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On Margaret Sanger, the Soviets, and Democrats

Written By: Paul Kengor  |  Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011

            "[W]e could well take example from Russia," advised Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, "where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the government."

            Sanger, racial-eugenicist who spoke to a 1926 KKK rally, whose work included a "Negro Project," who wished to rid America of "human weeds" and "morons" and "imbeciles," and who wanted birth control for "race improvement," had just returned from a pilgrimage to Stalin's Russia. Like many progressives (click here for John Dewey's experiences), she went there to soak in the alleged triumphs of the communist motherland, marveling at Lenin's and Stalin's advancements for women.

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