The President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill Johnson, has announced that “My group, Planned Parenthood, is done making excuses for Margaret Sanger” and some of its affiliates will change their names from “Margaret Sanger Center” to something less controversial. There is already a move in NYC to change the name of “Margaret Sanger Square” where one of the abortion mills (referred to in PP propaganda as a “health center”) is located (thanks to the largess of New York City’s radical council and Mayor Mike Bloomberg) to something more“palatable”.
Why would Ms. McGill, who is black, suddenly turn on the founder of PP? Perhaps it is because Sanger had addressed a KKK rally in New Jersey, favored the United States eugenics programs (which the Nazis eagerly emulated in Germany with deadly results) and referred to children with birth defects as “weeds in the garden” that needed to be plucked out. However, PP, the largest provider of abortions in the United States will continue to target women of color in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Johnson concentrates her ire on the “whiteness” of Margaret Sanger and leaves it up to the reader to decide whether she was a“racist”. The fact that black women account for a disproportionate number of abortions in PP clinics apparently is not proof enough of the racism of said organization to Ms.McGill. As part of an initiative of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York called “Reviving Radical”, Karen Seltzer, the chair at PPGNY, believes that removing Sanger’s name from buildings does justice enough to her racist and eugenicist legacy. It does not.
As part of the Reviving Radical agenda, PP intends to “divest from and dismantle white dominant organizational cultural norms and values” – written with no sense of irony since it is mostly single white men who are the most in favor of abortions as it enables them to behave irresponsibly towards their women and children. PP of Greater New York also wishes to “build accountable relationships with communities of color”. It might begin by apologizing for the breakdown of the black family and again, the disproportionate number of abortions done on black women. PP might try to own up to the idea that they push the propaganda that poor women don’t love their children and should not breed – which of course, is eugenicist. Using their logic, an entire generation would have been destroyed during the Great Depression. Their idea of correcting “racial injustice” is to rename a few buildings and keep doing what they are doing: destroying minority lives.
Blogger Alice Lemos is a member of the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation board of directors, a staunch pro-lifer and activist, the mother of a marine veteran, and a cancer survivor. Contact Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This blog posting first appeared on the JPLF website and is being reprinted with the permission of the author.