Planned Parenthood is one of the Left’s favourite organisations. They will do anything to defend the largest abortion provider in the US. What the Left doesn’t want people to know is that Planned Parenthood was from its inception deeply imbued with a racist authoritarian ethos.
The founder of Margaret Sanger was an enthusiast for eugenics. Her aim in setting up the organisation was to conduct a genocidal war against those she considered to be unfit – primarily the working class and black people.
That’s bad enough, but racism is not just part of this organisation’s murky past. Planned Parenthood is still targeting minorities, especially blacks.
Sanger didn’t just hate poor people and blacks though. She combined racism with anti-Catholic bigotry.
Planned Parenthood has been an enthusiastic supporter of President Obama. Obama of course is strongly pro-abortion, in spite of the fact that a black baby is much more likely to be aborted than a white baby. Life is full of little ironies, isn’t it?
It should be pointed out that Planned Parenthood is not alone in this. The whole birth control movement has its roots in eugenics.
Nor is the abortion industry the only offender. They have much in common with the environmentalists. If you go back to the 1970s when the environmentalists first started to become hysterical about “overpopulation” it was obvious that much of the motivation behind their campaign was racist. As it still is. When greens today tell us that the world’s population needs to be reduced what they mean is that lots of unnecessary people need to be exterminated. And it goes without saying that the people to be exterminated won’t include green supporters who are overwhelmingly white and middle-class.
Elitism is as characteristic of the Left as hypocrisy, and always has been.