Note: Portions of this article are from Thomas Lifson’s article “Black Ministers petition Smithsonian to remove bust of Margaret Sanger” as published in American Thinker.
Hillary Clinton, upon accepting Planned Parenthood’s Margret Sanger Award, stated, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously,” Secretary Clinton had said in March 2009, “her courage, her tenacity, her vision…” Vision?
This is the same person who not only founded Planned Parenthood, but also sought to use abortion and birth control to limit the black population as “undesirables.” Sanger was openly and explicitly racist, and her eugenics movement enjoyed the support of progressives of the era. It is no coincidence that today Planned Parenthood aborts a much higher percentage of black babies that the black share of US population.
Read the letter sent to the Smithsonian by a group of black ministers:
STAND, a group of conservative black ministers headed by Bishop E.W. Jackson, has sent a lettter to the Smithsonian Institution demanding that a bust of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, be removed from an exhibit. It reads, in part:
“We are writing to ask that Margaret Sanger’s likeness be removed from all National Portrait Gallery exhibits. Her bust should not be part of the Gallery’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which honors ‘great achievements… striking down long-standing segregationist practices and discrimination in American society.’ Ms. Sanger may have been a lot of things, but a ‘champion of justice’ she definitely was not.
“Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies; an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at rallies of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers. Also, the notorious ‘Negro Project,’ which sought to limit, if not eliminate, black births, was her brainchild. Despite these well- documented facts of history, her bust sits proudly in your gallery as a hero of justice. The obvious incongruity is staggering!
“Perhaps your institution is a victim of propaganda advanced by those who support abortion. Nevertheless, a prestigious institution like the National Portrait Gallery should have higher standards and subject its honorees to higher scrutiny.”
Margaret Sanger’s memory ought to be as big an issue as the Confederate Battle Flag. Will it? Doubtful.