Eugenics, Racism and Birth Control


Many are unaware of the close connection between racist eugenics and the proliferation of birth control. Many of the original sterilization, abortion and birth control movements, including Planned Parenthood, were at least partially motivated by a desire to “purify” the human race. It seems implausible to most of us today, but now so does slavery. The truth is that many intellectuals and ideologues at that time were eugenicists. A new movie, Maafa 21, chronicles this history. Here’s the trailer:

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Jill September 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm

The feminists and liberals would have everyone believe Sanger was some kind of visionary when in fact she had a much darker purpose in mind, one that could be fulfilled if the current administration isnt derailed quickly.

Rakhi September 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm

What floors me is the number of African Americans that can look beyond the pure evil that was at the root of this movement and separate that from its “necessity” today. One of the priests in our area who happens to be African American mentioned this in a homily – he too, is astounded at the support given by that community. If you take a look at the numbers, the stats still show overwhelmingly that it is the minority population, esp. African Americans who are “beneficiaries” of this “service.” I don’t get it – I just don’t get it.

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