Margaret Sanger: Intellectual moron

Posted: Sep 23, 2004 12:00 AM

For months, readers have been asking me to do a profile of the life of Margaret Sanger, in order to expose the truth about an evil woman who has been protected for decades by the likes of Planned Parenthood, radical feminists, and various media elites. If you just log on to after reading this editorial, you will see how far some are willing to go to whitewash her reputation, perhaps merely to preserve the ?credibility? of the pro-abortion movement.

Contrary to the wishes of some of my readers, I will not be writing a profile of Sanger?s life now or at any time in the future. That is because my friend Dan Flynn has done it to perfection in his outstanding new book, Intellectual Morons. If the 21-page chapter on Sanger were the only chapter in the book, Flynn?s latest (published by Crown Forum) would be well worth the purchase price. Anyone interested in saving the life of the unborn simply cannot afford to miss Dan?s latest work.

Flynn?s characterization of Sanger as a ?world-class liar? who ?embraced tenets of Nazism, terrorism-and abortion for any reason at any time? sounds harsh at first glance. Regardless, Flynn doesn?t sound harsh for long, because he provides quote after quote to substantiate his allegations. Sometimes he quotes those whose articles Sanger published in The Woman Rebel (TWR).  For example, Flynn quotes a TWR article by Robert Thorpe, opining that ?lower forms of life must give place to higher forms,? in the context of Thorpe?s call for the assassination of John D. Rockefeller.

But, mostly, Flynn directly quotes Sanger, who, for example, advised women to avoid pregnancy by consuming quinine (a medicine used to fight malaria) and laxatives ?to assist with the menstrual flow.? Apparently, in the twisted mind of Margaret Sanger, a bowel movement a day, keeps the baby away. Unfortunately for some unsuspecting women, Sanger?s advice didn?t flush out in the final analysis.

Of course, laughing at Margaret Sanger becomes impossible when one gets into Sanger?s ideas about uprooting ?human weeds? and establishing work camps for the ?unfit.? In 1937, Sanger gave a speech on behalf of those ?too inarticulate to speak for themselves.? In her speech, she said the following about blocking the procreation of so-called undesirables:

?(It) makes possible the spread of scientific knowledge of the elements of sound breeding. It makes possible the creation of a new race; a new generation brought into this world consciously conceived. It makes possible the breeding out of human weeds-the defective and criminal classes-(and) the breeding in of the clean, strong and fit instruments to carry the torch of human destiny.?

Margaret Sanger?s following two-step plan (which she proposed to the U.S. Congress) to establish a ?Parliament of Population? is also well-documented in the pages of Intellectual Morons:

1. To ?control the intake and output of morons (apparently excluding Sanger), mental defectives, epileptics.?
2. To ?take an inventory of the secondary group such as illiterates, paupers, unemployables, criminals, prostitutes, dope-fiends; classify them in special departments under government medical protection, and segregate them on farms??

Sanger then went on to summarize her plea to Congress by saying that ?fifteen or twenty millions of our population would then be organized into soldiers of defense-defending the unborn against their own disabilities.?

Sanger also had a pretty negative view of Australian, Jewish, and Italian families. She called aboriginal Australians ?the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development.? She said the following of the ?Jewish people and Italian families?:

?(They) are filling the insane asylums, (they) are filling the hospitals and filling our feeble-minded institutions, (they) are the ones the tax payers have to pay for the upkeep of, and they are increasing the budget of the State, the enormous expense of the State is increasing because of the multiplication of the unfit in this country and in the State.?

Is it any wonder that Sanger spoke at a KKK rally in 1926? Is it any wonder that she said that ?The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it??

Dan Flynn tells the truth about Margaret Sanger. And he does it with fairness. He admits to at least one case where a quote of Sanger has been taken out of context by her enemies in order to accuse her of racism. But he uses other quotes properly and honestly to show that the accusations are indeed founded. He does not whitewash Sanger, nor does he smear her reputation unfairly because he disagrees with her politics.

After you read the whitewashed account of Sanger?s life on, read the truth in Dan Flynn?s new book. Then call your local Planned Parenthood office and ask the following questions: Are you proud that Margarqet Sanger is your founder? How many black babies do you abort every year? Is an unborn baby a ?human weed? or just a sub-human clump of cells? And, finally, how can you look yourself in the mirror every day before you go to work?