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Planned Parenthood Videos Would Disgust Even Margaret Sanger

In the midst of the Planned Parenthood video sting scandal, it’s worth noting that founder Margaret Sanger was emphatically opposed to abortion.
Sanger’s disgust with abortion is well documented. David Tell recounted in The Weekly Standard:

She turned women seeking abortions away from her clinics: “I do not approve of abortion.” She called it “sordid,” “abhorrent,” “terrible,” “barbaric,” a “horror.” She called abortionists “blood-sucking men with MD after their names who perform operations for the price of so-and-so.” She called the results of abortion “an outrageous slaughter,” “infanticide,” “foeticide,” and “the killing of babies.” And Margaret Sanger, who knew a thing or two about contraception, said that birth control “has nothing to do with abortion, it has nothing to do with interfering with or disturbing life after conception has taken place.” Birth control stands alone: “It is the first, last, and final step we all are to take to have real human emancipation.”

Sanger was a racist and a eugenicist, but she did not support abortion. It seems, actually, that abortion repulsed her. Planned Parenthood didn’t become an abortion mill until after her death.
This tells you something about the organization and its modern collaborators. Planned Parenthood abortions would disgust even such a fanatic as Margaret Sanger.
When you’ve lost Margaret Sanger…

Michael Egnor

Senior Fellow, Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence
Michael R. Egnor, MD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook, has served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and award-winning brain surgeon. He was named one of New York’s best doctors by the New York Magazine in 2005. He received his medical education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His research on hydrocephalus has been published in journals including Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Research. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association in the United States and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.



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