The Prophetic Margaret Sanger

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President Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Steinem, in turn, said she hopes Obama’s action “honor[s] the work of Margaret Sanger,” liberalism’s iconic racial eugenicist.

It indeed has.

Margaret Sanger longed for a time when birth control would be (as she put it) “part of the regular welfare service of the government.” In this, she was inspired by Stalin’s Soviet Union—literally. In 1934, she undertook a hope-filled, fact-finding pilgrimage to Moscow. She was greatly impressed.

Upon her return, Sanger glowingly reported that “there are no obstacles to birth control in Russia. It is accepted … on the grounds of health and human right.” She said of America: “[W]e could well take example from Russia, where there are no legal restrictions, no religious condemnation, and where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the government.”

Sanger was prophetic. She was speaking of Barack Obama’s America, where birth control is deemed a “human right” and form of “health care” with no obstacles in its way. In fact, it’s even easier than Sanger could have imagined: Not only do contemporary progressives want no obstacles … they want all Americans to forcibly pay for birth control. If you disagree, you favor a “war on women.”

But there was more to Margaret Sanger’s vision. She wanted to advance what she called “race improvement.” She lamented America’s “race of degenerates.” This meant purging the landscape of its “human weeds.” This included a “Negro Project” especially close to Sanger’s heart.

Not surprisingly, among those most impressed with Sanger’s work was the KKK. The Klan invited the progressive heroine to one of their celebrations. She accepted. Margaret Sanger addressed her hooded brethren at a KKK rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey in 1926.

Today, Sanger’s Planned Parenthood is America’s most prolific killer of black Americans.

And now, in 2013, America’s first black president honors Gloria Steinem with an award that Steinem says honors Margaret Sanger.

The Devil works in mysterious ways.

image: Margaret Sanger on the courthouse steps, New York/Wikimedia Commons 

Dr. Paul Kengor


Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”

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  • JMC

    I especially agree with the part about forcing Americans to pay for “reproductive health” care. We are forced to buy insurance, but the deductibles are so high (seriously, what person, short of someone who lives in a nursing home, is going to spend more than $10,000 or $12,000 on health care in a year?) that people will never see a single benefit; their premiums are paying for unwilling mothers to murder their unborn babies. To further that, they are requiring women’s policies to include birth control and abortions, and it doesn’t even matter if you’ve had a hysterectomy and/or are past childbearing age. If you’re female, you must have this coverage. Period. For this reason, I am taking the passive resistance route. I will not enroll in Obamacare, and I strongly encourage everyone who values life and freedom to take the same route.
    O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, grant that the Pope may consecrate Russia SOON, that You may bring about the conversion of that nation and of the world.

  • O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, grant that the Pope may consecrate Russia SOON, that You may bring about the conversion of that nation and of the world.

    You said it all.

    On August 19, 1931, Our Lord Himself appeared to Sister Lucy in Rianjo, Spain and expressed His displeasure, saying “make it known to My ministers that, given they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution My command, they will follow him also into misfortune.

    Our Lord was referring to St. Margaret Mary, who was told by Our Lord on June 17, 1689, to tell the Catholic King Louis XIV that France must be solemnly consecrated to His Sacred Heart. This command was ignored by the king and also by his heirs and descendants.

    Exactly one hundred years later, on June 17, 1789, the reigning Catholic king of France (Louis XVI) was stripped of his kingly power and authority by the godless revolutionaries, and suffered the guillotine.

    Applying this historical timeline that Our Lord alluded to regarding the failure to heed His request, we come to the year 2017–one hundred years after Fatima.

    “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph” Our Mother said… but, must we have to suffer the chastisement, first?

  • noelfitz

    This article about “The Prophetic Margaret Sanger” begins by telling us President Obama gave a medal to Gloria Steinem. Did he mention Ms Sanger during the award presentation?

  • BillinJax

    The reason we have a rapidly evolving secular society is that currently a major
    portion of our citizens have been raised in homes without a mother and father
    who have or planned to be married to each other for life and were mostly
    educated in schools where God and prayer had been excluded from the curriculum.
    When family life where children were welcomed as a gift from God by two god
    fearing adult parents, one working and the other at home, and not seen as an
    accidental by-product of sheer physical passion there was a good chance for
    them to become responsible members of society. Unfortunately modern living, led by the uncontrolled lust in the hearts of mankind and liberalism’s always
    enticing boast of freeing mankind from the bonds of religious scruples, in the
    last century handed evil the lethal weapons to destroy families.

    The beauty and wonder of the Conception of a child in the
    womb of its mother was chosen as a target at the very beginning of socialism
    and its liberal agenda to accomplish the “fundamental transformation of America”
    way before the current regime and their announced messiah appeared on the
    national scene. The cry from the desert of dome was that the world God had made for us was in grave danger of Over Population. We had to save the earth from being over run with new life? The pictures accompanying every deceitful article echoing that cry were not of cute toddlers in their mother’s arms or on happy playgrounds or in pleasant classrooms learning of the beauty of God’s good earth. No, we were shown starving skin and bone figures in poor countries of Africa and Asia where Christian missionaries were trying to
    bring the truth of the gospels to the people. Ironically this deceitful campaign
    gained support at a time when tens of millions of innocent humans all over the
    world had just been ritually slaughtered by godless dictators and imperial
    rulers before, during and after World War II.
    Contraception in all its forms, as part of the selfish passion for freedom from individual responsibility, was hailed as a redeeming
    blessing for not only married couples who wished not to have the obligation of raising a family but also to any and all who desired to be romantically involved prior to or in lieu of marriage. The personal benefits and blessing of conjugal love
    which God had reserved for married couples to have families and procreate were transformed and disguised as simply human rights suddenly ordained and made available by the secular progressives to everyone without having to pledge eternal companionship or bare the obligations of parenthood. Giving those with a taste for such freedom, the media offered public cover by naming their cause a Sexual
    Revolution. Driven by the desire to avoid personal responsibility at any price¸ rejecting any mention of chastity, this was the harbinger of societal perversion as well as the precursor and foundation for what eventually became our own national plague, Abortion.
    One might easily define the demise of American family life by its two most
    revealing concepts, contraception and abortion. One opposed the creative nature
    God granted to the union of a man and a woman joined in Holy Matrimony and the other sought to challenge the very involvement of God in the equation. Both
    have at the center of its premise the denial that man is the product of the
    goodness and abundance of God’s love and that man was not made in His image and likeness. Therefore, there is no such thing as procreation and God had no purposeful design for the ability of mankind to reproduce.
    Liberalism, like Humanism, stops short of denying the existence of God least they lose the basis for the goodness of man which provides them some footing to espouse their false philosophy of life. This is the same as the satanic Temptation of Christ when he was asked to forsake his divine nature and simply be human and follow the commands of one who would provide him with all he would ever need. The lord of lies has hope; hope that we do not recognize him among those who have unknowingly followed him and wish to control us. The world witnessed recently the liberal dominated democratic national convention purposely attempting to remove all mention of God from their platform to proudly but foolishly proclaim what could be called a doctrine of the cultural death. However, they reasoned prior to the election was not good timing for exposing the under belly of their agenda and leaders hastily overruled the mobs there present shouting for its approval.
    When in God’s name is the Body of Christ going to publicly
    admit we have many elitists in our fold as politicians, entertainers,
    educators, or media reporters who are giving aid and comfort to the evil
    enemies of our faith, identify them and officially notify them they can not be
    in communion with us and continue to cooperate in the erosion of our values and
    doctrines? Hopefully our new Pope Francis, with the fervent prayers of the
    faithful, can turn the tide of tyranny in the Church and if need be become a smaller but holier flock for him to shepherd.

    Bill Sr.

  • squishee

    Obozo probably doesn’t even know who Mrs. Sanger is (was). When it comes to him though, maybe Sanger was correct.

  • Chris

    Wow, you managed to name-call, ridicule, be unkind, and show a disregard for human life in two sentences. Perhaps you need to go home and rethink your life.

  • Chris

    From Starr on November 18, 2013.

    “I hope this is retroactive in honoring the work of Margaret Sanger,” said Steinem about the woman who founded what would become Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the largest abortion provider in the United States. “I hope that she would celebrate this recognition that reproductive freedom is a human right at least as crucial as freedom of speech and that no government should dictate whether or when we have children,” Steinem said.

    We want all the pleasure but none of the responsibility. Self-Control, chastity, are these completely foreign to our modern world? This ridiculous would comment not even make sense in a world that took God seriously. God have mercy on our souls.

  • Dessy12

    Brilliant article — the last sentence nails it !

  • squishee

    I called him exactly what he is- a clown. A clown in a president’s suit. And one not need be kind to a brood of vipers or a liar. And I have a great regard for human life- as my profession has born witness throughout many decades. He is the one who has no regard for even the most innocent of lives. And I am at home and am quite enlightened as to the course of my life. But thank you for your concern.

  • Kelli

    How ironic, a classic example of how sin makes people stupid. They don’t even see the irony of this. The devil works when we are so willing to let him. Birth control has destroyed Western Civilization. We are on the brink of a new epidemic, the effects of it are killing mothers at alarming rates of breast and ovarian cancers. I heard under Obama care a girl as young as 12 could have an abortion without parental consent! Mothers protect your children or someone else will introduce them to freedoms that will kill them long before their time. I believe all this could be stopped if mothers returned home or at minimum would vow to be there after school every day. Our children need us more than we realize.