Margaret Sanger: Founder of Planned Parenthood
January 19, 2023
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
The following is excerpted from “The Worldviews of Destruction in the 20th Century,”, Sept. 11, 2009:
Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger, recipient of Humanist of the Year award, represents that aspect of Secular Humanist that could end up killing more human beings than Nazism, Fascism and Communism combined.

Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, an organization responsible for the death of millions of unborn human beings and the killings continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no end in sight.

Secular Humanists have put into practice the slaughter of the innocent in accordance with their desire to further the sexual revolution. Sanger, Mary Calderone and Faye Wattleton have all been recipients of the Humanist of the Year award. All three were heavily involved in promoting the revolution. “If it is possible for one person to change the very foundations of civilization from a moral one to an immoral one, then Margaret Sanger should rightfully be known as the founder of modern culture because today’s culture is characterized precisely by the values she and her admirers taught.” 
H. G. Wells agreed, “Margaret Sanger made currents and circumstances. When the history of our civilization is written, it will be a biological history and Margaret Sanger will be its heroine.” As part of the Wantley Circle, H. G. Wells, along with Harold Child and Hugh de Selincourt, were Sanger’s lovers. The Wantley Circle was a free-love association.

The goal of Planned Parenthood? To help “young people obtain sex satisfaction before marriage. By sanctioning sex before marriage, we will prevent fear and guilt.”  The Planned Parenthood publication
You’ve Changed the Combination states, “There are only two kinds of sex: sex with victims and sex without. Sex with victims is always wrong. Sex without is always right.” 

When Faye Wattleton accepted her Humanist of the Year award, she paid special tribute to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger. To a great extent Sanger epitomizes the Secular Human worldview. Nothing in her teaching or lifestyle fall outside of Humanism in theory or practice.

For example, she founded the publication “The Woman Rebel,” whose slogan was “No Gods! No Masters!” Since Secular Humanism is an atheistic worldview such a slogan could well be theirs as well. In her very first edition of
The Woman Rebel, she denounced marriage as “a degenerate institution” and sexual modesty as “obscene prudery.”  Sanger’s hero was Havelock Ellis. Upon reading his massive seven-volume Studies in the Psychology of Sex, she told her husband that she needed to be liberated from the strict bonds of marriage. She ultimately deserted her husband to practice free love in Greenwich Village.

Sanger’s relationship to the Nazi worldview involves Hitler’s director of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene, Ernst Rudin. In 1933, the
Planned Parenthood Review published Rudin’s article “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need.” Later in 1933 it published an article by Leon Whitney defending the Third Reich’s racial program. 

Sanger called for limiting the amount of children for the poorer classes of people, require parents to apply for licenses to have babies, and forcibly sterilize poor people, encourage the more successful human types to have more children and preached a new world order without crime and poverty caused by the birth of genetically inferior children. “But, unlike, Adolph Hitler, Margaret Sanger successfully encouraged peaceful methods of racial ‘purification.’ Whenever possible she advocated that people should be paid to be sterilized by gifts of money and presents.”  Her term for such people — “human weeds.”

Dr. Lothrop Stoddard (Harvard doctorate), a co-worker of Sanger’s, wrote a book entitled
Into the Darkness, Nazi Germany Today (1940), expressing his admiration for the Germans’ method of cleaning up their race problems using “scientific and truly humanitarian ways.”

As George Grant notes, Margaret Sanger was mesmerized by the “scientific” racism of Malthusian Eugenics. She followed her lover Havelock Ellis who in turn followed Francis Galton who first systemized and popularized Eugenic thought. Galton was a cousin to Charles Darwin. But Grant says that Sanger’s attraction to race was also political. “Virtually all of her Socialist friends, lovers, and comrades,” says Grant, “were committed Eugenicists--from the followers of Lenin in Revolutionary Socialism, like H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, and Julius Hammer, to the followers of Hitler in National Socialism, like Ernest Rudin, Leon Whitney, and Harry Laughlin.” 

While we are using Margaret Sanger as the representative of Secular Humanism, every student of this worldview knows that John Dewey is their most famous and important voice. Dewey’s influence on American education has been dominate since the 30s. Secular Humanism is the only worldviews allowed in the public schools. Humanist Charles Francis Potter in his work,
Humanism: A New Religion, says, “Education is the most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism. What can the theistic Sunday Schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching.” 

From kindergarten through graduate school America’s students are immersed in the doctrines and dogmas of Secular Humanism. The U.S. Supreme Court has made sure that only Secular Humanism is taught in the classroom in spite of the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court designated Secular Humanism a religion in 1961. 

The following is excerpted from David Horowitz’s Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America, 2018:

Margaret Sanger belonged to a group of leftists who were also associated with the creation of the American Civil Liberties Union. The most prominent figure in this radical circle was Emma Goldman, known as ‘Red Emma.’ Goldman was a revolutionary who had plotted with her lover to assassinate Henry Clay Frick, chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company. The plot failed, and she was deported to the Soviet Union.

In her own mind, Sanger, too, was a revolutionary, openly proclaiming that birth control was the means by which she intended to change the world. In March 1914, Sanger launched a monthly newspaper, the
Woman Rebel, which promoted not only contraception but moral and political anarchy. The paper’s motto was “No gods, no masters!” ... In a 1930 profile of Sanger in The New Yorker, writer Helena Huntington Smith noted that the Woman Rebel ... mixed its birth-control propaganda with a good deal of red-flag-waving, and perorations of the “Workers of the World, Arise!” variety. Sanger printed rousing contributions entitled “A Defense of Assassination” and “The Song of the Bomb,” and composed an editorial declaring: “Even if dynamite were to serve no other purpose than to call forth the spirit of revolutionary solidarity and loyalty, it would prove its great value.’” ...

Sanger’s 1920 book
Woman and the New Race was a manifesto of her revolutionary program to change the world. ... Margaret Sanger belonged to the company of self-appointed social redeemers. A eugenicist, she believed that the world’s problems—poverty, hunger, war—stemmed from the “fit” having too few children and the “unfit” having too many. The “unfit” were people of the lower classes and races she regarded as inferior. The disastrous situation that uncontrolled births created could be remedied, she believed, if people could be bred like animals with an eye to improving the species. ... Sanger believed that salvation lay in “liberating” women by endowing them with “reproductive freedom.” ... She wrote, “Even as birth control is the means by which woman attains basic freedom, so it is the means by which she must and will uproot the evil she has wrought through her submission.”

She based the title of her 1922 book
The Pivot of Civilization on the notion that birth control is the pivot or turning point by which civilization can move from barbarism and disaster to future rationality and well-being.

Such delusional world-transforming ambitions lie at the heart of every radical cause and fuel the extremist energies and beliefs. “Reproductive freedom”—with its implications of world-transforming consequences—is still the rallying cry of the women’s movement Sanger inspired.

The following is excerpted from “White People Don’t Like Abortion,”, Nov. 12, 2012:

“Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger believed in using abortion to rid the world of the ‘unfit.’ In Sanger's world, the unfit included blacks and she hoped they would be eliminated with the help of her organization. As she wrote in her autobiography, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916 ‘to stop the multiplication of the unfit.’ This, she boasted, would be ‘the most important and greatest step towards race betterment.’
While she oversaw the mass murder of black babies, Sanger cynically recruited minority activists to front her death racket. She conspired with eugenics financier and businessman Clarence Gamble to ‘hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities’ to sell their genocidal policies as community health and welfare services. Outright murder wouldn’t sell. But wrapping it under the egalitarian cloak of ‘women's health’--and adorning it with the moral authority of black churches--would. Sanger and Gamble called their deadly campaign ‘The Negro Project.’ ... Planned Parenthood receives $500 million from the government each year and funded millions of dollars worth of advertisements this year to get Barack Obama reelected.

“Sanger’s dream is coming true today as Planned Parenthood clinics are purposely placed in minority neighborhoods to target pregnant women. Fast forward: Five decades and 16 million aborted black babies later, Planned Parenthood’s insidious agenda has migrated from inner-city ‘birth control bureaus’ to public school-based health clinics to the White House--forcibly funded with taxpayer dollars just as Sanger championed. ... 28 percent of the black race has been wiped out by abortion. More than 1,400 black babies are aborted every day. Though blacks make up 12% of the population, they make up 36% of abortions.”

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, “repeatedly referred to the lower classes and the unfit as ‘human waste’ not worthy of assistance, and proudly quoted the extreme eugenic view that human ‘weeds’ should be ‘exterminated’” (Edwin Black,
War Against the Weak, p. 127). Sanger advocated abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. Calling large families “immoral,” she said, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it” (Sanger, Woman and the New Race, chapter 5).

Eugenics sought to purify the human race by culling it of the “inferior” through birth control, abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger referred to “inferior” humans as “weeds,” complaining that “nature eliminates the weeds, but we turn them into parasites and allow them to reproduce” (Black,
War Against the Weak, p. 133). Sanger called large families “immoral.” She was on the cutting edge of the modern Culture of Death. In her book Woman and the New Race, she said, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Eugenics went out of popularity after Hitler took the program to its logical conclusion, but the Darwinian eugenics philosophy is alive and well and has spread throughout society. This philosophy has resulted in the elimination of multitudes of people, and black babies have suffered more than those of any other group.

For more on this, see “
Eugenics and Darwin” at

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