To them birth control does not mean what it does to us. Children arriving later have less and less chance, until the twelfth has hardly any chance at all to live twelve months. “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”, Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. I was sure that if I uttered one word, such as abortion, outside the usual vocabulary of these women they would go off into hysteria. In consequence of this, women suppress their maternal desires and today direct this great force into other channels, participating in the bigger and broader movements and activities in which they are active today. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. It is the first step she must take to be man's equal. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race. Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race. b) to increase the population slowly by keeping the birth rate at its present level of fifteen per thousand, decreasing the death rate below its present mark of 11 per thousand. 6) “One fundamental fact alone, however, indicates the necessity of Birth Control if eugenics is to accomplish its purpose… (Sanger helped several Jewish women and men and others escape the Nazi regime in Germany (“Margaret Sanger and the ‘Refugee Department’,” 1993).). Help to raise, There is a mistake in the text of this quote. / Do you want any more children? Many, perhaps, will think it idle to go farther in demonstrating the immorality of large families, but since there is still an abundance of proof at hand, it may be offered for the sake of those who find difficulty in adjusting old-fashioned ideas to the facts. "Morality and Birth Control", February-March, 1918, pp. The argument that Sanger co-opted black clergy and community leaders to exterminate their own race not only gives Sanger unwarranted credit as a remarkably cunning manipulator, but also suggests that African-Americans were passive receptors of birth control reform, incapable of making their own decisions about family size; and that black leaders were ignorant and gullible. "Birth Control and Racial Betterment", February 1919. Not A Chance, 3 BIG Reasons Why the Catholic Church Teaches Against Voluntary Sterilizations, Abortion and the 6 Sins Against the Holy Spirit, Where Do the Souls of Aborted Babies Go? Margaret Sanger. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and is perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents.