Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, in her own words.

The following quotes by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger were obtained from

On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger,
Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people

On sterilization & racial purification:
Sanger believed that, for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization. Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, by David Kennedy, p. 117, quoting a 1923 Sanger speech.

On the right of married couples to bear children:
Couples should be required to submit applications to have a child, she wrote in her “Plan for Peace.” Birth Control Review, April 1932

On the purpose of birth control:
The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds,” she wrote in the Birth Control Review, Nov. 1921 (p. 2)

On the rights of the handicapped and mentally ill, and racial minorities:
“More children from the fit, less from the unfit — that is the chief aim of birth control.” Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12

On religious convictions regarding sex outside of marriage:
“This book aims to answer the needs expressed in thousands on thousands of letters to me in the solution of marriage problems… Knowledge of sex truths frankly and plainly presented cannot possibly injure healthy, normal, young minds. Concealment, suppression, futile attempts to veil the unveilable – these work injury, as they seldom succeed and only render those who indulge in them ridiculous. For myself, I have full confidence in the cleanliness, the open-mindedness, the promise of the younger generation.” Margaret Sanger, Happiness in Marriage (Bretano’s, New York, 1927)

On the extermination of blacks:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon

On respecting the rights of the mentally ill:
In her “Plan for Peace,” Sanger outlined her strategy for eradication of those she deemed “feebleminded.” Among the steps included in her evil scheme were immigration restrictions; compulsory sterilization; segregation to a lifetime of farm work; etc. Birth Control Review, April 1932, p. 107

On adultery:
A woman’s physical satisfaction was more important than any marriage vow, Sanger believed. Birth Control in America, p. 11

On marital sex:
“The marriage bed is the most degenerating influence in the social order,” Sanger said. (p. 23) [Quite the opposite of God’s view on the matter: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)

On abortion:
“Criminal’ abortions arise from a perverted sex relationship under the stress of economic necessity, and their greatest frequency is among married women.” The Woman Rebel – No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On the YMCA and YWCA:
“…brothels of the Spirit and morgues of Freedom!”), The Woman Rebel – No Gods, No Masters, May 1914, Vol. 1, No. 3.

On motherhood:
“I cannot refrain from saying that women must come to recognize there is some function of womanhood other than being a child-bearing machine.” What Every Girl Should Know, by Margaret Sanger (Max Maisel, Publisher, 1915) [Jesus said: “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep… for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed (happy) are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts which never gave suck.” (Luke 23:24)]

“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923)

12 thoughts on “Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, in her own words.

  1. Sanger sure had problems didn’t she. What a godless loser she was. Oh well, now she is being rewarded for her work for all eternity, in hell.


  2. I get to be Margaret Sanger in a skt at school at first i thought ok cool she supporting birth control and Anarchist s shes right about a few thigs but i didn’t know she also was reffering to blacks and immigrants not be ing able to have children, great now i have to change my character around.


  3. You shouldn’t condemn a person for what they believed in. Yes, she was racist, and had some crazy ideas, but most people did at the time. Even Abraham Lincoln was racist, by our standards today. Whether you like it or not, Sanger had a big impact on the world, or at least America. Her great ideas — promoting birth control — are not nullified by her eugenic or racist tendencies, for women are not child-bearing machines. They have rights and deserve to be equal in all aspects.


  4. You shouldn’t condemn a person for what they believed in. Yes, she was racist, and had some crazy ideas, but most people did at the time.

    You’re right. You are absolutely right. And for that reason, we should stop condemning Adolph Hitler. After all, most Germans hated the Jews as well. And let’s stop all the harsh criticism of Pol Pot and Joseph Stailn. I mean, they were just doing what they thought was right for their country.

    Her great ideas — promoting birth control — are not nullified by her eugenic or racist tendencies

    Great ideas? Oh, you must mean pushing to make it legal to destroy a living, growing child, piece by piece, limb by limb, ripping the flesh away from his/her body bit by bit, just so the woman isn’t inconvenienced by it. Right?

    for women are not child-bearing machines. They have rights and deserve to be equal in all aspects.

    And the child growing in her womb–a human being in the fetal stage of development–has a right to not be mutilated for the sake of a woman’s sex life, either.


  5. Very good point, FP! It wasn’t the fault of the babies and yet abortionists blame their sin on the baby and kill the baby. They think their right transcends the right of the baby that is in their womb! How sad for them that in the end they become not only murderers but allow someone to torture the baby to death! Oh yes! Makes loads of sense to me……. NOT!!!!!!!!


  6. Sanger had many excellent ideas. Although i do not agree with her ideas on racial extermination, i do know that it is unethical to bring a child into a family which cannot finacially or emotionally support it.


  7. Hello Alexa,

    Which of Sanger’s ideas were “excellent”? Please enlighten us.

    Also based upon your comment would it then correct to follow your reasoning out to its logical conclusion and say that all the children in the world who currently live in poverty, shelters, and abusive homes should have actually been aborted? Do you really believe this? Upon what authority do you base your alleged knowledge that “it is unethical to bring a child into a family which cannot financially or emotionally support it.” What is your evidence or proof that your knowledge in this area is objectively true?

    What if you’re wrong? Why in your opinion is it more “ethical” to make the irreversible decision to kill a child before birth than to allow him or her the opportunity for a life wherein they will be loved and supported? Why do the powerful get to decide who lives and dies when the weakest among us have no voice? What kind of “ethics” do you subscribe to? Why do you love death and hate life?

    Who do you think Jesus Christ is, Alexa?

    And Jesus said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” Then they said to Him, “Who are You?” And Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning” (John 8:23-25).

    In Christ,


  8. i do know that it is unethical to bring a child into a family which cannot finacially or emotionally support it.

    So you’re saying it’s more “ethical” to destroy it before it has a chance to get in the way of our happy little lives? It’s more “ethical” to rip it apart, dismember it piece by piece–rather than place it in the care of a loving couple that desperately wants a child? That’s more “ethical”?


  9. The whole “Planned Parenthood is racist” tactic is one of the dumbest I’ve seen yet, and is proof positive that the far-right extremist [Expletive Deleted] will sink to any depths to further their [Expletive Deleted] agenda. Okay, try looking at this logically if you can, morons, and ask yourself the following question. If the claims that Planned Parenthood is a racist organization that uses abortion as a form of genocide were true, how the [Expletive Deleted] is abortion an effective way to cull the numbers of the African American population? Abortion doesn’t prevent women from having future children. In fact, in many cases, it gives them the time they need to establish themselves in whatever career they choose, giving them the financial stability to have MORE children than they would have had if they had kept a baby at a younger age!!! Imagine that! The logic behind this hoax is completely flawed, and fails on an epic level. But you’ve gotta hand it to the republitards; they knew their base would be too [Expletive Deleted] stupid to see through the [Expletive Deleted]. Gooooo Ignorance!!!


  10. Dear Bran:

    I wish I could say thank you for your comment, however, that would be a lie.

    First of all, I’m disappointed to see that someone who claims to be so superior in intelligence and intellect (via contrast by virtue of tearing everyone else down) would have to resort to the kind of language that you did.

    Second of all, you betrayed your own claim of advanced knowledge (one that would require us all to fall down at your feet to pay homage) when you call the words of Margaret Sanger cited above as a “hoax.”

    How so? Did these republicans that you loath so much get into a time machine, and force her to say and write the horrifically racist things she said?

    Please, in the future, if you wish to engage in an intellectual discussion in the matter, I suggest that you refrain from your profuse use of vulgarity and name calling, and deal with the facts before launching your profanity-laden tirades against others for merely posting the quotes of Margaret Sanger.

    And one last bit of advice: We are not amused by your spewing of juvenile and vitriolic scribble. I suggest you stop wasting your time here and go where your “talent” for vulgar vernacular will be greatly appreciated . . . like the bathroom stall at a truck stop.

    Misanthrope for good reasons,
    – The Pilgrim


  11. Well I picked Margaret Sanger’s speech on the morality of birth control and thought it was good. Unfortunately after I had spent all of m time memorizing it for school I did all my background research and found that Margaret Sanger was a crazy racist, pro choice, psycho!!! I have the completely opposite view of her but its too late to change my speech now. I think what I’ll do instead is explain what happened and take the zero. Apparently she was also an alcoholic and received praise from Adolf Hitler. They call her the American Hitler.


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