Margaret Sanger: The “most urgent problem” is how to limit the “defective” from reproducing

From Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood:

“The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective. Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupid, cruel sentimentalism.”

Margaret Sanger Pivot of Civilization (New York: Maxwell Reprint Company, 1969 [originally published by Sanger in 1922]) 25

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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