To understand Planned Parenthood, it’snecessary to look back at its creationduring the Progressive Era, a time of Malthusian obsession with overpopulationand pseudoscientiﬁc utopian dreams aboutthe “perfectibility” of man.In 1921, registered nurse MargaretSanger (1879-1966) founded the AmericanBirth Control League, an organizationthat would evolve into today’s PlannedParenthood Federation of America. A radical feminist, eugenicist, Marxist andadmirer of anarchist Emma Goldman,Sanger coined the phrase “birth control,”according to the online encyclopedia of theLeft, DiscoverTheNetworks.org.Sanger rejected the American Dream.She believed poor children had no chanceof escaping their predetermined lot in life,so in her view, it would be best not to letthem even have a chance to succeed in life.Sanger supported the forcedsterilization of the poor and the mentally deﬁcient on the theory that preventingthem from breeding would preclude the birth of “subnormal children” and improvethe gene pool. “More children from theﬁt, less from the unﬁt—that is the chief issue of birth control,” was one way Sangersummed up her beliefs.“It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breedspoverty, and poverty breeds ignorance,”she said. “There is only one cure for both,s Planned Parenthood, the nation’s No.1 abortion provider, racist?It’s a reasonable question.Supporters of this sacred cow of liberalism often claim to believe “in afuture world where every child born is wanted and loved.”It’s a motto that might resonate withmany conservatives.And at ﬁrst glance, the objectives of Planned Parenthood may sound noble tosome, as if the heavily taxpayer-subsidizedorganization were trying to make the worlda better place.But is Planned Parenthood really aboutlove and family values?It’s more like better living througheugenics.Although the organization provideshealth care services such as vasectomiesand syphilis tests, the primary meansthat the organization uses to help achievea perfect world is abortion, which is big business.Planned Parenthood, which claims toprovide unbiased information on abortionto pregnant women, reports that its nearly 880 afﬁliated health centers provided305,310 abortions in 2007, up from289,750 the year before.Its 2008 annual report boasts that“[i]n 2007, the number of adoptionreferrals at Planned Parenthood healthcenters increased by more than 100percent. The number of abortions providedrose by a little more than 5 percent.”By itself, the 100 percent increase inadoption referrals seems impressive until you read on in the report and realize thatPlanned Parenthood, America’s largestprovider of surgical abortions, provided amere 4,912 adoption referrals in 2007, upfrom 2,410 the year before.This means that, according to PlannedParenthood’s own reckoning, for every baby referred for adoption in 2007, 62other babies were aborted.With $1.2 billion in assets, PlannedParenthood is unusually wealthy fora nonproﬁt group. It boasts of havingmore than 700,000 active contributors—individuals, corporations and charitablefoundations—that contribute more than70 percent of the national organization’srevenue and almost 20 percent of itsafﬁliates’ revenue.Planned Parenthood gets the largestchunk of its funding from clinic operations, but government money is a close second.It broke down its $1.04 billion in incomefor the ﬁscal year ending June 30, 2008,into four categories: $374.7 million inclinic income (fees paid by clients); $349.6million in taxpayer money (governmentgrants and contracts); $244.9 million indonations from corporations, foundationsand individuals; and $68.9 million in“other operating revenue.”Among the big charities fundingPlanned Parenthood are Susan ThompsonBuffett Foundation ($105,696,097since 2000), William & Flora HewlettFoundation ($40,878,405 since 2000),David and Lucile Packard Foundation($38,908,975 since 2000), Bill & MelindaGates Foundation ($32,365,724 since2000), (Ted) Turner Foundation Inc.($6,854,477 since 2000) and the extremistTides Foundation ($5,516,995 since 1999).It enlists the support of celebritiesto spread its message. Actors SusanSarandon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Walsh, Jane Fonda, Kathleen Turner and Alan Cumming, along with singers AniDiFranco and Mary J. Blige routinely lendtheir star power to Planned Parenthood.Jennifer Allan Soros, daughter-in-lawof liberal über-philanthropist GeorgeSoros, is a member of the group’s board of directors.Yet few Americans know the radical,racially tinged origins of PlannedParenthood.
Founder of the birth-control movement Margaret Sanger poses before leaving Brooklyn Courtof Special Sessions in 1916. Sanger was a radical feminist, eugenicist and Marxist who rejected theAmerican Dream and advocated the forced sterilization of the poor and the mentally deﬁcient.
Emma Goldman, who has been described as the most noted woman anarchist in the world, isshown in London Jan. 25, 1933. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a strong admirerof Goldman.