In attempting to supplement the historical record, the editors of Rethinking Schools run the risk of obscuring it. “In the early 20th Century, when Margaret Sanger first started out handing out birth control—a crimes for which she was repeatedly arrested—she saw it as part of a larger fight for the emancipation of the poor,” they write.
In 2004, Abraham Taylor reported on our site that “In 1932, one year before the Nazi party came to power in Germany, Sanger wrote a ‘Plan for Peace’ where she advocated a number of policies that should make modern feminists cringe.”
“Sanger petitioned Congress to appoint a ‘Parliament of Population.’ In her own words, this ‘Congress Population’ should:
– “keep the birthrate at its present level
– “keep the doors of immigration closed to…certain aliens detrimental to the stamina of the race
-“ apply a stern policy of sterilization and segregation to those whose objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring
– “give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization
– “apportion farm lands for these segregated persons where they would be taught to work under competent instructors for the period of their entire lives.
“Margaret Sanger, widely considered the mother of feminism, openly advocated sterilization, segregation and slavery!” Taylor concluded.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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