Left-wing cancel culture has come for one of its own—though in name only.
Perhaps no one is more responsible for ravaging the African–American community than Margret Sanger.
The celebrated founder of the nationwide abortion complex Planned Parenthood was an atrocious racist and eugenicist.
This week, woke mobs finally came for the long-deceased feminist icon and demanded her name be stricken from the organization’s flagship New York City abortion facility.
Karen Seltzer, board chair for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, responded by praising Sanger’s commitment to “reproductive health” while begrudgingly acknowledging “her racist legacy” and the “overwhelming evidence for Sanger’s deep belief in eugenic ideology.”
Seltzer also said Planned Parenthood’s activities would continue unabated.
“The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” Seltzer said in a statement.
Despite her widely known past, Sanger has achieved sainthood on the feminist political left.
But the current so-called anti-racist movement has complicated the Democrat Party’s longstanding Sanger worship.
Born in New York, Sanger came to prominence in the early 20th Century and New Deal era for her advocacy of sterilizing “the feeble minded” and promoting “birth control”—which included abortion—to stem “the rising stream of the unfit.”
Sanger, a progressive, aligned herself with segregationists and even the Ku Klux Klan. She spearheaded programs like the “Negro Project,” which attempted to reduce the black population in the American South.
Her monstrous legacy isn’t lost on Alveda King, a pro-life activist and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.
King has called Planned Parenthood one of the most racist organizations in the nation’s history.
“More African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease—combined,” she explained in a May 2018 op-ed. “And since 1973 [Roe v. Wade], abortion has reduced the black population by more than 25 percent.”
More than 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in inner-city neighborhoods.
King said she believes its a business model that “was specifically engineered to target them [blacks].”