by Melinda Cooper
The anti-abortion right's invocation of eugenics in the Dobbs case and in their public rhetoric might seem cynical. But it could be effective, unless the history of Sanger's relationship to eugenics and reproductive freedom is better understood.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Alexis McGill Johnson
"Margaret Sanger harmed generations with her beliefs. In our second century, Planned Parenthood has a chance to heal those harms," says the organization's current leader.
SOURCE: Washington Post
“The problem with Sanger was she was so single minded that she was willing to align herself with anybody,” Margaret Sanger Papers Project founder Esther Katz said. “These are problematic positions. She did speak to the Klan. But I think obliterating her...doesn’t allow us to discuss this in any way or debate it.”
by Miriam Reed
Sterilization--or more particularly, compulsive sterilization--became an issue in America with the rise therein of Eugenics, the name given by the Englishman Francis Galton in 1883 to his newly created science of inquiry. Eugenics had as its purpose race betterment. Eugenics began by asking questions: Why were men what they were? What caused poverty? Why did blue eyes persist in generations along with alcoholism and insanity? The infant science proposed to answer these questions by,