Sanger's views embraced...in Nazi-era Germany
A campaign to remove the bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from the Smithsonian Museum is gaining momentum.
A group of black pastors recently launched a campaign to convince the Smithsonian to remove Sanger's bust, citing her efforts to use birth control to stop minorities from giving birth.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert tells OneNewsNow that Sanger believed in eliminating or reducing certain populations to create a thoroughbred race. "It was an idea that was also adopted by the Nazis of World War Two," Gohmert points out.
Sanger, he says, "believed if you were feebleminded, or if you were poor and your progeny were going to be poor, then we needed to either segregate you so you could not reproduce or sterilize you."
Blackgenocide.org, a pro-life group, documented Sanger's efforts in a lengthy story on its website. Among its findings, the group reported Sanger's participation in the Eugenics movement to rid the world of "inferior races" that she saw as "human weeds."
A brief biography about Sanger, cited by the website, is entitled "Killer Angel." Despite her documented past, the Sanger bust is in the "Struggle for Justice" exhibit.
Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which later changed its name to Planned Parenthood.
"I just can't imagine that this is somebody that we ought to teach children, and teach future generations, that is someone that we memorialize," Gohmert says. Gohmert and other members of Congress have signed a a letter sent to the Smithsonian demanding the removal of Sanger from the exhibit.