Sometimes you come across something so hypocritical that you just have to stop and shake your head over it. You then wonder if anybody else sees the irony involved or if you’re the only one.
An article recently addressed Planned Parenthood’s support for the Ferguson protesters who began demonstrating after a Missouri grand jury issued a no indictment ruling against Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed a young African American, Michael Brown.
Planned Parenthood took to social media to declare that #BlackLivesMatter in a show of solidarity to the cause. Really?
Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, lauded as an American birth control activist, nurse, and sex educator, who opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in 1916. In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and then on to what is known today as Planned Parenthood.
Sanger was also known for her beliefs about eugenics, the study of or the belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human specifies or human population, by discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics).
Specifically, as eugenics relate to African Americans, immigrants, and indigents, Sanger described them in her book, Pivot of Civilization, as, “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”
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