Margaret Sanger speaks out against charity

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, writes about “defectives” and the “unfit”:

“The most serious charge that can be brought against modern “benevolence” is that it encouraged the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. These are the most dangerous elements in the world community, the most devastating curse on human progress and expression. Philanthropy is a gesture characteristic of modern business lavishing upon the unfit the profits extorted from the community at large. Looked at impartially, this compensatory generosity is in its final effect probably more dangerous, more dysgenic, more blighting than the initial practice of profiteering . . .”

Margaret Sanger The Pivot of Civilization (Oxford/New York: Pergamon Press, 1922) 123

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