CNS news informs us that ex-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will receive the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood. CNS provides a very thorough review of several of eugenicist Margaret Sanger’s writings, advocating not just birth control in general but the sterilization of the “unfit.” Here is a doozy of a quote from Sanger, provided by CNS:
“As an advocate of Birth Control, I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes.
“In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation to the mentally and physically fit though less fertile parents of the educated and well-to-do classes.
“On the contrary,” Sanger continued, “the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.
“We can see how naturally we are today brought up to those questions of birth control as an instrument of higher breeding and regeneration of the race,” wrote Sanger.
“In case of refusal such persons should have a choice of sterilization or isolation,” she said. “Under no circumstances should the state allow such parents to cast their diseased and demented progeny upon society for the normal and fit to provide for.”
When graciously accepting her Margaret Sanger award, perhaps Madam Speaker can offer some more “progressive” quotes by Sanger.12:24 pm on March 22, 2014