…with an award named after its hideous eugenist founder.
According to this article from LifeNews.com, Nancy Pelosi will receive Planned Parenthood’s “highest honor”: ‘in recognition of her leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to’ the pro-abortion movement during her career.”
The name of the award: “The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award“.
The fact that Planned Parenthood gives an award in the name of Margaret Sanger is an abomination in itself, and the fact that any American lawmaker would accept such an award, is a sign of just how deeply we are immersed in the Age of Euphemism.
Planned Parenthood and its honoree, Nancy Pelosi, apparently wish to glory in the memory of Margaret Sanger, a woman who according to Jonah Goldberg in the National Review “regularly published the sort of hard racists we normally associate with Goebbels or Himmler.” He writes that “In 1926 Sanger proudly gave a speech to a KKK rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey.” Goldberg also recounts that:
One of Sanger’s closest friends and influential colleagues was the white supremacist Lothrop Stoddard, author of The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy. In the book he offered his solution for the threat posed by the darker races: “Just as we isolate bacterial invasions, and starve out the bacteria, by limiting the area and amount of their food supply, so we can compel an inferior race to remain in its native habitat.” When the book came out, Sanger was sufficiently impressed to invite him to join the board of directors of the American Birth Control League.
Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit…
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.
Margaret Sanger wanted a system of control to limit, segregate, and sterilize “dysgenic groups” (i.e., people with “bad genes”). Birth control, she suggested, would lead to a “cleaner race”. In connection with these aims, she proposed that black people would be included among the “dysgenic groups”:
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Margaret Sanger is the person who, in the year 2014, Planned Parenthood chooses to identify with high honor and esteem. We must ask, in giving such an award in Sanger’s name, exactly what is it that Planned Parenthood is choosing to honor? And why would Nancy Pelosi accept such an award?