Becky Yeh’s article published on February 21, 2015 gave quotes from Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, that shed light on her racist and eugenicist views. For example:
"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."
Yeh also mentions that Sanger spoke at a KKK meeting.
Although Margaret Sanger is hailed as a hero among many pro-choice organizations, occasionally pro-choicers are forced to defend her from charges of racism- and this can be difficult, since we have so many examples of awful things she said.
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