Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) & The Eugenics Movement


Sanger was a communist-orientated feminist and protagonist of the highly controversial and racist Eugenics movement which sought to rid the world of ‘weeds’ by advocating for racial hygiene. Part of the eugenics movement claimed that black people were the weeds of society and that weak people should be ‘taken out’.

In 1921 Sanger set up the American Birth Control League which openly promoted the use of eugenics. They advocated for birth control, sterilisation and abortion. In 1942 due to the Nazi regime giving ethnic cleansing a bad name, the American birth control league changed its name to Planned Parenthood. Its international organisation is the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) that today is the main organisation behind the sexuality educational agenda in schools, amongst other initiatives, aimed at reducing the world population. It is also the largest abortion organisation in the world. (IPPF read more here)

See below for an interview with Margaret Sanger

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