders of Planned Parenthood?